CSS 2022, MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT) | CSS Screening Test

Css 2022 Screening Test

Federal Service Commission of Pakistan, FPSC in a notice, shared on 4th November 2021, has issued the details of CSS Screening Test 2022. As per FPSC, this screening test is called MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT). MPT will be effective from CSS CE 2022.

It is a Mandatory Qualifying Test for appearing in Main Written CSS CE 2022. The appearance in MPT will not be counted as a chance.

The Application portal for appearing in MPT is now open. Check the link:

How to Apply for CSS 2022 MCQ Based Preliminary Test? 

CSS Screening Test Pattern

MPT will comprise of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of One Mark each. There will be no negative marking. The time duration of the test will be 200 minutes.

The MCQs distribution is as follows:

Subjects Marks (200)
Islamic Studies / Civics & Ethics*



Grammar usage, Translation



Vocabulary, Grammar usage, Comprehension


General Abilities:


Basic Arithmetic, Algebra & Geometry
Logical problem solving and analytical abilities
Mental Abilities
General Knowledge:


Everyday Science
Current Affairs
Pakistan Affairs

*Non-Muslims may opt either for Civics & Ethics or Islamic Studies.

Passing Marks of MPT:

The qualifying Threshold is 33% Marks or 66 marks out of 200.

Also ReadCSS 2020 Past Papers

Answer Key

Answer key will be uploaded on the FPSC website on the same day after the conclusion of the Test.  Candidates will be allowed to take a carbon copy of the answer sheet. MPT will be a knowledge-based test.

The score of MPT will be valid only for the same year’s CSS CE and will not be counted towards overall marks determining final merit position.

Syllabus of the Screening Test

The syllabus of the screening test is available on the FPSC’s official website.

View Syllabus

Eligibility Criteria

All graduates having at least 2nd Division in Bachelor’s degree and between the age of twenty-one to thirty years on the cut-off date 31st December 2021 are eligible to apply. Two Years Age Relaxation is admissible to the Categories Specified in CSS CE Rules 2019.

CSS 2022-Important Dates to Remember

 Advertisement of CSS Test 28h Nov 2021
Online Applications for Prelim MCQ Test 28th Nov – 15th Dec 2021
Conduct of Test & Posting of Answer Key on Web 20th Feb 2022
Official Result Announcement 7th Mar 2022
Forms & Documents from MCQ Test Qualifiers 8th – 25th Mar 2022
Main Written Examination (commencement date) 30th May 2022

Note: Except MPT, there will be no change in the Main Written Examination Scheme and Syllabus of CSS Competitive Examination

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