PMS Exam - Syllabus Outlines of English (Precis, Comprehension & Translation) Subject

Last update: January 02, 2021

English (Precis, Comprehension & Translation) Subject in PMS Exam is one of compulsory subjects. Syllabus Outlines of English (Precis, Comprehension & Translation) Subject for PMS Exam 2020 as defined by Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Lahore is as under:

  1. English Precis and Comprehension: The examination will essentially test the ability of the candidates to handle precis writing, comprehension, syntax, translation, grammar, vocabulary etc.
    1. Precis Writing: A passage of generic nature with enough room for compression shall be given for writing a precis and suggesting a suitable topic.
    2. Comprehension: A carefully selected passage, which is rich in substance but not specific to any discipline, shall be given followed by five questions requiring answers from the passage itself.
    3. Grammar & Vocabulary: Questions relating to correct usage of tense, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, punctuations, verbs shall be given.
    4. Sentence Correction: Sentences may be given, each having a flaw in grammar, punctuations or use of capitals. Candidates shall be expected to correct them without making unnecessary alterations.
    5. Grouping of Words & Pair of Words: Words, chosen randomly, may be given that need to be grouped by candidates in pairs having similar or opposite meaning, use of idioms and proverbs as may be clearly directed in the question, antonyms, synonyms, etc.
  2. Translation: A short passage in Urdu that may contain figurative or idiomatic expressions, shall be given for an accurate translation into English.

Total Number / Marks of English (Precis, Comprehension & Translation): 100

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