CSS 2023 test paper sparks heated debate on social media
Here is why #boyswillbeboys trending on Twitter timeline!
CSS 2023 test paper has sparked a heated debate on social media!
It all started after the English test paper of the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) was shared on social media.
It emerges that Pakistan’s topmost competitive examination paper of the 2023 Central Superior Services (CSS) examination, asked students to write an essay on “boys will be boys”.
And now you know why hashtag #boyswillbeboys is trending on the Twitter timeline!
The English comprehensive essay writing question is worth 100 marks for having 2500 to 3000 words.
The assessment is considered to be an elite examination and those who appear for the Federal Public Service Commission test spend months or sometimes years in preparation.
But this year’s topic has left everyone quite amazed, boys will be boys! and what about girls? or the person who set the test paper was Dua Lipa fan.
The topic has left the netizens visibly divided!
عشق کے ستم سہنے کے بعد فاضل— 𝐒𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐥 𝐁𝐮𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢 🇵🇰 (@FazilBukhari5) February 1, 2023
ہم نے کفن باندھا اور CSS کرنے نکلے!
FPSC Examiner: "Boys will be boys."
A lot of people are criticising “Boys will be boys”. I believe, it’s a good topic to see how critical one can be. The personality of the candidate has misogynist traits or not. You can easily get a lot of idea of the person if one starts speaking on this. #CSSEssay2023 pic.twitter.com/0FgC7nvkPc— Danyal Sandeelo (@DanyalSandeelo) February 1, 2023
Why does the FPSC assess candidates on essays written on topics suitable for 5th grade students?!?— Salahuddin Ahmed (@SalAhmedPK) February 1, 2023
“A friend walks in when everyone else walks out”
“Boys will be boys”
🤯 No wonder standards in our bureaucracy are plummeting. https://t.co/KtoWGjakZb
Aspirants were preparing all the topics related to domestic and international issues.— Jamshaid Munir Sandhu (@JamshaidMsandhu) February 1, 2023
Meanwhile FPSC examiner: Boys will be boys. 😂#css2023 #fpsc pic.twitter.com/nLbuh3tatW
Aspirants are working hard on preparing thematic essays— SidraSattar (@SidrasattarO) February 1, 2023
Meanwhile FPSC: boys will be boys pic.twitter.com/3DsYFpZdy5
I feel the topics are alright assuming the examiners are assessing them on writing skills not on how traditional or Islamic the applicants response is. "The boys will be boys" topic can help you weed out the traditional patriarchal types from the crowd.— Ehsanullah Khan Jadoon (@Ehsanul09159573) February 1, 2023
Don’t know why ‘CSS mentors’ are losing their minds over this essay paper in general & topic number 10 in particular. It’s quite a balanced paper warranting critical thinking & expository skills.— Atiq Flamboyant (@etza07) February 1, 2023
‘Boys will be boys’ needs deconstruction from feminist perspective. pic.twitter.com/55TXWsAvee