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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (Curriculum & Research Wing) Scheme and Syllabi for Screening/Professional Tests as well as Descriptive Examination Relating to Posts Advertised Vide Consolidated Advertisement No. 08/2015

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (Curriculum & Research Wing) Scheme and Syllabi for Screening/Professional Tests as well as Descriptive Examination Relating to Posts Advertised Vide Consolidated Advertisement No. 08/2015

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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
(Curriculum & Research Wing)
Scheme and Syllabi for Screening/Professional Tests as well as Descriptive Examination
Relating to Posts Advertised Vide Consolidated Advertisement No. 08/2015
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Case No.
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Particulars of Post(s) Qualifications for Posts Test Specification Main Topics for MCQ Test
1. 69/2015 Assistant Director/
Research Officer (BS-17),
Akhtar Hameed Khan
National Centre for Rural
Development, Cabinet
Secretariat, Establishment
Division.
Second Class or Grade ‘C’ Master’s
Degree in any Social or Physical
Science/Administrative Science/
Agriculture and/ or its allied field or
B.E./ B.Sc. Engineering or
Agriculture.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
General Intelligence
Test = 80 marks
Part-I
Vocabulary, Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring
Part-II
 Basic Arithmetic.
 Current Affairs.
 Pakistan Affairs & Islamic Studies
 Everyday/General Science
Note : (Equal weightage for each topic at Part-II)
2. 98/2015 Assistant Security Officer/
Deputy Assistant Director
(BS-16), Airport Security
Force, Aviation Division,
Cabinet Secretariat
Bachelor’s Degree. Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
General Intelligence/
Professional Test = 80 marks
Part-I
Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring
Part-II
 Basic Arithmetic.
 Current Affairs.
 Pakistan Affairs & Islamic Studies
 Everyday/General Science
 Security Measures to maintain law & order
Note : (Equal weightage for each topic at Part-II)
3. 100/2015 Ordnance Management
Officer (Grade-III) (BS-
17), OS Directorate, GHQ,
Ministry of Defence.
Second Class or Grade ‘C’ Master’s
Degree in Business
Administration (Banking/ Finance/
Accounts)/ Commerce/ ICMA or
equivalent qualification from a
University recognized by the HEC.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
Professional Test = 80 marks
Part-I
Vocabulary, Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring
Part-II
 Accounting Principles & Procedures,
 Journal, ledger & Cash Book,
 Annual Budget,
 Adjustment & Depreciation,
 Financial Planning & Cost Accounting,
 Head of Accounts, Re-appropriation of Accounts and
Supplementary Grant,
 Settlement of Audit Objections
 Preparation of Pension Documents.
 System of Financial Control and Budgeting, 2006
 Public Procurement Rules, 2004
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Particulars of Post(s) Qualifications for Posts Test Specification Main Topics for MCQ Test
4. 102/2015 Charge/Staff Nurse
(Female) (Civilian)
(BS-16), Military
Hospitals, Ministry of
Defence
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or
equivalent qualification recognized
by the Pakistan Nursing Council
OR
i) Three years Diploma in
Nursing.
ii) One year Course/Certificate in
Midwifery.
Note: Registration with Pakistan
Nursing Council is required.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
Professional Test=80 marks
Part-I
Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring
Part-II
 Basic Medical Sciences
 General Nursing
 Ward Administration
 Hospitality of the Patients
 Care vs. Cure for Health Management
5. 101/2015 Assistant Private
Secretary (BS-16),
Finance Division
i. Second class or Grade “C:
Bachelor’s degree from a
University recognized by HEC
ii. A minimum speed of 100/50
w.p.m in shorthand/typing
respectively
iii. Must be computer literate.
 Typing Test with minimum Speed of 50 W.P.M 40 Marks
 Shorthand Test with minimum Speed of 100 W.P.M 40 Marks
 Computer Literacy Test:
i Microsoft Word (Typing, Formatting) 10 Marks
ii Microsoft Excel (Typing, Graph, Calculations) 6. 10 Marks 103/2015 Assistant Private
Secretary (BS-16),
Geological Survey of
Pakistan , Ministry of
Petroleum and Natural
Resources
7. 104/2015 Assistant Private
Secretary (BS-16), Naval
Headquarters, Ministry of
Defence
8. 105/2015 Assistant Private
Secretary (BS-16),
Management Services
Wing, Establishment
Division
9. 106/2015 Assistant Private
Secretary (BS-16),
Ministry of Ports and
Shipping
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Case No.
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Particulars of Post(s) Qualifications for Posts Test Specification Main Topics for MCQ Test
10. 108/2015 Assistant Director
(Geology) (BS-17)
Geological Survey of
Pakistan, Ministry of
Petroleum and Natural
Resources
Second Class OR Grade ‘C’ M.Sc.
degree in Geology OR equivalent
qualification from a University
recognized by the HEC.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
Professional Test=80 marks
Part-I
Vocabulary, Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring.
Part-II
 Introduction to Physical Geology
 Stratigraphy
 Structural Geology
 Plate Tectonics
 Palaeontology (Invertebrate & Vertebrate)
 Geochemistry
 Geological Mapping
 Petroleum Geology
 Engineering and Environmental Geology
 Mineral and Energy Resources
11. 110/2015 Charge/ Staff Nurse
(Female) (BS-16), Federal
Government Polyclinic,
Islamabad, Capital
Administration and
Development Division.
Registered Nurse and Registered
Midwife with PNC.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
Professional Test=80 marks
Part-I
Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring.
Part-II
 Basic Medical Sciences
 General Nursing
 Ward Administration
 Hospitality of the Patients
 Care vs. Cure for Health Management
12. 112/2015 Assistant Chief
Administrative Officer
(BS-17), GHQ, Ministry of
Defence, (Defence
Division).
Second Class or Grade ‘C’
Master’s Degree in Business
Administration/ Public
Administration or equivalent from a
university recognized by HEC.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
Professional Test = 80 marks
Part-I
Vocabulary, Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring
Part-II
 Accounting Principles & Procedures,
 Journal, ledger & Cash Book,
 Annual Budget,
 Adjustment & Depreciation,
 Financial Planning & Cost Accounting,
 Head of Accounts, Re-appropriation of Accounts and
Supplementary Grant,
 Settlement of Audit Objections
 Preparation of Pension Documents.
 System of Financial Control and Budgeting, 2006
 Public Procurement Rules, 2004
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Particulars of Post(s) Qualifications for Posts Test Specification Main Topics for MCQ Test
13. 116/2015 Cameraman (Male)
(BS-16), GHQ, Ministry of
Defence, (Defence
Division).
i. Intermediate
ii. Three (3) years post qualification
experience in cinematography
with a Film Studio/ Film
Production Unit, Producing
Newsreels and documentary
Films in Digital System/ 16mm
and 35mm.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
Professional Test = 80 marks
Part-I
Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring
Part-II
 Functions of Still/Movie Cameras
 Use of Densitometer
 Functions of O.B. Van
 Operation of Photographic, Rotary, and Movie
Cameras
 Techniques for Quality output of Cameras
 Safety of Cameras.
14. 117/2015 Programmer Analyst
(BS-17), Ministry of
Defence, (Defence
Division).
Second Class or Grade ‘C’ Master’s
Degree in Computer Science/
Geographical Information System or
equivalent from a University
recognized by HEC.
OR
Second Class or Grade ‘C’
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer
Science/BIT (04 years duration) or
equivalent from a University
recognized by HEC.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
Professional Test=80 marks
Part-I
Vocabulary, Grammar usage, Sentence Structuring.
Part-II
 Programming in PHP, Ajex and Java Script
 Designing, Analyzing, Maintenance & Testing of
Software
 Coding, Debugging, Testing and Documenting of
Application Programme
 Installation and Testing Software Package
 Software Development Process,
 Software Architecture,
 Software Maintenance & Optimization
15. 118/2015 Social Welfare Officer
(BS-17), National
Commission for Child
Welfare and
Development, Ministry of
Law, Justice and Human
Rights.
Second Class or Grade ‘C’ Master’s
Degree in Social Work.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
Professional Test=80 marks
Part-I
Vocabulary, Grammar usage, Sentence Structuring.
Part-II
 Community Organization and Development,
 Social Research,
 Social Statistics,
 Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource,
 Social Welfare Policy and Administration,
 Criminology and its Remedial Measures,
16. 123/2015 Inspector (Investigation)
(BS-16), Federal
Investigation Agency,
Ministry of Interior.
Second Class or Grade ‘C’
Bachelor’s degree from a University
recognized by the HEC.
Objective Type Test (MCQ)
Part-I
English = 20 marks
Part-II
General Intelligence
Test = 80 marks
Part-I
Grammar Usage, Sentence Structuring
Part-II
 Basic Arithmetic.
 Current Affairs.
 Pakistan Affairs & Islamic Studies
 Everyday/General Science
Note : (Equal weightage for each topic at Part-II)
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Syllabi for Written Examination (Descriptive)
for all posts in BS-18 & BS-19
PAPER-I: ENGLISH (100 MARKS)
(i) English Essay-50 Marks: Candidates will be required to write an Essay in English
comprising 1500 words from a set of six given topics. Candidates are expected to
reflect comprehensive and research based knowledge on a selected topic.
Candidate’s articulation, expression and technical approach to the style of English
Essay writing will be examined.
(ii) English (Composition and Précis)-50 Marks:
The examination will test the candidate’s abilities to handle Précis Writing, Reading
Comprehension, Sentence Structuring, Translation, Grammar and Vocabulary, etc.
Précis Writing (10 marks): A selected passage with an orientation of generic
understanding and enough flexibility for compression shall be given for précising and
suggesting an appropriate title.
Reading Comprehension (10 marks)
A selected passage that is rich in substance but not very technical or disciplinespecific
shall be given, followed by five questions, each carrying 2 marks.
Grammar and Vocabulary (10 marks): Correct usage of Tense, Articles,
Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuation, Phrasal Verbs, Synonyms and Antonyms
etc.
Sentence Correction (5 marks): Ten sentences shall be given each having a clear
structural flaw in terms of grammar or punctuation. The candidates shall be asked to
rewrite them with really needed correction only, without marking unnecessary
alterations. No two or more sentence should have exactly the same problem, and 2-
3 sentences shall be based on correction of punctuation marks.
Grouping of Words (5 marks): A random list of ten words of moderate standard
(neither very easy nor utterly unfamiliar) shall be given, to be grouped by the
candidates in pairs of those having similar or opposite meaning, as may be clearly
directed in the question.
Pairs of Words (5 marks): Five pairs shall be given of seemingly similar words with
different meanings, generally confused in communication, for bringing out the
difference in meaning of any five of them by first explaining them in parenthesis and
then using them in sentences.
Translation (5 marks): Ten short Urdu sentences involving structural composition,
significant terms and figurative/idiomatic expressions shall be given, to be accurately
translated in English.
SUGGESTED READINGS
Sr. No. Title Author
1. English Grammar in Use Raymond Murphy (Cambridge University
Press)
2. Practical English Usage M. Swan (Oxford University Press)
3. The Little, Brown Handbook H. Ramsey Flower & Jane Aaron (The Little,
Brown & Co; Harper Collins)
4. A University English Grammar R. Quirk & S. Greenbaum (ELBS; Longmans)
5. Write Better, Speak Better Readers Digest Association
6. Modern English in Action Henry Christ (D.C. Heath & Co.)
7. Exploring the World of English Syed Saadat Ali Shah
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PAPER-II: PROFESSIONAL (100 MARKS)
Assistant Fisheries Development Commissioner (BS-18)
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
(Case No. 107/2015)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: M.Sc. (Fisheries)/Marine Biology or M.Sc. Zoology/ Biology
with specialization in fisheries.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years post qualification experience in Marine/Inland Fisheries or
Aquaculture Technology.
Professional: 100 Marks
I. Animal Diversity-Chordata
 Hemichordates and Invertebrate Chordates: Evolutionary Perspective: Phylogenetic
Relationships and considerations.
 Fishes: Structural and functional adaptations of fishes.
 Amphibian: Movement onto land and early evolution of terrestrial vertebrates.
 Reptiles: Characteristics of reptiles, adaptations in reptilians.
 Birds: Migration and navigation, adaptations.
 Mammal: Structural and functional adaptations of mammals.
II. Principles of Animal Life
 The chemical basis of animal life: Brief introduction to bio-molecules; carbohydrates,
lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.
 Tissues Types: epithelial, connective, muscle and nervous tissue; organs and organ
systems.
 Ecological Concepts: Interactions, Concepts and components of ecosystem, Food
chain, Food web, Biogeochemical cycles, Forest, Biomes, Wildlife conservation and
management, Environmental pollution, Green house effect, Acid rain, Global
warming.
 Evolution: Darwinian evolutionary theory based on natural selection and the
evidence, Microevolution: Genetic variation and change within species,
Macroevolution: Species and speciation (Allopatric, Parapatric and Sympatric
speciation)
III. Animal Form and Function
 Digestion and Nutrition: Feeding mechanism, Digestion, Organization and regional
function of alimentary canals, Regulation of food intake, Nutritional requirements
 Internal Fluids and Respiration: Internal fluid environment, Composition of blood,
Circulation and respiration mechanisms
 Chemical Coordination: Endocrine System; Vertebrate endocrine glands and types
of hormones, Mechanism of hormones action,
 Animal behavior: Learning, Habituation, Insight learning, latent learning, classical
learning: Control of Behavior; social behaviour.
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IV. Principles of Fish Biology
 Fish morphology: Head (size, shape, and orientation); Scales (types,
arrangements, coloration, scale less fishes); Operculum; Fins, fin rays and fin spine
(dorsal, pectoral, caudal, anal); Barbel (upper lip barbels, lower lip barbels);
Anatomy: Skeleton (skull, backbone, spines); Brain and spinal cord; Gills (Number,
size, arrangements); Vital organs (heart, liver, kidney); Viscera and mesenteries
(swim bladder, stomach, spleen, pancreas, intestine, gonads).
 Systematic: Identification of fishes up to; Families; Order; Genus; Species; Feeding
groups of fishes; Herbivore; Plankton eater; Larvivore; Carnivore; Voracious;
Ecology of fishes: Freshwater; Brackish water ; Marine
SUGGESTED READINGS
S.No. Title Author
1. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Hickman, Jr. C.P., Keen, S. L,
Larson, and Eisenhour, D.J.
2. Zoology Miller, S. A. and Harley, J. B.
3. Biology Campbell, N.A.
4. Evolution. 2nd Edition Douglas Futuyma
5. Kestin Farmed Fish Quality, 2002 Kestin, S. C. and Warris, P.D.
6. Aquaculture Brenabe, G.
7. Text book of Fish Culture: Breeding and
Cultivation. 1973
Huet M.
8. Animal behavior: An Evolutionary Approach.
9th Edition
John Alcock
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PAPER-II: PROFESSIONAL (100 MARKS)
Director (BS-19), Directorate of Dock Workers Safety H.Qs.
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
(Case No. 109/2015)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION/ EXPERIENCE: (i) Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or
Electrical Engineering.(ii) Twelve (12) years post qualification experience in testing the
lifting appliances/ inspection of loading/discharging of Cargo on Ports in Semi-Government/
Government Organization. (iii) Knowledge of Labour Laws/ Dock Labourers Act and the
Pakistan Dock Labourers Regulations.
Part-I: 20 Marks
I. Human Resource and Financial Management
Definition, Significance and Scope of Human Resource Managment; Organization—
Types of Organization, Theory of Organization, Principles of Organization,
Organization of the Federal and Provincial Governments, Public Sector Enterprises;
Approaches to Human Resource Management. Personnel Administration—Tools of
Personnel Management: Selection, Training, Promotion, Compensation, Discipline;
Communication, Communication Channels and Principles of Public Relations;
Human Behaviour and Organizations Administration.—Elements of Financial
Administration, Performance Programmed Budgeting, Capital Budget, Principles of
Budgeting, Auditing and Accounting.
II. Laws about Ports and Shipping
Labour Laws, Dock Labourers Act, Pakistan Dock Labourers Regulations
Part-II (Engineering): 80 Marks
I. Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals (40 Marks)
Mechanics and Strength of Materials: Concept of Stress and Strain, bending, torsion,
geometric properties of areas, principal stresses, Tensile testing, Stress- Strain
curve, True Stress & Strain, Shear Stress & Strain, Concept of elastic and plastic
deformation, Yield & ultimate Tensile strengths, Elongation, Toughness and
Resilience, Ductility and Malleability, Hardness Testing, Brinell and Rock well
Hardness test, bending moment,
Fluid Mechanics: Properties and basics of fluid mechanics, loss of head, power
transformation by fluids, pumps, turbines. Fluid static’s, Fluid dynamics, Types of
flow: Turbulent and Laminar, Reynold’s number.
Manufacturing: Different manufacturing processes like Casting, Forging, Machining,
Rolling, Extrusion, Wire-drawing, welding, Turning (lathe), Milling, Shaping, Gear
cutting, Drilling, Fitting.
II. Electricity & Electronics (30 Marks)
Electricity & Magnetism; Electrical potential, Resistance, Laws of resistance,
Conductance, Conductivity, Impedance, Ohm law, Resistance in series and in
parallel, practical resistors, work, power, Energy, Joule’s law of electric field intensity,
Gauss’s Theorem, Capacitor, Capacitance, Capacitors in parallel and series. Force
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on a conductor in a magnetic field, electrical and magnetic circuits, leakage flux,
Relation between magnetism and electricity, Induced emf, induced current and
directions, Faraday’s laws of electromagnetic inductions, Lenz’s law, dynamically
induced emf, Self inductance, mutual inductance and inductance in series/parallel,
magnetic hysteresis, Energy stored in magnetic field, Generation of alternating
currents and voltages.
III. Electrical Machines (10 Marks)
DC Motors: Shunt, Series and Compound Motors, Speed and Torque Relations.
Transformers: Principle, Construction, Voltage transformation ratio, Stepup/
stepdown transformers, Copper & Iron Losses, Transformer connections; delta
and star.
AC Motors: Induction motor, Synchronous motor, Performance, Efficiency. Single
phase and three phase Motors.
Generators: Principle, Construction, Different components of generators. AC
Generators, DC Generators.
SUGGESTED READINGS
S. No. Title Author
1. Human Resource Management H.T.Graham &Roger Bennett
2. Management James A.F.Stoner, R.Eward
Freeman, Daniel R.Gilbert Jr.
3. Fluid mechanics with engineering
applications
Finnemore/ Franzini.
4. Schaum Outline Series; Strength of
Materials
Williym A. Nash
5. Fluid Mechanics Lewitt
6. Manufacturing Processes for Engineering
Materials
Kalpakgjian
7. Electrical Technology B.L. Tharaja
8. Electronic Devices and Circuits. Bogart
9. DC Machines P.C. Sen
10. Semiconductors Manzar Saeed
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PAPER-II: PROFESSIONAL (100 MARKS)
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (BS-18), GHQ,
Ministry of Defence, (Defence Division).
(Case No. 115/2015)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Second class or Grade ‘C’ Master’s Degree in Business
Administration/ Public Administration or equivalent from a university recognized by HEC.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years post qualification experience in administration.
Part-I: 50 Marks
(Public Administration & Office Management)
I. Public Administration: Nature and scope, Role of Public Administration in a
modern Welfare State;
II. Bureaucracy: Concept of Bureaucracy, Theories of Bureaucracy, Ecology of
Bureaucracy; Bureaucracy; of Pakistan as a Change Agent;
III. Administrative Leadership: Approaches to the study of Leadership, Forms of
Leadership, Leadership qualities;
IV. Administrative Accountability: Internal and External Controls; Executive Control,
Legislative Control, Judicial Control, Ombudsman, Public Opinion and Pressure
Groups; Problems of Administrative Accountability in Pakistan;
V. Planning: Types of Plans, Planning Process; Principles of Planning, Planning
Machinery in Pakistan;
VI. Controlling and Co-Ordination: Forms of Controls, Controls, Control Mechanism,
the process of Control, Principles of Controlling; Principles Coordination; Machinery
for Coordination; Problems of Coordination in Public Administration in Pakistan.
VII. Civil Servant Act 1973 and Rules made thereunder;
VIII. Federal Public Service Commission Ordinance 1977 and Rules made there under;
IX. Rules of Business 1973;
X. Secretariat Instructions and Office Procedures;
XI. PPRA Ordinance and Rules 2004.
Part-II: 50 Marks
(Human Resource, Financial Management,
Quality Management and Information Technology)
III. Human Resource and Financial Management (30 Marks)
Definition, Significance and Scope of Human Resource Managment; Organization—
Types of Organization, Theory of Organization, Principles of Organization,
Organization of the Federal and Provincial Governments, Public Sector Enterprises;
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Approaches to Human Resource Management. Personnel Administration—Tools of
Personnel Management: Selection, Training, Promotion, Compensation, Discipline;
Communication, Communication Channels and Principles of Public Relations;
Human Behaviour and Organizations Administration.—Elements of Financial
Administration, Performance Programmed Budgeting, Capital Budget, Principles of
Budgeting, Auditing and Accounting.
IV. Basic Concept of Quality Management (10 Marks):
ISO-9000, ISO-13000, other certifications regarding quality measurement;
management, management for Results, Setting Performance Goals and Targets;
Job Analysis: Job Description, Job Specification, Performance Evaluation;
V. Information Technology and MS Office (10 Marks):
Fundamentals of Computer: CPU, Memory Devices, Types of Computers,
Characteristics of Computer and related material; Application Software: Microsoft
Word, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Excel; Search Engines, Web Design, Email,
Internet Surfing, Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc); General Introduction to
Virus and Antivirus utilities; Programming Languages
SUGGESTED READINGS
S. No. Title Author
1. An Introduction to the Public
Administration
E.N. Cladden
2. Bureaucracy: Modern Society Pebr, M.Blau.
3. Public Administration for a Welfare State Paul Abbleby
4. The Bureaucracy of Pakistan Charles F. Kennedy
5. Human Resource Management H.T.Graham &Roger Bennett
6. Management James A.F.Stoner, R.Eward
Freeman, Daniel R.Gilbert Jr.
7. Understanding Computer:Today and
Tomorrow
Deborah Morley, Charles
Parker
8. MS Office 365 Handbook: 2013 Edition Kevin Wilson

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