UPSC CMSE - Eligibility Criteria
Combined Medical Services Examination
Form Date: 05 May - 14 Jun 2021 (Tentative)
Computer Based Test
Updated On - February 01 2021 by Anusha Pachauri
Candidates must check the below information to know they are eligible for the CMS 2021 exa or not:
A candidate must be either:
(a) a Citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of
permanently settling in India. or
(e) 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 (b), (c), (d) and (e) 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.
(a) A candidate for this examination must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 1st
August, 2020, i.e. the candidate 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) Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled
(ii) Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward
Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(iii) Upto 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
(iv) Upto 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
way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of
physical disability attributable to Military Service or (iii) on invalidment.
05 May 2021
14 Jun 2021
08 Aug 2021