Interview of CSS candidates 2007 at Karachi Center

Posted on November 28, 2007 |
Filed Under Career, CSS Pakistan | 56 Comments

Today, I faced the panel for final interview of CSS 2007 Pakistan. I am writing the questions for those who are having the interview this year and it might give an idea to aspirant also since they have to get through it at some point in time. So, here you go:

The interview was on sort of a discussion pattern so I cant exactly quote them, I am trying to catch the essence of questions posed to me in following words.

Chairman: So you are depriving rural Sindh of another doctor, you are second on list this day only (we were two doctors in this group).

Chairman: Why you want to leave medicine?

Chairman: Why you want to join police?

Chairman: Talk about your dreams.

Chairman: Why don’t you join politics?

Chairman: You can not be leader by becoming a civil servant?

Chairman: What do you know about Palestine issue?

Chairman: Who are Israelis and where they come from in light of Quran?

Chairman: What do you think, are they really allotted with this land through Bible?

Male Member on Panel: What do you think about honor killings?

Male Member on Panel: What are the root causes of honor killings?

Male Member on Panel: What practical has been done to stop honor killings?

Male Member on Panel: What do you think about marriages with Quran?

Male Member on Panel: Do you think, Muslims living where ever in world as minority are creating troubles, what do is your opinion?

Male Member on Panel: Do you ever feel some or a little sense of admiration for Osama Bin Laden?

Male Member on Panel: What do you know about Chachniya?

Female Member on Panel: You have written My Feudal lord as your favorite book, can you tell us about the book and the author?

Female Member on Panel: Tahmina Durrani (the author of My feudal lord) is from Punjab do you have any such example of woman who has done something for betterment of women specifically hailing from Sindhi Middle Class?

Female Member on Panel: You have written that you use to write, can you name the Sindhi Scholars?

Female Member on Panel: There are many Balouchs in Sindh, can you explain it?

Chairman: You have written that you want to win a Nobel Prize, don’t you think by being in medicine you have more chances?

Chairman: Can you name any Police officer, who has won Nobel Prize?

Chairman: Good luck gentle man and do let me know when you get this Nobel Prize!

In this way my interview ended. They asked nothing about my optional. They were very frank and were approving the same attitude. Dress code, I was wearing brown suit with black shoes.

For all those who are going to appear in other centers this year, I wish you good luck!


56 Responses to “Interview of CSS candidates 2007 at Karachi Center”

  1. Interview of CSS candidates 2007 at Karachi Center « Silence on November 28th, 2007 8:20 pm

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  2. Hassan on November 28th, 2007 11:01 pm

    Wow… thanks for uploading ur interview. Have no words to express my gratitude for all that u r doing.

    Do you think u were asked about Israel/Palestine issue coz the Annapolis Conference happened to be on the same day?

    Seems like the chairman likes to ask about very current topics.

    What did u say to these 2 questions:

    “Chairman: Who are Israelis and where they come from in light of Quran?”

    “Chairman: What do you think, are they really allotted with this land through Bible?”

    I pray I’m not asked these questions… I would’ve been totally blank in the face of such queries.

    You’ve mentioned:

    “Male Member on Panel: What do you know about Chahniya?”

    Is it a typing error, I mean did u mean ‘Chechnya” or is it something else?

    Sorry, I’ve asked a lot of questions.

    I hope ur interview went great. May Allah grant you success!

  3. Dr Farrukh Malik on November 28th, 2007 11:07 pm

    Israelis are originally from Egypt. Acc. to bible I think they were promised a land where they can live that is today’s Israelis.

    Yes it’s a typo mistake. You are right, it is Chachniya.

    Don’t worry it feels great to help fellows. Do let me know if you have other question too!

  4. Dr Farrukh Malik on November 28th, 2007 11:35 pm

    These are few questions posed to me at CSS forum. I thought them of general interest so I am posting them here with my replies:


    Do they ask a question about important national and international events 2007 in psychological?if yes,wat exactly is the question asked and are the issues discussed in your interview linked in some way to that events or books u wrote? By Vanity Unleashed

    If possible, may you kindly also post the asnwers you gave to these questions (as & when you have some time spare from your schedule). By Noman

    thanks for sharing ur experience. Best of Luck.. did the panel ask you questions concerning ECONOMICS or ECONOMY of Pakistan. By Aarwa


    @Vanity Unleashed:
    The questions asked in Psycological and interview were different. The thinks discussed with me were related to my profile in general and yes only one question regarding book My feudal lord was related to the book I wrote in psychological assessment session.

    Yes I will try to entertain your request. Thanks for appreciation

    You are welcome. No, they didn’t ask any question related to economics and economy of Pakistan

    Any more question feel free to write to me!

  5. Asma on November 28th, 2007 11:47 pm

    And I wish you good luck for the Nobel Prize :-)

    So why do u want to leave medicine and go into Police?? Why police specifically?

    I guess it demands another post … and yes why’s My Feudal lord your favorite book? You’ve read Blasphemy??

  6. Dr Farrukh Malik on November 28th, 2007 11:54 pm

    Thanks for wishing me good luck with Nobel prize.
    I want to join Police because I think I can deliver more being a police officer. I think Police Service of Pakistan needs me. By being in medicine I can service few but by being in police I can serve many!

    Yes I have read Blasphemy by Tehmina and it’s also one of my favourite books. This book is one of the ice breakers in our beloved Pakistan very women can not voice their suffering publicly and this might have provided tongue to those who were previously quiet or were kept quiet.

  7. Aarwaa on November 29th, 2007 12:23 am

    thanks for replying to my question. thanks

    best of luck

  8. Dr Farrukh Malik on November 29th, 2007 12:26 am


    You are more than welcome.

  9. Hassan on November 29th, 2007 1:23 am

    Thanks for the answers, Dr Farrukh!

  10. Dr Farrukh Malik on November 29th, 2007 1:25 am

    @ Hasan:

    My pleasure sir!

  11. Raza Rumi on November 29th, 2007 8:57 pm

    Best of luck -
    this is a very good recap of the process. Wish we had blogging in the days when we were on similar career paths

    Yours not too buddhaa reader

  12. Dr Farrukh Malik on November 29th, 2007 9:02 pm

    @Raza Rumi:
    I liked the way you ended your comment. Yours not too buddhaa reader!

  13. aano on November 29th, 2007 10:58 pm

    thanx Dr.Saab for sharing your interview with us…
    it seems to me that your interview had gone very well,as you said that they were frank with me etc…i wish you all the best!!!
    keep sharing…

  14. Dr Farrukh Malik on November 29th, 2007 11:44 pm

    @aano: You are welcome. Thank you for wishing me all the best!

  15. wajid gaad on December 1st, 2007 5:16 pm

    seems like informal chat well best of luck

  16. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 1st, 2007 5:25 pm

    @Wajid gaad:

    Thanks for wishing my luck. Moreover, you are welcome on board Silence. Keep coming back!

  17. neelam-munir on December 1st, 2007 8:28 pm

    respected sir Dr.farrukh malik,
    iam from quetta and currently iam doing my masters in english literature from sardar bahadur khan women’s university quetta.
    my dream is to become bureaucrat and its my wish to appear in css exam,but i don’t know how to prepare for it..kindly help me out.
    desperately waiting for reply .

  18. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 1st, 2007 8:46 pm


    Welcome on board Silence. I am glad that you do have this dream to enter in civil services of Pakistan and if you prepared well you will get through it. You are studying towards your master degree in English literature so it will help you a lot. The first step to preparation for examination is looking at the syllabus. Buy a book about it and start looking at the subject will have to appear compulsorily and optionally. Decide about your optional subject for that you need to look at subject you can opt and their unsolved question papers. Get hold of them, find the subject that suits you best and kick it start. I am pasting a link to my recipe, have a look at it, I hope it will help you. The link is as under:
    Any further queries, do let me know.
    Keep coming back and spread the word about this resource. I wish you good luck!

  19. sara on December 2nd, 2007 4:30 pm

    hi dr.farrukh….all aspirants are grateful indeed for ur contribution in enlightening us bt the psy test as well as the interview…..would u kindly share how u managed to handle such a tricky command task?and does the fav personality tht we hav to mention in the psy test, be living?

  20. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 2nd, 2007 4:48 pm


    Thanks for appreciating my little step to share information with you all!

    Managing the command task is all about your skills so one can only say that try to concentrate on the task when you are there. About the favorite personality, yes it ought to be living!

  21. Pakistani on December 2nd, 2007 7:58 pm

    wats ur roll number?

  22. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 2nd, 2007 9:20 pm


    Anything important about my roll no. Sir???

  23. Hassan on December 2nd, 2007 11:07 pm

    Hmmmm… interesting…

  24. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 2nd, 2007 11:14 pm


    Farrukh adds in Hassan’s hmmmmmm and likes the way he saying interesting……

  25. ali raza on December 3rd, 2007 8:02 am

    will plz farrukh saab tell me about ur style of preparing for css.if a person preparing for css08,what sould he put before for the better.may allah take u to ur way

  26. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 3rd, 2007 9:09 am

    @ali raza:

    Welcome ‘on board’ Silence and I hope you will continue visiting.
    About my style of preparation, you can read my recipe by following the link given below:
    Any more queries feel free to ask me I will be glad to help you.

  27. AJ Khan on December 3rd, 2007 9:12 am

    it was nice to know ur expereince regarding css preparation which u mentiioned in reply to my message USMLE factor. nice site!!

  28. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 3rd, 2007 9:22 am

    @AJ Khan:
    Thank you AJ Khan for appreciation. I am glad that you visit my blog. Keep coming back and spread the word about this blog!

  29. AJ Khan on December 3rd, 2007 9:25 am

    i just read ur recipe for success
    whats teh name of the academy u mentioned

  30. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 3rd, 2007 9:29 am

    @AJ Khan:

    The officers academy, Garden town Lahore.

  31. ali raza on December 4th, 2007 1:13 pm

    bai farrukh tnxxx proves to b great helpful 4 me.

  32. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 4th, 2007 9:20 pm

    @ali raza:
    You are welcome brother, keep coming back!

  33. ziakhan on December 15th, 2007 11:48 am

    Thankyou Dr. Sahib, it is a great contribution, I hope and pray for you (to get your desired group)

  34. Faraz Qamar on December 25th, 2007 10:15 am

    Just wanted to check, what is a maximum age when one could apply for CSS?

    Kind Regards

  35. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 25th, 2007 12:54 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you will come back often.
    The maximum age for CSS is 28 year and it is relaxed for in service candidates to two year that makes it 30. Apart from it, the scheduled castes do get age relaxation too.

  36. hassan on December 29th, 2007 11:55 pm

    hello to all.
    it is a good sturggle.i want to apply in css plz guide me more what can i do? so i will be very thank ful to u. thanks

  37. Dr Farrukh Malik on December 29th, 2007 11:59 pm

    You are welcome ‘on board’ Hassan and thanks for commenting. I will be glad to help you out, do let know to how I may be of any assistance to you. Keep coming back!

  38. maria on February 12th, 2008 3:22 pm

    thanx for delievering so much pieces of information.
    Actually i am an electrical engineer.i am also an aspirant for css.what kind of subject i have to choose.How it is possible for me to achieve success.
    can u give me ur kind suggestions that may be helpful for my future
    i am waiting ur reply.

  39. amna on March 3rd, 2008 7:37 pm

    i am doing m.a in english .i want to do css but i think that i am unable for this .

  40. Nousheen Afzaal on April 2nd, 2008 2:43 pm

    A.A, its nice to see u discussing about ur experience its really invaluable in the sense that we may know alot about the written bt nthing is found in aspect of interviews.the problem is more acute when even CSPs themselves hesitate to share their experience.
    U really done a great job.I appeared in 2008 exam fr the first time n hopeful to pass scaring only the essay paper that is dependent on examiner.What do u suggest for me to do now as i m determined to b a csp n shall nt lose heart.i shall wait ur reply also in my mail box.

    With alot of Best Wishes, do let me know after being an ASP.

  41. saagar on April 4th, 2008 12:25 am

    Hi guys, i have just started my prepration for CSS and i would be looking farward to get some help from all u guys. would you plz give me some suggestions about the prepration. i am well aware of syllabus but what is confusing me is where to start. I have taken a big step of starting my studies anyway but from ur experience would it be good idea to study all subjects or start from optional first. i know its wiered to ask such question but seriously am just stuck and cant decide. plz share ur experiences

  42. ADNAN on April 4th, 2008 12:59 am

    Hi dr.Farukh.


  43. ADNAN on April 4th, 2008 1:19 am


  44. Dr Farrukh Malik on April 8th, 2008 7:12 pm

    I am glad that you appeared in exam and you are optimistic about your result. I wish you all the best!

  45. raheel on June 1st, 2008 3:25 pm

    plz tell me how much time is given for interview after announcing the written test result.
    i ve appeared in 2008 from karachi.

  46. nadeem anwar on July 1st, 2008 1:19 am

    Please inform about the age relaxation for CSS candidate in 2009.

  47. Qurat_ul_Ain on July 17th, 2008 11:33 am

    Salam Sir,
    I m Qurat_ul_Ain i m doing masters in Geography sir i m confusing about my oppotional subjects which subjects u had as oppotional plz can u tell me i m very thankful to u.

    Thanking u sir

  48. Nazia on July 26th, 2008 2:23 am

    Hi dr farukh.
    My name is nazia, i have done my graguaton in law subject. And now doing MA Islamiat,I m intrestred in css exam. Plz guid me by sayng that when will the exam held,in karachi? What is the basic requriemnt for css examinaton, plz help me out.. I wil be very thankful 2 u.

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  50. Altaf hussain gilal on March 26th, 2009 8:21 pm

    one of the nice website where one can learn many new things,great ideas and successful stories to prove one self.

  51. Syed Zulqarnain Ali Shah on December 26th, 2009 5:57 pm

    Salam Sir,
    i am doing L.LB.i want to do css but i think that i am unable for this.
    it is a good sturggle.i want to apply in css plz guide me more what can i do? so i will be very thank ful to u. thanks

  52. Abdul Wahab on May 29th, 2010 2:17 pm

    i wanna join CSS, can some1 inform me the eligibility criteria, or link where i can know how to join this,

  53. parvez ahmed on November 14th, 2010 10:38 am

    first a fall i would like to congragulat.and thanks you people add your experiance.because i get alot of new i am prepairing my self for css if any body help me so please kindly email me on this email addres thanks.

  54. touqir ahmed domki on January 27th, 2011 12:43 pm

    abdul wahab. 1st of all u have to see the slybas, there were six compulsary subjects and i thnk 4 option subjects, , i also intrested but from now i m growing up my 1st step to do something.

  55. azhar ali soomro on December 17th, 2011 3:19 pm

    Resp: sir iam weak in vocab plz tell me any easy way to grab vocabulary and also give me some suggestions to collect material for writing essay:
    plz sir!

    Thank u so much!

  56. azhar ali soomro on December 24th, 2011 3:08 pm

    sir plz plz plz! ans my last post im really in huury

    Thank u so muuch

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