CSS MPT FPSC Screening Test Pattern, Syllabus and Past Papers MCQs

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The upcoming CSS MPT by FPSC is on 1 October 2023. To qualify the CSS MPT is mandatory in order to apply for CSS 2024 written examination which are scheduled to be commenced from 29 February 2024. FPSC has also published a full-length CSS MPT practice paper which can be downloaded in PDF from the link given below.


CSS MPT Practice Paper by FPSC (PDF) NEW
Answers Key

Q. Which of the following color has the shortest wavelength?
(A) Red
(B) Yellow
(C) Blue
The answer is: (C) Blue ☑
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CSS MPT Test Date: 1 October 2023
Last Date to Apply: 31 August 2023
Download the CSS MPT 2023 Advanced Notice by FPSC.

MPT Pattern

Test Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Questions: 200
Total Marks: 200 marks (1 mark each question)
Passing Marks: 66
Negative Marking: NO
Time Allowed: 200 minutes

CSS MPT Syllabus, Preparation Material, Sample MCQs and Past Papers

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CSS Journey

  1. CSS MPT (also called CSS Screening Test)
  2. CSS Written Examination
  3. CSS Interview
  4. CSS Officer

CSS MPT or CSS screening test is the first step towards the central superior services (CSS) competitive examination (CE) by federal public service commission (FPSC). MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT) is a compulsory test for appearing in the CSS written examination. FPSC has introduced the MPT for CSS-2022 and onward CSS exams. So all candidates wishing to appear in the CSS-2024 exams must have to pass the CSS MPT screening test on 1 October 2023.

CSS MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT)

Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has introduced a compulsory screening test from CSS-2022 to sift candidates for CSS written examinations.

  • MPT will be effective from CSS CE 2022.
  • Mandatory Qualifying Test for appearing in Main Written CSS CE 2024.
  • Appearance in MPT will not be counted as a chance.
  • MPT will comprise of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of One Mark each.
  • No Negative Marking.
  • Time duration will be 200 Minutes.
  • Qualifying Threshold: Overall 33% Marks (66/200).
  • Answer key will be uploaded on FPSC website on the same day after conclusion of Test.
  • Candidates will be allowed to take carbon copy of answer sheet.
  • MPT will be a knowledge-based test.
  • Score of MPT will be valid only for the same year’s CSS CE and will not be counted towards overall marks determining final merit position.
  • Cut-off date to determine eligibility in terms of age, qualification, domicile etc. is 31.12.2023.
  • Fee for MPT will be Rs. 500/- (Non-Refundable).
  • CSS MCQ Based Preliminary Test (MPT) by FPSC. Download the notification by FPSC (PDF)

CSS MPT Eligibility

  • All graduates having at least 2nd Division in Bachelor’s degree and between the age of 21 to 30 years on the cut-off date 31st December 2023 are eligible to apply for CSS-2024.
  • Two Years Age Relaxation is admissible to the Categories Specified in CSS CE Rules 2019.

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