CSS Eligibility Criteria 2021

CSS has became trending for those people who wish to get 17th grade or higher post job in govt. departments. It increases the craze of CSS exam among the people. As per growing number of candidates Federal Public Service Commission defined an eligibility criteria to filter out good and average candidates.Eligibility criteria for combined Competative Examination, mentioned below

CSS Eligibility Criteria in Pakistan

For appearing in css examinations,eligibility for css is, the candidate must have Pakistani citizenship of Pakistan's Four province like Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA(Federally Administered Tribal Area), Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad and permanent residance of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, state.Important Note: The candidates having dual Nationality, they can't appear in CSS examination.Such candidates are required, first to Leave the Foreign nationality, inform the Pakistan's Government before join the Civil Services Academy. 

Educational Eligibility Criteria For CSS

  • The applicant must have Bachelor degree (B.COM, BBA, BSCS, BA, etc.) with minimum 2nd division from any University, recognized by Higher education commission and foreign university that is also recognized by HEC.

  • The applicant that has scored 3rd division in bachelor degree but achieved 1st division in master degree (M.A, MSC etc) can also apply.If 3rd division having candidates, did not passed Masters degree and apply on Bachelors basis, such candidates didn't fulfill the css eligibility criteria

CSS Age Limit

The age limit of candidate for applying CSS exams is 21 to 30 years. Age relaxation is only for the candidates of Diamir, FATA, Ghizer, Azad Jammu &Kashmir areas, Hazara division.

Age Relaxation for CSS Exam

2 year Age Relaxation allowed in exam like 32 year for employee currently serving the government (to at least two year services) and this age relaxation is granted by the relevant department through provision permission certificate or if an employee belongs to tribe areas like, Balochistan and Peshawar district.

CSS Exam 2021 Detail of Regional Quota 

  1. Over all Merit for CSS exam = 7.5%,
  2. CSS exam merit for Punjab = 50%,
  3. CSS exam merit for Sindh = 19%
  4. CSS exam merit for Sindh (Urban) = 7.6%,
  5. CSS exam merit for Sindh (Rural) = 11.4%,
  6. CSS exam merit for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa= 11.5%,
  7. CSS exam merit for Baluchistan = 6%,
  8. CSS exam merit for GB/FATA = 4%,
  9. CSS exam merit for AJK = 2%.


  1. For woman, 10% quota reserved from the part of Provinces or Regions merit.

  2. For Minorities or NON-Muslim its quota reserved is 5% from Provinces or Regions merit.

  3. No separate quote assigned or fixed for Disabled Candidates. The criteria of disable will be done accordance with the Government Recruitment Policy.

  4. For applying on Provincial/Regional Quotas, domicile certificate of the respective region is required.


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  • Paributt Paributt 31 / Aug / 2021

    Kitni books hoti hai is ki preparation ka liya

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      Dua Jutt 20 / Mar / 2020

      Am doing BS biochemistry? Am I eligible for applying in css

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