Balochistan Public Service Commission Syllabus for Competitive Examination

BALOCHISTAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Samungli Road, Quetta Cantt.

SYLLABUS AND STANDARD OF COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR BALOCHISTAN CIVIL SERVICE (EXECUTIVE BRANCH) & SECTION OFFICERS PRESCRIBED BY THE GOVERNMENT UNDER THE BALOCHISTAN CIVIL SERVICE
(EXECUTIVE BRANCH) AND (SECRETARIAT SERVICE) RULES.
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1. The Examination shall include compulsory and optional subjects and every candidate shall take all the compulsory subjects and three of the optional subjects, subject to the following restrictions:

a) Not more than two subjects shall be taken from each group.

b) Not more than two subjects shall be taken from among papers 10, 11, 18, 19 and 34 (Arabic Literature Periods I & II, Islamic History Periods–I & II and Islamiat).

2. A candidate shall answer the papers in English unless otherwise directed.
3. The compulsory and optional subjects and maximum marks fixed for each subject shall be as shown in the statement below:

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COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

 

S.NO.  SUBJECT  MAXIMUM MARKS
1. English General and English Essay. 100
2. General Paper including Essay in Urdu/ Balochi/Pushto/Sindhi/ Punjabi and Brahui. 100
3. General Knowledge including Everyday Science. 100
4. Islamic & Pakistan Studies. 100
5. Viva Voce. 200

No candidate shall be summoned for viva voce test unless he had obtained at least 33 percent marks in each individual written paper and 50 percent marks in the aggregate. Five grace marks only may, however, be given to really deserving candidates in one or two papers or in the aggregate provided that such grant of grace marks shall not entitle the grantee to have a better position in the merit list than those successful candidates who have not been granted any grace marks. No candidate shall be considered to have qualified in the examination unless he also obtains at least 50 percent marks in viva voce. Failure in or absence from viva voce shall mean that the candidate has failed to qualify for appointment and his name will not be included in the merit list. The knowledge of “Islamic Studies will not apply to non-Muslim candidates”.

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OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

S.NO. SUBJECT MAXIMUM MARKS

GROUP–A

150 Marks Each

1. English Literature Period-I 1780-1832
2. English Literature Period-II 1832-1901
3. Arabic
4. Persian
5. French
6. Sanskrit
7. Latin
8. German
9. History of Urdu Literature
10. Arabic Literature Period-I
11. Arabic Literature Period-II
12. Persian Literature Period-I upto 1500 A.D.
13. Persian Literature Period-II after 1500 A.D.

GROUP–B

150 Marks Each

14. Indian History Period-I
150 Marks Each
15. Indian History Period-II
16. English History from 1714 A.D.
17. European History from 1789 A.D.
18. Islamic History Period-I
19. Islamic History Period-II

GROUP–C

150 Marks Each

20. Pure Mathematics
21. Applied Mathematics
22. Statistics

GROUP–D

150 Marks Each

23. Physics
24. Chemistry
25. Applied Chemistry
26. Botany
27. Zoology
28. Agriculture
29. Astronomy
30. Human Anatomy
31. Physiology

GROUP–E

150 Marks Each

32. Ethics & Psychology
33. Logic and Elements of Philosophy
34. Islamiat
35. Economics
36. Political Science
37. Criminal Law
38. Civil Law
39. Geography
40. International Relations
41. Commerce Comprising: (a) Industrial and Commercial Organisation (b) Industrial and Commercial Law (c) Statistics
42. Public Administration
43. Sociology
44. Social Work
45. Geology
46. Journalism/Mass Communication

NOTE: All the papers shall be of three hours duration.

4. If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible a deduction which may considerably be made on this account from the total marks secured by him.

5. Credit will be given for good English including orderly, effective, and exact expression combined with due economy of words, in all subjects of the examination and not only subject which are especially devoted to English.

6. Name of candidates who qualify shall be arranged in order of merit according to the aggregate marks obtained in the examination.

NOTE: In the event of a tie, the order of merit shall be determined in accordance with the highest marks secured in the viva voce. If the marks in the viva voce of the candidate, who tie, be equal, then the order of merit shall be decided in accordance with the highest marks obtained by such candidate in the aggregate of compulsory subjects.

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