FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2011
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
(PART-I MCQs) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 20
(PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 80
NOTE: (i) First attempt PART-I (MCQs) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.
(PART-I MCQs) (COMPULSORY)
Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (1 x 20=20)
(i) “Creative Evolution” is written by:
(a) Kant (b) Bergson (c) Hegel (d) None of these
(ii) “Critique of Pure Reason” is the work of:
(a) Bergson (b) Hume (c) Kant (d) None of these
(iii) _____ is the founder of Modern Philosophy.
(a) Descartes (b) Spinoza (c) Leibniz (d) None of these
(iv) “The Republic” is authored by:
(a) Aristotle (b) Plato (c) Socrates (d) None of these
(v) Al Radd-ul-Mantaqeen is written by:
(a) Al-ghazali (b) Ibn-i-Taimiya (c) Ibn Rushd (d) None of these
(vi) Karl Marx is famous for his work:
(a) Das Capital (b) Creative Evolution (c) Critique of Pure Reason (d) None of these
(vii) Al-Nijat and Al-Isharat are the works of:
(a) Ibn-i-Sina (b) Al-Ghazali (c) Al-Farabi (d) None of these
(viii) Ibn Rushd wrote a book as an answer to al-Ghazali’s Tahafut, name it.
(a) Hujjatullah al Baligha (b) Tuhfat-ul-Tahafat (c) The Muqaddama (d) None of these
(ix) Wahdat-ul-Wajud is the doctrine of:
(a) Ibn-ul-Fareed (b) Ibn-ul-Arabi (c) Maulana Rumi (d) None of these
(x) Who is famous for his ‘Illuminative’ or ‘Isharqi Sufism’?
(a) Ibn-ul-Arabi (b) Ibn-ul-Fareed
(c) Shahabuddin Suharawardy Maqtool (d) None of these
(xi) Who is the founder of Philosophy of History?
(a) Ibn-i-Sina (b) Al-Kindi (c) Ibn-i-Khaldun (d) None of these
(xii) Who was the first to translate the Quran in Persian in the Sub-Continent?
(a) Shah Abdul Qadir (b) Syed Ahmed Shaheed (c) Shahwaliullah (d) None of these
(xiii) The word “Mutazilites” is derived from the Arabic word.
(a) Ihtisal (b) Itizal (c) Istidlal (d) None of these
(xiv) Abu Musa was the founder of the Kalamist thought of the:
(a) Mutazilites (b) Qadarites (c) Asharites (d) None of these
(xv) Amr Ibn Ubaid and Wasil Ibn Ata were the pupils of:
(a) Al-Ghazali (b) Imam Hasan Basri (c) Imam Ibn-i-Taimiya (d) None of these
(xvi) Kant is famous for his critiques. Which one is the most important?
(a) Critique of Pure Reason (b) Critique of Pure Practical Reason
(c) Critique of Practical Reason (d) None of these
(xvii) Empiricism is a Philosophical school of thought originated in:
(a) America (b) Britain (c) Germany (d) None of these
(xviii) The founder of Modern Philosophy was:
(a) Spinaza (b) Hume (c) Descartes (d) None of these
(xix) Who said, “Knowledge is virtue”?
(a) Plato (b) Democitus (c) Socrates (d) None of these
(xx) Ibn ul Arabi is famous for his Sufism based on the idea of:
(a) Wahdat-ul-Wajood (b) Wahdat-ul-Shahood (c) Amr bil Maroof (d) None of these
NOTE:(i) PART-II is to be attempted on separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.
Q.2. Critically examine the Rationalist Idealism of Hegel. (20)
Q.3. Discuss Ibn-i-Sina’s theory of Being and his views of Psychology. (20)
Q.4. Discuss the four postulates of Ethics formulated by Immanual Kant. (20)
Q.5. Discuss the three main points of Al-Ghazali’s criticism of the Rationalist in the Tahafatul Falasafah. (20)
Q.6. Compare the views of the Mutazilites and Asharites about the following:
(a) Existence of God, and the relations of His Essence and Attributes. (7) (b) Origin of the Quran (7) (c) Freedom of the Will. (6)
Q.7. Discuss Iqbal’s Theory of knowledge as expounded in the Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. (20)
Q.8. Write short notes on ANY FOUR of the following: (5 x 4 = 20)
(i) Elan Vitale (ii) Irtifaqat (iii) Pragmatism (iv) Sufism (v) Karl Marx (vi) Logical Positivism