The paper pattern of CSS is based on two types of subjects. The total marks are 1200 amongst in which 600 marks are allocated to the compulsory subjects while the remaining 600 is allocated to the optional subjects. The subjects carry both 100 and 200 marks each so in that perspective the subjects having 200 marks will consist of two papers that will be 100 marks each. Each paper will be of 3 hour duration with extension in time.
The paper will consist of both objective type questions as well as subjective type questions and the candidate are prescribed to attempt all the papers in English except the paper of various regional and foreign languages. Paper can also be attempted in English as well as Urdu as per the requirement of the subject.
The candidates are to clear all the subjects in which they have appeared. The successful candidates and the passed applicant will be forwarded for the other test. Immediately after the written the test the pass candidates are subjected to the medial test. A medial board is being formed for this respective purpose which takes the physical test to identify any physical defect, which might hinder his job and work after being selected in the Civil service.
After the medial examination it comes the Psychological test, in such test the candidates are being formed in teams groups and their abilities, mental strength, skills, attitude and personality is being analyzed by the examiners and their reflexes and reactions on various situations is also being monitored. Through this the examiners points out the Pros and Cons of the candidates as their positive and negative personality traits are being identified and recorded. Although the psychological test doesn’t carry any significant marks but still it has great impact on the Viva Voce which is the next stage for the successful candidates.
Viva Voce 300 Marks:
The selected candidates are than subjected towards a panel interview in which they are exposed to a group of examiners which make an enquiry with the candidate regarding their past academic records, their personal habits and area of interest as well as their future aims and objectives. Various personal and general questions are the part of this interview. The viva voce carries a total marks of 300 which are based on the general interview conducted.