UPSC CMS 2020: Know eligibility, how to apply and exam pattern

Indian medical graduates, with an MBBS degree and within the age of 32 are eligible to apply for the combined medical services exam

The Combined Medical Service (CMS) exam is one of many other major UPSC recruitment exams that were postponed this year. Medical graduates, who choose to try their luck at CMS recruitment, are looking for more than money or job security. After much noise, the CMS 2020 exam was finally scheduled for October 2020. Applicants from across India apply to the CMS to pursue novel goals of contributing to the well-being of national society through their medical careers.

Like most UPSC recruitment exams that were scheduled after March-April 2020, the CMS 2020 exam was also postponed due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus in India. The official notice was scheduled to be released earlier in April 2020. UPSC postponed the event, respecting government-imposed restrictions to contain the virus outbreak. However, based on the revised schedule, the CMS 2020 application process is scheduled to begin on July 27, 2020 now. With just a few weeks before the online application process begins, now is the right time to review the minimum eligibility conditions that must be met before applying for the recruitment process.

In general, any Indian medical graduate who is under the age of 32 is eligible to apply for CMS 2020. There is now more to this simplified version of the minimum requirements. The CMS exam is only open to Indian applicants. However, there are special considerations for subjects from Nepal and Bhutan, Tibetan refugees and anyone of Indian origin who has emigrated from selected countries with the intention of permanently settling in India. These people are also eligible to apply for CMS 2020 as long as they have valid certificates issued by the Government of India. Also, when we use the phrase medical graduate, it refers to the primary medical qualification in India, that is, an MBBS degree. Those who have obtained the MBBS degree from any recognized university / institution are eligible to apply for CMS 2020.

After making sure all the essential requirements for applying for CMS 2020 are met, the next step is to proceed to the online application. The CMS 2020 application process is done online and there are no provisions to apply through any other means. It is extremely important that candidates take the utmost care to ensure that they do not provide incorrect information on the application form. In fact, eligibility to receive admission cards to appear on the CMS 2020 exam depends solely on the information provided on the online application form.

Candidates should visit the UPSC official website, i.e., where they can find the link to register and request the aforementioned recruitment. Once the registration process is complete, candidates can simply log in to complete the application form. When completing the application form, candidates must upload scanned copies of specific documents and deposit a predetermined fee. Except for SC / ST, PWBD and candidates, all applicants must deposit a fee of Rs 200 to apply for the CMS 2020 exam. This amount is based on the fees charged by the Commission last year and the actual fees for CMS 2020 only They may be known when the official announcement comes out later this month.

Following the outline and curriculum of last year’s CMS exam, it is expected that in the 2020 version of CMS, the exam will take two jobs of 250 points each. Last year, UPSC took the exam as a computer-based online test consisting of MCQ-type questions only. In Document 1, the questions come from the topics of General Skill, General Medicine and Pediatrics. On the other hand, in Document 2, the questions come from the topics of Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Preventive and Social Medicine. Both question papers are in English and candidates only have 2 hours to complete the test for each job. In addition, it should be noted that there are provisions for negative marking, 1/3 points are deducted for each incorrect answer.

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