FPSC Advance Public Notice About CSS MPT

The federal government has introduced the screening tests for CSS. The screening test will filter out the candidates before taking the highly Competitive Civil Service Examination (CSS).

Shehzad Arbab, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Establishment, said the new screening test was aimed at allowing serious candidates and reducing the examination cycle from 20 to 12 months.

CSS MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT) Points

  • MPT will apply to CSS CE-2022.
  • Mandatory Qualifying Test to appear in Main Written CSS CE-2022.
  • Attendance at the MPT will not be counted as an opportunity.
  • The MPT will consist of 200 MCQs of each number.
  • There are no negative markings in MPT.
  • MPT time will be 200 minutes.

CSS MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT) Eligibility Criteria

  • All graduates who have at least a second division in a bachelor’s degree and are between the ages of 21 to 30 years with a cut-off date of 31 December 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • A two-year waiver is acceptable in the categories defined in the CSS CE Rules 2019.

CSS MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT) Details

SubjectsMarks (200)
Islamic Studies/ Civics & Ethics20
Urdu: Grammar usage, Translation20
English: Vocabulary, Grammar usage, Comprehension50
General Abilities: 
Basic Arithmetic, Algebra & Geometry
Logical problem solving and analytical abilities
Mental Abilities
General Knowledge: 
Everyday Science
Current Affairs
Pakistan Affairs

CSS MPT Tentative Dates

Advertisement14th November, 2021
Online Applications for Prelim MCQ Test14th November – 15th December, 2021
Conduct of Test & Posting of Answer Key on Web20th February, 2022
Official Result Announcement7th March, 2022
Forms & Documents from MCQ Test Qualifiers8th – 25th March 2022
Main Written Examination (commencement date)15th May 2022

Important Note

  • Non-Muslim can choose between either Ethics, Civics or Islamic Studies.
  • Apart from MPT, there will be no change in the scheme and syllabus of the written examination in the CSS competitive examination.

CSS MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT) Term & Conditions

  • Overall 33% marks (66/200).
  • The answer key will be uploaded on the official website of FPSC on the same day after the end of the test.
  • Candidates of CSS will be allowed to take a carbon copy of the answer sheet.
  • MPT will be a knowledge based test.
  • The MPT score will only be valid for this year’s CSS CE and will not be counted in the total marks determining the final merit position.
  • The cut-off date for determining eligibility in terms of age, eligibility, domicile, etc. is December 31, 2021.
  • Fee for MPT will be PKR. 500/- (Non-Refundable).
  • For CSS syllabus please visit the official website of FPSC: www.fpsc.gov.pk/css2022

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