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    CSS Compulsory Subjects Past Paper-2015

    CSS Past Papers-2015

    Compulsory Subjects’ Past Papers

    English Essay Paper-2015

    1: The War on terror has contributed to the growing abuse of human rights

    2: Anticipation is often greater than realization

    3: Punctuality is virtue of bored

    4: The introduction of new digital technologies has radically altered identities

    5: In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to is level of incompetence

    6: I disapprove what you say, but I defend to death your right to say

    7: Luxury predecessors becomes the necessity of successors

    8: When life throws you lemons , make lemonade

    9: Govt Should eliminate subsidies and incentives for manufacturers and consumers of electric cars as they are costly and do not do enough to protect environment

    10: Labor saving devices are more troublesome than they worth

    ENGLISH (Précis and Composition)

    (PART-I MCQs) 30 MINUTES____________ MAX. MARKS:20
    (PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES______MAX.MARKS:80

    Q.2. Make précis of the following text and suggest a suitable title. (20)
    In studding the breakdowns of civilizations, the writer has subscribed to the conclusion – no new discovery! – that war has proved to have been the proximate cause of the breakdown of every civilization which is known for certain to have broken down, in so far as it has been possible to analyze the nature of these breakdowns and to account for their occurrence. Like other evils war has no insidious way of appearing not intolerable until it has secured such a stranglehold upon the lives of its addicts that they no longer have the power to escape from its grip when its deadlines has become manifest. In the early stages of civilization’s growth, the cost of wars in suffering and destruction might seem to be exceeded by the benefits occurring from the wining of wealth and power and the cultivation of the “military virtues” ; and, in this phase of history, states have often found themselves able to indulge in war with one another with something like impunity even for the defeated party. War does not begin to reveal its malignity till the war making society has begun to increase its economic ability to exploit physical nature and its political ability to organize manpower; but, as soon as this happens, the god of war to which the growing society has long since been dedicated proves himself a Moloch by devouring an ever larger share of the increasing fruits of man’s industry and intelligence in the process of taking an ever larger toll of life and happiness; and, when the society’s growth in efficiency reaches a point at which it becomes capable of mobilizing a lethal quantum of its energies and resources for military use then war reveals itself as being a cancer which is bound to prove fatal to its victim unless he can cut it out and cast it from him, since its malignant tissues have now learnt to grow faster that the healthy tissues on which they feed.
    In the past when this danger-point in the history of the relations between war and civilization has been reached and recognized, serious efforts have sometimes been made to get rid of war in time to save society, and these endeavours have been apt to take one or other of two alternative directions. Salvation cannot, of course, be sought anywhere except in the working of the consciences of individual human beings; but individuals have a choice between trying to achieve their aims through direct action as private citizens and trying to achieve then through indirect action as citizen of states. Personal refusal to lend himself in any way to any war waged by his state for any purpose and in any circumstances is a line of attack against the institution of war that is likely to appeal to an ardent and self-sacrificing nature; by comparison, the alternative peace strategy of seeking to persuade and accustom governments to combine in jointly resisting aggression when it comes and in trying to remove its stimuli before hand may seem a circuitous and unheroic line of attack on the problem. Yet experience up to date indicates unmistakably, in the present writer’s opinion, that the second of these two hard roads is by far the more promising.

    Q.3. Read the following text carefully and answer the questions below: (20)
    Experience has quite definitely shown that some reasons for holding a belief are much more likely to be justified by the event then others. It might naturally be supposed, for instance, that the best of all reasons for a belief was a strong conviction of certainty accompanying the belief. Experience, however, shows that this is not so, and that as a matter of fact, conviction by itself is more likely to mislead than it is to guarantee truth. On the other hand, lack of assurance and persistent hesitation to come to any belief whatever are an equally poor guarantee that the few beliefs which are arrived at are sound. Experience also shows that assertion, however long continued, although it is unfortunately with many people an effective enough means of inducing belief, is not an any way a ground for holding it.
    The method which has proved effective, as a matter of actual fact, in providing of firm foundation for belief wherever it has been capable of application, is what is usually called the scientific method. I firmly believe that the scientific method, although slow and never claiming to lead to complete truth, is the only method which in the long run will give satisfactory foundations for beliefs. It consists in demanding facts as the only basis for conclusions, and inconsistently and continuously testing any conclusions which may have been reached, against the test of new facts and, wherever possible, by the crucial test of experiment. It consists also in full publication of the evidence on which conclusions are based, so that other workers may be assisted in new researchers, or enabled to develop their own interpretations and arrive at possibly very different conclusions.
    There are, however, all sorts of occasions on which the scientific method is not applicable. That method involves slow testing, frequent suspension of judgment, restricted conclusions. The exigencies of everyday life, on the other hand, often make it necessary to act on a hasty balancing of admittedly incomplete evidence, to take immediate action, and to draw conclusions in advance of evidence. It is also true that such action will always be necessary, and necessary in respect of ever larger issues; and this inspite of the fact that one of the most important trends of civilization is to remove sphere after sphere of life out of the domain of such intuitive judgment into the domain of rigid calculation based on science. It is here that belief pays its most important role. When we cannot be certain, we must proceed in part by faith-faith not only in the validity of our own capacity of making judgments, but also in the existence of certain other realities, pre-eminently moral and spiritual realities. It has been said that faith consists in acting always on the nobler hypothesis; and though this definition is a trifle rhetorical, it embodies a seed of real truth.
    Answer briefly in your own words the following questions:
    1. Give the meaning of the underlined phrases as they are used in the passage. (04)
    2. What justification does the author claim for his belief in the scientific method? (04)
    3. Do you gather from the passage that conclusions reached by the scientific method should we considered final? Give reasons for your answer. (04)
    4. In what circumstances, according to the author, is it necessary to abandon the scientific method? (04)
    5. How does the basis of “intuitive judgment” differ from the scientific decision? (04)

    Q.4. Write a comprehensive note (250 – 300 words) on any ONE of the following topics: (20)
    (i) Education should be for life, not for livelihood
    (ii) The art of being tactful
    (iii) Human nature is seen at its best adversity
    (iv) Spare the rod and spoil the child

    Q.5. (a) Use only Five of the following in sentences which illustrate their meaning (Extra attempt shall not be considered). (05)
    (i) Itching palm
    (ii) The primrose path
    (iii) Break one’s fall
    (iv) Wash one’s hands of
    (v) To become reconcile to
    (vi) To militate against
    (vii) To be cognizant of
    (viii) Wages of sin

    (b) Explain the difference between the following word pairs by defining each word. (Do only five) (05)
    (i) Plaintiff, plaintive
    (ii) Valet, varlet
    (iii) Monitor, mentor
    (iv) Complacent, complaisant
    (v) Penitence, penance
    (vi) Crevice, crevasse
    (vii) Beneficent, beneficial

    Q.6. (a) Correct only Five of the following sentences: (05)
    (i) Have either of you seen my pen?
    (ii) On attempting to restore the picture to its original condition, almost irreparable change was discovered.
    (iii) The child is the prettiest of the two.
    (iv) I was annoyed arriving late, also his rather insolent manner put me out of temper.
    (v) He is anxious not only to acquire knowledge, but also eager to display it.
    (vi) If he was here now, we should have no difficulty.
    (vii) Due to unforeseen environments, we shall have to leave early.
    (viii) People have and still do disagree on this matter.

    (b) Rewrite One of the following passages, converting what is in direct speech into indirect, and what is in indirect speech into direct. (05)
    (i) Just as we came inside of the valley Jamil met us,--“yes, the valley is all very fine, but do you know there is nothing to eat?”
    “Nonsense; we can eat anything here.”
    “Well, the brown bread’s two months old, and there’s nothing else but potatoes.”
    “There must be milk anyhow.”
    “Yes, there was milk, he supposed.”
    (ii) Miss Andleeb said she thought English food was lovely, and that she was preparing a questionnaire to be circulated to the students of the university, with the view to finding out their eating preferences.
    “But the students won’t fill a questionnaire,” said Miriam.
    “Won’t fill up questionnaire?” cried Miss Andleeb, taken aback.
    “No”, said Miriam, “they won’t. As a nation we are not, questionnaire-conscious.”
    “Well, that’s too bad,” said Miss Andaleeb.

    Islamiat Paper 2015

    2: Explain concept & structure of Muslim Ummah and give suggestions for its revival.

    3: What is differnce between Jihad and Fasaad? Discuss the possibility of practical application of Quranic concept of Jihad in current international scenario.

    4: The entire faith in Prophethood is unacceptable without faith in finality of the Prophethood. Discuss in the light of Quran & Sunnah.

    5: Highlight the importance of Zakaat and prove that economic stability of a society can be ensured through its effective implementation.

    6: Write a comprehensive note on the importance of sunnah in interpretation and legislation.

    7: Argue for supremacy of "Wahi" as the solution of human problems against other sources of knowledge.

    8: Stability of modern society depends upon a strong family system in the light of islamic principles. Discuss

    9: Give comparison of Islamic Ideology and modern Western thought about the present trends of individuality.

    Pakistan Affairs Paper-2015

    1: "Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was in no way pro-British." Agree or disagree, answer with arguments.

    2:"It was over-reaction of Hindus to the partition of the Bengal in 1905 that widened the gulf between Muslims and Hindus". Comment

    3: Khilafat Movement was emotional movement". Discuss

    4: Separation of East Pakistan, though a tragic part of history of Pakistan, was not the negation of Two nation theory". Comment

    5: Briefly discuss the main features of the cultural heritage of Pakistan.

    6: Was Islamization during Zia Era a need of the time, or was it Political propaganda?

    7: Critically evaluate the role of Pakistan in "The War on Terror".

    Current Affairs Paper-2015

    Q.2 Since 1970 every election was accused of rigging , what electoral reforms you will suggest to improve the electoral system of Pakistan? (20)
    Q.3 . what is the role of education in character building of a nation? Highlight major pitfalls in Pakistan’s educational systems. (20)
    Q.4. Define term “good governance”. What measures the present government should take to improve its performance? (20)
    Q.5. Do you believe that main cause of 2014 floods was Indian “water terrorism” or it was due to awful mismanagement of water resources in Pakistan? (20)
    Q.6 what are the causes of Arab spring? Identify their impacts on the future politics of the region. (20)
    Q.7 : Do you agree that Pakistan’s role in afghan jihad against soviet union was the root cause of terrorism in Pakistan or it is a reaction of US invasion of Afghanistan after 9/11 and Pakistan’s U-turn in afghan policy? (20)
    Q.8: Critically evaluate the counter terrorism policy of Pakistan and suggest measures to eradicate this evil. (20)

    Every Day Science Paper- 2015

    Q.2 (a). Ibn-e-batoota’s famous book rihalhah is an important source of history and geography. Justify it . (5).
    (b). Albarouni is recognised more as natural scientist rather theorist. Comment (5) (10)

    Q.3: (a) How solar eclipse and lunar eclipse are caused? (5)
    (b) discuss the function of kidney in human body. (5) (10)
    Q.4: (a). Describe briefly the principle of two of the followings: (5)
    (i). Television. (ii). Microwave oven (iii). Radar
    (b). What is the current status and future perspective of BIOTECHNOLOGY in Pakistan? (5) (10)
    Q.5. (a). What do mean by night vision technology? (5)
    (b). How energy crises can be minimised in pakistan? (5) (10)
    Q.6 . (a). Write short note on seismography. (5)
    (b). Differentiate between
    (i). Cell and battery (ii). Smog and smoke (5) (10)
    Q7. (a). What do you understand by the pollen allergy. (5)
    (b). Write down short on any two of the followings
    (i). Antibiotics (ii). Hormones (iii). Green house effect (5) (10)
    Q.8: (a).write down note on forensic science and criminology. (5)
    (b). What are the fertillizers? What do you understand by NPK fertilizers? (5) (10)
    Q. 9 . (a). What is the anemia? What are its symptoms and causes? (5)
    (b). Write short note on space shuttle . (5). (10)
    "Moral Courage is Higher and Rarer Virtue"

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    is there any choice in english essay?

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    Not just choice but choices. Broad array of 10 topics will be given by FPSC. As you will see in the above CE-2015 past paper, there is choice of 10 essays. That means from these ten essay, you are required to write an essay on any of the single topic given.

    Make sure the essay topic you select is the one in which you are fluent and can deal that comfortably.

    Most literary types of topics are given.
    Last edited by dragon; 13th October 2015 at 11:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon View Post
    Not just choice but choices. Broad array of 10 topics will be given by FPSC. As you will see in the above CE-2015 past paper, there is choice of 10 essays. That means from these ten essay, you are required to write an essay on any of the single topic given.

    Make sure the essay topic you select is the one in which you are fluent and can deal that comfortably.

    Most literary types of topics are given.
    thanks alot..



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