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PPSC Research Assistant (BS-15) Solved Past Papers 2019

PPSC Research Assistant (BS-15) Solved Past Papers 2019
PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PPSC) WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT (BS-15) (HELD ON 03.03.2019)

1. The ‘Statute of Liberty' was gifted to United States by:
(A) Britain
(B) France ✓
(C) Germany
(D) Greece

2. Who said “Man is a Social Animal”?
(A) Plato
(B) Aristotle ✓
(C) Hobbes
(D) Karl Marx

3. Who is called the ‘Father of English Poetry’?
(A) Chaucer ✓
(B) John Milton
(C) Wordsworth
(D) Keats

4. The vote age in Pakistan is:
(A) 16 years
(B) 18 years ✓
(C) 20 years
(D) 21 years

5. The Indus Valley Civilization was discovered in:
(A) 1900
(B) 1911
(C) 1916
(D) 1922 ✓

6. Taxila was a famous site of:
(A) Gandara Art ✓
(B) Gupta Art
(C) Mayan Art
(D) None of the above

7. When University first established after the creation of Pakistan?
(A) Karachi University ✓
(B) Sindh University
(C) Peshawar University
(D) Quaid-e-Azam University

8. The first Chief Justice of Pakistan was:
(A) Justice Ourab Patel
(B) Justice A.R. Kiayani
(C) Justice Abdul Rashid ✓
(D) Justice M. Afzal

5. The book ’Wealth of Nations’ was written by:
(A) Adam Smith ✓
(B) Kari Marx
(C) Max Muller
(D) John Marshal

6.‘Sales Tax’ is ultimately paid by:
(A) Shopkeepers
(B) Producers
(C) Customer ✓
(D) Wholesalers

11. Pakistan Environmental Protection Act was passed:
(A) 1995
(B) 1997 ✓
(C) 1999
(D) 2000

12. The highest literacy rate in South Asia is in:
(A) Pakistan
(B) India
(C) Bangladesh
(D) Sri Lanka ✓

13. The minimum wage of workers in Punjab is:
(A) Rs.9000
(B) Rs. 9000
(C) Rs.10000 ✓
(D) Rs. 12000

14. Human Rights Organization ‘Amnesty International’ is based in:-
(A) London
(B) Paris ✓
(C) New York
(D) Rome

15. The world largest producer of Natural gas:
(A) Iran
(B) Russia ✓
(C) Canada
(D) Qatar

16. Who presented the idea of a blood Bank?
(A) Charles Drew ✓
(B) Jonas Salk
(C) Edward James
(D) James Monroe

17. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity was the slogan during:
(A) The French Revolution ✓
(B) The Russian Revolution
(C) The American War of Independence
(D) None of these

18. In the modern world, an institution of Ombudsman was first established in 1809 in:
(A) England
(B) France
(C) Norway
(D) Sweden ✓

19. Sachal Sarmast was Sufi Poet of:
(A) Punjab
(B) Sindh ✓
(C) Balochistan
(D) Azad Kashmir

20. The Upper house of the parliament in Pakistan ‘Senate’ consists of:
(A) 100 members
(B) 104 members ✓
(C) 110 members
(D) 112 members

21. Inflation is:
(A) a decrease in the overall price level.
(B) an increase in the overall price level.  ✓
(C) an increase in the overall level of economic activity.
(D) a decrease in the overall level of economic activity.

22. The free market involves:
(A) The free provision of products
(B) The subsidizing of products by the government
(C) Market forces of supply and demand ✓
(D) All trade via barter

23. All trade view barter
(A) A mixed economy:
(B) Has supply but not demand
(C) Has supply and demand
(D) Has market forces and government intervention ✓

24. Indicate below what is NOT a factor of production.
(A) Labour
(B) Capital
(C) A bank loan ✓
(D) Land

25. Two of the major factors contributing to growth are:
(A) resources and efficiency ✓
(B) money and efficiency
(C) money and luck
(D) resources and good climate

26. Privatization is the transfer of:
(A) corporately owned business to individuals
(B) publicly held stock to private individuals.
(C) government businesses to the private sector.  ✓
(D) privately owned businesses to the government sector

27. What is called the reduction in the rate of currency?
(A) Devolution
(B) Devaluation ✓
(C) Price
(D) Cut-rate

28. What is “Dumping”?
(A) Sales of goods in large quantities with high quality Sale of goods in large quantities with low quality
(B) Sale of goods in large quantities with low quality
(C) Sale of goods in large quantities and at a low price ✓
(D) Sale of goods in large quantities with high price

29. Gross Domestic Products (GOP) is:
(A) Value of all economic activity within a nation’s border ✓
(B) Economic output
(C) Economic activities of federal government
(D) None of these

30. What is called a country’s total financial obligations to rest of the world?
(A) Total debt
(B) Debt burden ✓
(C) National liabilities
(D) External debt

31. The average income of the people of a country during a year termed as:-
(A) National; Income
(B) Domestic Income ✓
(C) Protection Income
(D) Pre-capita Income

32. What is ’Debt retirement’?
(A) To write-off debt
(B) To reschedule debt ✓
(C) To repay debt in easy installments
(D) The complete repayment of debt

33. Hassan Rouhani new elected president of
(A) Iran ✓
(B) Iraq
(C) Lebanon
(D) Egypt

34. Which country gets contract to operate Gwadar Port?
(A) China ✓
(B) Japan
(C) USA
(D) Germany

35. The country which as largest army
in the world.
(A) USA
(B) China ✓
(C) Russia
(D) India

36. The English poet who died in his young age:
(A) Shelley
(B) John Marshal
(C) John Keats ✓
(D) William Back

37. Which disease is more common in males than females?
(A) Heart diseases
(B) Dementia
(C) Colour blindness ✓
(D) Herpes

38. Who discovered the Law of Gravitation?
(A) Sir Isaac Newton ✓
(B) Louis Pasture
(C) Galileo
(D) William Henry

39. Nightingale Florence was a:
(A) Nurse ✓
(B) Soldier
(C) Religious reformer
(D) None of these

40. The president of USA who was killed during his office?
(A) J.F Kennedy
(B) Abraham Lincoln
(C) both A & B ✓
(D) None of these

41. According to new research which is the oldest disease
(A) Influenza ✓
(B) Malaria
(C) Plague
(D) Leprosy

42. In which continent there is no glacier?
(A) Africa  ✓
(B) Australia
(C) Asia
(D) North America

43. Which is the oldest organization of the world?
(A) UN
(B) African Unity
(C) League of Nations  ✓
(D) Common Wealth

44. Who is called ‘father of computer ‘?
(A) Charles Babbage ✓
(B) Konard Zuse
(C) Merry John
(D) None of these

45. Where days and nights are equal all the year?,
(A) Nairobi ✓
(B) New York
(C) London
(D) Oslo

46. Lion’s share of UN’s budget is being spent on:
(A) Diseases
(B) Natural disasters
(C) Peace  ✓
(D) Poverty

47. Which Muslim country has lowest per capital income?
(A) Somalia ✓
(E) Kenya
(C) Uganda
(D) Afghanistan

48. First country who issued currency notes in the world
(A) Greece
(B) China ✓
(C) Italy
(D) Russia

49. Which country’s Constitution is not in a written form?
(A) USA
(B) Denmark
(C) New Zealand
(D) United Kingdom ✓

50. What is Holocaust?
(A) Killing of Jews during World War 1
(B) Killing of Jews during World War II ✓
(C) Killing of Germans
(D) Killing period of American during war


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51. “War and Peace” Novel was written by:
(A) Leo Tolstoy ✓
(B) Tito(C)
(C) Shelly
(D) Shakespeare

52. Gandhara civilization was situated between the rivers:
(A) Chenab and Jhelum
(B) Ravi and Chenab
(C) Jhelum and Kabul
(D) Indus and Jhelum ✓

53. Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea are connected by
(A) Basphorse strait
(B) Suez Canal ✓
(C) Malacca strait
(D) Palk strait

54. Silicon valley is famous for
(A) Computer ✓
(B) Film industry
(C) Cars
(D) Sugarcane

55. Which is largest (biggest) search engine of internet?
(A) MSN
(B) Google ✓
(C) Yahoo
(D) Alta Vista

56. Forakha Dam on River Ganga is disputed between
(A) India and Pakistan
(B) India and Nepal
(C) India and China
(D) India and Bangladesh ✓

57. Which is the biggest bird in the world?
(A) Ostrich  ✓
(B) Kiwi
(C) Eagle
(D) None of them

58. The writter of book “Khaki Shadows”?
(A) S.M. Burke
(B) K.M. Arif ✓
(C) Aslam Baig
(D) Hassan Askari

59. What is meant by causeway?
(A) A raised path
(B) Marsh soil
(C) Salty ocean
(D) Road on hill

60. “Night Watch” painting belongs to:
(A) Michelangelo ✓
(B) Picasso
(C) Leonardo
(D) None of these

61. First Muslim who won the Nobel Prize:
(A) Anwar Sadaat ✓
(B) Yasir Arafat
(C) Sherin Ebadi
(D) Yousaf Ali

62. Which day is observed on 15th May every year?
(A) Water Day
(B) Environment Day ✓
(C) Postal Day
(D) Families Day

63. Which is the largest contributor of UNO’s budget?
(A) USA ✓
(B) Japan
(C) Russsia
(D) China

64. Who was the founder of Algebra?
(A) Al-Khawarizfni ✓
(B) Umar-Khayyam
(C) Lao-Tze
(D) Abu Yousaf

65. Where is Golden Gate situated?
(A) San Francisco (USA)  ✓
(B) Toronto (Canada)
(C) London (Britain)
(D) Paris (France)

66. When the stock market is falling, it is called:
(A) Bullish
(B) Bearish ✓
(C) Falling
(D) Crashinn

67. Which of the following rivers crosses the Equator twice?
(A) Amazon
(B) Congo ✓
(C) Nile
(D) Ganga

68. The headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB) is locater at:
(A) Paris
(B) New York
(C) Manila ✓
(D) Tokyo

69. Night blindness is caused by lack of which vitamin?
(A) Vitamin A ✓
(B) Vitamin B
(C) Vitamin C
(D) Vitamin D

70. Taklamakan Desert is located in:
(A) Mongolia
(B) Russia
(C) Kazakhstan
(D) China ✓

71. What is the main cause of earthquakes?
(A) Volcanic activities
(B) Tectonic plates movement
(C) Tectonic dislocation
(D) All of the above ✓

72. Which of the following inventions is the oldest?
(A) Clock ✓
(B) Microscope
(C) Barometer
(D) Cycle

73. Who is called the Father of Modem Psychology?
(A) Sigmund Freuds ✓
(B) Ibn-e-Khaldoon
(C) Adams Smith
(D) Charles Darwin

74. A number is increased by 10% and then decreased by 10%. The net change in the number is:
(A) No increase or decrease
(B) 2% decrease
(C) 1% increase
(D) 1% decrease ✓

75. 5 out of 2250 parts of earth is sulphur, what is the percentage of sulphur in earth?
(A) 11/50
(B) 2/9
(C) 1/45 ✓
(D) 2/45

76. 20 men can construct a building in 40 days. How long will take 10 men to do this work?
(A) 50 days
(B) 60 days
(C) 70 days
(D) 80 days ✓

77. A man takes 50 minutes to cover a hr. If he walks with a speed of 10km hr, he covers the same distance in:
(A) 60 minutes
(B) 30 minutes ✓
(C) 20 minutes
(D) 10 minutes

78. As lam bought a shirt, for Rs. 500/- and sold it for Rs.525/- What profit d id As lam get?
(A) Rs 35
(B) Rs 30
(C) Rs 25 ✓
(D) Rs 20

79.  Find the average of 49,51,29.
(A) 90
(B) 69
(C) 41
(D) 43 ✓

80. if the cost of Idozen mangoes is Rs 20, what is the cost of 3 1/2 dozen mangoes?
(A) Rs 85
(B) Rs 49
(C) Rs 68
(D) Rs 70 ✓

81.  A carton contains 10 boxes, each box containing one dozen cubes. How many cartons are needed to fill 960 cubes?
(A) 7
(B) 8 ✓
(C) 9
(D) 12

Fill in the blanks
82. There is limit ___ everything in life.
(A) to ✓
(B) on
(C) in
(D) with

83. Let us make differences.
(A) on
(B) in
(C) after
(D) up ✓

84. He is always boasting his wealth.
(A) with
(B) for
(C) upon
(D) of ✓

85. Our neighbour died ____ overwork.
(A) of  ✓
(B) in
(C) for
(D) with

86. I was amazed his misbehaviour.
(A) with
(B) in
(C) for
(D) at ✓

Identity the closest meaning of the following words from Q. No. 87 to 91:

87. Obnoxious
(A) offensive ✓
(B) gratifying
(C) clear
(D) lucid

38. Dormant
(A) active
(B) vigilant
(C) slow
(D) inactive ✓

89. Foible
(A) virtue
(B) sports
(C) trivial
(D) weakness ✓

90. Reconcile
(A) popular
(B) adjust  ✓
(C) praise
(D) false

91. Infringe
(A) conserve
(B) violate ✓
(C) instill
(D) divert

92. Which country is the largest trading partner of Pakistan?
(A) UK
(B) USA ✓
(C) Canada
(D) UAE

93. ‘Fleet Street’ London is famous for:
(A) Banking and financial offices
(B) Offices of the cargo companies
(C) Offices of the newspapers and press agencies ✓
(D) Offices of the royal navy establishment

94. India granted Pakistan Most Favored Nation Status (MFN) in mutual trade in:-
(A) 1992
(B) 1994
(C) 1996 ✓
(D) 2006

95. What do you understand by the disease ‘Insomnia’?
(A) Inability to sleep ✓
(B) Colourblindness
(C) Depression
(D) None of these

96. The World’s famous Madame Tussaud’s museum is situated in:
(A) Paris
(B) London ✓
(C) Rome
(D) New York

97. “Dassu Dam” is being constructed in:-
(A) Punjab
(B) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ✓
(C) Northern Areas
 D) Balochistan

98. Ornithology is the study of:
(A) Birds  ✓
(B) Insects
(C) Sea animals
(D) Sea plants

99. 1 metric ton is equal to:
(A) 100 kg
(B) 500 kg
(C) 1000 kg ✓
(D) 1500 kg

100. Which part of human body is most affected by Hepatitis virus?
(A) Liver ✓
(B) Lungs
(C) Spleen
(D) Pancreas
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