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UPSC CMS 2020 Rules for Computer Based Competitive Examination – Notification

UPSC Combined Medical Services, 2020 rules for Computer Based Competitive Examination: MoH&FW Notification dated 29.07.2020

(Department of Health)

New Delhi, the 29th July, 2020


A.12011/01/2020-CHS-I.— The rules for Computer based Competitive Examination for the Combined Medical Services to be held by the Union Public Service Commission in 2020 for the purpose of filling vacancies in the following services/posts, are with the concurrence of Ministries/Departments concerned, Delhi Municipal Corporation and New Delhi Municipal Council, published for general information:-


  • Junior Scale Posts in Central Health Service


(a) Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in the Railways.
(b) Assistant Medical Officer in Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service.
(c) General Duty Medical Officer in New Delhi Municipal Council.
(d) General duty Medical Officer Gr-II in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation

All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read these Rules and the examination notice of the UPSC derived from these Rules.

The examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in the manner prescribed in Appendix I to these Rules.

The date(s) on which and the place(s) at which the examination will be held shall be fixed by the Commission.

2. A candidate may compete in respect of anyone or more of the services/posts mentioned above. A candidate who qualifies on the results of the computer based examination will be required to indicate clearly in the Detailed Application Form the services/posts for which he/she wishes to be considered in the order of preferences. The candidate is advised to indicate his/her preferences as he/she wishes so that having regard to his/her rank in order of merit due consideration can be given to his/her preferences while making appointments. While indicating preference a candidate shall have to indicate choice between Category I and Category II first duly keeping in view the eligibility for the two categories of posts/services in terms of Rule 5(a)&(b) below. Subsequently the candidate will also indicate preferences among services/ posts of Category II. Candidates will be recommended by the Commission based on the preference of categories given by them in the Detailed Application Forms, order of merit and number of vacancies

(i) Candidates are advised to examine their eligibility for both categories carefully while exercising preferences of categories and services in terms of Rules 5(a)&(b).

(ii) No request for addition/alteration in the preferences already indicated by a candidate in his/her Detailed Application Form will be entertained by the Commission/Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

(iii) Once cadre has been allocated to a candidate, no request for change of cadre shall be entertained by the Commission/Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

3. The number of vacancies to be filled on the basis of results of the examination will be specified in the Notice issued by the Commission.

Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the Other Backward Classes, Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark Disability in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

4. A candidate be either:

(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India; or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India:

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

5. (a) A candidate for this examination must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 1st August, 2020 i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1988. However, for Junior Time Scale Posts in Central Health Services the upper age limit must not exceed 35 (thirty five years) on the aforesaid cut-off date.

(b) The upper age- limit is relaxable as follows:

(i) Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.

(ii) Up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidate belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible for reservation applicable to such candidates.

(iii) Up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.

(iv) Up to a maximum of five years in the case of Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2020 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2020 otherwise than by ways of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct of inefficiency), or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or (iii) on invalidment.

(v) Up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2020 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for Civil Employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

(vi) Up to a maximum of ten years in the case of Persons with Benchmark Disability viz. (a) blindness and low vision, (b) deaf and hard of hearing, (c) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy, (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; (e) multiple disabilities from amongst person under clauses (a) to (d) of Section 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 including deaf-blindness.

Note I- Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of Rule 5 (b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, and (a) blindness and low vision, (b) deaf and hard of hearing, (c) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy, (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; (e) multiple disabilities from amongst person under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.

Note II : The details of Functional Classification (FC) and Physical Requirements (PR) of each service are indicated in Appendix IV of these Rules which are identified and prescribed by the respective Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) as per the provisions of Section 33 and 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Only those category (ies) of disability (ies) mentioned in Appendix IV shall apply for the examination under Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) Category. Therefore, the candidates belonging to the Persons with Benchmark Disability categories are advised to read it carefully before applying for the examination.

Note III- The term Ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as Ex-servicemen in the Ex- servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.

Note IV- The age concession under Rule 5(b) (iv) and (v) will be admissible to Ex-servicemen i.e. a person who has served in any rank whether as combatant or non-combatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union and who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension.

Note V– Notwithstanding the provision of age-relaxation under Rule 5(b) (vi) above, a Person with Benchmark Disability will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/Posts to be allocated to the Persons with Benchmark Disability by the Government.


The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.

No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, Service records and the like will be accepted.

The Expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this Part of the instructions include the alternative certificates mentioned above.

Note 1:- Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Note 2:– Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently or at any other Examination of the Commission on any ground whatsoever.

6. A candidate must have passed the written and practical part of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.

Note 1: A candidate who has appeared/or is yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination if otherwise eligible but the admission would be deemed to be provisional subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted to the Commission by the candidates who qualify on the result of the computer based part of the examination. Such proof of passing the requisite examination should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) of Detailed Application Form of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020.

Note 2: A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection he/she will be appointed only after he/she has completed the compulsory rotating internship.

7. Candidates must pay the fee prescribed in the Commission’s Notice.

8. All candidates in Government service, whether in permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the examination.

Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/ appearing at the examination their application shall be rejected/candidature shall be cancelled.

9. The decision of the Commission with regard to the acceptance of the application of a candidate and his/her eligibility or otherwise for admission to the examination shall be final.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Computer based Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the computer based Examination or Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

10. No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless he/she holds a certificate of admission from the Commission.

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