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PPSC Accountant Local Government 2020 Past Paper

Past Paper 2020 PPSC Accountant Local Government




  1. Who is the current president of Cuba?


  2. A) Castro

    B) Hugo Chavez

    C) Miguel Díaz-Canel

    D) None of these

  3. What is the harm from the depletion of Earth’s ozone layer?


  4. A) The Oxygen content of the surface will increase seriously

    B) The Oxygen content of the surface will decrease

    C) Increase amount of UV rays will reach Earth’s surface

    D) None of these

  5. The United State of America at present is the Federation of?


  6. A) 48 States

    B) 50 States

    C) 52 States

    D) 54 States

  7. The compound used in anti-malarial drug is?


  8. A) Chloroquin

    B) Aspirin

    C) Neoprene

    D) Isoprene

  9. Tonsils in humans are located in which part of the body?


  10. A) Legs

    B) Nervous System

    C) Throat

    D) Kidney



  11. “Leukemia” is the disease of the ……?


  12. A) Lungs

    B) Blood

    C) Kidney

    D) Skin

  13. The capital of “Somalia” is?


  14. A) Kampuchea

    B) Maputo

    C) Asmara

    D) Mogadishu

  15. Who was appointed as the first president of All India Muslim League?


  16. A) Nawab Mohsin-ul-Mulk

    B) Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk

    C) Nawab Saleemullah Khan

    D) Sir Agha Khan

  17. Who is a polymath?


  18. A) Mathimatician

    B) Astronomer

    C) Inventor of Tools

    D) Expert of many

  19. Which Surah of the Holy Quran is called Umm-ul-Kitab?


  20. A) Surah Yaseen

    B) Surah Rahman

    C) Surah Baqara

    D) Surah Fateha

  21. Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) gave the key of Baitullah permanently to?


  22. A) Hazrat Usman bin Talha R.A

    B) Hazrat Abdullah bin Aamir R.A

    C) Hazrat Hanzla bin Abi Aamir R.A

    D) Hazrat Khalid bin Walid R.A

  23. Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) went to Syria with Hazrat Abu Talib at the age of?


  24. A) 12 years

    C) 15 years

    C) 16 years

    D) None of these

  25. What is the meaning of the expression “En route”?


  26. A) On the way

    B) By the way

    C) Difficult route

    D) Familiar route



  27. Antonym of “Static” (جامد) is?


  28. A) Monotonous

    B) Uninviting

    C) Mobile

    D) Constant

  29. Complete the Proverb: There is no place like …….?


  30. A) Home

    B) House

    C) Heaven

    D) A forest



  31. Fill in the blank: The Roman trumped ……. the Greek?


  32. A) on

    B) at

    C) over

    D) of

  33. Which city of Pakistan is called the “City of Saints”?


  34. A) Laore

    B) Multan

    C) Faislabad

    D) None of these

  35. The first Pakistan National Marathon race was organized at?


  36. A) Islamabad

    B) Karachi

    C) Lahore

    D) Multan

  37. In MS-Excel 2016, mainly ……. types of Page Orientations are available?


  38. A) 2

    B) 3

    C) 4

    D) 5

  39. An email cannot send without?


  40. A) Subject

    B) Attachment

    C) Receiver’s email Address

    D) Message

  41. In Medical field computers are used in?


  42. A) Laboratories

    B) Patient scanning

    C) Monitoring and Pharmacy

    D) All of these

  43. The process of transferring files from the internet to your computer is called?


  44. A) Downloading

    B) Uploading

    C) Forwarding

    D) FTP

  45. Complete the series: 1, 6, 13, 22, 33, …….?


  46. A) 44

    B) 45

    C) 46

    D) 47

  47. Solve:If x=3 then, x3 =?


  48. A) 6

    B) 9

    C) 27

    D) 81

  49. Ali is twice as old as her youngest brother. If the difference between their ages is 15 years. How old is her youngest brother?


  50. A) 10

    B) 15

    C) 20

    D) 25

  51. Microsoft Windows is the great invasion of?


  52. A) Charles Ranlett Flint

    B) Paul Allen

    C) Bill Gates

    D) Both B & C

  53. Who was the first woman to travel in space?


  54. A) Saily Ride

    B) Valentina Tereshkova

    C) Svetlana Savitskaya

    D) Ellen Collins

  55. “Genoa” is the seaport of?


  56. A) Italy

    B) Spain

    C) France

    D) Germany

  57. Silicon Valley is situated in?


  58. A) New York, USA

    B) California, USA

    C) Boston, USA

    D) Oxford, UK

  59. Which of the following country is not part of South Asia?


  60. A) Nepal

    B) Bhutan

    C) Sri Lanka

    D) Brunei Darussalam

  61. ……. is the longest river of Baluchistan province?


  62. A) Kech

    B) Hingol

    C) Dasht

    D) None of these

  63. A famous city of Burma is ……?


  64. A) Agra

    B) Bangkok

    C) Dhaka

    D) Rangoon

  65. Railways, Vehicles and aeroplanes are called?


  66. A) Means of communication

    B) Means of transport

    C) Means of trade

    D) Means of Industrial development

  67. Civilian Martial Law with president Z.A. Bhutto at the helm of affairs came to end on?


  68. A) April 2, 1972

    B) April 21, 1972

    C) August 14, 1972

    D) August 15, 1972

  69. Hazrat Shah Wali Ullah, a great religious scholar, was born during the reign of which Mughal emperor?


  70. A) Akbar

    B) ShahJahan

    C) Aurangzeb

    D) None of these

  71. Complete the series: 1, 0, 3, 2, 5, 4, …….?


  72. A) 9

    B) 6

    C) 7

    D) 10

  73. ……............... is outcome of payment divided by the interest rate?


  74. A) Due perpetuity

    B) Deferred value perpetuity

    C) Present value of perpetuity

    D) Future value of perpetuity

  75. ..…… is a strategy that focuses on offering cheapest product in the market?


  76. A) Cost leadership

    B) Focus Strategy

    C) Differential Strategy

    D) none of these

  77. Deferred tax payments would be shown as ….............…. while calculating net cash flows:

    A) Non-cash charges

    B) Non-cash revenues

    C) Income expense

    D) Current liabilities

  78. …….…. is variable that has infinite number of values.

    A) Continuous variable

    B) Discrete variable

    C) Classificatory variable

    D) None of these

  79. Departmental level goals may be a good synonym of:


  80. A) Corporate level goals

    B) Business level goals

    C) Operational level goals

    D) Financial goals



  81. A service firm may have additional segment of marketing mix:


  82. A) People

    B) Price

    C) Place

    D) Promotion

  83. ……… are short term, always backed by a reason and either positive or negative.

    A) Emotions

    B) Moods

    C) Both emotions and moods

    D) None of these

  84. Promotion of an employee to fill a vacant post is a good example of:


  85. A) External recruitment

    B) Online recruitment

    C) Internal recruitment

    D) All of these

  86. Job enrichment is ……?


  87. A) Vertical expansion in job

    B) Horizontal expansion in job

    C) Lateral expansion in job

    D) None of these

  88. …… is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange?


  89. A) E-commerce

    B) E-currency

    C) Crypto currency

    D) None of these

  90. ….……. has a unique origin i.e zero:


  91. A) Nominal scale

    B) Ordinal scale

    C) Interval scale

    D) Ratio scale

  92. A strategy where firm tries to expand the market and move to a new market with existing product is called?


  93. A) Market development

    B) Diversification

    C) Product development

    D) Market Penetration

  94. ….…… not a form of departmentalization:


  95. A) Geographical based

    B) Functional based

    C) Product based

    D) Quality based

  96. If human is an iceberg, the visible pan of human would better be termed as:


  97. A) Attitude

    B) Behavior

    C) Attitude

    D) None of the above

  98. …………. represents the net worth of a business:


  99. A) Assets net of liabilities

    B) Liabilities net of assets

    C) Liabilities net of earning

    D) Earnings per share



  100. Gathering information from advertising campaigns and sales people could be better named as:


  101. A) Personal sources of information gathering

    B) Experiential sources of information gathering

    C) Commercial sources of information gathering

    D) None of these

  102. ……. dimension of transformational leadership deals with the focus on each member of the organization.

    A) Idealized influence

    B) Inspirational motivation

    C) Individualized consideration

    D) None of the above

  103. ………… focuses on the future needs of both organizational and employee needs:


  104. A) Training and development

    B) Performance management

    C) Career management

    D) None of these

  105. The working capital reaches to zero when the current ratio is:


  106. A) 1

    B) 2

    C) 3

    D) None of these

  107. Accounting principles are generally based on:


  108. A) Practicability

    B) Subjectivity

    C) Convenience in recording

    D) None of the above

  109. Real accounts are related to:


  110. A) Assets

    B) Expense and incomes

    C) Customers and creditor

    D) None of the above

  111. Quick Asset includes which of the fallowing?


  112. A) Cash

    B) Account receivable

    C) Both A & B

    D) Marketable securities

  113. Depreciation Expense is:


  114. A) A cash inflow

    B) A cash outflow

    C) Added to the accumulated

    D) Ignored when proper cash flow statements

  115. Double entry book-keeping was fathered by?


  116. A) F.W. Taylor

    B) Henry Fayol

    C) Lucas Pacioli

    D) None of the above

  117. Partners in Pakistan can today be fixed at the following numbers:


  118. A) 20

    B) 50

    C) 70

    D) 22



  119. Cash budget excludes the following:


  120. A) Non-Cash items

    B) Cash items

    C) Purchase on Credit items

    D) Credit sales

  121. NGOs are legally required to:


  122. A) Prepare accounts in a prescribed manner under the law

    B) Prepare accounts as desired by donors

    C) Submit Balance sheet only

    D) Submit income source only

  123. Conversion cost is:


  124. A) Material Cost + Overhead Cost

    B) Direct Labour + Material Cost

    C) Direct Labour – Material Cost

    D) Labour Cost + Overhead Cost

  125. Process Costing is relevant to:


  126. A) Cement industry

    B) Job Order cost oriented Projects

    C) Banking industry

    D) None of the above

  127. A partnership, in today’s Pakistan, under the current law can have the following number of partners:


  128. A) 50

    B) 20

    C) 100

    D) 70

  129. Combination can be best described as:


  130. A) Restructuring of Capital of a Company

    B) Reduction of Capital of a Company

    C) Amalgamation of two different types of businesses

    D) Joint venture

  131. Sources of funds can be increased by:


  132. A) Describing selling prices

    B) Increasing expenditure

    C) By opting efficient processes

    D) None of above

  133. Books of original entry are called?


  134. A) Ledger

    C) Journal

    B) Work sheets

    D) None of these

  135. For preparing balance sheets expenses are shown as part of:


  136. A) Liability

    B) Equities

    C) Assets

    D) None of these

  137. Unpaid and unrecorded expenses are called?


  138. A) Prepaid expenses

    B) Accrued expenses

    C) Additional expenses

    D) None of these



  139. Amount, cash or other assets removed from business by owner is:


  140. A) Capital

    B) Drawings

    C) Assets

    D) None of these

  141. Under the diminishing balance method depreciation amount is:


  142. A) Payment

    B) Receipt

    C) Expenditure

    D) None of these

  143. Return on investment is computed:


  144. A) Investment / Profit x 100

    B) (Profit / Investment) x 100

    C) (Profit — dividend) / investment x 100

    D) None of these

  145. Sugar used in a sugarcane company is:


  146. A) Variable cost

    B) Semi Variable Cost

    C) Fixed cost

    D) Step fixed cost

  147. An auditor is liable under the following circumstances:


  148. A) Third Party Liabilities

    B) Fraud perpetrated in highly sophisticated circumstances

    C) Both of the above

    D) None of these

  149. Conversion Cost is calculated as under:


  150. A) Labour plus Materials

    B) Labour plus overheads

    C) Labour minus overhead

    D) None of these

  151. Accumulated loss of a company is shown in the balance sheet as:


  152. A) Liability

    B) Asset

    C) As foot note to balance sheet

    D) None of these

  153. Under the Companies Ordinance 1984, disclosure of financial information is legally required for listed companies under:


  154. A) Schedule 6

    B) Schedule 5

    C) Schedule 4

    D) Schedule 8

  155. Trading loss occurs when:


  156. A) Revenues exceed the matching relevant

    B) Revenue and matching costs are equal to costs each other

    C) When relevant matching cost exceeds revenues

    D) None of these

  157. Accounting requirements governing NGOs prescribed in:


  158. A) Partnership Act 1932

    B) Cooperative Societies legislation

    C) Companies Ordinance 1984

    D) None of these



  159. Work sheet is equivalent to:


  160. A) Balance sheet

    B) Income statement

    C) Trial Balance

    D) None of these

  161. The following represent tangible assets and are shown in the balance sheet as:


  162. A) People

    B) Expenses

    C) Revenue

    D) Goodwill

  163. Under the Rule of thumb a good current rat is:


  164. A) 6 : 1

    B) 10: 1

    C) 5 : 1

    D) 2 : 1

  165. Pakistan follows the following budgeting system at Federal level:


  166. A) Zero-Based Budgeting

    B) Program Budgeting

    C) Incremental / decremental budgeting

    D) Responsibility Budgeting

  167. PSX is a/an …..…. company:


  168. A) Limited by shares

    B) Unlimited liability

    C) Single member

    D) Limited by guarantee

  169. .…… is a better synonym for an average.


  170. A) Geometric mean

    B) Harmonic mean

    C) Arithmetic mean

    D) Weighted average mean

  171. Setting goals and devising strategies to achieve them denotes which of the management function?


  172. A) Controlling

    B) Leading

    C) Organizing

    D) Planning

  173. Marketing is an ………………..?


  174. A) Outside in activity

    B) Inside out activity

    C) Both in and outside activity

    D) None of these

  175. Class room lectures, seminars and workshops are example of:


  176. A) Non-Job training

    B) On the job training

    C) Off the job training

    D) None of these

  177. Selling is different from marketing, as:


  178. A) Selling is outside in activity

    B) Selling is inside out activity

    C) Marketing is inside out activity

    D) All of these



  179. Herzberg’s Motivation two factor theory covers, factors named ……. And ……?


  180. A) Hygiene and motivator factors

    B) Hygiene and esteem factors

    C) Motivators and esteem factors

    D) None of these

  181. The ownership of central bank of may belong to:


  182. A) Government

    B) Private ownership

    C) Both A and B

    D) None of these

  183. …………. related personality factor deals with one’s ability to manage emotions.


  184. A) Emotional Intelligence

    B) Consciousness

    C) Neuroticism

    D) Openness to experience

  185. ……..…… is a form of partnership where a partner is liable for amount of capital invested in business:


  186. A) Special partnership

    B) General partnership

    C) Limited partnership

    D) None of these

  187. Main Instrument of money market is:


  188. A) Shares

    B) Debentures

    C) Mortgages

    D) Treasury bill

  189. لیت و لعل کرنا ‘‘ سے کیا مراد ہے؟ “


  190. A) برا بھلا کہنا

    B) شیخی مارنا

    C) ٹال مٹول کرنا

    D) ان میں سے کوئی نہیں

  191. ?آتش کدہ” کس مشہور شاعر کا مجموعہ کلام ہے “


  192. A) علامہ اقبال

    B) مرزا غالب

    C) الطاف حسین حالی

    D) ڈاکٹر محمد دین تاثیر

  193. ?درج ذیل شعر کس کا ہے
    بسکہ دشوار ہے ہر کام کا آساں ہونا
    آدمی کو بھی میسر نہیں انساں ہونا


  194. A) علامہ محمد اقبال

    B) الطاف حسین حالی

    C) مرزا اسد اللہ غالب

    D) فیض احمد فیض

  195. ?اردو افسانہ” گڈریا “کس کی تخلیق ہے


  196. A) پریم چند

    B) غلام عباس

    C) اشفاق احمد

    D) احمد ندیم

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About Islam

  1. Important Questions about Islamic Studies
  2. Hazrat Muhammad PBUH
  3. General Knowledge About Hazrat Muhammad PBUH Life
  4. Wives of Hazrat Muhammad PBUH
  5. Important Islamic History Events
  6. Important points of The Holy Quran
  7. Al-Quran MCQs
  8. About SAHABA KARAM
  9. Namaz
  10. Zakat
  11. Fasting (Roza)
  12. Imortant Article of Faith and Fundamental of ISLAM
  13. Important Islamic terms and Places
  14. Islamic Months of Years
  15. General Knowledge-Heavenly Books
  16. Important Angles
  17. Ashra-e-Mubrashra
  18. Reign Of 4 Caliphates(Khulafa Rashideen)
  19. Famous Islamic Generals
  20. Famous Islamic Battles
  21. Important Personalities and Their Titles in Islam
  22. Famous Muslim Scientists

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    25. General Knowledge About Hazrat Muhammad PBUH Life
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    28. Important points of The Holy Quran
    29. Al-Quran MCQs
    30. About SAHABA KARAM
    31. Namaz
    32. Zakat
    33. Fasting (Roza)
    34. Imortant Article of Faith and Fundamental of ISLAM
    35. Important Islamic terms and Places
    36. Islamic Months of Years
    37. General Knowledge-Heavenly Books
    38. Important Angles
    39. Ashra-e-Mubrashra
    40. Reign Of 4 Caliphates(Khulafa Rashideen)
    41. Famous Islamic Generals
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    43. Important Personalities and Their Titles in Islam
    44. Famous Muslim Scientists
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    49. World Records
    50. World Records (Guniees Book)
    51. 7 Wonders of the World
    52. Inventions and Inventors
    53. Important Facts of Worlds
    54. Important Places Of World
    55. Important Awards Of World
    56. Top 10 Languages of World
    57. Highest Military Awards of World
    58. Important Geographical Lines of World
    59. World Imortant National Days
    60. Importnat Religions of World
    61. Important Political terms and concepts
    62. Important News Agency of the World
    63. About UNO
    64. Organs of UNO
    65. Important Specialized agency of the UNO
    66. World Country with Capitals & Currency
    67. Famous Name of Places(Country)

    68. About Pakistan
    69. Basic Information About Pakistan
    70. Districts of Pakistan
    71. RIVERS OF PAKISTAN
    72. The Largest in Pakistan
    73. The Longest and Tallest in Pakistan
    74. Mountain Passes in Pakistan
    75. Chairman Senate and seats Distibutions of Pakistan
    76. Chief Justices of Pakistan
    77. Pakistan Affairs
    78. Who is First in PAKISTAN
    79. PAKISTAN GOVERNOR GENERALS
    80. PAKISTAN Presidents
    81. PAKISTAN Prime Ministers
    82. Attorney Generals of Pakistan
    83. State Bank Governors of pakista
    84. Army Chiefs of PAKISTAN
    85. Federal Cabinet of PAKISTAN
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    87. Constitutional Amedments Since 1973
    88. Army,PAF and Navy Officer Ranks
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