CSS Test Prep

Lahore School Of Management Courses


CSS Test Prep at Lahore School Of Management

Duration: N/A years Fee: N/A Rs Affiliated: The University of Lahore

Course Detail

'CSS Exam Guide'

1- General Information for CSS Exams Pakistan:

Introduction:  CSS Exam stands for Central Superior Service Exam. CSS Exam is conducted by Federal Public Service Commission(FPSC) Islamabad for the recruitment of candidates to post (BS-17) in the following Services under the Federal Government.

  • Commerce and Trade Services
  • Customs and Excise Services
  • District Management Group
  • Foreign service of Pakistan
  • Income Tax Group
  • Information Group
  • Military Land and Cantonment Group
  • Office Management Group
  • Pakistan Audit and Accounts sevices
  • Police service of Pakistan
  • Postal Services Group
  • Railways  (Commercial and Transportation) Group

Parts of CSS Exam.

CSS Exam consist of the following four parts:


  • Written Examination
  • Medical Test
  • Psychological Test
  • Viva Voice

Basic Things to know about CSS Exam:

  • A candidate cannot appear in CSS Exam more then three times.
  • The age of the applicant for CSS exam calculated on the 31st December of the year of applying. This means for applying for CSS 2019, your age on 31st December 2018 must not be more then 30 years or less than 21 years.
  • Written exam has six compulsory papers and six optional papers.
  • Candidate has to appear in the four parts of CSS Exam i.e written, psychological test, medical, Viva-voice.
  • The candidate qualifying the written test will be shortlisted for further parts for instance Medical, Psychological test and Viva-voice.
  • The minimum mark for qualifying compulsory paper is 40% and for optional papers is 33%.
  • Candidate can apply for rechecking of his or her paper. Rechecking fee is 500 per paper.

How to Apply for CSS Exam in Detail:

  • CSS exam is held in February every year.
  • Advertisement of CSS exam is published in newspaper in September each year.
  • The advertisement of CSS Exam 2018 was published in all newspapers in September 2017 which mentioned are following:

Application Submission Period:                          1st October to 31st October 2017

Exam date:                                                          16th February 2018

Exam Fee:                                                            2200/-

Follow the following steps for applying for CSS Exam:

  • Deposit the Exam fee in the nearest Govt. Treasury/ State bank of Pakistan/ National bank of Pakistan under the Account head "C02101-Organs of State Exam fee (FPSC receipt).
  • Fill in the 'Online Application Form' on the official website of FPSC and take a print-out (hard-copy) of the same online form.
  • Dispatch the hard copy of online form along with copies of your documents and bank receipt to the FPSC headquarters, Islamabad.
  • You must have complete your online form before ten days to be closing date.
  • Your application form must reach at headquarter, Islamabad before ten days.

Online apply is necessary for CSS exam because there is no offline method in order to apply in CSS exam.

Remember the following steps during apply online form because online applying is difficult method as compare to offline applying.

  • Firstly, open the FPSC website of online form filling.
  • You have to be much focused when you apply for CSS, because only one mistake reject the whole process.
  • That’s why in 2017 according to Federal Public Service Commission 23,205 people apply for CSS Exam but only 9,391 candidates actually sat the Exam. Other applications are rejected to be any kind of issue or mistake during online applying.
  • The online application requires:
  • Personal Details
  • CNIC number.
  • Bank details
  • Names of Optional subjects
  • Educational Detail
  • Experience Detail
  • Post Preference of the applicant.
  • Applicant has to provide all these information carefully and correctly.
  • After filling the application, click on the button ‘SUBMIT’ given at the end.
  • When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email of your application.
  • The same email also a tracking ID of your application
  • You can take a print out of your submitted application by clicking on “Take Printout” with the help of your CNIC number and Tracking ID of your application.
  • If after submission your online application, you realize that you have made some Mistakes in giving the application in online application you must correct it on the hard copy of your application and put your signature with it.
  • The print-out hard copy along with the following documents must be dispatched by post or by hand to the FPSC headquarters, Islamabad.

Documents required are following:

  • Copies of educational documents (Matric, Intermediate, Graduation degrees and certificate)
  • Passport size photographs.
  • Domicile of that particular province where you born.
  • Bank receipt of deposit Exam fee.
  • Other documents like for disability or if you are foreigner or you want to apply for age relaxation.

CSS exam fee is 2200/-

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