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Combined Medical Services Examination : Scheme of examination

Scheme of examination

  1. The examination will comprise -

    1. Written Examination : The candidates will take the examination in the following two papers each of two hours duration each carrying a maximum of 200 marks. The questions in both the papers will be so designed as to give the following weightage to different subjects.

      Paper I (Code No. 1)Weightage
      General Medicine including Cardiology, Neuroloy, Dermatology and Psychiatry60%
      Surgery including E.N.T. Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics.40%
      Paper II (Code No. 2)Weightage
      Paediatrics20%
      Gynaecology and Obstetrics40%
      Preventive, Social and Community Medicine40%

    2. Personality Test of candidates who qualify in the written examination. (200 marks)

  2. The examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (multiple choice answer) type. The question papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
  3. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of scribe to write answers for them.
  4. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks for the examination.
  5. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

Personality Test :

The interview for Personality Test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the written examination for testing the General Knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also in the nature of a personality test to assess the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgement and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

Medical examination of candidates :

All candidates who qualify for personality test on the basis of results of written part of the examination shall be required to undergo physical/medical examination (in two parts) by the Ministry of Health and Family welfare. A candicate who is found not to satisfy the requirements of physical/medical examination will not be appointed.


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