MPT stands for MCQs-based Preliminary Test. This is the initial test that FPSC conduct before appearing in the final CSS exam which almost conducts in February of each year. However, the Special CSS exam 2023 will be conducted on 12 Oct 2023. Moreover, the regular CSS exam 2024 will be conducted on 29 Feb 2024. But, before that, an initial preliminary test has to be conducted, to scrutinise in the initial step. MPT for CSS 2024 will be conducted on 2nd  October 2023 (as per the Public Notice of 7th July 2023).

Syllabus for CSS MPT

Subject Syllabus


Islamic Studies Islamic Studies Basics


Civics & Ethics Download Civics & Ethics syllabus
Urdu Grammar usage



English Vocabulary

Grammar usage



General Abilities Basic Arithmetic

Algebra & Geometry

Logical problem-solving and analytical abilities

Mental Abilities


General Knowledge Everyday Science

Current Affairs

Pakistan Affairs


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Eligibility for CSS MPT

  • You can apply if you have a Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2nd Division and are aged between twenty-one and thirty two years (21-32 years) as of 31st December of each year.
  • People belonging to certain categories specified in CSS CE Rules 2019 and beyond are eligible for a two-year age relaxation.


FAQ’s about CSS MPT

Question # 1: Is it mandatory to qualify CSS MPT for appearing in Main Written CSS exam?

Answer: Yes, it is a mandatory qualifying test for appearing in Main Written CSS exam.

Question # 2: Will appearance in CSS MPT be counted as a chance?

Answer: No, appearance in CSS MPT will not be counted as a chance.

Question # 3: How much MCQs are there in CSS MPT?

Answer: MPT will comprise of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of One Mark each.

Question # 4: Is there negative marking in CSS MPT?

Answer: No, there is no negative marking in CSS MPT.

Question # 5: How much time duration in CSS MPT?

Answer: The time duration is 200 Minutes (3 hours and 20 minutes).

Question # 6: What is Qualification criteria in CSS MPT?

Answer: The qualification criteria for CSS MPT is overall 33% Marks (66/200).

Question # 7: When the results of CSS MPT will be announced?

Answer: The answer key will be uploaded on the FPSC website on the same day after the conclusion of the Test. After that, official results will be uploaded in a week or so as per the public notice of FPSC.

Question # 8: How can we check our CSS MPT?

Answer: Candidates will be allowed to take a carbon copy of the answer sheet. Then, s(he) can tally the answers with the uploaded answer key.

Question # 9: On which bases the CSS MPT will be conducted?

Answer: CSS MPT will be conducted on knowledge-based.

Question # 10: How much time the CSS MPT score are valid for?

Answer: The score of MPT will be valid for the same year’s CSS exam only.

Question # 11: Will the marks of CSS MPT be counted in the overall marks of CSS exam?

Answer: No, it will not be counted towards the overall marks of CSS exam determining the final merit position. It is just and an eligibility test to scrutinise non serious or unprepared candidates.

Question # 12: What is the fees for CSS MPT?

Answer: The fee for MPT is Rs. 250/- (Non-Refundable).