According to the Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan, out of 23,403 candidates that applied for the CSS exam 2019, 14,521 appeared for the written component and only 372 cleared it, making this the lowest number of passing candidates in three years.
The results of this year’s CSS examination are just another example of the fastly declining education system in Pakistan. Although a screening test was conducted earlier this year to filter out non-serious candidates and improve the competition quality among other things, the high numbers of applicants for the exam make it difficult for examination officers to maintain objectivity in assessing the answer papers, alleges the FPSC.
“The civil service that once carried prestige, respect and social status amongst the university graduates and the society as a whole has lost that image,” the report read.
Candidates who have passed the written exam will be informed of the schedule for the medical examination, the psychological assessment and the viva voce (oral exam) in time.
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