CSS complete information and guidance 2020 - 2021 pdf download

This is the complete guide and information about CSS in Pakistan. I have tried to cover your every question about CSS. Here we will discuss all and every aspect of CSS in Pakistan. We will cover the details like eligibility, syllabus, marks, selection procedure, age, qualification, important dates, books and subjects, total marks, how to apply, and some preparation tips here. So, this is going to be your handbook for CSS.

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CSS exam complete information and guide 2021

CSS in Pakistan: complete information and guide 2020 -2021

Before we start the actual topic, let me tell you that this post is being written in July 2020. So, the information provided here may be changed over time. Although this post will be updated if any changes are made in the information provided here, yet this is your responsibility to verify the information before you act upon this advice.

So, let us start the discussion here.

1. What is CSS?

Before we go to the details, it is better to know what actually CSS is.

CSS stands for Central Superior Services. Here in Pakistan, it is the exam that is taken to fill bureaucratic posts and high profile jobs in the country. The candidate who passes this exam are deployed in Cabinet offices to take the role of executives, managers, directors, and district level officers. The exam is divided into two phases: the written exam and the interview. The candidates have to pass both the two phases to be eligible for one of the sanctioned posts.

2. Eligibility Criteria for CSS in Pakistan

The eligibility criteria for CSS includes the following items:
  1. The Candidate must be the citizen of Pakistan
  2. The candidate must have at least bachelor level qualification or higher
  3. The candidate should have 2nd division in bachelor degree or at least 2nd division in masters or higher degree
  4. The age of the candidate on the last date to apply for the exams should be between 21 year and 30 years
  5. The candidates who are either Govt employees or they belong to the Ex-FATA region are given 2 years of relaxation in the upper age limit. Hence they can apply till the age of 32 years.
  6. The candidate must not have failed 3 times in this exam before.

3. CSS Exams complete procedure

CSS exams follow the following procedure and scheme of activities:
  • New applications announced through newspapers
  • Candidates apply for the exams online through FPSC website
  • Written Test dates and exams center locations are sent to the candidates through email and post.
  • The written exam is conducted on the given schedule
  • The result of the written exam  is announced
  • The candidates who pass the written exam are given a schedule for their interview
  • The interview is conducted and potential candidates are shortlisted
  • The names of candidates who pass the interview are displayed on the Official FPSC website
  • The candidates are given appointment letters for their desired posts
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4. CSS exam syllabus and subjects details

The exam is conducted according to a specific schemes and the subjects are covered in group shape. So, I have written a separate detailed post on CSS Syllabus, marks, and subject combinations. You can read that post to get all information about how to select subjects for CSS.

5. CSS Applications and exams dates

Applications for CSS usually open in September-October every year. The exam is taken in February every year.

1. Number of chances for CSS exam

You can appear 3 times in CSS exams.

6. Exams Centers for CSS

The exams for CSS is conducted in the following cities:
  1. Rawalpindi
  2. Quetta
  3. Sialkot
  4. Sargodha
  5. Sukkur
  6. Skardu
  7. Gujranwala
  8. Gilgit
  9. Dera Ghazi Khan
  10. Multan
  11. Larkana
  12. Hyderabad
  13. Muzaffarabad
  14. Khuzdar
  15. Okara
  16. Bahawalpur
  17. Islamabad
  18. Karachi
  19. Lahore
  20. Abbottabad
  21. Peshawar
  22. Dera Ismail Khan
  23. Faisalabad
The interview is conducted in Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, and Quetta only.

7. CSS exams paper pattern 2021

The paper pattern for CSS has been explained in a separate post. You can read the complete post on CSS exams paper pattern and sample papers


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