General Knowledge and Everyday Science Balochistan PSC Paper 2003

Balochistan Public Service Commission Samungli Road Quetta Cantt. COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR THE POST(s) OF SECTION OFFICERS OFFICERS (B-17) IN THE S&GAD, GOVT: OF BALOCHISTAN GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING EVERYDAY SCIENCE Marks: 100 May 19, 2003 Time: 3 Hours

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Q-1. Write notes on any TWO of the following topics:

i. Geneva Convention.

ii. Gawadar Sea Port.

iii. Mechanization of Agriculture.

iv. T.V. advertisements – their uses and abuses.

v. “Foreign Aid” – A blessing or Curse.

vi. How to solve the problem of unemployment.

vii. Role of Press in Development.

Q-2. Write brief notes on Geographical, Historical, Economic and Strategic Importance of any FIVE of the following:

i. Suez Canal

ii. Guantanamo Bay

iii. Hormuz

iv. Panama Canal

v. English Channel Tunnel

vi. Dardanelle’s Strait

vii. Gibraltar

viii. Gulf of Aden

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Q-3. What do the following terms mean? Attempt any TEN:

i. Alma mater

ii. Hat Trick

iii. Inflation

iv. Veto

v. Knock Out

vi. Catharsis

vii. Sine die

viii. Plaintiff

ix. Extradition

x. Quorum

xi. Embargo

xii. Preamble

xiii. Renaissance

xiv. Barter

xv. Premium

Q-4. What do these abbreviations stand for and why are they in the News these days? Attempt any TEN.

i. N.E.P.R.A.

ii. S.A.R.S.

iii. N.R.B.

iv. K.C.C.I.

v. P.E.M.R.A.

vi. L.T.T.E.

vii. U.N.D.P.

viii. I.C.R.C.

ix. P.C.S.I.R.

x. S.A.A.R.C.

xi. I.A.E.A.

xii. E.E.C.

xiii. L.F.O.

xiv. A.I.D.A.

xv. U.N.I.C.E.F.

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Q-5. Answer any FIFTEEN of the following questions:

i. How are Pulleys useful?

ii. What is Conductor? Give some examples.

iii. What is a Glacier?

iv. How are Clouds formed?

v. What is meant by precipitation?

vi. Which was the first manned Space Flight?

vii. What are Satellites used for today?

viii. How are Tides caused? How often do they occur?

ix. What is the surface temperature of the Sun?

x. What do some objects float while other do not?

xi. Does an Earthworm breathe? If yes, in what way?

xii. What does Sterilization mean?

xiii. Why does the body need carbohydrates?

xiv. Where is Saliva produced?

xv. What part of the heart sends blood to the lungs?

xvi. What is the difference between Astronomy and Astrology?

xvii. Horticulture is a branch of. ………Which studies……….

xviii. What is fog?

xix. What is Hibernation?

xx. A man was born on December 20, yet his birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

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