With just a few days left for the CMS Exam 2016, candidate would be looking forward to understand the pattern of the examination. CMS Exam consists of a well-structured scheme of examinations which allows the departments to hand pick the best candidates from the received applications. Here is an exhaustive discussion of the exam pattern of CMS 2016.
UPSC CMS Exam Pattern 2016
The CMS Exam 2016 is based on testing the intellect of a candidate as well as his/ her personality. The scheme of examination is divided into two broad categories-
- Part I- Computer Based Examination,
- Part II- Personality Test
UPSC CMS Exam Pattern – Part I- Computer Based Examination
The first barrier for the candidates is to clear the UPSC CMS Exam Pattern Part I examination, which consists of a computer based examination. The examination consists of two paper, each carrying 250 marks and a duration of two hours. An elaboration of the same is presented below:
|Category||No. of Questions||Duration|
|General Ability||30||2 hours|
|Gynaecology & Obstetrics||40|
|Preventive & Social Medicine||40|
Each Paper will have 200 as its full marks and candidates would be required to answer as many correct answer as possible. Since the exam is computer-based, it will be of MCQ type and with every wrong answer, a candidate would lose a part of his existing score due to negative marking. To sum up, Computer Based Examination will offer a total marks of 500 marks to the candidates.
UPSC CMS Exam Pattern – Part II- Personality Test
Candidates who have qualified the first round are eligible to appear for the Personality Test. In this level, the total marks on offer is 100. During this screening, candidates would tested on their ability to speak in group discussion, on current events and under requirements of general knowledge.
UPSC CMS Exam Pattern – Selection of candidates
When it comes to selecting the right candidate, the UPSC authority has framed a concrete policy which considers the performance of the candidate during computer based examination and personality test. A cumulative score represents the overall performance of the candidate. Candidates who have scored more are the ones who are given the preference.
However, there can be exceptions due to reservation quota. A candidate belonging to SC or ST can be selected over a candidate belonging to general category even if their score is comparatively lower. The selection is then regarded to have been made under the reserved quota system.
Is there any other way to get a post under CMS?
Vacancies under CMS are generally filled up with the help of an open examination where candidates from all over India compete. The best candidates are then handpicked by the department with the aid of written examination and personality test. There is no other way to be a part of CMS. Doctors who have experience as well as the right knowledge with respect their profession are considered as an ideal candidate for the post. Over the years, this examination has given the Indian Defence some of the best doctors.