English Punjab PMS Paper 2012

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION
FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS OF
PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC 2012

ENGLISH (COMPOSITION)

TIME ALLOWED: 3 HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100

Q.1: Write a composition using the following opening sentence (500-1000 words) (30)

Immediately, the door seemed to move nearer and she realized that …..

Q.2: Explain the meaning of FIVE of the following expressions and use them in sentences: (10)

Q.3: Make a Précis of the following passage and give it a suitable title: (30)

I know that some people say the idea of a Law of Nature or decent behavior known to all men is unsound, because different civilizations and different ages have had quite different moralities. But they haven’t. They have only had slightly different moralities. Just think what a quite different morality would mean. Think of a country where people were admired for running away in a bank, or where a man felt proud for double crossing all the people who had been kindest to him. You might tint as well try to imagine a country where two and two made five. Men have differed as regards what people you ought to be unselfish to—whether it was only your own family, or your fellow countrymen, or everyone. But they have always agreed that you ought not to put yourself first. Selfishness has never been admired. We believe in the Law of Nature. If we don’t believe in decent behavior, why should we be so anxious to make excuses for not having behaved decently? The truth is, we believe in decency so much—we feel the Rule of Law pressing on us so—that we can’t bear to face the fact that we are breaking it, and consequently we try to shift the responsibility. For you notice that it is only for our bad behavior that we find all these explanations. We put our bad temper down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.

Q.4: Translate the following passage into idiomatic English: (20)

آج کل اس نفسانفسی کے دور میں ہر کوئ اپنا اُلو سیدھا کرتا ہے۔ کوئ کسی کی پرواہ نہیں کرتا۔ نہ کسی کے دل میں سچا پیار ہے نہ خلوص۔ اخلاقی اقدار زوال پذیر ہیں۔ ہم نہ صرف انسانوں سے مطلب مرستی برتتے ہیں بلکہ اپنے مُلک سے بھی۔ کیا ہم سب نے مِل کر سوچا ہے کہ اس مُلک میں جہاں کبھی پیار کے شادیانے بجتے تھے اب دہشت گردی کا سماں ہے۔ لیکن ابھی بھی کچھ نہیں بگڑا۔ اگر ہم پاکستان سے سچی محبت کریں اور اپنے گریبان میں جھانکیں تو ہم خود ہی اپنی کئی خامیاں دور کرسکتے ہیں ہم سب ہی کل کے معمار ہیں۔ ہمیں فرقہ پرستی غربت وامارت اور ادنیٰ و اعلیٰ کے فرق کو مٹا دینا چاہیے ہمیں یک جان ہو کر اس مُلک کا مستقبل سنوارنا ہے۔ دُعا کریں کہ اس مُلک و قوم کا ہر فرد متحد ہو کر اس مُلک کی فکر کرنا شروع کردے کیونکہ زندہ ہے پاکستان تو ہم سب زندہ ہیں۔

Q.5 Write a paragraph on any ONE of the following (10)

(a) Rehabilitation of the Flood Victims

(b) Global Warming

(c ) Economic Repercussions of Tsunami in Japan

(d) Punctuality


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