KPK, PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Competitive Examination for the Posts of Civil Judges/Judicial Magistrates, 2009
ENGLISH GENERAL & ESSAY
Time Allowed: 03 hours Total Marks: 100
Note: Attempt all questions. All questions carry equal marks.
Q.1 Write an essay of at least 800 words on any one of the following:
1. Energy Crisis in Pakistan
2. Significance of the Rule of Law in a Democratic Society
3. Causes of Economic Crisis in Pakistan
4. Gender Inequalities
5. Significance of Provincial Autonomy in a Federal Country
6. Media and Opinion Formation
7. “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet”
8. English as an International Language
Q.2 Summarize the following text reducing it to about one-third:
One great defect of our civilization is that it does not know what to do with its knowledge. Science, as we have seen, has given us powers fit for the gods, yet we use them like small children. For example, we do not know how to manage our machines. Machines were made to be man’s servant; yet he has grown so dependent on them that they are in a fair way to become his masters. Already most men spend most of their lives looking after and waiting upon machines. And the machines are very stern masters. They must be fed with coal, and given petrol to drink, and oil to wash with, and must be kept at the right temperature. And if they do not get their meals when they expect them, they grow sulky and refuse to work. or burst with rage, and blow up, and spread ruin and destruction all round them. So we have to wait upon them very attentively and do all that we can to keep them in good temper. Already we find it difficult either to work or play without the machines, and a time may come when they will rule us altogether, just as we rule the animals.
Q.3 Select any five pairs of words to construct suitable sentences. Clear distinction between the meanings should be revealed in the sentences.
council, counsel; economic, economical; morning. mourning; president, precedent; brake, break; affect, effect: cite, site; principal, principle; dairy, diary; root, route
Q.4 Select any five of the following idiomatic expressions and illustrate their meanings by constricting sentences:
go to the dogs, a dark horse, a white elephant, the lion’s share, keep an eye on, put one’s foot down, in a nutshell, black and white, break the ice, storm in a tea cup