UPSC CMSE 2019 Vacancy, Salary, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

UPSC Combined Medical Services (CMSE) Important Exam Dates 2019

Date of NotificationApril 10, 2019
Date of Commencement of ExaminationJuly 21, 2019
Duration of ExaminationOne Day
Last Date for Receipt of Applications06/05/2019 – 6:00 pm
ResultAugust 2019


Salary, Pay Band UPSC Combined Medical Services (CMSE) 2019

  1. Assistant Divisional MEDICAL Officer in the Railways : The post of Assistant Division al Medical Officer in the Indian Railway Medical Service is in Group ‘A” Junior Scale in level 10 of Pay Matrix (Pre Revised PB-3, Rs. 15,600-39,100/- with Grade Pay of Rs. 5,400/-) and it carries Non-Practising Allowance as per rules/orders in force from time to time. Private practice is prohibited.
  2. Posts of Assistant Medical Officer in the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service under the Ministry of Defence: The Post are temporary in Group A but likely to be made permanent in due course. Pay level 10 of the pay matrix plus NPA (as per rate and rules in vogue and as amended from time to time.
  3. Junior Scale posts in the Central Health Service: The posts are temporary but likely to continue indefinitely. Candidates will be appointed to Junior Group ‘A’ scale and they will be on probation for the period of 2 years from the date of appointment which may be curtailed or extended at the discretion of the competent authority. They will be confirmed after the satisfactory completion of probation subject to availability of permanent posts.
  4. General Duty Medical Officer in the New Delhi Municipal Council: Pay Matrix Level-10 Rs. 56,100-1,77,500/- + restricted Non-practicing allowance (NPA). Ordinary rules regarding pensions, gratuity, confirmation etc. as enforced in the Council from time to time will be applicable.
  5. General Duty Medical Officer Gr.II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation:Salary at the minimum of first cell of Rs.56,100/- in the level 10 of the Pay Matrix under 7th CPC (corresponding to pre-revised scale in PB–3 Rs.15600-39100+GP Rs.5400/-)plus NPA and other admissible allowances as per rules.


CMSE 2019 Vacancy, Recruitment Notification – UPSC

The Services/Posts to which recruitment is to be made and the approximate number of vacancies to be filled are given below :-

(i) Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways300
(ii) Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services46
(iii) Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Services250
(iv) General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council07
(v) General Duty Medical Gr.-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation.362


 UPSC CMSE Application Form, Registration 2019

  1. The online Applications can be filled upto 06th May, 2019 till 6.00 P.M.
  2. The online Applications can be withdrawn from 13.05.2019 to 20.05.2019 till 6.00 PM. Detailed instructions regarding withdrawal of Applications is available at Appendix-II (B).
Examination Code
परीक्षा कोड
Notice Number
नोटिस संख्या
CMSCombined Medical Services Examination
सम्मिलित चिकित्सा सेवा परीक्षा
Notice Date
नोटिस की तिथि
Closing Date
अन्तिम तिथि
Part-I Registration
भाग- I पंजीकरण
Part-II Registration
भाग- II पंजीकरण
till 1800 hrs / 1800 बजे तक
Click Here for PART I
भाग- I के लिए यहां क्लिक करें
Click Here for Part II
भाग- II के लिए यहां क्लिक करें

UPSC CMSE Eligibility Criteria 2019

Nationality/ Citizenship

  1. a Citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

  • A candidate for this examination must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 1st August, 2019, e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1987.

Educational Qualifications

  • For admission to the examination a candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.

Physical and Medical Standards:

Candidates must be physically and medically fit according to the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services Examination 2019 as per regulations contained in Appendix III to the Rules of the Examination.


UPSC CMS 2019 Fees

  1. Candidates (Excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay of fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI.
  2. Application who opt for “Pay by cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only.
  3. “Pay by cash” mode option will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 05.05.2019 i.e. one day before the closing date; however, applicants who have generated their Pay-in -slip before it is de-activated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date.
  4. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e. during banking hours to SBI Branch, for reason whatsoever, even if holding a valid Pay-in-slip, will have no other offline option but to opt for online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking Payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 6.00 P.M. of 06.05.2019.

Scheme of Examination for CMSE 2019

  1. The examination will consist of a Computer Based Examination (Paper-I) and a Descriptive Paper (Paper-II).
  2. The dates of examinations indicated below are tentative. Any change in the schedule of examinations will be informed to the candidates through the website of the Commission.

Exam Pattern Syllabus for UPSC CMSE 2019 Paper 1, 2

The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:-


  • The candidates will take the Computer based examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours duration.

Part-II Personality Test: (100 Marks):

  • Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the Computer based examination.

Syllabus for Computer Based Examination (Paper 1):

(A) Computer based Examination:

  • The components and syllabi of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: –

Paper I (Code No. 1) General Medicine and Paediatrics: Maximum Marks: 250

Total questions in Paper I = 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics); Syllabus of Paper-I

(a) General Medicine including the following:

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Genito-Urinary
  • Neurology
  • Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Infections/Communicable Diseases
    1. Virus
    2. Rickets
    3. Bacterial
    4. Spirochetal
    5. Protozoan
    6. Metazoan
    7. Fungus
  • Nutrition/Growth
  • Diseases of the skin (Dermatology)
  • Musculoskelatal System
  • Psychiatry
  • General
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Common Poisoning
  • Snake bite
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emphasis on medical procedures
  • Patho physiological basis of diseases
  • Vaccines preventable diseases and Non vaccines preventable diseases
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • In psychiatry include – Depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar diseases and Schizoprenia.


(b) Paediatrics including the following –

  • Common childhood emergencies,
  • Basic new born care,
  • Normal developmental milestones,
  • Accidents and poisonings in children,
  • Birth defects and counseling including autism,
  • Immunization in children,
  • Recognizing children with special needs and management, and
  • National programmes related to child health.

Paper II (Code No. 2) Maximum Marks : 250

  • Surgery
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Preventive & Social Medicine

Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 questions from each part.)

Syllabus of Paper – II

Surgery (Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics)

  1. General Surgery
    1. Wounds
    2. Infections
    3. Tumours
    4. Lymphatic
    5. Blood vessels
    6. Cysts/sinuses
    7. Head and neck
    8. Breast
    9. Alimentary tract
      1. Oesophagus
      2. Stomach
      3. Intestines
      4. Anus
      5. Developmental
    10. Liver, Bile, Pancreas
    11. Spleen
    12. Peritoneum
    13. Abdominal wall
    14. Abdominal injuries
  2. Urological Surgery
  3. Neuro Surgery
  4. Thoracic surgery
  5. Orthopedic surgery
  6. Ophthalmology
  7. Anesthesiology
  8. Traumatology
  9. Diagnosis and management of common surgical ailments
  10. Pre-operative and post operative care of surgical patients
  11. Medicolegal and ethical issues of surgery
  12. Wound healing
  13. Fluid and electrolyte management in surgery
  14. Shock patho-physiology and management.


    1. Ante-natal conditions
    2. Intra-natal conditions
    3. Post-natal conditions
    4. Management of normal labours or complicated labour
    1. Questions on applied anatomy
    2. Questions on applied physiology of menstruation and fertilization
    3. Questions on infections in genital tract
    4. Questions on neoplasma in the genital tract
    5. Questions on displacement of the uterus
    6. Normal delivery and safe delivery practices
    7. High risk pregnancy and management
    8. Abortions
    9. Intra Uterine growth retardation
    10. Medicolegal examination in obgy and Gynae including Rape.
    1. Conventional contraceptives
    2. D. and oral pills
    3. Operative procedure, sterilization and organization of programmes in the urban and rural surroundings
    4. Medical Termination of Pregnancy


  1. Concept of Health, Disease and Preventive Medicine
  2. Health Administration and Planning
  3.  General Epidemiology
  4. Demography and Health Statistics
  5. Communicable Diseases
  6. Environmental Health
  7. Nutrition and Health
  8. Non-communicable diseases
  9. Occupational Health
  10. Genetics and Health
  11. International Health
  12. Medical Sociology and Health Education
  13. Maternal and Child Health
  14. National Programmes
  15. Management of common health problems
  16. Ability to monitor national health programmes
  17. Knowledge of maternal and child wellness
  18. Ability to recognize, investigate, report, plan and manage community health
  19. problems including malnutrition and emergencies.

The Computer based examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.


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