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CSS Marks Scoring Subjects Combination Complete Guide 2020

Selection of the right combination is the most important factor in determining the success as well merit of the candidates.The aspirants of CSS always need proper guidance at the various stages of their preparation. The first stage in this is the selection of the optional subjects, carrying 600 marks.Selection of the right combination is the most important factor in determining the success as well merit of the candidates. Keeping in view the various academic backgrounds of the candidates, the selection of the subjects on the basis of their aptitude and background becomes even more complicated.

As a result, most of the students remain confused, not only in the beginning but even after selecting the subjects. They keep on switching over from subject to the other and ultimately find themselves in a mess. On the other hand, those who get proper guidance at the time of selecting their optional subjects, they remain very comfortable throughout their preparation and also get the desired result in the long run. So the subject selection must be given due consideration in the beginning.

Complete Detail of CSS 2020 Exam 

A candidate has to appear in the following four parts of CSS Exam:

  • Written Exam
  • Medical Test
  • Psychological Test
  • Viva Voce

Written Exam:

  1. The written exam consists of twelve (12) papers. Out of which six (6) are compulsory papers and the remaining six (6) are optional papers. Each paper has 100 marks.
  2. The written exam carries 1200 marks in total. Out of which 600 marks are for compulsory papers and 600 marks are for optional papers.
  3. Time allowed for each paper is 3 Hours.
  4. Each paper has Part-I (Objective part) and Part-II (Subjective part). Part-I is attempted on a separate sheet which collected back after 30 minutes.
  5. Qualifying marks for compulsory paper is 40% and for optional paper is 33%.
  6. Optional papers are to be selected from the groups of subjects in the list according to the rules specified for them by FPSC.
  7. The list of compulsory and optional paper is as follows:

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS (600 MARKS)

Code No.SubjectsMarks
1.English Essay100
2.English (Precis and Composition)100
3.General Science & Ability100
4.Current Affairs100
5.Pakistan Affairs100
6.Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of100
Major Religions (For Non Muslims)
Total Marks600

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (600 MARKS)

Group-I: (To select one subject of (200 marks) only)

Code No.SubjectsMarks
11.Accountancy & Auditing200
12.Economics200
13.Computer Science200
14.Political Science200
15.International Relations200

Group-II: (To select subject(s) of 200 marks only)

Code No.SubjectsMarks
16.Physics200
17.Chemistry200
18.Applied Mathematics100
19.Pure Mathematics100
20.Statistics100
21.Geology100

Group-III: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)

Code No.SubjectsMarks
22.Business Administration100
23.Public Administration100
24.Governance & Public Policies100
25.Town Planning & Urban Management100

Group-IV: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)

Code No.SubjectsMarks
26.History of Pakistan & India100
27.Islamic History & Culture100
28.British History100
29.European History100
30.History of USA100

Group-V: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)

Code No.SubjectsMarks
31.Gender Studies100
32.Environmental Sciences100
33.Agriculture & Forestry100
34.Botany100
35.Zoology100
36.English Literature100
37.Urdu Literature100

Group-VI: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)

Code No.SubjectsMarks
38.Law100
39.Constitutional Law100
40.International Law100
41.Muslim Law & Jurisprudence100
42.Mercantile Law100
43.Criminology100
44.Philosophy100

Group-VII: (To select one subject of 100 marks only)

Code No.SubjectsMarks
45.Journalism & Mass Communication100
46.Psychology100
47.Geography100
48.Sociology100
49.Anthropology100
50.Punjabi100
51.Sindhi100
52.Pashto100
53.Balochi100
54.Persian100
55.Arabic100

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Conclusion:-

  • A subject carrying 100 marks has one paper. On the other hand, subject carrying 200 marks has two papers.
  • Question papers in Urdu or other regional languages (i.e. Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, or Balochi), Arabic and Persian must be answered in the respective languages. However translation question (from respective language to English) in the same papers must be answered as directed in the question.
  • There will be 20 MCQs in all compulsory papers except the paper of Essay. There will be 20 MCQs in all optional paper except paper of Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics.
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