CSS 2012 Past Papers

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POST IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2012

FORESTRY


Q.2 (a). Explain the basis of forest classification in Pakistan and highlight features of different forest types
(b). Discuss various silvicultural practice for the management of these forests

Q.3 Describe in detail the role of tree species in reclaiming saline soils. Explain different dry afforestation techniques employed successfully in Thal desert of Pakistan

Q.4 What are major components of Agro forestry systems? Discuss the role of important tree species used successfully in agro forestry programmes in Punjab, Sindh and KPK.

Q.5 Describe in detail different Rangeland ecological zones of Pakistan. Explain different constraints to rangeland development and outline improvement potential of desert grasslands in terms of forage productivity through natural and artificial regeneration.

Q.6 Discuss the significance of watershed area of Pakistan; explain how forest degradation aggravate the ecological health of these watersheds? Discuss various measures needed to rehabilitate the degraded watersheds in northern mountainous areas of the country

Q.7 What are direct and indirect causes of biodiversity loss in Pakistan? Discuss the role of protected areas in biodiversity conservation. Explain how forest and rangeland habitat is related to wildlife management and conservation?

Q.8 Write short notes on any FOUR of the following
I. Forests and climate change
II. Sheesham dieback disease in Pakistan
III. Role of shelterbelts and windbreaks
IV. Trees and noise pollution
V. Non timber forest products
VI. Wood seasoning and preservation
VII. Causes and control of wildfires
VIII. Rangeland carrying capacity

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