Three-year Data Shows Over Half of CSS Candidates Fail Urdu Exams

The Establishment Division provided extensive information regarding applicants who took the Central Superior Services (CSS) Examination from 2019 to 2021 at a National Assembly session.

The study details who passed and failed the test, with 54.53 percent of candidates failing Urdu, Pakistan’s official language.

The failure rate for Urdu was 30% in 2019, increasing to 59% and 73% in 2020 and 2021, respectively. The language’s total failure rate was 54.53 percent.

In terms of essay writing, the study found that 45,800 out of 49,500 candidates failed the course. In 2019, 13,328 of 14,205 candidates failed the essay portion, with just 6% passing. In 2020, 17,735 of 18,387 applications failed, with just 4% passing. In 2021, 14,760 of 16,887 candidates failed, with a success rate of 13% and a failure rate of 87%.

The report also revealed how many students passed the English language section. In 2019, 35,000 students out of 49,500 failed the test, for a 73 percent failure rate. In 2020 and 2021, the failure rates were 39% and 92%, respectively.

Furthermore, in 2019, 37% of candidates failed the Pakistan Affairs subject, with the failure rate rising to 71% in 2020 and 46% in 2021. Similarly, in Islamiat, 18% of candidates failed in 2019, rising to 51% in 2020 and an astounding 81% in 2021.

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