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PMS Tips and Tricks

One should be very careful while opting for optional subjects.

Subject selection
The syllabus of PMS is very lengthy because the option of the groups is very limited as compared to the CSS syllabus. So one should be very careful while opting for optional subjects. Besides, the restriction to choose one subject from one group is difficult for the candidates.

If I suggest to opt for the scoring subjects, the following subjects can be chosen. Firstly, Social Work is very scoring and its syllabus is very concise and to the point. Secondly, Punjabi with Social Work is very scoring combination. Besides these subjects, following combination will be helpful in securing higher marks;

1.    Public Administration, Social Work and Geography
2.    Punjabi, Social Work and Geography
3.    Punjabi, Social Work  and Public Administration

Sometimes students choose that subject in which they did masters. Same is the case with me I opted for Economics because I did masters in it. So my advice is that if I one has good command over his subject then that subject can be opted. As the law graduate can select Law. Sociology in the PMS is discouraged because of its lengthy syllabus.

General Knowledge

General Knowledge paper in the PMS is based on MCQs type so one should prepare this subject according to its requirement. Following topics should be prepared comprehensively:

For English composition, one should write simple and without grammar mistakes. Whereas the translation from Urdu to English is concerned, it should be idiomatic ones.
 
  •  Indo-Pak relations
  •  Pak-Iran relations
  •  Palestine issue
  •  Other contemporary movements happening at the moment
  •  Somalia
  •   Egypt
  •  Geographical location of Pakistan
  •  Straits
  •  Waterfalls
  •  Deserts
  •  Seas
  •  Rivers
  • Presidents and vice – presidents of all major countries
  • Capitals, currencies
  • Organisations, its headquarters and chairmen
For Everyday Science; Universe, units, current discoveries, geography and 3000 MCQs from  Muhammad Shahrukh Niazi’s book ‘Discovering the world of MCQs’

Besides, one should not rely on the General Knowledge books, one should also read the Daily Dawn, World Times Magazine.

English Essay and Composition

The major problem that the candidates confront in the English essay is the time limit. The time limit is two hours and it is very difficult for the candidate to write a long essay and justify his points and make an outline within two hours. So for this one has to practise it within two hours.

For English composition, one should write simple and without grammar mistakes. Whereas the translation from Urdu to English is concerned, it should be idiomatic ones.

 By: Abdullah Khurram Niazi

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