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CSS 2018 Exam Date Sheet, Age Limit and Syllabus

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.


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35 comments

  1. Are there three separate essay papers for three clusters of css?? please tell

  2. sir agr hm rister ho jaty h css k lye but exam mai appear ni hty kya t b hmara chnce avail ho jata hai???

  3. sir agr hm register ho
    jaty h css k lye but exam mai appear ni hty kya tb b hmara chance avail ho jata hai

  4. Kindly can you provide the information for the enrollment in CSS Exams 2018 for myself and the procedure, if its still open!!!

  5. sir ma na fsc medical kar li ha or fsc ma mera a plus grade ha kiya ma css ky lye apply kar sakti hoon plz sir mjy jaldi bataye ga

  6. My qulification M.A sindhi can I apply my age is 33 and which subject I choose

  7. My age is 33 can I apply css

  8. how many times css exams held in a year

  9. I am 32 years old. I want to appear in it. I am govt servant with 12years service. May I apply. plz reply fast

  10. Lal Dino Panhyar

    Sir m Commerce m B.sc 2nd year m kr rha kia m CSS m aply kr skta ho aur mghe kon se subjects choos krne chye please guide m

  11. Muhammad moazzam hassan

    My age is 31 yrs and 6 months can i appear the exam

  12. i am a pharm-d student.what type of subjects i should choose? plz tell me something about choice of subjects?

  13. sir keya maa FA ka bad css ka exame dy sakta hn ?????????

  14. sir ma MCs kr raha hon MRI matric our fa ma third devion hy but ba ma first devion hy kia ma apply kr sakta hn

  15. sir man B.S ky 8 semster man hoon kia man css ky liye apply kar skti hoon.?

  16. Sir mujhy guide kijiye ga. MAINY B.A kia hua hai law and English literature. mujhy konsy subjects choose krny chahyen? kese preparation krun ?kahan sy krun?

    • meri madam ne masters kia hua tha english mein but unhn ne english literature ko nhi rkha ku ke iss mein thori difficulty ziada hai

  17. Muhammad Arslan

    Sir mujhy guide kijiye ga. Mr BSCS kr raha hun. mujhy konsy subjects choose krny chahyen? kese preparation krun ?kahan sy krun?

  18. Muhammad Arslan

    Thanks for this information. ALLAH Bless You.

  19. sir I m a biotechnology student and I want to join Pakistan audit and accounting.. Is it necessary to select one subject of accounting? Although Its not my subject. plz guide me.

  20. Farhan Ali Sabir

    Sir, I want to join the Police Force as ASP or I want to join any Belt Force, And i am the student of Intermediate please guide me…

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