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CSS Screening Test | 200 Marks MCQs

CSS Screening Test
Written by Aakif

The cabinet has finally approved the Screening Test for Central Superior Services (CSS) Exams in Pakistan. The FPSC will hold the CSS Screening Test before the main CSS written exam. Those who would pass the MCQs-based preliminary test (MPT) will be able to apply for the CSS written Exam.

The test will be MCQ-based and a total of 200 marks. To qualify, a candidate must secure at least 33 percent marks. That means a candidate has to obtain 66 marks.

Moreover, the screening test will not be counted as an attempt. Further, it would not have any bearing on the final merit and allocation. That means there will be no difference between the one who obtains 66 marks and the other with 200 marks in it.

The marks distribution of the MCQ-based CSS Screening Test is as follows;

Subjects Marks
English (Vocabulary, Grammar Usage, Comprehension) 50
General Abilities [Basic Arithmetic, Algebra & Geometry (SSC Level),
Logical Problem Solving, Analytical & Mental Abilities]
General Knowledge (Everyday Science, Current Affairs, Pakistan Affairs) 50
Urdu (Grammar Usage & Translation) 20
Islamic Studies (Civics & Ethics for Non-Muslims) 20


  • There will be no negative marking.
  • Screening Tests will be held for CSS 2022 onwards.

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