SUBJECTS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION

  1. The examination will include the following subjects and each subject will carry the marks shown against it.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A Guideline of the syllabus of the subjects in alphabetical order is given in Annex B of CSS Competitive Examination Rules, 2019.
  5. 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.
  6. 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)

SubjectMarks
English (Precis and Composition)100
English Essay100
General Science and Ability 100
Current Affairs100
Pakistan Affairs100
Islamic Studies Or Alternative Subject for Non-Muslims100
Total Marks600

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

SubjectMarks
Accountancy & Auditing200
Economics 200
Computer Science200
Political Science 200
International Relations200

Group 2: Here you can select one or more than one subjects carrying equivalent to 200 marks

SubjectMarks
Chemistry 200
Pure Mathematics100
Applied Mathematics 100
Physics200
Geology100
Statistics100

Group 3: Here you have to select one subject only

SubjectMarks
Public Administration100
Business Administration100
Government & Public Policies 100
Town Planning & Urban Management100

Group 4: Here you have to select one subject only

SubjectMarks
Islamic History and Culture 100
History of Pakistan and India100
British History 100
European History100
History of USA100

Group 5: Here you have to select one subject only

SubjectMarks
Gender Studies 100
Agriculture and Forestry 100
Environmental Sciences100
Zoology 100
Botany 100
English Literature100
Urdu Literature 100

Group 6: Here you have to select one subject only

SubjectMarks
Law100
International Law 100
Constitutional Law100
Criminology 100
Mercantile Law100
Philosophy 100
Muslim Law and Jurisprudence100

Group 7: Here you have to select one subject only

SubjectMarks
Journalism and Mass Communication100
Psychology100
Geography100
Anthropology100
Sociology100
Punjabi100
Pashto100
Balochi100
Sindhi100
Arabic100
Persian100