Keeping the syllabus in the front and selecting subjects remain a hazardous task for aspirants. Mostly, aspirants lack the necessary information for subject selection in a short period of time through the FPSC CSS syllabus.

The Central Superior Services (CSS) exam stands to be the most preferable wish of many CSS aspirants in Pakistan. A vast number of graduates tend to prepare for CSS after their graduation. As they step on, numerous CSS subjects in different groups confuse them in what to select and why to choose. This article will elaborate on everything that creates confusion in the mind of newly intended CSS aspirants that they bear in the first phase of CSS subject selection.

According to the FPSC CSS syllabus, CSS content are categorized into two big categories: compulsory and optional subjects. Below are the details of these two categories, along with the necessary metadata.

Note: Click Individually on each subject name to check the complete course content.

CSS Compulsory Subjects

CSS compulsory subjects are mandatory for the aspirants to attempt. These contain no choice. Aspirants are required to prepare them by hook or by crook. There are 1200 marks of written examination where six hundred marks are covered through compulsory subjects.

CSS Optional Subjects

Below can be seen seven groups containing different subjects. A candidate has to cover the rest of the six hundred marks through these groups. Here are the groups with a variety of subjects.

Group 1: To select one subject of 100 marks only.

Code No

Subjects

Marks

11

Accountancy & Auditing

200

12

Economics

200

13

Computer Science

200

14

Political Science

200

15

International Relations

200

Group 2: To select the subject(s) of 200 marks only.

Code No

Subjects

Marks

16

Physics

200

17

Chemistry

200

18

Applied Mathematics

100

19

Pure Mathematics

100

20

Statistics

100

21

Geology

100

Group 3: To select one subject of 100 marks only.

Code No

Subjects

Marks

22

Business Administration

100

23

Public Administration

100

24

Governance & Public Policies

100

25

Town Planning & Urban Management

100

Group 4: To select one subject of 100 marks only.

Code No

Subjects

Marks

26

History of Pakistan & India

100

27

Islamic History & Culture

100

28

British History

100

29

European History

100

30

History of USA

100

Group 5: To select one subject of 100 marks only.

Code No

Subjects

Marks

31

Gender Studies

100

32

Environmental Sciences

100

33

Agriculture & Forestry

100

34

Botany

100

35

Zoology

100

36

English Literature

100

37

Urdu Literature

100

Group 6: To select one subject of 100 marks only.

Code No

Subjects

Marks

38

Law

100

39

Constitutional Law

100

40

International Law

100

41

Muslim Law & Jurisprudence

100

42

Mercantile Law

100

43

Criminology

100

44

Philosophy

100

Group 7: To select one subject of 100 marks only.

Code No

Subjects

Marks

45

Journalism & Mass Communication

100

46

Psychology

100

47

Geography

100

48

Sociology

100

49

Anthropology

100

50

Punjabi

100

51

Sindhi

100

52

Pashto

100

53

Balochi

100

54

Persian

100

55

Arabic

100

    • These groups contain all the details regarding CSS subjects. Aspirants are required to attempt all subject in the English language except Islamic studies and regional languages (Pashto, Balochi, Sindhi, Persian, etc.). Islamic studies, in particular, can be attempted in Urdu or English. It depends upon the candidate whether they feel comfortable in Urdu or English.
    • As per the FPSC CSS syllabus, subject containing 200 marks are comprised of two papers, whereas subject containing 100 marks are comprised of one paper only. Each paper has three hours duration of its attempt.
    • There are chances that CSS exams aspirants may go through some objective MCQs in both compulsory and optional subjects.

This was all about the CSS syllabus that would help you in the subject selection, hopefully. Understand the overall scheme of these groups and gently choose your subjects. Wrong turns in this phase will not only waste your time but also great efforts. And this website is only dedicated to CSS so you can get CSS Past Papers, CSS Notes, CSS Date Sheet And CSS recommended books by FPSC and toppers through our website online with FREE Home Delivery!