CSS Examination – Pakistan
CSS Examination is a competitive examination conducted by Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) Islamabad every year for recruitment to posts in Basic Pay Scale 17 for following groups/services under Federal Government.
- Commerce & Trade
- Customs & Excise Group
- District Management Group
- Foreign service of Pakistan
- Income Tax Group
- Information Group
- Military Lands and Cantonments Groups
- Office Management Group
- Pakistan Audit and Accounts service
- Police Service of Pakistan
- Postal Group
- Railways (Commercial & Transportation) Group
Parts of CSS Examination.
The CSS Exam comprises the following.
- Written Examination
- Medical Test
- Psychological Test
- Viva Voce
(Each part is explained in detail in the last of this topic/page)
Eligibility for taking CSS Exam.
Male as well as female candidates can appear in CSS exam if they fulfill the following eligibility criteria.
Nationality. The candidate must be a citizen of Pakistan or permanent resident of state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Education. (a)The candidate must hold at least 2nd division (or grade C), Bachelor Degree in any faculty in one of the universities of Pakistan or equivalent qualification or comparable educational qualification of a foreign university, recognised by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad.
(b) A candidate who has obtained 3rd division (or grade D) in his Bachelor Degree will be eligible for Exam in case he/she has obtained her division in Master degree.
Age limit. Age limit for candidate 21 – 28 years, which can be relaxed by 2 years (upto 30 yrs) for a person who is already in government service and has completed at least two years in service. Age relaxation (up to 2 years) is also available to candidates who belong to scheduled caste and Buddhist community as well as those candidates who live in remote areas, defined by FPSC (Age relaxation detail is in the last of this page).
Disabled Candidates. Disabled candidates (in categories of physical, hearing/speech (deaf & dumb) and visually impaired (blind)) are allowed to take exam against four Occupational Groups/Services which are (1) Commerce & Trade Group (2) Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service (3) Information Group and (4) Postal Group, provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria of education and age limit as mentioned above.
Places of the Examination:
The examination is held simultaneously at Abbottabad,Bahawalpur, D.I.Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Gilgit,Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Khuzdar, Lahore, Larkana, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Okara, Peshawar, Quetta,Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sialkot, Skardu & Sukkur depending onthe number of applicants for each centre.
Places of Interviews:
The interviews will be held at Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore,
Peshawar & Quetta.
How to apply for CSS Exam
Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) Islamabad publishes their advertisement for CSS Exam in all “daily newspapers” every year. In which date of Exam and last date for submitting application form is given.
Candidate must pay Rs. 1000/ (PKR) as application fee (exam fee) which is deposited in State Bank/National Bank of Pakistan under the account head “C02101-Organs of State Exam Fee(FPSC Receipt)”. Application form, Rules and Guidelines, and Syllabi are available on the production of this receipt (application fee deposit receipt in above banks) in Head office of FPSC at Islamabad and branches of FPSC at different cities.
The application form is filled for apply for exam. The application form must reach Commission on or before the closing date. No extra time is allowed.
Dates of exam and submitting of application form of CSS.
Generally, the CSS exam (written) is held in the month of March or April every year, and last date for submitting application for is 1st or 2nd January of the same year. Like, The CSS exam (written) for 2012 will be held by FPSC with effect from 6th March 2012 and closing date for submitting application is 1st January 2012.
These dates can be changed by FPSC Islamabad for every year.