UPSC CMS Eligibility 2022: Check age limit, educational qualification and more!

Safalta Expert Published by: Harshita Pathak Updated Sat, 09 Apr 2022 07:43 AM IST


UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2022 (UPSC CMS 2022) is a recruitment test that will be held by UPSC to fill medical officer positions. you should first read the UPSC CMS eligibility requirements before filling up the application form.

UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination 2022 (UPSC CMS 2022) is a recruitment test that will be held by UPSC to fill medical officer positions in several departments. Candidates who are interested and eligible may apply for the UPSC CMS Application Form 2022 online by visiting the official website. On average, more than three lakh people apply for the exam. The applicants will be chosen through an online written test consisting of two exams. If you want to take this test, you should first read the UPSC CMS eligibility requirements before filling up and submitting the application form through this article.

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UPSC CMS Recruitment 2022: Highlights

Country India
Organisation Union Public Service Commission
Vacancy 687
Post Various
Exam Combined Medical Services Examination 2022
Online Application Start Date 06th April 2022
Online Application Last Date 26th April 2022
Admit Card Release Date 2nd Week Of July 2022 (Tentative)
Exam Date 17th July 2022
Official Website

UPSC CMS 2022 Eligibility: Age Limit 

A candidate must not be older than 32 years old as of August 1, 2022, i.e. the candidate must have been born no earlier than August 2, 1989. The upper age restriction for Junior Time Scale Posts in Central Health Services must not exceed 35 (thirty-five years) on the aforementioned cut-off date. The upper age restriction can be relaxed in the following ways:
Category Age Relaxation
Unreserved Category Nil
Scheduled Caste (SC) Up to 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) Up to 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Up to 3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir Up to 5 years
Ex-servicemen (including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of Military Service) Up to 5 years
Defence Services Personnel ( disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof) Up to 3 years
Military Service Persons (in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service) Up to 5 Years
General Candidates with Physical Disability Up to 10 years

UPSC CMS 2022 Eligibility: Educational Qualification

  1. A candidate must have passed both the written and practical components of the final MBBS examination in order to be admitted to the test.
  2. A candidate who has taken or is about to take the final MBBS test may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the exam if otherwise eligible, but their admission will be deemed provisional and subject to cancellation if they do not produce proof of passing the written and practical parts of the final MBBS Exam, as well as the detailed application that will be required to be submitted to the Commission by candidates who qualify based on the written examination results.
  3. An applicant who has not yet finished the mandatory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination, but if chosen, he or she will be hired only after completing the mandatory rotating internship.

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria 2022: Nationality

The candidates listed below will be eligible to take the UPSC CMS 2022 Exam:
  • A Citizen of India
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • An Indian origin person who came to India with the intention of permanently settling in India from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire or Vietnam.

UPSC CMS Eligibility 2022: Medical & Physical Standard

Candidates must be physically and medically fit to sit for the Combined Medical Services Examination 2022, according to CMSE norms.

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Who is eligible for UPSC CMS?

The applicant must be a citizen of India. Candidates from Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugees, and a few other countries are eligible to apply for this test. To qualify, the applicant's age must be more than 32 years.

Can a final year candidate of M.B.B.S.apply for UPSC CMS 2022 exam?

Yes, A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination may also apply.

Is degree holder candidates eligible for UPSC CMS exam?

No, the minimum educational qualification required to appear in the UPSC CMS exam is an MBBS degree.

What is the age relaxation of OBC Candidates?

The age relaxation for OBC candidates is 3 years.

What is the prior experience required for UPSC CMS 2022?

As per the guidelines the candidates need not require prior experience.

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