CSS Examination Application Process


How to apply?

Candidates have to apply to the Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad after the announcement by advertisement on the national newspapers. There is a prescribed application form which you can download from the official website of Federal Public Service Commission. The commission announced the date of submission application by an advertisement in national newspapers.

Government servants who fulfill the conditions laid down in these rules are eligible for admission to the examination if permitted by the competent authority in their departments or offices. No Government servant shall be competent to apply without the permission in writing of his/her department/office as the case may be, and such permissions must accompany the application. Candidates who join Government service after submitting their applications for admission to the examination should also submit the Departmental permission immediately thereafter.

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 the same to the Commission as soon as possible.

A candidate who has left Government service should submit with his/her application the original as well as a 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.

Number of Attempts

No candidate will be permitted to attempt more than thrice at the examination.

A candidate shall be considered to have attempted at the examination if he/she actually appears in any one or more papers.

If a candidate who took the Competitive Examination (CE) 2010 wishes to apply for admission to the CE 2011 he/she must submit an application by the prescribed date without waiting for the result of CE 2010. If subsequently it is not necessary for him/her to take the CE 2011 written examination his/her examination fee will not be refunded. No plea that an application form or any document has been lost or delayed in the post will be entertained.

The maximum number of candidates to be admitted to this examination may, in the judgment 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.


Application fee of competitive examination is Rs.1000. If a candidate wants to recheck his/her paper, the rechecking fee per paper is Rs.200.

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.

The candidates have to submit above mentioned dues to the Federal Commission Service Commission and candidates also have to pay to the medical board for physical test.

Rs.50 will be deposited by all candidates in the account of Government Treasury/ State Bank of Pakistan “1252__Health MISC MEDICAL (CENTRAL)”. The challan copy should be handed over to the president of the Central Medical Board at the time of medical examination.

Rs.300/- 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 Certificate to the Medical authorities concerned.

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