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1 FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
RULES FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION (CSS) 2010
Islamabad, the 16th November, 2009
“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, 2009, the following
rules for regulating the conduct of the Competitive Examination, 2010”
1. No. F. 2/1/2010-CE The Competitive Examination, 2010 will
be held by the Federal Public Service Commission, with effect
from 6th March, 2010 for recruitment to posts in BS-17 for the
following Groups/Services under the Federal Government:-
(1) Commerce & Trade Group
(2) Customs & Excise Group
(3) District Management Group
(4) Foreign Service of Pakistan
(5) Income Tax Group
(6) Information Group
(7) Military Lands & Cantonments Group
(8) Office Management Group
(9) Pakistan Audit and Accounts 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, D.I.Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Gilgit,
Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Khuzdar, Lahore,
Larkana, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Okara, Peshawar, Quetta,
Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sialkot, Skardu & Sukkur depending on
the number of applicants for each centre.
(ii). Places of Interviews:
The interviews will be held at Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore,
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 Test,
(c) Psychological Test; and
(d) Viva Voce.
RULES FOR ADMISSION TO THE EXAMINATION
3(a). The examination will be conducted by the Federal Public
Service Commission in accordance with the following Rules,
subject to such changes as may be decided by the Government
before finalising appointments on the basis of this examination.
Cut Off Date
(b)The cut off date for determining the eligibility of the candidate
in terms of age, qualifications, domicile, etc., is 1st January,
2010.
AGE-LIMITS
4.(i) A candidate for admission to the examination must have
attained the age of 21 years and not over 28 years on 1st January
2010 (i.e. candidate born earlier than 2nd January, 1982 and later than
1st January, 1989 will not be eligible), except the candidate falling
in the categories mentioned in Rule-4(ii) where any candidate
born earlier than 2nd January, 1980 and born later than 1st January,
1989, 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 mentionedbelow
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.
(d) the candidates who are permanent residents of
Northern Areas 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 first January, 2010, 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.
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(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 the 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.
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 decision as to which foreign degrees or comparable
educational qualifications are equivalent to corresponding
Pakistani degree rests solely with the Commission.
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 an Indian national 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.
DOMICILE
(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 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, 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 recognised for the
purpose of terms and conditions of his/her service including
his/her allocation and liability to transfer.
GENERAL
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) No candidate will be admitted to the examination
who does not hold a certificate of admission from the
Commission.
(iii) Decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or
otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be
final.
(iv) 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 11 of the Instructions to Candidates, it will be rejected.
(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 certificates, or tampers
with the entries in his/her age, educational and other
certificates, or misbehaves in the examination hall or uses
unfair means/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.
(vi) 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.
(vii) 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.
(viii) Candidates are cautioned that wrong selection of subjects
will lead to rejection under para 7(iv) and para (viii) of
Appendix-I. Change of optional subjects is not allowed
(ix) 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
(x) 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 alongwith
a Treasury Challan of Rs. 200/- per paper as fee for re-counting
of marks only. Thereafter, no such request will be entertained.
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(xi) 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.
(xii) Grace marks are not allowed.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
8. (i) A candidate seeking admission to the examination must
apply to the Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad on the
prescribed application form, which must reach the Commission
on or before the closing date. No extra time is allowed for postal
transit delays, etc.
(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 2009
wishes to apply for admission to CE 2010 he/she must submit an
application by the prescribed date without waiting for the result of
2009. If subsequently it is not necessary for him/her to take the 2010
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.
FEES
10. (a) Candidates must pay Rs. 1000/- 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)”
(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.
Qualifying Marks
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, or 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, Psychological Tests 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 will not be given credit in that subject”.
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 marks 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. 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 frustration, 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.
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18. Representation and Review Petition:-
(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 this Ordinance, no order made or
proceeding taken under this Ordinance, 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,
this Ordinance.
(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.
Note: Each representation and review petition will be entertained
only if accompanied with Treasury Receipt of Rs.250/- in each
case.
MEDICAL TEST
19.(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”.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST
20. All candidates called for Viva Voce will be required to
undergo Psychological Test, 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 Test. Candidates must bring their National Identity
Cards and two copies of recent photographs when summoned for
Psychological test, and Viva Voce. If a candidate remains absent in
the Psychological Test, he/she will not be allowed to appear for
Viva Voce.
Viva Voce 300 Marks
21.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 extra-mural.
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 extra-mural activities such as
sports, debates, hobbies, etc., and their effect on his/her physique
and character, in assessing his/her merit.
22. 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.
VACANCIES
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.
APPOINTMENTS
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 Tests 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.
Note.—This issues with the approval of the Government.
SHAUKAT HAYAT DURRANI,
Secretary.
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PROCEDURE OF COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION (CSS), 2010
APPENDIX-I
SUBJECTS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION (1200 MARKS)
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 or in Urdu/English 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 subject will not be allowed to appear in the remaining papers of the Examination.
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS (600 MARKS)
(1) Essay 100
(2) English (Precis and Composition)) 100
(3) General Knowledge :
Paper - I Every Day Science 100
*(MCQs=50 Marks+Subjective=50 Marks)
Paper - II Current Affairs 100
Paper - III Pakistan Affairs 100
(4) Islamiat 100
Total : 600
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*MCQs are to be attempted on computerized OMR Answer sheet,
whereas subjective questions are to be attempted on Answer Book.
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (600 MARKS)
(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
Applied Mathematics
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
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
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300
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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION (CSS), 2010
RATE OF FEES
APPENDIX-II
1 . The following fees must be paid by the candidates :—
(A) To the Federal Public Service Commission.
(i) Rs.1000/- for all candidates. (Application fee)
(ii) Rs.250/- for each representation/review petition which a
candidate wants to submit against any decision of the
Commission.
(iii) Rs. 200/- per paper as fee for recounting of marks.
The procedure for the payment of this fee is given in the “Instructions
to candidates” which have been printed separately and a copy of which
is attached with the Application form.
(B) To the Medical Board.
(i) Rs..50/- 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 handed
over to the President of the Central Medical Board at the
time of Medical Examination.
(ii) Rs. 350/- 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.
This issues with the approval of the Government.
APPENDIX III
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION, 2010
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 O.M. 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%)
19%
NWFP 11.5%
Balochistan 6%
Northern Areas and 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 OM 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.
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. “Federally administered Tribal Areas” include:—
(i) Tribal Areas adjoining Peshawar district; (vii) Orakzai Agency;
(ii) Tribal Areas adjoining Bannu district; (viii) Khyber Agency;
(iii) Tribal Areas adjoining D.I.Khan district; (ix) Kurram Agency;
(iv) Tribal Areas adjoining Kohat district; (x) North Waziristan Agency; and
(v) Bajour Agency; (xi) South Waziristan Agency.
(vi) Mohmand Agency;
4. Appointment to vacancies to be filled in by candidates belonging to a particular community or a province/
region shall be made by Government in the order of Merit of the candidates belonging to a particular community or a
province/region provided that they have qualified in the examination and are in all respects suitable for employment
under Government.
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5. On appointment to BS-17 posts, a candidate will be required to execute a bond, with one surety, to refund all
moneys paid to him/her or spent in connection with his/her training, as may be determined by the President in the
event of failing to complete his/her probation to the satisfaction of the President or resigning his/her service during
that period or within three years thereafter in the event of failing to complete.
6. On appointment, the probationer will be required to undergo such training as may be prescribed by the
Government.
7. If any vacancies reserved in terms of paragraphs 1-2 above cannot be filled by reason of failure of candidates
to pass the qualifying standard or otherwise, such vacancies will be carried over and filled in on the result of the next
year’s examination from among the candidates in whose quota the vacancies are so reserved.
8. Provincial or regional quotas in respect of posts in a particular year shall be worked out to the 1000th fraction.
A Province or region having larger fraction in accordance with the prescribed quotas shall be allocated the vacant
post for recruitment whereas the Province or region not allocated the post due to smaller fraction shall get those
fractions carried forward and added to its share in the subsequent year in accordance with procedure set out as
below:—
—————————————————————————————————————————————
Province/ Quota (%) No. of Share Last Year’s Total Vacancies to be Balance to be
Region Vacancies C/F Balance allocated carried forward
————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
1st Year
Merit 7.5% 03 0.2250 — 0.2250 — (+)0.2250
Punjab 50% 03 1.5000 — 1.5000 02 (-)0.5000
*Sindh 1 9 % 03 0.5700 — 0.5700 01 (-)0.4300
Sindh (U) 7.6% 03 0.2280 — 0.2280 — (+)0.2280
Sindh (R) 11.4% 03 0.3420 — 0.3420 01 (-)0.6580
NWFP 11.5% 03 0.3450 — 0.3450 — (+)0.3450
Balochistan 6% 03 0.1800 — 0.1800 — (+)0.1800
FATA 4% 03 0.1200 — 0.1200 — (+)0.1200
AJK 2% 03 0.0600 — 0.0600 — (+)0.0600
2nd Year
Merit 7.5% 05 0.3750 (+)0.2250 0.6000 01 (-)0.4000
Punjab 50% 05 2.5000 (-)0.5000 2.0000 02 —
*Sindh 1 9 % 05 0.9500 (-)0.4300 0.5200 01 (-)0.4800
Sindh (U) 7.6% 05 0.3800 (+)0.2280 0.6080 01 (-)0.3920
Sindh (R) 11.4% 05 0.5700 (-)0.6580 (-)0.0880 — (-)0.0880
NWFP 11.5% 05 0.5750 (+)0.3450 0.9200 01 (-)0.0800
Balochistan 6% 05 0.3000 (+)0.1800 0.4800 — (+)0.4800
FATA 4% 05 0.2000 (+)0.1200 0.3200 — (+)0.3200
AJK 2% 05 0.1000 (+)0.0600 0.1600 — (+)0.1600
3rd Year
Merit 7.5% 02 0.1500 (-)0.4000 — — —
Punjab 50% 02 1.0000 — 1.0000 01 —
*Sindh 1 9 % 02 0.3800 (-)0.4800 (-)0.1000 — (-)0.1000
Sindh (U) 7.6% 02 0.1520 (-)0.3920 (-)0.2400 — (-)0.2400
Sindh (R) 11.4% 02 0.2280 (-)0.0880 0.1400 — (+)0.1400
NWFP 11.5% 02 0.2300 (-)0.0800 0.1500 — (+)0.1500
Balochistan 6% 02 0.1200 (+)0.4800 0.6000 01 (+)0.4000
FATA 4% 02 0.0800 (+)0.3200 0.4000 — (-)0.6000
AJK 2% 02 0.0400 (+)0.1600 0.2000 — (+)0.2000
*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.
9. THE POLICY LAID DOWN ABOVE IS LIABLE TO MODIFICATION AND ANY CHANGE WHICH
MAY BE MADE THEREIN WILL BE APPLICABLE TO THE CANDIDATES FOR THIS EXAMINATION.
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), 2010
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
millimetres 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 millimetres 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
Millimetres Millimetres Millimetres
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 millimetres.
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Distant vision, V. 6/6 . . . . . . . . . .
Near vision—Reads 0.6 . . . . . . . . . .
Standard III
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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 millimetres 838—890, 864—927, etc. In recording the measurements fractions of less than 13
millimetres 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 millimetres
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 correction 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 millimetres,
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), 2010
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 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 to 25 43. Urdu. I & II 38
19. Forestry. - 25 44. Zoology. I & II 38,39
20. Geography. I & II 25,26
6. Practical English Usage Swan (OUP)
7. English Idioms McMordie
8. Mastering Modern English Etherton
1. Exploring life Sciences Turber, Kilburn
& Howell
2. —Exploring Physical Science Turber, Kilburn
& Howell
3. Guide to Science Isaac Asimov
4. Science Restated Cassidy
5. Principles of Animal Biology Khan, M. Rafiq
GUIDELINES OF THE SYLLABUS
N.B.—”The topics mentioned under each subject are only indicative
and not exhaustive of the field covered by that subject. A candidate
should study the whole subject with the help of relevant books. Some of
the reading materials have been suggested for each subject for the
guidance of the candidates”.
Note :— Candidates opting languages will be asked to answer
some
questions in the language concerned and will be expected to
have knowledge of the Principal Authors, both
Classical and Contemporary and to be able to compose
in the language and translate from it into English and vice
versa.
3. GENERAL
KNOWLEDGE
PAPER
I
Total Marks—300
1. ESSAY (COMPULSORY)
Total Marks—
100
EVERY DAY SCIENCE
(COMPULSORY)
1. Introduction
Marks—100
Candidates will be required to write one or more essays in
English. A
wide choice of subject will be given.
2. ENGLISH (PRECIS & COMPOSITION)
(COMPULSORY)
Total Marks—100
The examination will be based upon a paper carrying 100 marks
and will be geared to test the candidates’ ability to handle grammatical
structure, reading comprehension and analysis,and precis writing and
composition.
The candidates should be capable of :
(a) Using English correctly and efficiently as a vehicle
of communication.
(b) Reading, comprehending and analyzing advanced texts.
Grammar and Vocabulary
The candidate’s ability to handle the structure of English
will be tested by framing items based upon grammatical categories
that usually create problems for foreign students.
There shall be no prescribed course for this purpose.
Reading Comprehension and Analysis
Two unseen passages shall be given with a fixed reading time
and multiple choice questions would be placed at the end to be
answered. The passage for comprehension shall be fairly technical.
The passages would be selected from writings on economic,
social, cultural subjects and international affairs.
Precis Writing
The candidates will be required to present an acceptable precis
of a given passage. The unseen passage will be selected from
current, economic, social, cultural and international affairs.
ENGLISH (PRECIS & COMPOSITION)
(COMPULSORY)
SUGGESTED READINGS
Title Author
1. A communicative grammar of English Leech & Svartik
2. A Practical English grammar Thomson &
Martinet
3. A comprehensive English Grammar Eckersley &
for Foreign students Eckersley (Longmans)
4. Modern English Vol. I & II Rutherford
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
5. A University English Grammar. R. Quirk &
S. Greenbaum
(Longmans)
— Nature of Science ;
— Brief History of Science with special reference to
contribution of Muslims in the evolution and development
of science ;
— Impact of science on society.
2. The Physical Sciences
(a) Constituents and Structure :—ˆUniverse, Galaxy,
Solar system, Sun, Earth, Minerals ;
(b) Processes of Nature :—Solar and Lunar Eclipses ; Day
and
Night and their variation ;
(c) Energy :— sources and resources of Energy
; Energy conservation ;
(i) Ceramics, Plastics, Semiconductors ;
(ii) Radio, Television, Telephones, Camera,
Laser, Microscope.
(iii) Computers, Satellites ;
(iv) Antibiotics, Vaccines, Fertilizers, Pesticides.
3. Biological Sciences
— The basis of life—the cell, chromosomes, genes,
nucleic acids.
— The building blocks—Proteins. Harmones and other
nutrients. Concept of balanced diet. Metabolism.
— Survey of Plant and Animal Kingdom— a brief
survey of plant and animal kingdom to pinpoint
similarities and diversities in nature.
— The Human body—a brief account of human
Physiology. Human behaviour.
EVERY DAY SCIENCE
(COMPULSORY) SUGGESTED
READINGS
Title Author
1. Ideological Orientations of Pakistan Al Mujahid Sharif
2. Letters of Iqbal to Jinnah Iqbal, Mohammad
3. Muslim Separatism in India (A brief Hamid, Abdul
Survey 1858—1947)
4. Modern Muslim India and the birth Ikram, S. M.
of Pakistan
5. Quaid-i-Azam and Pakistan Dani, Ahmed
Hassan
6. Struggle for Pakistan Qureshi, I. H.
7. The case for Pakistan Rafiq, Afzal M.
8. The Making of Pakistan Aziz, K. K.
9. The Muslim Community of the Indo- Qureshi, I. H.
Pakistan Sub-continent
10. The Emergence of Pakistan Mohammad Ali
Ch.
11. Towards Pakistan Waheed-uz-
Zaman
12. Pakistan A Study Hamid Yusuf
of Political Development 1947—97
13. Ulema in Politics Qureshi, I. H.
14. World Scholars on Quaid-i-Azam Dani, Ahmed
Hassan
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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
PAPER II
CURRENT AFFAIRS (COMPULSORY)
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
PAPER—III
PAKISTAN AFFAIRS (COMPULSORY)
(Marks—100)
Candidates will be expected to display such general knowledge of
History, Ge