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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2007.

PHILOSOPHY, PAPER - I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

NOTE: (i) Attempt FIVE questions in all including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(ii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered
(iii) Candidate must draw two straight lines (==================) at the end to separate each question attempted in Answer Books.

Q.1. Discuss the three basic functions of Language. Elaborate upon the importance of Emotionally Neutral Language for reasoning.

Q.2. Define Logic and discuss its two main kinds. Deduction and Induction.

Q.3. Discuss Al-Farabi,s contributions in Logic.

Q.4. Discuss the importance of symbols in Logic.

Q.5. Discuss the Inductive use of Analogy and Hypothesis.

Q.6. What is a Fallacy of judgment? Differentiate between Fallacies of Relevance and Fallacies of Ambiguity.

Q.7. Write short notes on any FOUR of the following:
(a) Formal Argument
(b) Probability
(c) Syllogism
(d) Square of oppositions
(e) Conversion
(f) Logical Definition
COMPULSORY QUESTION

Q.8.(A) Write only True or False in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the question. (1 each)

(1) Logic Studies the Process of Thought. True/False
(2) In deduction the conclusions are drawn from the Premises. True/False
(3) V is the symbol of Negation in Logic. True/False
(4) There are four Terms in a syllogistic Argument. True/False
(5) Testibility is essential to Hypothesis. True/False

(B) Which of the following are propositions, which are not, write only Yes or No in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the question. (½ each)


(6) Some Asians are Muslims Yes/No
(7) I am very happy today. Yes/No
(8) All crows are black Yes/No
(9) Rose is the king of flowers. Yes/No
(10) Open the door. Yes/No
(11) All Pakistanis are not Muslim. Yes/No
(12) When are you going home? Yes/No
(13) You should read extensively to acquire knowledge. Yes/No
(14) Some books are difficult. Yes/No
(15) Do not waste your time. Yes/No

(C) Separate the Conclusion and Premises Indicators in the following and write in separate columns: (1 each)

(16) Therefore
(17) Because
(18) For
(19) Consequently
(20) As shown by

(D) Answer the following: (1 each)

(21) Name the three Terms in an argument.
(22) Who wrote Rad- ul-Mantaqeen?
(23) Write down the five symbols used in Logic.
(24) The conclusions of Inductive Reasoning are—?
(25) Who is the founder of Logic?
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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2007.

PHILOSOPHY, PAPER - II

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

NOTE: (i) Attempt FIVE questions in all including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(ii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered
(iii) Candidate must draw two straight lines (==================) at the end to separate each question attempted in Answer Books.

Q.1. Critically discuss the Dialectical Materialism of Karl Marx.

Q.2. Discuss John Locke’s theory of Association Ideas, with emphasizes on Primary and Secondary Ideas.

Q.3. Discuss Al-Ghazali’s criticism of Muslim Rationalists with regards to, Eternity of Matter, God’s Knowledge of the particulars and Bodily Resurrection.

Q.4. Critically discuss the Muslim Rationalists theory of Emanation.

Q.5. Discuss Bergson’s view of life as constant flow ‘Elam Vitale.’

Q.6. Discuss Shah Waliullah’s ‘Irtifaqat’ as an important part of his Philosophy of Society.

Q.7. Write notes on any TWO of the following:
(1) The Idealism of Hegel
(2) German Existentialism
(3) The three stages of Religious Consciousness in Iqbal’s view
(4) Ibn- i-Rushd’s view of Immortality

COMPULSORY QUESTION

Q.8.(A) Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the question. (1 each)

(1) ——— was the founder of Modern Philosophy:
(a) Hegel
(b) Kant
(c) Descartes
(d) None of these

(2) ——— was the pioneer of Education in Muslim India:
(a) Iqbal
(b) Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan
(c) Shah Waliullah
(d) None of these

(3) ‘Windowless Monads’ is a Term used by ———:
(a) Berkley
(b) Libneize
(c) Spinoza
(d) None of these

(4) Ali Shariati is the most important thinker of Modern ———:
(a) Egypt
(b) Algeria
(c) Iran
(d) None of these

(5) ——— was the founder of the Asharite school of Ilm ul Kalam:
(a) Hasan Basri
(b) Musa Al-Ashari
(c) Wasil bin Ata
(d) None of these

(B) Name the authors of the following great works: (1 each)

(6) Al-Isharat
(7) Tahafat ul Tahafat
(8) Critique of pure Reason
(9) Kashf ul Majoob
(10) The Republic

(C) Name the authors/thinkers of the following ‘sayings’: (1 each)

(11) Man is the measure of all things.
(12) Man was born free but is every where in chains.
(13) Ought Implies can.
(14) Human Mind has the capability to transgress its own limit
(15) Cogito urgosom (I think therefore I am).

(D) Define the following concepts: (1 each)

(16) Al-Kalam
(17) Beautific Vision
(18) Fard-ul-Ain
(19) Itizal
(20) Al-Adl
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