On the first day of the 2023 Central Superior Services (CSS) examination, the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) asked students to write an essay on “boys will be boys,” sparking a heated debate on social media.
The CSS examination is considered to be Pakistan’s topmost competitive examination, applied for by over tens of thousands of students each year. People have high expectations for the examination body and the questions it asks in the tests because of the prestige and discipline of the test and the crucial role it plays in the administration of the country’s civil service.
One of the most challenging aspects of the CSS exams is the English essay. Candidates and the public were shocked when this topic appeared as a possible answer choice on the first exam, the formidable essay.
Immediately after the exams were over, participants took to social media to discuss the improbable inclusion of the topic in the tests. The actual scenario was explained well by the tweets.
— Mian Afnan (@mian_afnan1) February 1, 2023
— 𝐒𝐔𝐏𝐄𝐑 𝐆𝐈𝐑𝐋 🇵🇰 (@Super_Girl_03) February 1, 2023
This indeed has given the girls leverage over the boys.
— Siyah (@Bajimischievous) February 1, 2023
Is the "Boys will be boys" an indirect way of getting everyone to write an essay on how our army will never change no matter what the cost? pic.twitter.com/8ejgxx82Ap
— Zainab (@Syyeda14) February 1, 2023
Boys will be Boys 🤣 pic.twitter.com/LDcDwGLYIJ
— GARRY ♠️ (@Tru_Indiann) January 13, 2023
— Dr Faryal Khan (@Drfaryalkhan) February 1, 2023
Css paper : "Boys will be Boys" pic.twitter.com/aJIy68BpBW
— Waqas Chaudhary (@AlraiWaqas) February 1, 2023
Boys will be boys gets a whole different meaning in Pakistan
— SocialPariah (@Non_graata) February 1, 2023
Welcome to 2023 in a Babu style. Imagine the brains behind CSS examinations. Have a look at the topics of Essays being given to aspirants. My fav: "Boys will be boys" Thanks God, my best friend pr essay likhnay k option nahi dia.🤣🤣🤣#CSS2023 pic.twitter.com/V0lc5vxg8K
— Abdullah Umer (@AUKL94) February 1, 2023
— Laila Afzal khan 🦋 (@Lailaafzalkhan2) February 1, 2023
Boys will be boys is actually abt the black vigo boiz, IYKYK https://t.co/To33ZBj5xH
— yelon (@ranaslander) February 1, 2023
This ‘boys will be Boys’is actually in favor of women as it targets toxic boys’ masculinity and male privilege over women.
Meanwhile, another writer in the same sense said, “Uturn by FPSC. Yet, it’s a good one. Logic and reason have overtaken ‘ratta and ritual practices. Privately run academies have become old and outdated. Well done!