For Pakistanis, the CSS examination is often a matter of life and death, figuratively speaking. With millions of candidates applying for a promising bureaucratic post in the federal government, the term papers demand applicants to be prepared for an elite examination which most definitely involves thought-provoking, politically charged, and creative questions. However, this year's Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has sparked a heated debate on social media questioning the 'creativity' behind one of the essay topics.
On the very first day of the 2023 Central Superior Services (CSS) examination, students were tasked to write an essay on the topic which read “boys will be boys.” An utter bolt out of the blue, those applying weren't quite acquainted with the topic or the idea.
Given the preeminent and highbrow nature of the topmost examination, the students were expecting a rather cliched theme for which they crammed days and nights.
With the question surfacing on the internet, the internet is divided into polarized opinions where one side started a Twitter trend and galore memes while the other lot is concerned about the quality of education in the country.
Aspirants be like! Current affairs, China Pak economic corr..
Meanwhile FPSC…"Boyswillbeboys"????????#boyswillbeboys pic.twitter.com/YrqJwVN0nF— Sara Chaudhary (@__Sarach) February 1, 2023
Every year there is an essay on women as a MUST, glad to see BOYS also got their representation in academia, finally.#boyswillbeboys pic.twitter.com/LYjrqgST2Q— Adv Irshad Malik (@IrshadMalikMNYA) February 1, 2023
The only way of access all skills is boys will be boys ???? #FPSC #CSS2023 #boyswillbeboys https://t.co/YPXWqhcR9z— Sana ???? (@Sanatassawar11) February 1, 2023
when you ask feminist to make paper#boyswillbeboys pic.twitter.com/d86Gt6iguT— Dr Zeerak kan (@setamgarr) February 1, 2023
Why does the FPSC assess candidates on essays written on topics suitable for 5th grade students?!?
“A friend walks in when everyone else walks out”
“Boys will be boys”
???? No wonder standards in our bureaucracy are plummeting. https://t.co/KtoWGjakZb— Salahuddin Ahmed (@SalAhmedPK) February 1, 2023
A silly outdated early 20th cen model where ur competence/intelligence (most importantly "patriotism" & "fitness" to serve country)are evaluated by an "essay"on open-ended subjects by out-of-touch narrow-minded conservative Boomer examiners.
Result: intellectual mediocrity pic.twitter.com/VlFNbkii45— NaPoha (@Napoha_) February 1, 2023
FPSC continues to surprise aspirants.
I loved the examiner's bent. Though some topics are too constrained and limited in scope to create a reasonable draft of 3000 words but overall, paper's make up is pleasantly surprising.
Good for creative writers not cramer pic.twitter.com/1TBrUfKQ9U— Zohaib Alam (@ZohaibAlamSays) February 1, 2023
Uturn by FPSC
But good one.
Logic, reasoning replace ratta, and ceremonial culture.
Commercialized Academies are obsolete now.
Good job. pic.twitter.com/9oAIF3KlW1— Hamza Jalal (@HamzaJalalRaees) February 1, 2023
Don’t know why ‘CSS mentors’ are losing their minds over this essay paper in general & topic number 10 in particular. It’s quite a balanced paper warranting critical thinking & expository skills.
‘Boys will be boys’ needs deconstruction from feminist perspective. pic.twitter.com/55TXWsAvee— Atiq Flamboyant (@etza07) February 1, 2023
Aspirants were preparing all the topics related to domestic and international issues.
Meanwhile FPSC examiner: Boys will be boys. ????#css2023 #fpsc pic.twitter.com/nLbuh3tatW— Jamshaid Munir Sandhu (@JamshaidMsandhu) February 1, 2023
Aspirants are working hard on preparing thematic essays
Meanwhile FPSC: boys will be boys pic.twitter.com/3DsYFpZdy5— SidraSattar (@SidrasattarO) February 1, 2023
Situation after today's CSS exam.#CSS2023#fpsc#ppsc pic.twitter.com/mycSc7FtAZ— Mian Afnan (@mian_afnan1) February 1, 2023
Have an opinion about this topic? Tell us in comments.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 28, 2023 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||345.5||349|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.92||36.27|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||178||180|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,300 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,160.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Karachi||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Islamabad||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Peshawar||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Quetta||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Sialkot||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Attock||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Gujranwala||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Jehlum||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Multan||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Gujrat||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Nawabshah||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Chakwal||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Hyderabad||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Nowshehra||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Sargodha||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Faisalabad||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Mirpur||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
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