All About CSS EXAMs in Pakistan!( 2012)

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    Introduction!

    Pakistan is in dire need of intelligent, academically sound and knowledgeable leaders, and political representatives, who can take decisions on behalf of the people, in light of their commendable qualities. As a result the providers of civil services in the country are selected via an examination, now formally known as the Central Superior Services of Pakistan (CSS) which was made binding by the government in the year 1973, under Article 240. The examination tests students on a diverse number of courses, which vary in their content and difficulty level.Due to the ever increasing scope and popularity of the CSS examination, students belonging to the provinces of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan are travelling to the bigger cities to prepare for the cut-throat examinations taking place in 2012.

    CSS Exam Application Process!
    Candidates, who fall into the eligibility requirements stated above, can applyfor the CSS 2012 examinations. CSS exam 2012 applications will be invited all over Pakistan in the month of November or December every year. Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan (FPSC) has already set the date of the examination for Saturday, February 25, 2012.Government employees who fulfill the requirement laid down for appearing in CSS exams 2012 are eligible to appear in exams if permitted by the competent authority in their departments or offices. No Government employee shall be competent to apply without the prior permission in writing from his/her department/office as the case may be, and such permissions must accompany the application. Candidates who join Government service after submitting their applications for admission to the examination should also submit the Departmental permission immediately thereafter.A candidate, who after submitting such Departmental permission, joins Civil Service Academy or is transferred to another Department, should also obtain the permission of that Department and submit the same to the Commission as soon as possible.A candidate who has left Government service should submit with his/her application the original as well as a copy of his/her discharge/service certificate.A candidate who has been dismissed from Government or semi Government Service will not be eligible for admission to the examination. If a great number of candidates apply for the CSS 2012 so the decision of the authority would be final about the limitation of the candidates to appear in the CSS exams 2012.If the Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan (FPSC) imposed a limit and the number of applied candidates exceeds that limit, the commission will select from applicants. This selection will be based on the accurate representation of provinces/areas of Pakistan as well as the various age concessions.
    CSS Eligibility Criteria!
    AGE REQUIREMENTSAll candidates must be between the ages of 21 to 28 years of age to take the CSS examination 2012. In January 2011, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani rejected an appeal by the Establishment Division to increase the upper age limit of eligibility on grounds of the fact that the examination must only be taken by the country’s youth, with eager and fresh minds. As a result the age limit could not be increased and the same will be applicable for the CSS 2012 examinations.The upper age limit can be relaxed to 30 years only in case of those candidates falling in the following groups;
    1. Candidates belonging to the Buddhist Community or a Scheduled Caste
      Candidates who are permanent residents of Balochistan, Dera Ismail Khan and Peshawar inclusive of the Frontier States of Chitral, Dir, Swat and Amb
      Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur Districts, Mardan and Hazara Divisions, and lastly, the Upper Tanawal area of Hazara Division
      Permanent residents of Azad Kashmir, who are currently residing in Pakistan, and residents of certain northern areas of Gilgit, Diamir, Baltistan, Ghizar and Ghanche
      For candidates who are currently government servants inclusive of the government servants in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, who have rendered not less than two years of continuous government service.
    Note: The age limit shall only be relaxed for the mentioned candidates upon the submission of a certificate (Annexure-B of Application) which must be government issued.A candidates’ age can only be verified via one of the following documents:
    • Matriculation Certificate
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • An Attested Birth Certificate
    Once a year of birth has been verified by the FPSC, no changes will be allowed in any subsequent examination.
    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    1. All candidates must hold a Grade C bachelors’ degree issued by an HEC registered university of Pakistan. For overseas students, an equivalent degree of the same qualification can be accepted however, the final decision lies with the Pakistani Commission.
      Holders of a Third Division Bachelors’ Degree can only sit for the examination if they are joint holders of a higher division Master’s Degree.
    NATIONALITY REQUIREMENTS
    Only residents of Pakistan or nationals of the state of Jammu and Kashmir can qualify for the examination upon the submission of a copy of his/her national identity card, issued by their respective states. Seats allocated for prescribed provincial/ regional quotas shall be allocated to candidates on the basis of the domicile certificate issued by the competent authority in accordance with the law and the rules.Residents of Azad Jammu and Kashmir will only be allocated a seat in the examination upon submissions of a domicile certificate and a state issued NIC. The domicile once claimed and accepted by the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed at a subsequent examination or selection. The domicile claimed by a candidate and accepted by the Government at the time of entry into Government service shall be treated as final throughout his/her service career and no subsequent change in his/ her domicile will be recognized for the purpose of terms and conditions of his/her service including his/her allocation and liability to transfer.A candidate who has married a person who is not a citizen of Pakistan shall not be eligible for appointment provided that a person who marries an Indian national with the prior permission of Government may be regarded as eligible for appointment.A candidate having dual Nationality must Surrender his/her Foreign Nationality and inform the Government before joining Civil Services Academy.
    Number of attempts available for CSS exams
    There are only three chances for candidates to appear in the CSS exams. No candidate can appear in the CSS exams more than three times. If candidates apply for the CSS exams but not appear in any one paper of the CSS exams then he/she will not be considered as one time attempted. A candidate will be considered to have attempted in the CSS exams only if she/he appears in any one or more papers of CSS exams.If a candidate who appeared in CSS Exams 2011 and now wanted to appear in the CSS exams 2012 they should apply for the CSS exams 2012 without waiting for the CSS result 2011.If any candidate apply for the CSS exams 2012 but not appear in the exams due to some reasons his/her CSS exams fee will not be refunded.
     
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    How to Prepare for CSS exam!
    CSS exams 2012 applicants must deposit fee Rs. 1,500 in favor of the Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan (FPSC). However, the revised fee for the examination and the mode of payment for examinations held in 2012 is yet to be issued by the Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan (FPSC).If any candidate wants to submit application for rechecking of his/her papers there is Rs. 200 fee of paper rechecking of each paper.Candidates there is a booklet which is attached with the application form for the candidates. Students should read this booklet carefully.Rs.50 will be deposited by all candidates in the account of Government Treasury/ State Bank of Pakistan “1252__Health MISC MEDICAL (CENTRAL)”. The challan copy should be handed over to the president of the Central Medical Board at the time of medical examination.Rs.300/- before examination by a Medical Board in the case of candidates who qualify in the written examination. Payment of this fee will be required to be made in cash to the Medical Board concerned at the time of Physical Examination of the candidates. Candidates will present their National Identity Cards & Admission Certificate to the Medical authorities concerned.

    In Pakistan, an increasing number of academies have opened up to prepare students for the most difficult examination in the country. Most of these academies are situated in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad though a few have also recently situated in Hyderabad and Sukkur. Below is a list of recognized academies, known to produce good results, by region; List of Academies/tutors in Lahore with contact details:Kips College Lahore Forces Academy - Lahore KIPS College FaisalabadKIPS College Gujranwala Officers Open Academy Lahore KIPS College Sargodha For students, who intend to prepare without the help of academies, studying at a library can be of benefit due to the availability of reference material, books, and national and international journals. Also, the chances of distraction are quite low in this case and the environment makes the library a sound place to study.A few weeks before the examination, students tend to study for at least 5 hours a day though some can average 8 hours per day. Group study can also be of benefit for friends who intend to take the examination together.Students must identify their weaknesses. Those from villages or cult sacks, tend to be weak in English and a generous amount of time must be devoted to mastering their English abilities. Since the compulsory courses must be taken, students must master those compulsory courses which they have had trouble understand previously as well. Most students, from well establish schools tend to lag at general knowledge and current affairs courses and must gain tutorial help from teachers or books to remove such hindrances. Most students who have taken the exam in the past have recommended the Doggar’s ISSB Guide and Dogar’s AD or SI Guide.WHEN TO START PREPARING FOR CSS EXAMINATIONS 2012It may be a fair strategy to begin preparation for the compulsory courses first. Sometimes, the lesser the time available for preparation of the exam the better the chance of success, the reason being the to-the-point study, accessing only the relevant topics and syllabus thus concentrating on the most important and likely questions when the time frame is short and limited. Also, as previously mentioned, the exam can be given thrice by an individual. Hence, if he/she feels that the time frame is short for preparation, they can always give it again, the next time more equipped with the necessary details of the exam, its format and proper allocation of time.

    CSs exam Fee!

    CSS exams 2012 applicants must deposit fee Rs. 1,500 in favor of the Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan (FPSC). However, the revised fee for the examination and the mode of payment for examinations held in 2012 is yet to be issued by the Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan (FPSC).If any candidate wants to submit application for rechecking of his/her papers there is Rs. 200 fee of paper rechecking of each paper.Candidates there is a booklet which is attached with the application form for the candidates. Students should read this booklet carefully.Rs.50 will be deposited by all candidates in the account of Government Treasury/ State Bank of Pakistan “1252__Health MISC MEDICAL (CENTRAL)”. The challan copy should be handed over to the president of the Central Medical Board at the time of medical examination.Rs.300/- before examination by a Medical Board in the case of candidates who qualify in the written examination. Payment of this fee will be required to be made in cash to the Medical Board concerned at the time of Physical Examination of the candidates. Candidates will present their National Identity Cards & Admission Certificate to the Medical authorities concerned.
    CSs Subjects!
    Only the payment has been made, the next step is preparation for the exam courses. The CSS examination taking place in 2012 will contain two types of papers, first being for compulsory subjects and the second for optional subjects. As per 2011, the examinations will run for fifteen to twenty days. The six compulsory subjects which comprise 100 marks each are namely Essay, English (Pr�cis & Composition), Everyday Science, Current Affairs, Pakistan Affairs, and Islamiyat.Optional courses can be selected from any group, ranging from A to I given below. Every optional course holds either 100 or 200 marks and the courses opted for from each group must not exceed a total of 200. The groups are diverse in their courses so that students from all educational backgrounds can apply and prepare for the examination. Candidates have to select total 600 marks subjects of optional subjects. For instance, group A includes humanities courses; group B includes courses pertaining to social sciences, group C for mathematics and statistics and Group H for languages. Below the groups information is given.
    Compulsory Subjects
    Essay

    100

    English

    100

    Islamiat

    100

    Everyday Science

    100

    Current Affairs

    100

    Pakistan Affairs

    100


    Total Marks:

    600

    Optional Subjects:
    (subjects carrying a total of 600 marks to be selected)
    Group A
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Note: Business Administration cannot be opted in combination with Public Administration

    Accounting& Auditing

    200

    Economics

    200


    Business Administration

    100

    Public Administration

    100
    Group B
    Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

    Political Science

    200

    Agriculture

    100
    Forestry

    100

    Sociology

    100
    Journalism

    100

    Group C
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Pure Mathematics

    200
    Applied Mathematics

    200

    Computer Science 100


    Statistics 100
    Group D ( Science Subjects )
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

    Physics

    200

    Geology

    200
    Geography 200
    Chemistry

    200
    Botany

    200

    Zoology

    200
    Group E ( History Subjects )
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.


    Islamic History & Culture 200
    Indo Pak History
    200
    British History

    200
    European History

    200
    History of the USA

    100
    Group F
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Note: International Law CANNOT BE opted in combination withInternational Relations.
    Law

    200

    Constitutional Law

    100
    Mercantile Law 100


    Muslim Law & Jurisprudence

    100
    International Law

    100
    International Relations

    100

    Group G
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

    Philosophy 200
    Psychology including Exp. Psychology 200

    Group H ( Regional Languages )
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Regional Languages: Not more than one of the 4 subjects can be opted.

    Sindhi

    100
    Pushto

    100

    Punjabi

    100
    Balochi
    100

    Group I ( National and Foreign Languages )
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted. National/Foreign/Classical Languages: Not more than one of 4 subjects can be opted. Note: Urdu can not be combined with Regional Languages.
    English Literature

    200

    Urdu

    200

    Persian

    200
    Arabic

    200
     
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    CSs Syllabus!
    Compulsory Subjects
    Essay

    100

    English

    100

    Islamiat

    100

    General Knowledge

    Everyday Science

    100
    Current Affairs

    100
    Pakistan Affairs

    100
    Total Marks:

    600


    Optional Subjects:
    (subjects carrying a total of 600 marks to be selected)
    Group A


    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Note: Business Administration cannot be opted in combination with Public Administration
    Accounting & Auditing

    200

    Economics

    200
    Business Administration

    100
    Public Administration

    100

    Group B
    Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Political Science

    200

    Agriculture

    100
    Forestry

    100
    Sociology

    100

    Journalism

    100
    Group C
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Pure Mathematics

    200

    Applied Mathematics

    200

    Computer Science

    100
    Statistics

    100
    Group D ( Science Subjects )

    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Physics

    200
    Geology

    200
    Geography

    200

    Chemistry

    200

    Botany

    200
    Zoology 200

    E ( History Subjects )





    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Islamic History & Culture

    200

    Indo Pak History

    200


    British History
    200
    European History

    200
    History of the USA

    100
    Group F

    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Note: International Law CANNOT BE opted in combination withInternational Relations.


    Law

    200

    Constitutional Law

    100
    Mercantile Law
    100


    Muslim Law & Jurisprudence

    100

    International Law

    100
    International Relations

    100
    Group G

    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Philosophy
    200

    Psychology including Exp. Psychology
    200
    Group H ( Regional Languages )
    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
    Regional Languages: Not more than one of the 4 subjects can be opted.


    Sindhi
    100

    Pushto
    100

    Punjabi
    100

    100






     
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    Group I ( National and Foreign Languages )

    Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted. National/Foreign/Classical Languages: Not more than one of 4 subjects can be opted. Note: Urdu can not be combined with Regional Languages.

    English Literature

    200

    Urdu

    200

    Persian
    200

    Arabic

    200

    Css Exam Datesheet!
    CSS exams every year held in the start of the year, approximately in the month of February. The Federal Public Service Commission will announce the submission of applications in the month of November 2011. After the submission of applications the FPSC will announce the exact date of CSS exam 2012.CSS date sheet will be announced in the month of January so come back to this page later to check CSS date sheet 2012.
    CSs Result!
    CSS exams 2012 will be held in the month of February as usual. There are two kinds of different tests were taken one in written test and the other is interview of the candidates.CSS written Result 2012 information will be given later at this page after the commencement of the CSS exams 2012. Every year the CSS written result mostly announced in the month of August-September. Dear candidates the CSS written result 2012 further information will be announced after the commencement of CSS written exams 2012. CSS written result 2012 further information will be updated soon at the following page.Click here to check CSS Written Result 2012After the announcement of CSS written result 2012 the successful candidates’ interview will be conducted. After the written result Federal Public Service Commission will start the interview procedure of different candidates. The interview scheduled will be sent candidates via mail and also published by the FPSC. The further information of the CSS interview 2012 will be updated right after the CSS written result 2012. Here at the following page the interview information will be update, so comeback to the following page after the announcement of CSS written result 2011.
    CSs exam Cneters!
    According to the public notice which was issued by the FPSC, the exams will be conducted in 21 cities of Pakistan. Aside from the major cities, the exams will also be conducted in D.G. Khan, Larkana as well as Sukkur.For more details check the image below:Click image to enlarge
    COntact Information for CSs exam in Pakistan!
    Below is a list of FPSC Regional Branch Offices:Lahore:
    Address: 321-upper Mall, opposite Gym Khana.
    Tel: +92-42-5751284
    Fax: +92-42-5759504Karachi:
    Address: H.M.2 Bath Island.
    Tel: +92-21-9250926
    Fax: +92-21-9250159Peshawar:
    Address: H.No: 106, St. No: 6, Sector No: N-3, Phase-IV, Hayatabad.
    Tel: +92-91-9217337Quetta:
    Address: Sundaes Center, Opp. Haji Sangeen Khan Hospital, Airport Road.
    Tel: +92-81-9202955FPSC Information Centres:University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
    Dr. Muhammad Abdullah, Assistant Professor, & Incharge, Department of Livestock Management
    Tel: +92-51-9200161-69 Bahuddin Zakariya University, MultanProf. Dr. Abdul Hafeez Chaudhry, Incharge Department of Economics
    Tel: +92-61-224371-4 ext. 220135
    Islamia University, BahawalpurMr. Rahim Yar Abbasi, Dy. Registrar (Public Relation) & Incharge.
    Tel:+92-621-80131 , +92-621-875503University of Sindh , Jamshoro
    Mr. Allah Wasaya Rajar, Assistant Professor of Economics & Incharge.
    Tel:+92-221-771248 , +92-221-771681-90Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur (Sindh)
    Syed Farzand Ali Shah, Head Department of English & Incharge.
    Tel:+92-792-4693-4, +92-792-4603, +92-792-4808 12.
    Regional office Nawabshah
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