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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PMS or CSS

Most of the time, candidates get them entangled in the confusion that whether they should opt for Provincial Management services (PMS) Or Central Superior services (CSS). It is true that CSS have more charm and attraction than PMS. What actually is the difference between PMS and CSS? This is more important question and must be answered before the discussion on opting PMS or CSS. CSS is a competitive examination held by federal public service commission (fpsc) every year for allocation of successful candidates in eight different cadres or groups of services. The number of seats in these eight cadres varies year by year. PMS, on the other hand, is conducted by provincial management services of all the five provinces of Pakistan as well as AJK public service commission. In PMS, there are no specific service groups or cadres, rather the provincial departments send summaries to public service commission of their related province for allocation of suitable candidates against the posts vacant. The number of seats varies and they are not essentially held on yearly basis. For example, KPK PSC announced the PMS in 2008 and then after the lapse of two years the examination was again announced in 2010.

So it is obvious that CSS is the competition on national level while PMS is on provincial level. The CSP officer serves the country wide departments while PMS officer has to serve only in province. Now let us move to our discussion that whether it is good to go for CSS or PMS. The answer is as simple that both these examinations are equally good. No one of these is that of superior or inferior nature. the real question is that of competition. Obvious;y, when you will go for CSS, you will have to face the cream of the country. PMS, on the other hand, reduce this competition to province level. So if you go for PMS you have more chances of success than in CSS. Another thing which is worth mentioning is that after success in CSS and after allocation to a specific service group, you will have to travel to far and wide areas of the country that is, realistically, a problem for a person with family. You can be posted to any federal department in any corner of the country. In PMS, your limit is your province and getting settled in any part of your own province is not as much painstaking job.
For some of these seemingly trivial but realistic reasons, I think PMS is more reliable and better than CSS examination. But again, I do not mean to say that you should only opt for one of these. You could, rather you must, get prepare for both these examinations and contest the real battle. Wish you best luck!!!!


4 comments:

danish aslam said...

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danish aslam said...

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