CSS Rules for Age of Applicants

A candidate for admission to the examination must have attained the age of 21 years and not over 28 years on 1st January of the year of CSS examination (i.e. candidate born earlier than 2nd January, 1982 and later than 1st January, 1989 will not be eligible), except the candidate falling in the categories where any candidate born earlier than 2nd January, 1980 and born later than 1st January,1989 will not be eligible.

CSS Age Relaxations

The upper age limit will be relaxed by two years up to the age of 30 years in respect of:

  • The candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Buddhist Community subject to production of a certificate to be issued by Political Agent/DCO/district Magistrate in support of their claim.
  • The candidates belonging to the recognized Tribes who are permanent residents of the areas mentioned below and whose families have been living in these areas. Such candidates must attach a certificate to be issued by Political Agent/DCO/District Magistrate in support of their claim:
    1. Balochistan
    2. Tribal Area of D.I.Khan and Peshawar Divisions(including former Frontier States of Dir, Swat, Chitral and Amb).
    3. Former excluded (Baluch) area part of the Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur Districts.
    4. Former Tribal Areas of Mardan and Hazara Divisions.
    5. Upper Tanawal Area of Hazara Division.
  • The CSS candidates who are permanent residents of Azad Kashmir Territory, subject to submission of a certificate to he issued by Kashmir Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan.
  • The CSS candidates who are permanent residents of Northern Areas including Gilgit, Diamir, Baltistan, Ghizar and Ghanche, subject to submission of a certificate to be issued by the Political Agent/DCO/ District Magistrate.
  • The candidates who are disabled namely, physically impaired, hearing/speech impaired (deaf & dumb) and visually impaired (blind), subject to submission of certificate of disability issued by the competent authority designated for the purpose by the Federal/Provincial Government.
  • In Service Government Servants, Armed Forces Personnel, Contract employees, including the Government servants of AJ&K, who possess a minimum of two years continuous Government service as on first January of the every year, subject to submission of Department Permission Certificate from the competent authority. Employees of Nationalized Banks, State Bank of Pakistan, WAPDA, Regulatory Authorities, Autonomous 4 bodies and other semi-autonomous bodies are not entitled to age relaxation.

CSS Date of Birth

The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the following documents:

  • Matriculation Certificate
  • Secondary or Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • Certificate of birth from the Principal/Headmaster of the School from where a candidate has passed his/her GEC ‘0’ level or equivalent examination, showing the date of birth in the School Admission Register
  • In case of Christian candidates, Baptismal or birth registration certificate

The decision as to which certificate is acceptable for the purpose of date of birth rests with the Commission.

Once a date of birth has been claimed by a candidate and accepted by the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed at a subsequent examination or selection.

Government Servants

Applications of Government Servants will also be governed by the Government Servants (Application for Services and Posts) Rules, 1966 except that the chances will be allowed irrespective of the provisions of the Government Servants (Application for Services and Posts) Rules, 1966.

The relaxation in upper limits prescribed in paragraph above shall be permitted up to the maximum period of an individual concession not by the total period of the concessions taken together, if admissible in any case.

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