BPSC Tehsildar English General Past Sample Paper



Total Marks: 100 February 12th, 2011 A.M Time allowed: 03hours

Q.No.1 Write an essay on any one of the following topics between 350-400 words

(i) Prosperity Gains friends and Adversity Tries them.
(ii) Life is Real, Life is the Earnest.
(iii) Democracy in Theory and Practice.
(iv) National Prejudices.

Q.No.2 Make a précis of the following passage and assign a suitable title:

Yousuf’s goodness of heart made him a king among his fellow – prisoners. if any were ill , he tended them; if there was any thing to their mind he sympathised with them and consoled them. they had unbound faith in him, and they gladly took his teachin and profited by it. two of them took their dreams to him and he interpreted them correctly. one of them was resorted to the king’s favour. when the king in his turn dreamed a dream, this man remembered yusus and obtain the interpretation of the kings dream through him. yusuf was released from prison, raised to high honour, and given full authority in the land. the old wazir, zulaikha’s husband, was dead and yusuf was charged with the arrangements of meeting the great femine that was prognosticated. this part of the story is touched upon but lightly by the poet, as his theme is the love of zulaikha. she a widow, bereft of youth, honour, beauty,resources, health, even eye sight, yet cherishes memory of yusuf and waters it with her tears. he is now far above her in worldly station, as he always was above her in spritual worth. her humbled pride opens her spritual eyes. she cries to him in her agony, and he listens. he knows true form the false, and he is just. the woman, who he had repelled when she was in the bloom of health, youth and beauty, when she was rich, proud and high in rank – now that she is meek, lowly and sincere, finds favour in his sight. at his prayer his health, youth, and beauty are restored, and they are married in pure and true love. even so, their love was not perfect until they united their hearts in pure worship to God. the core of allegory is in its perfect definition of love — the true and eternal as distinguished from the false and the emphemeral. life is subject to many changes and so is what is ordinarily called LOVE among men. false love is only a toy for self-indulgence. self, not the others, is the governing motive. just as, in human affairs, there is true and false love, so in our inne and higher life, there is a divine love that transcends all human love. this is the contrast between Ishq-e-Haqiqi and Ishq-e-Majazi.

Q.No.3 Translate into Urdu.

The history of civilization shows how man always has to choose between making right and wrong use of the discoveries of science. This has never been truer than in our own age. In a brief period amazing discoveries have been made and applied to the practical purpose.

It would be ungrateful not to recognize how immense are the boons which science has given to mankind. It has brought within the reach of multitudes benefits and advantages which only a short time ago was the privilege of the few. It has shown how malnutrition, hunger and disease can be overcome. It has not only lengthened life but it has deepened its quality.

Q.No.4 Translate into English.


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