Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services Examination
Union Public Service Commission Combined Medical Services Examination

UPSC CMS Eligibility 2024: Post-wise Age Limits, Educational Qualification, Physical Eligibility

UPSC CMS eligibility criteria 2024 is laid by the UPSC. Candidates can check the eligibility need to visit the official website. There are several factors in UPSC CMS Eligibility including the age limit, qualifications, and physical eligibility.
UPSC CMS Eligibility 2024

UPSC CMS Eligibility 2024

UPSC CMS Eligibility 2024 is laid by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The eligibility is usually released along with the UPSC official notification. There are various factors involved in the eligibility criteria including the UPSC CMS post-wise age limits, physical eligibility qualifications and nationality. Once the candidate has successfully read the eligibility criteria, then he or she can easily apply for the UPSC CMS 2024 registration.

If the candidate fails to fulfil any single eligibility laid by the commission and submits their application form, then the commission has the authority to cancel his or her candidate. Further, those students who will successfully fill the application form, will then be eligible to get their UPSC CMS admit card 2024. The hall tickets are released by UPSC on its official website. 

Candidates who are going to appear for the UPSC CMS exam 2024 on July 14, 2024, should be well-versed with the eligibility requirements. Candidates can further check the detailed UPSC CMS eligibility criteria mentioned down below. 

Also Read: UPSC CMS Exam 2024 

UPSC CMS Eligibility 2024: Highlights 

Since the UPSC CMS eligibility included a bunch of factors, candidates can take a look at all the important factors listed down below. 



UPSC CMS Eligibility Prescribing Body 

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

UPSC CMS Full Form

Union Public Service Commission Combined Service Examination 

UPSC CMS Eligibility 2024 Factors 

  • Nationality 
  • Age Limit
  • Age Limit Relaxation 
  • Educational Qualification
  • Physical Education
  • Number of Attempts 

UPSC CMS Eligibility: Nationality 

There are a bunch of factors which are included in the UPSC CMS 2024 eligibility criteria for nationality. Candidates can take a look at the following UPSC CMS nationality eligibility criteria. 

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria:

A) A candidate must be a citizen of India 


B) A subject of Nepal 


C) A subject of Bhutan 


D) Candidates must be Tibetan refugees who entered India before the 1st of January 1962 to permanently settle in the country 


E) Candidates who are Indian original and migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or

East African Countries of Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire and  Vietnam or from Ethiopia to settle permanently in India. 


  • However, candidates who fall under the categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) should be those persons who have received a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India. 
  • If in case a candidate's certificate of eligibility is necessary will though be able to appear for the exam. However, the offer of appointment will only be provided to the candidates after he or she receives the eligibility certificate from the Government of India.

Also Read: UPSC CMS Admit Card 2024

UPSC CMS Eligibility: Age Limit 

UPSC CMS age limit is another important factor in the eligibility criteria. Candidates can take a look at the following UPSC CMS age limit criteria down below: 

  • Candidates applying for the examination should not have attained the age of 32 years as of August 01, 2024. This means that the candidate's DOB should be no earlier than August 02, 1990.
  • Central Health Services posts in the Junior Time Scale must have an upper age limit not exceeding 35 (thirty-five years) at the time of application.

Further, candidates can take a look at the upper age limit relaxation in the table below:


UPSC CMS Age Limit Relaxation


Upto 5 Years 


Upto 5 Years 




Upto 3 Years 

Ex-Serviceman ((For example, Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs with at least five years of military service).

Upto 5 Years 

Military Service Persons (Only applicable to ECOs and SSCOs who have served at least five years in the military)

Upto 5 Years 

Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir

Upto 5 Years 

Defence Services Personnel (Disabled in hostilities with foreign countries or in disturbed areas and released accordingly)

Upto 3 Years 

Candidates of General Category with Physical Disabilities 

Upto 10 Years 

UPSC CMS Eligibility: Educational Qualification 

Candidates must have qualified for the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination in order to get admission to the examination. Further, candidates can take a look at the UPSC CMS eligibility for educational qualifications down below. 

UPSC CMS Eligibility: Educational Qualification

NOTE 1: Candidates will be eligible to sit for the examination if otherwise eligible, however, their admission can be cancelled anytime if they fail to produce proof of qualifying the written and practical part of the final M.B.B.S. Further, Candidates who qualify on the basis of the written examination will be required to submit a detailed application to the Commission.

NOTE 2: A candidate whose complete compulsory rotating internship is yet to be completed will be educationally eligible for admission to the exam. However, the selection process will only be completed when he/she has completed the compulsory rotating internship.

UPSC CMS Eligibility: Physical and Medical Standards 

Candidates must be physically and medically fit as per the physical/medical standards for the Combined Medical Services Examination,2024.  Those candidates who will fulfil all the given eligibility criteria will be then eligible to apply for the UPSC CMS application process 2024

Also Read: UPSC CMS Preparation Tips 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is UPSC CMS salary?

UPSC CMS exam is conducted for various posts. However, a basic UPSC CMS salary ranges between Rs. 56,100 to Rs. 1,77,500 per month.

Where can I find UPSC CMS 2024 vacancy?

UPSC CMS 2024 vacancy is usually released along with the UPSC CMS official notification. Candidates can visit the official website to check UPSC CMS vacancy.

What is UPSC CMS age limit for OBC?

UPSC age limit relaxation for OBC is given upto 3 years

What is UPSC CMS age limit for female

UPSC CMS age limit for female should not be a maximum of 32 years.

When did UPSC CMS application form 2024 released?

UPSC CMS application forms were open from April 10 to April 30, 2024.

Where can I find UPSC CMS posts and salary?

Candidates can find UPSC CMS posts and salary in the official notification.

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