CSS stands for Central Superior Services. CSS is the name of the high class bureaucratic authority in Pakistan that works under the supervision of the institutes and offices of the Federal Government of Pakistan. CSS in Pakistan is assigned with the duties of regulating and operating the civilian bureaucratic operations in the country. It also performs operations in directorates, government secretaries and Cabinet of Pakistan as well.
This article will cover the following topics:
- Rules for Admission to Test – Age and Qualification for 2017
- Syllabus for Upcoming CSS 2017
- CSS Groups
- CSS 2017 Exam Date
- Important Instructions
CSS Rules for Admission Test:
The rules for CSS 2017 attempt are undecided. The proposal for extension of age limit from 28 to 30 and qualification fro, 14 years to 16 years is under consideration by the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal.
CSS Age Limit:
Currently age limit is 28 years that is likely to increase up to 30 for the year 2017 attempt.
CSS Qualification Requirement:
Currently, qualification requirement is 14 years of education that is also likely to increase up to 16 for the year 2017 attempt.
The subjects of CSS are subdivided into the category of Compulsory Subject and Optional Subject. The written test of CSS will comprise the total number of 1200.
CSS Compulsory Subjects 600 Marks
|English (Precis and Composition)||100|
|General Science and Ability||100|
|Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of Major Religions (For Non-Muslims)||100|
CSS Optional Subjects – 600 Marks Total
Group-I: (To select one subject of 200 marks only)
Group-II: (To select subject(s) of 200 marks only)
Group-III: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
Group-IV: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
Group-V: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
Group-VI: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
Group-VII: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
Syllabus for CSS 2017:
CSS Fee 2017:
Fee for CSS exams is Rs. 1000.
List of CSS Groups:
- Commerce & Trade Group
- Customs & Excise Group
- District Management Group
- Foreign Service of Pakistan
- Income Tax Group
- Information Group
- Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service
- Police Service of Pakistan
- Postal Group
- Railways (Commercial & Transportation) Group
CSS 2017 Exam Date:
Every year Competitive Examination held from the mid of February to onwards. However,
Note-1: Question papers in Urdu or other Pakistani regional languages (Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Balochi), Persian and Arabic should be answered in the respective languages unless otherwise directed in the question paper.
Note-2: There will be two papers of 100 marks each of the subjects which carry 200 marks. In other subjects of 100 marks there will be one paper. Each paper will be of 3 hours duration.
Note-3: The candidates should expect some objective type question (MCQ’s) in compulsory and optional papers.