Combined Medical Services Examination

The "Combined Medical Services" Examination or the CMS Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment as Medical Officer in various organizations such as the Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways,municipal corporation of delhi ,new delhi municipal corporation functioning under the Government of India. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the month of march and examination is conducted in June. Successful Candidates are admitted after an interview conducted by the UPSC for those having qualified the written examination.

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications:-Passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.[1]

Scheme of Examination

There is an objective-type written examination with two papers of two hours duration, each carrying a maximum of 250 marks. This is followed by a Personality Test carrying 100 marks of candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.

Paper I

Maximum Marks : 250

Subject Questions
General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry 96
paediatrics 24

Paper II

Maximum Marks : 250

Subject Questions
Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics 40
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40
Preventive & Social Medicine 40

Candidates who qualify in the written examination are called for an Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission which carries 100 marks. [2]


  1. ^ "Eligibility Conditions"
  2. ^ "Syllabus and Exam Pattern"

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Central Civil Services

The Central Civil Services (CCS) are concerned directly with the administration and permanent bureaucracy of the Government of India. Most of all the specialized fields in civil services in India belong to the central services.

The Central Civil Services are classified into Group A and Group B, both of which are gazetted.

In 2015, the Government of India approved the formation of Indian Skill Development Service. Further, in 2016, the Government of India approved the formation of Indian Enterprise Development Service.The recruitment of the CCS (Group A) is made through Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Central Armed Police Forces of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). All promotions or empanelment in the CCS are either by Civil Services Board or by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Civil Services of India

The Civil Services refer to the civil services, the permanent executive branch of the Republic of India. The civil service system is the backbone of the administrative machinery of the country.In the parliamentary democracy of India, the ultimate responsibility for running the administration rests with the elected representatives of the people which are the ministers. But a handful of ministers cannot be expected to deal personally with the manifold problems of modern administration. Thus the ministers lay down the policy and it is for the civil servants to carry out this policy.

The executive decisions are implemented by the Indian civil servants. The members of civil service serve at the pleasure of the President of India and Article 311 of the constitution protects them from politically motivated or vindictive action. Civil servants are employees of the Government of India or of the states; however, not all employees of the Government are civil servants. Civil servants in a personal capacity are paid from the Civil List. Senior civil servants may be called to account by Parliament.

As of year 2010, there were total 6.4 million government employees in India, and less than 50,000 civil servants to administer them. The civil service system in India is rank-based and does not follow the tenets of the position-based civil services.In 2015, the Government of India approved the formation of Indian Skill Development Service. Further, in 2016, the Government of India approved the formation of Indian Enterprise Development Service.

Indian Ordnance Factories Service

The Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) is a civil service of the Government of India. IOFS officers are Gazetted (Group A) defence-civilian officers under the Ministry of Defence. They are responsible for the management of the Indian Ordnance Factories, which provide the defence production capabilities of India.

Indian Railway Medical Services

The Indian Railway Medical Service (IRMS) is a cadre of doctors recruited by upsc medical service exam for the railway. It is not an organized service like civil services or engineering services.The officers of this service are responsible for providing comprehensive health care to the serving railway employees, retired railway employees and their dependents as well as other categories of staff such as contractors, vendors and licensed porters.

Ordnance Factories Board

Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) (Hindi: आयुध निर्माणी बोर्ड; IAST: Āyudh nirmāṇī borḍ) consisting of the Indian Ordnance Factories (भारतीय आयुध निर्माणियाँ; Bhāratīya āyudh nirmāṇiyān), is an industrial organisation, functioning under the Department of Defence Production of Ministry of Defence, Government of India. It is engaged in research, development, production, testing, marketing and logistics of a comprehensive product range in the areas of air, land and sea systems. OFB comprises forty-one Ordnance Factories, nine Training Institutes, three Regional Marketing Centres and four Regional Controllerates of Safety, which are spread all across the country.OFB is the world's largest government-operated production organisation, and the oldest organisation run by the Government of India. It has a total workforce of about 164,000. It is often called the "Fourth Arm of Defence", and the "Force Behind the Armed Forces" of India.

It is amongst the top 50 defence equipment manufacturers in the world. Its total sales were at $3 billion (₹19982.71 crores) in 2015-'16. Every year, 18 March is celebrated as the Ordnance Factories' Day in India.

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