Students interested in taking the Central Superior Services (CSS) exam should focus on their studies and not ignore the importance of preparation, said Prof. Dr. Abdul Hai Madani, professor in NED University’s Department of Humanities.
Speaking at an introductory class organized by Karachi University’s Bureau of Guidance, Counseling & Placement (SGCPB) for those enrolled in the preparation course for the CSS exam, Dr Madani said that one of the main reasons for failing the CSS exam is because students ignore the syllabus and its content. “The majority of applicants believe they can pass the CSS exam because they have recently completed studies or are enrolled in some program, so they only consider the curriculum and material they have studied.” He said that such students for some reason do not attach importance to the CSS syllabus and content, and this is one of the main reasons many students do not complete the CSS exam. He emphasized the need to prepare CSS exams according to the relevant syllabus and content.
CSP (Pakistani Civil Service) officer and Deputy Director of Textile & Leather Division Balqis Jamali said that the biggest reason for failing the CSS exam is a lack of focus on our education system.
“We never thought about how we should dress our children. We blame schools, colleges and universities for not playing their part, but we don’t understand what children want to do, mainly because of a lack of focus. We can’t fix the system ourselves; it requires a collective effort, so everyone has to play their part. “
CSP officer Mir Hussain Ali, who is also a former Karachi and Mirpurkhas commissioner and retired adjunct secretary, said that lack of awareness was also the main reason for low participation in the CSS exam.
“Many people don’t even know what a civil servant is. It’s an easy way to get a job because passing exams makes it easy to get a job, and you can play an important and positive role in serving your country and nation. “