UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination Marking scheme

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Exam will be conducted in two parts:

Part‐I
COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION – (500 marks)
The candidates will take the Computer based examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours duration.

Part‐II
Personality Test: (100 Marks):
Personality test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the Computer based
examination.

(A) Computer based Examination:
1. The components and syllabi of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: ‐

Paper – I = Maximum Marks: 250
General Medicine and Paediatrics:
Total questions in Paper I = 120 (96 from General Medicine and 24 from Paediatrics);

Paper – II = Maximum Marks : 250
(a) Surgery
(b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics
(c) Preventive & Social Medicine
Total questions in Paper II = 120 (40 questions from each part.)

2. The Computer based examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answers) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
3. Candidates must mark the Papers themselves. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to mark answers for them.
4. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination.
5. Penalty for wrong answers

There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
(i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

6. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. They should, therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
7. Both the Papers of the CMSE will be of MBBS standard.

(B) PERSONALITY TEST – (100 marks):
Candidates who qualify in the computer based examination will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 100 marks. The Interview for Personality Test will be intended to serve as a supplement to the computer based examination for testing the General Knowledge and ability of the candidates in the fields of their academic study and also in the nature of a personality test to assess the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgement and alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiative and capability for leadership.

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