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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2013

 

EVERYDAY SCIENCE

❑ Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate Box on the Answer Sheet:

  1. Who proposed the concept “All motion is relative”?

(a) Albert Einstein          (b) Johan Kepler              (c) Galileo Galilei           (d) None of these

  1. The field of specialization of famous Muslim scientist Abu Usman Al Jahiz was:

(a) Botany                          (b) Zoologv                       (c) Astronomy                  (d) None of these

  1. Albatross is:

(a) A sea bird                    (b) A beetle                        (c) A fruit                           (d) None of these

           4._____________________________ The sunlight can reach a depth of      metres in the ocean.

(a) 100                                 (b) 80                                   (c) 120                                 (d) None of these

  1. The biggest planet in our solar system is:

(a) Venus                            (b) Pluto                             (c) Jupiter                          (d) None of these

  1. The biggest species of the cat family is:

(a) Bus                   (b) Lion                              (c) Leopard                        (d) None of these

  1. Which group of animals has heterogametic females?

(a) Domestic fowl            (b) Earthworm                  (c) Rabbit                           (d) None of these

  1. The dominant phase of life cycle in these organisms is haploid:

(a) Mosses                         (b) Bacteria                        (c) Protozoa                       (d) None of these

  1. The atmosphere of moon consists of:

(a) 90% Hydrogen, 10% Nitrogen                            (b) 80%Nitrogen, 20% Hydrogen

(c) 60% Nitrogen, 40% inert gases                           (d) l”.one of these

  1. The chemical name of quartz is:

(a) Silicon dioxide                   (b) Stannous dioxide (c) Aluminium oxide (d) None of these

  1. Which month of calendar year can lack a new moon?

(a) December                     (b) February                     (c) May                               (d) None of these

  1. Deuterium differs from Hydrogen in having:
  • Different atomic number but same atomic weight
  • Different atomic number and different atomic weight
  • Sameatomic number but different atomic weight
  • None of these
  1. One of the following is a water-soluble vitamin:

(a) Vitamin A                    (b) Vitamin D                   (c) Vitamin K                    (d) None of these

  1. Coulomb is the scientific unit to measure:

(a) Velocity                       (b) Temperature                (c) Mass                               (d) None of these

  1. Equator passes through one of these countries: (a) Saudi Arabia (b) Italy            (c) Japan       (d) None of these
  2. Anti-diuretic hormone is secreted by one of the following glands: (a) Pituitary (b) Pancreas (c) Thyroid   (d) None of these

1″. Bhasha Dam is to be constructed on:

(a) River Sutlej                (b) Rivet’ Jhelum             (c) River Chenab               (d) None of these

  1. UV light falls in the category of:

(a) Ionizing Radiations                                               (b) Non-Ionizing Radiations

(c) Visible Light                                                             (d) None of these

  1. The earth’s_________ is divided into 15 major plates of various sizes.

(a) Mesosphere                (b) Stratosphere                (c) Lithosphere                (d) None of these

One of these scientists formulated basic laws of Geometry:

(a) Pythagoras                (b) Archimedes                 (c) Aristotle                      (d) None of these

  1. Phosphorus is an essential component of one of the following biological molecules:

(a) Amino acids               (b) Nucleic acids             (c) Carbohydrates            (d) None of these

He was the first scientist to prove that planets move around the sun:

(a) Archimedes                (b) Galileo Galilei           (c) Johan Kepler             (d) None of these

  1. Atom is made up of_________ different kinds of subatomic particles.

(a) Three                            (b) Two                               (c) Four                               (d) None of these

Uranium is best used as nuclear fuel in one of the following fe–

  1. An area of microbiology that is concerned with the occurrence of disease in human population is:

(a) Immunology                (b) Parasitology                (c) Epidemiology           (d) None of these

  1. The number of electrons of a neutral atom is automatically known if one knows the:

(a) Atomic number                                                        (b) Atomic weight

(c) Number of orbitals                                                   (d) None of these

  1. Which of the following is not an enzyme? (a) Chymotrypsin (b) Secretin            (c) Pepsin     (d) None of these
  2. It is impossible for a type of 0+ baby to have a type of________ mother:

(a) AB-                                (b) 0-                                    (c) 0+                                  (d) None of these

  1. Serum is blood plasma minus its: (a) Calcium ions (b) Clotting proteins (c) Globulins (d) None of these
  2. The autonomic nervous system innervates all of these, except: (a) Cardiac muscles (b) Skeletal muscles (c) Smooth muscles (d) None of these
  3. The damage to the____ nerve could result in the defect of the eye

(a) Optic                             (b) Trigeminal                    (c) Abducens                    (d) None of these

  1. Which of these is not a region of the spinal cord? (a) Thoracic (b) Pelvic           (c) Lumbar   (d) None of these

The shape of the external ear is due to: (a) Elastic cartilage (b) Fibrocartilage                     (c) Articular cartilage (d) None of thes