Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination India
Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination is conducted by theÂ Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India, an autonomous entity established in 1950 under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. The Combined Medical Services (C.M.S) Examination is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment of doctors to services like Railways, Ordinance Factories, Health Service, Central Health Service and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Eligibility for Combined Medical Services, CMS Exam :
There are certain eligible criteria that you have to meet before you are allowed to sit for the test. The criteria are:
The applicant must be an M.B.B.S or appearing for the final M.B.B.S exam.
A person should have completed the rotational internship before being appointed for the job. Although he can apply for it before he/she has completed the rotational internship.
The applicant must be beneath 30 years on the January of the year of the exam.
There are reservations for age limits and job vacancies for certain sections of the society.
Combined Medical Services, CMS Exam -Â How to Apply:
The notifications for this are published in all the important English and national language daily newspapers. This notification usually comes out in the month of August and the exam is held in January, the next year.
The application forms are available in all the post offices in every nook and corner of our country. Once the application is filled out you need to mail it along with an acknowledgement card attached to it. You will be sent a brochure about the exam.
Combined Medical Services, CMS Exam -Â Selection Process, Papers and Syllabus:
The Selection process that is followed is quite similar to the other competitive exams.
There is a written test that one has to pass in order to go on to the next round.
The written test has two papers of 200 marks and two hours each.
Paper 1 is on General Medicines. This will include certain branches of medicine such as Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry for which the weight age of marks is 60% and Surgery such as ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopedics for which the weight age of marks is 40%.
Paper 11 is all about questions on other branches of medicine that is Pediatrics (20% marks), Gynecology and Obstetrics (40%), Preventive, Social and Community Medicine (40%).
Both the papers are objective type and in English only.
After clearing the written test one needs to appear for an interview. The interview marks are 200. The interview includes clearing a medical examination.
Combined Medical Services, CMS Exam -Â Job Prospects / Salary:
The selected persons in this job are entitled to all the perks and facilities that go with a government job. The salary falls under specific grades and there is an increment allotted every year. Besides, this one also has job security and the relevant social status associated with this kind of job.