Most of the students and some job holders were asking about the revised scheme of Compulsory and Optional subjects for the CSS exam. I’ve grouped all the information and some important instructions for the exam in this article.
I’m going to share the revised scheme of FPSC for the CSS competitive examination (Main examination 1200 MARKS). All compulsory and optional subjects for examination 2022. CSS Competitive Exam Phase includes Written/Theory Test, Medical Test, Psychological Test, and Viva Voce. Written test subjects are further divided into two parts. These are called compulsory and optional subjects.
CSS Exam Compulsory and Optional Subjects:
CSS written exam syllabus was revised in 2016 and is available onward. For 2023, there is the same syllabus. Compulsory subjects are for all candidates to appear in. But there is a free hand to select subjects according to your field of interest. A good selection of subjects ensures your success in the written exam.
The written test contains two parts A and B.
CSS written test contains a total of 1200 marks for written test. Part A contains 600 marks for compulsory subjects and 600 marks for optional subjects in the B part.
There are a total of 6 compulsory subjects. Optional subjects are divided into groups. You can select subjects according to your choice.
Sometimes, there may be confusion as to what subjects should you select as optional. The simple answer is according to your academic subjects and interest in the study.
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A: Compulsory Subjects for CSS (600 Marks)
|2.||English (Precis and Composition)||100|
|3.||General Science & Ability||100|
|6.||Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of|
Major Religions (For Non-Muslims)
B: Optional Subjects for CSS (600 Marks)
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Group-I: (To select one subject of (200 marks) only)
If you want to select a subject that contains 200 marks, then you can select any one subject from here:
|11.||Accountancy & Auditing||200|
Group-II: (To select a subject(s) of 200 marks only)
Group-III: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
|24.||Governance & Public Policies||100|
|25.||Town Planning & Urban Management||100|
Group-IV: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
|26.||History of Pakistan & India||100|
|27.||Islamic History & Culture||100|
|30.||History of USA||100|
Group-V: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
|33.||Agriculture & Forestry||100|
Group-VI: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
|41.||Muslim Law & Jurisprudence||100|
Group-VII: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)
|45.||Journalism & Mass Communication||100|
You should visit FPSC to apply online for the CSS Exam.
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Important Instructions about the CSS Exam:
- The question papers in Urdu or other Pakistani regional languages (Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, and Balochi), Persian, and Arabic should be answered in the respective languages. However, questions relating to translation from a respective language into English or vice versa may be answered as directed in the question paper.
- There will be two papers of 100 marks for each of the subjects which carry 200 marks. In other subjects of 100 marks, there will be one paper. Each paper will be 3 hours in duration.
- The ratio of MCQs in compulsory papers for CE-2016 will be 20 MCQs in each paper except in the paper Essay. Similarly, there will be 20 MCQs from each optional paper except for Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.
- The question paper in Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of Major Religions (For Non-Muslims) is to be answered in English or Urdu only. All other papers must be answered in English unless otherwise directed in the Question Paper.
- Non-Muslim Candidates may either opt for Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of Major Religions as may suit them.