CSS Exam 2023 - Written Test Details

CSS exam comprises of two portions of written test. One is the Compulsory part and second is the Optional part.

CSS compulsory papers have two parts objective and subjective. Objective paper is given to students first and then subjective one. 

Paper Type

Total Marks

Time Allow

Objective

20

30 (1/2 hour) Minutes

Subjective

80

150 (2 & 1/2 hours) Minutes

CSS Compulsory Subjects with Paper Pattern 2023

Exam

Subject

Total Marks

Paper Pattern with Marks

CSS 2023

English Essay

100

Subjective = 100 Marks

CSS 2023

English Precis & Composition

100

Objective + Subjective = 20 + 80 Marks

CSS 2023

General Knowledge-I (General Science & Ability)

100

Objective + Subjective = 20 + 80 Marks

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General Knowledge-II (Current Affairs)

100

Objective + Subjective = 20 + 80 Marks

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General Knowledge-III (Pakistan Affairs)

100

Objective + Subjective = 20 + 80 Marks

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Islamic Studies

100

Objective + Subjective = 20 + 80 Marks

CSS Optional Subjects 2023

Choose optional subjects with total marks of 600. Choose subjects from 100 and 200 categories.

Group-I

Subject

Marks

Accountancy & Auditing 

 200

Economics

 200

Computer Science 

 200

Political Science 

 200

International Relations 

 200

 Group-II

Subject

Marks

Physics

 200

Chemistry

 200

Applied mathematics

100

Pure Mathematics

100

Statistics

100

Geology

100

See also  CSS Islamiat Past Papers

 Group-III

Subject

Marks

Business Administration

 100

Public Administration

 100

Governance & Public Policies 

 100

Town Planning & Urban Management 

 100

  Group-IV

Subject

Marks

History of Pakistan & India 

 100

Islamic History & Culture 

 100

British History 

 100

European History 

 100 

History of USA

100

 Group-V

Subject

Marks

Gender Studies 

 100

Environmental Sciences 

 100

Agriculture & Forestry 

 100

Botany 

 100 

Zoology 

100 

English Literature 

 100

Urdu Literature

100

 Group-VI

Subject

Marks

Law 

 100

Constitutional Law 

 100

International Law 

 100

Muslim Law & Jurisprudence 

 100 

Mercantile Law 

100 

Criminology 

 100

Philosophy

100

 Group-VII

Subject

Marks

Journalism & Mass Communication 

 100

Psychology 

 100

Geography 

 100

Sociology 

 100 

Anthropology 

100 

Punjabi

 100

Sindhi

100 

Pashto

 100

Balochi

 100

Persian

 100 

Arabic

 100