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CSS Exam 2019: Rules, Eligibility Criteria & Requirements:
Application Submission: 1st of Dec , 2018.
Closing date : 12.12.2018
Written Exam: February, 2019.
#Question: What is the required qualification for CSS Exam?
(A) 14 years of Formal education recognized by the HEC is
required. There is much confusion that 16 years Formal education
is necessary, but it is not True. You must possess at least 14 years
education to be eligible.
(B) A candidate can possess any Bachelors Degree (B.A, B.Com ,
BBA, B.Sc, LLB, MBBS etc.) from one of the Pakistani Universities
or an equivalent degree or comparable educational qualifications of
a foreign University recognized by Higher Education Commission,
# Essential_Requirement : The Bachelors degree must be passed
with a minimum of 2nd Division i.e. C-Grade. Previous academic
records(Matric/F.Sc etc.) do not matter in eligibility for CSS
# Note :
(i) A candidate who has obtained a Third Division (or `Dâ€™ grade) in
his/her Bachelorâ€™s Degree will be eligible for the Examination in
cases where he/she has obtained a higher Division in Masterâ€™s
(ii) The decision as to which foreign degrees or comparable
educational qualifications are equivalent to corresponding Pakistani
degree rests solely with the Commission.
#Question: What is the age limit for CSS Exam?
#Answer: As per the latest rules of CE-2019 age limit for CSS
Examination is 21 to 30 years. Upper age limit for CE-2019 shall be
the same as 30 years and cut off date for age calculation will be
31.12.2018. This means that an applicant shall be considered
ineligible if his/her age is 30 years on/or before 31.12.2018
#Question: What is the cut off date to determine eligibility of
candidates for CSS Exam?
It will be 31.12.2018 for CE-2019.
#Question: What is fee for CSS Exam?
#Answer: Fee of written examination : Approx. Rs.2200/- to be
deposited in the form of Bank Challan at the time of Registration
#Question: Usual time taken for declaration of results of CSS
#Answer:6-7 months after the Written Exam.
#Question: How many Occupational Groups are included in CSS
#Answer: Following occupational groups are included in CSS
1.Commerce and Trade Group
2.Former Name: District Management Group(DMG) / Now: Pakistan
Administrative Services (PAS)
3.Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP)
4.Information Group (IG)
5.Inland Revenue Service (IRS)
6.Military Land & Cantonments Group (MLCG)
7.Office Management Group (OMG)
8.Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service
9.Pakistan Customs Service (PCS)
10.Police Service of Pakistan (PSP)
12.Railways (Commercial & Transportation) Group.
#Question: What is percentage of Regional/Provincial quota for
seats/posts filled up by CSS Exam?
#Answer: Detail of regional quota is as under:
Merit=7.5%, Punjab=50%, Sindh=19% (Sindh(U)-7.6%, Sindh
(R)-11.4%), Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa=11.5%, Balochistan=6%, GB/
10% quota is reserved for women from the share of Provinces/
Regions except Merit quota . Un-filled vacancies will be carried
5% quota is reserved for Minorities (Non-Muslims) from the share
of Provinces/Regions except Merit Quota. Unfilled vacancies will
be carried forward.
No separate quota fixed for disabled candidates. Disabled
candidates will compete in accordance with the Government
#Question: How much time is required for final allocation of CSS
#Answer: After announcement of final result of CSS and receipt of
quota wise seats from Establishment Division FPSC issue a Public
Notice on website and leading news papers and made allocations
in due course of time.
#Question: What are the rules/criteria for age relaxation in CSS
#Answer: The upper age limit will be relaxed by two years up to the
age of 32 years in respect of :
(a) the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Buddhist
Community subject to production of a certificate (Annex-A of
Application Form) to be issued by Political Agent/DCO/ District
Magistrate in support of their claim.
(b) The candidates belonging to the recognized Tribes who are
permanent residents of the areas mentioned-below and whose
families have been living in these areas. Such candidates must
attach a certificate (Annex-B of Application Form) to be issued by
Political Agent/ DCO/District Magistrate in support of their claim :
2. Tribal Areas of D.I.Khan and Peshawar Divisions (including
former Frontier States of Dir, Swat, Chitral and Amb).
3. Former excluded (Baluch) area forming part of the Dera Ghazi
Khan and Rajanpur Districts.
4. Former Tribal Areas of Mardan and Hazara Divisions.
5. Upper Tanawal Area of Hazara Division.
(c) The candidates who are permanent residents of Azad Kashmir
Territory, subject to submission of a certificate (Annex-C of
Application Form) to be issued by Kashmir Affairs Division,
Government of Pakistan, Islamabad..
(d) The candidates who are permanent residents of Gilgit â€“
Baltistan including Gilgit, Diamir, Baltistan, Ghizar and Ghanche,
subject to submission of a certificate (Annex-B of Application
Form) to be issued by the Political Agent/DCO/ District Magistrate.
(e) The candidates who are disabled namely, physically impaired,
hearing/speech impaired (deaf & dumb) and visually impaired
(blind), subject to submission of certificate of disability issued by
the competent authority designated for the purpose by the Federal/
(f) In Service Government Servants, Armed Forces Personnel,
Contract employees, including the Government servants of AJ&K,
who possess a minimum of two years continuous Government
service as on 31st December, 2013, subject to submission of
Departmental Permission Certificate (Annex-E) from the competent
authority. Employees of Nationalised Banks, State Bank of Pakistan,
WAPDA, Regulatory Authorities, Autonomous bodies and other semi
omous bodies are not entitled to age relaxation.
#Question: What are the grounds of rejection of applications of
Following are some basic reasons of rejections
TR not paid.
Application received late after closing date.
Applied on wrong application form.
Already availed 3 attempts.
#Question: What are the standard / qualifying marks fixed for CSS
600 marks out of 1200 marks in the written examination and 101
marks in viva voce out of 300 marks.