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Optional and Compulsory Subjects for CSS Competitive Examination | CSS Syllabus pdf

MAIN EXAMINATION (1200 MARKS)

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

(600 MARKS)

  1. English Essay 100
  2. English (Precis and Composition) 100
  3. General Science & Ability 100
  4. Current Affairs 100
  5. Pakistan Affairs 100
  6. Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of Major Religions (For Non Muslims) 100

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

(600 MARKS)

Group-I:

  • Accountancy & Auditing 200 marks
  • Economics 200 marks
  • Computer Science 200 marks
  • Political Science 200 marks
  • International Relations 200 marks

Group-II:

  • Physics 200 marks
  • Chemistry 200 marks
  • Applied Mathematics 100 marks
  • Pure Mathematics 100 marks
  • Statistics 100 marks
  • Geology 100 marks

Group-III:

  • Business Administration 100 marks
  • Public Administration 100 marks
  • Governance & Public Policies 100 marks
  • Town Planning & Urban Management 100 marks

Group-IV:

  • History of Pakistan & India 100 marks
  • Islamic History & Culture 100 marks
  • British History 100 marks
  • European History 100 marks
  • History of USA 100 marks

Group-V:

  • Gender Studies 100 marks
  • Environmental Sciences 100 marks
  • Agriculture & Forestry 100 marks
  • Botany 100 marks
  • Zoology 100 marks
  • English Literature 100 marks
  • Urdu Literature 100 marks

Group-VI:

  • Law 100 marks
  • Constitutional Law 100 marks
  • International Law 100 marks
  • Muslim Law & Jurisprudence 100 marks
  • Mercantile Law 100 marks
  • Criminology 100 marks
  • Philosophy 100 marks

Group-VII:

  • Journalism & Mass Communication 100 marks
  • Psychology 100 marks
  • Geography 100 marks
  • Sociology 100 marks
  • Anthropology 100 marks
  • Punjabi 100 marks
  • Sindhi 100 marks
  • Pashto 100 marks
  • Balochi 100 marks
  • Persian 100 marks
  • Arabic 100 marks

Tips for Optional subjects

  • 7 Groups
  • Select 100 marks ( 6 subjects )
  • 200 marks subjects can also be selected but only one subject can be selected from one section
  • Passing all subjects is necessary

Marks division

  • 80 marks questions ( 20 marks each question )
  • 20 marks objective
  • 40 marks are necessary for passing compulsory subjects
  • 33 marks are necessary to pass optional subjects
  • Pakistan affairs, current affairs, General Science & Ability has combined marks i.e 300 marks out of which 120 marks are necessary for passing
  • Passing each subject is necessary
  • 600 marks are required for getting selected for an interview call.
  • 12 groups of service.
  • A candidate can avail 3 total chances

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