Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds the Combined Medical Services Examination for all those job seekers who are searching employment in the medical field in the government sector particularly. Popularly known as UPSC CMS Exam, the test is a competitive entrance test, which measures the test takers’ abilities of handling the job responsibilities of various posts for which the exam is being conducted. The Combined Medical Services Examination is being conducted for recruitment of Assistant Divisional Medical Officers in the Railways or for Junior Scale Posts in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services & in Central Health Services or for Medical Officers in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi or for General Duty Medical Officers in NDMC.
Candidates desirous to work for any of the aforesaid posts will have to appear for the test and acquire good marks. For obtaining good marks in the UPSC CMS Exam, also known as Combined Medical Services Examination, candidates must prepare well in advance. In order to prepare well for the examination, candidates must be aware about the examination pattern. Knowledge about the exam pattern will help the candidates in preparing well and qualify in the test with ease.
UPSC CMS Exam Paper Pattern
The test paper pattern of the Combined Medical Services Examination or UPSC CMS Exam is given below.
- The UPSC CMS Exam is conducted in two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II.
- The total number of marks is 500 i.e. each paper carries 250 marks.
- Time duration for each paper is two hours.
- Each paper consists of 120 questions.
- Paper I includes topics like General Ability, General Medicine and Pediatrics.
- Number of questions based on General Ability is 30, on General Medicine 70 and on Pediatrics are 20.
- Paper II includes topics like Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine.
- Each topic in paper II contains 40 questions.
- Both the papers are of objective type.
- The question paper will be set only in English language.
- One third of the marks assigned to questions will be deducted for every wrong answer.
- In case a candidate gives more than one answer to a particular question, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers is correct.
- No negative marking will be done for questions that are unanswered.