368 candidates pass CSS exam, 238 qualify for service

Only 3,02% of ‘potential’ candidates pass competitive examinations for the country’s civil services

News Desk April 27, 2016

In a telling sign for the country’s dismal state of education, only 3.02% of  ‘potential’ candidates passed the competitive examination for the country’s civil service.

According to the results announced by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) on Tuesday, only 379 candidates of a total 12,176 passed the CSS examination, a 3.02 pass percentage.

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The FPSC’s official website stated a total of 20,717 candidates applied for the CSS written examination of which only 12,176 appeared to take the exam.

Of these 12,176 participants, only 379 candidates managed to pass the written examination but only 368 candidates qualified for viva. Of these 368 candidates, 220 were male while 148 were female.

Those candidates, who had passed in the written examination, were made to undergo pre-selection schedules for medical examination, psychological assessment and viva voce.

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The final list of candidates recommended for appointment by FPSC after completion of pre-selection stages number 238, of which 132 are male and 106 female.

CSS results 2014

Candidates applied 24,640
Candidates appeared 13,170
Candidates passed 439
Successful male candidates 294
Successful female candidates 145
Percentage 3.3%

CSS results 2013

Candidates applied 15,998
Candidates appeared 11,406
Candidates passed 238
Successful male candidates 172
Successful female candidates 66
Percentage 2.09%

CSS results 2012

Candidates applied 14,335
Candidates appeared 1006
Candidates passed 788
Successful male candidates 588
Successful female candidates 200
Percentage 7.8%


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