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Post by Dr.Junaid on Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:08 pm

Balochistan Public Service Commission
Samungli Road Quetta Cantt.

Marks: 150 January 27, 2007 Time: 3 Hours
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NOTE: Attempt any Five questions. All questions carry equal marks. Question No. 1 is compulsory.

Q.1. Read the following statements carefully and write down the correct answer: (any ten)

i. Why the land of India attracts the foreign invaders?
ii. Name the original home of Aryans. Why the entered this Sub-Continent?
iii. Name the eight ancient racial groups in the Sub-Continent.
iv. There are over ________different languages with more than ________dialects spoken in the subcontinent.
v. Name the Greek Historian called, “Father of History”.
vi. Name the foundation of Muslim Historiography.
vii. Name the authors of the History books: (a) Tabaqat-i-Nasiri (b) Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi.
viii. Explain the relation between the first great Hindu Ruler Chandra Gupta Maurya and a foreigner Megathenes.
ix. What is implied by the word “Mesopotamia”.
x. What do you about: (a) The Vedas (b) The Brahmans (c) The Upanishads and (d) Epics?
xi. Explain briefly: (a) Tauhid (Unity of God) (b) Tassawuf (Islamic Mysticism) (c) Bakhti Movement (d) Brahmin Ritualism.
xii. Give the number of Soldiers, Camel Riders and Baggage Train of Camel accompanied Muhammad Bin Qasim on the eve of Arab Invasion of Sindh.

xiii. Sultan Mehmood Bin Sabuktigin started his Government on _____A.C and ended on ______A.C.

xiv. The “Disaffected” class of people was more dangerous than the open enemy. Just give the Arabic name of that class of people.

xv. Justify the necessity of the advent of Mohammad (P.B.U.H) in Arabia.

Q.2. Who were Aryans? Why they migrated? Also explain their impact on the History of the Sub-Continent.

Q.3. Discuss the following in detail:
(a) Teaching of Buddhism and its influence in South Asia.
(b) Decline of Buddhism.

Q.4. Will you explain the main characteristics of Culture and Civilization during the Vedic age?

Q.5. Briefly explain the ultimate consequences of Arab Conquest of Sindh.

Q.6. The military campaigns of Mehmood Ghaznavi and Mohammad Ghori which ensured in India are among the brilliantly executed in the Histroy of Warfare. Elucidate.

Q.7. Write an inclusive note on “Ghias-ud-Din Balban-The Grim Old Giant who never laughed”.

Q.8. What were the Military, Political and Economic measures adopted by Sultan Alla-ud-Din Khailji to defend his Empire from disintegration and foreign aggression? Also explain the causes of his success and weak points in his political system?

Q.9. How far Taimur’s invasion on India can be declared as a major cause of the decline of Tughluq Dynasty?

Q.10. what is History? A Fiction or a Teacher…concludes your impression in a comprehensive paragraph.


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Post by Eagle on Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:40 pm

Balochistan Public Service Commission
Samungli Road Quetta Cantt.

Marks: 150 January 18, 2007 Time: 3 Hours
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NOTE: Attempt any Five questions. At least two question from each part. Question No.1 is compulsory. All question carry equal marks.


Q.1. Read the following statements carefully and write down the correct answer: (any ten).

i. Name the authors of following source books of History and give references of reign as well:
(a) Tazkiratul Waqiat (b) The Tarikh-i-Feroz Shahi (c) Akbar Nama & Ain-i-Akbari (d) Muntakhab-ul-Lubab (d) Siyarul Mutkherin
ii. “Congeries of States” Explain.
iii. Give the place and date of birth of Babur.
iv. Date the First, Second, Third, Fourth & Fifth expedition on India by Babur.
v. Sher Shah was born at ________near _______ in_________.
vi. Date the Battles of Chausa & Qanauj. Who was victorious?
vii. Give number of “Sarkars” and “Parganas” in the empire of Sher Shah.
viii. Who beheaded “Himu” the hero and the hope of Hindus in the second battle of Paniput, 1556.
ix. Date the annexation of Qandhar to the Mughal Empire, by Akbar.
x. Explain the duties of following:
(a) The Vakil (b) Diwan (c) Mir Baksi
xi. What do you know about the following Division of Land into four classes of Mughal Revenue Administration?
1. Polag 2. Parauti 3. Chachar 4. Aanjar
xii. Will you put light on the twelve ordinances, ( popularly called, Dastural Amal) introduced by Jahangir.
xiii. How “Mehr-un-Nisa” became ‘Noor Jahan’ and Chief Queen of Jahangir.
xiv. Shah Jahan’s reign is specially known for unique development in the art of architecture. Name & explain the five (5) important buildings made by Shah Jahan.
xv. What is meant by the “Doctrine of Lapse” adopted by Lord Dalhousi?

Q.2. “India was a congeries of states at the beginning of 16th century and likely to be an easy prey of an invader with strength and will”. Explain.

Q.3. “Sher Shah was the first king of Medieval India to found an empire broadly based upon the people’s will”. How he is regarded as pioneer of Akbar?

Q.4. What was the Mughal Legacy in the Sub-Continent.

Q.5. Discuss the character and achievements of Aurangzed Alamgir.


Q.6. “18th century was a long period of screening test in which the English finally distinguished themselves”. Comment.

Q.7. Discuss the causes and result of the First Anglo Afghan War.

Q.8. Make a critical survey of the reign of Lord Hastings.

Q.9. “East India Company’s rule was a mixed blessing”. How?

Q.10. “The British themselves were responsible for the great rebellion of 1857”. Elucidate.

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