Undeniably, the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has maintained its credibility since its inception. However, concerns have been raised about the checking criteria for the CSS 2022 exam. A friend of mine scored only 16 in this subject, even though he did well in other subjects such as International Relations, where he scored 140 out of 200.
He calculated his score from multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and got 12 out of 20 questions correct, but received only 2 out of 80 on the subjective section of the Pakistan question. The examiner seems to have given an average of 1 mark per question. Previously, FPSC focused on his two subjects of English essays and his Precis.
Many failers question the scoring criteria and are angry and discouraged as to whether the examiner has any guidance on how to complete the task. This attitude is brutal, destroys a candidate’s trust in the committee, and can lead to emotional distress. It is also believed that examiners cannot check so many papers and ask students and colleagues for help.
The FPSC should not play with the future of hardworking applicants and should improve its checking criteria. Targeting papers in this way is unfair and detrimental to the well-being of candidates. As someone who has witnessed the impact of CSS’s unexpected results on serious candidates, I urge the Commission to take immediate action.