After disappointing results of the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) exams in 2016, a parliamentary committee sought a report from the FPSC about the appalling results and reasons behind the poor showing.
According to the results released in October, as many as 9,643 candidates sat the CSS written test. However, only 202, or 2.09% of the candidates, qualified. This is the lowest percentage of successful students since 2011. A detailed report about over 150 universities nationwide paints a dismal picture.
The highest number of candidates [1,466] was from Punjab University. But 1,444 students of the university failed the test and only 22 were declared pass. Around 462 students of Peshawar University appeared in the exams but only five of them made the grade.