- The examination will include the following subjects and each subject will carry the marks shown against it.
- 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.
- The candidates should expect some objective type questions (MCQs) in compulsory and optional papers except in the papers of essay, applied mathematics and pure mathematics.
- A Guideline of the syllabus of the subjects in alphabetical order is given in Annex B of CSS Competitive Examination Rules, 2019.
- The three papers of general knowledge (GK-I, GK-II and GK-III) are to be passed collectively by scoring 120 marks out of 300.
- Any exam carrying 100 marks has one paper. Similarly, exams with 200 marks are split into two papers
Compulsory Subjects in CSS Syllabus (600 Marks)
|English (Precis and Composition)||100|
|General Science and Ability||100|
|Islamic Studies Or Alternative Subject for Non-Muslims||100|
Optional Subjects in CSS Syllabus (600 Marks)
Note: The optional subjects in CSS Syllabus have been categorised into seven different groups for uniform distribution of marks
Group 1: Here you have to select one subject only
|Accountancy & Auditing||200|
Group 2: Here you can select one or more than one subjects carrying equivalent to 200 marks
Group 3: Here you have to select one subject only
|Government & Public Policies||100|
|Town Planning & Urban Management||100|
Group 4: Here you have to select one subject only
|Islamic History and Culture||100|
|History of Pakistan and India||100|
|History of USA||100|
Group 5: Here you have to select one subject only
|Agriculture and Forestry||100|
Group 6: Here you have to select one subject only
|Muslim Law and Jurisprudence||100|
Group 7: Here you have to select one subject only
|Journalism and Mass Communication||100|