Tuesday, 25 March 2014

CSS The Competitive Examination Informations

CSS  Competitive Examination Complete Informations

The Competitive Examination, (CSS) will be held by the Federal Public Service Commission, in every year for recruitment to posts in BS-17 for the following Groups/Services under the Federal Government: (1) Commerce & Trade Group (2) District Management Group (3) Foreign Service of Pakistan (4) Information Group (5) Inland Revenue Service (6) Military Lands & Cantonments Group (7) Office Management Group (8) Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service (9) Pakistan Customs Service (10) Police Service of Pakistan (11) Postal Group (12) Railways (Commercial & Transportation) Group
2(i). Places of the 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, Okara, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sialkot, & Sukkur depending on the number of applicants for each centre. (ii). Places of Interviews: The interviews will be held at Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar & Quetta. (iii) The Commission reserves the right to finally decide the place where the candidates would be examined or interviewed. (iv) The Competitive Examination comprises the following:- (a) Written Examination, (b) Medical Examination, (c) Psychological Assessment; and (d) Viva Voce. (v) EXAMINATION CENTRE ONCE SELECTED SHALL NOT BE CHANGED EXCEPT IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES FOR WHICH REQUEST OF CHANGE OF CENTRE SHOULD REACH IN FPSC HEADQUARTERS AT LEAST 15 DAYS BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF CSS EXAMINATION/PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST/VIVA VOCE.

Cut Off Date
3. The cut off date for determining the eligibility of the candidate in terms of age, qualifications, domicile, etc., is 31st December of that particular year

4.(i) A candidate for admission to the examination must have attained the age of 21 years and not over 28 years on 31st December of that particular year.

(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. Balochistan. 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 Political Agent/DCO/ District 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, 2012, 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. Date of Birth
(iii) 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. (iv) The decision as to which certificate is acceptable for the purpose of date of birth rests with the Commission. (v) 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. (vi) 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. (vii) The relaxation in upper limits prescribed in paragraph 4 (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.

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 decision as to which foreign degrees or comparable educational qualifications are equivalent to corresponding Pakistani degree rests solely with the Commission.

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. (iii) A candidate having dual nationality must surrender his/her foreign nationality and inform the Government before joining Civil Services Academy.

(iv) (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 at the time of first entry into Government service shall be treated as final throughout his/her service career and no subsequent change in his/ her domicile will be recognized for the purpose of terms and conditions of his/her service including his/her allocation and liability to transfer.

7. (i) A candidate must satisfy the Federal Public Service Commission that he/she is suitable in all respects for employment under the Government. (ii) 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 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. (iii) No candidate will be admitted to the examination who does not hold a certificate of admission from the Commission and Original CNIC. (iv) Decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final. (v) Candidates are cautioned that if an application which is not signed and or is received incomplete or wrongly filled in and is not accompanied with any one of the documents mentioned in para 12 of the Instructions to Candidates, it will be rejected. (vi) 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 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 employment under Government. (vii) The result of any candidate, whose candidature is rejected on any ground, will not be declared, irrespective of whether he/she, failed/passed the examination (viii) A candidate who, even after his 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) Candidates are cautioned that wrong selection of subjects will lead to rejection under para 7(v) and para (viii) of Appendix-I. For Candidates whose selections of subjects are in order, no subsequent change during the conduct of Examination/on the day of paper (s) shall be allowed. FOR WHATSOEVER REASONS. A CANDIDATE WHO MISSES ANY COMPULSORY OR OPTIONAL SUBJECT FOR MEDICAL OR ANY OTHER REASONS SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED TO APPEAR IN THE REMAINING PAPERS. (xi) 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 RE-COUNTING OF MARKS (xii) 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, recounted may submit his/her request for the purpose, within one month from the date of issue of result card/marks sheet along with a Treasury Challan of Rs. 200/- per paper as fee for re-counting of marks only. Thereafter, no such request will be entertained. (xiii) 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. (xiv) Grace marks are not allowed. .

8. (i) A candidate seeking admission to the examination must apply to the
Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad on the PRESCRIBED CSS APPLICATION FORM, which must reach the Commission on or before the closing date. Any application along with required documents sent by courier/ mail on or before the closing date, will be accepted if received in the Commission within three (03) days of the closing date. No application will be accepted / entertained after this period. (ii) 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. (iii) 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. (iv) 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. (v) 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. (vi) Number of Attempts:—A candidate may attempt/avail three chances of the examination. Explanation:— (i) A candidate shall be deemed to have attempted the examination if he/she actually appeared in any one or more papers and even if he/she tendered blank Answer Book/Sheet and even if rejected subsequently. (ii) 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. (vii) If a candidate who took the Competitive Examination 2013 wishes to apply for admission to CE 2014 he/she must submit an application by the prescribed date without waiting for the result of 2013. If subsequently it is not necessary for him/her to take the 2014 written examination his/her examination fee will not be refunded. (viii) No plea that an application form or any document has been lost or delayed in the post will be entertained. (ix) 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. SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION
9. Subjects for the Competitive Examination will be as given in Appendix-I optional subjects must be selected carefully in accordance with the instructions given in the application form. subjects once selected shall not be changed. wrong selection of optional subjects shall lead to rejection of candidature. FEES
10. (a) Candidates must pay Rs.1500/- as Application fee as prescribed in Appendix-II, deposited in State Bank/National Bank of Pakistan, under the account head “C02101-Organs of State Exam Fee(FPSC Receipt)” ORIGINAL TREASURY RECEIPT MUST BE ATTACHED WITH THE APPLICATION FORM. APPLICATION FORMS RECEIVED WITHOUT TREASURY RECEIPT SHALL BE REJECTED. (b) No claim for refund of any fee will be entertained nor can the fees paid be held in reserve for another examination or selection.
11. (i) The Commission with prior approval of the Government may fix qualifying marks in any or all of the subjects of the examination but a candidate who fails to secure at least 40% marks in any compulsory subject, 33% marks in any of the optional subjects, 50% marks in the Aggregate and 100 marks at the Viva Voce, will be considered to have failed and will not be eligible for appointment. (ii) Candidates qualifying the written examination and found eligible will be called for Medical Examination, Psychological Assessment and Viva Voce. 12. From the marks assigned to candidates in each subject, such deductions will be made as the Commission may consider necessary in order to ensure that no credit is allowed for merely superficial knowledge. Candidates who obtain less than 40% marks in any of the Compulsory subjects and 33% marks in any of the optional subjects and 100 marks out of 300 in Viva Voce will not be given credit in that subject/Viva Voce. 13. If any candidate‟s handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him/her. In case of illegible handwriting zero marks will be awarded on this account. Marks will be deducted for irrelevance. 14. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of Examination. Answers to questions in excess of the required number shall not be marked nor taken into account. The marking will be in order of consecutive answers. 15. 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. 16. Candidates must use blue or black ink only in their Answer Books otherwise Zero marks may be awarded.

17 (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 will be entertained only if accompanied with Treasury Receipt of Rs.250/- in each case.

18.(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. Note : (1) Disabled candidates viz visually impaired (Blind), physically impaired, hearing/speech impaired (Deaf & Dumb) will be provided helper such as Writer, if so requested by them in their application forms. (2) Extra time viz 15 minutes per hour will be allowed to visually impaired (Blind) candidates. Request of Computer literate candidates for provision of computer equipment etc. to attempt question papers will be entertained. Examination for such candidates will be held at Islamabad only. However, no TA/DA etc. will be admissible. (3) Disabled candidates must submit a certificate of disability issued by the competent authority designated for the purpose by the Federal/ Provincial Government. (iii) 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. (iv) 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”.

19. 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. 20. Viva Voce:- Each candidate who qualifies written part of the exam. 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. 21. 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. 22. Reevaluation of marks awarded by the Viva Voce Board is not allowed under any circumstances.

23. Approximate number of vacancies in BS-17 to be filled on the results of this examination will be announced later. The Government, however, reserves the right to fill a smaller or larger number of vacancies than that announced.

24.(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 appointed upto the number of vacancies available. 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) When total marks 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. 25.(i) 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. (ii) “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”. 26. 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. 27. 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. 28. The Government reserves the right to make any changes to the above rules before finalizing appointment on the basis of this examination.

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