Note: SPSC Test for the Assistant Director held on 22 November 2023, contains 50+ solved mcqs of General Knowledge, Pak-Study, English Synonym, Antonyms, fill in the blanks, One word Substitution and Subject related.


1. Who was the viceroy of India at the time of Quit India Movement?

A. Lord Wallington
B. Lord Mountbatten
C. Lord Linlithgow
D. Lord Wavell


Correct Answer: C. Lord Linlithgow


2. Which was the first bank in Pakistan?

A. Habib Bank
B. Allied Bank
C. State Bank
D. National bank


Correct Answer: A. Habib Bank


3. Where is the biggest ship breaking company in Pakistan?

A. Kiamari
B. Gadani
C. Hydri
D. Pasni


Correct Answer: B. Gadani


4. What was the capital of king Dahir of Sindh?

A. Debal
B. Arore
C. Thatta
D. Neroon Kot


Correct Answer: B. Arore


5. What is the old name of Hyderabad?

A. Giddu
B. Nerun Kot
C. Rani Bagh
D. Heerabad


Correct Answer: B. Nerun Kot


6. When were the Police Reforms introduced?

A. 2002
B. 2005
C. 2010
D. 2012


Correct Answer: A. 2002


7. How many countries are the members of NATO?

A. 31
B. 29
C. 28
D. 27


Correct Answer: A. 31


8. Which country started the firs Newspaper in the world?

A. China
C. United Kingdom
D. France


Correct Answer: A. China


9. What is the weight of heart of a normal adult human being?

A. 100 grams
B. 200 grams
C. 300 grams
D. 400 grams


Correct Answer: C. 300 grams


10. Who won the Noble Prize 2023 in literature?

A. Jon Fosse
B. David Julius
C. Adam Patapoutian
D. Annie Ernaux


Correct Answer: A. Jon Fosse


11. How many member countries are in the Shanghai Cooperation (SCO)?

A. 7 members
B. 8 members
C. 9 members
D. 10 members


Correct Answer: C. 9 members


12. Which country has hosted the Islamic solidarity Games 2022?

A. Kenya
B. Indonesia
C. Turkey
D. Saudi Arabia


Correct Answer: C. Turkey


13. Which one is the most electronegative element?

A. Nitrogen
B. Oxygen
C. Chloride
D. Fluorine


Correct Answer: D. Fluorine


14. Which was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone?

A. Silicon
B. Phosphorous
C. Charcoal
D. None of these


Correct Answer: D. None of these (Motorola)

Detail about MCQs

Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. On 3 April 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, his rival


15. What is Free Trade?

A. Goods and Services can be bought and sold across International borders
B. Import and Export
C. Tax free sell
D. Management Services in a Company


Correct Answer: A. Goods and Services can be bought and sold across International Borders


16. Who is the President of World Bank in 2023?

A. Lewis Preston
B. Ajay Banga
C. Jim Yong Kim
D. David Malpass


Correct Answer: B. Ajay Banga


17. Who is the first Indian author to win the Noble Prize for literature?

A. Kalidas
B. Kabir
C. Rabindranath Tagore
D. Kavi Kant


Correct Answer: C. Rabindranath Tagore


18. Who is the author of the Harry potter book series?

A. J.R. Tolkien
B. J.K Rowling
C. George R.R Martin
D. Das Brown


Correct Answer: B. J.K Rowling


19. What is Graphology?

A. Study of Handwriting
B. Study of Geography
C. Study of Photography
D. Study of Graph


Correct Answer: A. Study of Handwriting


20. When was CPEC agreement signed between China and Pakistan?

A. 20 June 2015
B. 20 April 2015
C. 20 April 2014
D. 20 June 2014


Correct Answer: B. 20 April 2015


21. Who is often considered the father of educational psychology?

A. Sigmund freud
B. B.F Skinner
C. Jean Piaget
D. None of these


Correct Answer: D. None of these (Edward Lee Thorndike)


22. Which theory suggest that individuals construct their knowledge through experience and reflection?

A. Behaviorism
B. Cognitivism
C. Constructivism
D. Humanism


Correct Answer: C. Constructivism


23. What is ‘scaffolding’ often associated with in educational psychology?

A. Vygotsky’s Socio-Cultural theory
B. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
C. Erikson’s stages of psychosocial Development
D. Skinner’s operant conditioning


Correct Answer: A. Vygotsky’s Socio-Cultural Theory


24. What does the ‘zone of proximal development’ (ZPO) signify in educational psychology?

A. The range of subjects a student can learn independently
B. The difference between a student’s actual and potential ability
C. The level of anxiety experienced during learning
D. The period in which learning is most effective


Correct Answer: B. The difference between a student’s actual and potential ability


25. What is the term for adapting to new information by incorporating it into existing mental structure?

A. Accommodation
B. Assimilation
C. Adaptation
D. Amalgamation


Correct Answer: B. Assimilation


26. According to Erik Erikson, what is the primary psychosocial crisis during adolescence?

A. Trust vs mistrust
B. Initiative vs Guilt
C. Identity vs Role Confusion
D. Intimacy vs Isolation


Correct Answer: C. Identity vs. Role confusion


27. According to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, what is the highest level of need that individuals strive to fulfill?

A. Physiological Needs
B. Safety needs
C. Love and belongingness needs
D. Self-actualization needs


Correct Answer: D. Self-Actualization needs


28. Which component of a lesson plan outlines the overall goal of the lesson and what students should learn?

A. Materials and Resources
B. Learning Objectives
C. Assessment Methods
D. Classroom Management


Correct Answer: B. Learning Objectives


29. When should you include opportunities for formative assessment in a lesson plan?

A. Only at the beginning of the lesson
B. Throughout the lesson
C. Only at the end of the lesson
D. Formative assessment is not necessary in lesson planning


Correct Answer: B. Throughout the Lesson


30. Which educational philosophy emphasizes the teacher as the ultimate authority and the use of strict discipline and structured lessons?

A. Progressivism
B. Parennialism
C. Behaviorism
D. Constructivism


Correct Answer: C. Behaviorism


31. Who is often associated with essentialist philosophy of education?

A. John Dewey
B. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
D. Maria Montessori


Correct Answer: C. WILLIAM C. BAGLEY


32. Who is known for advocating that education should help individuals find their “self-actualization” and reach their fullest potential?

A. John Dewey
B. Abraham Maslow
C. Albert Bandura
D. Lev Vygotsky


Correct Answer: B. Abraham Maslow


33. Existentialism as an educational philosophy is concerned with?

A. Developing individual character and morals
B. Emphasizing the role of society and culture
C. Nurturing creativity and artistic expression
D. Embracing uncertainty and personal Responsibility


Correct Answer: A. Developing individual character and morals


34. Which philosophy of education believes that learning should occur within the context of the learner’s culture and experience?

A. Perennialism
B. Essentialism
C. Multiculturalism
D. Behaviorism


Correct Answer: C. Multiculturalism


35. What is the primary purpose of assessment in education?

A. To rank students
B. To improve learning
C. To provide grades
D. To enforce discipline


Correct Answer: B. To improve learning


36. Antonym of frugal is?

A. Extravagant
B. Rich
C. Miserable
D. Happy


Correct Answer: A. Extravagant


37. Antonym of consolidate is?

A. Weaken
B. Expand
C. Destroy
D. Build


Correct Answer: A. Weaken


38. “One who looks on the dark side of things” (one word substitution)

A. Inaudible
B. Obsolete
C. Pessimist
D. None of these


Correct Answer: C. Pessimist


39. “One who speaks less” means?

A. Omniscient
B. Reticent
C. Centenarian
D. Theist


Correct Answer: B. Reticent


40. “To keep one’s temper” means?

A. To become hungry
B. To be in good mood
C. To preserve ones energy
D. To be aloof from


Correct Answer: B. To be in good mood


41. Synonym of Ecstatic is?

A. Animated
B. Bewildered
C. Enraptured
D. Willful


Correct Answer: C. Enraptured


42. Antonym of Capitulate is?

A. Resist
B. Yield
C. Give in
D. Build


Correct Answer: A. Resist


43. A person who thinks whole world is his home is called?

A. Contemporary
B. Cosmopolitan
C. Cosmetic
D. None of these


Correct Answer: B. Cosmopolitan


44. The phrase “To have your hands full” expresses mean?

A. To be a sinner
B. To have too many things to do
C. To have plenty of wealth
D. Something related to fighting


Correct Answer: B. To have too many things to do


45. Upon the inquiry I found out that I had ___ the car:

A. Mistake
B. Mistook
C. Mistaken
D. Mistakes


Correct Answer: C. Mistaken


46. We must draw back from the abyss of war (identify the underlined word)

A. Noun
B. Verb
C. Adverb
D. Adjective


Correct Answer: A. Noun


47. Ali must have the ___ to stick to his diet, if he wants to lose weight.

A. Obstinacy
B. Determination
C. Decision
D. Obligation


Correct Answer: B. Determination


48. Synonym of “Recuperate” is?

A. Rehabilitate
B. Recover
C. Reimburse
D. Relocate


Correct Answer: B. Recover


49. Synonym of “Imperceptible” is?

A. Mean
B. Obvious
C. Subtle
D. Humble


Correct Answer: C. Subtle


50. Antonym of “Quiescent” is?

A. Dormant
B. Weak
C. Unconcerned
D. Active


Correct Answer: D. Active


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