PPSC PAST PAPER 33


1. First Census in Pakistan was held:
  1. 1948
  2. 1947
  3. 1950
  4. 1951
Correct Answer: 1951

2. Soil erosion can be prevented by:
  1. Overgrazing
  2. Removal of vegetation
  3. Afforestation
  4. Deforestation
Correct Answer: Afforestation

3. Synonym of OPPORTUNE is:
  1. Fortune
  2. Appropriate
  3. Luck
  4. Well-informed
Correct Answer: Appropriate

4. In 1867 the USA purshased Alaska from:
  1. Canada
  2. USA
  3. China
  4. Russia
Correct Answer: Russia

5. Zakat and Ushr Ordinance was promulgated in:
  1. 1979
  2. 1980
  3. 1981
  4. 1982
Correct Answer: 1980

6. The President issues an Ordinance, when the Parliament is not in session, on the:
  1. Advice of the Cabinet
  2. Recommendation of the Speaker
  3. Advice of the Prime Minister
  4. Advice of the Parliament
Correct Answer: Advice of the Prime Minister

7. "Hollywood", the center of American film industry is located in the state of:
  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Maryland
  4. Taxes
Correct Answer: California

8. The Indian National Congress was founded on the initiative of:
  1. Gandhi
  2. Jinah
  3. A.O Hume
  4. Lod Linligthow
Correct Answer: A.O Hume


10. Ijma means:
  1. Consensus
  2. Reasoning by analogy
  3. Illustrious writers
  4. Collection of Ahadis
Correct Answer: Consensus

11. Who held the portfolio of Finance in the first cabinet of Pakistan?
  1. I.I.Chundrigarh
  2. Sardar Abdul Rab Nishtar
  3. Zafarullah Khan
  4. Malik Ghulam Muhammad
Correct Answer: Malik Ghulam Muhammad

12. The Famous French football player Zinedine Zidane originally belonged to:
  1. Tunisia
  2. Algeria
  3. Egypt
  4. Morocco
Correct Answer: Algeria

13. Physiotherapy is a curative method for:
  1. Heart disease
  2. Immobility of joints
  3. Cirrhosis of the liver
  4. Drug addiction
Correct Answer: Immobility of joints

14. The third battle of Panipat was fought between:
  1. Ahmad shah Abdali and Marhates
  2. Jalal ud Din Akbar and Hemu
  3. Zahir ud Din Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi
  4. Aurangzaib Alamgir and Guru Gobin Singh
Correct Answer: Ahmad shah Abdali and Marhates

15. What was the evil practiced by the people of Sodom and Gomorrah?
  1. Indulged in corruption
  2. Indulged in bribery
  3. Indulged in homosexuality
  4. Indulged in opium eating
Correct Answer: Indulged in homosexuality

16. Alia parted------------------her parent in tears.
  1. from
  2. of
  3. with
  4. by
Correct Answer: from


18. What was the name given to India's Partition Plan?
  1. June 3rd Plan
  2. Cabinet Mission
  3. Independence Act
  4. Redcliffe Award
Correct Answer: June 3rd Plan

19. The name of laughing gas is:
  1. Nitric oxide
  2. Nitrogen Dioxide
  3. Nitrogen pentoxide
  4. Nitrous oxide
Correct Answer: Nitrous oxide

20. Programs written to make computers function in a desired way are called:
  1. URL
  2. Instructions
  3. Software
  4. facts
Correct Answer: Software

21. Where was the first football World Cup played?
  1. Brazil
  2. Germany
  3. UK
  4. Uruguay
Correct Answer: Uruguay

22. To cut a word in Microsoft Word Documents, Which combined of Keys is used?
  1. Shift + X
  2. Ctrl + X
  3. Ctrl + V
  4. Shift + V
Correct Answer: Ctrl + X

23. In which country is Koh-e-Adam (Adams Peak) located?
  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Iran
  3. Afghanistan
  4. India
Correct Answer: Sri Lanka

24. The United States of America at present is a Federation consisting of:
  1. 45 Sates
  2. 50 States
  3. 55 States
  4. 60 States
Correct Answer: 50 States

25. The terrorist attack om Army Public School, Peshawar, took place on:
  1. 16 December 2014
  2. 11 December 2014
  3. 20 December 2014
  4. 8 December 2014
Correct Answer: 16 December 2014

26. Christian Barnard performed the first ever heart transplant on human.Which country was he from?
  1. USA
  2. Switzerland
  3. South Africa
  4. New Zealand
Correct Answer: South Africa

27. The Solidified from of which gas is known a "Dry Ice"?
  1. Hydrogen Chloride
  2. Ammonia
  3. Carbon Dioxide
  4. Hydrogen Sulfied
Correct Answer: Carbon Dioxide

28. Second Battle of Panipat was fought in 1556 A.D. between?
  1. Ahmad shah Abdali and Marhates
  2. Jalal ud Din Akbar and Hemu
  3. Zahir ud Din Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi
  4. None of these
Correct Answer: Jalal ud Din Akbar and Hemu

29. Find the correct punctuated sentence from following sentences?
  1. Alas
  2. his father has died
  3. Alas!His father has died
  4. Alas his father has died
  5. Alas: His father has died
Correct Answer: Alas!His father has died

30. Who postulated the theory of natural selection in evolution?
  1. Talbot
  2. John Laszio
  3. Joseph Lister
  4. Darwin
Correct Answer: Darwin

31. Muhammad Ghazni was son of:
  1. Qutubuddin Aibak
  2. Subuktagin
  3. Muhammad Ghauri
  4. Muhammad Tughlaq
Correct Answer: Subuktagin

32. Justice delayed is justice:
  1. Denied
  2. Delayed
  3. Deprived
  4. Deferred
Correct Answer: Denied

33. Choose the Synonym of INVEIGH:
  1. To Carry
  2. Remonstrate
  3. Entice
  4. Encroach
Correct Answer: Remonstrate

34. "Kigali" is the Capital of:
  1. Niger
  2. Mauritania
  3. Liberia
  4. Rwanda
Correct Answer: Rwanda

35. Which of the following number is divisible by 12:
  1. 4653
  2. 4818
  3. 4502
  4. 4404
Correct Answer: 4404

36. If the day before yesterday was Saturday then day after tomorrow will be:
  1. Tuesday
  2. Wednesday
  3. Thursday
  4. Friday
Correct Answer: Wednesday


38. What type of device is computer mouse?
  1. Output
  2. Input
  3. Data
  4. Storage
Correct Answer: Input

39. The appointment of the chief Justice of Pakistan is made by:
  1. The Prime Minister
  2. The President
  3. Supreme Judicial Council
  4. Parliament
Correct Answer: The President


41. In which battle British forces led by Duck of Wellington defeated French forces led by Napoleon Bonaprte?
  1. Battle of Waterloo
  2. Battle of Leipzig
  3. Battle of Borodino
  4. war of Roses
Correct Answer: Battle of Waterloo

42. Which word does not belong with the others?
  1. Inch
  2. Ounce
  3. centimeter
  4. Yard
Correct Answer: Ounce

43. Shortcut for printing a document in MS-Word is?
  1. Ctrl + Z
  2. Shift + P
  3. Ctrl + P
  4. Ctrl + X
Correct Answer: Ctrl + P

44. Where is the Hazrat Nizamddin Ailia Buried?
  1. Ajmer Sharif
  2. Delhi
  3. Sirhind
  4. Multan
Correct Answer: Delhi

45. When gas turne into a liquid the process is called?
  1. Condensation
  2. Evaporation
  3. Deposition
  4. Sublimation
Correct Answer: Condensation


47. Choose the Synonym of NONCHALANT:
  1. Excited
  2. Natural
  3. Dispassionate
  4. Nervous
Correct Answer: Dispassionate

48. 'Cryptology' is the study of:
  1. Crimes
  2. Codes
  3. Fingerprints
  4. None of these
Correct Answer: Codes

49. Shab-e-Mairaj falls on:
  1. 18 Rajab
  2. 20 Rajab
  3. 27 Rajab
  4. 20 Shawal
Correct Answer: 27 Rajab

50. Who is the current Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Committee of Pakistan's Defence Force?
  1. Gen. Raheel Sharif
  2. Gen. Khalid Shamin Wyne
  3. Gen.Tariq Majid
  4. Gen.Rashad Mehmood
Correct Answer: Gen.Rashad Mehmood

51. "Qutto' is the capital of:
  1. Fiji
  2. Namibia
  3. Rwanda
  4. None of these
Correct Answer: None of these

52. A Senator is elected in PAkistan for:
  1. 4 years
  2. 5 years
  3. 6 years
  4. 7 years
Correct Answer: 6 years

53. When was Hajj declared as obligatory (Farz)?
  1. 7 Hijri
  2. 8 Hijri
  3. 9 Hijri
  4. 10 Hijri
Correct Answer: 9 Hijri

54. Which is odd man out for 14, 28,49, 65,35,21.....?
  1. 28
  2. 35
  3. 14
  4. 65
Correct Answer: 65

55. Mohammad Bin Qasim attacked Sindh in:
  1. 617 A.D
  2. 702 A.D
  3. 809 A.D
  4. 712 A.D
Correct Answer: 712 A.D


57. Fill in the blanks: "After the concert, everyone----------and clapped"
  1. Raised
  2. Rose
  3. Had Risen
  4. Raising
Correct Answer: Rose


59. Which word conveys the meaning of "Once in a blue moon"?
  1. Rarely
  2. Beautiful
  3. Extremely
  4. Unlikely
Correct Answer: Rarely

60. Kanpur Mosque tragedy took place in:
  1. 1909
  2. 1910
  3. 1913
  4. 1915
Correct Answer: 1913

61. Chanakya is the writer of the famed treatise Arthanshastra", which is a book on------------?
  1. Religion
  2. Statecraft
  3. Business
  4. Warfare
Correct Answer: Statecraft

62. The book "Jinnah: India-Partition- Independence" was written by:
  1. K.k.Aziz
  2. Sharif-ul-Mujahid
  3. Jaswant Singh
  4. Dr.Dipankar Banaerjee
Correct Answer: Jaswant Singh

63. World Olympics-2016 was held at:
  1. Athens
  2. Tokyo
  3. Rio de Janerio
  4. Paris
Correct Answer: Rio de Janerio

64. orangutans belong to the ape family.From which language is the name Orangutan taken?
  1. Bahasa Malay
  2. Chinese
  3. Swahili
  4. Zulu
Correct Answer: Bahasa Malay

65. How many marlas are there in one Acer?
  1. 160
  2. 170
  3. 150
  4. 140
Correct Answer: 160

66. Fill in the blanks: They have put speed bumps on the road to --------------Accidents?
  1. Promote
  2. Prohibit
  3. Prevent
  4. Forbid
Correct Answer: Prevent


68. Synonym of DEFIANT is?
  1. Disobedient
  2. Complaint
  3. Meek
  4. Oppressive
Correct Answer: Disobedient

69. Who was the Chairman of Boundary Commission at the time of partition?
  1. Sir Cyril Radcliffe
  2. Sir Simon Radcliffe
  3. Sir Cripps Radcliffe
  4. Sir Abbot Radcliffe
Correct Answer: Sir Cyril Radcliffe

70. "Ashes" series of Cricket is played between:
  1. Australia and England
  2. Australia and New Zealand
  3. Australia and West indies
  4. Australia and Sri Lanka
Correct Answer: Australia and England

71. Ethiopia was formerly known as:
  1. Abyssinia
  2. Batavia
  3. Congo
  4. Fiji
Correct Answer: Abyssinia



74. Umml-ul-Masakeen was the title given to one of the wives of the Prophet (SAW) :
  1. Hazrat Sauda (R.A.)
  2. Hazrat Zainab Binte Jahsh (R.A.)
  3. Hazrat Zainab Binte Khuzaimah (R.A.)
  4. Hazrat Safia (R.A.)
Correct Answer: Hazrat Zainab Binte Khuzaimah (R.A.)

75. Who is President of Cuba?
  1. Miguel Díaz-Canel
  2. Raúl Castro
  3. José Ramón Machado Ventura
  4. Fidel Castro
Correct Answer: Miguel Díaz-Canel

76. Antonym of VALIDATE is:
  1. Disprove
  2. Legalize
  3. Authenticate
  4. None of these
Correct Answer: Disprove


78. According to the 1973 Constitution the President is the titular Head of the State.Who elected the President?
  1. The Senate
  2. National and Provincial Assembly
  3. The National Assembly
  4. The Senate
  5. The Senate and the National Assembly
Correct Answer: The Senate, National and Provincial Assembly

79. What does being "Under a cloud"mean?
  1. Winter season
  2. On a high position
  3. Out of favour
  4. Under economic constraints
Correct Answer: Out of favour

80. Who wrote"India Wins Freedom"?
  1. Allama Iqbal
  2. Ch Rehmat Ali
  3. Abdul Kalam Azad
  4. KB Saeed
Correct Answer: Abdul Kalam Azad

81. At the time of Lucknow Pact, Quaid-e- Azam was:
  1. Only Member of All India Muslims League
  2. Member of both Muslim League and Congress
  3. Only member of Indian National Congress
  4. Not a member of any Political Party
Correct Answer: Member of both Muslim League and Congress

82. Which river is called the "Nile of Pakistan"?
  1. Indus
  2. Ravi
  3. Chenab
  4. Sutluj
Correct Answer: Indus

83. One of the longest tunnels in South Asia is the Khojak Tunnel.Where is it located?
  1. Baluchistan
  2. FATA
  3. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  4. Gilgit Baltistan
Correct Answer: Baluchistan

84. One Mile is equal to how many feet?
  1. 4600
  2. 5250
  3. 5280
  4. 5725
Correct Answer: 5280

85. Which country has recently left the Commonwealth Organization?
  1. Pakistan
  2. Zimbabwe
  3. Gambia
  4. Maldives
Correct Answer: Maldives

86. Which component of diet prevents constipation?
  1. Fiber
  2. Protein
  3. Minerals
  4. Vitamin
Correct Answer: Fiber

87. Satpara Lake is located closed to:
  1. Skardu
  2. Hunza
  3. Gilgit
  4. Swat
Correct Answer: Skardu

88. The murder of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to Austrian throne, became the immediate cause of which war?
  1. World War I
  2. World War II
  3. Battle of Borodino
  4. Battle Of Leipzig
Correct Answer: World War I

89. What does LRMIS stand for:
  1. Local Regulations and Measurement Information System
  2. Land Record Management Information System
  3. Land Record Measurement and Information System
  4. Land Revenue Management Information System
Correct Answer: Land Record Management Information System

90. Choose the Synonym of PARTISAN:
  1. Opponent
  2. Supported
  3. Mite
  4. Component
Correct Answer: Supported