PPSC New Outlines of Compulsory Subjects for PMS 2016

PPSC New Outlines of Compulsory Subjects for PMS 2016

S.NO.

PAPER/SUBJECT

NUMBER/MARKS
1.
English Essay

100 Marks

a. Candidates would be required to write an essay in English of
about 1500 words. A wide choice of topics will be given in the
question paper. The topics may include those on issues related
to  education,  economy,  foreign  policy,  governance,  human
rights,  constitution,  law  &  order  and  other  socio-economic
issues related to Pakistan and topics of general nature.
b. The candidates are expected to reflect a clear understanding
of   the   topic,   conceptual   clarity   and   logical   reasoning.
Candidate’s articulation, expression and correct use of English
language will be examined.
2.
English (Precis, Comprehension & Translation)

100 Marks

a.  English   Precis   and   Comprehension:
The examination  will  essentially  test  the  ability  of  the
candidates  to  handle  precis  writing,  comprehension,
syntax, translation, grammar, vocabulary etc.
(1)
Precis Writing: A passage of generic nature with
enough room for compression shall be given for
writing a precis and suggesting a suitable topic.

(2)
Comprehension:  A  carefully  selected  passage,
which is rich in substance but not specific to any
discipline,   shall   be   given   followed   by   five
questions  requiring  answers  from  the  passage itself.
(3)
Grammar & Vocabulary: Questions relating to
correct  usage  of  tense,  articles,  prepositions,
conjunctions, punctuations, verbs shall be given.
(4)
Sentence Correction: Sentences may be given,
each having a flaw in grammar, punctuations or
use of capitals. Candidates shall be expected to
correct   them   without   making   unnecessary
alterations.
(5)
Grouping of Words & Pair of Words: Words,
chosen randomly, may be given that need to be
grouped by candidates in pairs having similar or
opposite meaning, use of idioms and proverbs as
may be clearly directed in the question, antonyms, synonyms, etc.

b.  Translation: A short passage in Urdu that may contain
figurative or idiomatic expressions, shall be given for an
accurate translation into English.

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3.
Urdu (Essay, Precis, Comprehension & Translation)
100 Marks

a. Candidates would be required to write an essay in Urdu of
about 1000 words. A wide choice of topics will be given in the
question paper. The topics may include those on issues related
to  education,  economy,  foreign  policy,  governance,  human
rights,  constitution,  law  &  order  and  other  socio-economic
issues related to Pakistan and topics of general nature.
b. The candidates are expected to reflect a clear understanding
of   the   topic,   conceptual   clarity   and   logical   reasoning.
Candidate’s  articulation,  expression  and  correct  use  of  Urdu
language will be examined.

c. Urdu Precis and Comprehension: The examination will
essentially test the ability of the candidates to handle precis
writing,   comprehension,   syntax,   translation,   grammar,
vocabulary, etc.
(1)
Precis Writing: A passage of generic nature with
enough room for compression shall be given for
writing a precis and suggesting a suitable topic.
(2)
Comprehension:  A  carefully  selected  passage,
which is rich in substance but not specific to any
discipline,   shall   be   given   followed   by   five
questions  requiring  answers  from  the  passage itself.
(3)
Grammar & Vocabulary: Questions relating to
correct  usage  of  tense,  articles,  prepositions,
conjunctions, punctuations, verbs shall be given.
(4)
Sentence Correction: Sentences may be given,
each having a flaw in grammar, punctuations or
use of capitals. Candidates shall be expected to
correct   them   without   making   unnecessary alterations.
(5)
Grouping of Words & Pair of Words: Words,
chosen randomly, may be given that need to be
grouped by candidates in pairs having similar or
opposite meaning, use of idioms and proverbs as
may be clearly directed in the question, antonyms,
synonyms, etc.

d. Translation: A short passage in English that may contain
figurative  or  idiomatic  expressions,  shall  be  given  for  an
accurate translation into Urdu.
4.
Islamic Studies (Combination of Both Subjective &
100 Marks

Objective)

For Non-Muslim Candidates Ethics (Combination of

both Subjective & Objective)

a.  Islamic Studies:
(1)
Introduction  to  Islam:
Advent  of  Islam,
Fundamentals   of   Islam,  Concepts   and   their
Importance,  Deen  and  its  religious  impact  on
individual and society; spiritual, moral and social
impact.  Basic  Beliefs,  Amar  Bilmaroof  and  Nahi anil Munkir.
(2)
Seerat-un-Nabi:  Prophet  Muhammad  (PBUH)
as   a   Messenger,   Reformer,   Administrator,
Educator,  Diplomat,  Statesman,  Military  Leader etc.

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(3)      Early Islamic History upto Khulfa-e-Rashideen

(4)      Human Rights in Islam

Including Status of Women, Rights of Minorities.

(5)      Islam and the World: Impact on the West and vice versa; Role in the modern world; Contemporary challenges for the Muslim world and Muslim minorities in the world.

(6)      Islamic Code of Life: Salient features of Islamic socio-political and economic system, judicial system and administrative system; Ijtihad & its forms.

(7)      Ethics for Non-Muslims

(i)       Religions of the World-Revealed & Non-Revealed.

(ii)       Important Religious Books

(iii)       Contribution of Religions in Development of Societies.

(iv)    Ethics & Morality.

(v)      Human Rights and Obligations.

(vi)   Commonality in Religions.

(vii )  Revelation

5.
Pakistan Studies (Combination of Both Subjective &
100 Marks

Objective
a.
Muslim  rule  in  the  sub-continent  and  its  down  fall.
Muslim renaissance,reform and educational movements.  Pakistan  Movement;  Role  of  Sir  Syed Ahmad  Khan,  Allama  Iqbal  and  Quaid-e-Azam  in  the making of Pakistan.
b.
Land  and  People  of  Pakistan.  Geography,  Society,

Culture,   Natural   Resources,   Agriculture,   Industry,

Education.
c.
Pakistan and the changing regional scenario.
d.
Pakistan’s   nuclear   programme   and   international concerns.
e.
Regional Cooperation including SAARC, ECO, SCO and the role of Pakistan.
f.
Socio-economic challenges and opportunities in Pakistan.
g.
National security dynamics and challenges for Pakistan.
h.
Pakistan and the United Nations.
i.
Pakistan   and   important   global   issues,   including
Palestine,  growing  extremism  and  militancy,  war  on terror etc.

J         Constitutional history of Pakistan.

k.      Political evolution since 1971.

l.        Foreign Policy of Pakistan, Pakistan & its Neighbors, Super Powers, the Islamic Block and the European Union.

m.   Evolution of democracy and democratic institutions in Pakistan.

n.      Kashmir Dispute.

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o.     Situation in Afghanistan since 1979 and its impact on Pakistan.

p.     Pakistan’s energy problems, their economic impact and prospects for the future.

q.      Socio-economic, problems of Pakistan and strategies to deal with issues related to poverty, education, health, sanitation, empowerment of women and human rights.

r.       1973 Constitution, Constitutional amendments and important Constitutional cases.

s.      Governance issues in Pakistan, accountability, transparency, Fundamental Rights, Women empowerment, Sustainable developments goals etc.

6.
General Knowledge (Objective)
100 Marks

a.     Current Affairs: Candidates are expected to have updated knowledge of the current events, issues and developments. They are also expected to know the necessary historical perspective needed to understand these events. Candidates shall be examined in the following areas:

(1)        Pakistan’s economic, social and political issues, regional disparities, water scarcity, Cyber laws.

(2)        Pakistan’s relations with the neighbours.

(3)        Pakistan’s relations with the Muslim world.

(4)        Pakistan and the UN, European Union and regional organizations (ECO,SAARC, SCO, ASEAN and ARF)

(5)        Pakistan’s  relations  with  the  US,  China,  EU  and

Russia.

(6)        Global Issues like: international peace and security; economy, human rights; terrorism; food security, energy security; global warming; Nuclear issues including proliferation and security; international trade, trade regimes, Sustainable Development Goals; etc.

(7)        Relations with India, including Kashmir dispute.

(8)        Middle East  and South West Asia issues.

(9)        Prominent personalities, opinion makers, NGOs, INGOs , Non-State Actors etc.

(10)    Globalization.

(11)    Evolving Socio-economic and Political situation in Pakistan and the world, important events.

(12)    Sports, Music, Culture, Literature. b. Physical Sciences:

(1)        Basic information on the solar system, galaxies and the universe and knowledge of common terms used in astronomy.

(2)        Natural hazards and disasters e.g. earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis etc. and disaster risk management.

(3)        Energy sources, both fossil fuels and renewable sources and their sustainable use.

(4)        Basics of Physics and Chemistry including atomic structures, chemical bondings, radiations, laws and Principles of Physics.

(5)        Materials, chemicals and their properties.

(6)        Minerals and their mining.

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c.         Biological Sciences:

(1)        Fundamentals of life forms e.g. cell structure, nucleus.

(2)        Bio-molecular structures like proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, enzymes etc. and their functions/properties.

(3)        Plant and animal life.

(4)        Human body, its parts, organs and their functions.

(5)        Common diseases, their causes, symptoms and treatment; vitamins, their sources and functions; vaccines, etc.

d.         Environment Studies:

(1)        Eco-system, Biodiversity, climate change, water cycle, biosphere, rock types.

(2)        Atmospheric pollution, its types, sources, effects, Ozone depletion; Greenhouse effects, CFCs etc.

(3)        International Conventions/Regimes on Climate Change, Biodiversity, Wetlands, Desertification, Carbon Credits etc. and ongoing negotiations on Environment.

(4)        Water pollution types, sources, effects remedies; sustainable use of water; recycling; waste management.

e.       Food Sciences:

(1)        Diet and essential compounds for health.

(2)        Quality of food, preservation, problems relating to deterioration of fruits and vegetables; adulterations.

(3)        Food security, global issues concerning hunger etc.

f.       Computer Science & Information Technology:

(1)        Fundamentals of hardware and software.

(2)        Data processing, knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Power Point.

(3)        Networking, e-mails, social media.

(4)        Basics of telecommunication including GPS, Fiber Optics etc.

g.     Basic Mathematics:

(1)        Quantitative reasoning and problem solving.

(2)        Basic Arithmetics, Algebra, Geometry; problems relating to averages, ratios, percentages, geometric figures; sets; equations; areas of figures etc.

(3)        Logical reasoning and analytical reasoning through problem solving, number series, analogies, relationships, etc.

(4)        Mental Mathematics.

(5)        Arithmetical Problems relating to time and work, distance and speed, age, directions etc.

(6)     Basic statistics.

h.     General:

(1)        Famous scientists and their claim to fame.

(2)        Famous inventions, discoveries, scientific laws, theories and postulates.

(3)        Units and instruments of measurement.

PPSC New Outlines of Compulsory Subjects for PMS 2016