FPSC Descriptive Test Notes by Aamir Mahar | Download Study Material, Sample Tests, Original Questions and Notes for Case Nos. F.4-66/2020-R (Appraising/ Valuation officer) and F.4-131/2020-R (Inspector Customs/ Intelligence officer)

  • Total marks for this test are 100.
  • Qualifying marks for this test are 40.
  • Time allowed for this test is three (3) hours.

FPSC Descriptive Test — Syllabus and Study Material

Part — I (English Essay): 40 Marks

Candidates will be required to write an Essay in English comprising 1000 words from a set of four given topics. Candidates are expected to reflect comprehensive knowledge on a selected topic. Candidate’s articulation, expression and technical approach to the style of English Essay writing will be examined.

Part — II (Current Affairs): 30 Marks

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge on current affairs related to the following:

  1. Kashmir Issue
  2. Pak -US relations
  3. Afghanistan Crisis
  4. CPEC and Pakistan

Part — III (Islamic Studies/Pakistan Studies): 30 Marks

  • Islamic Studies: 
    1. Introduction to Islam
    2. Seerah of the Prophet (PBUH) as Role Model
    3. Status of Woman in Islam
    4. Articles of Faith
    5. Islamic Code of Life
    6. Islamic Concept of Human Rights
  • Pakistan Studies: 
    1. Parliamentary democracy in Pakistan under 1973 Constitution
    2. Salient features of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973
    3. Economic Challenges for Pakistan
    4. Major social problems of Pakistan

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  • FPSC Descriptive Test Notes by Aamir Mahar (CPEC and Pakistan, the US policy in South Asia, Kashmir Issue – A historical account of the tragedy) — Part – I/ Download in PDF
  • FPSC Descriptive Test Notes by Aamir Mahar (The Salient Features & Amendments of the Constitution of 1973, Status of Woman in Islam, Economic Challenges for Pakistan, Rising Islamophobia in the West, Islamic Concept of Human Rights, Pakistan-US Relations and Afghan Factor) — Part – II/ Download in PDF

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FPSC Descriptive Test — FPSC Recommended Books

For Pakistan Studies/ Current Affairs and Essay –

  • Constitution of Pakistan 1973
  • Pakistan and World Affairs (Shamshad Ahmad)
  • Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War. (Schofield, Victoria. New York: I.B.Tauria, 2003).
  • Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy. (Jalal, Aisha and Bose, Sugata. New York: Routledge, 1998).
  • Federalism and Ethnic Conflict Regulation in India and Pakistan. (Adeney, Katharine. , New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
  • Pakistan’s Energy Sector: From Crisis to Crisis-Breaking the Chain (Zaid Alahdad)

For Islamic Studies –

  • Introduction to Islam (Dr. Hamidullah)
  • Islam: its meaning and Message (Khurshid Ahmad)
  • Insan —e —Kamil (Dr Khalid Alvi)
  • Islami Tehzeeb Kay Chund Darakhshan Pehloo (Mustafa Sabali)