–FPSC submits annual report to parliament, conveys examiners’ demand to hold preliminary screening test–Report highlights insufficient pass percentage, persistent failure in English, vacant posts, expansion of universitiesISLAMABAD: The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has proposed to hold a screening test or preliminary examination prior to the written exam of Central Service Services (CSS). NEED FOR PRELIMINARY SCREENING TEST:The number of applicants for the competitive examinations is continuously on the rise. There has been a persistent demand from all quarters, including the examiners, to hold a preliminary screening test. India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka among other SAARC countries are already holding screening tests before the main examination. Irrespective of the number of those who failed the exam, the commission does not comprise on quality and standards.