CSS screening Test: PTI government takes important decision over the establishment division proposal
*ISLAMABAD: *The federal cabinet has turned down a proposal for introducing screening test prior to written examination for the Central Superior Services (CSS), fearing that majority of the candidates, belonging to the underdeveloped areas, would be out of the competition if the test was introduced.
Establishment Division had submitted a proposal at a recent cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan to introduce screening test for candidates of the CSS-Examination 2020.
“However, the cabinet did not agree with this plan,” a source privy to the meeting said.
The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) is the premier federal government institution for recruitment to cadre and ex-cadre posts in BS-16 and above.
The commission holds CSS competitive examination annually for recruitment in twelve occupation groups/services.
The CSS examination comprises presently four components that include written examination, medical examination, psychological assessment and viva voce.
It was being felt at that the current system does not take into account domain specific knowledge required to perform in various groups.