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FPSC Announced Complete Syllabus for All Posts in Different Departments Consolidated Advertisement No.07/2015

FPSC Announced Complete Syllabus  for All Posts in Different Departments  Consolidated Advertisement No.07/2015

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(Curriculum & Research Wing)
Scheme and Syllabi for Screening/Professional Tests as well as Descriptive Examination
Relating to Posts Advertised Vide Consolidated Advertisement No. 07/2015
Case No.
Particulars of Post(s) Qualifications for Posts Test Specification Main Topics for MCQ Test
1. 82/2015 Appraising/Valuation
Officer (BS-16), Federal
Board of Revenue,
Revenue Division.
i. Second Class or Grade ‘C’
Bachelor’s degree from a
recognized University with
Economics, Commerce,
Statistics, Accounting, Computer
Science, Law, Pharmacy,
Chemistry or Physics as one of
the subjects or B.Sc.
Engineering in any speciality.
ii. Computer literacy up to the level
of MS Word, MS Power Point
and MS Excel.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
English = 20 marks
General Intelligence
Test = 80 marks
Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring
 Basic Arithmetic.
 Current Affairs.
 Pakistan Affairs & Islamic Studies
 Everyday/General Science
Note : (Equal weightage for each topic at Part-II)
2. 94/2015 Assistant Private
Secretary (BS-16), Military
Finance Wing, Finance
i. Second class or Grade “C:
Bachelor’s degree from a
University recognized by HEC
ii. A minimum speed of 100/50
w.p.m in shorthand/typing
iii. Must be computer literate.
 Typing Test with minimum Speed of 50 W.P.M 40 Marks
 Shorthand Test with minimum Speed of 100 W.P.M 40 Marks
 Computer Literacy Test:
i Microsoft Word (Typing, Formatting) 10 Marks
ii Microsoft Excel (Typing, Graph, Calculations) 10 Marks
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Case No.
Particulars of Post(s) Qualifications for Posts Test Specification Main Topics for MCQ Test
3. 95/2015 Drilling Engineer (BS-17),
Geological Survey of
Pakistan, Ministry of
Petroleum and Natural
Second Class or Grade ‘C’ B.E/
B.Sc. degree in Mechanical
Engineering or equivalent from a
University recognized by the HEC.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
English = 20 marks
Professional Test=80 marks
Vocabulary, Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring.
 Drilling and its Scope
 Purpose and uses of Drilling
 Classification of Drilling
 Type of Drilling
 Methods used for Purification of Drilling Fluid
 Causes of Circulation Fluid losses and its
 Function of Equipments and Accessories used for
 Types of Mud used for Drilling
 Types of Drilling Bits and their functions
 Drilling Circulation Fluid: Type, Purpose and
4. 99/2015 Junior Civilian Security
Officer (BS-16), OS
Directorate, GHQ, Ministry
of Defence.
Retd. JCO or equivalent of the
Armed Forces.
i) Second Class or Grade ‘C’
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
qualification from a University
recognized by the HEC
ii) Two (2) years post qualification
experience as Security
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
English = 20 marks
General Intelligence &
Professional Test = 80 marks
Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring
 Basic Arithmetic.
 Current Affairs.
 Pakistan Affairs & Islamic Studies
 Everyday/General Science
 Security Measures to maintain law & order
Note : (Equal weightage for each topic at Part-II)
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Syllabi for Written Examination (Descriptive)
for all posts in BS-18 & BS-19
(i) English Essay-50 Marks: Candidates will be required to write an Essay in English
comprising 1500 words from a set of six given topics. Candidates are expected to
reflect comprehensive and research based knowledge on a selected topic.
Candidate’s articulation, expression and technical approach to the style of English
Essay writing will be examined.
(ii) English (Composition and Précis)-50 Marks:
The examination will test the candidate’s abilities to handle Précis Writing, Reading
Comprehension, Sentence Structuring, Translation, Grammar and Vocabulary, etc.
Précis Writing (10 marks): A selected passage with an orientation of generic
understanding and enough flexibility for compression shall be given for précising and
suggesting an appropriate title.
Reading Comprehension (10 marks)
A selected passage that is rich in substance but not very technical or disciplinespecific
shall be given, followed by five questions, each carrying 2 marks.
Grammar and Vocabulary (10 marks): Correct usage of Tense, Articles,
Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuation, Phrasal Verbs, Synonyms and Antonyms
Sentence Correction (5 marks): Ten sentences shall be given each having a clear
structural flaw in terms of grammar or punctuation. The candidates shall be asked to
rewrite them with really needed correction only, without marking unnecessary
alterations. No two or more sentence should have exactly the same problem, and 2-
3 sentences shall be based on correction of punctuation marks.
Grouping of Words (5 marks): A random list of ten words of moderate standard
(neither very easy nor utterly unfamiliar) shall be given, to be grouped by the
candidates in pairs of those having similar or opposite meaning, as may be clearly
directed in the question.
Pairs of Words (5 marks): Five pairs shall be given of seemingly similar words with
different meanings, generally confused in communication, for bringing out the
difference in meaning of any five of them by first explaining them in parenthesis and
then using them in sentences.
Translation (5 marks): Ten short Urdu sentences involving structural composition,
significant terms and figurative/idiomatic expressions shall be given, to be accurately
translated in English.
Sr. No. Title Author
1. English Grammar in Use Raymond Murphy (Cambridge University
2. Practical English Usage M. Swan (Oxford University Press)
3. The Little, Brown Handbook H. Ramsey Flower & Jane Aaron (The Little,
Brown & Co; Harper Collins)
4. A University English Grammar R. Quirk & S. Greenbaum (ELBS; Longmans)
5. Write Better, Speak Better Readers Digest Association
6. Modern English in Action Henry Christ (D.C. Heath & Co.)
7. Exploring the World of English Syed Saadat Ali Shah
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Senior Mining Geologist (BS-18),
Geological Survey of Pakistan, M/O Petroleum and Natural Resources.
(Case No. 91/2015)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Second Class or Grade ‘C’ M.Sc. Degree in Geology with
specialization in Mining Geology/Economic Geology or equivalent from a University
recognized by the HEC .
EXPERIENCE: (i) Five (5) years post qualification research experience in the field of Geology.
(ii) Must have published three (3) research papers in the fields of Geology.
Geology: 100 Marks
I. Mineral and Energy Resources
Introduction of geological exploration/prospecting. Brief description of hydrocarbons,
coal, gemstones, copper, lead, zinc, iron, gold, chromite, manganese, salt,
gypsum, bauxite, sulphur, barite, fluorite, clays, phosphorite, building and dimension
stones, industrial rocks and m i n e r a l s , radioactive minerals and rocks with
special reference to economic mineral deposits in Pakistan.
Origin, occurrence, and depositional environments of coal; coal Constitution and
kinds of coals.Coal rank, grade and calorific value. Coal deposits of Pakistan with
reference to Thar Coal. Geothermal energy resources of Pakistan.
II. Mining Geology and Mineral Economics
Terms and definitions of mine workings. Openings through adits, shafts,
inclines, vertical cross cuts. Choices of mining methods and modes of
extraction. Structural controls in mining: bedding, faults, joints folds, fractures
and intrusion. Correlation of data Spatial relationship of seams. Surface and
underground, mapping methods. Calculation of grade ad tonnage of ore.
Gases in mines, spontaneous combustion. Rock pressure and support,
collapse of working faces, pillars, longwall timbering, benches, safety
measures. Waste disposal management, impact of mining on land. Water, air
and biological resources. Remedies, long term planning and rehabilitation.
Estimation of ore reserves/ore resources: Factors affecting mine size grade and
distribution of ore body, or reserves, prediction and estimation of cost.
Expenditure: Capital cost, equipment cost, infrastructure cost and mine
excavation cost, operation cost, power and fuel charges, labour charges,
maintenance of plant and equipment, drilling and blasting charges, haulage,
ore, grade control, high grade mining priority,
Development decisions based on economic evaluation
III. Engineering and Environmental Geology
Rock and soil mechanics and its application in civil engineering; Rock mass
characteristics; Geotechnical studies of rocks and soils; Geological factors and
strength of rocks; Study of geological factors in relation to the construction of
buildings and foundations, roads, highways, tunnels, dams and bridges;
Application of geophysical methods for site investigation; Construction materials;
Mass movement, their causes and prevention.
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IV. Economic and Applied Geology
Metallic and Non-metallic mineral resources of Pakistan. Mineral-based industries.
Overview of Recodec Copper. Radioactive minerals and their occurrences in
Pakistan. Gemstones of Pakistan
Geology of Reservoirs, Dams .Highways and Tunnels. Major natural hazards and
their Impact on the environment with special reference to Pakistan.
Title Author
1. Geology of Pakistan Bender, F.K. & Raza, H.A.,
2. Techniques in Mineral Exploration Reedman, J.H.
3. Exploration and Mining Geology Peters, W.E.,
4. Mining Geology Mckinstry, H.B.,
5. Environmental Geology Montgomery, C.W.,
6. Economic Geology: Principles and Practice Walter L. Pohl
7. Energy Resources Brown and Skipsy
8. Pakistan Energy Yearbook 2012 Ministry of Petroleum and
Natural Resources
Hydrocarbon Development
Institute of Pakistan. Islamabad

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