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
English Essay100
English (Precis and Composition)100
General Science and Ability100
Current Affairs100
Pakistan Affairs100
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 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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  • Sabir Hussain on 12/10/2018

    I have don B.Ed Hons 4 years degree and now I’m studying in MA English Linguistics and Literature Programme in 3rd semester. Can I apply for CSS..???

  • Mudassir Iqbal on 10/10/2018

    Can I apply with BA degree

  • Farah on 06/10/2018

    Plz somebody tell me that css registration and admission fee is seperate.if yes then in which month.

  • Saima on 06/10/2018

    How could I apply for exams ? ..Where will be the exams held where as I am in Karachi Pakistan?

  • Danish Azal on 05/10/2018

    Can i apply for css with the BA Degree?

  • Zulqarnain on 03/10/2018

    8 to 10mnth

  • dania on 29/09/2018

    yr koi bta skhta hai agr hum optional subj mey 200 marks k subj slct krty tou srf optional 3 subj ban rhy r ismey likha 6 optional subj honay chye mgr mrks tou aisay 600 sy zada ban jaingy agr 6 optional subj slct krngy.

  • asma burki on 23/09/2018

    asslamalikum, l belong to swa, recently I have completed my MPhil in chem, so now I want to apply css exam. so is there any option for age extension.

    • saad ali on 30/09/2018

      YEAH . 21 TO 30 IS THE AGE LIMIT

  • Salma on 22/09/2018

    My nee b.sc ki Hy college of home economics se management studies may kia my aply kr sakti ho? Or admsn last date kb Hy?

    • Danish Azal on 05/10/2018

      Yes u can apply

    • Danish Azal on 05/10/2018

      1st october to 31st 2018

  • shahbaz on 22/09/2018

    i done electrical engineering now i want to become css officer any helpful suggestions….. plz

  • AyshaSarwar on 20/09/2018

    Many b.sc ke h botany zoology or chemistry k sath…..CSS kr skti ho kia…..tyari kha sy krne hofe guide kry…..plzzz,,,

  • Sumera on 02/09/2018

    Paper english main hun gy ya urdu main kindly tell me

  • Rabia on 18/08/2018

    Hlo sir ma 10th class ka paper dna ka bad ma ma inter ma kya kro kue ka ma police officer bn na cahte ho mna 10th class biology par rhe ho and next inter ma kya kro

    • ahmad zeb khan on 29/08/2018

      sister ap arts lelo, waha ap history pharo gi aur basic ap ki strong hogi aur agy apko asani hogi.

    • Inam on 06/09/2018

      Mum sent distinct karo

  • Kamran on 21/07/2018

    When will start css registration of 2019 and where from we get refistration form?

  • Madiha on 17/07/2018

    I have BS in Computer Science which subject i should choose as optional. If i choose 200 marks of Computer science, 200 marks of Chemistry , 100 marks of Islamic History and Culture and 100 marks of Urdu Lit so is this will good for scoring marks.

  • M Ishaq Doger on 30/06/2018

    Css ka Syllabus kesa or kahan sa download ho ga

  • Muhammad Tariq on 15/06/2018

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

  • Athar Rehmani on 31/05/2018

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

  • Rabeea khan on 30/05/2018

    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.

    • shafaqat khan on 29/06/2018

      Depend upon ur domicile. Coz some student have age relaxation. Like ajk, GB etc

  • Sajreen khan on 26/05/2018

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

  • AMINA ABBAS on 24/05/2018

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

    • sher zaman on 27/06/2018

      no you must be select optional complete group,not one from them.

    • musaib agha on 14/08/2018

      sher zaman i think u r been misguided,, u have to pick 100 marks subject from different groups to complete your 600 optional marks

  • AMINA ABBAS on 24/05/2018

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

    • Kh zulqarnain on 03/10/2018

      Jhaa sa marzii choose kry 600 hndrnt porry ktny hn

  • Iqra Ashraf on 05/05/2018

    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

    • Haris jaan on 09/05/2018

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

    • Rabeea khan on 30/05/2018

      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.

  • kanwal on 18/04/2018

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

  • Syed shahab on 18/04/2018

    1200 me kitne pe pas he

    • Zahid jan on 23/04/2018


  • Syed shahab on 18/04/2018

    Css addmission last date kb he

  • ali on 06/04/2018

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

  • Saifee qazi on 04/04/2018

    Assam u alikum ….last date admission kb hy

    • Kh zulqarnain on 03/10/2018

      Compulsory ma 40 and optional ma 33

  • irshad ali malik on 27/03/2018

    css k prepration k lea knse guide istmal karen

  • Aanii on 05/02/2018

    CSS exams ki tyrii mein kitnaa waqt lgtaaaa…

    • M Ishaq Doger on 30/06/2018

      is ki jitni tiyari ho kam ha

    • Zulqarnain on 03/10/2018

      8 to 10mnth

    • Zulqar nain on 03/10/2018

      8 to 12 month

    • Zulqar nain Nain on 03/10/2018

      Maxm 10 to 12 month

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