English Punjab PMS Paper 2009

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMBINED COMPETITIVIE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO
THE POSTS OF PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE. ETC. – 2009
PAPER ON : ENGLISH (SUBJECTIVE)

TIME ALLOWED : THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100

Q1 Write a composition using the following opening sentence. (500 – 1000 words) (30)
… Akbar tried to run away as fast as he could terrified lest he may be caught rod-handed…

Q2 Explain the meaning of FIVE of the following expressions and use them in sentences : (10)
(i) snake in the grass (ii) look forward to (iii) cut a sorry figure (iv) an art buff (v) ab initio (vi) come down hard on (vii) bring to book (viii) yellow journalism

OR

Construct sentences to distinguish the meanings of any FIVE of the following pairs of words (No credit will be given to single correct sentence)
(i) devolution, devaluation (ii) beside, besides (iii) special, spatial (iv) affect, effect (v) allusion, illusion (vi) ensure, insure (vii) elicit, illicit (viii) we, wee

Q3 Make a precis of the following passage and give it a suitable title: (30)

Our instinctive apparatus consists of two parts — the one tending to further our own life and that of our descendants, the other tending to thwart the lives of supposed rivals. The first includes the joy of life, and love and on. which is psychologically an offshoot of love. The second includes competition. patriotism and war Conventional morality does everything to suppress the first and encourage the second. True morality would be the exact opposite. Our dealings with those whom we love may be safely left to instinct; it is our dealings with those whom we hate that ought to be brought under the dominion of reason In the modem world, those whom we effectively hate are distant groups, especially foreign nations We conceive them abstractly. and deceive ourselves into the belief that acts which are really embodiments of hatred are done from love of Justice or some such lofty motive. Only a large measure of skepticism can tear away the veils which hide this truth from us. Having achieved that. we could begin to build a new morality, not based on envy and restriction, but on the wish for a full life and the realization that other human beings are a help and not a hindrance when once the madness of envy has been cured. This is no impossibly austere morality yet its adoption would turn our earth into a paradise

Q4 Translate the following passage into English:

بڑے آدمی میں وہی عام، سادہ اور چھوٹی چھوٹی خوبیاں ہوتی ہیں جن پر ہر شخص کا اختیار ہوتا ہے۔ فرق صرف اتنا ہے کہ عام آدمی میں یہ خوبیاں ہوتی ہیں اور خاص آدمیوں میں ان خوبیوں کی روح اور ان کا جوہر ہوتا ہے۔ قایدِ اعظم کی جانی پہچانی ذات میں کویی بات ایسی نہ تھی جو سمجھ میں نہ آے۔ شخصیت کے اعتبار سے وہ ایک سیدھے سادے آدمی تھے۔ ان کی خاص خاص خوبیوں کی فہرست کچھ یوں بنے گی: عزم، عمل، دیانت، خطابت اور خودداری۔

Q5 Write a paragraph on any ONE of the following: (10)
(i) Boredom (ii) WTO (iii) Interior Designing (iv) Poverty (v) Courtesy


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