Lahore is considered a hub of CSS candidates, it outclassed candidates from all other cities including Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi etc. in the CSS 2021 exams, held from 18 to 26 February 2021.
39,650 people applied for the exams, of which 17,240 appeared and only 2.11% of them managed to pass.
Out of a total of 39,650, about 10,083 candidates were from Lahore, with 4,509 of them taking the exam and 159 passing, thus surpassing all other cities. Islamabad had the second highest number of candidates, 41, passing the CSS 2021.
Karachi candidates stood third in the CSS exam 2021 with 1,742 appearing for the exam and 33 passing it in 2021. A total of 2,564 candidates from Rawalpindi registered for the written exam, 1,122 appeared and only 21 passed. From Peshawar 19 candidates cleared the written part.
Additionally, 18 and 17 candidates from Hyderabad and Multan, respectively, and 12 from Faisalabad and Gujranwala, qualified for the written examination. Also, 10 from Bahawalpur, eight from Sargodha, four from Sukkur, three from DG Khan and two from DI Khan, Abbottabad and Quetta cleared the exam, while only one from Gilgit and Larkana made it.