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Recruitment to BS-16 and above posts, other than 12 Occupational Groups/Services, which is made through CSS Competitive Examination, is processed under General recruitment system. The recruitment process is initiated by the Commission on receipt of Requisition to fill the posts from the concerned Ministry/Division, which is advertised in all the leading National Dailies on first Sunday of every month.

Scrutiny of Applications/Documents:

The applications received for general recruitment are scrutinized, keeping in view the advertised conditions/recruitment rules. The applicants, who fulfill all the advertised conditions, qualify for interview and remaining are rejected with right of representation/appeal, as per law/rules.

Written Tests:

In general recruitment cases, the Commission hold written tests, in order to assess the relative technical and professional ability of the candidates, syllabi for written tests is placed at FPSC Web Site under heading Tests & Interviews well before schedule of tests.


The candidates qualifying such written tests subject to their eligibility and availability of respective quota vacancies, etc are called for interviews, which are held at FPSC Headquarters and its four Branch Offices located at Provincial Headqurters.

Recruitment Policy:

The allocation of posts to merit and provincial / regional quotas is made according to government’s policy  is as under:-


1. Merit 7.5 %

2. Punjab (Including Federal Area of Islamabad) 50 %

3. Sindh (Including Karachi) 19%
The Share of Sindh will be further sub-allocated in the following ratio:
- Urban Areas, namely Karachi, Hyderabad & Sukkur 40% of 19% or 7.6%.
- Rural Areas i.e. rest of Sindh (Excluding Karachi, Hyderabad & Sukkur, 60% of 19% or 11.4%. 19 %)

4. NWFP 11.5 %

5. Balochistan 6 %

6. Northern Areas and Federally Administrated Tribal Areas  4 %

7. Azad Kashmir 2%

Women Reserved Quota: 10% Women quota will be observed / calculated from the share of each province / region in terms of Establishment Division’s O.M. No.4/15/2006-R-2, dated 22.05.2007. The unfilled vacancies shall be carried forward.