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Essay Compulsory (Total Marks-100)

Candidates will be required to write one or more essays in English. A wide choice of subject will be given.

The fields generally are:

1) Literature Related
2) Philosophy
3) International Politics
4) Economics related
5) Social issues
6) Religious issues

ENGLISH (Precis and Composition)

(Compulsory) Marks : 100

The examination will be based upon a paper carrying 100 marks and will be geared to test the candidates' ability to handle grammatical structure, reading comprehension and analysis, and precis writing and composition.

The candidates should be capable of:

(a) Using English correctly and efficiently as a vehicle of communication.
(b) Reading, comprehending and analyzing advanced texts.

Grammar and Vocabulary

The candidate's ability to handle the structure of English will be tested by framing items based upon grammatical categories that usually create problems for foreign students.
There shall be no prescribed course for this purpose.

Reading Comprehension and Analysis

Two unseen passages shall be given with a fixed reading time and multiple choice questions would be placed at the end to be answered. The passage for comprehension shall be fairly technical. The passages would be selected from writings on economic, social, cultural subjects and international affairs.

Precis Writing

The candidates will be required to present an acceptable precis of a given passage. The unseen passage will be selected from current, economic, social, cultural and international affairs.

Suggested Books:

A communicative grammar of English by Leech & Svartik
A Practical English Grammar by Thomson & Martinet
A Comprehensive English Grammar for Foreign Students by Eckersley & Eckersley (Longmans)
Modern English Vol. I & II Harcourt Brace Jovanovich by Rutherford
A University English Grammar by R. Quirk & S. Greenbaum (Longmans)
Practical English Usage by Swan (OUP)
English Idioms by McMordie
Mastering Modern English by Etherton


(Compulsory) Marks : 100

Course Outline

1. Basic Problems of Human Life and their Solutions

Various sources of knowledge-revelation (Wahi) as a source of knowledge and solution to human problem. Divinity and Supremacy of Wahi.

2. Need of Religion and its role in Human Life

Islam and other religions.

3. Islam

Its concept and meanings Deen and Muzhab, Islamic concepts of Universe and Humanity, Place of Humanity in Islam, Man as Vicegerent of Allah, Chief Characteristics of Islamic Ideology.

4. Fundamental Beliefs and Practices of Islam

Tauheed (Unity of Allah), Risalat (Finality of the Prophethood), Akhirat (Day of Judgement).
Salat, Soum, Zakat, Hajj. Jehad.

5. Islamic Way of Life

Sources of Shariah: The Qu’ran, Sunnah, Ijma (Consensus), Qiyas and Ijtihad (reasoning).
Social system in Islam Responsibilities and mutual relationship of members of family, separate role of man and woman in an Islamic
Social set up. concept of Woman’s freedom in islam. ResponsibiLities of man and woman in character-building of new generation.
Morality in Islam Concept of morality, Relationship of morality and Faith, Islamic principles and methods of character-building, Moral values in Islam.

Islamic Political System :-

Legislative System
Judicial System
Muslim ummuh Role and objectives of Muslim Ummah.

6. Quranic Ayat and their Translation.

Following last 10 surrah of the Holy Quran with their translations :-


Suggested Books:

Introduction to Islam by Dr. Hamidullah
Islamic Idealogy by Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim
Ideology of the Future by Dr. Muhammad Rafiuddin


(Compulsory) Marks : 100

1. Introduction

Nature of Science;
Brief History of Science with special reference to contribution of Muslims in the evolution and development of science:
Impact of science on society.

2. The Physical Sciences

(a) Constituents and Structure: “Universe, Galaxy. Solar system, Sun, Earth. Minerals
(b) Processes of Nature —Solar and Lunar Eclipses Day and Night and their variation
(c) Energy: sources and resources of Energy conservation

(i) Ceramics, Plastics, Semiconductors
(ii) Radio. Television, Telephones, Camera, Laser, Microscope.
(iii) Computers, Satellites;
(iv) Antibiotics, Vaccines, Fertilizers, Pesticides,

3. Biological Sciences

The basis of life: the cell, chromosomes, genes, nucleic acids.
The building blocks:- Proteins. Harmones and other nutrients Concept of balanced diet. Metabolism.
Survey of Plant and Animal Kingdom:- a brief survey of plant and animal kingdom to pinpoint similarities and diversities in nature.
The Human body: a brief account of human Physiology, Human behaviour.

Suggested Books:

Exploring life Sciences by Turber, Kilburn & Howell
Exploring Physical Sciences by Turber, Kilburn & Howell
Guide to Science by Isaac Asimov
Science Restated by Cassidy
Principles of Animal Biology by Khan, M. Rafiq


(Compulsory) Marks : 100

Course Outline

Evolution and growth of Muslim Society in the Sub-continent.

Ideology of Pakistan: Definition and Elucidation. Historical aspects Muslim rule in the sub-continent, its downfall and efforts of Renaissance. Movements for reforms—Sheikh Ahmed Sarhindi, Shah Waliullah, Aligarh, Deoband, Na&wah, Anjarnun Hamiat-e-Islam and other Educational Institutions— Sind Madressah and Islamia College Peshawar. Ideology of Pakistan in the lights of speeches and sayings of Allama Iqhal and Quaid-i-Azam

Pakistan Movement: Historical developments, important event. role of various individuals, communities and groups.

Political Developments in Pakistan since 1947 and efforts for promulgation of Islamic system.

Land and People of Pakistan: Geography. Society. Natural resources. Agriculture, Industry, Education with reference to characteristics, trends and problems.

Suggested Books:

Ideological Orientations of Pakistan by Al Mujahid, Sharif
Letters of Iqbal to Jinnah by Iqbal, Mohammad
Muslim Separatism in India and Pakistan by Hamid, Abdul
The case for Pakistan by Rafiq, Afzal M.
The Making of Pakistan by Aziz, K. K.
Modern Muslim India and the birth of Pakistan by Ikram, S. M.
World Scholars on Quaid-i-Azam by Dani, Ahmed Hassan
Quaid-i-Azam and Pakistan by Dani, Ahmed Hassan
Struggle for Pakistan by Qureshi, I. H.
The Muslim Community of the Indo-Pakistan Sub-continent by Qureshi, I. H.
The Emergence of Pakistan by Mohammad Ali Ch.
Towards Pakistan by Waheed-uz-Zaman
Pakistan A study of Political Development 1947-97 by Hamid Yusuf
Ullema in Politics by Qureshi, I. H.


(Compulsory) Marks : 100

Course Outline

Candidates will be expected to display such general knowledge of History, Geography and Politics as is necessary to interpret current affairs.

Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours.
Pakistan’s relations with Middle Eastern. African and Far Eastern Countries.
Pakistan relations with big powers.
International Economic issues and Pakistan.
Pakistan’s role in regional and international organizations.
Nuclear politics in South Asia.
Structure of Pakistan’s economy, economic planning and development strategies
Central Issues and problems in the Educational Systems.
Issues in Pakistan Politics.
Superpowers and the Issues of World Order.
Major Contemporary Crises.
Major Economic, social and political issues of the world as reflected and discussed in periodicals and newspapers.

Suggested Books:

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Great Powers by G. W. Choudhry
Main Spring of Indian and Pakistani Foreign Policies by S.M. Burke
Pakistan and the Great Powers by Mohammad Ahsan Choudhry
Pakistan and the UN by Mohammad Ahsan Choudhry
Development Strategies of Pakistan by M. L. Qureshi
The Management of Pakistan’s economy 1947 to 1982 by Ahmed, V., Rashid Ahmed
Pakistan the long view by Lawrence Ziring et. al.
Political System of Pakistan by Khalid B. Sayeed
Politics in Pakistan by Khalid B. Sayeed
World Politics since 1945 by P. Calvocrassi
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy by S.M. Burke
Conflict and Cooperation in the Indian Ocean; Pakistan’s interests and Choices by Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema
The Security of South Asia by Stephen P. Cohen
The Military and Politics in Pakistan bv Hasan Askari Rizvi
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seniors is this syllabus is sufficient for good preparation...????
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Seniors, I wanna ask, is it is really necessary to purchase this much books? Can anybody suggest me one or two books for each subject that can cover the syllabus?
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