UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam 2017: Important Dates and Application Procedure

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UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam 2017: Important Dates and Application Procedure

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issued a notification on its official website, on 26 April, Wednesday, regarding the important dates and application procedure for the Combined Medical Services Examination 2017.

There are around 710 vacancies that will be filled through the Combined Medical Services Exam.

Important Dates

Event Date
Online Application Submission Last Date 19 May, 2017 (until 6.00 pm)
Combined Medical Services Examination 2017 13 August, 2017
Combined Medical Services Exam Result 2017 September/October, 2017

The eligibility criteria and important instructions with respect to the UPSC combined medical services exam will be available on the official website of UPSC,

An e-admission certificate/admit card will be issued for all the candidates appearing for the exam, three weeks before the day of the exam, on the official website.

Exam Scheme

The Combined Medical Services Examination will be conducted in two stages.

The first stage includes a computer based exam of 2 papers that will carry 250 marks each. The candidates will get 2 hours to answer each paper.

First Paper

General Ability - 30 questions

General Medicine - 70 questions

Paediatrics - 20 questions

Second Paper

Surgery - 40 questions

Gynaecology & Obstetrics - 40 questions

Preventive & Social Medicine - 40 questions

In the second stage, once the candidate clears the computer based examination, they will be called for a personality test which carries 100 marks.

Note: There is negative marking for any wrong answers in the objective type questions.


Assistant Divisional Medical Officer (Railways) 450 posts
Assistant Medical Officer - Indian Ordnance Factories (Health Services) 26 posts
Junior Scale Posts (Central Health Services) 216 posts
General Duty Medical Officer (New Delhi Municipal Council) 2 posts
General Duty Medical Officer, Group - II (North, East & South Delhi Municipal Corporation) 16 posts

For more information, visit the UPSC official website.

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