International Relations CSS Paper 2014
FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2014
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
(PART-I MCQs) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 20
(PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES 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) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q. Paper.
(iv) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(v) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.
Q. No. 2. Discuss evolution and development of the discipline of International Relations; define (20) the dominant factors responsible for and explain their role in the post-cold war era.
Q. No. 3. Explain the concept of Balance of Power in international relations and evaluate its (20) relevance after the demise of Soviet Russia.
Q. No. 4. Critically evaluate the joining of Western Alliances (SEATO & CENTO) by Pakistan (20) and explain its political, economic and strategic consequences for the state’s policy.
Q. No. 5. Do you believe that Diplomacy is the ultimate way to resolve international disputes? (20) What diplomatic means are significant to realize that goal in general and Pakistan-India in particular?
Q. No. 6. Define the term Globalization. Do you believe its prospects are threatened because of (20) the current economic crises in general and third world economies in particular?
Q. No. 7. Do you support the argument that Iran-US nuclear deal will bring a new wave of (20) instability in the region and can also cause serious implications for global non-proliferation regime?
Q. No. 8. Do you agree that the post-Cold War international scenario has generated more (20) constraints than opportunities for Pakistan’s foreign policy? If so, what are those? Suggest measures enabling Pakistan to face the ‘new challenges’.