The requirements for CSS and its eligibility criteria are defined by FPSC and can be download from here.
Many students ask this question that which field is better to appear in the CSS exam. There are few websites suggesting certain degrees that are purely their own opinions. CSS exam demands a multidisciplinary approach, good communication skills, and up-to-mark writing expression. Therefore suggesting a specific discipline for CSS preparation will be an uphill task.
Which degree is best for CSS?
Students often ask which degree is best for CSS. Like many believe that doing a master’s in English Literature or Linguistics might increase their chances of success. Through all the exams in CSS are held in English, however, students relating to other disciplines fare equally well. To conclude, there is no such degree that will boost your chances of success. However, the habit of book reading and creative writing will help a lot.
Is a Master’s qualification required for CSS?
Every now and then you might see propaganda on social media that FPSC going to change eligibility requirements. The author is of the opinion that there is no such planning in the near future of changing bachelor’s degree requirements for CSS.
A candidate holding bachelor’s degree/Equivalent (BS/BSC/BS/B.Com/ADP/B.Tech, etc.) is eligible.
Does a higher degree (MS | M/Phil) increase chances of success?
Attainment of a higher degree is always a good choice. However, as far as, CSS Exam is concerned, it doesn’t make big difference. The author is of the opinion that if a candidate dreams to Join the Civil Service of Pakistan then he/she must sit for an exam after graduation. Rather than doing Master he/she must develop good reading and writing habits.
Is an F.Sc student eligible for CSS?
No, F.Sc students are not eligible for CSS, one must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
My final result is not declared. Can I apply for CSS?
No. The final result of the degree must be declared before the cutoff date. i.e. 31st December of that year.