What qualification is required for CSS Exam? Who is eligible for CSS Exam?

  1. 14 years of formal education recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is required. Candidate must possess at least 14 years education to be eligible.
  2. A candidate can possess any Bachelors Degree (B.A, B.Com, BBA, B.Sc, LLB, MBBS etc.) from one of the Pakistani Universities or an equivalent degree or comparable educational qualifications of a foreign University recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad.

Essential Requirement: The Bachelors Degree must be passed with a minimum of 2nd Division (or grade C). Previous academic records do not matter in eligibility for CSS Exam.

Note: (i) A candidate who has obtained a Third Division (or `D’ grade) in his/her Bachelor’s Degree will be eligible for the Examination in cases where he/she has obtained a higher Division in Master’s Degree.  (ii) The decision as to which foreign degrees or comparable educational qualifications are equivalent to corresponding Pakistani degree rests solely with the Commission.