“In pursuance of Section 7.A read with section 10
of’ the FPSC
Ordinance, 1977, Chairman FPSC with the approval of the Federal Government
has made, in supersession of competitive Examination Rules of previous years, the following
rules for regulating the conduct of the competitive Examination”
5. (i) A candidate must hold
at least a Bachelor degree in any faculty of one of the Pakistani Universities
or an equivalent degree or comparable educational qualifications of a foreign
University. (The candidate must have acquired the requisite qualification,
on or before 31st December of previous year).
(ii) No candidate who has obtained a Third
Division (or 'D' grade where result is declared under Semester System)
in his Bachelor's Degree will be eligible for the Examination except in
cases where he/she has obtained a higher Division in Master’s or
Law Degree or where, from time to time, the Federal Government may relax
the condition in respect of under developed under represented areas. For
the Competitive Examination, this relaxation would he admissible to
candidates front the following areas/regions
(a) Sindh (Rural)
(c) Federally Administered Tribal Areas as
defined in Article 246 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
and Northern areas.
(d) Azad Kashmir
(iii) The decision as to which foreign degrees
or comparable educational qualifications are equivalent to corresponding
Pakistani degree rests solely with the Commission.
6. (i) The candidate for the examination must
be a citizen of Pakistan or a person deriving his/her nationality from
the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
(ii) A Woman-candidate who is otherwise eligible
can also compete in the examination.
(iii) (a) In the case of candidate whose father
belongs by birth or by origin to a Pakistan province/area it is immaterial
where he/she has received his/her education or has resided. Such a candidate
will be considered for appointment against the quota of vacancies reserved
for the province/area to which his/her father belongs/belonged.
(b) A candidate who has acquired the citizenship
of Pakistan by registration under the Pakistan Citizenship Act and the
Rules made thereunder should attach to the application the certificate
(attested copy thereof) of citizenship. A candidate who has not been registered
as a citizen of Pakistan but claims that he/she should be deemed to be
Citizen of Pakistan under the Pakistan Citizenship Act should submit proof
to the effect that he/ she fulfils the conditions on the basis of which
he/she claims to be deemed as a citizen of Pakistan. A candidate who derives
his/her nationality from the State of Jammu and Kashmir should attach to
the application a certificate issued by the Kashmir Affairs Division in
support of his/her claim.
(c) A migrant candidate, whether residing
in Pakistan or abroad will he admitted only against the quota of’ the
province/region where his/her parents are domiciled and where they have
resided for at least 3 years. However, the condition of 3 years residence
would be deemed to have been fulfilled if the parents are officially domiciled
in a particular province/region hut have been living in some other areas
for a number of years due to exigencies of service. For this purpose the
candidate will he required to produce a domicile certificate from a competent
authority that his/her parents arc domiciled in the province/region concerned.
In case the parents of migrant candidate have not migrated to Pakistan
he/she would be admitted against the quota of the province/region where
he/she himself/her self is domiciled and has resided or has been educated
for a continuous period of three years immediately before applying for
admission and consideration against the quota of a province/region.
(d) A candidate who belongs to a province/area
by migration should submit a certificate of domicile along with the domicile
certificate of his/her father (attested copies only) in the form prescribed
in Appendix XIV of the Pakistan Citizenship Rules 1952, and should also
furnish proof of 3 years residence or education in the province/area concerned.
(e) A candidate claiming his/her father as
dead should submit an Affidavit in support of the fact of his/her father’s
death, on Court stamp paper duly attested by Notary Public/Oath Commissioner
He/she should also clearly state as to what was the place of domicile of
his/her father before (father’s) death. In case a candidate submits
the domicile certificate obtained earlier of his/her deceased father there
is no need to submit Affidavit.
(f) The domicile of a married female candidate
will be accepted to he the same as that of her husband. However, in the
case of a widow or divorced candidate, she will be considered for appointment
against the domicile of her father, provided she submits an Affidavit including
place of domicile of her ex-husband along with a certificate from the Union
Council/Civil Judge in support of her statement.
(g) Only those candidates shall be considered
for vacancies reserved for Azad Jammu and Kashmir whose application forms
for the Competitive Examination are accompanied by the domicile certificate
along with Permanent Residence Certificate, issued by the Kashmir Affairs
Division of that territory. No such certificates shall be accepted at any
(h) The domicile once claimed and accepted
by the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change
will be allowed at a subsequent examination or selection.
(i) The domicile claimed by a candidate and
accepted by the Government at the time of entry into Government service
shall be treated as final throughout his/her service career and no subsequent
change in his/ her domicile will be recognised for the purpose of terms
and conditions of his/her service including his/her allocation and liability
(j) The cut off date for determining the eligibility
of the candidate in terms of age, qualifications, domicile etc. is 31st
December of previous year; for example for 2015 exams, the cut-off date will be 31st December 2014.
(iv) A candidate who has married a person
who is not a citizen of Pakistan shall not be eligible for appointment
provided that a person who marries an Indian national with the prior permission
of Government may be regarded as eligible for appointment.
(v) A candidate will not be allocated to the
Foreign Service of Pakistan if his/her spouse is also a candidate for this
or previous Competitive Examination and has been or likely to he allocated
to some service/occupational Group. An undertaking will be obtained in
this regard at the time of viva Voce/Psychological Tests.
7. (1) A candidate must satisfy the Federal
Public Service Commission that he/she is suitable in all respects for employment
under the Government.
(ii) No candidate will be admitted to the
examination who does not hold a certificate of admission from the Commission.
(iii) The decision of the Commission as to
the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination
shall be final.
(iv) Candidates are cautioned that if an application
which is not signed and or is received incomplete or wrongly filled in
and is not accompanied with any of the documents mentioned in sub-paragraphs
(i) to (vii) of porn 12 of the Instructions to Candidates it will be summarily
rejected and no appeal against its rejection will be entertained.
(v) Caution-A candidate who knowingly furnishes
any particular which is false, or suppresses material information or attempts
to influence the Commission, officers or members of the staff of the Commission
or to obtain support for his/her candidature by improper means, or deliberately
submits forged certificates or tampers with the entries in his/her age
and educational certificates, or misbehaves in the examination hall or
uses unfair means or found guilty of’ misconduct during medical and
V. V. tests may be disqualified for this and/or subsequent examinations/selections
held by the Commission or criminally prosecuted and debarred from employment
(vi) A candidate who, even after his appointment,
is found to have knowingly furnished any particulars which are false or
to have suppressed immaterial information will be liable to dismissal from
(vii) Certificates of age and educational
qualifications in which any entry is overwritten, altered erased. mutilated
or tampered with in ally way or the genuineness of which is otherwise doubted
will be liable to be impounded till such time as the Commission considers
(viii) Answer papers in all the subjects Of
examination are secret documents and cannot, therefore, be permitted to
be seen by the candidates or their representatives nor re-examination of
answer books/scripts is allowed under any circumstances A candidate desirous
of getting of his/her marks, awarded by the examiners re-counted may submit
his request for the purpose within one month from the date of issue of
result card/marks sheet along with a Treasury Challan of Rs. 100/- per
paper as fee for re-checking re-counting marks only Thereafter, no such
request will be entertained.
(ix) The Answer books of the Candidates will
be retained in the office of the Federal Public Service Commission for
one year only and thereafter the same will be destroyed. Candidates are,
therefore, cautioned that any query relating to their Answer books should
be made within the specified period thereafter, no request in this regard
will be entertained.
(x) The candidates are cautioned that wrong
selection of subjects will lead to summary rejection under para 7 (iv)
and no appeal will be entertained against this rejection. Change of optional
subjects is not allowed.
(xi) Grace marks are not allowed.
8. (i) A candidate seeking admission to the
examination must apply to the Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad
on the prescribed form of application and the same must reach the Commission
on or before the closing date. No extra time is allowed for postal transit
(ii) Government servants who fulfil the conditions
laid down in these rules are eligible for admission to the examination
if permitted by the competent authority in their departments or offices.
No Government servant shall be competent to apply without the permission
in writing of his/bet’ department/office as the case may be and such
permissions must accompany the application. Candidates who join Government
service after submitting their applications for admission to the examination
should also submit the departmental permission immediately thereafter.
(iii) Armed Forces candidates to route their
applications through proper channel of their Services. Applications not
routed through proper channel will be rejected summarily.
(iv) A candidate who after submitting such
Departmental permission, joins Civil Service Academy or is transferred
to another department, should also obtain the permission of that Department
and submit the same to the Commission as soon as possible.
(v) A candidate who has left Government service
should submit with his/her application the original as well as a copy of
his/her discharge/service certificate.
(vi) Number of Attempts. No candidate will
be permitted to attempt more than thrice at the examination.
Explanation: A candidate shall be deemed to
have attempted at the examination if he/she actually appears in any one
or more papers.
(vii) If a candidate who took the Competitive
Examination of 2002 wishes to apply for admission to the of 2003 he/she
must submit an application by the prescribed date without waiting for the
result of 2002. If subsequently it is not necessary for him/her to take
the 2003 written examination his/her examination fee will not be refunded.
(viii) No plea that an application form or
a letter concerning such form, has been lost or delayed in the post, will
he entertained unless the per son making the allegation produces a post
office registration receipt.
(ix) The maximum number of candidates to be
admitted to this examination may, in the discretion of Government be limited
to such number as Government may decide. If a limit is imposed and the
number of candidates exceeds that limit, the Commission shall select from
amongst the applicants those who shall he admitted to the examination and
in doing so, shall have regard to the suitability of the applicants and
to adequate representation of the Provinces/Areas of Pakistan as well as
of the various age concessions.
9. The subjects for the competitive examination
will be as given in Appendix
10. Candidates must pay fees as prescribed
in Appendix II. No claim for refund of any fee
will be entertained nor can the fees paid be held in reserve for another
examination or selection.
11. The approximate number of vacancies in
BS-I7 to be tilled on the results of this examination will be announced
later. The Government how ever, reserve the right to till a smaller or
larger number of vacancies than that announced.
12. Subject to the Recruitment policy explained
in Appendix-III of
these Rules. Candidates securing the highest places on the combined results
of the written Examination, Psychological and Viva Voce tests and eligible
for appointment will be appointed upto the number of vacancies available.
No candidate will, however, be considered for appointment to any of the
Groups/Services for which he/she has been declared “not suitable” by
the Commission at the time of Viva Voce test.
13. (i) Success in the examination confers
no right to appointment. Appointments will be made only after the Government
is satisfied, after such inquiry as may be necessary, that the candidate
is suitable in all respects for appointment to the Public Service and subject
to the availability of vacancies.
(ii) “CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED
FOR THOSE GROUPS/SERVICES ONLY WHICH THEY INDICATE IN THE APPLICATION FORM.
NO CANDIDATE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE GROUPS/SERVICES WHICH HE/SHE WILL
NOT MENTION IN THE FORM. CANDIDATES WILL HOWEVER. BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO
REVISE THEIR CHOICE OF OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS AT THE TIME OF THE VIVA VOCE
TEST. PREFERENCES SC) REVISED AT THE TIME OF VIVA-VOCE TEST SHALL BE TREATED
AS FINAL AND NO SUBSEQUENT CHANGE WILL BE ALLOWED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
14. The Commission reserves the right to change
the schedule of the examination as well as to cancel any paper/papers or
the entire Competitive Examination without assigning any reason.
15. The Government reserves the right to allocate
a candidate against any Group/Service irrespective of his/her preferences,
in the public interest. No appeal against the decision of the Government
will be entertained.
Note—This issues with the approval of