## Assistant in Services and General Administration MCQs Past Paper 2020

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

FOR POST OF ASSISTANT BPS-16 (2020)

SERVICES & GENERAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

REGULAR BASIS

19-RC/22/2020

Test Date: 12 Dec 2021

The answers of questions marked with * are subject to change with time

**NOTE: Each question carry 1 mark, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer**

TIME ALLOWED: 90 MINS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100

**01. My father was so poor _____.**

A. To get medical help for my mother

B. That he cannot buy food for us**C. That he could not buy food for us***

D. To send me to school

**02. The sum of the squares of two positive integers is 100 and the difference of their squares is 28. The sum of the numbers is:**

A. 12

B. 13**C. 14**

D. 15

Let the two numbers be x and y

(x^{2} + y^{2}) = 100 . . . (i)

(x^{2} – y^{2}) = 28 . . . (ii)

Adding both the equations

x^{2} + x^{2} + y^{2} – y^{2} = 100 + 28

2x^{2} = 128

x^{2} = 128 / 2

x^{2} = 64

x = 8

Put the value of x in one of the above equations to calculate the value of y.

Hence y = 6

Sum of both numbers = 6 + 8 = 14

**03. Whose birth year is 150 AH, when Imam Abu Hanifa died:**

A. Imam Malik ibn Anas**B. Imam Shafi’i**

C. Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal

D. Imam Bukhari

**04. Pakistan needs how many votes from FATF members to exit from grey list?**

A. 10**B. 12**

C. 14

D. 16

**05. One of the following words means ‘A person who causes trouble’.**

A. Oblivious**B. Nuisance**

C. Traditionalist

D. Eccentric

**06. ‘Daughter of the East’ is written by:**

A. Fatima Bhutto**B. Benazir Bhutto**

C. Nusrat Bhutto

D. Bilawal Bhutto

**07. There are twice as many boys as there are girls. If 30% of the boys and 45% of the girls failed in the exams then what percentage of the class passed the exams? **

A. 35%

B. 40%**C. 65%**

D. 52%

Let the number of girls = x

So the number of boys = 2x

Total students = x + 2x = 3x

Percentage of boys failed = 30%

Number of boys failed = 0.3 × 2x = 0.6x

Percentage of girls failed = 45%

Number of girls failed = 0.45 × x = 0.45x

Total students failed = 0.6x + 0.45x = 1.05x

Total students passed = 3x – 1.05x = 1.95x

Percentage of passed students = 1.95x ÷ 3x × 100

= 0.65 × 100 = 65%

**08. Feral means:**

A. Well-planned

B. Overweight**C. Wild**

D. Handsome

**09. Car batteries use _____ that reacts with lead plates to generate electricity.**

A. Nitric acid**B. Sulphuric acid**

C. Hydrochloric acid

D. Acetic acid

**10. Pakistan’s ideology is based on the ideas of:**

A. Theocracy

B. Democracy**C. Islam**

D. Monarchy