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135-Cavalry Ground Extension Street-11, Lahore Cantt, Pakistan

Contact Info

Phone Number
042-36660156, 36666483 0333439
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Academy Details

Year of Establishment
1995
CEO
Col. Zahoor Ul Haq
Director
Col. Zahoor Ul Haq
Hostel Facility
No
Free Interview Preparation
No
Distant Learning
Yes

Admission Details

Courses Offered & Fees
CSS
PMS
Notes Charges
PKR 1200/100 Marks Subject
Complete CSS Notes Cost = PKR 14,400/-
Complete PMS Notes Cost = PKR 14,400/-
 
 

How Academy helps candidates to become CSS Officers?

a. Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) holds a nationwide competitive examination every year in the month of March to select 17 grade Officers for twelve prestigious departments of the government. Number of vacancies ranges from 200 to 300 which are allocated to successful candidates according to a laid down provincial quota system etc. 10% vacancies are reserved for females.

Eligibility

To become eligible for the competition, a candidate must hold minimum 2nd class graduation degree. His age on 1st Jan of the year of the examination should be between 21 and 28 years. He has three chances to try his luck within the bracket of this age group. However, he does not lose a chance if he applies, receives Roll Number but does not take the exam.

Selection Procedure

The candidate is required to appear in 12 papers (six Compulsory + six Optional) of 100 marks each. He must score aggregate of 50% marks ie 600 out of 1200 to qualify the written examination. He is then called upon for Viva Voce Interview of 300 marks where minimum qualifying marks are 100. These are added to the marks obtained by him in the written examination. A merit list is drawn up of all the competitors. Each candidate finds his place on the merit list as per his total of his written plus viva marks. Top candidates are accommodated as per the number of vacancies available in one or the other department, as per FPSC's rules and procedures. Toppers have a chance to get the department of their choice.

Each year more or less 9000 candidates compete out of which about 800 qualify the written examination. Viva Voce Interview further reduces the number to about 400. Out of these 200 to 300 who appear on top of the merit list become CSS Officers as per the number of vacancies available. The leftovers try again next year.

Make the first attempt successful

In view of the above, therefore, a competitor should aim at becoming a CSS Officer in the very first attempt. But is that possible? Well so far it was not. But now with the professional help of Officers Open Academy it has become possible. During the past 14 years i.e. ever since 1996 competitors who got help of this Academy and sincerely worked hard, as guided, did work this miracle with success. In general too they achieved a very high success rate. Those who could not be allocated departments despite attaining a reasonable position on merit list, were due to the quota restrictions and other such constraints.

Distant Learning Program | Now a distant candidate can also become Officer

How the Academy enables a candidate to become an Officer who lives in the middle of a desert where even a newspaper is not available? It does it through its well tried and field tested system of "Distance Learning". The Academy does not hold classes. It is so because classroom study and teacher's help is needed by students of younger age groups, not the adults. CSS candidates are adults and as such need adult approach of teaching and learning. Since many of them hail from distant and remote parts of the country, therefore provision of class rooms to them is not even otherwise possible. All those Academies that run classes can at best cater for a fraction of urban candidates. Thus a vast majority of rural candidates does not know how and where to prepare for the competitive exam. Now Officers Open Academy has come to their rescue. They don't have to come to the Academy. In a way the Academy goes to them and extends training facilities to them where ever they live. This system of training, known as "Distant Learning" has in practice proved far better than class room teaching and learning.

Distant Learning CSS

Academy's Distance Learning program has not only served candidates coming from Lahore and other big cities but also the candidate living in far flung areas of Sindh, Baluchistan, Khyber PK, Azad Kashmir, Northern Areas and unheard of remote villages. Number of such candidates runs into thousands. Many of them get masters degree from universities, go back to their villages and get wasted. Academy's special pride of service is to bring such candidates in to the CSS competitive examination net. They prepare for the exam where every they are.

What adults need is right kind of preparatory material in their hands and a bit of guidance ie how best to make use of the preparatory material received from the Academy. The Academy delivers such material at their door steps along with the guidance literature. Much of further advice is given on the telephone. The Academy has, in this way, converted the whole of Pakistan into a one big class room. Candidates prepare through self-help which is the most modern and success-oriented method of teaching and learning.

Academy's Comprehensive Course Notes for CSS

In this system, candidates do not need to have their own books. They are not required to visit libraries because library related research work has already been done in the preparatory material. Candidates are not required to join any class room Academy because Officer Open Academy provides them such a complete, to-the-point and well integrated material along with a study plan which if followed faithfully, prepares them in all compulsory as well as optional subjects within three to five months period. Afterwards they are required to make as many revisions as possible of what they have studied. No extra or wider study is recommended. This is known as Comprehensive Course material which fully covers the laid down CSS syllabi. Remember; more the revisions, higher a candidate's name on the merit list.

Most likely Question Papers | CSS Guess Papers

The Academy offers a short course consisting of most-likely (most expected) questions along with answers, about three months before the start of the exam. These are in the nature of guess papers. Each paper carries 7 to 9 questions with answers which prove very successful in the exam, particularly for those who have thoroughly done the comprehensive course.

Provincial Management Service (PMS) Examination

The Academy also prepares candidates for the PMS competitive exam which is taken by the Punjab Public Service Commission. It aims at selecting 17 grade Officers for the Provincial departments. However, unlike CSS exam that takes place every year, PMS is held as per the requirements of the Punjab Government. Last two exams, for example, were held in 2005 and 2009. Number of vacancies is more than 100. Eligibility standards of age and education are similar to CSS. Quite often general age relaxation is granted. Its examination also consists of 6 compulsory and 6 optional papers followed by a viva voce interview. Syllabi, however, differs from the CSS considerably. The Academy provides preparatory material for PMS papers as well.

CSS for Girls Preparation

In view of the above the Distance Learning System practiced by this Academy particularly suits girl candidates. It enables them to make preparation thoroughly well in their own study rooms. They don't need to step out of their homes.

How to Get CSS Notes at your Doorstep:

  • Candidates may remit fees 'On Line' to the Bank Account No. 1053-8, Habib Bank, Cavalry Ground, Lahore Cantt.
  • Branch Code 0195.
  • Account holder Col. (R) Zahur-ul-Haq (ID Card No. 35201-5558631-3).
  • Sometime Bank Branch may demand full 14 digit A/C No. which is: 0195-000-1053-801. This number is also used by a candidate when he wishes to remit the fee by his Credit /Debit Card through ATM.
  • On receipt of the fee, the Academy dispatches the required material to the candidate forthwith alongwith the guidance literature.
 

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