CSS Subjects Details 2021- Compulsory & Optional

This article will get to know all about the CSS subjects that you can select to appear in the CSS exams. It is essential to know the CSS exam subjects and the CSS syllabus before going to start preparing for the CSS exam. So, we have gathered the proper CSS subjects list that will make it helpful to begin your tracks into the field of CSS.

Essential Things to Know:

  • For appearing in the CSS exam, compulsory subjects are mandatory to attempt.
  • There will be written exams of Applied Physics, Pure Mathematics and Essays while candidates should prepare themselves to attempt MCQs for other subjects exams.
  • For the exams of regional languages, i.e. Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi, Arabic, Persian, it is mandatory to answer the question papers in the relative language.
  • For the exams of other subjects, you are must answer the question paper in English or Urdu language or according to the instructions.
  • In case of answering the question paper in an irrelevant language, your exam will be rejected.
  • The non-muslims have the option for selecting the subject of Islamic studies or Comparative Study.
  • Candidates should choose the subject from the group according to the calculation of the marks.

Compulsory Subjects for CSS Exams (600 Marks)

The following subjects are compulsory to select in which candidate is must to appear. There are 600 total marks for these compulsory subjects. MCQ’s of these CSS exam subjects are to be answered on the computerized sheet, while the other subjective answers are required in the answer copy.

Compulsory subjects along with their total marks are listed below:

  • English (Precis and Composition) = 100 Marks
  • Essay = 100 Marks
  • General Knowledge :
    • Paper – I (General Science & Ability) = 100 Marks
  • General Science: (Subjective portion = 40 Marks & Elective Portion = 20 Marks)
  • Paper – II (Current Affairs)  = 100 Marks
  • Paper – III (Pakistan Affairs) = 100 Marks
  • Islamic Studies or Comparative Study of Major  Religions (For Non-Muslims) = 100 Marks

Optional Subjects for CSS Exams (600 Marks)

Candidates are required to select the optional subjects from the following groups of subjects. You need to select one subject from each group of subjects. But make sure you are selecting the subjects according to the calculation of marks. The total marks for the optional subjects are 600.

Group I – Optional Subjects for CSS Exams 

Candidates are allowed to select one subject from this group of subjects that carries marks of 200. You can choose one subject from these CSS subjects:

Subjects Marks
International Relations  200
Political Science 200
Accountancy & Auditing 200
Computer Science 200
Economics 200

Group II – Optional Subjects for CSS Exams

Candidates are allowed to select one subject from this group of subjects that carries marks of 200, or you can also select two subjects of 100 marks each. You can choose the subject(s) from these CSS subjects:

Subjects Marks
Applied Mathematics 100
Physics 200
Chemistry 200
Pure Mathematics 100
Geology 100
Statistics 100

 

Group III – Optional Subjects for CSS Exams

Candidates are allowed to select one subject from this group of subjects that carries marks of 100. You can choose one subject from these CSS subjects:

Subjects Marks
Public Administration 100
Town Planning & Urban Management 100
Governance & Public Policies  100
Business Administration 100

Group IV – Optional Subjects for CSS Exams

Candidates are allowed to select one subject from this group of subjects that carries marks of 100. You can choose one subject from these CSS subjects:

Subjects Marks
Islamic History & Culture 100
History of Pakistan & India 100
European History 100
British History 100
History of USA 100

 

Group V – Optional Subjects for CSS Exams

Candidates are allowed to select one subject from this group of subjects that carries marks of 100. You can choose one subject from these CSS subjects:

Subjects Marks
Environmental Studies 100
Agriculture and Foresty 100
Botany 100
Zoology 100
Gender Sciences 100
Urdu Literature 100
English Literature 100

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Group VI – Optional Subjects for CSS Exams

Candidates are allowed to select one subject from this group of subjects that carries marks of 100. You can choose one subject from these CSS subjects:

Subjects Marks
International Law 100
Law 100
Constitutional Law 100
Mercantile Law 100
Muskim Law & Jurisprudence 100
Philosophy 100
Criminology 100

Group VII – Optional Subjects for CSS Exams

Candidates are allowed to select one subject from this group of subjects that carries marks of 100. You can choose one subject from these CSS subjects:

Subjects Marks
Sindhi 100
Punjabi 100
Balochi 100
Pashto 100
Arabic 100
Psychology 100
Geology 100
Sociology 100
Persian 100
Anthropology 100
Journalism & Mass Communication 100