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PMS Preparation

Provincial Management Services (PMS) Gilgit Baltistan

The PMS Examination of Gilgit Baltistan, officially named as Combined Competitive Examination, is a competitive examination that aims to fill the positions of Assistant Commissioner (BS-17), Section Officer (BS-17), Assistant Settlement Officer (BS-17), and Tehsildar (BS-16) for Gilgit Baltistan. The examination is conducted by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) which is responsible for recruiting qualified and competent candidates to serve the people of Gilgit Baltistan. The recruitment process follows the guidelines and criteria set by the FPSC, and the successful candidates are assigned roles in key positions in the governance and administration of Gilgit Baltistan (GB).

Eligibility Requirements

The following are the general criteria for the combined competitive examination of GB.

Age Requirements

The minimum age requirement is 20 years and the maximum is 33 years. The upper age limit can be awarded to candidates who have rendered two continuous years of service (plus 5 years or 38 years of age).

Educational Requirement

A person having a bachelor’s degree with 2nd division is eligible to apply.


A candidate should have a minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with a grade “C” or 2nd division.

Nationality Requirement

The applicants should be citizens of Pakistan domiciled in Gilgit Baltistan.

Written Examination Process

The written examination of the Combined Competitive Examination of Gilgit Baltistan comprises “4” compulsory subjects of 600 marks with each subject carrying 150 marks, and the “2” optional subjects of 300 marks with 150 marks each. The details of the subjects are given in the following charts.

Subjects Details

Four Compulsory Subjects of 600 marks (each subject carries 150 marks):

Code No. Subject Marks
1 English General and Essay 150
2 Urdu General and Essay 150
3 Current Affairs and Pakistan 150
4 Islamic Studies OR Comparative Study of Major Religions (for non- 150 Muslims) 150

A candidate will take Two Optional Subjects of 300 marks (each subject carries 150 marks) from among the following seven groups. Only one subject can be opted from a single group:
The chart below lists the groups of optional subjects of 200 and 100 marks. A candidate can only opt for up to 200 marks subjects from a group:

Group I
Code No. Subject Marks
5 Accounting & Auditing 150
6 Economics 150
7 Computer Science 150
8 Political Science 150
9 International Relations 150
Group II
Code No. Subject Marks
10 Physics 150
11 Chemistry 150
12 Applied Mathematics 150
13 Pure Mathematics 150
14 Statistics 150
15 Geology 150

Group III
Code No. Subject Marks
16 Business Administration 150
17 Public Administration 150
18 Governance & Public Policies 150
19 Town Planning & Urban Management 150
Group IV
Code No. Subject Marks
20 History of Pakistan & India 150
21 slamic History & Culture 150
22 British History 150
23 European History 150
24 History of USA 150

Group V
Code No. Subject Marks
25 Gender Studies 150
26 Environmental Sciences 150
27 Agriculture & Forestry 150
28 Botany 150
29 Zoology 150
30 English Literature 150
31 Urdu Literature 150
Group VI
Code No. Subject Marks
32 Law 150
33 Constitutional Law 150
34 International Law 150
35 Muslim Law & Jurisprudence 150
36 Mercantile Law 150
37 Criminology 150
38 Philosophy 150

Group VII
Code No. Subject Marks
39 Journalism & Mass Communication 150
40 Psychology 150
41 Geographyy 150
42 Sociology 150
43 Anthropology 150
44 Persian 150
45 Arabic 150

Minimum Passing Marks

The qualifying standard for the written examination is 33% marks in each paper and 40% marks in aggregate. This is the minimum threshold to go further in the interview process.

Interviews / Viva Voce

The candidates who qualify the written examination will be interviewed with the purpose to assess their personal qualities, leadership traits, alertness of mind, and strengths of character in order to determine their suitability for the positions. The interview carries 300 marks and the minimum qualifying standard is 50% marks of the total interview marks (150/300).

Announcement of Final Result

The final result of the combined competitive examination is announced by the FPSC and published on its official website with the merit list containing the names of the candidates who qualify all the stages of the exam.


Finally, the combined competitive examination conducted by the FPSC to recruit the civil servants for GB is a rigorous process. The successful candidates who qualify the examination are allocated to key positions in the bureaucracy. The officers appointed through this exam serve the people of Gilgit Baltistan in key roles of governance and administration.