The Establishment Division recently shared a detailed report during a National Assembly session that sheds light on the Central Superior Services (CSS) Examination candidates from 2019 to 2021.
The report indicates that 54.53% of applicants struggled with Urdu, the official language of Pakistan, and unfortunately did not pass. Interestingly, the failure rate for Urdu has increased over the past three years, from 30% in 2019 to 73% in 2021.
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When it comes to essay writing, the numbers were also quite surprising. Out of 49,500 applicants, only 45,800 passed this subject, which means a whopping 98% of applicants failed the essay writing portion of the exam. In fact, the pass rate for essay writing was only 6% in 2019, 4% in 2020, and 13% in 2021.
The study also revealed the pass rates for the English language section, with 73% of candidates failing in 2019, 39% in 2020, and a staggering 92% in 2021.
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When it comes to Pakistan Affairs, 37% of candidates failed in 2019, increasing to 71% in 2020, and 46% in 2021. Similarly, in Islamiat, 18% of candidates failed in 2019, rising to 51% in 2020, and a concerning 81% in 2021.
It is clear that the report indicates room for improvement for CSS candidates in various subjects. We hope that this data encourages future candidates to study and prepare for these exams thoroughly.