What is Combined Medical Service Examinations?
Conducted by UPSC for recruiting medical officers in various departments and organisations running under Government Of India .it is usually held in June with its notifications coming out in March. After qualifying written test candidates need to qualify the interview round.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CMS EXAMS
One must have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.
WHY TO CHOOSE CMS EXAMS OVER POSTGRADUATE DEGREE?
Surely candidates have this questions in mind that why to choose this. Lets try to give you the reasons-
Honour & respect– The honour and respect associated with this post is huge in indian society.Anyone clearing this exam would be a Chief Medical Officer. While some consider that recruitment through UPSC is a thing to be boasted about.
Good salary & benefits-Lucrative salary package attracts at the beginning of career.CAndidates getting recruited via UPSC exams enjoy good salary and huge benefits along with immense respect and honour.As payscale consideration becomes necessary.
Secure Job-For a private job insecurity prevails every time as any moment the employee could get fired without any notice whereas as in Government jobs there are strict rules and law against firing of employees .
Work LIfe Balance- For government jobs you have the liability to ask for such jobs that will give you enough time to spend with your family as there are different work hours.,
Job satisfaction- It gives immense satisfaction because you are working for a nation and not just for an organisation or a company.
Freedom to Work- It is true that you have huge freedom to work as a government officer .as you have power to take your own decisions according to your own judgement.
What are the different posts been offered after clearing UPSC CMS Exams?
1)Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways -The duties of these candidates majorly involves attending to indoor wards and outpatient departments as required.
2)Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services-The duties of candidates selected f involves attending emergency cases, providing health service, carrying out medical examination and general administration of the medical department.
3)Junior Posts in Central Health Services-The duties for the junior posts can be allotted anywhere in India in any dispensary or hospital under any organisation in the Central Health Service and are required to give duties and responsibilities as required .
4)General Duty Medical Officer- they will be kept for probation period for a year and then could be allotted anywhere in India.
Salary for UPSC CMS Officers
The post of Assistant Division Medical Officer in the Indian Railway Medical Service is in Group ‘A” Junior Scale on level 10 Rs. 15,600-39,100/-and it carries Non-Practising Allowance as per rules/orders from time to time.
Examination pattern of UPSC CMS
There is an objective-type written exam with two papers of two hours, each carrying a maximum of 250 marks.
Followed by a Personality Test carrying 100 marks of candidates who qualifies the written examination.
Syllabus for UPSC CMS Examination
Paper I – online exam–PART 1
2)Gynaecology & Obstetrics
3)Preventive & Social Medicine
Personality test or Interview Round
PREPARATION TIPS FOR UPSC CMS EXAMS
1)Learn the tough portions of the syllabus first
2)Prepare a study plan and strictly follow it.
3)Clear all your doubts ahead of the exams.
4)Know your strengths and work more on your weaker areas.
5)Set a time for doing each questions
6)Keep practicing previous years papers or mock papers.
LIST OF BOOKS FOR UPSC CMS EXAMS
1)UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination By Sushil K. Vimal-
2)Review Of Combined Medical Services By Nayak
3)Elsevier Comprehensive Guide To Combined Medical Services UPSC Simplified Supplement 2011 By Prakash Nayak