UPSC CMSE 2018 Combined Medical Services Exam pattern changed




UPSC CMSE 2018 Combined Medical Services Exam pattern changed

The Union Public Services Commission has announced a change in the exam pattern of Combined Medical Services Exam (CMSE) from the 2018. For UPSC CMSE 2018, the General Ability Paper has been eliminated.
There are also certain changes in the pattern and syllabus for the exam, available on the official website.  It was announced by UPSC that these changes will be effective for CMSE 2018 where Paper 1 and Paper 2 two hours computer based exam. The exam will have negative marking for each wrong answer. Candidates passing the CBT exam will be allowed to give Interview/Personality Test.
Exam pattern:

  • Paper 1 – The part 1 of the exam will have 120 questions, 96 will be from General Medicine while 24 from Paediatrics.
  • Paper 2 – Part 2 will be of 250 questions and have 40 each question from Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and preventive and social medicine.


  • The personality test, which will carry 100 marks, will help in assessing the personality of candidates such as their intellectual curiosity and character integrity.

For any query, candidates are requested to check the official website

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