PPSC Assistant Director ( Labour Welfare) 2013 Solved Past Paper

PPSC Assistant Director ( Labour Welfare) 2013 Solved Past Paper

1. Which article of the 1973 Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan prohibits all forms of slavery, forced labor and child! Labor
(A) 37
(B) 11 ✓
(C) 25
(D) 18

2. Under the Factories Act, 1934 no adult Employee, defined as a worker who has completed his or her 18th year of age, can be required or permitted to work in any Establishment in excess of hours a Day and hours a week!
(A) 7.45
(B) 9, 48
(C) 8, 48 ✓
(D) 8, 56

3. The capital of Byzantine Empire was:
(A) Anatolia
(B) Adrianople
(C) Byzantium
(D) Constantinople ✓

4. During the time of Prophet (PBUH), the Emperor of Byzantine Empire was:
(A) Justinian
(B) Cyrus
(C) Heraclius ✓
(D) Khosrau

5. Servile is the opposite of:
(A) Puerile
(B) Futile
(C) Haughty ✓
(D) Foul

6. Wrote the treaty of Hudaibiya:
(A) Hzarat Ali (RA) ✓
(B) Hazrat Abu Ubaidah Bin Jarrah (RA)
(C) Hazrat Amr bin Aas (RA)
(D) Hazrat Usman (RA)

7. is the meaning of Assraa:
(A) Disseminator
(B) Pessimism
(C) Ascension  ✓
(D) Descent

8. Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan was leader of:
‘Actual word is "Issraa", which means visit of the Garden
(A) Muslim League
(B) Unionist Party ✓
(C) Congress
(D) None of them

9. The national flower of Pakistan is:
(A) Tulip
(B) Rose
(C) Jasmine ✓
(D) Sunflower

10. Ghiyas ud din Balban declared himself the king of Delhi Sultanate in the year:
(A) 1166
(B) 1266 ✓
(C) 1366
(D) None of these

11. In the election of United States President, the largest number of ‘Electoral College’ members are elected from the state of:
(A) New York
(B) Texas
(C) California ✓
(D) Florida

12. The recently appointed Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney is a citizen of:
(A) United States
(B) Canada ✓
(C) United Kingdom
(D) Australia

13. Out of the following, the largest ethnic group by population without having a state of its own is:
(A) Kurdish ✓
(B) Welsh
(C) Uighurs
(D) Sikhs

14. The first President of Palestinian Authority Yasir Arafat died on:
(A) 11th September 2006
(B) 9th November 2001
(C) 12th December 2007
(D) 11th November 2004 ✓

15. The phenomenon of 'Arab Spring’ was sparked by the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi, a fruit-seller in:
(A) Egypt
(B) Tunisia ✓
(C) Morocco
(D) Syria

(16). Pakistan, Mr. Ghulam Muhammad was:
(A) Foreign Minister
(B) Finance Minister ✓ 
(C) Defense Minister
(D) Interior Minister

17. The imaginary line of zero degree longitude which passes through Greenwich is called:
(Al Meridian ✓
(B) Equator
(C) Tropic of Cancer
(D) Tropic of Capricorn

18. The famous book “East of Eden' is the work of:
(A) John Steinbeck ✓
(B) R.W. Emerson
(C) Bertrand Russell
(D) Earnest Hemingway

19. Bastille Day is the commemoration of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison which was seen as a symbol of the revolutionary uprising in:
(A) Canada
(B) France ✓
(D) Belgium

20. The hurricane in October 2012 was caused wide-spread damage in the Eastern sea-board states of the USA is:
(A) Katrina
(B) Sandy ✓
(C) Isaac
(D) Irene

21. The newly elected President of People’s Republic of China is:
(A) Hu Jintao
(B) Xi Jinping ✓
(C) Likening
(D) Wen Jiabao

22. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is headed by:
(A) British monarch
(B) Russian President
(C) Host nation's head of state ✓
(D) None of the above

23. Sui generis is a Latin term for.
(A) Unique ✓
(B) Generous
(C) Sui gas
(D) Common

24. The Strait of Hormuz fall between:
(A) UAE and Oman ✓
(B) Iran and UAE
(C) Iran, Oman and UAE
(D) Iran and Oman

25. Under the West Pakistan Shops and Establishments Ordinance, 1969, employees working in ____ shops and commercial Establishments are restricted to work for the following maximum weekly hours:
(A) 42
(B) 48 ✓
(C) 38
(D) 56

26. ‘Rand is the currency of:
(A) South Africa ✓
(B) Tanzania
(C) Educator
(D) Somalia

27. Total number of districts in Punjab are:
(A) 32
(B) 35.
(C) 34
(D) 36 ✓

28. Artisan has the opposite meaning of which of the following:
(A) educator
(B) Sculptor
(C) Decider
(D) Unskilled laborer ✓

29. Recently, the United Nations granted the Palestinians with the status of:
(A) Non-state Observer
(B) Non-member Observer State ✓
(C) Member State
(D) Non-member State

30. The new status of Palestinians at the United Nations will make them equal in diplomatic status to:
(B) Switzerland
(C) Vatican City ✓
(D) Cook Islands

31. The Headquarters of International Labor Organization (ILO) are established at:
(A) Geneva ✓
(B) Vienna
(C) Frankfurt
(D) Rome

32. In the recent President Elections in the United States, the main election rival of President Obama was:
(A) David Petraeus
(B) Rick Santorum
(C) John McCain
(D) Mitt Romney ✓

33. Under the Employment of Children Act 1991, employment of Children is banned who are aged below:
(A) 12
(B) 14 ✓
(C) 15
(D) 16

34. The number of working children according to ILO estimates in developing countries is:
(A) 80 million
(B) 300 million
(C) 250 million

(D) 320 million ✓35. Trachoma is a disease of the:
(A) Brain
(B) Spinal Cord
(C) Larynx
(D) Eye ✓

36. If x = 4, y = 2, then (x)2- (y)2 =
(A) 20
(B) 32
(C) 36
(D) 12 ✓

37. Which is not one of the functions performed by Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI):
(A) Medical care for secured workers and their dependents
(B) Hajj facility
(C) Cash benefits
(D) Provision of free quality education to the children of industrial workers ✓

38. Despicable is the opposite of:
(A) Worthy of esteem
(B) Incapable ✓
(C) Inevitable
(D) Steering

39. Which of the following is not a function of Punjab Workers' Welfare Board:
(A) Provision of medical care to Industrial workers ✓
(B) Construction of labor colonies
(C) Provision of free education to the children of Industrial workers
(D) Welfare grants

40. Which one of the following statements is false?
(A) 'Unenforceable' means that there is no remedy for breaches of a convention
(B) The laws of the constitution are enforceable in the courts
(C) The conventions of the constitution are binding political rules which are not enforceable in the courts
(D) Constitutional conventions are not binding on anyone  ✓

41. Which one of the following statements is false?
(A) The legislative function is primarily responsible for making, unmaking and amending the law
(B) The executive function gives effect to and enforces the law
(C) The legislative function is inferior to the judicial function of government  ✓
(D) The primary judicial function is to interpret and apply the law, resolve disputes, provide remedies and determine punishments when the law is breached

42. Which of the following is not an essential ingredient of a 'Legally-binding' contract:
(A) Offer
(B) Written form ✓
(C) Acceptance
(D) Consideration

43. Waylay has nearly the same meaning as:
(A) Ambush  ✓
(B) Journey
(C) Rest
(D) Roadmap

44. in rots, the principle ““restitutio in integrum" means:
(A) Compensation for damages
(B) Restoration to the original condition ✓
(C) Restriction on integration
(D) None of the above

45. Contributory negligence means:
(A) Two or more than two defendants contributed towards the negligence against the plaintiff
(B) Plaintiff and defendant both contributed to the negligence of a third person
(C) Plaintiff contributed to the negligence which drew the suit against the defenant ✓
(D) None of the above

46. Out of the 14 highest Independent peaks in the world (the eight-thousanders) Pakistan has:
(A) 5 ✓
(B) 9
(C) 8
(D) 12

47. The birth name of Sher Shah Suri was:
(A) Haider Khan
(B) Sher Khan
(C) Farid Khan ✓
(D) Fateh Sher

48. “Southern Cross" which is a constellation Found in the solution region of the night sky consists mainly of:
(A) Seven Stars
(B) Three Stars
(C) Five Stars ✓
(D) None of these

49. Sylhet District at the time of partition was part of the province of:
(A) Bengal
(B) Assam ✓
(C) Bihar
(D) United Provinces

50. Hepatitis C is a leading cause of:
(A) Chronic liver disease ✓ 
(D) Diabetes

51. Euphonious is the opposite of:
(A) Strident
(B) Lethargic ✓
(C) Literary
(D) Merry

52. The incident of child labor in Punjab is reportedly highest in:
(A) Brick-kilns ✓
(B) Foot-ball manufacturing industry
(C) Surgical Instruments manufacturing
(D) Carpet-weaving

53. There has been a complete book of law and order in the country.
(A) Up
(B) Off
(C) Down
(D) Of ✓

54. The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius is:
(A) 1
(B) 2ㄫ ✓

55. At 3:00 AM, the temperature was 13 C below zero but by noon it had risen to 32 C, therefore, the average hourly increase in temperature was:
(A) 5 ✓
(B) 7.5
(C) 45
(D) (19/6)

56. An important river at Pothohar Plateau is:
(A). Hub river
(B). Bolan river
(C) Gomal River
(D) Swan river ✓

57. The newest district of Punjab out of the following is:
(A) Nankana Sahib ✓
(B) Pakpattan
(C) Kasur
(D) Mandi Bahauddin

58. The capital city of Libya is:
(A) Benghazi
(B) Misrata
(C) Sirte
(D) Tripoli ✓

59. The Secretary-General of the United Nations at the time of invasion of Iraq in 2003 was:
(A) Boutros-Boutros Ghali
(B) Ban Ki-moon
(C) Kofi Annan ✓
(D) Mohmmad Al Baradei

60. Yangtze River* does not pass through which of the country:
(A) Mongolia
(B) Thailand
(C) Taiwan
(D) all of these ✓
The Yangtze River, which is 6,380 km long, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. The river is the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country.

62. The garden city movement, a method of urban planning has not significantly influenced the design and planning of:
(A) New Delhi
(B) Islamabad
(C) Canberra
(D) New York ✓

63. The latest country to become member of the United Nations is:
(A) Montenegro
(B) East Timor
(C) South Sudan ✓
(D) Switzerland

64. The Incan Civilization flourished in:
(A) South America ✓
(B) Australia
(C) North America
(D) Indonesia
65. The legendary African city of Timbuktu is located in:
(A) Niger
(B) Ivory Coast
(C) Mali ✓
(D) Mauritania

66. The minimum rate of wages for all adult unskilled and juvenile workers employed in the Industrial establishments in Punjab province has been fixed at:
(A) Rs. 8000
(B) Rs. 9000 ✓
(C) Rs. 7500
(D) Rs. 8500

67. According to West Pakistan Minimum Wages Rules 1962, an adult female worker performing work of equal value is entitled to get:
(A) Lesser wage
(B) Identical wage ✓
(C) Greater wage
(D) Special wage

68. The jurisdiction of Controller of Weights & Measures, Punjab does not extend to:
(A) Pakistan International Airlines Corporation
(B) Pakistan Post Offices
(C) CNG Stations
(D) None of these ✓

69. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has the same chemical composition as that of:
(B) Sui Gas ✓
(C) Tear gas
(D) Poison gas

70. The largest amongst the Great Lakes of Northeastern America is:
(A) Lake Superior ✓
(B) Lake Huron
(C) Lake Michigan
(D) Lake Ontario

71. If 5(3x - 7) = 20, what is 3x - 8?
(A) 11/3 ✓
(B) 0
(C) 3
(D) 14

72. The largest city by population in the Great Lakes region is:
(A) Toronto
(B) Montreal
(C) Chicago ✓
(D) Detroit

73. Among-st the provinces of Pakistan, the highest ratio of economically active children to their overall population in age-group 5-14 is in:
(A) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
(B) Baluchistan
(C) Sindh ✓
(D) Punjab

74. Leading questions:
(A) Main question
(B) Question requiring a precise answer
(C) Question suggesting an answer ✓
(D) Question which is the most difficult to answer

75. The law prohibiting employment of children in lieu of loan or peshgi is:
(A) Employment of Children Act, 1991
(B) Bonded Labor System (Abolition) Act, 1992 ✓
(C) Factories Act, 1934
(D) None of the above

76. Greenwich associated with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is situated in:
(A) Greenland
(B) Australia
(C) England ✓
(D) Finland

77. The capital of Myanmar is:
(A) Ho Chi Minh City
 (B) Saigon
(C) Yangon
(D) Naypyidaw ✓

78. The next winter Olympic Games were scheduled to take place in 2014 at:
(A) Sochi ✓ (Russia)
(B) Vancouver
(C) Salt Lake City, Utah

79. The men's event of Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2012 was won by:
(A) Roger Federer ✓
(B) Novak Djokovic
(C) Rafael Nadal
(D)  Andy Murray

80. The gas commonly used in balloons is:
(A) Hydrogen
(B) Helium ✓
(C) Oxygen
(D) Carbon dioxide

81. Ferment has nearly the same meaning as:
(A) Stir up ✓
(B) Fill
(C) Ferret
(D mutilate

82. The last military expedition assembled by Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was directed against Byzantine army is Syria and was headed by:
(A) Hazrat Umar Bin Al-Khattab (RA)
(B) Hazrat Saad Bin Abi Waqas (RA)
(C) Hazrat Usama Bin Zaid (RA) ✓
(D) Hazrat Khalid Bin Walid (RA)

83. An ordinary mobile phone communicates by using:
(A) Soundwaves
(B) Microwaves
(C) Radio waves ✓
(D) UV waves

84. Stock indices at Tokyo are known by their popular name of:
(A) Dow Jones
(B) Hang Seng
(C) Nikkei ✓

85. An open market operation (also known as OMO) is an activity by a central bank:
(A) To buy or sell government bonds on the open market ✓
(B) To track illegal currency dealers in the open market
(C) To print currency and disseminate in open market for improving money supply
(D) All of the above

86. In 2009, Gilgit-Baltistan was given the status equal to a province by:
(A) Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan
(B) Act of Parliament
(C) Promulgation of ordinance ✓
(D) Executive order communicated through notification

87. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander
(A) Everyone regardless of differences deserves equal treatment ✓
(B) Goose and gander should both be fed with sauce
(C) Like treatment for like things
(D) Rich and poor should be treated equally

88. Annuity is a:
(A) A sum of money received on a regular basis as one of a series of fixed payments ✓
(B) A financial products designed to pay out a stream of payments to the holder at a later point in time
(C) Both (A) and (B)

89. Hobson's choice:
(A) Given no choice at all ✓
(B) To make the best choice
(C) To make the worst choice
(D) To settle for a compromise

90. The tune of the national anthem of Pakistan was composed by:
(A) Khawaja Khurshid Anwar
(B) Naushad Ali
(C) Sohail Rana(D) Ahmad G. Chagia ✓

91. Labour Court in the province of Punjab was established under:
(A) Punjab Industrial Relatios Act, 2010 ✓
(B) West Pakistan Social Security Ordinance, 1965
(C) Industrial Relations Act 2012

(92) Pakistan Industrial Relations Ordinance, 2011 92 100 1000000
(A) .002
(B) .0001 ✓
(C) .001
(D) .02

93. The capital city of Uzbekistan is:
(A) Tashkent ✓
(B) Samarkand
(C) Bokhara
(D) Dushanbe

94. The United Nations Special Representative on Syria is:
(A) Kofi Annan
(B) Lakhdar Brahimi ✓
(C) Navanethem Pillay
(D) Juan Mendez

95. The recently-held World Snooker Championships at Sofia, Bulgaria were won
(A) Muhammad Yousuf
(B) Wael Talaat
(C) Asjad Iqbal
(D) Muhammad Asif ✓

96. The only sahabi who was mentioned by name in the Holy Quran is:
(A) Hazrat Umar (RA)
(B) Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed (RA)
(C) Hazrat Zaid bin Harith (RA) ✓
(D) Hazrat Saad Bin Abi Waqas (RA)

97. Prophylactic is the opposite of:
(A) causing growth
(B) causing disease ✓ 
(C) antagonistic
(D) favourable

98. Tentative has nearly the same meaning as: (A) Prevalent
(B) experimental ✓
(C) portable
(D) mocking

99. if an object is moving at a speed of 30 km/hour, how many meters does it travel in one second*:
(A) 10
(B) 36 ✓
(C) 100
(D) 360

100. Disjointed has opposite meaning of which of the following:
(A) Carved
(B) Connected ✓
(C) Understood
(D) Evicted

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