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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Five Sisters Set Record of Passing CSS Examination

A family from Rawalpindi sets a rare record after five daughters cleared CSS examinations, the youngest Zohra is set to follow the steps of her elder sisters to enter bureaucracy.

A family in Rawalpindi has set a unique record after the fifth daughter aced the CSS examination 2019. Zohra Malik is the fifth girl from the family to pass the CSS examination, her four elder sisters are already serving at various government posts.

Reportedly, the eldest of the five sisters, Leila Sher Malik, passed the CSS examination in 2008, currently serving as the Deputy Commissioner at the Board of Revenue in Karachi. The other sister Sherman Malik Sher passed the CSS in 2010 and is currently the Director of the National Highway Authority of Islamabad.

Likewise, in 2017 Sasi Malik and Marvi Malik undertook the examination and both passed it. As being reported, Sasi is undergoing training of CEO at Lahore Cantonment while Marvi is posted as the Assistant Commissioner Abbottabad. This Thursday, the youngest sister, Zoha, after passing the CSS exam has set a rare record in Pakistan.

Zohra Malik Sher’s achievement came amid the worrying stats of lowest-ever success rate of CSS examination 2019.

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Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan has announced the result of written examination of Central Superior Services (CSS). According to FPSC, a total of 23,403 candidates applied for CSS examination. As many as 14,521 candidates appeared in the examination of them 372 cleared the written exam.

The passing rate touched its lowest level this year with a 2.56% percent compared to the preceding year’s passing rate standing at 4.79 percent, and 3.3% passing rate in 2017. Such a persistently low passing rate of CSS examinations has raised pertinent concerns on the evaluating mechanism followed by FPSC and the quality of the education system in Pakistan.

Read more: CSS 2019 Result announced, Passing Rate Dips Lowest in Recent Years

While some had accused the stricken passing criteria following 2014, others opined that the meager monetary benefit at the initial stage is the prime reason for discouraging the skilled and educated individuals from entering the civil services in Pakistan.