As the Cabinet has approved the Screening test for the competitive Exam of CSS 2022. This screening test will be held, probably, in the month of February 2022. As per some sources Passing marks will be 33 out of 100. Whereas, a written Exam of CSS will be held in the month of February 2022.

Here, you will come to know about the screening test of the CSS MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT) and all of its details.

Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) will hold MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT) on 20th February 2022(Sunday). It is mandatory to qualify MPT for appearing in the main written CSS Competitive Examination, 2022 for recruitment to posts in BS-17 in twelve Occupational Groups/Services of Federal Government.

ELIGIBILITY: Both males and females including special persons having at least 2nd Division Bachelor’s degree and between the ages of 21 to 30 years are eligible. The upper age limit is relaxable by two years for categories mentioned in Rule 6 of CSS Competitive Examination Rules-2019 and onwards, subject to fulfilment of documentary requirements. The cutoff date for determining the eligibility of the candidate in terms of age, qualification, domicile etc, is 31st December 2021.


MPT is likely to be held at the following centres depending upon the availability of sufficient candidates:


(1) Abbottabad (2) Bahawalpur
(3) D.G. Khan (4) D.I.Khan
(5) Faisalabad (6) Gilgit
(7) Gujranwala (8) Hyderabad
(9) Islamabad (10) Karachi
(11) Lahore (12) Larkana
(13) Multan (14) Muzaffarabad
(15) Peshawar (16) Quetta
(17) Rawalpindi (18) Sargodha
(19) Sukkur (20) Turbat



  • a. Deposit Rs. 250/-as Exam Fee, before the closing date in the nearest Government Treasury/State Bank of Pakistan/National Bank of Pakistan under the account head “C02101-Organs of State Exam fee (FPSC Receipt) and bring Original Challan form at Exam Center at the time of appearing in the Test.
  • b. Download computer-generated Admission Certificates from FPSC website i.e. www.fpsc.gov.pk. In this regard no intimation shall be sent through post etc.
  • c. Be informed that examination centre once selected shall not be changed. No request in this regard shall be entertained thereafter.
  • d. Correctly enter CNIC Number & Date of Birth in online form. Wrong entry may lead to rejection.
  • e. Strict compliance of CSS CE Rules is required and their acceptance by candidates is a pre-requisite.
  • f. FPSC has Zero tolerance against cheating and candidates are required to be fully aware of it.
  • g. Following numbers can be contacted for further information or queries, if required;

Rules and regulations of FPSC CSS MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT)

  • MPT will be effective from CSS CE 2022.
  • Mandatory Qualifying Test for appearing in Main Written CSS CE 2022.
  • Appearance in MPT will not be counted as a chance.
  • MPT will comprise 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of One Mark each.
  • No Negative Marking.
  • Time duration will be 200 Minutes.
  • Qualifying Threshold: Overall 33% Marks (66/200).
  • Answer key will be uploaded on the FPSC website on the same day after the conclusion of the Test.
  • Candidates will be allowed to take a carbon copy of the answer sheet.
  • MPT will be a knowledge-based test.
  • The score of MPT will be valid only for the same year’s CSS CE and will not be counted towards overall marks determining the final merit position.
  • The cut-off date to determine eligibility in terms of age, qualification, domicile etc. is 31.12.2021.
  • The fee for MPT will be Rs. 250/- (Non-Refundable).


It is to be noticed that appearing in screening test only will not be counted as an attempt. And, there will be no negative Marking.

The distribution of marks of CE-2022 Screen is as under:

SYLLABUS of CSS Screening Test 2022 MPT may be seen on FPSC’s website is given below

S. No. Subject Marks (200)
1 Islamic Studies (Civics and Ethics: Non-Muslims may opt for Civics and Ethics or Islamic Studies) 20
2 Urdu (Grammar Usage and Translation) 20
3 English (Vocabulary, Grammar usage, and Comprehension) 50
4 General Ability (Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Logical problem solving, and Analytical problem solving) 60
5 General Knowledge (Everyday Science, Current Affairs, and Pakistan affairs) 50



Tips and Tricks to Qualify CSS Exam Screening Test

In order to clear the CSS Screening test, one needs to use the following techniques for FPSC Screening test preparation. Therefore, utilize the accompanying methods for the CSS FPSC Screening test before you don’t have sufficient time. Although, there is no recommended syllabus for the screening test of the CSS Exam, however, there are 90% chances that it will be taken in compulsory subjects of css i.e.  English, General Science & Ability Current Affairs, Pakistan Affairs and Islamic studies. If you are already preparing yourself for the exam of CSS, you need not worry too much about the process of the FPSC Screening test, but yet as it is very crucial to qualify in order to set in the real exam. Therefore, you should not take it very lightly and considering working for it, should be your topmost priority.

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