FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION – 2018
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MAJOR RELIGIONS (FOR NON MUSLIMS)
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART-I(MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART-I (MCQS) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART-II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80
NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q.Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the question will not be considered.
Q. No. 2. Person of Jesus Christ is central in Christian faith. Elaborate its significance with brief early development and highlight the modern debate of the ‘historical quest of Jesus’ in this regard. (20)
Q. No. 3. There are several methodologies for the study of religions in the west. Which inspires you the most and why? Write about this methodology, its important figures and important works on it. (20)
Q. No. 4. How Atman is the basis of Morality in Hinduism. Explain it in the light of Vedas and Bhagavad Gita, and what kind of moral values it does generate. (20)
Q. No. 5. Discuss the challenges faced by Jews in the middle ages and critically evaluate reinterpretation of Jewish religious thought by Saadiah Gaon and Moses Maimonides as a response to that. (20)
Q. No. 6. One of the sources of Christian theology is reason. Discuss and evaluate the role of reason and its relationship with revelation which it had in various historical phases of Christian thought. (20)
Q. No. 7. How does Buddha look on permanent Self, Atman, or idea of “I”? How does dukkha arise and how can it be eliminated? (20)
Q. No. 8. There are exemplary and significant teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) for the underprivileged segments, socially or economically, of the society which can help in bringing harmony in the society. Write a comprehensive note on it and how is it applicable in today’s modern world in your opinion. (20)