PPSC Zilladar 2020 Past Paper

1. Which shortcut keys are used to “cut selected items” in File menu?





2. Dynamite was invented by …….?

A) Alfred Noble

B) Thomas Edison

C) William Davis

D) None of these

3. Who started ancient Olympic games?

A) Greeks

B) Americian

C) Romans

D) Egyptians

4. A kilo Byte is equal to:

A) 10000 bytes

B) 1024 bytes

C) 1 million bytes

D) 10 million bytes

5. The Indus Water Treaty was signed during the regime of……?

A) Liaqat Ali Khan

B) Ayub Khan

C) Yahya Khan

D) Z.A Bhutto

6. Choose the most appropriate antonym of “Vilify”?

A) To praise

B) To sing

C) To weep

D) To sleep

7. Geology describes the rocky parts of the Earth is?

A) Core

B) Mantle

C) Crust

D) Convection current

8. Which of the following instrument used for measuring the humidity in air?

A) Hydrometer

B) Hygrometer

C) Barometer

D) None of these

9. Speakers are:

A) Output Devices

B) Input Devices

C) Both A & B

D) None of these

10. A farmer bought toffees at 6 for a rupee. How many for a rupee must he sell to gain 20%?

A) 3

B) 5

C) 4

D) 6

11. What is the meaning of “Zam Zam”?

A) To flow

B) To stop

C) To brust

D) None of these

12. The capital city of Spain is?

A) Barcelona

B) Servile

C) Valencia

D) Madrid

13. Which of the following river is without Delta?

A) Narmada

B) St. Lawrence

C) Indus

D) Both A & B

14. The first Round Table Conference was held in:

A) Berlin

B) Delhi

C) Calcutta

D) London

15. Maximum number of rows in MS Excel 2016 worksheet is:

A) 16,384

B) 50,000

C) 1,048,576

D) 10,024

16. Name the tree whose wood is used for making cricket bats:

A) Willow

B) Yellow

C) Teak

D) Sandal

17. Pinpoint the very first convert to Islam among the following pious personalities:

A) Hazrat Abu Bakr (May Allah Bless Him)

B) Hazrat Ali (May Allah Bless Him)

C) Hazrat Khadija (May Allah Bless Her)

D) Hazrat Zaid Bin Harith (May Allah Bless Him)

18. The General Cemetery of Santiago is situated in:

A) Brazil

B) Argentina

C) Mexico

D) Chile

19. The famous city of Carthage, which has in the past been ruled by the Romans and Hannibal, is located in which country?

A) Italy

B) Libya

C) Macedonia

D) Tunisia

20. Nokia is one of the brand leaders in mobile phones. To which country does the brand belong?

A) Sweden

B) Denmark

C) Netherlands

D) Finland

21. “Cathay Pacific” is an airline of:

A) Hong Kong

B) Taiwan

C) Japan

D) China

22. Multiply: 9.5 x 6 = ?

A) 57

B) 56

C) 58

D) 59

23. Small talk means:

A) To praise

B) A discussion carried for a long time

C) A brief discussion

D) A debate

24. Hanna Lake is situated near:

A) Quetta

B) Karachi

C) Sialkot

D) Peshawar

25. Who invented the World Wide Web (WWW) with Robert Cailliau?

A) Laiszlo Neztjev

B) Tom Burns

C) Tim Berners Lee

D) Fred Zukerburg

26. ‘Formosa’ is the old name of:

A) Taiwan

B) Mongolia

C) Thailand

D) Japan

27. What is the opposite of ‘Shirk’ in Islam?

A) Akhuwwat

B) Tauheed

C) Insaaf

D) Sin

28. Choose the Synonym of “Inveigh”?

A) Allure

B) Remonstrate

C) Entice

D) Support

29. Which of the following Surah in the Holy Quran named after insect?

A) Surah Al-Naml

B) Surah Al-Qadar

C) Surah Al-Falaq

D) Surah Al-Nas

30. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is situated in:

A) Germany

B) Italy

C) Spain

D) France

31. The cover of the Kaba’a is called:

A) Bourda

B) Kiswa

C) Al-Katfia

D) Sajjada

32. Simplify the equation: 5 + 2 x 6÷3(2)=?

A) 9

B) 12

C) 7

D) 5

33. Kilimanjaro is a mountain located in:

A) Nepal

B) Tanzania

C) Somalia

D) South-Africa

34. When a devastating earthquake jolted KPK Former (NWFP) and Kashmir killing thousands of people?

A) October 01, 2005

B) October 08, 2005

C) October 18, 2005

D) October 28, 2005

35. Change the Voice of the following sentence: “Sweets are not liked by us.”

A) We do not like sweets

B) Sweets have not been liked by us

C) We are not liking sweets

D) None of these

36. Bodies which usually fall from the sky to the Earth are called:

A) Planets

B) Meteorites

C) Both A and B

D) None of these

37. Cape of Good Hope is situated in:

A) Chile

B) India

C) Australia

D) South Africa

38. The ALU and CU are components of:





39. The second most abundant metal found in the Earth’s crust is:

A) Iron

B) Aluminum

C) Calcium

D) Sodium

40. In a 100 m race, A covers the distance in 36 seconds and B in 45 seconds. In this A beats B by:

A) 20 m

B) 24 m

C) 28 m

D) 30 m

41. Who was appointed as caretaker Prime Minister on March 25, 2013?

A) Mian Muhammad Somroo

B) Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulik

C) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso

D) Javed Jabbar

42. Select the correct spellings:

A) Victory

B) Victary

C) Victery

D) Victori

44. Who is known as the “Father of Civil Service in India”?

A) Muhammad Ali Jinnah

B) Jawaharlal Nehru

C) Charles Cornwallis

D) Louis Mountbatten

45. In MS Word 2016, to increase font size to 1 point, press:

A) CTRL + [

B) CTRL + ]

C) CTRL + {

D) CTRL + }

46. ”Derawar Fort” is located in District:

A) Jhelum

B) Bahawalpur

C) Muzaffarabad

D) Chakwal

47. Fill in the blank. He would enjoy this, if he ……. present.

A) Be

B) Had been

C) Was

D) Were

48. In MS Word 2016, the option ‘Multilevel List’ is available in:

A) Home

B) Design

C) Layout

D) Insert

49. English channel separates England from:

A) Italy

B) France

C) Germany

D) Sicily

50. During the era of East India Company, the areas of Behar, Uresa and Assam were included in:

A) Haryana

B) Bengal

C) Hyderabad

D) Punjab

51. The Tripartite Agreement of 9 April 1974 was signed between Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Who signed the document on behalf of Pakistan?

A) Z.A. Bhutto

B) Agha Shahi

C) Sharif-ud-din Peerzada

D) Aziz Ahmad

52. Who established Scientific Society in 1864?

A) Syed Ahmad Khan

B) Shibli Naumani

C) Allama M Iqbal

D) Muhammad Ali Jinnah

53. Complete the series 11, 15, 24, ……, 65, 101

A) 39

B) 40

C) 48

D) 50

54. Antonym of “Jocular” is:

A) Witty

B) Facetious

C) Amusing

D) Solemn

55. Bicameral system of legislature was introduced in Pakistan under the Constitution?

A) Act of 1935

B) 1956

C) 1962

D) 1973

56. The number narrations of Hazrat Ayesha (R.A) is:

A) 1630

B) 2210

C) 1286

D) 583

57. United Nations Organization (UNO) was formed in:

A) 1943

B) 1945

C) 1947

D) 1948

58. Who is the current Deputy Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan?

A) Qasim Suri

B) Faisal Karim Kundi

C) Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob

D) None of these

59. The speed of light is:

A) 280,000 km/s

B) 300,000 km/s

C) 320,000 km/s

D) None of these

60. “Great Bear Lake” is located in which country’?


B) Canada

C) Australia

D) Pakistan

61. In which of the following form, data is stored in computer?

A) Decimal

B) Binary

C) Hexa Decimal

D) Octal

62. A shopkeeper raises the price of a cycle by 5 percent above the market price and charges 12 percent sales tax on the market price. As a result a customer has to pay Rs. 4680 for the cycle. What is the market price of the cycle?

A) 4000

B) 4200C

C) 4500

D) 3950

63. 1937 Elections were held in eleven provinces of India Sub-Continent according to:

A) 4000

B) 4200

C) 4500

D) 3950

64. UNICEF headquarter is in:

A) Paris

B) Berlin

C) New York

D) Geneva

65. Gestapo was the Secret Police of:

A) U.S.A

B) Russia

C) Germany

D) japan

66. Who had the shortest tenure as Governor-General of Pakistan?

A) He wanted to know which spoke French

B) He wanted to know who speak French

C) He wanted to know who was to speak French

D) He wanted to know who spoke French

67. Choose the correct indirect speech of: He asked, “Who speaks French?

A) 51:52

B) 52:53

C) 53:54

D) 54:55

68. The cash difference between the selling prices of an article at a profit of 4% and 6% is Rs 3. The ratio of two selling prices is:

A) 51:52

B) 52:53

C) 53:54

D) 54:55

69. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom: To End in Smoke.

A) To come to nothing

B) Keep away from

C) Extreme hard work

D) None of these

70. To fill a tank 25 buckets of water are required. How many buckets of water will be required to fill the same tank if the capacity of the bucket is reduced to two-fifth of its present capacity?

A) 30

B) 62.5

C) 35

D) None of these

71. In MS Excel 2016, ‘Print Titles’ option is available in …… menu.

A) Review

B) View

C) Insert

D) Page Layout

72. Which Prophet is dignified with special title, “Khalil-Ullah”(Friend of God)?

A) Hazrat Adam A.S

B) Hazrat Noah A.S

C) Hazrat Ibrahim A.S

D) Hazrat Esa A.S

73. The world’s biggest island is:

A) Greenland

B) Madagascar

C) Sumatra

D) None of these

74. If the average of five numbers is 6.92, then the sum of numbers is:

A) 34

B) 34.6

C) 34.4

D) 34.8

75. Identify the country which is not a member of ASEAN (The Association of South East Asian):

A) Cambodia

B) Indonesia

C) Republic of Korea

D) Malaysia

76. Fill in the blank: Do you always come to the office …… bike?

A) On

B) By

C) In

D) From

77. Solve for ?: √726 – √441 = √?:+ 1

A) 49

B) 36

C) 25

D) 16

78. Most widely spoken language in Pakistan is:

A) English

B) Urdu

C) Punjabi

D) Sindhi

79. Most widely spoken language in Pakistan is:

A) Shintoism

B) Confucianism

C) Buddhism

D) Both A & C

80. The newly constructed Gomal Zam Dam in located in:

A) Gilgit Baltistan



D) Balochistan

81. Nai Gaj Dam is being constructed in which province of Pakistan:

A) Punjab

B) Sindh

C) Balochistan

D) Khyber PK

82. Who is the current Governor of State Bank of Pakistan:

A) Ashraf Wathra

B) Tariq Bajwa

C) Reza Baqir

D) None of these

83. The longest and the strongest bone in the human body is:

A) Tibia

B) Pelvis

C) Femur

D) Jaw

84. Identify the author of the famous book “The Emergence of Pakistan”:

A) Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi

B) Jamil-uddin-Ahmad

C) Ch. Muhammad Ali

D) S.M Burke

85. Who was, at one time, called the “Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity”?

A) Quaid-e-Azam

B) Motilal Nehru

C) Mohanlal Karamchand Gandhi

D) Abdul Kalam Azad

86. When did Lord Curzon announce the partition of Bengal?

A) 16th October, 1904

B) 16th October, 1905

C) 16th October, 1906

D) 16th October, 1907

87. Which ghazwa took place in 2 A.H. In the month of Ramzan?

A) Badr

B) Uhud

C) Mautah

D) None of these

88. How many sides would a Hexagon have?

A) 5

B) 6

C) 7

D) 8

89. ‘Archery’ is the national sport of:

A) China

B) Bhutan

C) Albania

D) Pakistan

90. Human Rights Day is observed on:

A) 10th September

B) 10th October

C) 10th November

D) 10th December

91. ?لفظ ” قلت ” کا متضاد لفظ کیا ہے

A) کسرت

B) کثرت

C) بیشتر

D) اکثر

92. ?سر وادی سینا” کس کا مجموعہ کلام ہے”

A) علامہ اقبال

B) احمد فراز

C) منیر نیازی

D) فیض احمد فیض

93. ?پل پڑنا”ایک محاورہ ہے- اس کے معنی کیا ہیں”

A) سر پر پاؤں رکھ کر بھاگنا

B) بحث مباحثہ کرنا

C) غور و فکر کرنا

D) حملہ کرنا یا ٹوٹ پڑنا

94. وہ فعل ، جس میں زمانہ حال اور مستقبل دونوں زمانوں کے معنی نکلتے ہوں ، کہلاتا ہے ؟

A) فعل مستقبل

B) فعل حال

C) فعل امر

D) فعل مضارع

95. ?کون سی ضرب المثل درست ہے

A) سمندر میں رہنا اور مگرمچھ سے بیر

B) جھیل میں رہنا اور مگرمچھ سے بیر

C) دریا میں رہنا اور مگرمچھ سے بیر

D) تالاب میں رہنا اور مگرمچھ سے بیر

96. ?مندرجہ بالا شعر کس شاعر کا ہے

میں اکیلا ہی چلا تھا جانب منزل مگر “

“لوگ ساتھ آتے گئے اور کارواں بنتا گیا

A) بسمل عظیم آبادی

B) مجروح سلطان پوری

C) شکیل بدایونی

D) مرزا غالب

97. اینٹ ، چٹان ، دیوار ، درخت ، پہاڑ وغیرہ الفاظ قواعد کی رو سے کیا ہیں ؟

A) اسم مصدر

B) اسم مشتق

C) اسم جامد

D) اسم معرفہ

98. اختر حسین رائے پوری کا تعلق کس ادبی تحریک سے تھا؟

A) ترقی پسند تحریک

B) رومانوی تحریک

C) اسلامی ادب کی تحریک

D) علی گڑھ تحریک

99. ?اوس پڑنا ” محاورہ ہے- اس کا مفہوم کیا ہے “

A) مایوسی کی حالت

B) سفر کی تیاری

C) خوشی کی کیفیت

D) آدھی رات کے بعد کا وقت

100. ?کون سی ضرب المثل درست ہے

A) سمندر میں رہنا اور مگرمچھ سے بیر

B) جھیل میں رہنا اور مگرمچھ سے بیر

C) دریا میں رہنا اور مگرمچھ سے بیر

D) تالاب میں رہنا اور مگرمچھ سے بی

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