USAT COM Commerce Sample Paper

HEC USAT COM Commerce Sample Paper with answer key


Complete the sentences by choosing the best option, from the given lettered choices (A to D) below each.

1. I _______ him to pray to God.
A. asked
B. demanded
C. said
D. told

2. The final research paper is ________ the library.
A. at
B. by
C. in
D. with

Four lettered pairs (A to D) follow a related pair of words given in the question. Select the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair in capital letters.

A. emotional: sensitive
B. employed: jobless
C. flower: bud
D. happy: joy

A. brave: timid
B. healthy: ill
C. red: green
D. slim: thin

Choose the lettered word or phrase that is MOST NEARLY OPPOSITE in meaning to the word in capital letters.

5. A RECKLESS is not a ________ person.
A. confident
B. happy
C. responsible
D. wicked

Choose the lettered word or phrase that is MOST
NEARLY SIMILAR in meaning to the word in capital
6. The news made the public ANGRY and ______ them up.
A. annoyed
B. give
C. keep
D. put
Questions 7-8 are based on the following paragraph.
Empires generate huge amounts of information. Beyond laws, empires have to keep accounts of transactions and taxes,
inventories of military supplies, and merchant vessels, and calendars of festivals and victories. For millions of years people
stored information in a single place ─ their brains. Unfortunately, the human brain is not a good storage device for empire-sized
databases, for three main reasons.
First its capacity is limited. True some people have astonishing memories, and in ancient times there were memory professionals,
who could store in their head’s topographies of whole provinces and the law codes of entire states. Nevertheless, there is a limit
that even master mnemonics cannot transcend. Secondly humans die and their brains die with them. Any
information stored in a brain will be erased in less than a century.
It is of course, possible to pass memories from one brain to another, but after a few transmissions, the information tends to
get garbled or lost.
Thirdly and most importantly, the human brain has been adapted to store and process only particular types of information. In order
to survive the primitive human beings who were hunters and gatherers had to remember the shapes, qualities and behavior
patterns of thousands of plants and animal species. These hunter gatherers also had to bear in mind the opinions and relations of
several dozen ban members. Consequently, evolutionary pressures have adapted the human brain to store immense quantities of botanical, zoological, topographical and social information.
But when particularly complex societies began to appear in the wake of the Agricultural Revolution, a completely new type of
information became vital ─ numbers. The hunter-gatherers did not need to handle large amounts of mathematical data. No gatherer
needed to remember, say, the number of fruits on each tree in the forest. So, human brains did not adapt to storing and processing

7. The central idea of the paragraph is _____________.
A. as empires grow, they need more human beings
B. empires are complex structures
C. human brain has limited capacity for storing
D. human brains if used properly can serve great empires

8. The ‘topography’ of a province tells about its _______.
A. government
B. history
C. land
D. people


9. 28 – [36 – 2{5 + 7 – 6}] ÷ 4 = ______.
A. -4
B. 1
C. 22
D. 34

10. Factors of x2 – 6x + 5 = 0 are _______.
A. -1, -5
B. 1, -5
C. -1, 5
D. 1, 5
11. Find the largest angle of the octagon if its angles are in the
ratio 2:3:5: 6:7:3: 2:8.
A. 30o
B. 200o
C. 240o
D. 320o

12. If the cost of 2 bats and 3 balls is Rs. 1000 and cost of 5 bats
and 1 ball is 1850. Find the cost of 1 ball?
A. Rs. 100
B. Rs. 150
C. Rs. 350
D. Rs. 450

13. The mode in the data 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 8, 8, 6, 5, 2, 3, 5, 8, 8 is
A. 2
B. 5
C. 8
D. No mode

14. The sale price of an article is Rs. 1045 with a loss of 5%. What
is the cost price of article?
A. Rs. 992.75
B. Rs. 1097.25
C. Rs. 1100
D. Rs. 1150


15. In Accounting, things which have been purchased for resale
purpose are called ______.
A. capital
B. debentures
C. goods
D. liabilities

16. Which of the following equations is correct?
A. Assets + Capital = Liabilities
B. Assets + Liabilities = Capital
C. Assets = Liabilities – Capital
D. Assets = Liabilities + Capital

17. Cash sales are recorded in which of the following books?
A. Cash Book
B. General Journal
C. Sales Day Book
D. Sales Returns Day Book


18. That part of business that is connected with the production of
goods and services is called ________.
A. commerce
B. employment
C. industry
D. trade

19. Selling of goods in small quantities to the ultimate consumers
is called _________ trade.
A. entrepot
B. foreign
C. retail
D. wholesale

20. Which of the followings is NOT a content of a partnership
A. Name of Business
B. Name of Firm
C. Names of Directors
D. Names of Partners


21. Which of the following branches of economics analyzes small
units of economy?
A. Applied Economics
B. Macroeconomics
C. Microeconomics
D. Welfare Economics

22. The benefit which we have to give up in order to obtain
something, is called ________ cost
A. accounting
B. historical
C. opportunity
D. sunk

23. The ability of good to satisfy human want is called _________.
A. durability
B. scarcity
C. usefulness
D. utility


1 A 7 C 13 C 19 C
2 C 8 C 14 C 20 C
3 B 9 C 15 C 21 C
4 D 10 D 16 D 22 C
5 C 11 C 17 A 23 D
6 A 12 A 18 C


24. Write an argumentative essay on any one of the following
topics. 15 Marks

I. Does technology limit creativity?
II. Are standardize tests effective?
III. Can we reduce poverty in Pakistan?

25. The beginnings of three narrative essays are given below.
Select anyone beginning and write the complete essay
10 Marks

I. A day at the Amusement Park.
II. The novel that touched me the most.
III. A time when you experienced something truly frightening.

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