§CSS stands for Central Superior Services §

The Central Superior Services Examination is conducted every year for induction to Group 17 of the Civil Services. All this process is monitors by Federal Public Service Commission.

History of CSS

Imperial civil services (Indian civil services) 1858 .At the time of Partition (980 ICS officers: 468 were Europeans, 352 Hindus, 101 Muslims and others) After partition (Pakistan Civil Services) Civil servants act. 1973.

CSS exams for

(1) Commerce &Trade Group

(2) Foreign Service of Pakistan

(3) Information Group

(4) Inland Revenue Service

(5) Military Lands & Cantonments Group

(6) Office Management Group

(7) Pakistan Administrative Service

(8) Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service

(9) Pakistan Customs Service

(10) Police Service of Pakistan

(11) Postal Group

(12) Railways (Commercial &Transportation) Group

CSS Eligibility criteria:

}Applicant should be Pakistani citizen

}Creating opportunity for both male and female

}7.5% open merit seats, 92.5% Quota system

}Minimum qualification Graduation

}Age limit 21-30 years (according to new amendment)

CSS exam shall comprise the following:

(a) Written Examination

(b) Medical Examination

(c) Psychological Assessment

(d) Viva Voce.

Written Examination

Total marks 1200




(1) Essay 100

(2) English (Précis and Composition) 100

(3) General Knowledge:

(a) Paper-I General Science & Ability 100

(b) Paper – II Current Affairs 100

(c) Paper – III Pakistan Affairs 100

(4) Islamic Studies or Comparative Study of     Major 100

     Religions (For Non Muslims)

Total : 600

2-Optional Subjects (600marks)

Group-I: (To select one subject of (200 marks only)

Code No. Subject Marks

11. Accountancy & Auditing 200

12. Economics 200

13. Computer Science 200

14. Political Science 200

15. International Relations 200

Group-II: (To select subject(s) of 200 marks only)

Code No. Subject Marks

16. Physics 200

17. Chemistry 200

18. Applied Mathematics 100

19. Pure Mathematics 100

20. Statistics 100

21. Geology 100

Group-III: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)

Code No. Subject Marks

22. Business Administration 100

23. Public Administration 100

24. Governance & Public Policies 100

25. Town Planning & Urban Management 100

Group-IV: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
Code No. Subject Marks
26. History of Pakistan & India 100
27. Islamic History & Culture 100
28. British History 100
29. European History 100
30. History of USA 100

Group-V: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
Code No. Subject Marks
31. Gender Studies 100
32. Environmental Sciences 100
33. Agriculture & Forestry 100
34. Botany 100
35. Zoology 100
36. English Literature 100
37. Urdu Literature 100

Group-VI: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)

38. Law 100

39. Constitutional Law 100

40. International Law 100

41. Muslim Law & Jurisprudence 100

42. Mercantile Law 100

43. Criminology 100

44. Philosophy 100

Group-VII: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)

45. Journalism &Mass Communication 100

46. Psychology 100

47. Geography 100

48. Sociology 100

49. Anthropology 100

50. Punjabi 100

51. Sindhi 100

52. Pashto 100

53. Balochi 100

54. Persian 100

55. Arabic 100

Medical Examination

(i) All candidates must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of their duties

(ii) Disabled candidates in the categories of physically impaired, hearing/speech impaired(deaf & dumb) and visually impaired (blind) are allowed to compete for Competitive Examination.

Psychological Assessment

All candidates called for Viva Voce will be required to undergo Psychological Assessment, comprising written tests and group tasks. Such tests are designed to assess abilities, attitude and personality characteristics of the candidates with special regard to their aptitude for the Civil Services.


(i) Each candidate who is declared qualified in written part of the examination will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career, both academic and extramural.

(ii) All candidates are expected to have basic knowledge regarding Islam and Pakistan. Questions may be asked in the Interview on these subjects

(iii) Viva Voce will be of 300 marks. A candidate who fails to secure at least 100 marks in viva voce will be considered to have failed and will not be eligible for appointment

(iv) The result of Viva Voce shall be intimated to all candidates in due course of time


After clearing all these levels finally candidate have choice to select Groups/Services which he indicate on priority list

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