General Information About CSS Exam 2018 in Pakistan
CSS stands for CENTRAL SUPERIOR SERVICES. The government of Pakistan conducts CSS Exam or the Competitive Exam to fill up Grade-17 posts in 12 different service groups every year. The up coming CSS Exam is scheduled in the last week of February, 2018.
A candidate is offered 3 chances to pass this exam before BECOMING OLDER THAN 28 YEARS. Syllabus and actual rules & regulations governing this examination can be had from the official website of Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan i.e. www.fpsc.gov.pk.
WHAT IS THE REQUIRED STANDARD OF ELIGIBILITY?
Graduation with minimum 2nd Division in any discipline
If there is 3rd division in graduation then a candidate with a higher division in masters is also eligible.
Minimum 21 years by the 31st Dec. 2017
Maximum28 years by the 31st Dec. 2017
IS RELAXATION IN AGE POSSIBLE?
YES, only in the upper age limit. Not more than 30 years of age in any case
- 2 Years for the citizens of Kashmir
- 2 years for the candidates of certain districts of KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA
- 2 years for certain recognized tribes of Balochistan
- 2 years for the people from scheduled castes
- 2 years for people doing govt. service for two years.
Dates of CSS Exam
The important dates for CSS Exam 2018 are as follows:
==>> Application Submission Period: 1st October – 31st October, 2017
==>> Exam Date: 15th February 2018
==>> Date for determining eligibility (e.g. qualification & age): 31st December 2017
==>> Exam Fee: Rs. 2200/-
List of Main City Centers for CSS Examinations in Pakistan:
CSS Examination in Pakistan will be arranged in major and specific cities of Pakistan such as Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, D.I.Khan, Faisalabad, Gilgit, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Larkana, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Sukkur.
HOW MANY PAPERS ARE THERE IN THIS EXAMINATION?
A CSS Candidate appears in 12 papers of Compulsory as well as Optional Subjects. There are 6 papers of Compulsory subjects which include:
- ENGLISH ESSAY,
2. ENGLISH PRECIS & COMPREHENSION,
3. EVERYDAY SCIENCE,
4. CURRENT AFFAIRS,
5. PAKISTAN AFFAIRS AND
NOTE: In paper No. 3,4 and 5 you need to get minimum 120 marks in the aggregate.
- Passing in each of these 3 papers is not necessary.
- Passing marks in each compulsory paper are 40%
- Passing marks in each optional paper are 33%
- Aggregate of 50% in all 12 papers is compulsory
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS?
There are different conditions for the selection of these subjects. Candidates cannot choose any subjects without following those conditions. We provide complete counselling to candidates for the selection of subjects.
WHAT IS THE RANGE OF MARKS WHICH GUARANTEES SUCCESS?
To pass this exam you need to score at least 600 marks. However, your allocation is possible if you score around 650 marks in the written exam and around 180 out of 300 marks in the interview but merit is different for different provinces and each province has a specific quota.
IS THERE ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SELECTED OPTIONAL SUBJECTS AND THE DESIRED OCCUPATIONAL GROUP/SERVICE?
No. But the candidate must be ready to answer subject oriented questions in the interview.
IS THERE ANY SPECIAL PRIVILEGE FOR WOMEN?
Great privilege: there is 10% special quota for women.
HOW MUCH HARD WORK IS REQUIRED TO PASS CSS EXAM?
Depends on the calibre of individual . However, an average candidates needs to study 5-6 hours a day.