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Syllabus of CSS Examination

October 15, 2018

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It's import to understand its syllabus before attempting an exam.  The syllabus of Central Superior Service (CSS) Exam differs from other exams being conducted by Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC). It consists of two main parts i.e. written-examination and viva-voce. The written part comprises of two parts further i.e. compulsory papers and selective (optional) papers 600 marks each. The minimum level of papers is Graduation and no specific syllabus is prescribed, however, broad guidelines are available on website of FPSC.

Marks Breakup

Firstly, the written-examination is conducted.  Secondly, after result, the successful candidates are called for Psychological Assessment & Interview known as Viva-Voce, by panel of FPSC. The CSS exam consists of 1500 marks; the breakup of the written and Viva-Voce is as under:

Written Part = 1200 Marks.
Viva Voce = 300 Marks.
Total = 1500 Marks.

Written Part (Written Exam)

Examination (written part) consists of 12 papers (1200 marks); 06 Compulsory Subjects and 06 Elective (Optional) Subjects from the prescribed Groups of Optional Papers being explained in coming paras.

Syllabus of Compulsory Papers

Following 06 compulsory papers have been prescribed by FPSC consisting of 600 Marks. Marks of papers at Sr. No. 4, 5 & 6 are counted collectively meaning thereby that 120 out of 300 in these papers make a candidate pass whereas Papers at Sr. No. 1, 2 & 3 are required to be passed by minimum 40 marks in each:

Code No.SubjectsMarks
1.English Essay100
2.English (Precis and Composition)100
3.General Science & Ability100
4.Current Affairs100
5.Pakistan Affairs100
6.Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of100
 Major Religions (For Non Muslims) 
Total Marks600

Syllabus of Optional Papers

Optional papers (600 Marks) may be selected from the groups given by FPSC and not more than 200 marks are allowed for selection from one group. The selection of elective papers is based upon interest of candidate and the degree he has achieved during studies. Selection of elective papers is very important and is a base towards the marks. The revision of groups by FPSC in the recent years has made it little difficult for candidates having background in Arts & Humanities subjects as compared with Sciences.

Groups of Optional Papers

Total seven groups are available for selection of selective papers. The groups have been revised by FPSC in 2016. The groups for selection of papers are as under:-

Group-I: Select one subject of 200 marks only

Code No.SubjectMarks
11Accountancy & Auditing200
12Economics200
13Computer Science200
14Political Science200
15International Relations (IR)200

Group-II: Select subject(s) of 200 marks only

Code No.SubjectsMarks
16.Physics200
17.Chemistry200
18.Applied Mathematics100
19.Pure Mathematics100
20.Statistics100
21.Geology100

Group-III:  Select one subject of 100 marks only

Code No.SubjectsMarks
22.Business Administration100
23.Public Administration100
24.Governance & Public Policies100
25.Town Planning & Urban Management100

Group-IV:  Select one subject of 100 marks only

Code No.SubjectsMarks
26.History of Pakistan & India100
27.Islamic History & Culture100
28.British History100
29.European History100
30.History of USA100

Group-V: Select one subject of 100 marks only

Code No.SubjectsMarks
31.Gender Studies100
32.Environmental Sciences100
33.Agriculture & Forestry100
34.Botany100
35.Zoology100
36.English Literature100
37.Urdu Literature100

Group-VI: Select one subject of 100 marks only

Code No.SubjectsMarks
38.Law100
39.Constitutional Law100
40.International Law100
41.Muslim Law & Jurisprudence100
42.Mercantile Law100
43.Criminology100
44.Philosophy100

Group-VII: Select one subject of 100 marks only

Code No.SubjectsMarks
45.Journalism & Mass Communication100
46.Psychology100
47.Geography100
48.Sociology100
49.Anthropology100
50.Punjabi100
51.Sindhi100
52.Pashto100
53.Balochi100
54.Persian100
55.Arabic100

Passing Marks of CSS Exam

Minimum passing marks in each paper is 40 and overall 600 marks are threshold for declaring the candidate as qualified for next phase i.e. Viva-Voce.

Preparation Sources

  • Broad guidelines are available on FPSC website: http://www.fpsc.gov.pk/
  • Books and Notes are available in the market covering most of the syllabus.
  • There are academies and coaching centers in big cities giving lectures on syllabus of CSS.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A HABIB
Writer is a Punjab Government servant (Pakistan). He writes voluntarily




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