RE-COUNTING OF MARKS
(xxvii). Answer Books in all subjects of examination are confidential documents and cannot, therefore, be permitted to be seen by candidates or their representatives nor re-examination of
answer books/scripts is allowed under any circumstances. A candidate desirous of getting his/her marks, awarded by the examiners, re-counted may submit his/her request for the purpose, within one month from the date of issue of result card/marks sheet alongwith a Treasury Challan of Rs. 500/- per paper as fee for re-counting of marks only. Thereafter, no such request will be entertained.
(xxviii). Reevaluation of marks awarded by the Viva Voce Board is not allowed under any circumstances.
(xxix). Grace marks are not allowed.
(xxx). Answer books of Candidates will be retained in the office of the Federal Public Service Commission for one year only and thereafter these will be destroyed. Candidates are, therefore,
cautioned that any query relating to their Answer books should be made within the specified period, thereafter, no request in this regard will be entertained.
(xxxi). Refund of Fee: No claim for refund of any fee will be entertained nor can the fees paid be held in reserve for another examination or selection.
5(xxxii). Reappearance in examination: If a candidate who took the Competitive Examination 2014 wishes to apply for admission to CE 2015 he/she must submit an application by the prescribed
date without waiting for the result of 2014. If subsequently it is not necessary for him/her to take the 2015 written examination, his/her examination fee will not be refunded.
(xxxiii). The Commission reserves the right to change the schedule of the examination as well as to cancel any paper/papers or the entire Competitive Examination without assigning any reason
QUALIFYING MARKS IN WRITTEN EXAMINATION
. (i). A candidate who fails to secure at least 40% marks in any of the compulsory subjects, 33% marks in any of the optional subjects,50% marks in the Aggregate will be considered to have failed in written examination and will not be eligible for medical examination, Psychological Assessment and Viva Voce.
(ii). Only the candidates declared qualified for written examination and found eligible will be called for next stage i.e. Medical Examination, Psychological Assessment and Viva Voce.
(i). All candidates must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of their duties. The candidates who (after such medical examination
which Government or the appointing authority, may prescribe) are found not to satisfy these requirements, will not be appointed except disabled candidates as mentioned in sub rule (ii) below:-(ii). Disabled candidates in the categories of physically impaired, hearing/speech impaired(deaf & dumb) and visually impaired (blind) are allowed to compete for Competitive Examination against four Occupational Groups/Services viz: (a) Commerce & Trade Group (b) Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service (c) Information Group & (d) Postal Group. Disabled candidates securing a position against prescribed 7.5% merit quota on all Pakistan basis may be considered for allocation to Foreign Service of Pakistan on the basis of his/her choice.
(iii) (a): Disabled candidates viz visually impaired (Blind) and physically impaired will be provided helper (writer), if they have been declared permanently incapacitated w.r.t. writing by the Federal/Provincial Council for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons, and a certificate in this regard has been attached by them with application form and also requested for provision of helper in their application form. FPSC shall arrange the helper from within the available staff of FPSC deputed at the examination centre. The role
of the helper would merely be to reproduce in writing the words so uttered by the disabled candidate. No intellectual contribution by the helper is permissible. The educational level of the helper would
be Graduate/Intermediate/ matriculate as per availability at the exam centre. No request for choicest helper or venue of the exam shall be entertained. The disabled candidate alongwith helper shall
remain within the examination hall till conclusion of the paper.
(b): Extra time viz 15 minutes per hour will only be allowed to visually impaired (Blind) candidates. The other categories of disabled candidates would not be allowed extra time.
(c):The disabled candidate referred to above (vide Sub-Rule (a) and (b)) may attempt the question paper on computer for which facility shall only be provided at FPSC HQs and FPSC’s Provincial Offices, however, no TA/DA will be admissible. Such Computer literate candidates should fill the relevant entries in the online Application Form, else they will not be allowed to attempt the paper
on computer. (d): No application or medical certificate regarding claim for
disability or request for provision of helper/computer on medical grounds or sudden accident, shall be accepted after the closing date, except where the claim has been made in the application form
before the closing date and certificate of disability attached as an evidence.
(iv). Candidates who qualify the written examination will be medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted for the purpose. If any candidate remains absent twice in his/her Medical Examination, his/her candidature will automatically stand rejected and no appeal in this regard will be entertained. However, his/her chance will be considered as consumed.
(v). In order to prevent disappointment, candidates are advised to have themselves examined by a Government Medical Officer of the standing of a Civil Surgeon before applying for admission to the
Examination. Particulars of the nature of the medical test to which candidates will be subjected before appointment and of the standards required are attached with the Rules as Annex “A”.
All candidates called for Viva Voce will be required to undergo Psychological Assessment, comprising written tests and group tasks. Such tests are designed to assess abilities, attitude and
personality characteristics of the candidates with special regard to their aptitude for the Civil Services. Separate marks are not awarded for the Psychological assessment. However, 300 marks
assigned to Viva Voce also reflect the performance on Psychological Assessment. Candidates must bring their National Identity Cards and two copies of recent photographs when summoned for Psychological Assessment. If a candidate remains absent in the Psychological Assessment, he/she will not be allowed to appear for Viva Voce.
(i). Each candidate who is declared qualified in written part of the examination will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career, both academic and extramural. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the services for which he/she is entered and in framing their assessment the Board will attach particular importance to the moral and ethical qualities of the candidates, his/her intelligence and alertness of mind, his/her vigour and strength of character and his/her potential qualities of leadership. The Board will take into consideration his/her extramural activities such as sports, debates,
hobbies, etc., and their effect on his/her physique and character, in assessing his/her merit.
(ii). All candidates are expected to have basic knowledge regarding Islam and Pakistan. Questions may be asked in the Interview on these subjects. Persons securing less than pass marks in these subjects will not be considered for appointment to Government jobs, irrespective of their proficiency in other fields.
However, the Non-Muslim candidates will not be asked any question regarding Islam.
(iii). A candidate who fails to secure at least 100 marks in viva voce will be considered to have failed and will not be eligible for appointment.
(iv). The result of Viva Voce shall be intimated to all candidates in
due course of time.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION AND ADMISSION TO THE EXAMINATION
(i). All applications for CSS Competitive Examination must be submitted on line through FPSC website www.fpsc.gov.pk.
a) The closing date for submission of online Application Form to the Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad is 31stOctober, 2014.
b) Print out of the duly filled Online Form (i.e. Hardcopy) may be obtained and after signing it, copies of all documents/certificates as mentioned in para 27 of the Form alongwith original Treasury Receipt may be attached with it and furnished to FPSC so as to reach the FPSC (Headquarters)
within 10 days of the closing date. Preferably, the hardcopies may be dispatched or furnished before the closing date so that delay in transit may be avoided. Onus of proof of dispatch of hardcopy of online form and documents, before the closing date, shall solely lie on the candidate.
c) Candidates are cautioned that if an online application is received incomplete or wrongly filled in or its hardcopy not accompanied with any one of the documents mentioned in para-27 of application form, it will be rejected.
d) Hardcopy of the online application, if reached to FPSC after the stipulated period of 10 days from the closing date, it shall not be accepted and online form already submitted to FPSC shall stand rejected.
e) The hard copy of the online form should have the same entries as made in the online form submitted to FPSC, and any variation shall cause rejection of candidature.
f) No plea that hardcopy of online application form or any document attached with it has been lost or delayed in the post will be entertained.
g) The candidate shall have to pay/deposit Rs.250/- in the FPSC head of account as fine, if hard copy of online application is received without signature subject to no other deficiency in application/attached documents is involved”, otherwise, his/her application shall stand rejected
(ii). Candidate must pay Rs.2200/- as Application fee for examination, as per procedure prescribed in Appendix-II, deposited in the nearest Government Treasury or in State Bank/National Bank of Pakistan, under the account head “C02101-Organs of State Exam Fee(FPSC Receipt)”. Cash, postal orders,
bank drafts and cheques will not be accepted by the Federal Public Service Commission. Original treasury receipt for written examination must be attached with the application form to be
deposited to the Commission. Without providing original treasury receipt as prescribed above, the application of the candidate shall be rejected.
(iii). Subjects for the competitive examination will comprise compulsory papers of 600 marks and optional papers of 600 marks
(iv). Optional Subjects must be selected carefully. Candidates are cautioned that wrong selection of subjects will lead to rejection under para 7(i)(c) above and para 1(viii) of Appendix-I.
(v). Combination of optional subjects once chosen at the time of submission of online application shall not be allowed to change subsequently. Change of optional subjects in hard copy of
online form is also not allowed.
(vi). For whatsoever reasons, a candidate who misses any compulsory or optional subject of written examination for medical or any other reasons shall not be allowed to appear in the remaining
(vii). If a candidate misses a paper for any reason, no separate examination in that paper shall be arranged for him/her.
(viii). Number of Attempts: A candidate may attempt/avail three chances of the examination within prescribed age limits.
“A candidate shall be deemed to have attempted the examination and his chance shall stand consumed, if he/she actually appeared in any one or more papers of the examination and even if he/she tendered blank Answer Book/Sheet and even if rejected subsequently”
(ix). A candidate who conceal the number of previous attempts, will be prosecuted leading to his/her disqualification in accordance with clause 12(v) of CE-rules.
(x). No candidate will be admitted to the examination hall who does not hold a certificate of admission from the Commission and Original CNIC. An admission certificate generated or down loaded from FPSC website shall be accepted. Intimation about examination centre and Roll No. may be down loaded from FPSC website, if not received through post.
(xi). A candidate who arrives at examination hall/centre late, than the time mentioned in Admission Certificate & date sheet, he/she will not be allowed to sit in the examination.
(xii). Candidates will be admitted to the examination provisionally at their own risk subject to their being found eligible in all respects. On detailed scrutiny of the applications after the announcement of
result of the written part of the examination, if any candidate is found ineligible in any respect under rules for the examination his/her candidature will be cancelled/ rejected regardless of the fact
whether he/she has appeared in the examination or qualified therein.
Note: To avoid “INCONVENIENCE”, candidates are advised in
their own interest to make sure before appearing at the examination that they fulfill all requirements of the rules, relating to the examination.