CSS Special Competitive Exam in Pakistan is going to be held at the start of this year 2023 and those who will clear CSS they will be offered Jobs in different Occupational Groups some of them are Inland Revenue, Information, Railway, and Post Office. Federal Public Service Commission is given responsibility for conducting the CSS Special exam this year as previously. FPSC will conduct CSS Special Exam this year in 19 test centers across Pakistan. CSS stands for Central Superior Services. Advertisement for CSS will be issued by FPSC in June and applications are invited from the candidates in the month of July this year.

CSS Special Exam Age Limit

FPSC has proposed 2 years of relaxation in the upper age limit proposed in the draft for fresh candidates in the CSS Special Exam 2023. Age relaxation by 2 years for fresh candidates means 34 years for serving government servants and also age relaxation for schedule tribes of Gilgit Baltistan and Balochistan Province. Age Limit set for CSS Exam 2023 is 30 Years on closing date i.e 31st December 2022  and the Lower age limit is set to 21 Years. Government Servants, FATA, Balochistan and Punjab tribal Areas, and Scheduled Castes 

Public Notice for CSS special exam published by FPSC . Check the complete notice below:-

Special CSS Examination 2023 Schedule 

S.NO Schedule Date 
1 Online Application MPT for CSS Secial Examination 2023 10th to 26th December 2022
2 Conduct of MPT Test and Answer Key announcement 15th February 2023
3 Public Notice for Written CSS Special Examination  19th February 2023
4 Receipt of online applications from MPT Qualifiers  19th February to 5th March 2023
5 Receipt of hardcopy of online applications alongwith documents from MPT qualifiers  upto 15th March 2023
6 CSS Special Examination 2023 Test Date  4th May 2023 (Thursday)

Provincial Regional Quota 

S.No Province /Region  Quota
1 Punjab Minorities Only
2 KPK  Women + Minorities
3 AJK  Minorities only
4 Sind (R) Open for all candidates
5 Sind (U)  Open for all candidates 
6 Balochistan open for all candidates
7 Ex-Fata Open for all candidates

Rules for CSS Special Exam 2023,

As per the above summary Rules for CSS Special Exam 2023 will remain the same as of CSS 219 except age relaxation mentioned above and no major changes will appear in the syllabus yet this year.

Download Complete CSS 2020 rules in PDF (Click Here)

CSS Required Qualification

Candidates having Bachelor Degree are eligible to Apply

Application Procedure for CSS Special Exam 2023

All the candidates who are willing to Apply for CSS Special Exam should submit their Application form Online on the official website of FPSC after submission of fee in the State Bank and National Bank of Pakistan branches. After filling all the required field get a print out of the application form Send this form to Headquarter FPSC within 10 days after the closing date along with educational documents, CNIC Copy, Departmental Permission Certificate (in case of Government Servant), Schedule Caste Form and other required documents along with the checklist and this will be done by the end of May June as per proposed summary of FPSC.

Number of Chances

As per CSS Special Exam one additional fourth chance will be admissible. As per CSS 2019 rules each candidate can avail only three chances  one more chance  subject to meeting age limit criteria and qualification. Candidates were of the opinion they might get an extra chance for CSS special Exam 2023 but this summary does not cover anything regarding number of chances for appearing in this exam.

Screening Test 

Before final special exam of  CSS 2023 screening Test will be held. MPT Screening Test is mandatory and shall be passed to appear in CSS 2023 special exam. 

CSS Special Exam Subjects

All the interested candidates should appear in the following Compulsory subjects of 600 Marks according to the syllabus set by FPSC.

Compulsory Subjects List of CSS

Subjects Marks
English Essay 100
English Precis & Composition 100
General Knowledge Paper I General Science and Ability 100
General Knowledge PaperII (Current Affairs 100
General Knowledge Paper III ( Pakistan Affairs 100
Islamic Studies (Islamiat 100
Total Marks 600

In addition to the above 6 Compulsory Subjects candidates need to Opt optional Subjects of total 600 Marks from 7 Groups of Subject as per rule set for each group. Detail of the optional Subjects in all seven Groups is as follows. Download the Optional Subjects List Group Wise in PDF format along with CSS 2023 Syllabus.

CSS Special Exam Syllabus 2023 Download in PDF

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