KPPSC PMS Compulsory Subjects Syllabus

1. ESSAY (COMPULSORY)
Total Marks – 100
Candidates will be required to write one or more essays in English. A wide choice of subjects will be
given.

2. ENGLISH (PRÉCIS & COMPOSITION)
Compulsory
Total Marks – 100
The examination will be based upon a paper carrying 100 marks and will be geared to test the
candidates’ ability to handle grammatical structure, reading comprehension and analysis and précis
writing and composition.
A candidate should be capable of:
a. Using English correctly and efficiently as a vehicle of communication.
b. Reading, comprehending and analyzing advanced texts
Grammar and Vocabulary
The candidate’s ability to handle the structure of English will be tested by framing items based upon
grammatical categories that usually create problems for foreign students. There shall be no prescribed
course for this purpose.
Reading Comprehension and Analysis
Two unseen passages shall be given with a fixed reading time and multiple choice questions would be
placed at the end to be answered. The passage for comprehension shall be fairly technical. The
passages would be selected from writings on economic, social, cultural subjects and international affairs.
Précis Writing
The candidates will be required to present an acceptable précis of a given passage. The unseen passage
will be selected from current, economic, social, cultural and international affairs.

3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Total Marks – 300
Paper I
Every Day Science (Compulsory)
Marks – 100
1. Introduction
Nature of Science: Brief History of Science with special reference to contribution of Muslims in the
evolution and development of science. Impact of Science on society
2. The Physical Sciences
(a) Constituents and Structure:- Universe, Galaxy, Solar system, Sun, Earth, Minerals
(b) Processes of Nature:- Solar and Lunar Eclipses; Day and Night and their variation;
(c) Energy :- Sources and resources of Energy, Energy conservation;
(i) Ceramics, Plastics, Semiconductors;
(ii) Radio, Television, Telephones, Camera, Laser, Microscope
(iii) Computers, Satellites;
(iv) Antibiotics, Vaccines, Fertilizers, Pesticides
3. Biological Sciences
(i) The basis of life – the cell, chromosomes, genes, nucleic acids
(ii) The building blocks – proteins, hormones and other nutrients. Concept of balanced diet. Metabolism
(iii) Survey of Plant and Animal Kingdom – a brief survey of plant and animal kingdom to pinpoint
similarities and diversities in nature
(iv) The Human body – a brief account of human Physiology and Human behaviour

Paper II
Current Affairs (Compulsory)
Marks – 100

Candidates will be expected to display such general knowledge of History, Geography and Politics as is
necessary to interpret current affairs
1. Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours
2. Pakistan’s relations with Middle Eastern, African and Far Eastern Countries
3. Pakistan’s relations with big powers
4. International Economic Issues and Pakistan
5. Pakistan’s role in regional and international organizations
6. Nuclear politics in South Asia
7. Structure of Pakistan’s economy, economic planning and development strategies
8. central issues and problems in the Educational Systems
9. Issues in Pakistan Politics
10. Superpowers and the issues of World Order
11. Major Contemporary Crisis
12. Major Economic, Social and Political issues of the world as reflected and discussed in periodicals
and newspapers

Paper III
Pakistan Affairs (Compulsory)
Marks – 100

1. Evolution and growth of Muslim society in the Sub-continent
2. Ideology of Pakistan – Definition and elucidation, historical aspects: Muslim rule in the sub-continent,
its downfall and efforts of Renaissance. Movements for reforms – Sheikh Ahmad Sarhindi, Shah
Waliullah, Aligarh, Deoband, Nadwah, Anjuman Hamiat-e-Islam and other Educational institutions –
Sind Madrassah and Islamia College Peshawar. Ideology of Pakistan in the light of speeches and
sayings of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam.
3. Pakistan Movement – historical developments, important events, role of various individuals,
communities and groups.
4. Political Developments in Pakistan since 1947 and efforts for promulgation of Islamic system
5. Land and People of Pakistan – Geography, Society, Natural resources, Agriculture, Industry,
Education with reference to characteristics, trends and problems

4. ISLAMIAT (COMPULSORY)
Total marks – 100

1. Basic problems of human life and their solutions, various sources of knowledge – revelation (Wahy)
as source of knowledge and solution of human problems. Divinity and Supremacy of wahy
2. Need of Religion and its role in human life, Islam and other religions
3. Islam: Its concepts and meanings, Deen and Mazhab, Islamic concepts of universe and humanity,
place of Humanity in Islam, man as Vicegerent of Allah, Chief Characteristics of Islamic Ideology
4. Fundamental beliefs and practices of Islam
(a) Tauheed (Unity of Allah), Risalat (Finality of Prophet hood), Akhirat (Day of Judgment)
(b) Salat, Soum, Zakat, Hajj, Jihad
5. Islamic way of life
(i) Sources of Shariah: The Quran, Sunnah, Ijma (Consensus), Qiyas and Ijtihad (Reasoning)
(ii) Social system in Islam: Responsibilities and mutual relationship of members of family, separate role
of man and woman in an Islamic social setup, concept of women’s freedom in Islam, responsibilities
of man and woman in character-building of new generation
(iii) Morality in Islam: Concept of morality, relationship of morality and Faith, Islamic principles and
methods of character building, Moral values in Islam
(iv) Islamic political system: - Legislative system, Judicial system
(v) Muslim ummah: Role and objectives of Muslim Ummah
6. Quranic Ayat and their translation
Following last 10 surrahs of the Holy Quran and their translations:-
1. Surrah Al-Feel
2. Surrah Al-Quresh
3. Surrah Al-Mamoon
4. Surrah Al-Kausar
5. Surrah Al-Kafaroon
6. Surrah Al-Nasr
7. Surrah Al-Lahhab
8. Surrah Al-Akhlas
9. Surrah Al-Falak
10. Surrah An-Nas

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