The CSS exam is considered one of the difficult exams in which the candidates can appear after the completion of graduation. Many candidates take the central superior service exam in order to secure a government job. There are 12 groups in which the candidates can be appointed depending upon their performance in the CSS exam such as Foreign Service of Pakistan, Pakistan Administrative Service, Police Service of Pakistan, Inland Revenue Service of Pakistan, Office Management and Secretariat Group, Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service, Postal Group, Railways (Commercial & Transport) Group, Pakistan Customs Services, Commerce & Trade Group, Information Services of Pakistan, Military Lands & Cantonment Group. Many candidates aim to take the CSS exam so that they can get better job opportunities with amazing other perks.

Eligibility Criteria

To appear in the CSS exam the candidates must have at least a Second Division or Grade “C” Bachelor’s degree from the recognized by Higher Education Commission. Moreover, the candidate who has obtained a Third Division in his/her Bachelor’s Degree can take the CSS exam in case he/she has obtained a higher Division in Master’s Degree/equivalent degree. If you intend to appear in the CSS exam that does the following degrees that are mentioned below.


The LLB is a degree program that allows candidates to join the law profession after the completion of the degree. The duration of the program is three years/five years depending upon the previous educational background of the candidates. The students after getting enrolled in the LBB have the option to select the law modules relevant to their future careers. A degree in the LLB assists the students to take the CSS exam as the candidates have already studied the details about the different law modules.

Political Science

Political science is known as the study of politics from various perspectives that include domestic and international. This degree program allows the candidates to get an idea about the political ideologies, processes, and behavior. Moreover, the candidates also get to know about the government, diplomacy, strategy, and war. So the candidates having a background in political science can take the CSS exam as he/she has strong knowledge about the various essential areas.

International Relations

The study of the interaction of nation-states and non-governmental organizations is known as International Relations. The interaction can be of various types that include politics, economics, and security. The candidates who intend to appear in the CSS exam prefer to choose the degree in international relations as this subject allows the candidates to get information and knowledge at the national and international level. The candidates can also choose the optional subject of International Relations in the CSS exam to get better marks in the CSS exam.  The subjects that often complement a degree of international relations degree are an international business, political science, and foreign languages.

Public Administration

Public administration is also a good option for the candidates that want to appear in the CSS exam. In this program, the candidates study the implementation of government policy and it also prepares you to become the civil employees for working in the public service. This field has a diverse scope and the candidates can get marks in the CSS exam by opting for this degree program.

Governance and Public Policy

The BA Governance is a degree program in which the candidates have to study various modules such as Political Science, Public Administration, and Communications Studies. The candidates are made aware of the various processes as well as manners to make the rules and make the decisions for the betterment of society. It includes diverse mechanisms, actors, values, belief systems, and networks. Moreover, it also focuses on public participation, rule of law, responsibility as well as effectiveness. So the degree in governance is also a good option for the candidates who intend to appear in the CSS exam.


 A Bachelor of Arts is a widely chosen field among the candidates that want to take the CSS exam. This program is offered in various fields such as Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Moreover, this degree comprises of the different subjects and the candidates can choose among them depending upon their interests. The students are provided with greater flexibility to choose the subjects and numerous graduates appear in the competitive exam such as CSS, PCS, and PMS.

Top Contributors

Mehran Ali

University Of Management And Technology Umt Lahore

249 Articles


171 Articles


79 Articles

M Abid Ayub

Punjab University PU Lahore

57 Articles

Jawairia Chaudary

Punjab University College Of Information Technology Lahore

56 Articles


Allama Iqbal Open University Aiou Islamabad

55 Articles


Share your comments questions here
Sort By:

Sign in

to continue to


Free Admission Advice

Fill the form. Our admission consultants will call you with admission options.

Most Popular Articles

Role of media in Pakistan
  • Date: 12/May/2012
  • Category: Education
14 August , Independence Day of Pakistan
  • Date: 13/Aug/2014
  • Category: Education
Students' problems in Pakistan
  • Date: 15/May/2012
  • Category: Education
Best and Correct Key Book Math’s Class 9 (PTB)
  • Date: 17/Feb/2016
  • Category: Education
The Great Blessings of the Holy Month of Ramadan
  • Date: 10/Jul/2012
  • Category: Education
Allama Iqbal and Ideology of Pakistan
  • Date: 02/Nov/2015
  • Category: Education
Punjab Education Ministry Announces The Matric And Inter Final Result Schedules For All Boards Of Education
  • Date: 23/Sep/2021
  • Category: Education
Major Problems Facing Pakistan Today
  • Date: 28/Oct/2014
  • Category: Education