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EditorialTough screening ahead for CSS aspirants

Tough screening ahead for CSS aspirants

If a long series of papers was not enough, now Central Superior Services (CSS) aspirants will now have to go through a screening test before they can appear for the actual exams. The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) says that with this test, many of those who are not serious or not well-prepared about their career path will be eliminated in the first round. This will save the FPSC from arranging exams for several thousands of candidates and going through the papers which have no quality answers to question papers. Although the passing percentage is kept at 33%, many will not be able to even get that if the test is thoughtlessly difficult.

Every year thousands of Pakistanis choose to appear for this exam so that they turn into bureaucrats. Only a few hundreds of them actually end up in the bureaucracy and they are considered to be the creme de la creme. With this additional test some of those who believe their strength lies in the subjective portion of the exam may get discouraged or fail the screening test and not be able to appear for the exams. This additional process may turn out to be a futile effort and hurt the process. It must be noted that such a test is already being conducted in India.

However, with this new system in place, the total time of the whole process may reduce and those who fail the first attempt and choose to appear again will not have to wait for a whole year. It will also make the evaluators job easier as there will be less exam papers to check and this may allow for better marking. The actual game lies in the evaluation of the exam papers and the questions that are asked. If the examiners make thoughtless and tough questions that make no real sense, it would obviously be extremely difficult for many to clear the exam. Moreover, the way in which the papers are marked also matters a lot as the evaluation shows what the person behind the pen is capable of. Other than that, if the goal is to make the bureaucracy less corrupt then such screening tests will not do the job. To achieve this goal, candidates must be evaluated in a true and fair manner without the consideration of who they are related to or have the backing of.

The screening test brings with itself both advantages and disadvantages; which weighs more will only be known after the first round of this process is conducted in 2022.

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