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Faisal Abro is a good friend of mine. He appeared thrice in Competitive Exams and got 630, 661 and 726 in written examination. In his second attempt (2002) he was allocated to Income Tax but his aim was to join Foreign Services so he gave his third attempt and in 2004ís attempt he got first position in Sindh. Due to his commitment and determination he achieved his goal and nowadays he is doing his Specialized Training in Foreign Services Academy Islamabad. People like Faisal are a source of inspiration for all those who are thinking to be CSPs in coming years. After qualifying his second attempt he was interviewed in 2003 and panel asked him following questions:


1. Introduce yourself. What is your father and sisters job?
2. What are your hobbies? What newspapers do you read? Which columnist you like?
3. Tell us about your book on Telemedicine.
4. What are major health problems of Pakistan?
5. Some people say that animals must not be sacrificed on Eid al Azha? What is your opinion about it?
6. How do we know that earth is magnet?
7. Where is Barents Sea? What happened there?
8. What is nuclear sub marine?
9. Why Saudi Arabia is called by this name. Has Allah given them the right to rule this land?
10. How is the behavior of Saudis with Pakistanis?
11. Do Saudis feel that they are Arab and superior but Prophet said that there is no difference between Arabic and Ajami?
12. How can Pakistan improve relations with Arab world?
13. Why is Saudi Arabia serious about Palestine Issue?
14. What were the causes of break up of Khilafat Usmania?
15. What was the role of Arabs in breaking of Khilafat Usmania.
16. What are your views that Muslim countries should remain separate countries or they should be like one Ummah?
17. Tell us about some Islamic writers of 20th century.
18. What books you have read on Sirat Nabi.
19. What is the meaning of Quran, Tajweed, Terteel?
20. What is the meaning of Muhammad?
21. What are Bait Leham and Bait Al Ateeq?
22. How you learnt Arabic?
23. How knowledge transferred to Europe from Spain.
24. What were the activities at Bait Al Hikma in Baghdad during Khalifa Mamoon Al Rashid?
25. Why Alexandria is called by this name. Why scholars used to live there.
26. Who was Edward Saeed?
27. To which country Khalil Jibran belonged.
28. What are problems of sindh.what are the reasons of law and order situation in Sindh.
29. How can we finish Zamindari sysem in Sindh? Tell us some practical ways.
30. Can we use force for this purpose.
31. Sindhi newspapers write against Pakistan, how can we control them?
32. What are economic problems of Pakistan?
33. How can we improve economy of Pakistan?
34. Our Defence budget is very high. Should we reduce it?
35. Should president have power to dissolve government and parliament?
36. Should prime minister be from parliament or from outside.
37. Has 1973 constitution given rights to provinces?
38. What is your salary in ARY? Will you leave ARY for joining Foreign Services?

One thing I must appreciate about Mr. Faisal is his memory. I donít think it is possible for everyone to remember each and every question asked in interview but he remembered even the exact sequence as well.
I would like to request that you people should pray for my success in the attempt I have just given. Result of written exam is expected to be announced on 20th November 2005. Although my target is Foreign Services but I will be happy to get any ministry this time and I will surely avail my third attempt to join Foreign Services and be a Diplomat.
For the benefit for all aspirants if any one is interested to answer the above written questions related to GK, it will so nice of him/her.
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Salam everybody and thankyou for your prays,

I am sorry that I am late due to being busy in the medical etc.
Now come to the point, regarding interview. Interviews are going very accordingly to the personality and psychological of the concern candidate. Now I am trying to elaborate mine interview(only questions)

Chairman: Hello Mr. Sajid, Aye Aye, how r u?
So Mr. Sajid what is the nature of your job?
What your company do?
How are you from?
What your father do?
Do you not read newspapers?
What is president doing in Oslo?

And thus he went with the introduction rather than asking for the traditional introduction

1. Our president has given a statement yesterday at Oslo that Uniform has to do nothing with the democracy. What president is saying for?
Is not president making laugh stalking of our nation?
2. What we should do? What the nation should do?
3. Why president is saying things like that?
4. And why not America which is supporting democracy throughout the world, going for democracy in Pakistan?
The second panelist:
5. Mr. Sajid, is not it dangerous for Pakistan that president and PM are both out of the country at the same time even security conditions throughout the world are unpredictable?
6. What president is doing, not a duty of trade minister?
7. What are the famous cases of Pakistanís constitutional history?
8. When and why was Yousif Patelís case petitioned in the judiciary?
9. What has impressed you in (my favorite personality)?
10. Where president is leaving from Norway?
11. What is Islamic system of government?
12. How is Islam providing complete code of conduct for a nation while almost all religions claim this?
The Third one:
13. What is their influence of feudalism in the society?
14 How we can get rid of this?
15. Did the feudals give relief to common man?
16. How we can educate our society?
17. How much time it will take to educate the society?
18. What was Quaidís vision of Pakistan?
19. Is it accomplished?
Back to Chairman:
20. Which is closest system of government in Islam?
21. Is not a just Caliph better than a corrupt popular leader?
22. What is against Islam in democracy?
23. Why some of the Islamic Scholars favour the Caliph system as the best system of Government?

Thank you Mr. Sajid, have a good day.

I may miss one or two questions as mostly they keep a style of discussion.
But as a whole we can judge from the trend of the interviews that Panel make a base from the psychological assessment and then expand that according to the discussion.
All the best to you all,

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A.A Dear fellows!!
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My prayers are with you and InshaALLAH u'll suceed with flying colors InshaALLAH
Thanks a lot for giving so much time writing this message.U have surely done a good job!!
So the trend which I understand is both Current Affairs and Optional subjects!
Any idea whether they have asked questions from EveryDay science??

Thanks again for sharing ur interview!!
All the best to CSS2005!!
Hoping to see ur interview soon
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Salam!

As I have mentioned earlier the emphasis is on current affairs and only a few questions from optional subjects. There are no questions from Every Day Science as I know up till now. Try to focus on the current situations and the interview is started from the psychological and then they expand the questions as according to one's personality, Hope you get the point,

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Final Interview oF CSS2005(Forum Member) :

Time alloted to each candidate is almost 20 to 30 minutes or sometimes they exceed with that....it all depends on the interview panel.

The interview is based on questions related to your personal self,your optional subjects .current issuesetc. The main thing which the panel judges is your confidence, your composure etc.

In my case they never asked me anything related to any of my subjects.Just asked me about recent happenings in palestine issue and the rest of the questions were pretty strange to me.......which i never expected....so if anyone of you will go to interview just be prepared for anything.....


I will mention few parts of my interview....which are really distubing me .....
The first different question was .....what do you think about Migration?

Is it a good thing ?
What is Illegal Migration?
Is this a good thing too????
And i have never imagined that in my life the exact defination of migration and its related issues.....but somehow i replied them!!!!

The next question was what is Apartheid ? How Nelson Mandela succeeded in eliminating it???? And again i wasn't prepared for that.....that how he did it !!!!

Then he asked me about the palestine issue and asked the same thing thrice in different words...that what exactly US wants from Hamas.....i still wonder why he did so as i was repeating the same reply ....and i was right too....probably he was trying to confuse me.

Then they asked about the geographical statistics of US ,Saudi Arabia...believe me i never had in my mind that out of all other questions they will ask me about teh exact figures related to population etc...

Again he asked me what is Marathon? Why it is 26miles ?

and u know what they even asked me when is the independence day of Pakistan.....and i am still wondering that perhaps i was replying them in such a dumb way that they were bound to ask me such an easy question.....

And yes they asked me that why USA is focussing much on Pakistan when we have a low GDP rate as compared to India....and when i said that i believe US has other strategical interests in our region and they are not focussing on our GDP ....he refuted my point that NO every country focusses on GDP.....and again i was speechless..... but still i once agian said that not in case of Pakistan ,US is here for other reasons etc...........

So in the end...unfortunately i don't think that my interview went well as these were entirely unexpected questions and i don't see any chance that i will be able to make it to the end because of my expected low score in interview

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Salam Hamid,
Believe in Allah and do not worry, YOu do not know that what happens to others there. They ask questions from different areas even one cannot predict about the topics for questions.
You may know that there are many persons who came much confused after the interview but got very good score. No body can judge any result from the impressions of such senior penalists. So do not worry and pray to God, InshAllah it will work and you will be CSP!

All the best and Best of luck,

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Unhappy My interview!!!

Dont know how it went!!!
It went for 40-45 minutes and I was the first one from Islamabad who appeared from Islamabad center
My interview just revolved around foreign policies and to some extent my hobbies(reading: questions from books I have read),Islam and west,Sugar policy and gen questions from computer science and Islamic history!!!
I dont know how it went!!!
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First of all congratulation for clearing css examz. As for as ur interview is concerned, i know that a person who can cleared the test can easily be able to CLEAR interview too. The most important thing in my opinion are;

1. UR confidence level
2. UR Intellegency (IQ)
3. UR knowledge (As second proof of ur intellectuallity)

I wish u best of luck for ur future and i hope u'll continuously put ur worthiest threads on the forum and even be source of facilitator for US!!!!
Best of luckk!! miss. Aminah
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Aaminah, one thing more was there no question from your subjects? Please mention when have time and any question about newspaper reading?
The interviews are opinion based usually and nobody knows that what thing will click them so no need to worry and
Pray to God and for sure God will help us,

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@Sajid
My optional subjects are
1.Physics
2.stats
3.Computer science
4.Islamic history

So they ask me questions from Computers and Islamic history...and yes they ask about newspaper as well!!!
@CSS2005,sikijav,Csp
Thanks a lot dear fellows!!!

Sajid Bhai I agree with you...My comment was general one that u have to pray as well if u want to get mithai as we sure are praying for ourselves...I am praying for all of us to meet in CSA InshaALLAH
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