Islamabad - Higher Education Commission through a letter suggested to the Federal Public Service Commission to declare minimum education of four years after intermediate or masters’ degree as compulsory qualification for appearance in CSS examinations.

The HEC took the stance in response to the FPSC reports 2014, 2015 and 2016 that point out poor performance and pass percentage of the candidates in the CSS examination during the stated years.

The HEC has also written letters to heads of public-sector universities across the country to organise special classes, workshops and seminars for students interested to appear in the CSS examinations. According to the letter, the universities have been informed that the HEC has suggested to FPSC to establish Carrier Counselling Units in the higher-education institutions with an aim to search suitable students for the CSS examinations.


It is pertinent to note that the FPSC report released recently about performance of the contestants had shown poor performance with only 2.09 passing percentage.