UPSC CMS ELIGIBILITY 2023: Exam Date, Form, Eligibility, Pattern Check

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UPSC CMS ELIGIBILITY 2023: A renowned entrance examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission of India, the UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS), is one of the most prestigious entrance examinations in the country. It is conducted annually by the commission for collecting applications for medical jobs in all the central and state health services of the country.

For medical professionals, the UPSC CMS examination is a great opportunity to serve the nation and to develop a rewarding career in the medical field, while simultaneously serving the country. It is thus imperative that those who wish to serve their country as healthcare professionals take part in this examination and make the most of this opportunity so they may make the most of it.

In this article, we have covered all the details, which you must know regarding your eligibility in order to apply for the UPSC CMS examination. So, please read on to learn more about the UPSC CMS eligibility criteria.

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria

It is important to note that eligibility for the UPSC CMS examination depends on a combination of criteria related to education, age, and nationality. In addition to this, you have to be an Indian citizen. Candidates must also be not more than 32 years of age at the time of application. In addition, you must possess a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from a reputable university. Scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are eligible for age relaxation.

Before registering for the examination, candidates should check that they meet the above criterion.


A candidate belonging to an unreserved category can apply for the UPSC CMS examination 6 times, whereas a candidate belonging to an OBC category can apply for the examination 7 times, and a candidate belonging to a SC/ST category can apply for the examination unlimited times (up to 37 years of age), respectively.

The following is a table that contains a detailed description of all the points we have discussed above.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria Necessary Requirements
  • Generally, a candidate should not be above 32 years (as on 1st August 2023).
  • In order to be eligible for consideration, the candidate must not be over the age of 35 years at the time of application if the applicant is a Medical Officer Grade in General Duty or the Medical Officers Sub-cadre of Central Health Services.
Educational Qualification
  • The following are the MBBS students who have passed the written part of the final examination and the practical part of it.


  • Aspirants who have appeared or will appear in the final MBBS examination are also eligible to apply. However, if they are unable to show proof of passing both the written and practical components of the final MBBS examination, their admission will be deemed provisional.


  • It is also educationally possible for candidates who have not yet completed the mandatory rotating internship to sit for the examination, but they will not be appointed until they complete the rotation internship in order to qualify for the job.
Medical & Physical Standards
  • It is recommended that you follow the guidelines outlined in Appendix III to
  • In order to take the UPSC CMS Examination, the following rules must be followed:
  • For the Combined Medical Services Examination to be conducted in 2023, candidates must be in good physical and mental health.
  1. An Indian citizen,
  2. A subject of Nepal/Bhutan
  3. During the period between January 1962 and January 1965, a Tibetan Refugee moved to India with the intention of settling permanently in the country.


  4. In the following countries, there are persons of Indian descent who have migrated to India with the intention of settling permanently in India:
  • Pakistan
  • Burma
  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Malawi
  • Zaire
  • Ethiopia
  • Vietnam

A certificate of eligibility issued by a government agency is required of the candidates in categories 2, 3 and 4, however.

Age Relaxation

Different Categories Number of years


Unreserved Category Nil
Scheduled Caste (SC) Up to 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir 5 years
Those who have served in the military for at least five years

(Ex-Servicemen), including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs.

5 years
Those who have been injured in operations during hostilities with

foreign countries or in disturbed areas and have been released as a

consequence of their injuries)

3 years
A military service person (e.g. ECOs/SSCOs with a total of 5

years of military service).

5 Years
General Candidates with Physical Disability Up to 10 years

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FAQ’s related to UPSC CMS ELIGIBILITY 2023

When is the deadline for applications for UPSC CMS 2023? Can you please tell me how old you should be to apply?

There are several age relaxations that are available to the candidates who are OBC, SC/ST, PWD, etc., at the time of application, but the maximum age of the candidate during the application cannot exceed 32 years (as of 1 August 2023).

Could students who are appearing in their final year of MBBS be eligible to apply to the UPSC CMS 2023 examination?

The UPSC CMS 2023 will be open to all final year appearing MBBS students, but the passing certificate and the internship certificate are required to be submitted to the commission before the application is accepted. If these certificates are not submitted, the application will be rejected as invalid.

Are UPSC CMS only for students who are enrolled in the MBBS program?

For those interested in applying for the programme, an MBBS degree is the required educational qualification.

What is the age relaxation for UPSC CMS 2023? Is there any age relaxation in the UPSC CMS 2023?

In addition to the OBCs, SCs/STs, the disabled and certain military members, there is also an age relaxation granted to them.

Does UPSC CMS have a salary? If so, what is it?

UPSC CMS salary is a handsome amount starting at Rs 56100, which can go as high as Rs 2 50000 in case of a satisfactory performance.

The CMS Exam 2023 is open to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements?

In order to take the CMS examination, the candidate must have an MBBS degree and not be more than 32 years old as at the 1st of August 2023, otherwise he or she will not be eligible to take the examination.

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