The Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) has finally unveiled the much-anticipated advertisement for the Combined Competitive Examination 2023, a provincial-level exam, opening doors for aspiring civil servants from across the Sindh province.
Success in the CSS exam relies heavily on understanding current affairs. However, the CSS current affairs syllabus can be a bit unclear, causing many candidates to feel unsure. While the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) did provide the syllabus, it has not been updated. Also, the specific domestic issues to focus on can be hard to identify. Torchbearer CSS Academy aims to clarify these points and provide a helpful list of guess topics tailored for the special CSS exam.
The CSS 2022 result has been both a source of celebration and disappointment for its candidates. With a passing ratio of 1.85%, the competitive exam may seem to be impossible for many, however, all hope is not lost if the aspirants follow a few simple steps. By addressing the misconceptions about the preparation phase, reading material, and skill-building, this article serves as a guide for CSS aspirants to increase their chances of success in the exam.
Choosing the right subjects for CSS is crucial for obtaining high marks and pursuing a successful career as a civil servant. The exam consists of 12 subjects, including six compulsory subjects, and 600 marks are allocated to optional subjects. It is therefore essential for students to choose their subjects wisely to avoid unnecessary difficulties during their preparation. This guide shares tips on selecting subjects and, more importantly, the common mistakes that aspirants make while choosing their optional subjects.
Becoming a civil servant in Pakistan requires passing through multiple phases, including meeting eligibility criteria, passing an MCQ-based preliminary test, a written examination, a psychological assessment test, and an interview. Those who successfully pass these stages must undergo six months of training at the Civil Services Academy (CSA), followed by specialized training programs at specific group academies. Passing the CSS exam is no easy feat. Only 2.11% of the students passed the written exams in 2021 (364 of 17,240), and a mere 1.94% passed in 2022 (393 of 20,262)!
Want to crack the code for passing the CSS exams in Pakistan? With this guide by Saddam Hussain Magsi, a qualified CSS mentor who has been continually facilitating CSS aspirants, you can prepare effectively and confidently for one of the most competitive exams in the country.