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What are CSS exams Pakistan ? Complete information

CSS stands for Central Superior Services . CSS is a super authority which is responsible for  running secretariats , Bureaucracy related civilian operations and Cabinet of Pakistan. The 7.5 % candidates are selected on merit while others 92.5 % candidates are selected on quota system.

CSS Examinations are organized and held in every February.The CSS is conducted under the supervision of Federal Public Service Commission. Every selected candidate is granted by at least BPS-17 Scale.  The CSS reforms are under consideration , according to new reforms age limit will be 30 years instead of 28 years and qualification will be increase from 14 years to 16 years according to CSS AGE LIMIT NEWS and CSS 2017 News Alert  the applications will be invited from 1st October to 31st October and Examinations will be held in February 2017.

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CSS Subjects ( CSS 2016) :-
CSS Exam is consists of 1200 Marks. These 1200 Marks are further divided into 12 different subjects. There are six compulsory subjects in this examination , while other six subjects are optional.which can be chosen according to your own will. List of compulsory and optional subjects of CSS examination is following :- 
Compulsory Subjects 

1-  Essay =100
2- English (Precis & Compositor)  =100
3- Islamic studies  =100
4- General Science & Ability  =100
5- Current Affairs  =100
6- Pakistan Affairs  =100
Total Marks  :  600
Note : Non Muslims can choose ” Comparative Study of Major Religions ” as a subject in lieu of
Islamic Studies.

Optional Subjects:
You have to choose six optional subjects and you have to complete 600 Marks from optional Subjects section as per rules mentioned in each group.

Group A
You can chose one subject of 200 Marks only from Group A Only .
1-Accounting & Auditing  =200
2-Economics  =200
3-Computer Science =200
4-Political science = 200
5-International Relations =200

Group B

You can choose one subject of 200 Marks or Two subjects of 100 marks in combination from
1- Physics  =200
2- Chemistry  =200
3- Applied Mathematics
4- Pure Mathematics
5- Statistics
6- Geology

Group C
You can select only one subject of 100 Marks from this group.
1- Business Administration =100
2- Public Administration =100
3- Governance and Public Policies =100
4- Town Planning and Urban-Management =100

Group D 

You can select only one subject of 100 Marks from this group.
1- Islamic History & Culture  =100
2- Indo Pak History =100
3- British History =100
4- European History =100
5- History of the USA =100

Group E
You can select only one subject of 100 Marks from this group.

1- Law  =100
2- Constitutional Law  =100
3- Mercantile Law  =100
4- Muslim Law & Jurisprudence  =100
5- International Law =100

6- Criminology = 100
7- Philosophy =100

Group F
You can select only one subject of 100 Marks from this group.
1- Gender Studies =100
2- Environmental Sciences =100
3- Agriculture & Forestry =100
4- Botany =100
5- Zoology =100
6- English Literature =100
7- Urdu Literature =100
Group G
You can select only one subject of 100 Marks from this group.
1-   Journalism & Communication.
2-   Psychology.
3-   Geography.
4-   Sociology.
5-   Anthropology.
6-   Punjabi.
7.   Sindhi
8.   Pushto.
9.   Balochi.
10. Persian

Detailed Syllabus and list of compulsory subjects for CSS-2017 will we available on FPSC Website.

Exams :-
Federal Public Service Commission will start CSS Exams from 16th February 2017. This exam will be taken for the recruitment of BPS-17 in different  groups/services.
Last Date to measure the eligibility of candidates  on the basis of their age , education , domicile etc is 31-12-2016.

Qualification :
Male & Females including paralyzed Candidates having Bachelor’s Degree with at least 2nd Division.

Notification of Age Limit 2016-17 :
The increase in CSS exams age limit up to 30 years was a hot issue since many months . Previously age limit for CSS exams was 22 To 28 Years & Qualification required for this test was graduation. But yesterday Minister of Planning , Mr Iqbal Ihsan announced that government has approved new age limit 21 To 30 Years for fresh candidates & 21 To 32 Years for old graduates. Till their is no notification announced for increase in qualification for CSS test.

The applications forms for CSS-2017 will be invited in the last of September 2016. The age limit will be considered according to 31 December 2016.

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