Worst CSS result in history as 98% of aspirants fail written test

Haider Ali 02:35 PM | 6 Oct, 2016
Worst CSS result in history as 98% of aspirants fail written test
LAHORE (Web Desk) - The recently announced result of the Central Superior Services of Pakistan (CSS) gives a clue of the overall deteriorating standard of education in the country, as 98% of the candidates failed to pass written test.

Every year, thousands of graduates try their luck in the crème de la crème exam of Pakistan to grab a respectable post in the bureaucratic system of Pakistan and it has been a historical fact that over 90% of the aspirants face debacle in their bid to become bureaucrat.

However, the results of the CSS exam 2016 stunned the educationists and observers owing to the fact that a mere 2% of the candidates passed the written exam.

20,717 students had applied for the examination and 9643 students appeared for the exam and out of those, only 202 candidates cleared the written examination who would now appear for an interview.

The overall percentage comes out to be a staggering 2.09% despite tall claims of government of taking steps to improve the quality of education in the country.

Whilst educationists are chiding the educational sector of Pakistan for the dismal results of Pakistan's top tier exam, another viewpoint citing the results suggests that the Federal Public Service Commission gives go ahead to scant number of candidates intentionally due to limited number of vacant seats available in the bureaucratic web.

Moreover, graduates opine that the latest manipulations in the CSS exam that include strict subject selection criteria made it difficult for aspirants to get through.

Below is the percentage of candidates who qualified written exam of CSS in subsequent years.

Year        Percentage

2016       2.09

2015        3.11

2014        3.33

2013        2.08

2012        7.94

2011         9.73

2010        8.22

2009        15.85




Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 4, 2023

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 June 4, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 298.9 302.15
Euro EUR 321 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 375.5 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 83
Saudi Riyal SAR 80 81.2
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.24 766.24
Canadian Dollar CAD 228 230
China Yuan CNY 40.18 40.58
Danish Krone DKK 41.16 41.56
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927 936
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.5 748.5
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 4, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,800 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 232,500 PKR 2125


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