PPSC 2021 Past Papers Paper 26 | EXCISE & TAXATION INSPECTOR (BS-16) | PPSC MCQs 2021

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1. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan:

(A) September 22, 1977 

(B) December 24, 1979 

(C) August 25, 1974 

(D) None of these 

2. What is the length of badminton court for single competition(challenge)? 

(A) 16.2 m 

(B) 13.40 m 

(C) 14.63 m 

(D) 13.80 m 

3. Property of a substance to absorb(captivate) moisture from air on exposure, is called(known): 

(A) Osmosis 

(B) Deliquescence 

(C) Efflorescence

(D) Desiccation 

4. Ashgabat is the capital city of? 

(A) Tajikistan

(B) Armenia 

(C) Kazakhstan

(D) Turkmenistan 

5. Who was the first Governor of State Bank of Pakistan?

(A) Zahid Hussain 

(B) Mahbubur Rashid 

(C) Kazakhstan 

(D) Shujaat Hussain 

6.  “New legislation(bill) ___ in the Assembly but it ____ bу mаnу. 

(A) Was introduced / was not accepted 

(B) Introduced / did not accept

(C) Is introduced / won’t accept

(D) Introduced / hadn’t been accepted 

7. BIOS is stored in: 

(A) Hard Disk 

(B) RAM 

(C) Flash Memory Chip 

(D) All of these 

8. To move between the worksheets in a workbook in MS Excel, we can use which of the following shortcut:

(A) Alt + = 

(B) Ctrl + F9

(C) Ctrl + Tab

(D) Ctrl + Page up

9. Name the educational institution(society) founded(formed) by Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (former NWFP)

(A) Frontier University

(B) Peshawar College

(c) Islamia High School, Peshawar

(D) Islamia College Peshawar

10. To zoom an Excel worksheet we can use:

(A) The mouse pointer in Print Preview

(B) The zoom button on the Print Preview(last) toolbar 

(C) The Zoom command on the view(show) menu

(D) All of these 

11. If 6 + 5x = 30 – x then  = what we find the x answer is?

(A) 4 

(B) 5

(C) 6 

(D) 8

12.___was the first captain of Pakistan Women Cricket ODI and Test matches.

(A) Sana Mir

(B) Shaiza Khan

(c) Urooj Mumtaz

(D) None of these

13. When 1st Nobel Prize was awarded? 

(A) 1801 

(B) 1850

(C) 1901 

(D) 1950 

14. Charles Darwin was laid down a framework for the theory of evolution, belongs(links) to:

(A) UK 


(C) Mexico

(D) Germany

15. All the files deleted from the computer are initially move to:

(A) Recycle Bin

(B) My Computer

(C) My Network Places 

(D) Internet Explorer

16. A ruined city Taxila is located in: 

(A) Sindh 

(B) Punjab

(C) KPK 

(D) Baluchistan

17. What is the number of Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council?

(A) Four 

(B) Five

(C) Eight 

(D) Ten

18. Pakistan’s National Anthem was approved(accepted) by the Government in:

(A) 1947 

(B) 1951

(C) 1954 

(D) 1957

19. According to a recent(previous) research in University of Berlin, which of the following element can make bond with more four atoms that has previously(recently) seen as its limit?

(A) Silicon 

(B) Carbon

(C) Germanium

(D) Francium

20. A high quality CAD system uses for printing drawing and graphs.

(A) Dot matrix printer

(B) Digital plotter 

(C) Line printer

(D) All of these

21. Which of these is the most predominant in the composition of atmosphere(air)?

(A) Oxygen

(B) Nitrogen

(C) Water vapor

(D) Carbon dioxide 

22. __is a unique name chosen by a user while creating an E-mail.

(A) Login 

(B) Password

(c) Subject

(D) Username

23. The first European country to ratify the European Union Constitution was:

(A) Italy 

(B) Germany

(C) France 

(D) None of these

24. Fill in the blank: Abdul ___to be a doctor.

(A) Wants 

(B) Wanting

(C) Is wanting

(D) Will want

25. In September 2015 the United Nations replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by:

(A) Revised Millennium Development Goals

(B) New Millennium Development Goals

(C) Sustainable Development Targets 

(D) Sustainable Development Goals

26. Tasman/Haupapa Glacier is considered the largest Glacier in

(A) New Zealand

(B) Tajikistan

(C) China 

(D) Norway 

27. Who was Defense Minister during last regime of Muslim League Nawaz?

(A) Rana Sanaullah

(B) Khawaja Asif 

(C) Talal Chaudhry

(D) Ahsan Iqbal

28. A train left Lahore at 9:32 a.m. and reached Peshawar at 5:23 p.m. How long did it take? 

(A) 7 hours and 40 minutes

(B) 7 hours and 51 minutes

(C) 7 hours and 30 minutes 

(D) 7 hours and 40 minutes

29. Complete the number series: 3. 7. 6. 5, 9, 3, 12, 1, 15,

(A) 21 

(B) -3

(C) -1 

(D) 13

30. Bangladesh was established in: 

(A) 1970 

(B) 1971

(C) 1972 

(D) 1973

31. Sidhnal Headworks has been constructed on river.

(A) Chenab 

(B) Ravi

(C) Jhelum 

(D) Sutlej

32. Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar in 1911 started publishing newspaper “Comrade” from:

(A) Delhi 

(B) Bombay

(C) Calcutta

(D) Lahore

33. If your aero plane lands at “Heathrow airport which city would you be in? 

(A) Tokyo 

(B) Jakarta

(C) London 

(D) Amsterdam

34. In 1948 UNCIP was established to investigate and mediate the Indo-Pakistan dispute on the future of Kashmir. What does UNCIP stand for?  

(A) United Nations Commitee on India and Pakistan

(B) United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan

(C) United Nations Commission on hidustan  and Pakistan

 (D) United Nations Ceasefare in India and Pakistan

35. Complete the number series: 9, 10, 13, 18, 

(A) 21 

(B) 23

(c) 25 

(D) 29

36. Which spellings of the following is correct? 

(A) Begger 

(B) Beggar 

(C) Bagger 

(D) Bager 

37. The northern and the southern hemispheres are separated by:

(A) The International Date Line 

(B) The plane of the equator

(C) The plane of Tropic of Cancer 

(D) The plane of Tropic Capricorn

38. Who is the author(writer) of the book “Das Kapital”? 

(A) Kart Marx

(B) Rousseau 

(C) Immanuel Kant

(D) Leon Trotsky 

39. Which country has highest Natural Gas reserves? 

(A) China 

(B) India 

(C) Iran 

(D) Russia 

40. The sixth population census was conducted(organized) in 2017 in Pakistan after: 

(A) 10 years 

(B) 15 years 

(C) 19 years

(D) 25 years 

41. Fill in the blank. There is no reason___ anyone should behave cruelly.

(A) Which 

(B) That 

(C) Why 

(D) Because 

42. Ayub Khan was member(partner) of All Talent Cabinet In 1954. Name the Prime Minister:

(A) Muhammad Ali Bogra 

(B) Ch Muhammad Ali 

(c) Iskender Mirza 

(D) H.S. Suhrawardy 

43. What is the width of side gallery(cabin) of badminton court?

(A) 40 cm 

(B) 42 cm 

(C) 48 cm 

(D) 46 cm 

44. “Hamas’ was founded in 1987 by: 

(A) Yasser Arafat

(B) Ismail Hannia 

(c) Sheikh Ahmad Yasin 

(D) Khalid Mashaal 

45. Choose the correct synonym: Queer 

(A) Reasonable

(B) Unusual 

(C) Conservative

(D) Customary

46. kissing of the “Hajr-e-Aswad” is called 

(A) Mabroor 

(B) Shaut

(C) Istelam 

(D) None of these 

47. Who was the Prophet which first laid the with foundation(formed) of Masjid-e-Aqsa?

(A) Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) 

(B) Hazrat Daood (AS) 

(c) Hazrat Younas (AS) 

(D) Hazrat Suleman (A.S) 

48. In the First Revelation the Holy Verse of  Surah were cited: 

(A) Al-Baqrah

(B) Al-Fatiha

(C) Yaseen 

(D) Al-Alaq

49. The largest planet in Solar System:

(A) Jupiter 

(B) Earth

(C) Pluto 

(D) Venus

50. “Zurich” is a city of which country?

(A) Belgium 

(B) Angola

(C) France 

(D) Switzerland

51. Fill in the blank: “He jumped(moved) off the train while  it___.”

(A) Moves 

(B) Had moved

(C) Was moving

(D) Moved 

52. What was the name of Hazrat Umar’s (R.A) daughter who became the fourth wife of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)?

(A) Hazrat Hafsa (RA)

(B) Hazrat Zainab (RA)

(C) Hazrat Safiya (RA)

(D) Hazrat Maimoona (R.A)

53. During the era of East India Company(group), the areas of Behar, Uresa and Assam were

Included(consist) in:

(A) Haryana 

(B) Bengal

(C) Hyderabad

(D) Punjab

54. Naseer Bunda has been a very famous(papolar) sportsman of Pakistan. Which game was he associated with?

(A) Cricket 

(B) Athletics

(C) Hockey 

(D) Wrestling

55. Strait of___ Links Persian Gulf with Gulf of Oman.

(A) Hormuz 

(B) Malacca

(C) Bosporus

(D) Mozambique

56. Choose the correct words from the options to complete the sentence correctly: Khalid is

___taller than Naveed. 

(A) Not as tall but as

(B) As tall, if not

(C) As if not

(D) As tall as, if not

57. AFP is a news agency of: 

(A) Finland 

(B) France

(C) Fiji 

(D) UK

58. Who wrote the book “The Republic”?

(A) Socrates 

(B) Aristotle

(C) Plato 

(D) Karl Marx

59. Who was the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan before General Election 2018?

(A) Dr Hassan Askarl 

(B) Nasir ul Mulk

(C) Sardar Raza Ahmad

(D) Mamnoon Hussam

60. A soap factory makes 600 units in 9 days help of 20 machines. How many units can be made(formed) in 12 days with the help of 18 machines?

(A) 680 

(B) 720

(C) 760 

(D) 810

61. Change the Voice of the following sentence: “Have you laughed at them?

(A) why have you laughed at them”?

(B) Have they been laughed at by you?

(C) You have been laughing at by them 

(D) They have been laughing at by you

62. Choose the correct option: The students who had the flu had a (n) …… reason for missing school. They normally(commonly) have perfect(best) attendance, and their absence that day was a (n)…..

(A) Unwarranted …… anomaly

(B) Legitimate — aberration

(C) Unjustifiable …… travesty 

(D) Inconsolable …… fluke

63.Synonym(meaning) of the word “Desiccated?

(A) Divided 

(B) Separated

(C) Dried 

(D) Crushed

64. The deficiency of one of the following is the cause(due to) of goiter:

(A) Calcium 

(B) Potassium

(C) Iron 

(D) Iodine

65. Solve the equation: (1/4 + 5/8) – (1/2 + 3/4) =? 

(A) 35/32 

(B) 10/7

(C) 5/12 

(D) 7/10

66. The Pitt’s India Act: 

(A) Deprived(take away) the Governor-General as well as Governors of the right to vote in the Council

(B) Gave the Governor-General the right to vote but gave no corresponding(help) right to the Governors

(C) Gave casting vote to the Governor General but not to the Governors 

(D) Gave casting vote to the Governor General as well as Governors …

67. Present Foreign Minister of Pakistan is: 

(A) Fawad Chaudhry

(B) Mehmood Ur Rasheed

(C) Shah Mehmood Qureshi 

(D) Asad Umer

68. Name the Minister of Education of Punjab province: 

(A) Dr. Murad Raas

(B) Khawaja Salman Rafiq

(C) Raja Ashfaq Sarwar 

(D) Khizar Hayat Gondal

69. If a History Class has 12 boys & 18 girls then boys are what fraction of the class?

(A) 3/5 

(B) 2/3

(C) 3/4 

(D) 2/5

70. The first United Nations subsidiary agency Pakistan joined soon after independence was:

(A) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

(B) International Labor Organization (ILO)

(c) Universal Postal Union (UPU) 

(D) None of these

71. In MS Word, you can break(intruption) the column: 

(A) Pressing the Ctrl + enter

(B) Pressing Curl + Shift + enter

(C) Break command from view menu 

(D) Both A and B

72. Which of the following is not part of the G7? 

(A) Canada 

(B) France

(c) United Kingdom

(D) Spain

73. What does AIDS stand for in medical terminology?

(A) Acquired immune Deficiency Syndrome

(B) Auto Immune Deficiency Symptoms

(C) Acquired Immune Destruction Syndrome 

(D) Auto Immune Deficiency System

74. Which of the following deals with diseases related to blood?

(A) Nephrology

(B) Hematology 

(C) Entomology

(D) Pathology

75. Which valley is located(situated) at the end of Kurram pass? 

(A) Peshawar Valley

(B) Quetta Valley

(C) Bannu Valley

(D) Kohat Valley 

76. Sunlight is composed of: 

(A) Three colors

(B) Five colors 

(C) Seven colors

(D) Ten colors 

77. Name the capital of Umayyad dynasty? 

(A) Cairo

(B) Damascus

(C) Kufa 

(D) Baghdad 

78. Qurbani, during Haj, is performed at: 

(A) Arafat 

(B) Mina 

(c) Kofa 

(D) Safa 

79. Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated in “Battle of Waterloo” on 18th June 1815 by: 

(A) Frederick

(B) Duke of York

(C) Duke of Wellington

(D) None of these

80. In MS Word 2007, to extend a selection to the end of a document, press:





81. Hazrat Ayesha (RA ) Father name is?

(A) Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) 

(B) Hazrat Umar (RA)

(C) Hazrat Talha (R.A) 

(D) Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA) 

82. World’s longest (57 km) and deepest railway tunnel is opened in ___

(A) China 


(C) Switzerland

(D) Italy 

83. The name of which sahabi appears(shows) in the Surah Al-Ahzab? 

(A) Hazrat Ali (R.A) 

(B) Hazrat Ubaidah Bin Haris (R.A) 

(C) Hazrat Zaid Bin Haris (R.A) 

(D) None of these

84. Find the correct(right) indirect sentence: He said, “Let us wait for the award(prize).” 

(A) He proposed that they should wait for the award(prize) 

(B) He asked them to wait for the award (prize)

(C) He suggested(recommend) that they should wait for the award

(D) He told them to wait for the award (prize)

85. “To face the music” means: 

(A) To be greeted rudely

(B) To be offered warm

(C) To be on the front seat in concert 

(D) To bear the consequence

86. Cabinet Mission delegation consisted of —– members.

(A) 4 

(B) 2

(C) 3 

(D) 5

87. Filament of an electric bulb is made (formed) of: 

(A) Tungsten

(B) Graphite

(C) Platinum 

(D) Steel 

88. When was the Partition Bengal cancelled?

(A) 1905 

(B) 1906

(C) 1911 

(D) 1919

89. Two trains 140 m and 160 m long run Fast  at the speed of 60 km/hr and 40 km/hr correspondingly(similarly) in opposite direction(side) on parallel tracks. The time (in seconds) which they take to cross each other is:

(A) 9s 

(B) 9.6 s

(C) 10 s 

(D) 10.8 S

90. Which country is called(named) the ‘Cockpit of Europe”?

(A) South-Hall

(B) Bangalore

(C) Belgium

(D) Belgaum

 91۔ڈرامہ “خدا کی بستی” کس کی تصنیف ہے؟

  • اشفاق احمد
  • حسینہ معین
  • ڈاکٹر انور سجاد
  • شوکت صدیقی

 92۔اردو ہندی تنازعہ برصغیر میں سب سے پہلے کب شروع ہوا؟

  • 1867
  • 1885
  • 1892
  • 1900

93۔”انسان اور دیوتا” اور “محمد بن قاسم ” جیسے شاہکار ناولوں سے آغاز کرنے والے مصنف کا نام کیا ہے؟

  • ممتاز مفتی
  • نسیم حجازی
  • ایم اسلم  
  • رائیس احمد جعفری

94۔اردو میں انشاء نگاری کا آغاز کس نے کیا؟

  • ڈپٹی نذیر احمد
  • سرسید احمد خان
  • غالب
  • فیض احمد فیض

 95۔”ابن خطاب” قواعد کی رو سے  ہے؟

  • لقب
  • حرف
  • کنیت
  • خطاب

 96۔”چچا چھکن” کے مصنف کا نام ہے؟

  • ابن انشا
  • امتیاز علی تاج
  • چراغ حسن حسرت
  • پطرس بخاری

 97۔”تعلیم بالغاں” ٹی وی کامشہورڈرامہ تھا اس کا مصنف کون تھا؟

  • خواجہ معین الدین
  • اشفاق احمد
  • عطاء الحق قاسمی
  • منو بھائی

98۔”ہارٹ اٹیک “کس شاعر کی نظم ہے؟

  • ن م راشد
  • اشفاق احمد
  • ناصر کاظمی
  • فیض احمد فیض

 99۔ملی نغمہ “جیوے جیوے پاکستان “کس نے لکھا؟

  • احمد فراز
  • جمیل الدین
  • ساغر صدیقی
  • فیض احمد فیض

 100۔“ہاتھ کنگن کو آرسی کیا” سے  مراد ہے؟

  • اشارہ کسی طرف اور پوچھنا کہیں اور
  • ہاتھ بہت گندے ہونا
  • ظاہر بات کے ثبوت کی ضرورت نہیں  ہے-
  • ان میں سے کوئی نہیں