Model Paper for PMS General Knowledge Exam



1.    One of the main objectives of All India Muslim League at the time of its creation was :-
(a)     To be loyal to the Indian British government
(b)    To take active part in politics of the country
(c)    To be close to the Hindu community
(d)    Not to take side with any Indian community

2.    Hindi-Urdu Controversy of 1867 had far-reaching conse-quences because:-
(a)    It was the forerunner of The Two Nation Theory
(b)    Made Muslims think to be close to the Hindu culture
(c)    To depend on the British government for justice
(d)    To be indifferent to the controversy

3.    Aligarh Muslim College started by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in 1877 had a clear programme:-
(a)    To keep the Muslim community abreast with Western knowledge
(b)    To make Muslims learn Arabic and Persian only
(c)    To give students military education
(d)    To educate Muslim youth to be politically active

4.    Simla deputation of October 1906 had the following purpose:-
(a)     For future elections in the country Muslim community would get Separate Electorate
(b)    The deputation was advised to take active part in politics
(c)    The deputation was directed to be friendly with the rulers
(d)    To be in harmony with the Hindu community of India

5.    Chaudhary Rahmat Ali published a leaflet “Now or Never: Are We to Live or Perish Forever’ issued on January 28, 1933, from Cambridge with the objective:-
(a)    To create a separate and independent Muslim State
(b)    To develop friendship with the British as a Muslim community
(c)    To grow the concept of Indianism
(d)    To work with other Indian communities for liberation of India

6.    Arya Samaj was founded in 1875:-
(a)    To protect the interests of India
(b)    The Arya Samaj revived and reformed Hinduism
(c)    To cooperate with the Indian government
(d)    To be a social organisation working for the good of the poor

7.    For what purpose the Muslim League changed its manifesto in 1913?
(a)    Became hostile towards the British
(b)    Demanded self-government suitable for India
(c)    To remain aloof from Indian politics
(d)    To criticise and oppose the Hindu community

8.    The Kanpur Mosque episode took place in August 1913, its result was:-
(a)    It made the Muslims feel ignored by the Indian government
(b)    The Muslims were disappointed by the Hindus Press
(c)    They decided to leave India and migrate to neighbouring Muslim countries
(d)    It created political awakening among the Indian Muslims

9.    Nawab Viqar-ul-Malik became Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Aligarh College and’
(a)    He did not take any interest in welfare of the students
(b)    Encouraged students to take active part in politics
(c)    Did not take any disciplinary action against the students
(d)    He made Islamic religion as a compulsory subject for all students. He also encouraged the students to pray regularly.

10.    On May 28, 1920, the Khilafat Committee passed a resolution in support of Non-Cooperation Movement started by Gandhi with the result:-
(a)    It created amity between Muslims and Hindus to work together to get their grievances redressed by the government of India
(b)    It could not be activated due to Hindu-Muslim differences
(c)    The Congress opposed the movement
(d)    By and large the Muslim community did not want to get Hindu support

11.    The Anjuman-i-Himayat-i-Islam was founded in 1884, with the objective:-
(a)    It was for social gathering among Muslims of Punjab
(b)    To help them to secure government jobs
(c)    To encourage non-communal approach to provincial problems
(d)    To defend Islam against the onslaughts of the missionaries and to provide western education along with religious instructions

12.    Why Syed Amir Ali resigned from the Muslim League in 1913?
(a)    The Muslim League did not do sufficient work for its members
(b)    It criticised the government
(c)    It supported the Hindu cause
(d)    The party had no clear-cut policy

13.    What is the most important provision of the Simon Commission Report published in 1930?
(a)    Recommendations for the introduction of Federal system of government in India
(b)    Dyarchy should continue
(c)    No reforms in the provinces
(d)    The importance of the majority community should be accepted

14.    The second part of the Act of 1935 could not be put into practice because. :-
(a)    All India Congress did not wish to join the Federal government
(b)    There was state of emergency on the eve of World War-II
(c)    There was law and order problem in India
(d)    The Indian princes refused to join the Federation

15.    The provincial election under the Act of 1935 held in 1937 had the following results:-
(a)    The Muslim League won majority of seats reserved for the community
(b)    By and large the Muslim League failed miserably in the contest
(c)    The Congress had success only in a few provinces
(d)    A number of political parties boycotted the elections

16.    Identify the correct statement in view of 1937 provincial elections in Punjab:-

(a)    The Muslim League won a majority of seats reserved for Muslims
(b)    It captured only two provincial assembly seats
(c)    It made an alliance with the Unionist Party
(d)    It won a number of seats in rural constituencies

17.    Quaid-i-Azam in his presid-ential address on 25th session of the Muslim League at Lucknow on October 15, 1937, gave direction about:-
(a)    Power and self-reliance for political success
(b)    Cooperation with the majority community
(c)    To remain loyal to the government
(d)    Muslims to keep away from politics

18.    Sindh Muslim League passed one of the following resolutions in 1938:-
(a)    Federalism to continue
(b)    Muslims to join other commu-nities for political progress
(c)    Concentration on education
(d)    Resolved to have division of India on the basis of Two Nation Theory

19.    Quaid-i-Azam in an article in ‘Time and Tide’ in 1937 mentioned that:-
(a)    Islam and Hinduism are incompatible
(b)    Muslims to share power as equal partners
(c)    Muslims should concentrate on political organisations
(d)    None of these

20.    The Muslim League Resolution of divide and quit in 1943 was against the movement of quit India proposed in 1942 by:-
(a) Gandhi    (b) Pandit Nehru
(c)    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(d)    Pant

21.    Gandhi-Jinnah talks of 1944 failed due to:-
(a)    Opposition by the Khaksars
(b)    Red Shirts    (c)  The Ahrar
(d)    Two Nation Theory

22.    The Simla Conference of 1945 failed due to:-
(a)    Arrogance of the Congress leaders
(b)    Callousness by F. M. Lord Wavell, the Viceroy of India
(c)    The derogatory approach about Muslims by the Hindu press
(d)    Demand by the Quaid to have all Muslims seats to be allocated to the Muslim League

23.    The results of the election 1945-46 showed:-
(a)    That the Unionist Party won majority of Muslim seats
(b)    The Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind captured a few seats
(c)    The National Muslims got a few seats
(d)    The Muslim League captured all the reserved seats for the Muslims at the Centre

24.    The Muslim League rejected the Cabinet Mission Plan on July 27, 1946. About others:-
(a)    Congress rejected the plan in toto
(b)    Congress accepted only the-long term plan
(c)    The British government was not clear about it
(d)    Hindu extremists were lukewarm about it

25.    The Interim Government was formed in 1946. Who was the prime minister?
(a)    Pandit Nehru
(b)    F. M. Lord Wavell
(c)    Liaquat Ali Khan
(d)    None of these

26.    Sir Cyril Redcliffe announced the Boundary Commission Award on August 17, 1947, which was biased due to whom?
(a)    Lord Mountbatten
(b)    Pandit Nehru
(c)    S.V. Patel
(d)    Maharaja Sadu Singh of Bikaner

27.    Why Quaid-i-Azam launched Direct Action Day on August 16, 1946?
(a)    To protest against breach of pledge by Viceroy F. M. Lord Wavell
(b)    To oppose the Congress policies
(c)    To get support from the masses for party membership
(d)    To crush the upsurge of National Muslims

28.    On January 17, 1923, an official reception was given to celebrate the honour of Knighthood besto-wed on Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Iqbal. The venue was:-
(a)    Delhi     (b) Aligarh
(c)    Lahore    (d)    London

29.    Gandhi renounced his formal membership from the Congress in:-
(a)    1934        (b) 1940
(c)    1943        (d) 1947

30.    Quaid-i-Azam resigned from membership of Congress in:-
(a) 1913        (b) 1916
(c) 1920        (d) 1922

31.    Ayub Khan was member of the All Talents Cabinet in 1954. Name the prime minister.
(a)    Mohammad Ali Bogra
(b)    Ch. Muhammad Ali
(c)    Iskander Mirza
(d)    Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy

32.    One of the important incidents of the 20th century was moon-landing. Who became the first man to set foot on the moon:-
(a)    Michael Collins
(b)    Neil Armstrong
(c)    Edwin Adrin    (d)    Jean Arp

33.    Parity for representation was created by formation of One Unit in West Pakistan, in the year:-
(a)    1952        (b) 1954
(c)    1955        (d) 1956

34.    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan under the 1956 Constitution was to be headed by a President.
(a)    The President may not be a Muslim
(b)    The President had to be a Muslim
(c)    The Constitution was silent about it
(d)    He had to be fifty-five years of age

35.    About relationship between Federal Government and pro-vinces under the 1956 Consti-tution, mention the correct relationship from the following:-
(a)    There were three lists of items, Federal, Provincial and Concurrent
(b)    There were two lists of items; Federal and Provincial
(c)    There was only one Federal list of items and residuary powers belonged to the provinces
(d)    There were two lists of items with Federal having two parts and a Concurrent list

36.    Under the 1956 Constitution of Pakistan, prime minister:-
(a)    Had to be a Muslim
(b)    No condition of being a Muslim
(c)    No need to be an elected member of the National Assembly
(d)    Had to be 45 years of age

37.    The concept of Controlled De-mocracy was propagated by President Iskander Mirza:-
(a)    He forced Prime Minister Suhrawardy to resign due to his personal whims, even though he had political right to address the National Assembly
(b)    He controlled the political process
(c)    He made bureaucracy powerful in decision making
(d)    He considered elections as a farce

38.    Why President Iskander Mirza imposed emergency and dissolved the Assemblies on October 7, 1958?
(a)    He had the apprehension that the newly elected Assemblies under the 1956 Constitution may not vote to elect him as permanent president
(b)    Problem of law and order
(c)    Criminal implications of the opposition by the ruling party, opposed by him    (d)    Food crisis

39.    Name the first elected president of Pakistan:-
(a)    Iskander Mirza
(b)    F. M. Ayub Khan
(c)    Ch. Fazal Elahi    (d) Farooq Leghari

40.    According to the 1962 Consti-tution in case the president resigns who had to succeed him?
(a)    The Speaker of the National Assembly
(b)    The Commander-in-Chief of the Army
(c)    The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
(d)    Election by the Basic Democrats

41.    President F. M. Ayub Khan announced on March 13, 1969, his acceptance of the two demands, Parliamentary Government and direct elections with the result:-
(a)    The concept of controlled democracy was introduced
(b)    Indirect system of voting was rejected
(c)    Vested groups increased their influence on decision making
(d)    The powers of bureaucracy were increased

42.    The Awami League contested the 1970 elections on the basis of six-point programme for regional autonomy issued on Feb 12, 1966:-
(a)    The manifesto of the party was against the spirit of Legal Frame-work Order issued on March 20, 1970
(b)    President Agha Yahya Khan called it an approach of a demagogue
(c)    It was narrow thinking
(d)    It supported national cohesion

43.    The control of Federal Govern-ment came to an end on December 16, 1971 in East Pakistan with the result:-
(a)    The Two Nation Theory as basis of independence came to an end
(b)    The Two Nation Theory is still intact because the term ‘States’ was used in the Lahore Resolution of 1940
(c)    It resulted due to cultural pluralism
(d)    It happened due to One Nation Theory

44.    Another important develop-ment in the 20th century in the field of medicine was the introd-uction of ‘antibiotics’. Pencillion was introduced by:-
(a)    Alexander Fleming
(b)    Marcus Antonius
(c)    Georges Bizet
(d)    Charles Cornwallis

45.    Civilian Martial Law with Presi-dent Z. A. Bhutto at the helm of affairs came to an end on:-
(a)    April 2, 1972    (b)    April 21, 1972
(c)    Aug 14, 1973    (d)    Aug 15, 1973

46.    President Ziaul Haq nominated Majlis-i-Shoora (Federal Council) in 1981:-
(a)    The Majlis-i-Shoora had no powers
(b)    It could make legislation
(c)    It could criticise the government
(d)    The executive was accountable to the Majalis

47.    The Federal Shariat Court was established in:-
(a)    1978        (b)    1979
(c)    1980        (d)    1985

48.    When was the Qisas and Diyat Ordinance put into force?
(a)    Dec 2, 1988    (b)    March 1, 1989
(c)    Oct 13, 1990    (d)    Dec 20, 1992

49.    When was the post of Chairman Joint Chiefs of the Staff Committee created?
(a)    March 2, 1976    (b)    March 1, 1977
(c)    Dec 10, 1977    (d)    Jan 2, 1978

50.    When was the first Azad Kashmir government established?
(a)    Aug 14, 1947    (b)    Oct 24, 1947
(c)    Oct 24, 1949    (d)    Dec 1, 1949

51.    The President under the 1973 Constitution is elected:-
(a)    By direct election
(b)    By National Assembly
(c)    By joint session of the National Assembly and Senate
(d)    By two Houses of the Parliament and the four provincial assemblies

52.    The provision to have 20 rese-rved women seats in the National Assembly under the 1973 Consti-tution expired on holding General Election in the year:-
(a)    Feb. 1985    (b)    Nov. 1988
(c)    Oct. 1990    (d)    Oct. 1993

53.    In November 1996, President Farooq Leghari dismissed the Benazir government under Section 58(2)(b) of 1973 Constitution. Reason for the action:-
(a)     Political crisis
(b)    Vote of no-confidence in the National Assembly
(c)    Allegation of corruption
(d)    Difference between the presi-dent and prime minister about party matters

54.    The only citizen of Pakistan who won the Nobel Prize:-
(a)    Abdul Qadeer Khan
(b)    Dr. Usmani
(c)    Dr. Abdul Salam
(d)    Faiz Ahmad Faiz

55.    Sassi Punnu is a known legend of :-
(a)    Punjabi    (b)    Sindhi
(c)    Pushto    (d)    Balochi

56.    Which is the highest peak of Himalayan range in Pakistan?
(a)    Nanga Parbat    (b)    K-2
(c)    Mount Everest    (d)    Kithar

57.    Harapa was a centre of:-
(a)    Persian Civilisation
(b)    Hindu Civilisation
(c)    Greek Civilisation
(d)    Indus Valley Civilisation

58.    Takhi Baht, an ancient historical site, is located in:-
(a)    Punjab    (b)    Sindh
(c)    Khyber PK    (d)    Balochistan

59.    Indicate the coldest city of Pakistan:-
(a)    Ziarat    (b)    Murree
(c)    Swat        (d)    Ayubia

60.    Which county is situated in North of Pakistan?
(a)    India        (b)    Afghanistan
(c)    Iran        (d)    China

61.    Nanga Parbat is located in:-
(a)    Chitral    (b)    Gilgit
(c)    Azad Kashmir    (d)    None of these

62.    After agriculture, it employs the largest number of labourers:-
(a)     Finance and Social Services
(b)    Industry     (c)    Mining
(d)    Fishing

63.    PTV started its transmission from:-
(a)    Sept 24, 1962    (b)    Oct 24, 1963
(c)    Nov 26, 1964    (d)    Dec 26, 1965

64.    Bulk of Tobacco is produced in:-
(a)    Punjab    (b)    Sindh
(c)    Khyber PK    (d)    Balochistan

65.    The largest gas field was discovered in:-
(a)    1951        (b)    1952
(c)    1953        (d)    1955

66.    The Council of Common Intere-sts under the 1973 Constitution has to:-
(a)    Make the Federation work successfully with emphasis on National Integration
(b)    Create disparity among the provinces
(c)    Work for the good of non-Muslims
(d)    Work for the protection of Balochistan’s natural resources

67.    The oldest oil well of Pakistan is situated in:-
(a)    Sibi        (b)    Attock
(c)    Kalabagh    (d)    Makran

68.    When were the citizens of FATA given the right to vote?
(a)    1977        (b)    1985
(c)    1988        (d)    1997

69.    When Pakistan became member of the United Nations?
(a)    Sept 30, 1947    (b)    Aug 30, 1948
(c)    Dec 4, 1984    (d)    Feb 10, 1949

70.    On August 23, 1950, Sir Owen Dixon announced the failure of his mission to resolve the Kashmir deadlock on direction of the Security Council. The reason behind the announcement was:-
(a)    Pakistan was convinced that the people of Kashmir would actively participate in the plebiscite
(b)    Kashmir freedom fighters wanted peace
(c)    Hindu information media dubbed Pakistan as aggressor
(d)    Pandit Nehru, the Prime Minister of India was ambivalent about all proposals to hold plebiscite

71.    Which is Solidarity Day with reference to the people of Kashmir?
(a)     January 30     (b)    February 5
(c)    March 4     (d)    None of these

72.    Who was the president of the UN General Assembly in 1962?
(a)    Sir Zafaruallah Khan
(b)    Sahabzada Yaqoob Ali Khan
(c)    Z. A. Bhutto
(d)    Mohammad Ali Bogra

73.    Who wrote the book entitled ‘Jinnah Pakistan and Islamic Identity’?
(a)    Akber S. Ahmed
(b)    S. M. Burke
(c)    Sharifuddin Pizada
(d)    G. Allana

74.    Who wrote the book entitled ‘Working with Zia’?
(a)    General K. M. Arif
(b)    Lt. General Fazle Haq
(c)    Lt. General Habibullah Khan
(d)    Lt. General F. A. Chisti

75.    Mention the year in which proposal was made to hold local bodies election on party basis:-
(a)    1959        (b)    1975
(c)    1979        (d)    2000

76.    When did Pakistan win the Cricket World Cup?
(a)    1992        (b)    1996
(c)    1998        (d)    1999

77.    Which area of Pakistan is called Babul Islam?
(a)    Khyber    (b)    Punjab
(c)    Swat        (d)    Sindh

78.    Zakat year ends with the last day of:-
(a)    Shawwal    (b)    Shaban
(c)    Muharram    (d)    Rajjab l

79.    Under the influence of bureau-cracy President F. M. Ayub Khan celebrated Decade of Reforms in 1968 with the result:-
(a)    It was beginning of an end of Ayub regime
(b)    The masses admired his policies during the last 10 years
(c)    There was peace and tranquillity in the country
(d)    The students in both wings of the country remained quiet

80.    Mention the General Elections which was boycotted by MRD in:-
(a)     1985        (b)    1988
(c)    1990        (d)    1997

81.    Simla Agreement was signed between India and Pakistan in 1972. They resolved:-
(a)    That the two countries were to settle their differences through bilateral negotiations
(b)    That the two nations would abide by the resolutions of the UN
(c)    That there had to take place a decision on Kashmir dispute
(d)    That the issue of Bangladesh was settled

82.    Mention the Constitution of Pakistan which has Bicameral Legislature:-
(a)    Interim Constitution based on the Act of 1935 and the Indepen-dence Act, 1947
(b)    The 1956 Constitution
(c)    The 1962 Constitution
(d)    The 1973 Constitution

83.    The Muslim Family Laws Ordi-nance, 1961 was introduced by President F. M. Ayub Khan. Its purpose:-
(a)     Provided for the first time the registration of marriages and reinforced rights of inheritance.
(b)    A group of Ulema declared it purposeless
(c)    Encouraged polygamy and broken marriages
(d)    It failed completely to solve the social problems of the society

84.    Captain Sarwar was martyred in 1948 at:-
(a)    Burki Sector    (b)    Wagha Sector
(c)    East Pakistan    (d)    Kashmir

85.    When was the National Anthem of Pakistan first played?
(a)    Aug. 14, 1948
(b)    March. 23, 1949
(c)    Aug. 13, 1954
(d)    Aug. 14, 1955

1.a    2.a    3.a    4.a    5.a
6.b    7.   8.   9.b    10.    a
11.d    12.d    13.a    14.d    15.    b
16.a    17.b    18.d    19.a    20.    a
21.d    22.d    23.   24.   25.    d
26.a    27.a    28.   29.d    30.    c
31.   32.b    33.d    34.b    35.    c
36.   37.   38.a    39.c    40.    a
41.a    42.a    43.c    44.a    45.    c
46.d    47.c    48.   49.a    50.    b
51.d    52.   53.c    54.   55.    a
56.a    57.d    58.   59.   60.    d
61.   62.   63.   64.c    65.    a
66.   67.d    68.   69.a    70.    d
71.b    72.a    73.a    74.a    75.    a
76.a    77.d    78.b    79.b    80.    a
81.   82.d    83.a    84.   85.    c

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