PMS Exam English Subject Important Idioms Mcqs

PMS Exam English Subject Important Idioms Mcqs

PMS Exam English Subject Important Idioms  Mcqs

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:
Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because
chances are you might lose everything.
A Blessing In Disguise:
Something good that isn’t recognized at first.
A Chip On Your Shoulder:
Being upset for something that happened in the past.
A Dime A Dozen:
Anything that is common and easy to get.
A Doubting Thomas:
A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.
A Drop in the Bucket:
A very small part of something big or whole.
A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted:
It’s easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.
A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand:
Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out.
A Leopard Can’t Change His Spots:
You cannot change who you are.
A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned:
By not spending money, you are saving money (little by little).
A Picture Paints a Thousand Words:
A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.
A Piece of Cake:
A task that can be accomplished very easily.
A Slap on the Wrist:
A very mild punishment.
A Taste Of Your Own Medicine:
When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.
A Toss-Up:
A result that is still unclear and can go either way.


Actions Speak Louder Than Words:
It’s better to actually do something than just talk about it.
Add Fuel To The Fire:
Whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is.
Against The Clock:
Rushed and short on time.
All Bark And No Bite:
When someone is threatening and/or aggressive but not willing to engage in a fight.
All Greek to me:
Meaningless and incomprehensible like someone who cannot read, speak, or
understand any of the Greek language would be.
All In The Same Boat:
When everyone is facing the same challenges.
An Arm And A Leg:
Very expensive. A large amount of money.
An Axe To Grind:
To have a dispute with someone.
Apple of My Eye:
Someone who is cherished above all others.
As High As A Kite:
Anything that is high up in the sky.
At The Drop Of A Hat:
Willing to do something immediately.
Back Seat Driver:
People who criticize from the sidelines, much like someone giving unwanted advice
from the back seat of a vehicle to the driver.
Back To Square One:
Having to start all over again.
Back To The Drawing Board:
When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.
Baker’s Dozen:
Barking Up The Wrong Tree:
A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve.
Beat A Dead Horse:
To force an issue that has already ended.
Beating Around The Bush:
Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.
Bend Over Backwards:
Do whatever it takes to help. Willing to do anything.
Between A Rock And A Hard Place:
Stuck between two very bad options.
Bite Off More Than You Can Chew:
To take on a task that is way to big.
Bite Your Tongue:
To avoid talking.
Blood Is Thicker Than Water:
The family bond is closer than anything else.
Blue Moon:
A rare event or occurance.
Break A Leg:
A superstitious way to say ‘good luck’ without saying ‘good luck’, but rather the
Buy A Lemon:
To purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems or stops running after you drive
it away.
Can’t Cut The Mustard :
Someone who isn’t adequate enough to compete or participate.
Cast Iron Stomach:
Someone who has no problems, complications or ill effects with eating anything or
drinking anything.
Charley Horse:
Stiffness in the leg / A leg cramp.
Chew someone out:
Verbally scold someone.
Chip on his Shoulder:
Angry today about something that occured in the past.
Chow Down:
To eat.
Close but no Cigar:
To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short.
Cock and Bull Story:
An unbelievable tale.
Come Hell Or High Water:
Any difficult situation or obstacle.
Crack Someone Up:
To make someone laugh.
Cross Your Fingers:
To hope that something happens the way you want it to.
Cry Over Spilt Milk:
When you complain about a loss from the past.
Cry Wolf:
Intentionally raise a false alarm.
Cup Of Joe:
A cup of coffee.
Curiosity Killed The Cat:
Being Inquisitive can lead you into a dangerous situation.
Cut to the Chase:
Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point.


PMS Exam English Subject Important Idioms Mcqs

Everyday Science PMS ExamBY PPSC Chemical Names of Common Substances

Everyday Science PMS ExamBY PPSC Chemical Names Of Common Substances

Everyday Science PMS ExamBY  PPSC Chemical Names of Common Substances

acid potassium
sulfate potassium bisulfate
acid of sugar oxalic acid
ackey nitric acid
alcali volatil ammonium hydroxide
alcohol, grain ethyl alcohol
alcohol sulfuris carbon disulfide
alcohol, wood methyl alcohol
alum aluminum potassium sulfate
alumina aluminum oxide
antichlor sodium thiosulfate
antimony black antimony trisulfide
antimony bloom antimony trioxide
antimony glance antimony trisulfide
antimony red
(vermillion) antimony oxysulfide
aqua ammonia aqueous solution of ammonium hydroxide
aqua fortis nitric acid
aqua regia nitrohydrochloric acid
aromatic spirit
of ammonia ammonia in alcohol
arsenic glass arsenic trioxide
azurite mineral form of basic copper carbonate
asbestos magnesium silicate
aspirin acetylsalicylic acid
baking soda sodium bicarbonate
banana oil
(artificial) isoamyl acetate
barium white barium sulfate
benzol benzene
of soda sodium hydrogen carbonate or sodium bicarbonate
bichloride of
mercury mercuric chloride
bichrome potassium dichromate
bitter salt magnesium sulfate
black ash crude form of sodium carbonate
black copper
oxide cupric oxide
black lead graphite (carbon)
blanc-fixe barium sulfate
bleaching powder chlorinated lime; calcium hypochlorite
blue copperas copper sulfate (crystals)
blue lead lead sulfate
blue salts nickel sulfate
blue stone copper sulfate (crystals)
blue vitriol copper sulfate
bluestone copper sulfate
bone ash crude calcium phosphate
bone black crude animal charcoal
boracic acid boric acid
borax sodium borate; sodium tetraborate
bremen blue basic copper carbonate
brimstone sulfur
burnt alum anhydrous potassium aluminum sulfate
burnt lime calcium oxide
burnt ochre ferric oxide
burnt ore ferric oxide
brine aqueous sodium chloride solution
of antimony antimony trichloride
butter of tin anhydrous stannic chloride
butter of zinc zinc chloride
calomel mercury chloride; mercurous chloride
carbolic acid phenol
carbonic acid gas carbon dioxide
caustic lime calcium hydroxide
caustic potash potassium hydroxide
caustic soda sodium hydroxide
chalk calcium carbonate
Chile saltpeter sodium nitrate
Chile nitre sodium nitrate
Chinese red basic lead chromate
Chinese white zinc oxide
chloride of soda sodium hypochlorite
chloride of lime calcium hypochlorite
chrome alum chromic potassium sulfate
chrome green chromium oxide
chrome yellow lead (VI) chromate
chromic acid chromium trioxide
copperas ferrous sulfate
sublimate mercury (II) chloride
(ruby, sapphire) chiefly aluminum oxide
cream of tartar potassium bitartrate
crocus powder ferric oxide
crystal carbonate sodium carbonate
dechlor sodium thiophosphate
diamond carbon crystal
emery powder impure aluminum oxide
epsom salts magnesium sulfate
ethanol ethyl alcohol
farina starch
ferro prussiate potassium ferricyanide
ferrum iron
flores martis anhydride iron (III) chloride
fluorspar natural calcium fluoride
fixed white barium sulfate
flowers of sulfur sulfur
‘flowers of’ a metal oxide of the metal
formalin aqueous formaldehyde solution
French chalk natural magnesium silicate
French vergidris basic copper acetate
galena natural lead sulfide
Glauber’s salt sodium sulfate
green verditer basic copper carbonate
green vitriol ferrous sulfate crystals
gypsum natural calcium sulfate
hard oil boiled linseed oil
heavy spar barium sulfate
hydrocyanic acid hydrogen cynanide
hypo (photography) sodium thiosulfate solution
Indian red ferric oxide

jeweler’s rouge ferric oxide
killed spirits zinc chloride
lampblack crude form of carbon; charcoal
laughing gas nitrous oxide
lead peroxide lead dioxide
lead protoxide lead oxide
lime calcium oxide
lime, slaked calcium hydroxide
limewater aqueous solution of calcium hydroxide
liquor ammonia ammonium hydroxide solution
litharge lead monoxide
lunar caustic silver nitrate
liver of sulfur sufurated potash
lye or soda lye sodium hydroxide
magnesia magnesium oxide
manganese black manganese dioxide
marble mainly calcium carbonate
mercury oxide, black mercurous oxide
methanol methyl alcohol
methylated spirits methyl alcohol
milk of lime calcium hydroxide
milk of magnesium magnesium hydroxide
milk of sulfur precipitated sulfur
“muriate” of a metal chloride of the metal
muriatic acid hydrochloric acid
natron sodium carbonate
nitre potassium nitrate
nordhausen acid fuming sulfuric acid
oil of mars deliquescent anhydrous iron (III) chloride
oil of vitriol sulfuric acid
oil of wintergreen (artificial) methyl salicylate
orthophosphoric acid phosphoric acid
Paris blue ferric ferrocyanide
Paris green copper acetoarsenite
Paris white powdered calcium carbonate
pear oil (artificial) isoamyl acetate
pearl ash potassium carbonate
permanent white barium sulfate
plaster of Paris calcium sulfate
plumbago graphite
potash potassium carbonate
potassa potassium hydroxide
precipitated chalk calcium carbonate
Prussic acid hydrogen cyanide
pyro tetrasodium pyrophosphate
quicklime calcium oxide
quicksilver mercury
red lead lead tetraoxide
red liquor aluminum acetate solution
red prussiate of potash potassium ferrocyanide
red prussiate of soda sodium ferrocyanide
Rochelle salt potassium sodium tartrate
rock salt sodium chloride
rouge, jeweler’s ferric oxide
rubbing alcohol isopropyl alcohol
sal ammoniac ammonium chloride
sal soda sodium carbonate
salt, table sodium chloride
salt of lemon potassium binoxalate
salt of tartar potassium carbonate
saltpeter potassium nitrate
silica silicon dioxide
slaked lime calcium hydroxide
soda ash sodium carbonate
soda nitre sodium nitrate
soda lye sodium hydroxide
soluble glass sodium silicate
sour water dilute sulfuric acid
spirit of hartshorn ammonium hydroxide solution
spirit of salt hydrochloric acid
spirit of wine ethyl alcohol
spirits of nitrous ether ethyl nitrate
sugar, table sucrose
sugar of lead lead acetate
sulfuric ether ethyl ether
talc or talcum magnesium silicate
tin crystals stannous chloride
trona natural sodium carbonate
unslaked lime calcium oxide
Venetian red ferric oxide
verdigris basic copper acetate
Vienna lime calcium carbonate
vinegar impure dilute acetic acid
vitamin C ascorbic acid
vitriol sulfuric acid
washing soda sodium carbonate
water glass sodium silicate
white caustic sodium hydroxide
white lead basic lead carbonate
white vitriol zinc sulfate crystals
yellow prussiate of potash potassium ferrocyanide
yellow prussiate of soda sodium ferrocyanide
zinc vitriol zinc sulfate
zinc white zinc oxide


Everyday Science PMS ExamBY PPSC Chemical Names Of Common Substances

English Synonyms for Public Service Commission Exams

English Synonyms For Public Service Commission Exams

English Synonyms for Public Service Commission Exams



Gigantic Huge, Massive
Glow Shine, Glisten
Grief Sorrow, Sadness
Grievous Painful, Hurtful
Hamper Impede, Hinder
Happiness Joy, Delight, Mirth
Hate Despise, Detest, Scorn
Healthy Hearty, Wholesome, Strong
Heaven Paradise
Help Aid, Assistance
Hide Conceal
High Elevated, Lofty, Exalted
Honour Prestige
Humility Modesty, Humbleness
Illegal Unlawful
Imagine Fancy, Think
Imperial Kingly, Royal
Industrious Hardworking, Diligent
Inherit Inborn, Natural
Injure Harm, Wound
Intend Propose, Mean
Journey Travel, Tour, Trip
Jubilant Exultant, Joyful
Just Right, Proper
Knave Villain
Knowledge Information, Awareness
Lenient Mild, Liberal
Lethal Deadly, Fatal
Lethargy Sluggishness, Laziness
Liberty Freedom, Independence
Light Ignite, Inflame
Likeness Resemblance, Similarity
Loyal Devoted, Faithful
Lucky Fortunate
Manifest Clear, Evident



Abnormal Unusual, Irregular
Abolish Eradicate, Remove
Abound Flourish, Overflow
Academical Educational, Scholarly
Accede Consent, Agree
Accumulate Collect, Gather
Accurate Correct, Exact
Acquaintance Awareness, Familiarity
Acquire Obtain, Procure
Active Alert, Lively, Energetic
Adequate Sufficient, Suitable
Admire Appreciate, Praise
Admit Confess
Aid Help, Assistance
Aim Goal, Purpose, Objective
Alien Foreigner, Stranger
Allow Permit, Admit
Ancient Old
Anger Fury Wrath
Anguish Agony, Pain
Arrogant Haughty, Proud
Attack Aggression, Assault
Authentic Genuine, Acceptable
Battle Fight, Encounter, Conflict
Begin Start, Commence
Blame Accuse, Censure
Bleak Dismal, Hopeless
Bliss Joy, Pleasure
Blunder Big Mistake, Error
Bold Fearless, Courageous
Brave Gallant, Courageous
Brief Concise
Brutal Sawage, Cruel
Build Construct
Calculation Count
Catch Grab, Grasp
Change Shift, Exchange, Alter
Charming Attractive, Bewitching
Clever Skillful, Ingenious
Coarse Rough
Collision Clash, Conflict, Impact
Compromise Settlement, Adjustment
Conscious Aware, Assured, Certain
Convey Communicate, Shift, Transport
Costly Precious, Expensive

English Synonyms For Public Service Commission Exams

Punjab Public Service Commission PMS Preparation Pakistan Affairs Important Study Material and Questions

Punjab Public Service Commission PMS Preparation Pakistan Affairs Important Study Material And Questions

Punjab Public Service Commission  PMS Preparation Pakistan Affairs  Important Study Material and Questions


Mahmud Ghaznavi (977 – 1030)

Mahmud ghaznavi was the muslim ruler of ghazni who gained fame by raidingindia on seventeem times from 1000 to 1027 A.D. On each occasion he defeated hindu kings and returned to Ghazni with enormous wealth.He is the person who bring Islam in sub-continent by capturing the Sommnath.
Sheikh Ahmed Sirhindi (RA)

Sheikh Ahmed Sirhindi was a muslim saint and scholar who flourished during the reigns of Akbar and Jahangir. He differed with etheistic view of Sheikh Mubarak and his sons Faizi and Abul Fazl.Jahangir imprisoned him for his religious activities but released him shortly afterwards. Sheikh ahmed Sirhindi propounded the doctrine of Wahdatul Shahud which successfully countered the Bhakti philosophy of Wahdatul Wujud.
Ibrahim Lodhi (1517-26)

Ibrahim Lodhi was the last lodhi sultan of Delhi. He was defeated by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat in 1526.

After defeating the Ibrahim lodhi ,The mughal empire had been came in existence by Zahir-ul-din Babur

1. Zahir-ul-din Babur
2. Humayun
3. Akber
4. Jahangir
5. Shahjahan
6. Orangzeb alamgir
7. Bhadur Shah Zafar
Downfall of muslim rule (CAUSES)

1.Ignorance of religious beliefs
2. Lack of solidarity
3. Centralization of mughul Administration
4. No law of succession
5. Weakness of Character
6.Educational Decline
7. Military weakness
8. No naval Force

Establishment of British rule

The british east India company was struggling for gaining ground to establish itself permanently on the subcontinent since 1600 A.D. The other Europeancolonialist powers had lost their will to keep themselves in row with the English because of their superiority on seas. Lord Clive established English influence on sound footing and returned to england in 1787
When no rival European power was left on the scene , the English took advantage of the unsettled conditions of India and consolidated themselves politically.They clevely played one local ruler against the other and conquered India with the might of india.They demonstrated a great diplomati skill and employed improved arms with a better knowledge of warfare. The indian rulers at last fell a victim to their own entanglement. They were either forced to accept the authority of East India Company or to be completely wiped off.This process of expansion of the british occupation od India continued in one form orthe other.Kingdom after kingdom fell and then English finally pushed themselves ahead to succeed the mughuls.

Jehad MovementJehad Movement was started by Syed Ahmed Barelvi and his companions in the first half of the 19th century.This movement aimed at taking back control of India from the british and the Sikhs. Jehad movement met some sucess in its early stage when the Mujahideen defeated Sikh army and captured Peshawar.
Two Nation Theory

It is the theory that the hindus and muslims are two different nations because each of them has a separate religion, language, architecture, culture and way of life. This theory formed the basis of the pakistan movement which finally led to the creation of pakistan in 1947. Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam were the greatest exponents of Two-NationTheory.

In the view of Allama Iqbal:
“India is a continent of human groups belonging to different races , speaking different languages and professing different religions….Even the Hindus do not form a homogeneous group. The principle of European democracy can not b applied to india without recognizing the fact of communal groups The muslims demand for the creation of a muslim india within India is, therefore, perfectly justified”

According to Quaid-e-Azam
“We maintain and hold that Muslims and Hindus are two major nations by any definition or test of a nation.We are a nation of a hundred million and what is more we are a nation with our own distinct culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, names nad nomenclature, sense of values and proportion”
Hindi-Urdu Controversy (1867)

Hindi- Urdu Controversy became the focus of nation attention in 1867 when some hindus of benarus tried to replace urdu with hindi as the court language. Sir syed ahmed was disappointed at the anti-Muslim attitude of Hindus.
War of Independence (1857)

The muslim of the Sub-continent fought a war of Independence in 1857 to overthrow the British Raj.However, this war could not succeed because it lacked competent leadership, coordination troops , military and financial resources and modern weapons. After the war, the British held the muslim responsible for this catastrophe and unleashed a wave of oppression and repression on them
M.A.O college Aligarh

In 1875, Muhammad Anglo-Oriental High school was founded by Sir syed ahmed khan. Two years later, in 1877 it was given the status of a college. It functioned from 1877 to 1919 and educated thousands of muslim students who formed the vanguard of pakistan movement.This college was given the status of a muslim university in 1920,after the death of Sir syed ahmed khan.
Deoband Movement

Deoband movement was a socio-religious movement of Indian in the later half of the 19th century. It was started by Maulana Mohd Qasim Nanautvi in 1866. It aimed at educating the muslims in purely religious subjects by keeping english out of its syllabus. It laid stress on Arabic and Persion languages.

Nadva-tul-Ulema, Lucknow 

In 1894, Nadva-tu-Ulema, lucknow was founded by Maulana Abdul Ghafoor and Maulana Shibli Nomani. Nadva aimed at reforming Muslim society by imparting both ecclesiastical and secular knowledge to muslims
Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam, Lahore

Anjuman himayat-e-Islam ,lahore was established in 1884. Khalifa hameeduddin and Maulvi Ghulam Ullah were elected as its first president andsecretary respectively.Later on, the Anjuman opened many educational andwelfare institutionsion Lahore. Out of these Islamia college Railway road became very famous. The students of Islamia college arranged the annualmeeting of muslim league at Lahore on 23rd march 1940 which passed lahore resolution.
First Constituent Assembly

First constituent assembly held its first meeting on 10th august,1947.Originally it comprised of 69 members of Central legislature belonging to punjab,sindh,NWFP and Baluchistan.Later on,the numer of members was raised to 79.This first constituent assemble was dissolved by ghulam mohammad in oct,1954.
Objectives Resolution

The Contituent Assembly approved the objective resolution on 12th mar,1949.It embodied the basic principles for the future contituent of pakistan.The objective resolution stated that the sovereignty belonged to Allah and declared that the Muslims of pakistan would lead their lives according to the principles of Islam and The minorities would b free to practise their religions.
Ulema`s 22 Points

The Govt of pakistan convened a convention of Ulema from 21-24th jan 1951 at karachi.The convention was attended by 31 muslim religious scholars belonging to all sects od Islam.The Ulema agreed on 22 points
Establishment of pakistan (Initial problems and events)

1. Demarcation of boundaries …..Radcliffe`s Award
2. Congress Reaction
3. Uprooting of muslim in punjab
4. Refugees problem and their resettlement
5. Division of Armed forces and Military Assets
6. Division of financial Assets
7. Canal Water Dispute
8. Accession of Princely states (junagarh,kashmir and hyderabad)
9. economic problems and political problems
10. Constitutional problem
11. Death of Quaid-e-Azam

Indus water Treaty

Indus water treaty was signed by india and pakistan in 1960to resolve the outstanding canal water dispute between the two countries
Rann of Kutch

Rann of Kutch is a wide stretch of marshy land situated towards the south-east of pakistan. In 1965 this area became a scene of border clash betweem india and pak.
Six Points of Mujid-ur-rehman

In feb 1966, Sheikh Mujib the leader of Awami league announced his 6 points, which demanded maximum autonomy for East pakistan.Later on, these points became the basis for the separation movement by Bengalis.
Liaquat – Nehru Pact

Liaquat Ali khan and Nehru signed a pact on 8th april 1950 in delhi.According to this agreement, both the countries agreed to protect the rights of their minorities and undertook to stop propaganda against each other.
Simla Accord

The 1971 Indo-pak was abd the insurgency of bengalis resulted in the separation of east pakistan. The way brought in its wake many issue, which included the release of PoWs, trial of selected PoWs, return of Baharis to pakistan and recognition of bangladesh . In july 1972, Z.A.Bhutto and Indira Gandhi signed an Accord in simla which is historically known as simla accord

Languages of pakistanPakistan is a multi-lingual country. About thirty-one distinct languages are spoken in pakistan, not counting a number of dialects, but no single language is commonly spoken or understood in all parts of the country.Many of the languages are spoken by a relatively small proportion of the population and some are not even commonly written, but sentiment and association among the speakers is almost invariably opposed to absorption into one of the larger units. With minor exception all the languages are also spoken outside the country
Ratio of languages of pakistan 

1. Urdu ( 7.6 )
2. Punjabi ( 44.1 )
3. Pushto ( 15.4 )
4. Sindhi ( 14.1 )
5. Balochi ( 3.6 )
6. Saraiki ( 10.5 )
7. Others ( 4.7 )


According to census of 1981 , religion-wise population of pakistan was as under

1. Muslim = 81,450,057
2. Christians = 1,310,426
3. Hindus = 1,276,116
4. Ahmadis = 104,244
5. Bhuddist = 2639
6. Parsis = 7007
7. Others = 103,155
Economics of Pakistan (Five Year Plans)

So far the government of pakistan has launched the following nine five year plans. ( 1975 to 1978 ) is regarded as no plan period

1. First five year plan (1955-60)
2. Second five year plan (1960-65)
3. Third five year plan (1965-70)
4. Fourth five year plan (1970-75)
5. Fifth five year plan (1978-83)
6. Sixth five year plan (1983-88)
7. Seventh five year plan (1988-93)
8. Eighth five year plan (1993-98)
9. Ninth five year plan (1998-2003)
Important Rivers Of Pakistan

PUNJAB : Jhelum , Chenab , Ravi , Sutlej
SINDH : Hub , Mir Nadi , Arl Nadi
NWFP : Indus , Kabul , Swat , Bara , Chitral , Zhob , Panjkora , Gomal , Kurram
BALUCHISTAN : Hangol , Nari , Bolan , Dasht , Mula , Rakhshan , Pashin Lora

The Largest in Pakistan 

Air Lines : PIA
Air Port : Quaid-e-azam International Airport , Khi
Bank : State bank Of pakistan.The largest commercial bank is Habib bank Ltd with Rs. 194.6 billion desposit
Barrage : Sukkur Barrage
City : Karachi, Estimated population 9.9 millions
Canal : Lloyd Barrage Canal
Dam : Tarbela Dam (vol 148 million cubic metres)
Desert : Thar (sindh)
Division : Kalat division (baluchistan),Area 1,38,633 sq km
District : Khuzdar (baluchistan)
Fort : Rani Kot (sindh)
Gas Field : Sui Gas Field, Baluchistan
Hospital: Nishtar Hospital , Multan
Hydro-Electric Power Station : Tarbela (3478 MW)
Industrial Unit : Pakistan Steel Mills , Karachi
Industry : Textile Industry
Island : Manora (karachi)
Jungle : Chhanga Manga (kasur)
Lake (Artificial) : Keenjhar Lake (sindh)
Lake (natural): Manchhar Lake, Dadu (sindh)
Library : The punjab public Library,Lahore (punjab)
Mine : Salt Mines , Khewra (punjab)
Mosque : Shah Faisal Mosque , Isl
Motorway : Lahore-Islamabad,motorway
Museum : National Museum, karachi
Newspaper : Jang (urdu) ; The news (eng)
Nuclear Reactor : Karachi Nuclear Power plant (KANUPP)
Oil Field : Dhurnal Oil Field
Park : Ayub National Park , Rawalpindi
Radio station : Islamabad
Railway station : Lahore
River : Indus river
University : Punjab University , lahore

The Longest in Pakistan

coast : Balochistan (771 kms long)
Frontier : Pak-Afghan border (2252 kms)
Railway Platform : Rohri (sindh),Length 1894 feet
Railway track : Karachi to Landi kotal
Road : Karachi to peshawar
Tunnel (railway) : Khojak baluchistan (2.43 miles)
Tunnel (road) : Lowari (5 miles)
Tunnel (water) : Warsak Dam Tunnel (3.5 miles)

The Tallest in pakistan

Tower : Minar-e-pakistan (height 196 feet 8 inches)
Minart : Four Minarets of Shah faisal Mosque with height of 286 feet each
Mountain pass : Muztagh Pass (Height 19030 feet)
Mountain peak : K-2 (karakoram) height 28269 feet

Mountain Passes Of Pakistan

1. Muztagh Pass
2. Karakoram Pass
3. Khan kun Pass
4. Zagar Pass
5. Kilik Pass
6. Khunjrab Pass
7. Mintaka Pass
8. Dorath Pass
9. Babusar Pass
10. Shandur Pass
11. Lowari Pass
12. Buroghil Pass
13. Khyber Pass
14. Shimshal Pass
15. Ganshero Pass
16. Tochi Pass
17. Gomal Pass
18. Durgai Pass
19. Malakand Pass

Foreign Banks Operating In pakistan

1. ABN Amro Bank N.V.
2. Albaraka Islamic Bank BSC (EC)
3. American Express Bank Ltd
4. Standard Chartared Grindlays Bank Ltd
5. Bank of Tokyo Mitsubisho Ltd
6. Bank of Ceylon
7. Citibank N.A
8. Deutsche Bank A.G
9. Emirates Bank International Ltd
10. Habib bank A.G Zurich
11. Mashreq Bank P.S.C
12. Oman Internation Bank S.O.A.G
13 Rupali Bank Ltd
14. Standard Chartered Bank

Saindak Metal (Pvt) Ltd.

The Saindak Metal is the first important metal mining project in pakistan.It is designed to produce 15810 tonnes of blister copper annually which contained gold (1.47 tonnes) and silver (2.76 tonnes)
Metallic Minerals In Pakistan

Alum : Kalat , Khairpur , Peshawar , Quetta
Antimony : Karangli , Qila Abdullah , Shekran
Arsenic : Gilgit , Londku
Bauxite : Dhamman , Jhal , Muzaffarabad , Niazpur
Chromite : Lasbela , Malakand , Muslim bagh , Raskoh
Copper: Koh Marani , Kalat , Maranj , Pishin , Saindak
Gold : Chitral , Gilgit , Karak , Mardan , Lasbella
Iron Ore : Chitral , Chilgazi , Kalabagh, Rashkoh
Lead : Chiral , Khuzdar , Lasbella , Mardan
Magnesite : Kalat , Khumhar , Abbottabad , Zhob
Manganese : Haji Mohd Khan , Abbottabad , Zhob
Silver : Saindak (baluchistan)

Non-Metallic Minerals In pakistan

Asbestos : Char Bagh , Chitral , D.I Khan , Zhob
Calcite : Lasbella , Zhob
China Clay : Hazara , Multan , Peshawar , Rawalpindi
Coal : Dandot , Degari , Makarwal
Dolomite : D.I Khan , Jhimpir , Rawal pindi
Flourite : Chitral , Dir , Hazara
Glass sand : Bande sadiq , Mianwali , Salt Range
Graphite : Chitral , Hazara , Khyber
Gypsum : Dadu , D.I khan , Hyderabad , Kohat , Sibi , Quetta
Limestone : Daudkhel , D.I Khan , Hyderabad , Kalat , Rohri
Marble : Attock , Chagi , Gilgit , Hazara , Mardan, Swat
Natural Gas : Dhurnal , Kandhkot, Mayal , Mari , Sui ,Tut , Uch
Precious Stones : Chitral , Hunza , Malakand , Swat
Salt : Bahadur Khel , Khewra , Kalabagh
Silica : Dandot , Hazara , Jangshahi , Makarwal
Sulphur : Chitral , Hyderabad , Kalat , Koh sultan


National Anthem of pakistan was written by renowned poet ” Hafeez Jullundari ” in 1954.The anthem consist of 50 words arranged in 15 lines.Renowned musician “Abdul Karim Chhagle” composed the Anthem.A total number of 11 male and female singers took part in its musical composition.Pakistan national anthem was first played on 13th august,1954 before “Shah of Iran Raza Shah Pehlavi”.
National Saving Organization (NSO)

The NSO works under the Directorate of National Saving. The directorate has 12 regions and 365 branches in pakistan. It offers many saving schemes which include saving account,Defence Saving Certificates, Khas Deposit Certificates , Postal Life Insurance , Mahana Amdani Accounts and Prize Bonds
National Holidays

1. Pakistan republic day (23rd march)
2. Labour day (1st may)
3. Bank Holiday (1st july)
4. Independence day (14th aug)
5. Defence day (6th sep)
6. Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam (11th sep)
7. Birth Anniversay of Allama Iqbal (9th nov)
8. Birth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam (25th dec)

In addition, The govt of pakistan notifies holidays on Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid -ul-Uzha,Ashura Muharram and Eid Milad-un-Nabi according to islamic Calendar
Press Organization of pakistan

1. APNS : All-Pakistan News Agency
2. PFUJ : Pakistan Federal Union of Jounalists
3. APNEC : All-Pakistan News Employees Confederation
4. NECP : Newspapers Editors Council of Pakistan


1. APP : Associated Press of Pakistan
2. INP : Independent News of Pakistan
3. IPS : Islamabad Press Service
4. PPI : Pakistan Press International
More Information of pakistan

* Syed Ahmed khan wrote ” Khutbat-i-Ahmadiya ” on 1869 in reply to william muir`s ” Life of Mohammad”

* Sir syed retired from service in 1976

* The total area of pakistan is 796096 square kilometres (307374 sq mi )

* There are 27 divisions and 108 districts in pakistan

* The total number of primary schools are 169,087,middle schools are 19180 and high schools are 13108.

* The number of registered doctors are 92248, Nurses are 40114 and Dentists are 4622.

* The first postage stamp of pakistan issued on 9th july, 1948

* The first census of pakistan was conducted on 9th feb,1951

* Gen. Ayub khan took over as the president on 17th feb ,1960 and Gen. A M Yahya khan took over on 31st mar.1969.

* PPP was founded by ZA bhutto on 30th nov,1967.

* The 1973 Constitution of pakistan promulgated on 12th april, 1973.

* Dr. Abdul Salam was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in Physics on 15th oct,1979.


Foriegn policy of pakistan

1.Foriegn policy
2.Principles of Pakistan foriegn policy
3.SIX important phases of pakistan policy
4.Relation of pakistan and Super power (USA)
5.Relation of pakistan and Russia
6.Relation with Islamic world (Relation with Afghanistan,Iran,Turkey,Saudiarab,Bangladesh)
7.Importance of kashmir problem in indo-pak relation
8.Importance of foriegn policy
9.Pakistan and OIC,SAARC,NAM and ECO

Punjab Public Service Commission PMS Preparation Pakistan Affairs Important Study Material And Questions

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When for the first time ‘Doctrine of Necessity” was used in Pakistan?
Which female PM served for the longest period of time in the world?
Where ECO 2008 will be held?
What is E=mc2?
Which member of Gandhi family died a natural death? Mahatama Gandhi,Indra or Sanjay?
Which civilization flourished at the banks of Euphrates n Dajla?
“diego garcia” USA naval base is in which ocean?
Which of the Mughal emperor is burried outside the present Pak and India territory? Babur,Jahangir or Hamayun?
What is the freezing point of heavy water?
What is Pariah state?
What name is given to the place of 9/11?
Which are the primary colours?
What is armageddon?
Which vessels bring blood back to heart?
Which is the national flower of Pakistan?
Which is the largest planet of solar system?
Who discovered that every applied force has an equal reaction?
In which country Hanging Gardens of babylon were located?
Malfunctioning of which oragan of body causes diabetes?
What is fission?
Which is the largest state of India (area wise)?
.Who is the father of modern psychology?
“salisbury”is the old name of which city?
Night blindedness is caused by the deficiency of which vitamin?
.Rays of sun are the source of which vitamin?
.What is digital divide?
“Haifa” is the seaport of which country?
which gas company of Russia supplies gas to European states?
Which disease is caused by H5N1 virus?
Which famous character is produced by J.K Rowling?
Which game Qutab-ud-din Aibek was playing when he died?
What is the relation between DNA and Chromosomes?
Which is the oldest invention among bicycle,___,___,and clock?
Which country’s parliament is called ‘Diet’?
What is choreography?
In which city there is the largest stock exchange of the world?
Who wrote “Spirit of Islam”?
Who wrote “India Wins Freedom”?
What is Earth’s diameter in KM?
Which Railway line connects Pakistan and Iran?
Who defeated Napoleon in the war of waterloo?
In which state of USA Hollywood is located?
What is Glacier?
Suez Canal connects which two seas?
Who is the present ambassador of Pakistan to USA?
Who was the president of USA during First World War?
Where is the Silicon valley?
Who was the first CM of Punjab?
Who was the first ambassador of Pakistan to USA?
Who was Ibn-e-Khaldun?
In which city World Economic forum usually helds its meetings ?
What is the reason of Aeriel Sharoon’s leaving the premiership?
What is the major hurdle in Pak-Iran-India gas pipeline project?
Where is the Golden Gate?
What is the reason of earthquake?
What is Ivy league?
Which quality is attached to Vishnu?
What is holocaust?
Which country is below the sea level?
Who is considered as the Leader of moderm Chinese economy?
What is track-2 diplomacy?
Who wrote “The struggle for Pakistan”?
Which name is given to Short sightedness?
What is Alzhemir?
Who is the President of France?
What is “ikabani”?
Who organised “Mehdi army” ?
Which is the largest oil field of Iraq?
When did Crusade begin?
What is Habeas Corpus?
What Chinese Muslims are called in province ____of China?
Which countries are the members of ECO?

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PMS  Paper – 20091). The word Muhammad (SAW) as a name has been mentioned in Quran only:
(b) Four times

2). Khateeb –ul-Anbia as a title of: (d) Hazrat Shoaib (AS)

3). Hazrat Umer (RA) appointed as custodian of Bait-ul-Mal: (Abdullah bin Masud)

4). The effective Zakat System can ensure the elimination of: (a) Poverty

5). A Verse of the Holy Quran indicates the name of: (d) Hazrat Zaid (RA)

6). Masjid Zu Qiblatain is situated in : (a) Madina

7). Who was a Historian, justice, philospher as well as Politician?

(b) Abdur Rehman bin Khaldun

8). Which Surah of Quran has Bismillah twice: (b) Al Namal

9). Had -e- Qazaf (False Accusation) is: (c) 80 Lashes

10). Ada Bin Hatam Thai embraced Islam in: (c) 9 Hijri

11). Wealth obtained from a mine is liable to: (b) Khumus

12). Sadaq-e-Eid-ul-fitr has been proclaimed in the year: (a) 2 Hijri

13). Imam-e-Dar-ul-Hijrat was a title of: (b) Imam Malik

14). The seal affixed on important letters by prophet (SAW) was in the Custody of:
(c) Hazrat khuzaifa (RA)

15). Ameen –ul-Umat is the title of Hazrat:  (c) Abu-ubaida bin Al jaraah (RA)

16). River Neil was declared as Sayed-ul-Anhar by Hazrat:  (b) hazrat Umer (RA)

17). Umm-ul-Masakeen was the title given to one of the wives of the Prophet (SAW):
(c) Hazrat Zainab benet Khuzima (R.A)

18). Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) gave the key of Bait Ullah permanently to Hazrat:
(c) Usman bin Talha

19). Arafat gathering is held on:
(b) 9 Zil hajj
20). Which one of the following is included amongst the Ushera-e- Mubhashera:
(c) Saad Bin Abi waqas

 (i) Batha Valley is situated in:(a) Makkah(ii) The longest Surah of the Qur’an is:a) Surah al Baqarah 

(iii) Al-Maeen is a Surah in which there are:a) 100 or more ayahs 

(iv) “Arbaeen” is the book of Hadith in which there are:a) 40 Ahadith 

(v) Fatwa Qazi Khan is an authentic Fatwa of:d) Fiqh Hanafi 

(vi) “FIDK” garden was bestowed to the Holy Prophet as:a) Fay 

(vii) QUBA mosque has been mentioned in: a) Surah al Tauba 

(viii) The tile given to the pioneers of Islam was: c) Assabiqoon al Awwalun 

(ix) The meaning of YA SABAHAHO is: c) Oh, Morning danger 

(x) The Master if Hazrat Bilal (MABPH) during embracing Islam was:
c) Ummayia bin Khalaf 

(xi) Splitting of the moon occurred in: b) Mina 

(xii) The “IFK” event is described in the Qur’an in:c) Surah Noor 

(xiii) The Prophet’s stamp comprises of these words:a) Allah,Rasool,Muhammad 

(xiv) The heads of Zakat are:a) Eight 

(xv) MAUWAZATAIN means:b) Two specific Surahs of Quran

(xvi) Ozza was the name of:a) A specific goddess of Quraish

(xvii) LEA’AN is:a) A clause of Islamic law 

(xviii) Ashabus sabt means:a) Jews

(xix) The number of famous months are:a) Four

(xx) Jabal-e-Noor is situated in:e) None of these

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PMS Paper – 20071. How many stages the Quran contains? (b) 7

2. Who was the first writer of “Wahi” in Quraish? (b) Hazrat Zaid bin Sabit (RA)

3. Kitab-ul-Assar is compiled by:   (a) Imam Abu Hanifah (RA)

4. Imam Shafi took the office of “Religious Judgment” in the age of:   (d) 15 years

5. What was the name of foster sister of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)?  (d) Hazrat

Shima (RA)6. Namaz-e-Istisqa” is prayer for:  (c) Rain

7. Who is called “saqi zam zam”? (a) Hazrat Abbas (RA)

8. The “Kissing of the Hajr-e-Aswad” is called: (c) Istelam

9. What is the number of Ramzan in the Islamic Calender? (b) 9th

10. Give the name, who compiled first work of Hadith “Sahifa-e-Sadiqa.” 

(d) Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA)

PMS Paper – 2008i. Who advised Abu Bakr (R.A) to compile the Quran: a. Hazrat Umar (R.A)

ii. The Nisab of Zakat in Silver is: d. 52 ½ Tolas

iii. The Prophet made Hazrat Muaaz bin Jabal the Governor of:  d. Yaman

iv. Who are the “Sahibain”? c. Abu Yusuf and Imam Shaibani

v. Hajj is not completed unless you go to: d. Arafat

vi. “Kitab-al-Umm” is written by: c. Imam Shafi

vii. The foundation of Bait Ul-Hikmah was laid down during: a. Abbasid Period

viii. What is the number of month “Rajab” in Islamic Calendar? b. 7th

ix. First Mujadid was Hazrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz. Who was the second one?

c. Ahmad Sirhindi

x. Sahifa Hammam bin Munabih was found by: c. Dr. Hamidullah

xi. In which Surat of Quran there is mention of Zulqarnain? b. Alkahaf

xii. Muslims are the best of all due to: b. Moderation

xiii. Sahib Us-Ser is the nickname of: a. Hazrat Khuzaifa (R.A)

xiv. Masjide Khief is located in: c. Minna

xv. Ghaseel ul Malaika is the title of: c. Hazrat Hanzala (R.A)

xvi. Who was appointed as Usher for Hijrat-e-Madinah? c. Hazrat Abdullah bin Ariqat (R.A)

xvii. Who was a historian jurist, philosopher, as well as a politician? b. Abdur Rehman Ibni Khaldoon

xviii. When law of inheritence was revealed? b. Four Hijree

xix. Who was the last Commander in Chief for Ghazwa-e-Mautah? a. Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed (R.A)

xx. Imam Dar ul Hijrat is the title of: b. Imam Malik

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PMS Paper – 20051). Which Surah starts without Bismillah:   c) Al-Toba

2). A male is coffined/wrapped in __ dressed sheets:  c) 3

3). Amount of zakat cannot be used in _____ . b) Mosque

4). What is Sahihain: , c) Bukhari and Muslim

5). Jehad become mandatory in ___Hijra:   b) 2 AH

6). Which one is called Masha’ar-ul-Haram:   b) Muzdalifa valley

7). Who was the first martyre in Islam:  n c) Hazarat Sumaya (RA)

8). Who first embraced Islam among women:  c) Hazrat Khadija (RA)

9). What is Istelam:  c) kissing Hajre Aswad

10). Who collected Quranic verses in one place:  d) Hazrat Usman (RA)

PMS Paper – 20061. How much Surah the Quran contains: c. 114

2. The Nisab of Zakat in gold is: c. 7 ½ Tolas

3. A Verse of the Holy Quran indicates the name of:d. Hazrat Zaid

4. A Muslim female is coffined in: b. Five Sheets

5. The original name of Imam Bukhari is:  d. Muhammad bin Ismail

6. Makka was conquered in:  d. 8 A.H

7. Qurbani (Holy Slaughtering)is made during Hajj at:  b. Mina 

8. Jami-i-Quran is taken for:  c. Hazrat Usman (R.A)

9. Pious-Caliphate lasted for about: c. Thirty Years

10. Gathering on Arafat during Hajj is made on: a. 9th Zil Hajjah

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Punjab Public Service Commission PMS Preparation General Knowledge Mcqs

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1- what plants exhale at night


2- velocity of sound m/s


3-which vitamins not stored in human body?


4- lake of vitamin c create which disease

skin desease

5-which vitamin help blood clotting?


6- founder of muslim rule in india?

qutubuddin abek

7- razia sultana belong to?

slave dynasty

8- second battle of panipat fought b/w

correct option was not present my answer was none of these(akbar vs himu bakal)

9- attock fort was constructed by

10- mancher lake situated in ?


11- pakistan number among world population?


12- share of punjab among area of pakistan


13- length of khyber pass

14- urinium resources found in pakistan?
D G khan

15- mostly part of gobi desert found in ?

16- taklamakan desert found in
xinjaning china

17- longest river of the world is ?

18- largest sea of the world ?
south china sea

19-largest coastal boundry country?

20- brazil situated in ?
south america

21-which country is peninsula?
saudi arabia

22- pakistan situates on which line?
1- equator 2- cancer 3- inecapricorn 4- none
correet answer is option 4

23- macmohan line is situated b/w ?
india and china

24- who is david patrias?
american general in afghanistan

25- 1 meter is equal to ?
3.28 foot

26- caspian sea makes his boundries with
Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan.

27- largest agency among area in pakistan?
south wazirastan

28- old name of iraq?

29-blood is red due to ?

30-marian trence situated near?

31- headquarter of ghandhara civilization is?
32- head quarter of saarc is situated at?
33- maximum wool produceing country is?
34- official religion of japan is ?
35- which element use for producing nuclear fuel?
36- who many rakkhu in 30 paraa of quran
37-which is less conducter
1- iron, 2-copper 3- silver 4- wood
my answer was wood but not satisfied
38-nigara fall lies b/w
u.s.a and canida
39- which is smallest country of world among area
1- maldeeve 2- malta 3- san marino 4- bahreen
corect answer is option 3 san marino

40-holy prophet pbuh appoited governer of yeman for collection zakat?
hazrat muaz bin jabal

41- who many times zakat mention in quran?
32 times

42-which sura gives details among zakat receiver?
sura tuba

43-where ist wahii nazall hoe?
ghari hira

44- when zakat declered must
2 hijra

45-light of sun reach in earth
8.5 mint( while other options was 3mint 4mint 6.5 mint)

46- headquarter of ILO situated in ?

47- muslim league name was purposed by?
nawab saleem ullah khan of dahaka

48- juandice is disturb of which part of body

49- quaid azam leave congress due to
non- coperative moment by gandhi

50-in hapatiets which organ disturb

51- nisab in the amount of gold
87.48 gram( but in paper there was not dot present b/w 87 and48)

52- nisab in silver is?
612.32 gram

53-produce which is equal to nisab?
948kg wheat or equal

54-if a person having millat1800kg whose prize is half among wheat who many rupees he pay zakat

55-who was Father of the French Revolution?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau –

56-statue of freedom in newyark is given by

57- wall street is a famous?
stock market in newyork

58- sunlight consist of colours
a-1 b- 3 c-7( not confarm waiting for reply)

59-theory of relativety is presented by?

60- cash crop is?
which not cultivated for own use

61-artificial cultivated area give amount ushr equal to

62- if a person obtained something from underground the amount of zakat aplicable

63-zakat among goat aplicable on
40 goats

64- amount of zakat among gold silver and similar things
2.5 %

65- a government company obtained 1 billion net profit tell who much rupees its gives as a zakat

66-zakat ordinance promulgated on
20 june 1980

67-according to section17 tauluqa committe is equal to
tehsil commiitte

68- dasman palace is residence of
ameer kwait
69-procelain tower is present in

70- which muslim organization founded in 1962
Rabita al-Alam al-Islami‎

71- crtography is the study of
secret writting

72-founder of souct momemt
Robert Baden-Powell

73- elysee palace is the residence of
french president

74- second largest population in afghanistan?

75-worldwide spread disease is called?

76- zakat year start on
according to hijra clender

77- zakat year end ?
30 shaban
78- governer appointe chief administer with the consult with
federal government
79- administerator general appointed by

80- The magnitude of earthquake is measured with?
Richter Scale

81- Who forwarded the Lahore(Pakistan) Resolution?
A.K fazlul haq

82- East India Company came to India in the reign of:
A)Shah Jahan B) Jahangir C) Aurangzeb D) Babar

83- The largest Muslim country according to area is?

84- Zakat can be spent on:A)
Travelers B) Slaves C) Masakin D)All of these

85- Zakat is exempted on:
A)Sheep grazing fed free in pastures B) Fruits C) Vegetables D) All of them

86- Who was known as the Man of Destiny?
nepolin bona part

87- Adam’s Peak is in?
sri lanka

88- According to the Zakat Ordinance Zakat arrears are collected by?

89- Red Cross/Crescent HQ is in?

90-Brain Drain
transfer of Skilled labors

91–light year complete direction in
1 year

92–musician of antham is
Ahmed gulami chagla

93- first ushr receive ?
1982-83 rabi crop

94-DZ committe disolved if
]member remain not pious

95- if a person failed to pay zakat what act can do?
send a notice

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