CSS Result 2023

CSS 2023 result has been Announced. The Passing Percentage was 2.96%.

Out of 13800 candidates, only 408 declared as successful candidates.


  • CSS exams are considered highly prestigious.
  • Candidates apply for entry in October and November.
  • The entry fee is 2200.
  • The exams take place in February.
  • The total marks are 1200.
  • Compulsory subjects are 06.
  • Optional subjects are 06.
  • Compulsory subjects carry 600 marks.
  • Optional subjects carry 600 marks.


CSS is a competitive examination conducted by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) for grade 17 government positions. Successful candidates are appointed to various positions in the civil bureaucracy, including the prestigious positions of bureaucrats and diplomats. The government assigns them important roles and responsibilities.

Educational Qualifications and Age Limits:
Annually, FPSC announces this examination. Graduates (Arts, Science, Commerce, Medical, or Engineering) with a second division, aged between 21 and 30 years, are eligible to appear. Special individuals have a relaxation of 2 years in age. Applications for October and November exams are filled out. Candidates who pass the screening test are eligible to take the written test.

Exam Centers:
CSS exams are held in approximately 19 cities across the country, including Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Faisalabad, Gilgit, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Larkana, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, and others.

Exam procedure:
This year, significant changes have been made to the CSS exams. A screening test has been approved before the CSS exams. The screening test consists of 200 marks. Those who pass this test can take the written test. The written test consists of 200 MCQs covering English, Pakistan Studies, Islamic Studies, and General Science + Mathematics.

Candidates wishing to appear in CSS exams must first clear the screening test. After that, they can submit their applications on the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) portal. However, applicants must submit a hard copy of their application along with necessary documents to the FPSC headquarters after clearing the MPT test.

Optional subjects have been revised, and mandatory subjects remain the same.

Types of exams:
There are four types of exams in CSS:

Written test
Psychological test
Medical test
Viva voce/interview

There are approximately 55 optional subjects grouped into seven groups. Candidates can select 6 subjects from any group. The aggregate of selected subjects should be 600 marks. Candidates are required to pass mandatory subjects, which carry 44 marks, and optional subjects, which carry 33 marks. If the marks in compulsory subjects like Current Affairs, Pakistan Studies, and Everyday Science are less than 40 but the aggregate is 120 or more, the candidate will still pass.

Optional subjects:

District Management Group
Police Services of Pakistan
Custom and Excise
Postal group
Income tax group
Information group
Foreign Services of Pakistan
Commerce and Trade
Military lands and Cantonments
Office Management group
Pakistan Audit and Accounts
Railways (commercial & transportation) group

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