FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POST
IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 1979
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, PAPER – I EVERYDAY SCIENCE
Time Allowed: 2 Hours Maximum Marks: 50
Section – I
1. Define any Five of the following terms:
(a) Allotropy (b) Calorie (c) Chain Reaction (d) Horse Power (e) Osmosis (f) Television (g) Heavy Water (h) Photosynthesis
2. Answer any Four of the following questions. All question carry equal marks:
(1) How do birds navigate over great distances? Describe
(i) What is “Mimicry in Biology”
(ili) Chromosomes and Genes
(iv) Describe Proteins and their functions.
(v) Functions of Kidney
(vi) Briefly describe following diseases and their prevention:
(a) Typhoid (b) Plague (c) Malaria
Section – III
3. Attempt any Five of the following questions. All questions carry equal marks:
(i) Describe the difference between and Acid, and Alkali and a Salt.
(ii) Name Cement Factories in Pakistan. Describe briefly how Cement is manufactured.
(ii) Explain the principle of Satellite Telecommunication System.
(iv) How electricity is measured?
(v) How are electric meters read?
(vi) How do computers compute?
(vii) Why do days and nights change in length from season to season.
(vii) Define — Earth, Venus, Mercury and Mars.