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CSS 2018 Exam Date Sheet, Age Limit and Syllabus

(Last Updated On: 17/10/2017)

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.

CSS Rules for Admission Test:


CSS Age Limit:

The candidates must be of age between 21 to 30 years and must have Bachelor degree with at least 2nd division.

CSS Qualification Requirement

The candidate must have Bachelor degree with at least 2nd division.

CSS Subjects:

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

Compulsory Subjects
Subject Marks
English Essay 100
English (Precis and Composition) 100
General Science and Ability 100
Current Affairs 100
Pakistan Affairs 100
Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of Major Religions (For Non-Muslims) 100
Total 600

CSS Optional Subjects – 600 Marks Total

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

group 1

Group-II: (To select subject(s) of 200 marks only)group 2

Group-III: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)group 3


Group-IV: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)group 4

Group-V: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)group 5

Group-VI: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)group 6

Group-VII: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)group 7

Syllabus for CSS 2018:

Download expected complete syllabus for CSS 2017

CSS Fee 2018:

Fee for CSS exams is Rs. 2200.

List of CSS Groups:

  1. Commerce & Trade Group
  2. Customs & Excise Group
  3. District Management Group
  4. Foreign Service of Pakistan
  5. Income Tax Group
  6. Information Group
  7. Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service
  8. Police Service of Pakistan
  9. Postal Group
  10. Railways (Commercial & Transportation) Group

CSS 2018 Exam Date:

Every year Competitive Examination held from the mid of February to onwards.

Important Instructions:

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.

72 comments

  1. Muhammad Tariq

    A.o.a I want to confirm that next css exams will be held on feb 2019 ….?

  2. Do you have any information about syllabus of CSS 2019 ?
    If yes kindly send me the syllabus of CSS 2019

  3. Kindly let me know the age limit for CSS as I am 36 yrs old now nd plz tell me best subjects for that as I hv done masters in Islamic studies.
    Kindly send me details in mail.

  4. I want to ask can we apply till 31st December ??

  5. hum kya optional subject just ik hi group sy 3no choose krny hoty hn ya diffrent groups sy kr skty hn ?

  6. kya hum ik hi group m sy 3 optional subject choose krny hoty hn ya phir diffrent groups sy.?

  7. M.a urdu student kiya mein css k liye apply kr sktii hon ager ker sakti hu to kon sy subjects mein kru last date kiya hy??? Please guide

    • yes u can apply… in optional subjects, select subjects related to your feild or interest… inshAllah will be easy

      • Kindly let me know the age limit for CSS as I am 36 yrs old now nd plz tell me best subjects for that as I hv done masters in Islamic studies.
        Kindly send me details in mail.

  8. Kya optional subjects me hr group me s ik subject choice krna lazmi h ?

  9. 1200 me kitne pe pas he

  10. Css addmission last date kb he

  11. friends koi bata sakta ha k css k passing marks kitny han

  12. Assam u alikum ….last date admission kb hy

  13. irshad ali malik

    css k prepration k lea knse guide istmal karen

  14. CSS exams ki tyrii mein kitnaa waqt lgtaaaa…

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