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CMS Examination Pattern

The entrance for Central Medical Services comprises of a Written Exam followed by and Intelligence and Personality Test.The details follow:

Written Examination

Paper

Subjects

Weightage

Duration

Maximum Marks

I

General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology, and Psychiatry

60%

2 hours

200

Surgery including E.N.T., Opthalmology, Traumatology, and Orthopaedics

40%

II

Paediatrics

20%

2 hours

200

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

40%

Preventive, Social and Community Medicine

Total

300

General (but important) instructions about written examination

● The papers in all the subjects will consist of Objective (multiple choice answer) Type questions only.

● The question papers will be set in English only

● Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.

● Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

For more detailed exam instructions for Conventional and Objective type papers go through Exam instructions

Interview

● The Union Public Service Commission will declare a qualified list of candidates (based on the written exam).

● The selected candidates will appear for Intelligence and Personality Test.

● The total maximum marks for the interview will be 200.

More on Interviews in Interview Section.