PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS OF
PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC – 2022
CASE NO. 2C2023
SUBJECT: ENGLISH (Precis, Comprehension & Translation)
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
- i. All the parts (If any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places,
- ii. Write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with O. No. in the Q. Paper.
- iii. No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
- iv. Extra attempt of any question or any part of the question will not be considered.
Q.No.1 (20 Marks)
- Write a paragraph of 200 words on any ONE of the following topics:
- b. Ethics and Journalism
- c. Consequences of Rural Migration to Cities
- d. A Critical Analysis of Judicial System of Pakistan
Q.No.2 (10 Marks)
Use any TEN of the following idiomatic expressions in your own words.
- Get your act together
- scrape the barrel
- cut corners
- lose your marbles
- bite the bullet
- on the ball
- take a rain check
- to get bent out of shape
- keep up appearances
- to fly in the face of
- comparing apples to oranges
- the salt of the earth
Q.No.3 (10 Marks)
Write a letter to the Inspector General Police about the discriminating attitude of the police towards the citizens.
Write an application to the General Manager, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) about the installation of gas in your colony.
Q.No.4 (5 Marks)
Write the antonyms of the following words:
- A. Astigmatism.
- B. Centrifugal.
- C. Diurnal.
- D. Exhaustible.
- F. Gluttonous.
Q.No.5 (5 Marks)
Change the narration of any FIVE of the following sentences.
- My father often told me, “Every obstacle is a stepping stone to success.”
- Ali said, “I must go to Lahore next week to visit my ailing mother.
- “Hurrah”! said the captain of the team, “We won the match “
- The teacher pointed, “Here in this mausoleum lay buried the king.”
- He reminded me, “When the cat is away the mice will play.”
- The king said, “You have made me feel happy with your sweet music although I have never felt so much happy before.”
Q.No.6 (5 Marks)
Change the voice of any FIVE of the following sentences:
- Do not pay him anything.
- They will have caught the thief
- I shall prove her innocence.
- Lock the door.
- I had rung the bell.
- I bought two books.
- He issued three tickets to them.
Q.No.7 (10 Marks)
Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions
- He insisted __________ seeing the documents.
- She made a point in coming late so that everyone would look __________ her.
- How are you getting __________ at school?
- In spite of the heat he refused to take __________ his coat.
- He is unreliable do not count __________ his help.
- He is interested __________ history.
- He began explaining the wonders of the brain and its ability to conjure __________ subconscious fairy tales.
- In other words, 1,300 people were jostling __________ every single position.
- They looked back upon his pusillanimity __________ awe.
- After all, everyone assumes that people hanker __________ happiness and pleasure.
Q.No.8 (20 Marks)
Make a précis of the following passage and suggest a suitable title.
What the future of oratory in general will be it is impossible to forecast. The English word ‘orator seems to have fallen on evil days. It is rarely used without a slightly derisory accent as when men say with curious emphasis, ‘I am no orator as Brutus is’. The orators of ancient times felt themselves to be engaged on a task of the highest worth and value. They were ‘shaping works for all the future’ and “offering themselves to be examined by all-testing Envy and Time”, as one of the ancient writers said when defending and praising the scrupulous care taken by Demosthenes. Today, the care and attention given to the art of public speaking has sensibly declined. Sir Winston Churchill was, in many respects, a survivor from the golden age of oratory. No doubt it could be said of him as was said of the great orator of ancient times, he adopts no thought, no word at random, but takes much care of both the arrangement of his ideas and the graciousness of his language”. English oratory is adorned with many famous names and among them Churchill stands extraordinarily high. For more than fifty years he has expressed himself on great national and international matters, and the volumes of his speeches are a history in themselves. Many of his speeches will live as examples of human speech at its highest and best, and they will be woven into the fabric of our own history and the history of the world.
Q.No.9 (15 Marks)
Translate the following passage into English