LAHORE - The recently announced result of the Central Superior Services of Pakistan (CSS) reveals the overall deteriorating standard of education in the country as 98 percent of the candidates failed to pass written test.

Every year, thousands of graduates try their luck in the crème de la crème exam of Pakistan to grab a respectable post in the bureaucratic system of Pakistan and it has been a historical fact that over 90pc of the aspirants face debacle in their bid to become bureaucrat.

However, the results of the CSS exam 2016 stunned the educationists and observers owing to the fact that a mere 2 percent of the candidates passed the written exam.

Some 20,717 students had applied for the examination and 9,643 students appeared for the exam and out of those, only 202 candidates cleared the written examination. They would now appear for an interview.

The overall percentage comes out to be a staggering 2.09pc despite tall claims of government of taking steps to improve the quality of education in the country.

Whilst educationists are chiding the educational sector of Pakistan for the dismal results of Pakistan’s top tier exam, another viewpoint citing the results suggests that the Federal Public Service Commission gives go ahead to scant number of candidates intentionally due to limited number of vacant seats available in the bureaucratic web.

Moreover, the graduates opine that the latest manipulations in the CSS exam that include strict subject selection criteria made it difficult for aspirants to get through.

Below is the percentage of candidates who qualified written exam of CSS in subsequent years.

UET students get laptops: University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore organized a laptop distribution ceremony under Prime Minister Scheme Phase-II, here Thursday.

Provincial Minister for Higher Education Begum Zakia Shahnawaz Khan was the Chief Guest while UET Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, faculty members and students were present on the occasion.

Addressing to the audience, the minister said that youth plays key role to build a nation and government launched many projects to empower the youth for bright future of country.

She said that Pakistan was getting progress under the visionary leadership which is causing to attract the foreign investment in multiple sectors.

She added that China Pakistan Economic Corridor is one of the biggest examples of it.       

She said laptop scheme is to facilitate the students to get benefit of information technology to be prepared for confronting the challenges of upcoming era. She said it will provide opportunity to learn more about relevant disciplines to get expertise as per need of the time on international standards.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid said that present government is concerned to steer the youth towards the digital world.  Vice Chancellor said that UET is making efforts to provide the quality of education to youth.

At the end, the minister distributed the laptops among 23 out of 546 selected students of Masters, MPhil and PhD.

The event was concluded with the presentation of shield to Minister for Higher Education Begum Zakia Shahnawaz Khan by VC UET Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid.

Year Percentage

2016 2.09

2015 3.11

2014 3.33

2013 5.88

2012 7.94

2011 9.73

2010 8.22

2009 15.85