FPSC Assistant Director Ministary of Defence Solved Past Paper 2012



1. Government approved the National Anthem in:
(A) August 1954 ✓ 
(B) August 1938
(C) August 1952
(D) August 1944

2. The rank of Pakistan among the world’s largest countries area wise is:
(A) 32nd
(B) 33th
(C) 34th
(D) 35th ✓

3. The word “Pakistan” was coined by:
(A) Ch. Rehmat Ali ✓
(B) Liaquat Ali Khan
(C) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(D) Quaid-e-Azam

4. The number of stanzas there in the national anthem are:
(A) Four
(B) Three ✓
(C) Eight
(D) Nine

5. The tune of national anthem is based on:
(A) Eastern music ✓
(B) Western music
(C) Persian music
(D) Arabic music

6. The last Mughal emperor to sit on the peacock throne was:
(A) Bahadur Shah Zafar
(B) Aurangzeb
(C) Muhammad Shah ✓
(D) Shah Alam II

7. The verses of the National Anthem were composed by:
(A) Faiz Ahmad Faiz
(B) Josh Malieh Abadi
(C) Ahmad Nadim Kasmi
(D) Abdul Assur Hafeez Jullundhri ✓

8. The tune of national anthem was composed by:
(A) Ahmed G. Chagla ✓
(B) M. Ashraf
(C) A. Hameed
(D) Tahir Ali

9. For the preparation of National anthem a committee was constituted by the government in December 1948 under the chairmanship of:
(A) Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar ✓
(B) Liaquat Ali Khan
(C) MaulviTamiz-ud-Din
(D) Fazl-e-Haque

10. The tune composed by Chagla was selected provisionally in:
(A) 1940
(B) 1955
(C) 1950 ✓
(D) 1953

11. The tune composed by Chagla finally approved for the National anthem in:
(A) June 1944
(B) June 1954 ✓
(C) June 1950
(D) June 1953

12. The national anthem of Pakistan was approved in:
(A) August, 1945
(B) August 1954 ✓
(C) August, 1952
(D) August 1950

13. The number of lines each Stanza of national anthem is comprised of:
(A) 6 lines
(B) 4 lines
(C) 7 lines
(D) 5 lines ✓

14. The largest fort of Pakistan that is Rani Kot Fort is situated near the city:
(A) Hyderabad ✓
(B) Peshawar
(C) Rawalpindi
(D) Lahore

15. Ghandaca Art is related to:
(A) Moenjadaro
(B) Kot Digi
(C) Harappa
(D) Taxila ✓

16. The number of alphabets are in Urdu language are:
(A) 37 ✓
(B) 40
(C) 32
(D) 30

17. The national game of Pakistan is:
(A) Polo
(B) Hockey ✓
(C) Football
(D) Cricket

18. The mausoleum of Jahangir was built by:
(A) Nur Jahan at Lahore ✓
(B) Shahjahan at Agra
(C) Shahjahan at Delhi
(D) Nur Jahan at Fatehpur Sikri

19. The Peacock throne was made for:
(A) Jahangir
(B) Akbar
(C) Shahjahan ✓
(D) Aurangzeb

20. The national language of Pakistan is:
(A) Urdu ✓
(B) Punjabi, English & Urdu
(C) English
(D) English & Urdu

21. Who was the first one to conquer Persia?
(A) Hazrat Abu Bakr bin Jarrah (RA)
(B) Hazrat Saad bin Abi Waqqas (RA) ✓
(C) Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed (RA)
(D) Hazrat Usamah bin Zaid (RA)

22. Who was the first Commander in Chief of *he Islamic Army?
(A) Hazrat Hamza bin Abdul Mutlib (RA) ✓
(B) Hazrat Saad bin Abi Waqqas (RA)
(C) Hazrat Ali bin Abu Talib (RA)
(D) None of them

23. Hazrat Zakariya (AS) was the contemporary of.
(A) Hazrat Uzair (AS)
(B) Hazrat Younas (AS)
(C) Hazrat Issa (AS) ✓
(D) Hazrat Musa (AS)

24. Which Prophet (A.S.) was the carpenter by profession?
(A) Hazrat Musa (AS)
(B) Hazrat Issa (AS)
(C) Hazrat Zakariya (AS) ✓
(D) Hazrat Yousaf (AS)

25. The only Surah of the Holy Quran which is not started with ‘Bismillah’ is:
(A) Surah Al-Ahzab
(B) Surah Al-Taubah ✓
(C) Surah Al-Jinn
(D) None of them

26. The Holy Book revealed to Hazrat Daud (AS) is
(A) Injeel
(B) Taurat
(C) Zubur ✓
(D) None of them

27. Holy Prophet (PBUH) delivered his farewell sermon at Arafat on
(A) 8th Zulhajj
(B) 10th Zulhajj ✓
(C) 9th Zulhajj
(D) 11th Zulhajj

28. The Treaty of Hudabia was signed in:
(A) 5th Hijrah
(B) 6th Hijrah ✓
(C) 7th Hijrah
(D) 8th Hijrah

29. Which was the first Ghazwa of Islam?
(A) Abwa ✓
(B) Badr
(C) Ohad
(D) Mota

30. Ghazwa Abwa is also known as:
(A) Ghazwa Widdan ✓
(B) Ghazwa
(C) Ghazwa Ohad
(D) Ghazwa Badr

31. Name the mosque where almost seventy prophets are buried?
(A) Masjid-ul-Navbi
(B) Masjid-ul-Hanif ✓
(C) Masjid-ui-Aqsa
(D) None of them

32. The longest Surah in the Holy Quran is:
(A) Surah Al Imran
(B) Surah Al-Baqrah ✓
(C) Surah Al-Falaq
(D) Surah An-Nisa

33. The shortest Surah in the Holy Quran is:
(A) Surah An-Nisa
(B) Surah Al-Ahzab
(C) Surha Al-Baqarah
(D) Surah Al-Kausar ✓

34. The number of Prophets whose names are in the Holy Quran are:
(A) 10
(B) 25 ✓
(C) 35
(D) 37

35. Injeel (Bible) is the Holy Book of:
(A) Hindus
(B) Christians ✓
(C) Parsis
(D) Jews

36. The Magna Carta was signed during the reign of:
(A) Edward II
(B) Henry IV
(C) John II ✓
(D) Queen Elizabeth

37. The flag of Denmark is the oldest state flag still in use. The flag is known as:
(A) Dannebrog ✓
(B) Union flag
(C) Union Jack
(D) Deuche

38. Which Roman governor ordered the execution of Hazrat Issa (AS)?
(A) Theodore
(B) Politus ✓
(C) Herodus
(D) None of these

39. Magna Carta was signed by the King of England in?
(A) 1215 ✓
(B) 1315
(C) 1415
(D) 1515

40. 'Renaissance' is:
(A) An event of Russian Revolution
(B) An event of French Revolution
(C) A period of revival or rebirth of learning ✓
(D) A war which took place between England and France

41 Conservative leader Angela Markel became the Chancellor of Germany on 10th October, 2005
(A) First female chancellor of Germany ✓
(B) Second female chancellor of Germany
(C) Third female chancellor of Germany
(D) None of these

42. The French Revolution began in the year:
(A) 1770
(B) 1788
(C) 1789 ✓
(D) 1750

43. The French Revolution gave rise to the theory of:
(A) Communism
(B) Nationalism
(C) Democracy
(D) Socialism ✓

44. 'Renaissance' took place in Europe during:
(A) 12th century
(B) 10th century
(C) 15th century ✓
(D) 18th century

45. Who emerged as a great leader in France as a result of the 'French Revolution'?
(A) Voltaire
(B)Napoleon Bonaparte ✓
(C) Karl Marx
(D) None of these

46. Who was called as the kidnapper of the scholars?
(A) Haroon-ur-Rasheed
(B) Mahmood Ghaznavi ✓
(C) Abu Jafar Mansoor
(D) Alamgir

47. The slogan of the French Revolution was
(A) One nation, one leader, and one flag
(B) Government of the people, by the people
(C) Liberty, equality, and fraternity ✓
(D) Workers of the world unite

48. The French Revolution ended in
(A) 1780
(B) 1785
(C) 1790
(D) 1793 ✓

49. The Russian Revolution took place in the year:
(A) 1917 ✓
(B) 1914
(C) 1910
(D) 1920

50. The Bolshevik Revolution is associated with:
(A) France
(B) Germany
(C) Russia ✓
(D) England
51. Headquarter of Universal Postal Union is located in:
(A) Berne ✓
(B) New York
(C) Geneva
(D) London

52. The term of Koofi Annan as a general secretary of UNO was from 1st January, 1997 to:
(A) 31 December, 2007
(B) 30 June, 2006
(C) 31 December, 2006 ✓
(D) 30 June, 2007

53. UNO's 'Oil for Food' Program is associated with which country?
(A) Sudan
(B) North Korea
(C) Iran
(D) Iraq ✓

54. United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) was established in:
(A) 1988
(B) 1956
(C) 1965 ✓
(D) 1967

55. Headquarter of United Nations Relief and Work for Palestine Refugees In the North East (UNRWA) is located in:
(A) Vienna
(B) Geneva
(C) New York ✓
(D) London

56. Which is the largest jungle of Pakistan?
(A) Changa Manga ✓
(B) Junpur
(C) Chitral
(D) Chichawatni

57. The current growth rate of population in Pakistan is
(A) 1.8% ✓
(B) 1.7%
(C) 1.6%
(D) 1.9%

58. What is the current literacy rate of Pakistan in Feb. 2010?
(A) 49%
(B) 56% ✓
(C) 45%
(D) 44%

59. How many Radio station were working in Pakistan at the time of partition of sub continent?
(A) 3 ✓
(B) 4
(C) 5
(D) 6

60. When was the First Woman Bank established in Pakistan?
(A) Dec 1, 1988
(B) August 14, 1948
(C) Dec 1, 1973
(D) Dec 1, 1989 ✓

61. Name the largest museum found in Pakistan
(A) Karachi ✓
(B) Lahore
(C) Multan
(D) Islamabad

62. Who has been appointed as the first governor of Gilgit-Baltistan?
(A) Shamma Khalid
(B) Zafar Shah ✓
(C) Akbar Shah
(D) Nawaz Shah

63. Name the longest river of Pakistan
(A) Chenab
(B) Karaola
(C) Indus ✓
(D) Jehlum

64. The first Nishan-e-Haider was won by
(A) Capt. Raja Sarwar ✓
(B) Major Aziz Bhatti
(C) Major Muhammad Tufail
(D) FI. Lt. Sarfraz Rafiquee

65. Name the first Lady Major General in the Pakistan Army
(A) Dr. Reheme Sarwar
(B) Dr. Nosheen Rehman
(C) Dr. Razia Imtiaz
(D) Dr. Shahida Malik ✓

66. Tea worth Rs. 126 per kg and Rs. 135 per kg are mixed with a third variety in the ratio 1:1:
2. If the mixture is worth Rs. 153 per kg, the price of the third variety per kg will be:
(A) Rs. 187
(B) Rs. 172
(C) Rs. 175.50 ✓
(D) Rs. 180

67. A merchant has 1000 kg of sugar, part of which he sells at 8% profit and the rest at 18% profit. He gaids 14% on the whole. The quantity sold at 18% profit is:
(A) 460 kg
(B) 660 kg
(C) 600 kg ✓
(D) 640 kg

68. Two vessels A and B contain spirit and water mixed in the ratio 5 : 2 and 7 : 6 respectively. Find the ratio in which these mixture be mixed to obtain a new mixture in vessel C containing spirit and water in the ratio 8 : 5?
(A) 5:3
(B) 9 : 4
(C) 5:6
(D) 7:9 ✓

69. One quality of wheat at Rs. 9 30 per kg is mixed with another quality at a certain rate in the ratio 8 : 7. If the mixture so formed be worth Rs. 10 per kg, what is the rate per kg of the second quality of wheat?
(A) Rs. 12
(B) Rs 10.60
(C) Rs. 10.80 ✓
(D) Rs. 15

70. A milk vendor has 2 cans of milk. The first contains 25% water and the rest milk The second contains 50% water. How much milk should he mix from each of the containers so as to get 12 litres of milk such that the ratio of water to milk is 3: 5?
(A) 9 litres, 8 litres
(B) 7 litres, 5 litres
(C) 6 litres, 7 litres
(D) 6 litres, 6 litres ✓

Directions: Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word

71. YOB
(A) Annoyed
(B) intelligent
(C) Humble
(D) Aggressive ✓

(A) Climax ✓
(B) Beginning
(C) Middle
(D) Bottom

(A) Gloomy ✓
(B) Diseased
(C) Calm
(D) Disappointed

74. BASH
(A) Strike ✓
(B) Neglect
(C) Ignore
(D) Embrace

(A) Bargain ✓
(B) Accept
(C) Postpone
(D) Reject

(A) Awful
(B) Irrelevant
(C) Shallow
(D) Profound ✓

(A) Crisis
(B) Misfortune ✓
(C) Failure
(D) Helplessness

(A) Rude
(B) Impertinent
(C) Blunt
(D) Frank ✓

Directions: Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the italicised bold part of the sentence

79. If you waver at the last minute, you shall face blare.
(A) resolve
(B) decide ✓
(C) settle
(D) hesitate

80. A government rocked by frequent scandals is an effete set of people with no credibility
(A) exhausted ✓
(B) stupid
(C) excited
(D) innocent

81. She does not get her work done punctually and properly because she is always dawdling.
(A) confused
(B) playing
(C) loitering ✓
(D) chit-chatting

82. The little coy bride was admired by everyone,
(A) beautiful
(B) shy ✓
(C) talented
(D) sweet

83. The small boy was able to give a graphic description of the thief.
(A) vague
(B) broad
(C) vivid
(D) drawing
(E) picture ✓

84. He was dismissed from service because they found him dishonest.
(A) prevented
(B) retrieved
(C) fired
(D) stepped ✓

85. The story Is too fantastic to be credible.
(A) praiseworthy
(B) readable
(C) believable ✓
(D) false

Directions: In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word

(A) Treasure ✓
(B) Wastage
(C) Defeat
(D) Vague

(A) Entrusted
(B) Convicted ✓
(C) Burdened
(D) Freed

(A) Refined ✓
(B) Cheerful
(C) Jolly
(D) Relevant

(A) Purchase
(B) Destroy
(C) Waste ✓
(D) Invest

(A) Prolific
(B) Profligate
(C) Prolix ✓
(D) Bucolic

(A) Bright
(B) Splendid
(C) Smart
(D) Happy ✓

(A) Scarce
(B) Limited ✓
(C) Faulty
(D) Deficient

(A) Induce
(B) Diminish ✓
(C) Destroy
(D) Shrink

Directions: Select the word or phrase which Is closest to the opposite in meaning of the italicised bold word or phrase.

94. It was a mystery as to where the young girl had acquired such a cynical attitude.
(A) mature
(B) naive ✓
(C) eccentric
(D) crazy

95. Avogadro's hypothesis has proved significant till the present day.
(A) fact
(B) theory ✓
(C) experiment
(D) conclusion

96. There has always been a feeling of rancour between the two families.
(A) rivalry
(B) competition
(C) friendliness ✓
(D) suspicion

97. The government is taking measures to augment the country's food supply.
(A) prohibit
(B) decrease ✓
(C) surpass
(D) compensate

98. People know him for his vanity.
(A) humanity
(B) honesty
(C) courtesy
(D) modesty ✓

99. Let us not aggravate the sufferings of the poor.
(A) abbreviate
(B) alleviate ✓
(C) advocate
(D) appreciate

100. He stood gazing at the serene expanse of the sea.
(A) ruffled ✓
(B) clear
(C) tranquil
(D) scenic

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