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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, ISLAMABAD RULES FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION (CSS) 2015

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, ISLAMABAD RULES FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION (CSS) 2015

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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, ISLAMABAD
RULES FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION (CSS) 2015
Islamabad, the 27th August, 2014
“In pursuance of Section 7-A read with section 10 of the FPSC Ordinance,
1977, Chairman FPSC with the approval of the Federal Government has made, in
supersession of Competitive Examination Rules, 2014, the following rules for
regulating the conduct of the Competitive Examination, 2015”
No. F. 2/1/2015-CE. The Competitive Examination, 2015 will
be held by the Federal Public Service Commission, with effect
from 14th February, 2015 for recruitment to posts in BS-17 for
the following Groups/Services under the Federal Government:-
(1) Commerce & Trade Group
(2) Foreign Service of Pakistan
(3) Information Group
(4) Inland Revenue Service
(5) Military Lands & Cantonments Group
(6) Office Management Group
(7) Pakistan Administrative Service
(8) Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service
(9) Pakistan Customs Service
(10) Police Service of Pakistan
(11) Postal Group
(12) Railways (Commercial & Transportation) Group
(ii). The CSS-Competitive Examination-2015 shall comprise the
following:-
(a) Written Examination;
(b) Medical Examination;
(c) Psychological Assessment; and
(d) Viva Voce.
(iii). Places of examination: The examination will be held
simultaneously at Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan,
D.I.Khan, Faisalabad, Gilgit, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad,
Karachi, Lahore, Larkana, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar,
Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, & Sukkur depending on the
number of applicants for each centre.
(iv). Places of Interviews: The interviews will be held at
Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar & Quetta.
(v). The Commission reserves the right to finally decide the
place where the candidates would be examined or interviewed.
(vi) CHANGE OF CENTRE: Examination centre once selected
by the candidate shall not be changed. The examination
centre/hall once allotted to a candidate will be final and he/she
will not be allowed to sit in another centre/hall at any cost.
CUT OFF DATE FOR DETERMINING
THE ELIGIBILITY
2. The cut off date for determining the eligibility of the candidate
in terms of age, qualifications, domicile, etc., is 31st December,
2014.
AGE-LIMITS
3(i). A candidate for admission to the examination must have
attained the age of 21 years and not over 28 years on 31st
December, 2014 (i.e. a candidate born on or before 31st December
1986 and on or after 2nd January, 1994 will not be eligible), except
the candidate falling in the categories mentioned in Rule-3(ii)
where any candidate born on or before 31st December, 1984 and
born on or after 2nd January, 1994 will not be eligible.
AGE RELAXATION
(ii). The upper age limit will be relaxed by two years up to the
age of 30 years in respect of :—
(a). The candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste and
Buddhist Community subject to production of a certificate
(Annex-A of Application Form) to be issued by Political
Agent/DCO/ District Magistrate in support of their claim.
(b)The candidates belonging to the recognized Tribes who are
permanent residents of the areas mentioned-below and whose
families have been living in these areas. Such candidates must
attach a certificate (Annex-B of Application Form) to be issued by
Political Agent/ DCO/District Magistrate in support of their
claim:—
1. Baluchistan
2. Tribal Areas of D.I.Khan and Peshawar Divisions
(including former Frontier States of Dir, Swat,
Chitral and Amb).
3. Former excluded (Baluch) area forming part of the
Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur Districts.
4. Former Tribal Areas of Mardan and Hazara
Divisions.
5. Upper Tanawal Area of Hazara Division.
(c) The candidates who are permanent residents of Azad
Kashmir Territory, subject to submission of a certificate
(Annex-C of Application Form) to be issued by
Kashmir Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan,
Islamabad.
(d) The candidates who are permanent residents of Gilgit-
Baltistan including Gilgit, Diamir, Baltistan, Ghizar
and Ghanche, subject to submission of a certificate
(Annex-B of Application Form) to be issued by the
Pol it ical Agent/DCO/Dist r ict Magistrate.
(e) The candidates who are disabled namely, physically
impaired, hearing/speech impaired (deaf & dumb) and
visually impaired (blind), subject to submission of
certificate of disability issued by the competent
authority designated for the purpose by the
Federal/Provincial Government.
(f) In Service Government Servants, Armed Forces
Personnel, Contract Employees, including the
Government servants of AJ&K, who possess a
minimum of two years continuous Government service
as on 31st December, 2014, subject to submission of
Departmental Permission Certificate (Annex-E) from
the competent authority. Employees of Nationalised
Banks, State Bank of Pakistan, WAPDA, Regulatory
Authorities, Autonomous bodies and other semi
autonomous bodies are not entitled to age relaxation.
(iii) The relaxation in upper limits prescribed in
paragraph 3 (ii) above shall be permitted up to the
maximum period of an individual concession and
not by the total period of the concessions
taken together, if admissible in any case.
(iv) Subject to the relaxations in upper age limit
prescribed in paragraph 3(ii) and 3(iii) above, no
further relaxation in age limit under any other rule
for the time being in force, or on any other ground
shall be provided by any authority.
DATE OF BIRTH
4 (i). The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that
entered in the following documents:
(a) Matriculation Certificate;
(b) Secondary or Higher Secondary School Leaving
Certificate;
(c) Certificate of birth from the Principal/Headmaster
of the School from where a candidate has passed
his/her GEC, ‘O’ level or equivalent examination,
showing the date of birth in the School Admission
Register;
(d) In case of Christian candidates, Baptismal or birth
registration certificate
(ii). The decision as to which certificate may be accepted for the
purpose of date of birth rests with the commission.
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(iii). Once a date of birth has been claimed by a candidate and
accepted by the Commission for the purpose of admission to
an examination, no change will be allowed at a subsequent
examination or selection.
EDUCATION
5.(i). A candidate must hold at least a Second Division or
Grade “C” Bachelor’s degree in any faculty of one of the Pakistani
Universities or an equivalent degree or comparable educational
qualifications of a foreign University recognized by Higher
Education Commission, Islamabad.
Note: In case the candidate does not hold the required degree on
or before the cut off date, he/she shall be required to produce a
certificate from the duly authorized officer of the concerned
degree awarding institution, to the effect that the candidate has
fulfilled all the requirements of the said degree and has/had
cleared/passed the examination for the said degree on or before
the cut off date. The candidate however would be required to
produce the said degree before the final result is declared by the
Commission.
(ii). A candidate who has obtained a Third Division (or ‘D’
grade) in his/her Bachelor’s Degree will be eligible for the
Examination in cases where he/she has obtained a higher Division
in Master’s Degree.
(iii). The matter as to which foreign degree is comparable and
equivalent to corresponding Pakistani degree shall be decided
by HEC. Therefore, an equivalence certificate issued by HEC
may be attached with application form.
NATIONALITY
6(i). Candidates for the examination must be a citizen of Pakistan
or a person deriving his/her nationality from the State of Jammu
and Kashmir.
(ii). A candidate who has married a person who is not a citizen of
Pakistan shall not be eligible for appointment provided that a
person who marries a “foreign national of any country recognized
by Federal Government” with the prior permission of
Government may be regarded as eligible for appointment.
DOMICILE
(iii) (a). Seats earmarked for prescribed provincial/regional quotas
shall be allocated to candidates on the basis of the domicile
certificate issued by the competent authority in accordance with
the law and the rules.
(b). A candidate who has acquired the citizenship of Pakistan by
registration under the Pakistan Citizenship Act and the Rules
made thereunder should attach to the application an attested
copy of the certificate of citizen-ship. A candidate who has not
been registered as a citizen of Pakistan but claims that he/she
should be deemed to be citizen of Pakistan under the Pakistan
Citizenship Act should submit proof to the effect that he/she
fulfills the conditions on the basis of which he/she claims to be
deemed as a citizen of Pakistan. A candidate who derives his/her
nationality from the State of Jammu and Kashmir should attach
to the application a certificate issued by the Kashmir Affairs
Division duly signed by the Deputy Secretary (Admn) in
support of his/her claim.
(c). Only those candidates shall be considered for vacancies
reserved for Azad Jammu and Kashmir whose application forms
for the Competitive Examination are accompanied by domicile
certificate alongwith Permanent Residence Certificate, issued
by the Kashmir Affairs Division duly signed by the Deputy
Secretary (Admn) of that territory. No such certificates shall
be accepted at any later stage.
(d). Domicile once claimed by a candidate and accepted by the
Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination shall
be final. No change will be allowed at a subsequent examination
or selection.
(e). Domicile claimed by a candidate and accepted by the
Government (Federal/Provincial/Regional/Local as the case may
be) at the time of first entry into Government service shall be
treated as final for the purpose of candidature and allocation
and no subsequent change in his/ her domicile will be accepted.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION AND
ADMISSION TO THE EXAMINATION
7(i). All applications for CSS Competitive Examination must
be submitted on line through FPSC website www.fpsc.gov.pk.
a) The closing date for submission of online Application Form to
the Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad is 31st
October, 2014.
b) Print out of the duly filled Online Form (i.e. Hardcopy) may
be obtained and after signing it, copies of all documents/
certificates as mentioned in para 27 of the Form alongwith
original Treasury Receipt may be attached with it and
furnished to FPSC so as to reach the FPSC (Headquarters)
within 10 days of the closing date. Preferably, the hardcopies
may be dispatched or furnished before the closing date so that
delay in transit may be avoided. Onus of proof of dispatch of
hardcopy of online form and documents, before the closing
date, shall solely lie on the candidate.
c) Candidates are cautioned that if an online application is
received incomplete or wrongly filled in or its hardcopy not
accompanied with any one of the documents mentioned in
para-27 of application form, it will be rejected.
d) Hardcopy of the online application, if reached to FPSC after
the stipulated period of 10 days from the closing date, it shall
not be accepted and online form already submitted to FPSC
shall stand rejected.
e) The hard copy of the online form should have the same
entries as made in the online form submitted to FPSC, and
any variation shall cause rejection of candidature.
f) No plea that hardcopy of online application form or any
document attached with it has been lost or delayed in the post
will be entertained.
g) The candidate shall have to pay/deposit Rs.250/- in the FPSC
head of account as fine, if hard copy of online application is
received without signature subject to no other deficiency in
application/attached documents is involved”, otherwise,
his/her application shall stand rejected
(ii). Candidate must pay Rs.2200/- as Application fee for
examination, as per procedure prescribed in Appendix-II,
deposited in the nearest Government Treasury or in State
Bank/National Bank of Pakistan, under the account head
“C02101-Organs of State Exam Fee(FPSC Receipt)”. Cash, postal
orders, bank drafts and cheques will not be accepted by the
Federal Public Service Commission. Original treasury receipt for
written examination must be attached with the application form to
be deposited to the Commission. Without providing original
treasury receipt as prescribed above, the application of the
candidate shall be rejected.
(iii). Subjects for the competitive examination will comprise
compulsory papers of 600 marks and optional papers of 600 marks
as given in Appendix-I.
(iv). Optional Subjects must be selected carefully. Candidates are
cautioned that wrong selection of subjects will lead to rejection
under para 7(i)(c) above and para 1(viii) of Appendix-I.
(v). Combination of optional subjects once chosen at the time
of submission of online application shall not be allowed to
change subsequently. Change of optional subjects in hard copy of
online form is also not allowed.
(vi). For whatsoever reasons, a candidate who misses any
compulsory or optional subject of written examination for medical
or any other reasons shall not be allowed to appear in the
remaining subjects.
(vii). If a candidate misses a paper for any reason, no separate
examination in that paper shall be arranged for him/her.
(viii). Number of Attempts: A candidate may attempt/avail
three chances of the examination within prescribed age limits.
Explanation:—
“A candidate shall be deemed to have attempted the
examination and his chance shall stand consumed, if he/she
actually appeared in any one or more papers of the
examination and even if he/she tendered blank Answer
Book/Sheet and even if rejected subsequently”
(ix). A candidate who conceal the number of previous
attempts, will be prosecuted leading to his/her disqualification
in accordance with clause 12(v) of CE-rules.
(x). No candidate will be admitted to the examination hall who does not
hold a certificate of admission from the Commission and Original
CNIC. An admission certificate generated or down loaded
from FPSC website shall be accepted. Intimation about
examination centre and Roll No. may be down loaded from FPSC
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website, if not received through post.
(xi). A candidate who arrives at examination hall/centre late,
than the time mentioned in Admission Certificate & date
sheet, he/she will not be allowed to sit in the examination.
(xii). Candidates will be admitted to the examination
provisionally at their own risk subject to their being found eligible
in all respects. On detailed scrutiny of the applications after the
announcement of result of the written part of the examination, if
any candidate is found ineligible in any respect under rules for the
examination, his/her candidature will be cancelled/ rejected
regardless of the fact whether he/she has appeared in the
examination or qualified therein.
Note: To avoid “INCONVENIENCE”, candidates are advised in
their own interest to make sure before appearing at the
examination that they fulfill all requirements of the rules, relating
to the examination.
QUALIFYING MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION
8. (i). A candidate who fails to secure at least 40% marks in any of
the compulsory subjects, 33% marks in any of the optional
subjects, 50% marks in the Aggregate will be considered to have
failed in written examination and will not be eligible for medical
examination, Psychological Assessment and Viva Voce.
(ii). Only the candidates declared qualified for written
examination and found eligible will be called for next stage i.e.
Medical Examination, Psychological Assessment and Viva Voce.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION
9. (i). All candidates must be in good mental and bodily health and
free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge
of their duties. The candidates who (after such medical
examination which Government or the appointing authority, may
prescribe) are found not to satisfy these requirements, will not be
appointed except disabled candidates as mentioned in sub rule (ii)
below:-
(ii). Disabled candidates in the categories of physically impaired,
hearing/speech impaired(deaf & dumb) and visually impaired
(blind) are allowed to compete for Competitive Examination
against four Occupational Groups/Services viz: (a) Commerce &
Trade Group (b) Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service (c)
Information Group & (d) Postal Group. Disabled candidates
securing a position against prescribed 7.5% merit quota on all
Pakistan basis may be considered for allocation to Foreign Service
of Pakistan on the basis of his/her choice.
(iii) (a): Disabled candidates viz visually impaired (Blind) and
physically impaired will be provided helper (writer), if they have
been declared permanently incapacitated w.r.t. writing by the
Federal/Provincial Council for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons,
and a certificate in this regard has been attached by them with
application form and also requested for provision of helper in their
application form. FPSC shall arrange the helper from within the
available staff of FPSC deputed at the examination centre. The
role of the helper would merely be to reproduce in writing the
words so uttered by the disabled candidate. No intellectual
contribution by the helper is permissible. The educational level of
the helper would be Graduate/Intermediate/ matriculate as per
availability at the exam centre. No request for choicest helper or
venue of the exam shall be entertained. The disabled candidate
alongwith helper shall remain within the examination hall till
conclusion of the paper.
(b): Extra time viz 15 minutes per hour will only be allowed to
visually impaired (Blind) candidates. The other categories of
disabled candidates would not be allowed extra time.
(c):The disabled candidate referred to above (vide Sub-Rule (a)
and (b)) may attempt the question paper on computer for which
facility shall only be provided at FPSC HQs and FPSC’s
Provincial Offices, however, no TA/DA will be admissible. Such
Computer literate candidates should fill the relevant entries in the
online Application Form, else they will not be allowed to attempt
the paper on computer.
(d): No application or medical certificate regarding claim for
disability or request for provision of helper/computer on medical
grounds or sudden accident, shall be accepted after the closing
date, except where the claim has been made in the application
form before the closing date and certificate of disability attached
as an evidence.
(iv). Candidates who qualify the written examination will be
medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted for the
purpose. If any candidate remains absent twice in his/her Medical
Examination, his/her candidature will automatically stand rejected
and no appeal in this regard will be entertained. However, his/her
chance will be considered as consumed.
(v). In order to prevent disappointment, candidates are advised to
have themselves examined by a Government Medical Officer of
the standing of a Civil Surgeon before applying for admission to
the Examination. Particulars of the nature of the medical test to
which candidates will be subjected before appointment and of the
standards required are attached with the Rules as Annex “A”.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
10. All candidates called for Viva Voce will be required to
undergo Psychological Assessment, comprising written tests and
group tasks. Such tests are designed to assess abilities, attitude
and personality characteristics of the candidates with special
regard to their aptitude for the Civil Services. Separate marks are
not awarded for the Psychological assessment. However, 300
marks assigned to Viva Voce also reflect the performance on
Psychological Assessment. Candidates must bring their National
Identity Cards and two copies of recent photographs when
summoned for Psychological Assessment. If a candidate remains
absent in the Psychological Assessment, he/she will not be
allowed to appear for Viva Voce.
VIVA VOCE
11(i). Each candidate who is declared qualified in written part of
the examination will be interviewed by a Board who will have
before them a record of his/her career, both academic and
extramural. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general
interest. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability
for the services for which he/she is entered and in framing their
assessment the Board will attach particular importance to the
moral and ethical qualities of the candidates, his/her intelligence
and alertness of mind, his/her vigour and strength of character and
his/her potential qualities of leadership. The Board will take into
consideration his/her extramural activities such as sports, debates,
hobbies, etc., and their effect on his/her physique and character, in
assessing his/her merit.
(ii). All candidates are expected to have basic knowledge
regarding Islam and Pakistan. Questions may be asked in the
Interview on these subjects. Persons securing less than pass marks
in these subjects will not be considered for appointment to
Government jobs, irrespective of their proficiency in other fields.
However, the Non-Muslim candidates will not be asked any
question regarding Islam.
(iii). A candidate who fails to secure at least 100 marks in viva
voce will be considered to have failed and will not be eligible for
appointment.
(iv). The result of Viva Voce shall be intimated to all candidates in
due course of time.
GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION.
12(i). A candidate must satisfy the Federal Public Service
Commission that he/she is suitable in all respects for employment
under the Government.
(ii). The candidates who pass the written examination shall be
intimated individually as well as through website but the
candidates who fail in written examination shall not be informed
individually, they may download detail mark sheets from website.
(iii). Decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or
otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be
final.
(iv). Maximum number of candidates to be admitted to this
examination may, at the discretion of Government, be limited to
such number as Government may decide. If a limit is imposed and
the number of candidates exceeds that limit, the Commission shall
select from amongst the applicants those who shall be
admitted to the examination, and, in doing so, shall have regard to
the suitability of the applicants and to adequate representation of
the Provinces/Areas of Pakistan as well as of the various age
concessions.
(v). Caution:—A candidate who knowingly furnishes particulars
which are false, or suppresses material information, or attempts
to influence the Commission, or officers or members of the staff
of the Commission, or tries to obtain support for his/her
candidature by improper means, or deliberately submits forged
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certificates, or tampers with the entries in his/her age,
educational and other certificates, or misbehaves in the
examination hall or uses unfair means including use or attempted
use of mobile phone or other electronic device for copying, or is
found guilty of misconduct during examination/medical, Viva
Voce Tests and uses filthy and unethical language in the Answer
Book(s) during written examination, may be disqualified for
this and/or subsequent examinations/selections held by the
Commission and/or criminally prosecuted and debarred from
future and/or removal from existing employment under
Government.
(vi) If during the conduct of Examination at a centre/hall, any
candidate is found in possession of mobile phone or likewise
devices, he/she will be prosecuted under the rule-12(v).
(vii). The result of any candidate, whose candidature is rejected on
any ground, will not be declared, irrespective whether he/she,
failed/passed the examination
(viii). A candidate who, even after his/her appointment, is found
to have knowingly furnished particulars which are false, or to
have suppressed material information will be liable to dismissal
from Service.
(ix). Certificates of age and educational qualifications in which
any entry is overwritten, altered, erased, mutilated or tampered
with, in any way or the genuineness of which is otherwise doubted
will be liable to be impounded till such time as the Commission
considers it necessary.
(x). All communication to the Commission should be addressed to
Secretary FPSC by each candidate separately quoting his/her Roll
No. and CNIC number. If Roll No. has not yet been allotted Serial
number of the application may be quoted. Candidates must make
their own arrangements for communications addressed to them at
the addresses stated in their applications to be redirected to their
new addresses, when necessary. However, any change of address
should be communicated at once to the Secretary, Federal Public
Service Commission. Candidates should not write their postal
addresses care of Post Box Number etc. as postal authorities do
not accept registered letters at such an address.
(xi). Non Muslims (Minorities): As provided in article 260 (3)(b)
of the constitution of Pakistan 1973, non Muslim means a person
who is not Muslim and includes a person belonging to the
Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Budhist or Parci community, a person of
the Quadiani group or the Lahori group (who call themselves
Ahmadis’ or by any of the scheduled castes”.Only those
candidates shall be considered for vacancies reserved for
Minorities (Non-Muslims) whose application forms for the
Competitive Examination are accompanied by certificate (Annex-
D) issued by the DCO/District Magistrate/Political Agent. No
such certificate shall be accepted at any later stage.
(xii). Applications of Government Servants will also be
governed by the Government Servants (Application for
Services and Posts) Rules, 1966 except that three chances will
be allowed irrespective of the provisions of the
Government Servants(Application for Services and Posts)
Rules,1966.
(xiii). Government servants who fulfill conditions laid down in
these rules are eligible for admission to the examination if
permitted by the competent authority in their departments or
offices. However, an advance copy of the Application may be
submitted before the closing date to avoid rejection. Candidates
who join Government service after submitting their applications
for admission to the examination should also submit the
Departmental permission immediately thereafter.
(xiv). Armed Forces candidates should route their applications
through proper channel of their Services. Applications not routed
through proper channel will be rejected. Similarly released/ retired
personnel should produce a clearance certificate from Military
Secretary Branch for employment in civil services of Pakistan.
However, an advance copy of the Application may be submitted
before the closing date to avoid rejection.
(xv). A candidate who after submitting such Departmental
permission, joins Civil Service Academy or is transferred to
another Department, should also obtain the permission of that
Department and submit it to the Commission as soon as possible.
(xvi). A candidate who has left Government service should submit
with his/her application an attested copy of his/her
discharge/service certificate. A candidate who has been dismissed
from Government or semi Government Service will not be eligible
for admission to the examination.
(xvii). If marks of a candidate are less than 40% in any of the
Compulsory subjects, less than 33% marks in any of the optional
subjects and less than 100 marks out of 300 in Viva Voce, these
will not be counted/credited in the total marks.
(xviii). The marking of answers will be in order of consecutive
answers and over attempted question shall not be
evaluated/credited.
(xix). Writing on Question paper shall be considered as
cheating and delinquent candidate shall be prosecuted under
Rule 12(v).
(xx). If any candidate writes his/her Roll No. (except in the space
provided for this purpose on the cover of the answer book) or
writes his/her name or makes any distinguishing mark at any
place in his/her answer book and/or additional Answer Books
he/she shall be awarded Zero mark in that paper, besides any other
punishment which the Commission may decide to award.
(xxi). A candidate who rips the pages or does not cross out
empty pages of answer book/additional answer book, or does
not hand over his/her answer books/additional answer book to
the supervisory staff, he/she shall be proceeded against for
disciplinary action under Rule 12(v) as may deem appropriate by
the Commission.
(xxii). A candidate who has received and read the Question Paper
will not be allowed to leave his/her seat or exam hall without
marking his/her attendance and until half the time is over.
However the candidate will not be allowed to take question paper
with him/her until conclusion of the examination in that paper.
(xxiii). Use of calculators will only be allowed in Applied
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Accountancy, Statistics,
Business Administration, Physics & Chemistry.
(xxiv). MCQs paper shall be attempted on OMR Sheet
provided separately for the purpose. Both (MCQs paper +
OMR Sheet) shall be collected back after the allotted time.
The number of MCQs in each paper may be attempted in the
same sequence at the space reserved on OMR Sheet. Any
answer given beyond the reserved space or not corresponding
with question number of MCQ paper, shall not be
marked/taken into account.
(xxv). The Question Papers in Urdu or other Pakistani
regional languages (Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushto and Balochi),
Persian and Arabic should be answered in the respective
languages unless otherwise directed in the question paper.
(xxvi). Candidates must use blue or black ink only in their
Answer Books otherwise Zero marks may be awarded.
RE-COUNTING OF MARKS
(xxvii). Answer Books in all subjects of examination are
confidential documents and cannot, therefore, be permitted to be
seen by candidates or their representatives nor re-examination of
answer books/scripts is allowed under any circumstances. A
candidate desirous of getting his/her marks, awarded by the
examiners, re-counted may submit his/her request for the purpose,
within one month from the date of issue of result card/marks sheet
alongwith a Treasury Challan of Rs. 500/- per paper as fee for recounting
of marks only. Thereafter, no such request will be
entertained.
(xxviii). Reevaluation of marks awarded by the Viva Voce Board
is not allowed under any circumstances.
(xxix). Grace marks are not allowed.
(xxx). Answer books of Candidates will be retained in the office
of the Federal Public Service Commission for one year only and
thereafter these will be destroyed. Candidates are, therefore,
cautioned that any query relating to their Answer books should be
made within the specified period, thereafter, no request in this
regard will be entertained.
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(xxxi). Refund of Fee: No claim for refund of any fee will be
entertained nor can the fees paid be held in reserve for another
examination or selection.
(xxxii). Reappearance in examination: If a candidate who took
the Competitive Examination 2014 wishes to apply for admission
to CE 2015, he/she must submit an application by the prescribed
date without waiting for the result of CE-2014. If subsequently it
is not necessary for him/her to take the CE-2015 written
examination, his/her examination fee will not be refunded.
(xxxiii). The Commission reserves the right to change the
schedule of the examination as well as to cancel any paper/papers
or the entire Competitive Examination without assigning any
reason.
REPRESENTATION AND REVIEW PETITION: –
13(a). A candidate aggrieved by any decision of the Federal
Public Service Commission may, within thirty days of
communication of decision, make a representation to the
Commission and the Commission shall decide the representation
within fifteen days after giving the candidate a reasonable
opportunity of hearing.
(b). A candidate aggrieved by the decision of the Commission
made under paragraph (a) may, within fifteen days of
communication of decision, submit a review petition to the
Commission and the Commission shall decide the review petition
within thirty days under intimation to the petitioner. The decision
of the Commission on review petition shall be final.
(c). Save as provided in “FPSC ORDINANCE, 1977”, no order
made or proceeding taken under “FPSC ORDINANCE, 1977”, or
rules made hereunder, by the Commission shall be called in
question in any court and no injunction shall be granted by any
court in respect of any decision made or taken in pursuance of any
power conferred by, or under, “FPSC ORDINANCE, 1977”.
(d). Any candidate aggrieved by a decision of the Commission
under paragraph (b) may, within thirty days of the decision, prefer
an appeal to the High Court.
(e). Each representation and review petition duly signed will be
entertained only if accompanied with Original Treasury Receipt
of Rs.500/- in each case.
DETERMINATION OF FINAL MERIT &
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULT
14(i). The candidates who qualify in written examination and
Viva Voce, their final merit shall be determined by adding marks
obtained in the written examination and viva voce.
(ii). When total marks (written examination + viva voce) of more
than one candidate are equal, the one who gets more marks in viva
voce is treated as higher in merit. If marks in viva voce are also
equal, the one who gets more marks in compulsory subjects is
treated as higher in merit. If marks in compulsory subjects are also
equal the one who is older in age is treated as higher in merit.
(iii). Only FPSC is authorized to announce the result.
VACANCIES
15. Actual number of vacancies in BS-17 to be filled on the
results of this examination will be announced with the approval of
the Government. The Government, however, reserves the right to
fill a smaller or larger number of vacancies than that announced.
APPOINTMENTS
16(i). Subject to the Recruitment policy explained in Appendix-
III of these Rules, candidates securing the highest places on the
combined results of the written Examination, Psychological
Assessment and Viva Voce and eligible for appointment will be
recommended by the Commission in order of merit upto the
number of vacancies available in each quota. However, respective
appointments shall be made by the Government. No candidate
will, however, be considered for appointment to any of the
Groups/Services for which he/she has been declared “not suitable”
by the Commission at the time of Viva Voce.
(ii). Success in the examination confers no right to appointment.
Appointments will be made only after the Government is satisfied,
after such enquiry as may be necessary, that the candidate is
suitable in all respects for appointment to the Public Service and
subject to the availability of vacancies.
(iii). “Candidates will be considered for those groups/
services only which they indicate in the application form. No
candidate will be considered for the groups/services which he/she
will not mention in the form. Candidates will however, be given a
chance to revise their choice of occupational groups at the time of
the viva voce. Preferences so revised at the time of viva-voce shall
be treated as final and no subsequent change will be allowed
under any circumstances. Candidates may opt for a group/service
irrespective of the fact whether there is a vacancy therein or not”.
(iv). The Government reserves the right to allocate a candidate
against any Group/Service irrespective of his/her preferences, in
the public interest. No appeal against the decision of the
Government will be entertained.
UNFILLED VACANCIES AND WAITING MERIT LIST
17(i). Once the process of allocation has been accomplished; the
vacancies remained unfilled due to non availability of qualified
candidates under any quota shall be carried over to next
examination for filling from among the same quota.
(ii). The Commission shall maintain the waiting merit list till
commencement of Common Training Programme (CTP).
Therefore, if any nominee of the Commission does not join and
intimation in this regard reaches to the Commission through
Establishment Division prior to commencement of CTP, the
Commission shall nominate the next candidate on merit against a
Group/Service according to his/her merit position in respective
quota and preferred choice.
(iii). The vacancies of non joiner, reported to the Commission
after commencement of CTP shall be carried over to next
examination.
(iv). Once the process of allocation/reallocation according to time
lines given above is over the waiting merit list shall no longer be
valid and the process of CSS 2015 will stand completed and
closed.
18. The Government reserves the right to make any changes to
the above rules before finalizing appointment on the basis of this
examination.
Note:—This issues with the approval of the Government.
Secretary
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APPENDIX-I
PROCEDURE OF COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION (CSS), 2015
SUBJECTSFORWRITTEN EXAMINATION(1200MARKS)
1. (i) The examination will include the following subjects and each subject will carry the marks shown against it.
(ii) There will be two papers of 100 marks each of the subjects which carry 200 marks. In other subjects there will be one paper.
Each paper will be of 3 hours duration.
(iii) The candidates should expect some objective type questions
*(MCQ’s) in compulsory and optional papers.
(iv) The Question Papers in Urdu or other Pakistani regional languages (Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushto and Balochi), Persian and Arabic
should be answered in the respective languages unless otherwise directed in the question paper. The question paper in Islamiat is
to be answered in English or Urdu only. All other papers must be answered in English unless otherwise directed in the
Question Paper. Contravention of these instructions will result in the cancellation of the papers and award of ZERO marks in
the paper(s) concerned.
(v) A Guideline of the syllabus of the subjects is given in Annex “B” to the Rules.
(vi) The Non-Muslim candidates have the option either to take Islamiat as one of the compulsory subject or otherwise Pakistan
Affairs (G.K. Paper-III) will be treated of 200 marks in their case and half of the total marks obtained by them in the paper on
Pakistan Affairs (G.K. Paper-III) will be counted in lieu of Islamiat.
(vii) A candidate who does not appear in any compulsory/optional subject will not be allowed to appear in the remaining papers of the
Examination in accordance with rule 7(vi) of CE Rules-2015.
COMPULSORYSUBJECTS (600MARKS)
(1) Essay 100
(2) English (Precis and Composition)) 100
(3) GeneralKnowledge :
Paper – I Every Day Science 100}
*(MCQs=50Marks+Subjective=50Marks)
Paper – II Current Affairs 100}
Paper – III Pakistan Affairs 100}
(4) Islamiat 100
Total : 600
*MCQs are to be attempted on computerized OMR Answer sheet, whereas
subjective questions are to be attempted on Answer Book.
OPTIONALSUBJECTS (600MARKS)
(viii) The minimum standard of optional subjects will be that of
an honour’s degree of a university in Pakistan. The
candidates are required to select optional subjects
carrying a total of 600 marks, but not more than
200 marks from any box/columns, as provided in
the columns of rules. The grouping of optional subjects
are as under:—
Rules Subjects
(Code No.)
Optional Subjects Marks
Subject(s) carrying not more than 200 marks from Code No. 11 to 14 can be opted.
Note: Business Administration cannot be combined with Public Administration
11
12
13
14
Accountancy & Auditing
Economics
Business Administration
Public Administration
200
200
100
100
Subject(s) carrying not more than 200 marks from Code No. 15 to 19 can be opted. 15
16
17
18
19
Political Science
Agriculture
Forestry
Sociology
Journalism
200
100
100
100
100
Subject(s) carrying not more than 200 marks from Code No. 20 to 23 can be opted. 20
21
22
23
Pure Mathematics
AppliedMathematics
Computer Science
Statistics
200
200
100
100
Only one subject from Code No. 24 to 29 can be opted. 24
25
26
27
28
29
Physics
Geology
Geography
Chemistry
Botany
Zoology
200
200
200
200
200
200
Only one subject from Code No. 30 to 34 can be opted. 30
31
32
33
34
Islamic History & Culture
History of Pakistan & India
British History
European History
History of the U.S.A.
200
200
200
200
100
Subject(s) carrying not more than 200 marks from Code No. 35 to 40 can be opted.
Note: International Law cannot be combined with International Relations.
35
36
37
38
39
40
Law
Constitutional Law
Mercantile Law
Muslim Law & Jurisprudence
International Law
International Relations
200
100
100
100
100
100
Only one subject from Code No. 41 to 42 can be opted. 41
42
Philosophy
Psychology including Experimental
Psychology
200
200
Only one Regional Language from Code No. 43 to 46 can be opted.
Note: Regional Languages cannot be combined with Urdu.
43
44
45
46
Sindhi
Pushto
Punjabi
Balochi
100
100
100
100
Only one National/Foreign/Classical Language from Code No. 47 to 50 can be opted.
Note: Urdu cannot be combined with Regional Languages.
47
48
49
50
English Literature
Urdu
Persian
Arabic
200
200
200
200
300
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COMPETITIVEEXAMINATION(CSS), 2015
RATE OF FEES
APPENDIX-II
1 . The following fees must be paid by the candidates :—
(A) To the Federal Public Service Commission.
(i) Rs.2200/-for written CSS examination (Application
fee)
(ii) Rs.500/- for each representation/review petition
which a candidate wants to submit against any
decision of the Commission.
(iii) Rs.500/- per paper as fee for recounting of marks.
The procedure for payment of fee is as under:
(i) The amount should be deposited in a branch of the National
Bank of Pakistan, or in the nearest Government Treasury or in
State Bank of Pakistan under the Head of account “C02101
Organs of State – Exam Fee (FPSC Receipts)”. Cash, postal
orders, bank drafts and cheques will not be accepted by the
Federal Public Service Commission:
(ii) The name of the bank/treasury office at which the fee has
been deposited should be clearly entered in the treasury
receipt. The treasury receipt should be on the form prescribed
for the Federal Government transactions and should be
obtained from the treasury at which the fee is deposited.
(iii) Candidates outside Pakistan may submit their applications
without paying the prescribed examination fee. They must,
however, arrange to pay the fees and send the receipt before the
date of the examination.
(B) To the Medical Board.
(i) Rs.100/- to be deposited by all the candidates in the
Government Treasury/State Bank of Pakistan under
Head of Accounts “C—02839-Health Fee for Medical
Examination.”
The original copy of the Treasury challan should be
handedover to the President of the Central Medical
Board at the time of Medical Examination.
(ii) Rs. 750/- before examination by a Medical Board
in the case of candidates who qualify in the
written examination. Payment of this fee will be
required to be made in cash to the Medical Board
concerned at the time of physical examination of the
candidates. Candidates will present their National
Identity Cards & Admission Certificates to the
Medical Authorities concerned.
(iii) A Candidate who is medically deferred will have to
make the full payment again to the Medical Board at
the time of re-examination.
2. Candidates must see by reference to the rules and must decide
definitely before depositing the fee in the Treasury/Bank that they
are eligible in all respects to apply for the examination. Fee once
deposited in the Treasury/Bank will not be refunded, nor will it
be held in reserve for any other examination or selection
under any circumstances.
APPENDIX-III
COMPETITIVEEXAMINATION, 2015
RECRUITMENT POLICY
1. The following merit, and provincial/regional quotas shall be observed in filling vacancies reserved for direct recruitment to posts
under the Federal Government which are filled on all Pakistan basis in pursuance of Establishment Division’s O.M. No. 8/9/72-TRV,
dated 31-08-1973 and No.4/10/2006-R-2, dated 12-02-2007;—
Merit 7.5%
Punjab (including Federal Area of Islamabad) 50%
Sindh
The share of Sindh will be further sub-allocated in the following ratio:
Urban areas namely Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur (40% of 19% or 7.6%) Rural Areas i.e. rest of Sindh
excluding Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur (60% of 19% or 11.4%).
Provided that Sindh shall be allowed quota of 19%first and then the posts fallen to its share shall be sub-divided
between Sindh (U) and Sindh (R) at the ratio of 7.6%and 11.4%respectively. (vide Establishment Division’s O.M No.
4/5/87-R2, dated 12.08.1991)
19%
Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa 11.5%
Balochistan 6%
Gilgit Baltistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas 4%
AJK 2%
Note:
(i) 10% quota is reserved for women from the share of Provinces/Regions except Merit quota in terms of
Establishment Division’s O.M.No. 3/17/2005-R-2 dated 26-09-2006. Un-filled vacancies will be carried forward.
(ii) 5% quota is reserved for Minorities (Non-Muslims) from the share of Provinces/Regions except Merit Quota in terms of
Establishment Division’s OM No.4/15/94-R-2, dated 26-5-2009. Unfilled vacancies will be carried forward.
(iii) Disabled candidates will compete in accordance with the Government recruitment policy, as there will be no separate
quota for disabled candidates.
(iv) Provincial or regional quotas in respect of posts in a particular year shall be worked out as per policy laid down by
Establishment Division vide OM No.8/9/72-TRV, dated 31.08.1973 read with OM No.9/7/80-A III, dated 23.09.1980.
2. Sindh (Urban) refers only to the city areas of Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur. Cantonment areas are counted as part of the
city. The areas under the Jurisdiction of the District Councils of these district are the rural areas.
3. “FederallyAdministered TribalAreas” include:—
(i) TribalAreas adjoining Peshawar district; (vii) OrakzaiAgency;
(ii) TribalAreas adjoining Bannu district; (viii) Khyber Agency;
(iii) TribalAreas adjoining D.I.Khan district; (ix) KurramAgency;
(iv) TribalAreas adjoining Kohat district; (x) North Waziristan Agency; and
(v) BajourAgency; (xi) SouthWaziristanAgency.
(vi) MohmandAgency;
Note: This issues with the approval of the Government.
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Annex ‘A’
FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
REGULATIONS FOR PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION (CSS), 2015
1. These regulations are published for the convenience of candidates and in order to enable them to ascertain the
probability of their coming up to the required physical standard. But it must be clearly understood that the Government of
Pakistan reserve to themselves an absolute discretion to reject as unfit any candidate whom they may consider, on the report of
the Medical Board, to be physically disqualified for the Services and that their discretion is in no respect limited by these
regulations.
2. If any change is made in the standard of physical fitness, an announcement will be made accordingly before the
examination.
3. Night blindness will be a cause of rejection for District Management Group, Police Service of Pakistan, Customs
and Excise Group and Railways (Commercial and Transportation) Group”.
4. Disabled candidates in the categories of physically impaired, hearing/speech impaired (deaf & dumb) and visually
impaired (blind) are allowed to compete for Competitive Examination against four Occupational Groups/Services
viz; (a) Commerce & Trade Group (b) Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service (c) Information Group & (d) Postal Group.
Disabled candidates securing a position against prescribed 7.5% merit quota on all Pakistan basis may be considered for
allocation to Foreign Service of Pakistan also on the basis of his/her choice.
5. For appointment a candidate must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with
the efficient performance of the duties of his/her appointment. Candidates whose height is less than 1524 millimeters will not be considered
physically fit for appointment to any of the BS 17 post under the Federal Government. In the case of female candidates, this standard will be
reduced to 1473 millimeters for posts which are completely sedentary provided the weight of such candidates is not less than 43.5 kilograms
except disabled candidates.
6. (a) In the matter of the correlation of age, height and chest-girth of candidates, it is left to the Medical Board to use
whatever correlation figures are considered most suitable as a guide in the examination of the candidates except for the
Police.
For the Police
(b) The correlation of age, height and chest-girth will not be less than that given in the following table:—
PHYSICAL EQUIVALENTS
Chest
Height without Shoes Breadth when fully Range of expansion
expanded not less than
Millimeters Millimeters Millimeters
1626 and under 1651 . . . . . . . . . . . . 851 51
1651 and under 1727 . . . . . . . . . . . . 864 51
1727 and under 1778 . . . . . . . . . . . . 876 51
1778 and under 1829 . . . . . . . . . . . . 890 51
1829 and upwards . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 51
7. The candidate’s height will be measured as follows:—
He/She will remove his/her shoes and be placed against the standard with his/her feet together and the weight
thrown on the heels, and not on the toes or outer sides of the feet. He/She will stand erect without rigidity and
with the heels, calves, buttocks and shoulders touching the standard; the chin will be depressed to bring the
vertex of the head level under the horizontal bar and the height will be recorded in millimeters.
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Distant vision, V. 6/6 . . . . . . . . . .
Near vision—Reads 0.6 . . . . . . . . . .
Standard III
8. The candidate’s chest will be measured as follows:—
He/She will be made to stand erect with his/her feet together and to raise his/her arms over his/her head. The
tape will be so adjusted round the chest that its upper edge touches the interior angles of the shoulder blades
behind and lies in the same horizontal plane when the tape is taken round the chest. The arms will then be
lowered to hang loosely by the side and care will be taken that the shoulders are not thrown upward or
backwards so as to displace the tape. The candidate will then be directed to take a deep aspiration several times
and the maximum expansion of the chest will be carefully noted and the minimum and maximum will then be
recorded in millimeters 838—890, 864—927, etc. In recording the measurements fractions of less than 13
millimeters should not be noted.
9. The candidate will also be weighed and his/her weight recorded in kilograms. Fractions of a kilogram should not be
noted.
10. The candidate’s eye sight except disabled i.e. visually impaired (blind) will be tested in accordance with the following
rules. Result of each test will be recorded:—
(i) General—The candidate’s eyes will be submitted to a general examination directed to the detection of any
disease of abnormality. The candidate will be rejected if he/she suffers from any squint or morbid
conditions of eyes, eyelids or contiguous structures, or such a sort as to render, or to be likely at a future
date to render him/her unfit for service.
(ii) Visual Acuity.— The examination for determining the acuteness of vision includes two tests—one for
distant, the other for near vision. Each eye will be examined separately.
1. POLICE
11. The Army test types will be used for the test for distant vision without glasses at a distance of 6096 millimeters and
for the test for near vision, without glasses, at any distance selected by the candidate.
12. No candidate will be considered fit for the service whose Visual Acuity falls below the following standards:—
Standard I
Right eye Left eye
Distant vision V. 6/6 . . . . . . . . . . . . V. 6/6
Near vision—Reads 0.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . Reads 0.6
Standard II
Better eye Worse eye
V, without glasses, not below 6/60 and after
correction with glasses not below 6/24.
. . Reads 1.
Better eye Worse eye
Distant vision—V, without glasses:— not below 6/60 and V, without glasses, not below
after correction with glasses—Not below 6/6. 6/60 and after cor rect ion with
glasses—not below 6/24.
Near vision—Reads 0.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . Reads 1.
13. No relaxation of the standards of vision will be allowed.
(a) Each eye will be examined separately and the lids must be kept wide open during the test.
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II.RAILWAYS
14. No candidate will be accepted whose Visual Acuity falls below the following standards:—
Better eye Worse eye
Distant vision without glasses . . . . . . . . . . 6/12 6/19
Corrected with glasses . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/6 6/9
Near vision with or without glasses . . . . . . . . 0.6 0.6
Colour perception, night blindness and field vision:
15. The candidates will be examined, with the apparatus and according to the methods prescribed by the Railway
Board’s Standing Advisory Committee of Medical Officers. Any defect of colour perception or in regard to field vision will
be a cause for rejection of the candidate. The candidate under the condition of ordinary test for Visual Acuity having 6/6 vision
with both eyes open with or without glasses, will be rejected, if, under the conditions of the Night Blindness Test his/her vision
with both eyes open, with or without glasses; falls below 6/24.
III. OTHERS (EXCEPT DISABLED I.E. VISUALLY IMPAIRED (BLIND)
16. Snellen’s test types will be used for the test for distant vision, without glasses at a distance of 6096 millimeters, and
for the test for near vision, without glasses, at any distance selected by the candidate.
17. No candidate will be accepted whose Visual Acuity falls below the following standard: –
Better eye Worse eye
Distant vision without glasses . . . . . . . . . . . . *6/24 *6/24
Corrected with glasses . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/6 6/12
Near vision with or without glasses. . . . . . . . . . . . 0.8 1
* Temporarily lowered to 6/60.
18. Colour perception, night blindness and field of vision:-
(a) Each eye will be examined separately and the lids must be kept wide open during the test.
(b) Inability to distinguish the principal colours will not be regarded as a cause for rejection but the fact will
be noted in the proceedings and the candidates will be informed.
(c) Each eye must have full field of vision as tested by hand movements.
19. The degree of acuteness of vision of all candidates for appointment will be entered in the proceedings in the
manner:-
V.P. …………………………………………………………. with glasses ………………………………………………….. Reads
V.L. …………………………………………………………. with glasses ………………………………………………….. Reads
20. In cases of serious abnormality the opinion of an ophthalmic specialist should be obtained.
21. No candidate will be accepted for appointment if his/her vision does not come up to the requirements specified above without
the use of contact glasses. (A contact glass or lens is defined as a glass shell, the concavity of which is in contact with the globe of the
eye, a layer of liquid being interposed between the lens and the cornea. The meaning of the word “glasses” wherever used above is to be
interpreted as not covering contact glasses.)
22. The urine (passed in the presence of the examiner) should be examined and the result recorded.
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23. Following additional points should be observed:—
(a) that the candidate’s hearing in each ear is good except disabled i.e. hearing/speech
impaired (deaf & dumb)and that there is no sign of disease of the ear ;
(b) that the candidate’s speech is without impediment except disabled i.e. hearing/speech
impaired (deaf & dumb);
(c) that the candidate’s teeth are in good order and that he/she is provided with dentures where necessary for
effective mastication (well-filled teeth will be considered as sound). Candidates for the Police Service of
Pakistan must have 10 sound teeth in the upper jaw, functionally opposed to 10 sound teeth in the lower
jaw. Two of these teeth in each jaw must be molars. Well-filled teeth will be considered as sound;
(d) that the candidate’s chest is well-formed and his/her chest expansion sufficient; and that his/her heart and
lungs are sound ;
(e) that there is no evidence of any abdominal disease ;
(f) that the candidate is not ruptured ;
(g) that the candidate does not suffer from hydrocel, a severe degree of varicocele, varicose veins or polyps. A
candidate for the Police Service of Pakistan who has been successfully operated on will be accepted ;
(h) that the candidate’s limb, hands and feet except disabled i.e. physically impaired are well formed and
developed and that there is no shortening of any limbs and that there is free and perfect motion of all
joints;
(i) that the candidate does not suffer from any inveterate skin disease ;
(j) that there is no congenital malformation or defect ;
(k) that the candidate does not bear traces of acute or chronic disease pointing to an impaired constitution ;
(l) that the candidate bears marks of efficient vaccination ; or in the case of the Police Service of Pakistan he
has been vaccinated (twice unsuccessfully) within the last five years.
(In support of this the candidates will be required to produce certificate signed by a Medical Officer); and
(m) that the candidate is free from communicable disease.
24. When any defect is found it must be noted in the certificate and the medical examiner should state his opinion whether
or not it is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties which will be required of the candidate if the condition
is remediable by operation it should be so stated.
25. If a candidate is declared medically unfit by the Central Medical Board, he/she will be informed by the Federal Public
Service Commission that he/she has been declared medically unfit. The candidate will also be informed of the particular defect
or defects for which he/she has been declared medically unfit. The candidate may prefer an appeal against the decision of the
Central Medical Board to the Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad, within 14 days of the receipt of the
information. The appeal must be supported by two certificates from the doctors of standing stating inter alia that:—
(a) They are in full knowledge of the facts that the candidate has been examined by the Central Medical Board and
declared unfit; and
(b) That they have read the Rules and Regulations for physical fitness required of the candidates for the
Competitive Examination.
26. Government, however, reserve the right to deal with the appeal as they deem fit and do not bind themselves to
constitute a second Medical Board for the medical examination of the candidate concerned. No further appeal shall be
entertained against the decision of the Appellate Board and the case shall be treated as closed.
Note: This issues with the approval of the Government.
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Annex-B
FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION (CSS), 2015
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
The optional subjects have been arranged in alphabetical order for facility of candidates. However, the selection
of combination of optional subjects will be governed by the provisions of sub para (viii) of Rule 1 of Appendix-I.
S.No
.
Name of Subject Paper Page S. No. Name of Subject Paper Page
Compulsory Subjects 21. Geology. I & II 26
1. Essay – 13 22. History of Pakistan and India. I & II 26,27
2. English (Precis & Composition) – 13 23. History of the U.S.A. – 27
3. General Knowledge 24. International Law. – 27,28
(i) (Every Day Science). I 13
25.
International Relations. – 28
(ii) (Current Affairs). II 14 26. Islamic History and Culture. I & II 28,29
(iii) (Pakistan Affairs). III 14 27. Journalism (Mass Communication) – 29
4. Islamiat – 15 28. Law. I & II 30
Optional Subjects 29. Mercantile Law. – 30
5. Accountancy & Auditing. I & II 16 30. Muslim Law & Jurisprudence. – 30
6. Agriculture. – 16,17 31. Persian. I & II 30,31
7. Applied Mathematics. I & II 17 32. Philosophy. I & II 31
8. Arabic. I & II 17,18 33. Physics. I & II 31,32
9. Balochi – 18 34. Political Science. I & II 32,33
10. Botany. I & II 19 35. Psychology including
Experimental Psychology
Psychology.
I & II 33
11. British History. I & II 19,20 36. Public Administration. – 34
12. Business Administration – 20 37. Punjabi. – 34
13. Chemistry. I & II 20,21 38. Pure Mathematics. I & II 35
14. Computer Science. – 21,22 39. Pushto. – 35
15. Constitutional Law – 22 40. Sindhi. – 35,36,37
16. Economics. I & II 22 41. Sociology. – 37
17. English Literature. I & II 22,23 42. Statistics. – 37,38
18. European History. I & II 23,24,25 43. Urdu. I & II 38
19. Forestry. – 25 44. Zoology. I & II 38,39
20. Geography. I & II 25,26

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