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CSS Exam Complete Guide With Preparation Material

CSS Exam (Central Superior Services) is the highest competitive exam conducted by FPSC in Pakistan for the BPS-17 posts. Through this exam, the most intellectual, professional, and disciplined candidates are selected for civil bureaucracy.

This exam is conducted each year, but due to prevalent unequal educational standards along with substandard bachelor programs, most of the aspirants fail each year. It is a dream job for the youth in Pakistan, but it requires perseverance, dedication, and shear hard work.

Here, an effort is made to provide a complete CSS Exam guideline along with the preparation material. So that deserving candidates can get online help as most of the preparatory material in the market is unauthentic and not reliable. First of all, let’s address few frequently asked questions regarding CSS Exams.

CSS Exam Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between CSS Exam and PMS Exam?

CSS Exam is conducted by Federal Public Service Commission and is conducted each year to fill the vacant seats in federal civil departments and bureaucracy, whereas, PMS Exam is conducted by the respective Provincial Service Commissions. It is not conducted regularly and selected candidates fill the vacant positions in provincial bureaucracy.

Where do the CSS Exam selected candidates are appointed?

The vacant seats are filled in the following departments and services;

1- Commerce and Trade Group
2- Customs and Excise Service
3- Foreign Services of Pakistan
4- Income Tax Group
5- Information Group
6- Military Lands and Cantonment Group
7- Office Management Group
8- Pakistan Administrative Service
9- Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service
10- Police Service of Pakistan
11- Postal Services Group
12- Railways (Commercial and Transportation) Group

What comprises of the CSS Exam in Pakistan?

The competitive examination comprises of the following;
(a)written examination;
(b)medical examination;
(c)psychological assessment; and
(d)viva voce.

Subjects for the competitive examination comprise compulsory papers of 600 marks and optional papers of 600 marks.

What is the age limit of the CSS Exam in Pakistan?

The eligible candidates must be neither below the age of twenty-one years nor above the age of thirty years on the cut-off date. In short, the age limit is 30 years.

What is the minimum qualification required to appear in the CSS Exam in Pakistan?

A candidate must hold at least a second division or grade ― C bachelor‘s degree in any discipline of one of the Pakistani Universities or an equivalent degree of a foreign university recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
In case a candidate has a third division or D grade in his bachelor‘s degree shall be eligible for the competitive examination in cases where he has obtained a higher division or grade in master‘s degree.

How to apply for the CSS Exam in Pakistan?

A candidate must apply online through FPSC website, fee payment shall be done in National Bank of Pakistan of Pakistan.

How to select optional subjects for the CSS Exam?

Optional subjects must be selected carefully as wrong selection leads to failure. If you are confused and do not know which subjects to choose, you may contact us. We provide free online guidance for all those candidates who are hardworking, serious, and do not have the provision of joining any academy.

CSS Exam Subjects Guideline

CSS Exam consists of 6 compulsory subjects along with optional subjects comprised of 600 marks. The list of all the subjects is as under;

Subject (Compulsory Subjects)Marks
English Essay100
English (Precis and Composition)100
General Science & Ability100
Current Affairs100
Pakistan Affairs100
Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of Major Religions (For Non-Muslims)100
Group-I (To select one subject of (200 marks only)Marks
Accountancy & Auditing200
Computer Science200
Political Science200
International Relations200
Group-II (To select subject(s) of 200 marks only)Marks
Applied Mathematics200
Pure Mathematics200
Group III (To select one subject of 100 marks only)Marks
Business Administration100
Public Administration100
Governance & Public Policies100
Town Planning & Urban Management100
Group IV (To select one subject of 100 marks only)Marks
History of Pakistan & India100
Islamic History & Culture100
British History100
European History100
History of USA100
Group-V (To select one subject of 100 marks only)Marks
Gender Studies100
Environmental Sciences100
Agriculture & Forestry100
English Literature100
Urdu Literature100
Group VI (To select one subject of 100 marks only)Marks
Constitutional Law100
International Law100
Muslim Law & Jurisprudence100
Mercantile Law100
Group VII (To select one subject of 100 marks only)Marks
Journalism & Mass Communication100

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