In Pakistan, CSS stands for Central Superior Services. This is a type of exam in Pakistan. On this page, we provide information about the CSS Exam in Pakistan, Admission to CSS, CSS age Limit, Eligibility Criteria for CSS, the application process, exam pattern, syllabus, and other information.

CSS Exam in Pakistan

Important information about the CSS exam in Pakistan is given on this page. Link to the CSS Past Papers, next CSS exam rules, subject selection, and general information in PDF are given below:

Important Dates For Next CSS Exam 2022

  • Last Date to for Online Application: October 2023
  • The last Date to submit the hard copy of the online application form with the required documents: November 2023
  • Cut-off Date to determine eligibility criteria: 31 December 2023
  • Commencement of CSS Exam 2024: February 2024

Eligibility Criteria For the CSS Exam


Both males and females can apply for the CSS exam in Pakistan.


Only Pakistani nationals are eligible to apply.


14 years of education (Graduation) with a minimum of 2nd division or Grade ‘C’ is required to apply.

CSS Age Limit:

The age limit for the CSS exam is from 21 – 30 years. The age is calculated on 31st December of the preceding year. For example, for a candidate who has to appear in the CSS exam in the year 2024, his/her age will be calculated on 31 December 2023.

CSS Examination Centers

Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) conducts CSS examinations in the following cities of Pakistan:

  • Abbottabad
  • Bahawalpur
  • D.G. Khan
  • D.I. Khan
  • Faisalabad
  • Gilgit
  • Gujranwala
  • Hyderabad
  • Islamabad
  • Karachi
  • Lahore
  • Larkana
  • Multan
  • Muzaffarabad
  • Peshawar
  • Quetta
  • Rawalpindi
  • Sargodha and
  • Sukkur

CSS Admission Fee

The admission fee for the written CSS exam is Rs. 2200.

CSS Exam Date

CSS exam in Pakistan is taken each year in February for recruitment to the posts in BS-17.