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English for CSS, PMS Précis & Comprehension

English for CSS, PMS Précis & Comprehension

Précis Sample Paragraph As what geographers have estimated, about twenty percent of the earth’s surface is occupied by deserts. A majority of us view deserts as one unique kind of landscape – areas with little or no rainfalls. In actual fact, there are differences between the deserts, though in varying degrees. While it is common for laymen like us to …

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CSS ESSAY

CSS ESSAY

Sample Introductory Paragraphs As I have already explained in my previous articles that an Introductory Paragraph can be started in a number of ways, using different forms of expressions and styles. These styles are categorized and named as Question format, Declarative format, Surprising Statement format, Anecdotal format, Quotation format, Humour format and Famous Person format. The basic purpose of all …

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In Conversation with FAZAIL MUDASSAR, 16th in Punjab, PMS-2016

In Conversation with FAZAIL MUDASSAR, 16th in Punjab, PMS-2016

Topper PMS 2016 Interview (with a record 196 score) I found the methodology and the schedule of the Institute quite up to the mark. The faculty was qualified and the environment encouraging  Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background? Fazail Mudassar (FM): I was educated at Army Public School, Okara Cantt., from kindergarten to …

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Madeleine Albright: Former US Secretary of State

Madeleine Albright: Former US Secretary of State

We’ve all benefitted from globalization, in many ways, but it also is a double-edged sword, because people seem to have lost their identity, and a feeling of belonging. An Introduction Madeleine Albright is a Czech-born American public official who has the honour of being the first woman to hold the cabinet post of US Secretary of State (1997–2001). She has …

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Madame Tussauds Museum

Madame Tussauds Museum

How Madame Tussauds built a business out of beheadings Modern techniques and advanced artistry lends the wax figures a hyper-reality that can be off-putting to some, astounding to others. However, the history of the most famous waxworks of them all, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London, is a dark one. Madame Tussauds has branches all over and is the place …

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Water Crisis in Pakistan

Water Crisis in Pakistan

By: Qurat ul ain Aman  Act before it’s too late Water is one of the basic necessities of life. No life could have been possible on the planet Earth, had there been no water. However, it is a sad reality that we do not bother to take proper measures for securing and preserving our natural resources unless crises start knocking …

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Moving Beyond Kalabagh Dam

Moving Beyond Kalabagh Dam

A Critical Analysis Introduction Recently, a news story about moving the Supreme Court of Pakistan for the construction of the much-disputed Kalabagh Dam appeared in a number of national dailies. A Lahore-based lawyer Ilam ud Din Ghazi filed a petition, in May, in the Lahore registry of the apex court wherein he sought early construction of Kalabagh Dam (hereinafter KBD). …

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Mental Ability

Mental Ability

1. One morning after sunrise, Ali and Asad were standing in a lawn with their back towards each other. Ali’s shadow fell exactly toward left-hand side. Which direction Asad was facing? (a) East        (b) South (c) West       (d) North 2. Nageena is taller than Ayesha but not as tall as Mujahid. Salman is taller than …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA)

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA)

The Prophet’s (PBUH) closest companion & the first Caliph of Islam “Prophets alone bring new faiths. Yet, it’s the disciples and friends who distinguish the new faith. Moses (AS) had his brother Aaron (AS). Jesus (AS) had the 12 apostles. And, Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had Rashidun (Great) caliphs, the first of whom was Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA), Prophet Muhammad’s …

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English for CSS, PMS Comprehension

English for CSS, PMS Précis & Comprehension

Comprehension is another important part of English (Précis & Composition) paper for CSS. In this 20-mark question, aspirants are given a passage that is, according to FPSC’s syllabus for CSS, rich in substance but not very technical or discipline-specific. The paragraph is followed by five questions – each carrying 4 marks – that are to be answered by the aspirants. …

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