Good news for candidates appearing for CSS in the year 2018. The exam conducting body has decided to dial down the weight on candidates taking Central Superior Services (CSS) examinations, the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has chosen to hold one paper a day, not at all like the past examinations where the aspirants would show up in two papers every day.
The FPSC took the choice when the government bureau is booked to take up the proposed rebuilding of the commission after tension built about the low passing rate in the examination.
“Yes, we the commission have decided to take up some steps and in the upcoming examinations one paper will be held each day,” FPSC Secretary Ameer Tariq Zaman confirmed to The Express Tribune, adding that it was one of the recommendations the commission deliberated upon.
Additionally, it has been chosen that from now onwards the commission will aggregate the score for English essay and précis examination.
Additionally, the FPSC is likewise setting up a brief report for the government bureau which is planned to take up recommendations for rebuilding and make changes in the commission at a point in the near future.
The result of written examination of CSS 2017 is now available
The PM secretariat has proposed that the Establishment Division secretary should brief the bureau on the issue. It is additionally expected that FPSC Chairperson Naveed Akram Cheema may likewise go with the secretary in the bureau meeting.
As indicated by official reports, the FPSC will reveal insight into the declining results of the CSS and reasons thereof, including proposals as a counter plan. The level of applicants fitting the bill for the composed test declined from 9.75% of every 2011 to 2.09% out of 2016.
The commission is probably going to propose changes in the educational programs of colleges. It is one of the changes that the commission has been proposing in its last four yearly reports.
In the meantime, the FPSC in a report submitted to President Mamnoon Hussain in August likewise complained over the issues causing the low passing rate in the exam. In the report, there had been additional recommendation on how the outcome could be made better.
He said one of the significant issues for the commission was finding the correct officers for the correct group due to the “declining education standards caused by sub-standard schooling, particularly in rural areas.”
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