I am new comer at this site. I want to appear in the CSS examination but the most difficult which i found is the essay writing. Could You tell me how I can get hold on this subject. I did my graduation in BS-IT. Now I m thinking to participate in the CSS. And for this I have even started preparation. But I m not clear about the sylabus. Could You guide me where I can get information about the sylabus for CSS.
Dear Imran Shahzad,
I am glad that you want to prepare for CSS examination. In case of Essay and any other subject in CSS examination, writing skill is must and for that matter you need to practice as much as you can only then you will be able to face question with ease and confidence. About Syllabus, you can click here.
AOA sir could you please guide me through if i am able to do css in United states or not as i am gradute from pakistan and i am 24 years old please give me your kind suggestion where i have to go for this css wheter its United states or in Pakistan..
For CSS examination, one need to appear at the designated examination centers in all the four provinces of
gudmorning and salam.sir u said hani u r not serious,first take decision then u can do this etc.im 101% serious that i want to do CSS.now seriously help me out otherwise………………………………….don mind.
I am glad that you have decided seriously about preparation for CSS. Now do let me know how I can be of any assistance to you. Keep visiting Silence for material on preparation of CSS.
Well i have mailed u before & i have a problem in choosing my subjects for CSS. As i have done my BSC in Maths, Stats & Computer Sc. So I wanted to have these 3 subjects as my css compulsory subjects. so can i choose these 3 subjects all at the same time or i have to choose any one between them? because there is a group consisting of these 3 subjects and it will also help me to complete my 600 marks for compulsory subjects. Please do reply soon its urgent request. thanks.
As a general rule in CSS, you can not choose subjects from one group carrying more than 200 hundred marks. For further details, you can click here for rules related to optional subjects.
I currently work for a multinational but i want to appear for the CSS exams. do you think its the right career choice? secondly which subjects u choose determine what post you get after u clear the exam?
Since I have left an international organization of highest repute for this profession, naturally this career to me is a right choice. About impact of subjects on determination of post, I don’t think so.
I passed M.A. Political Sc. in 2006 and am working as Personal Assistant to Chairman in
With Best Regards
Syed Ismail Kazmi
Dear Syed Ismail Kazmi,
I am glad that you want to prepare for CSS. One of my friends in
Assalam U Alaikum .
Acha I am about to complete my graduation in a few days time . After graduation i am intersted in doing MSC Criminology either from here or by going abroad . The question i wanted to ask u guys was that can i join police services after doing MSc criminology or i will have to pass CSS after doing MSC ? Because once i heard from some body that after doing MSC criminology or PHD criminology there is a direct induction of boys in police or FIA ? I WILL BE THANKFUL TO YOU IF U guys guide me a little towards this . And by the way congratulations for the police services. I will be waiting for
Muhammad Yousaf Khan Tareen
Dear Muhammad Yousaf Khan Tareen,
To best of my knowledge, for induction in Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) as Assitant Superintendent of Police (ASP), one needs to appear in CSS examination.
I hope you are fine.sir please guide me I currently passed my graduation in simple B.A with (computer, psychology, islamiate elective) subjects.due to some great tragedy I am not be able to securied good marks I have C grade.if in case of ineligible then first I do MBA FROM ANY UNIVERSITY (PLZ GUIDE ME).kindly also tell me in which date css exams of 2009 be held.i am 23 years old, have a lot of passion to participate in css exams I am also sportman of national level and have a experience of 3 years in marketing JOB.I hope these additional activites support me in css exams.
I AM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY IMPATIENTLY THANKYOU.
Dear Malik Idress,
Yes you can appear in CSS examination with a ‘C’ grade so be happy. About extra-curricular activites and sports, they can help you after passing written examination in your interview. So, initially you need to acquire the skills that can help you pass the written section of the examination.
hi sir.i m akif and i m in lahore.i m going to appear in css examination in 2009.please suggest any academy for preparation in lahore.i m going to complete my msc in chemistry.ples tell me about the subjects which should i choose.
Dear Kif Majeed,
sir i selected economics as it is my own subject indo pak history and political. Is it a good combination if not then wat i have to select which will fit with economics plz so tired SIR wat to do i dont know.
Dear Aftab Ahmed,
As for as I think, if you have interest and aptitude in some subject it can offer you very good marks, don’t worry about combinations, that’s what I have learnt out of my experience. I wish you all the best.
Dr farrukh u doing a fabulous job guiding students and encouraging them to appear for CSS. I needed to know is their any reputed institute giving preparations for CSS in
Secondly i want to know is their some solved passed year papers of CSS available in the market
Dear Zafir Zia,
Thank you so very much for the appreciation. Now about you query, as for as my information is concerned, I don’t know if some academy is there in
im a civil engineer,n im preparing for css u can say im in starting phase, all i need is proper guidance. so i have heard tht u r a csp n u r offering ur services in this field, plz tell me what is ur fees package n upto what extent u’ll guide me.
Yes I am a CSP but I am not providing any such service.
hi sir how r u?its great feelings and knowledge to read ur column.i will be completed my mba degree in next month and than i wana go for css preperation and important thing is that i chose subjects politicl science journalism business administration and indo pak history.can this combination give me maximum marks or should i have to replace any other subject.kindly sir give me guidelines about preperation of english writing and speaking.i realy like the way u r responding sir.thanks a lot
Well again in your case too I would say don’t worry about the combination, it is all about your interest and aptitude that can offer you outstanding results so go with subjects that you think you can master. About English written and spoken skills, I would say if you want to learn how to write, write and if you want to improve spoken skills, speak. This is my secret of success with written and spoken skills and I think it can work for you too.
I m in b.com I and have planned to prepare for css I am interested for accounts & audit group can you plz answer me that including compulsory subject how many subjects for that I will have to prepare for. plz send me names of subjects including Compulsory subjects.
Dear Rashid Farooq,
There are six compulsory subjects and for optional subjects, you need to choose the subjects that make 600 marks in total. For further details click here download rules and Syllabus.
Respected sir, thanks 4 replying my last question , asi told u i did masters in ENGLISH literature n loooking forward 4 css needing ur help n assistance in finalizing my subjects wic i chose r as following
english literature, international relations, sociology,psychology
with thy be eligible 4 me ? wil wait 4
In my point of view if you have interest and aptitude is one or the other subject, it is the key to outstanding results so in your case if your choice of optional subjects is based on your interest and aptitude, you will make it with flying colors. All I can do is to wish you all the very best in your pursuits. Keep coming back to Silence and spread the word about in your fellow aspirants.
I need to know wether Arabic and Business Administration, as an optional subject for CSS is a scoring one; also can it be prepared in 6 months? I am intending to appear in 09.
All subjects are scoring provided once has prepared well. Yes, six months are enough for preparation if it is done with strong will and determination to qualify. Good luck for your attempt in 2009
sir i have completed my m.pharm from
and want to attempt css exam and my date of birth is 13th sept 1980 can i apply for css
maqsood ahmed khan
Dear Maqsood Ahmed Khan,
The maximum age for CSS is 28 year and if you are not in the group who are entitled age relaxation, you are not eligible. For further details click here.
Dear Dr. Sahib. I am a regular visitor of your blog but its the first time i am writing on it. I told my mom about U and the great advisory forum U have made for us aspirants of css.She replied by praying for your goodwill and said that ALLAH blesses people like U. I have made my mind focused on the css exam and have closed all other options. I have an excellent academic record by the grace of Almighty ALLAH and am willing to fulfill my and my family dreams by persuing my career as a csp officer.There are a couple of questions from me to start with our elecronic relationship. Q1: What were your optional subjects for your css exam? Q2: What would u suggest to me as a daily routine exercise for the preparation of css other than attending an academy?
GOD bless U and regards
Dear Nadir Khan,
Thank you for appreciation, pay my respects to your mom and thank her for her prayers since her prayers are an asset for me. For rules, complete list of subjects and syllabus, click here. About recommending a routine, you can have a look at my recipe and related columns by clicking here. Do let me know if you need any further assistance. I wish you all the best and lots of prayers for your success. Keep visiting Silence and spread the word about it in your circles so that others can also benefit from my columns and advisory.
How many times can one appear for the CSS exam ?? approx what if required? Plus is home study better for prep or the academy is must for that . I dont have any guidance about books. There are 10-15 books mentioned in the css website! I hardly will be able to know wch one of them is the best. My subjects are going to be eng lit/indo-pak history/journalism/business adm…. as opt , i wanna ask if Eng Lit is a scoring subject ?? or not bcz in B.A our lit marking was really very tough.. but i like lit and can study it better. Plus what book should i consult for P.affairs and current affairs???? Plz someone tell me, I dont have anyone in my family doin CSS so i dont know anything about this stuff. I want to prepare in 2009 exam. I wanted to appear after MBA but my father suggests that I should appear in 2009. Plus do i have enough time for the prep? Which academy in isb is best for me(i hv heard something like National officers but i dont know whats right,plz guide me) I am very worried because in my family almost everyone had done medicine and no one has a slight idea about CSS. My father who is an army doctor is sooo unaware that he says “CSS is the easiest thing you can do” and i know its not like that. lol. I dont want to fail this time because i did not qualified for nust although my marks were good in FSc. It was really bad! Plz guide me properly. I am totally depending upon your advice and info.
One can enjoy three attempts when it comes to CSS. I will answer your queries in sequence one by one. 1. I would say study is required be it home based or an academy there is no general rule but I would say academy helps as in my case it helped me a good deal. 2. For rules and Syllabus click here. 3. About scoring subjects, I would say all are scoring provided one has prepared well. 4. For Pakistan Affairs, I happened to study a book named “Pakistan Affairs” by Sohail Bhatti and in case of Current Affair, reading Dawn daily thoroughly can provide much need material and I think it is more than enough. 5. Moreover, yes your father is right, give it a try in 2009. 6. Yes you do have enough time for prepare and appear in 2009 and pass it with flying colors. 7. I have heard good things about Zavia don’t know about National officers academy. 8. Don’t worry and yes your father is saying right since he is a Doctor. As I have done medicine, I think the same way so all you need to do is to look into the eyes of beast named CSS with courage and determination. This is it and I think it will clear a lot of confusion. Do let me know if you need any further assistance. I wish you good luck!
i have just started prepation for CSS examinaiton with english and Indo-pak history subjects. in english i am referring books of grammer,idioms and practical uses. for indo-pak history i have book of Prof K-Ali would you like to add something in the preparation of these two subjects.
I think in both these subjects the things you are reading are enough. Apart from this I would recommend you to have a look at the book named “High School Grammar” by Wren and Martin. In my case it helped me a good deal, I hope it will help you too.
i m trying to mail you for many days but faild.now i m trying may it will send you and you will see it.sir i m waiting for the result of BA and i want to do CSS.please help me sir. i m much confuse about CSS. sir i have tow main questions
1.if i want to do job in Ministory of forign affairs after css than what shoud i do.which should i choose subjects.
2.i m from
thaks alot sir,i will be waiting for your reply
There no relationship of subjects to the allocation. It depends upon the availability of seats and your merit plus report from Psychologist that can help you deal with it. I have heard that Zaviya in
Dear Sir, My qualification is MA (IR) and am serving in a Government Department since 1996 as Junior Clkerk but i am not satisfied from my this position as no one is?
being serving there, is it possible to prepare myself the the SCC or Public Service Commission (Balochistan) or not?
and some one advised me about KIPS.. i would like to ask about KIPS either i am able to get admission in the said instituion or not? and here in
Dear Zakir Rasheed,
If you are in the age group that is eligible for CSS of other Public Service examinations, you can go ahead with it. About KIPS yes you can get admission in that institute if you can pay the fee. I don’t know about the situation of
hi dr. sab.
pl tell me the secret to anwere a question in a way to satisfy paper checker.
some of my css & pcs qualified freinds told me that competative exam is nothing but to present
can u recommend notes of subjects for those who have less time left.
can u tell me where to get those subjects notes or softcopies etc.
The skill lies in practice and with practice you can develop the way that can help you a lot. About notes, I would say the best notes are ones that are prepared by the person who is using them so depend on books and prepare you own notes, I can say out of experience that this the way that can help you a good deal.
i want to appare and know about whole procedure of css exam. plz guide me
OMAR ALI CH
Dear Omar Ali Ch,
Sir, I am thinking of taking Indo-Pak History,I.R,Sociology,Journalism,Public Administration as my optional subjects. Please let me know whether these are scoring. Moreover, I have Done MAster in MAthematics for this should i take this subjects or can you please suggest me any teacher in
please Kindly Reply
In point of view, all subjects are scoring provided you prepare well. Your choice of subjects matches mine except sociology and I found them scoring and good. I hope same will happen in your case if you are going to dedicate all your energies wholeheartedly. About mathematics, I don’t know anything and would not mislead you.
HI.. I M ZAHIR SHAH AND I M STUDENT OF B.COM PART 1.I WILL ASKED TO YOU THAT HOW IS SUBJECT IN CSS AND HOWS STUDY OF YEAR.AND WHAT IS ITS TOTAL SUBJECTS AND ITS FEES.AND WAHT IS GROUP A,B,C,D,E,F,G. PLEASE TELL ME MY ANSWERS.
Dear Zahir Shah,
Your queries are very basic and important. I would recommend you to please read the read the rules carefully and it will furnish you answers.
Sir my name is unaid I have completed my MBA IT,PLZ SUGEST a academy for me for CSS prepation in RAWALPIND/ISLAMABAD
I am not having much information about academies in
salaam, how r u i hope u must b finr with grace of almighty ALLAH… sir i want to know from u regarding the css examination.. wht v shud study to clear css emx? n wht r the ways to improve the writing skills, which books v shud referd for english n everyday science wht u think r the best.. plz must reply im from sukkur sindh..thnks alot.
I am glad that you are thinking critically and if you persist, you can make it with flying colors. In case of English, you must practice writing as much as you can since it is the only way to improve it. For books on Grammar, go for ‘High School Grammar’ by Wren and Martin, this book is ideal for CSS. About everyday sicne, numerous books are available around. Do visit Mujahid Book Store at Neem Ki Charhi and you will find all the required stuff there. Do let me know if you have any other query. I wish you all the best.
hope all of u will enjoying life much.i too.i need ur urgent help in adopting opt subject of urdu.plz tell me is it a worth scoring subject or not?i have recently received my masters degree in English and i much interested in urdu literatur.waitng 4 ur reply! ! ! ! ! ! ! !…………..?
Dear Ghulam Hussain,
In my point of view all subjects are scoring provided you prepare well. What I would suggest is that you should go for subjects that interest you and you have an aptitude in and to me it is you who can decide for yourself. I am only there to facilitate you.
Sir i want to get some information regarding Notes,i want to get notes of Prof. Mehdi Hassan’s lectures regarding Journalism.It would be good for me if u tell me also from where i can get good productive notes of English,Islamic History,Sociology,Geography.
Looking forward for
Dear Saad Nasim,
The books by Prof. Mehdi Hassan are available with names, “Survey of Journalism” and Journalism for all”.
I’m glad to listen that you’re helping for students who are appearing CSS exams and PSP exams. Sir my name is Ahmad Raza. I’ve done my graduation with 2nd division. Sir I want to join Police department as senior post of Police department. So should I do CSS or PSP? Tell me please with your gr8 kind. How can I get complete access of CSS exam if I appear in it? Which books should I use to appear in CSS exam & PSP exam (please write the name of writer)? When CSS exam will conduct and in which city? Should academy join for preparing this exam and which academy please mentions the name of academy and address of
Dear Ahmed Raza,
In your case first of all you need to look at the rules and Syllabus and for that please click here. Once you are done reading them, many of your queries will get replied. If after that you need my assistance, I am always there to help the aspirants. Good luck.
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