[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part II, I8th October, 20Q3]

“1n –pursuance of Section 7, a read with Section 10 of the FPSC Ordinance, 1977, Chairman FPSC with the approval of the Federal Government has made, in super session of Competitive, Examination Rules, 2002, the following rules for regulating, the conduct of the Competitive Examination, 2003″.

S.R.O. 995(I)/2003 dated 25.8.2003.-The Competitive Examination 2003 will be held by the Federal Public Service Commission, starting from Saturday the 6tb December 2003, for recruitment to posts in BS-17 for the following Groups/Services under the Federal Government:-

(1) Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service (PAAS)

(2) Commerce & Trade Group.

(3) Customs & Excise Group.

(4) District Management Group

(5) Foreign Service of Pakistan

(6) Income Tax Group

(7) Information Group

(8) Police Service of Pakistan

(9) Postal Group

(10) Railways (Commercial & Transportation) Group

2. (i) Places of the Examination:- The examination will be held simultaneously-at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Questa and Islamabad.

(ii) The Commission reserves the right to finally decide the place where the candidate would be examined interviewed.

(iii) The Competitive Examination comprises the following:-

(a) Written Examination
(b) Medical Test
(c) Psychological test; and
(d) Viva Voce.


3- The examination will be conduced, by the Federal Public Service Commission in accordance with the following Rules, subject to such changes as may be decided by the Government before finalizing appointments on the basis of this examination.


4- (i) A candidate for admission to be. Examination must have attained the age of 21 and must not have attained after age of 28 on 1st July, 2003 (candidates born earlier than 2nd July, 1975 and latter than 1st July, 1982 will not be eligible

(ii) The upper age-limit will be relaxed as follows:-

(a) By two years up to the age of 30 years in respect of the Candidates belonging to:

(i) The Schedule Caste and Buddhist Community.

(ii) The recognized Tribes who are permanent residents of the areas mentioned- below and whose families have been living in these areas:-

1. Balochistan: –

2. Tribal areas-of D.I. Khan and Peshawar Divisions (including former .Frontier States of Dir, Swat, Chital and Ambo)

3. Former excluded (Bloch) area forming part of .the Dear Ghazi Khan and Reaper Districts.

4. Former tribal areas of Mandan and Hazard Divisions.

5. Upper Tarawa area of Hazard Division. . .

(b) By two years up to the age of 30 years in case of the candidates who are permanent residents of Adzed Kashmir Territory/and Northern Areas (which -include Gigot, Daimio, Batista, Gizzard and Glance) or. Candidates of Jammu and Kashmir State who live in either of the aforesaid areas or any other part of Pakistan,

(iii) In the case of in Service Government Servants, .including the government Servants of AJ&K, who have rendered a minimum of two years continuous Government service as on first July, 2003, the upper age limit is relax able up to 2 years up to the age of 30 years. Employees of Nationalized Banks. State Bank of Pakistan, WAPDA, Autonomous bodies and other semi autonomous bodies are not entitled to the relaxation under this provision.

(iv) The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the following documents: –

(a) Matriculation Certificate;
(b) Secondary of Higher Secondary, School Leaving Certificate;
(c) Certificate of- birth from the Principal/Headmaster of the School from where a candidate has passed his/her GEC, “O” Level, or equivalent-examination, showing the date of birth in the School Admission register;
(d) In case of Christian candidates. Baptismal or birth registration certificate;

(v) The decision as to which of the certificate is equivalent to Metric certificate rests with the Commission.

(vi) Once a date of birth has been claimed and accepted .by the commission for the purpose of admission to an “examination, no change will be allowed at a subsequent examination or selection.

(vii) Candidates claiming to belong to a scheduled caste will be required to submit a certificate from the DCO in support of their claim (Annexure ‘A’)

(viii) Candidates belonging to the Buddhist Community will be eligible for the concession mentioned at 4(ii) (a) (i) above on production of certificate from District Magistrate, Political Agent or DCO. as the case may be, in support of their claim (Annexure-‘A’)

(ix) Only those candidates who are permanent, residents of the areas mentioned at-4(u)(a)(u) above and whose families have been living in those areas will be eligible for the concession and in each-case a certificate from the Political Agent or the DCO will be required in this behalf (Annexure-‘B’)

(x) Candidates claiming to belong to Adzed Jammu and Kashmir will be required to submit a certificate from the Kashmir Affairs Division Government of Pakistan. (Annexure-‘C’)

(xi) Candidates claiming to belong to. Northern Areas will be required to submit a certificate – from the DCO/Pont cal, Age fit or District Magistrate (Annexure-‘B’)

(xii) The applications of -Government Servants will also be governed by the Government Servants (Application for Services and Posts) Rules, 1966 except that the chances will be allowed irrespective of the provisions of the Government Servants (Application for Services and Posts) Rules, 1966.

(xiii) The relaxation in age limits prescribed in paragraph 4 (ii) and (iii) above shall be permuted up to; the maximum period of an individual concession and not by the total-.period of the concessions taken together, if admissible in any-case,


5. (i) A candidate must hold at least a Bachelor degree in any faculty of one of the Pakistani Universities or an equivalent degree pr comparable educational qualifications of a foreign University. (The candidate must have” acquired the requisite qualification, on or before 1st July, 21003)

(ii) No candidate who has obtained a Third Division (or ‘D’ grade where result/is declared under Semester system) in his Bachelor’s Degree will be eligible for the Examination except in cases where, he/she has obtained a higher Division in Master’s Degree.

(iii) .The decision as to -which, foreign, degrees or comparable educational qualifications are equivalent to corresponding Pakistani degree rests solely with the Commission.


6. (i) The candidate for the examination .must be a citizen Pakistan, or a person deriving his/her nationality from the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(ii). A Woman candidate who is otherwise eligible can also compete in the examination.

(iii) (a) Seats earmarked for prescribed provincial/regional quotas shall be allocated to candidates on the basis of the domicile certificate issued by the competent authority in accordance with the law and the rules,

(b) A candidate who has acquired the citizenship of Pakistan by registration under the Pakistan Citizenship Act and the Rules made there under should attach to the application the certificate (attested copy thereof) of citizen-ship. A candidate who has not been registered as a citizen of Pakistan but claims that he/she should be deemed to be citizen of Pakistan under the Pakistan Citizenship Act should submit proof to the effect that he/she fulfills the conditions on the basis of which he/she, claims to be deemed as. a citizen of Pakistan. A candidate who derives, his/her nationality from the State of Jammu and Kashmir should attach to the application-a certificate issued by the Kashmir Affairs Division in support of his/her claim.
(c) Only those candidates shall be .considered for vacancies reserved for Azad Jammu and Kashmir whose application forms for the Competitive Examination are accompanied by the domicile certificate along with Permanent Residence Certificate, issued by the Kashmir Affairs Division, of that territory. No such certificates shall be accepted at any later stage.
(d) The domicile once claimed, and accepted- by the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change/will be allowed at a subsequent examination or selection.
(e) The domicile claimed by a candidate and accepted by the Government at the time of entry into Government Service shall be treated as final throughout his/her service career and no, subsequent change in his/her domicile will be recognized for the purpose of terms and conditions of his/her service including his/her allocation and liability to transfer.
(f) The cut off date for determining eligibility of the candidate in terms of age qualifications, domicile, etc., is1st July, 2003.

(iv) A candidate who has married a person who4s not a citizen of Pakistan shall not he eligible for appointment provided that a person who marries an Indian national with the prior permission of Government may be regarded as eligible for appointment.

(v) A candidate will not be allocated to the Foreign Service of Pakistan if his/her spouse is also a candidate for this or pervious Competitive Examination and has been ‘or likely-to ‘be allocated to SOE service/occupational Group, An undertaking will be obtained in this regard at the time of Viva Voce / Psychological Tests. .


7- (i) A candidate must satisfy the Federal Public Service Commission that he/she is suitable in all respects for employment under the Government.

(ii) No candidate will be admitted to the examination who does not hold a certificate of admission from the Commission

(iii) The decision of the Commission as lo the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final.

(iv) Candidates are cautioned that if an application which is not sighed and or is received incomplete or wrongly, .filled in and is not accompanied with any of the documents mentioned in sub-paragraphs (i)

(vii) of Para 11 of the Instructions to Candidates it will be summarily rejected, and no appeal against its rejection will be entertained.

(v) Caution: – A candidate who knowingly furnishes any particular which is false, or suppresses: material information or attempts to influence the Commission, officers or members, of the staff of the Commission or to obtain support for his/her candidature by improper means, or deliberate submits forged certificates or tampers with the entries in his/her age and educational certificates, or misbehaves in the -examination hall or uses unfair means or found guilty of misconduct during medical and V.V. tests may disqualified for this and/or subsequent examinations/selections held by the Commission or criminally prosecuted and debarred from employment under Government.

(vi) A candidate who, even after his appointment is found to have knowingly furnished any particulars which are false, or to have suppressed material information will be liable to dismissal from Service.

(vii) Certificates of .age and educational qualifications in which any entry is overwritten, altered, erased, mutilated or tampered with in any way or the genuineness of which is otherwise doubted will be liable to be impounded till such time as the Commission considers it necessary.

(viii) Answer appears in all the subjects of examination are secret documents arid can not, therefore, be permitted to be seen by the Candidates or their representatives nor is re-examination of answer books / scripts allowed under any circumstances. A candidate-desirous of getting of his/her marks, awarded by the examiners re-counted may submit his request for the purpose, within one month from the date of issue of result card/marks sheet along with a Treasury Challan of Rs. 100/- per paper as fee for re-checking/re-counting of-marks only. Thereafter, no such request will be entertained.

(ix) The Answer books of the Candidates will be retained in the office of the Federal Public Service Commission for one year only and there after the same will be destroyed Candidates are, therefore, cautioned that any query relating to their Answer books, should be made within the specified period, thereafter, no request in this regard will tie entertained.

(x) The candidates are cautioned that wrong selection of, Subjects will lead to summary rejection under Para 7 (iv) and no appeal will be entertained against this rejection Change of optional subjects is not allowed.

(xi) Grace marks are not allowed.


8. (i) A candidate seeking admission to the examination must apply to the Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad on the prescribed, form application and the same must reach the Commission on or before the closing date. No extra time is allowed .for postal transit, etc.

(ii) Government servants who fulfill the conditions laid down in these rules are eligible for admission to the examination if permitted by the competent authority in their departments or offices. No Government servant shall he competent to apply .without the permission in writing of his/her department/office as the case may be, and such permissions must accompany the application. Candidates who join Government service after submitting their applications for admission to the examination: should also submit the Departmental permission immediately thereafter.

(iii) Armed Forces candidates to route their applications through proper channel of their Services, Applications not routed through proper channel will be rejected -summarily the released-retired personnel, should produce a clearance certificate from Military Secretary Branch for employment in civil services of Pakistan..

(iv) A candidate who after submitting such Departmental permission, joins Civil Service Academy or is transferred to another Department should also obtain the permission of that Department and submit the same to the Commission as soon as possible.

(v) A candidate who has left Government service should submit with his/her application the original as well as a copy of his/her discharge/service certificate. A candidate who has been dismissed from Government or semi Government Service will not be eligible for admission to the examination.

(vi) Number of Attempts. No candidate-will be permitted to attempt more than thrice at the examination.

Explanation:-A candidate shall be deemed to have attempted at the examination if he/she actually appears in any one or more papers.

(vii) If a candidate who took the Competitive Examination (CE) 2002 wishes to apply for admission to the CE 2003 he/she must submit application by the prescribed date without waiting for the result of CE 2002. If subsequently It is not necessary for him/her to take the CE 2003 written examination his/her examination fee will not be refunded.

(viii) No plea that an application form or a letter concealing such form has been lost or delayed in the post will be entertained unless the person making the allegation produces a post office registration receipt.

(ix) The maximum number of candidates to be admitted to this examination may, in the discretion of Government, be limited to such number as Government may decide. If-a limit is imposed and the number of candidates exceeds that limit, the Commission shall select from amongst applicants those Who shall he admitted to the examination, and, in doing shall have regard to the suitability of the applicants and to adequate representation of tile Provinces/Areas, of Pakistan as well as of the various age concessions.


9. The subjects for the competitive examination will be as given in Appendix-1.


10. Candidates must pay fees as prescribed in Appendix II. No claim for refund of any fee will be entertained nor can the fees paid be held in reserve for another examination or selection.


11. The approximate number of vacancies in BP-17 to be filled the results of this examination will be announced later. The Government, however, reserve the right to fill a smaller or larger number of vacancies than that announced. .


12. Subject to the Recruitment policy explained in Appendix-III of these Rules, candidates securing the highest places oh the combined result of the written Examination, Psychological and Viva Voce tests and eligible for appointment will be appointed up to the number of vacancies available. No candidate will, however, be considered for appointment to any of the Groups/Services for which he/she has been declared “not suitable” by the Commission at the time of Viva Voce test.

13. (i) Success in the examination confers right to appointment. Appointments will be made only after the Government is satisfied, after such enquiry as may be necessary, that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the Public Service and subject to the availability of vacancies.



14. The Commission, reserves-the right to change the schedule of the examination as well as to cancel any paper/papers or the entire Competitive Examination without assigning any reason.

15. The Government reserves the right to allocate a candidate against any Group/Service irrespective of his/her preferences in the public interest. No appeal against the decision of the Government will be entertained.

Note:—This issues with the approval of the Government.


Subjects for written examination (1200 Marks)

(i) The examination will include the following subjects and each subject wm carry the marks shown against it:

(ii) There will be two papers, of 100 marks each of the subjects which carry 200 marks. In other subjects there will be one paper. Each paper will be of 3 hours-duration. Some papers may carry objective type questions).

(iii) The Question Papers in Urdu or other Pakistani regional languages (Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Bloch), Persian and-Arabic should be answered in the respective languages or in Urdu/English .unless other wise, directed in the question paper. The question paper in Islamiat is to be answered in English or Urdu only. All other papers must be answered in English unless otherwise directed in the Question Paper. Contravention of this instruction will result in the cancellation of the papers and award of ZERO marks in the paper(s) concerned.

(iv) A Guideline of the syllabus of the subjects is given in Annexure “A” to the Rules.


Compulsory Subjects (600 Marks)
(1) Essay 100

(2) English (Precise and Composition) 100

(3) General Knowledge:
Paper I Every Day Science 100
Paper II Current Affairs 100
Paper III Pakistan Affairs 100
(4) Islamiat 100
Total: 600

(v) The Non-Muslim candidates have the option either to take Islamiat as one of the compulsory subject or otherwise Pakistan Affairs (G.K Papers III) will be treated of 200 marks in their case and half of the total marks obtained by them in the paper on Pakistan Affairs (G.K paper-III) will be counted in lieu of Islamia.

(vi) A Candidate who does not appear in any compulsory paper will not be allowed to appear in the remaining papers of the Examination.

Optional Subjects (600 Marks)

(vii) The minimum standard of optional subjects will be that of an Honour Degree of a University in Pakistan.

S. No. Code Subject Marks
5 11 Accountancy and Auditing 200
6 12 Economics 200
7 13 Business Administration 100
8 14 Public Administration 100
9 15 Political Science 200
10 16 Agriculture 100
11 17 Forestry 100
12 18 Sociology 100
13 19 Journalism 100
14 20 Pure Mathematics 200
15 21 Applied Mathematics 200
16 22 Computer Science 100
17 23 Statistics 100
18 24 Physics 200
19 25 Geology 200
20 26 Geography 200
21 27 Chemistry 200
22 28 Botany 200
23 29 Zoology 200
24 30 Islamic History & Culture 200
25 31 History of Pakistan & India 200
26 32 British History 200
27 33 European History 200
28 34 History f the USA 100
29 35 Law 200
30 36 Constitutional Law 100
31 37 Mercantile Law 100
32 38 Muslim Law & Jurisprudence 100
33 39 International Law 100
34 40 International Relations 100
35 41 Philosophy 200
36 42 Psychology including Experimental Psychology 200
37 43 Sindhi 100
38 44 Pashto 100
39 45 Punjabi 100
40 46 Balochi 100
41 47 English Literature 200
42 48 Urdu 200
43 49 Persian 200
44 50 Arabic 200

Note: Business Administration can not be opted in combination with Public Administration.

(b) Subjects(s) carrying not more than 200 marks (Code No. 15-19) cane be opted.
(c) Subject(s) carrying not more than 200 marks (Code No. 20-23) can be opted.
(d) Science-subject(s) carrying not more than 200 marks (Code No. 24-29) can be opted.
(e) History subject(s) carrying not more than 200 marks (Code No. 30-34) can be opted.
(f) Law subjects) carrying not more than 200 marks (Code No. 35-40) can be opted.

Note: International Law cannot be opted in combination with International Relations.

(g) Philosophy/Psychology subjects carrying not more than 200 marks (Code No. 41-42) can be opted.
(h) Regional languages not more than one-of the 04 subjects (Code No. 43-46) can be opted
(i) National/Foreign/Classical languages-not more than one of 04 subjects (Code No. 47-50) can be opted.

Note: Urdu cannot be opted in combination with regional languages (Code No. 43-46)

(k) the candidates mist select from the above list optional subjects carrying, a total 600 marks only.

2. (i) The commission with prior approval of the Government may fix qualifying marks in any. or all of the subjects of the examination but a candidate who fails to secure at least 40% Marks in any compulsory subject, 50% marks in the Aggregate or 100 marks at the Viva Voce Test, will be considered to have failed and will not be eligible for appointment.

(ii) Candidates qualifying the written examination will-be called for Medical, Psychological Tests and Viva Voce

3. From the marks assigned to candidates each subject, such deductions will be made as the Commission may consider necessary in order to ensure that no .credit is allowed for merely superficial knowledge Candidates who obtain less than 40% marks in any of the Compulsory subjects and 33% marks -in any of the optional subjects will not be given credit in that subject”.

4. If any candidate’s hand writing is not easily eligible, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him/her. In case of illegible handwriting zero mark will be awarded on this account. Marks will be deducted for irrelevance.

5. Credit will be given for orderly, effective, arid exact expression combined with due economy of words in-all subjects of Examination. Answers to questions in excess of the required number shall not be marked nor taken into account. The marking will be in order of consecutive answers.

6. If any candidate writes his/her Roll No. (Except in the space provided for this purpose on the cover of the answer book) or writes his/her name or makes any distinguishing mark at any place in his/her answer book and/or additional Answer Books, he/she shall be awarded Zero mark in that paper, besides any other punishment which the Commission may decide-to award.

7. Candidates must use blue or black ink only in their Answer Book otherwise Zero mark shall be awarded.


Note: to avoid frustration, the candidates are advised in their own interest to make sure before appearing at the examination that they fulfill all the requirements of the rules, relating to the examination.


9. (i) A candidate must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of his/her duties. A candidate who (after such medical examination as Government or the appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe), is found not to satisfy these requirements, will not be appointed.

(ii) Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted for the purpose If any candidate remains absent twice in his/her Medical examination, his/her candidature will automatically stand rejected and no appeal in this regard will entertained. However, his/her chance will be considered as consumed.

(iii) In order to prevent disappointment, candidates are advised to have themselves examined by a Government Medical Officer of the standing of a Civil Surgeon before applying for admission to the examination. Particulars of the nature of the medical test to which candidates will be subjected before, appointment and of the standards required are attached with the Rules as Annexure “B”.


10 (i) Psychological Test: – The candidates called for Viva- Voce will be required to undergo Psychological Test, comprising paper and pencil test and group tasks. Such tests are designed to assess abilities, attitude and personality characteristics of the candidates with special: regard to their aptitude for the Civil Services; Separate, marks-are not awarded for the Psychological assessment. However, 300 marks assigned, to Viva Voce also reflect the performance on Psychological tests. Candidates must bring their National Identity Cards and two copies of recent photographs when summoned for Psychological test and Viva Voce. If a candidate remains absent in the Psychological Test, he/she will not allowed to appear for Viva Voce.

(ii) The candidates who have already been allocated to Groups/Services oh the basis of a previous Competitive Examination will not be required to take the psychological -test afresh in case they qualify the written portion-of the Competitive Examination, 2003.

Viva Voce 300 Marks

11. Viva Voce. Each candidate who qualifies the written part of the exam. will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career, both academic and extra-mural. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the .interview is to assess his/her suitability for the services for which he/she is entered and in framing their assessment the Board will attach particular importance to the moral and ethical qualities of the candidates, his/her, intelligence and alertness of mind, his/her vigor and strength of character and his/her potential qualities of leadership. The Board will take into consideration his/her extra-mural activities such as sports/debates, hobbies, etc., and their effect on his/her physique and character, in assessing his/her merit.

12. All candidates are expected to have basic knowledge regarding Islam and Pakistan. Questions will be asked in the Interview on these subjects. Persons securing less than pass marks in these subjects will not be considered for appointment to Government Jobs, irrespective of their proficiency in other fields. However, the Non-Muslim candidate will not be asked any question regarding Islam. This issues with the approval of the Government.



1. The following fees must be paid by the candidates: –

(A) To the Federal Public Service Commission.

(i) Rs.1000/- for all candidates.

(ii). Rs.100/- for each representation/review petition which a candidate wants to submit against his/her rejection.

The procedure for the payment of this fee is given in the “Instructions to candidates” which have been printed separately and a copy of which is attached with the Application form.

(B) To the Medical Board.

(i) Rs.50/- to be deposited by ^ill the candidates in the Government Treasury/State Bank of Pakistan under Head of Account “1252-Health MISC MEDICAL (CENTRAL)”. The original copy of the Treasury challan should be handed over to the President of the Central Medical Board at the time of Medical Examination.

(ii) Rs-100/- before examination by, a Medical Board in the case of candidates who qualify in the written examination. Payment of this fee will be required to Tae made in cash to the Medical Board concerned at the time of Physical Examination of the candidates. Candidates must bring their Registration Identity Cards and show the same to the Medical authorities concerned.

2. Candidates must see by, reference to the rules and must decide definitely before depositing the fee in the Treasury/Bank that they are eligible in all respects to apply for the examination Fee once deposited in the Treasury/Bank will not be refunded, nor will it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection under any circumstances.

This issues with/the approval of the Government,




1. Vacancies up to 10% will, be reserved for recruitment on the basis of merit and remaining vacancies will be shared as follows among candidates of different Provinces/Areas of Pakistan .and Azad ,Jammu and. Kashmir.

Punjab (including federal area of Islamabad) 50%

Sindh (including Karachi) 19%
The share of Sindh will be further sub- allocated in the following ratio
Urban areas namely Karachi, Hyderabad 40% of 19%.
And Sukkur or 7.6%
Rural areas i.e., rest of Sindh 60% of 19%,
Excluding Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur or 11.4%
N.W.F.P. 11.5%
Balochistan 3.5%
Northern Areas and Federally Administered
Tribal Areas 4%
Azad Kashmir 2%

2. Sindh (Urban) refers only to the city area of Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur. Cantonment areas are Counted as part of the city. The areas under the Jurisdiction of the District Councils of .these districts are the rural areas.

3. “Federally Administered Tribal Areas” include–

(i) Tribal Areas adjoining Peshawar district;
(ii) Tribal Areas adjoining Bannu District;
(iii) Tribal Areas adjoining D.I. Khan District;
(iv) Tribal Areas adjoining Kohat District;
(v) Bajaur Agency;
(vi) Mohmand Agency;
(vii) Orakzai Agency;
(viii) Khyber Agency;
(ix) Khurram Agency;
(x) North Waziristan Agency; and
(xi) South Waziristan Agency.

4. Appointment to vacancies to the filled in by candidates/belonging to a particular community or a province/area shall be made by Government in the order of Merit of the candidates belonging to a particular community or- a province/area provided that they have qualified in the examination and are in all respects suitable for employment under Government;

5. On appointment to BS-17 posts, a candidate will be required to execute a bond, with one surety, to refund all moneys paid .to -him/her or spent in connection with his/her training, as may be determined by the President .in the event of failing to complete his/her probation to the satisfaction of the President or resigning his/her service during that period or within three years thereafter.

6. On appointment, the probationer .will b& required to under go such training as may be prescribed by the Government.

7. If any vacancies reserved in terms of paragraphs 1-2 above cannot be filled by reason of failure of candidates to pass the qualifying standard or otherwise, such vacancies will be carried over and filled in on the result of the next yearns examination from among the candidates in whose quota the vacancies are so reserved.

8. The Policy laid down above is liable to modification and any change which may be made therein will be applicable to the candidates for this examination.

Note: – This issues with the approval of the Government.

Annex ‘B’


Regulations for the Physical Examination of Candidates for the Competitive Examination for recruitment to BS 17 under the Federal Government


1. These regulations are published for the convenience of candidates and in order to enable them to ascertain the probability of their coming up to the required physical standard. But it must be clearly understood that the Government of Pakistan reserve to themselves an absolute discretion to reject as unfit any candidate whom they may consider, on the report of the Medical Board, to be physically disqualified for the Services and that their discretion is in no respect limited by these regulations.

2. If any change is made “in the standard of physical fitness, an announcement will be made accordingly before the examination.

3. Night blindness will be a cause of rejection for District Management Group, Police Service of Pakistan, Customs and Excise Group and Railways (Commercial and Transportation) Group”.

4. Physical disability of any kind will also be the cause of rejection for all services to which recruitment is made on the basis of Competitive Examination (Presidents, Ordinance regarding quota for disabled persons will be not be applicable in the case of this examination).

5. To be passed as fit for appointment a candidate must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties of his/her appointment. Candidates whose height is less than 1524 millimeters will not be considered physically fit for appointment to any of the BS 17 post under the Federal Government. In the case of female candidates, this standard will be reduced to 1473 millimeters for posts which are completely sedentary provided the weight of such candidates is not less than 43.5 kilograms.

6. (a) In the matter of the correlation of age, height and chest girth of candidates, it is left to .the Medical Board to use whatever correlation figures are considered most suitable as a guide in the examination of the candidates except for the Police.

For the Police

(b) The correlation of age,, height and chest-girth will not be less than that given in the following table: –


Height without Shoes Breadth when fully Range of expansion
expanded not less than
Millimeters Millimeters Millimeters
1626 and under 1651 851 51
1651 and under 1727 864 51
1727 and under 1778 876 51
1778 and under 1829 890 51
1829 and-upwards 902 51

7. The candidate’s height will be measured as follows:–.

He/She will remove his/her shoes and, be placed against the standard, with his/her feet together and the weight thrown on the heels, and not on the toes or outer sides of the feet. He/She will stand erect without rigidity and with the heels, calves, buttocks and shoulders touching-the standard; the chin will he depressed to bring the Vertex of the head level under the horizontal bar and the height will be recorded in millimeters.

8. The candidate’s chest will be measured as follows:-

He/She will be made to stand erect with his/her feet together and to raise his/her arms over his/her head The tape will be so adjusted round the chest that its upper edge touches the interior angles of the shoulder blades behind and/lies in the same horizontal plane when the tape is taken round the chest/The arms will then be lowered to hang loosely by the side and care will be taken that the shoulders are not thrown upward or backwards so as to displace the tape. The candidate will then be directed to take a deep aspiration several times and the maximum expansion of the chest will be carefully noted and the minimum and maximum will then be recorded in millimeters 838-890, 864-927, etc. In recording the measurements fractions of less than 13 millimeters should not be noted:

9. The candidate will also be weighed and his/her weight recorded kilograms, Fractions of a kilogram should not tie noted.

10. The candidate’s eye sight will be tested in accordance with the following rules. The result of each test will be recorded:-

(i) General: – The candidate’s eyes will be submitted to a general examination, directed to the detection of any disease of abnormality. The candidate will be rejected if he/she suffers from any squint, or morbid conditions of eyes, eyelids or contiguous structures, or such a sort as to render, or to be likely at a future date to render him/her unfit for service.

(ii) Visual Acuity.-(A). The examination for deterring the acuteness of vision includes two tests one for distant, the other for near vision. Each eye will be examined separately,


11. The Army test types will be .used for the test-for distant vision without glasses at a distance, of 6096 millimeters and for the test for near vision, without glasses, at any distance selected by the candidate.

12. (B). No candidate will be considered fit for the service whose visual Acuity falls below the following standards: –


Right eye Left eye
Distant vision V. 6/6 V.6/6
Near vision Heads 0.6 Reads 0.6


Better eye Worse eye
Distant vision, V.6/6 V without glasses,
not below 6/60 and
after correction
with glasses not
Near vision Reads 0.6 Reads I

Better eye Worse eye
Distant vision-V, without glasses: – not
below 6/60 and after correction V, without glasses,
with glasses-Not Below 6/6 below 6/60 and
after correction
with glasses-Not
below 6/24.
Near vision-Reads 0.8 Reads 1

13. No relaxation of the standards of vision will be allowed.
(a) Each eye will be examined separately and the lids must be kept wide open during the test.
14. No candidate will be accepted whose Visual Acuity falls below the following standards:-
Better eye Worse eye
Distant vision without glasses. 6/12 6/19
Corrected with glasses 6/6 6/9
Near vision with pr without passes 0:6 0.6
Colour perception, night blindness and field of vision Railway:

15. The candidates will be examined, with the apparatus and according to the methods prescribed by the Railway Board’s Standing Advisory Committee of Medical Officers. Any defect of colour perception or in regard to field vision will be a cause for rejection of the candidate. The candidate under the- condition of ordinary test for Visual Acuity having 6/6 vision with both eyes open with or without glasses, will be rejected, if, under the conditions of the Night Blindness Test his/her vision with both eyes open, with or without glasses; falls below 6/24.


16. Snell en’s test types will be used for the test for, distant vision, without glasses at a distance of 6096 millimeters, and for the test for near vision, without glasses, at any distance selected by the candidate:

17. No Candidate will be accepted whose Visual Acuity falls below the following standard: –

Better Worse Eye

Distant Vision without glasses *6/24 *6/24
Corrected with glasses 6/6 6/12
Near Vision with or without glasses 0.8 1
* Temporarily lowered to 6/60

18. Colour perception, night blindness and field of vision:

(a) Each eye will be examined separately and the lids must be kept wide open during the fest.

(b) Inability to distinguish the principal colors will not be regarded as a cause for rejection but the fact will be noted in the proceedings and the candidates will be informed.

( c) Each eye must have full field of vision as tested by hand movements.

19. The degree of acuteness of vision of all candidates for appointment will be entered in the proceedings in the manner: –
V.P————————with glasses—————————-Reads—————————–
V.L————————with glasses —————————Reads—————————–

20. In cases of serious abnormality the opinion of an ophthalmic specialist should be obtained.

21. No candidate will be accepted for appointment if his/her vision does not come up to the requirements specified above without the use of contact glasses. (A contact glass or lens is defined as a glass shell, the concavity of which is in contact with the globe of the eye, a layer of liquid being interposed between the lens and the cornea. The meaning of the word “glasses” wherever used above is to be interpreted as not covering contact glasses).

22. The Urine (passed in the presence of the examiner) should be examined and the result recorded.

23. The following additional points should be observed:

(a) That the candidate’s hearing in each ear is good and that there is no sign of disease of the ear;

(b) That the candidate’s speech is without impediment;

(c) That the candidate’s teeth are in good order and that he/she is provided with dentures where- necessary for effective mastication (well-filled teeth will be considered as sound).

Candidates for the Police Service of Pakistan must have 10 sound teeth in the upper jaw. Functionally opposed to 10 sound teeth in the lower-jaw two of these teeth in each Jaw must be molars. Well-filled teeth will be considered as sound;

(d) That the candidate’s chest is well-formed and his/her chest expansion sufficient, and that his/her heart and lungs are sound;

(e) That there is no evidence of any abdominal disease;

(f) That the candidate is not ruptured;

(g) That the candidate does not suffer from hydromel, a severe degree of varicose, varicose veins or polyps. A candidate for the Police Service of Pakistan who has been successfully operated on will be accepted;

(h) That the candidate’s limbs, hands and feet are well formed and developed and that there is no shortening of any limbs and that there is free and perfect motion -of all his joints;

(i) That the candidate does not suffer from any inveterate skin disease;

(j) That there is no congenial malformation or, defect;

(k) That the candidate does not bear traces of acute or chronic disease pointing to an impaired constitution;

(l) That the candidate bears marks of efficient vaccination; or in the case of the Police Service of ‘Pakistan he has been vaccinated (twice unsuccessfully) within the last five years.

(In support, of this the candidates will be required to produce certificate signed by a-Medical Officer); and

(m) That the candidate is free from communicable disease.

24. When any defect is found it must be noted the certificate and the medical examiner should state his opinion whether or not it is likely interfere with the efficient performance of the duties which will be required of the candidate if the condition is remediable by operation it should be so stated.

25. It a candidate is declared medically unfit by the Central Medical Board, he/she will, be informed by the Federal, Public Service Commission, that he/she has been declared medically unfit. The candidate will also be informed of the particular defect or defects for, which he/she has been declared medically unfit. The candidate may prefer an appeal against decision, of the Central Medical Board to the Federal Public Service Commission, Islamabad, -within 14 days of the receipt of the information. The appeal must be-supported by two certificates from the doctors of standing stating, inter alia that: – .

(a) They are in full knowledge of the facts that the candidate has been examined by the-Central Medical Board and declared unfit; and

(b) That they have read the Rules and Regulations for physical fitness required of the candidates, for the Competitive Examination.

26. Government, however, reserve the right to deal with the appeal as they deem fit and do not bind themselves to constitute a second Medical Board for the medical examination of the candidate concerned. No further appeal shall be entertained against the decision of the Appellate Board, and the case shall be treated as closed.

27. This issues with the approval of the Government”