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NTS MODEL PAPER (PST)

Science (25%)

1. An organism X has the following characteristics:

lays eggs

has rough and dry skin

Organism X can be classified as:

A. fish.

B. birds.

C. reptiles.

D. mammals.

2. Electric current exists due to the flow of

A. protons.

B. neutrons.

C. electrons.

D. positrons.

3. Sana places some ice cubes in a glass bottle, closes it and wraps it with tissue papers. After a while she observes that the tissue papers have become wet.

The tissue papers are wet because water molecules

A. lose energy and come together.

B. gain energy and come together.

C. of ice lose energy and come together.

D. of ice gain energy and come together.

4.

In the picture below the box will move as if moved by a force of what magnitude?

the box will move as if moved by a force of what magnitude? 100 N 230

100 N

230 N

A. 230 N

B. 130 N

C. 100 N

D. 330 N

5. Shown below are two gears, the bigger one with 40 teeth and the smaller one with 20

teeth.

If the bigger gear is used to drive the smaller gear, it will result in

A. loss in mass.

B. gain in force.

C. loss in friction.

D. gain in distance.

6. The function of ‘stage’ in a light microscope is to

A. focus the object.

B. change magnification.

C. hold the slide in place.

D. make the image sharper.

C. hold the slide in place. D. make the image sharper. 7. Two spoons of sugar

7. Two spoons of sugar are dissolved in a glass of water at 37 ˚C. What would happen if the above solution is heated to 50 ˚C?

A. Most of the water would evaporate quickly.

B. Sugar would burn and the solution will turn black.

C. Two more spoons of sugar would be dissolved.

D. Temperature of the solution would drop back to 37 ˚C.

A. reflection.

B. refraction.

C. absorption.

D. transmission.

9. When iron (Fe) reacts with oxygen (O 2 ), iron oxide (Fe 2 O 3 ) is formed. The properties of iron oxide are different than the individual properties of iron and oxygen because iron oxide is

A. a mixture.

B. a solution.

C. an element.

D. a compound.

10. Which of the following is CORRECT about gaseous exchange in plants?

 

During the Day

At Night

A

Inhales oxygen

Exhales carbon dioxide

B

Inhales carbon dioxide

Exhales carbon dioxide

C

Inhales oxygen

Exhales oxygen

D

Inhales carbon dioxide

Exhales oxygen

11. Which of the following is CORRECT about mitochondria?

A. They are small and round with a single membrane.

B. They are rod shaped and have double membrane.

C. They are green in colour and contain chlorophyll.

D. They are large and take part in protein synthesis.

12. At one stage in water purification process, oxygen is added in water treatment plants for bacteria to

A. decompose organic waste into inorganic.

B. remove bad odour of the untreated water.

C. add valuable minerals to the water supply.

D. eliminate extra fluorine for teeth protection.

13.

When we exhale air, the rib cage moves

A. outward and downward.

B. inward and downward.

C. outward and upward.

D. inward and upward.

14. In pollination the movement of pollen grains takes place

i

ii
ii

iii

the movement of pollen grains takes place i ii iii A. from i to ii. B.

A. from i to ii.

B. from i to iii.

C. from ii to iii.

D. from ii to iv.

iv

15.

Given below is a food web.

15. Given below is a food web. What would happen to the given food web if

What would happen to the given food web if all the rabbits are killed in hunting?

A. There will be fewer foxes.

B. There will be more lions.

C. There will be fewer trees.

D. There will be more rats.

16. Mitosis is an important process because

A. it produces four daughter cells.

B. it brings variety of traits.

C. it requires one parent.

D. it makes germ cells.

17. Ali warms his hands over burning coals while Ahmed holds an iron rod with one end exposed to burning coals.

The mode of heat transfer in both cases is

 

Ali

Ahmed

A

Radiation

Radiation

B

Conduction

Convection

C

Convection

Conduction

D

Conduction

Conduction

18.

A low pitch sound is produced when

A. a bus beeps its horn.

B. an electric bulb breaks.

C. A wounded man cries

D. a boy knocks on a glass table.

19. The number of electrons in the L-shell of the given element will be

A. 5

B. 7

C. 8

D. 9

the L-shell of the given element will be A. 5 B. 7 C. 8 D. 9

20. The principle by which a hydraulic lift is able to lift very heavy objects by applying a force that by itself could not lift the object is

A. Newton’s second law of motion.

B. Newton’s third law of motion.

C. Archimedes’ principle.

D. Pascal’s law.

21. Which of the following shows the CORRECT image formation by a plane mirror?

A B
A
B

C

D

22. Equal amount of water is taken in four containers shown below. Which of the following containers will exert the highest pressure on the surface?

A B C D
A B C D

A

B

A B C D
A B C D

C

D

23. The function of a motor neuron is to

A. receive stimulus from the sense organs.

B. deliver message to the sense organs.

C. receive stimulus from the target organs.

D. deliver message to the target organs.

24. Hydrochloric acid is categorized as an acid because

A. it has a bitter taste.

B. it is slippery to touch.

C. it turns blue litmus red.

D. it has a pH more than 7.

25. Light rays that pass close to a black hole are bent because black holes

A. are massive.

B. are very dark.

C. have strong magnetic fields.

D. have strong gravitational force.

Math (25%)

26. Which of the following is not a set?

B. A. 3, , , 6, ,9 D. C. a, 2, 0,5,5 e, i, o, u

27. Sajid irons 4 shirts in 24 minutes. At the same rate he will iron 7 shirts in

A. 36 minutes

B. 42 minutes

C. 48 minutes

D. 54 minutes

28. The product of

A.

B.

C.

D.

24

10

4

24 x x y 10 x x y

4

4

3

4

3

y

y

3

3

6 x

3

y

and

4 xy

2

is equal to

29. The set builder notation of

 3 X   x {  2} 3,2,1,0,1,2} is

A.  
B.
C. D. X X   {x {x | | x x   Z Z   3 3   x x   2} 2}

X

X

{x {x

| |

x x   W W  3 x 2}

30. The highest common factor (H.C.F.) of 28 and 42 is

A. 7

B. 14

C. 28

D. 42

31. 10 % of

1

is

 

10

I.

1

100

II.

0.01

III.

100

A.

I only

B.

III only

C.

I and II

D.

II and III

32. Ali surveyed 1,000 cricketers and found that 550 of them preferred hardball over tennis ball. The percentage of cricketers who preferred hardball is

A. 40

B. 45

C. 50

D. 55

33. Samiya earned Rs 64,000 at Mina Bazar last year. If Faiza earned 30% more than Samiya’s earnings, then Faiza’s earnings were

A. Rs 83,000

B. Rs 83,200

C. Rs 84,800

D. Rs 84,000

34.

x

2

1

b

2

is equal to

A. ( x

1

b

2

)

2

B. x

(

1

)

2

b

1

)

x

C. ( x

(

1

)

b

b

D.

( x

1

b

)

( x

1

b

)

35.

If

A

A.

B.

C.

D.

  10 x 6 3   10 2 2 x

x

x

x

x

x

3

3

3

x

10

3

and B   x 4

then A + B is equal to

2

36. a a

A.

B.

C.

D.

1

4

1

2

1

4

can be made a perfect square by adding

37. The solution set of the given simultaneous equations is

2x+3y = 22

4x+2y = 20

A.

{(2, 6)}

B.

{(2, 6)}

C

.{( 2, 6)}

D.

{( 6, 2)}

38. Sajid and Amna have 30 and y sweets respectively. If Sajid gives x sweets to Amna, then Amna will have 5 times as many sweets as Sajid have now. Which of the following equations represents the above situation?

A.

B.

C.

D.

x x x x

 

 

y y y y     5 5 5 5 30 30 30 30     xxxx

39. The next term in the sequence 1, 4, 27, 16, 125 is

.

A. 343

B. 216

C. 64

D. 36

40. By eliminating t from t 5 0 and 2t

A. a 7

C. B. a a   13 8

D. a  13

3 a , we get

41. Mr Hassan owns a bakery. On Sunday he began keeping record of how many packets of bread are left unsold at the end of each day. One week later he constructed the following graph.

each day. One week later he constructed the following graph. As per the given graph, how

As per the given graph, how many packets of bread were left unsold on Wednesday?

A. 260

B. 240

C. 80

D. 20

42. In the given figure the hypotenuse of the right-angled triangle is

A. 2 x 2 B. x C. 2 x 2 D. 2 x 2
A. 2 x
2
B. x
C. 2 x
2
D. 2 x
2
triangle is A. 2 x 2 B. x C. 2 x 2 D. 2 x 2

x

x

43. In the given figure, if AD is parallel to CE , then the value of x is equal to

A. 40
B. D. C. 75 65 60   

C E x 50 o 65 o D A B
C
E
x
50 o
65 o
D
A
B

44. If the height of the given cone is thrice its radius then its volume will be

3

A. B. 2cm cm C. D. 84cm cm

3

3

3

45. If the radius of a circle is 2.5 cm, then its diameter will be

A. 5 cm

B. 5cm

C. 1.25 cm

D. 1.25cm

46. In simplified form cos tan

B. A. sin sec

D. C. cos cot ec

is equal to new

2cm
2cm

47. While cooking at a restaurant, Jamal filled a container with 3.5 liters of cooking oil. In morning he used 600 ml of oil. Before lunch he added 2 liters oil to the container. In the afternoon he used 3,100 ml of the oil. How much oil is he left in the container for dinner time?

A. 1,400 ml

B. 1,600 ml

D.

2,000 ml

48. On simplification of

A. 3 2

B. 3 2

C. 3 8

D. 3 8

3

4

1

2

, we get

49. The missing value of x in the given table for the equation 3x 4 y 12 is

x 4

0

y ?

3

A. 6

B. 0

C. 6

D. 4

50. The median of the following data is

5, 4, 10, 11, 100,9, 3

A. 4

B. 5

C. 11

D. 100

English (25%)

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

1 Ali looked at the food on his tray and made a face. "Boiled rice again," he said to his friend Hassan. "They never serve anything good for lunch." Hassan gave his own lunch a critical look and frowned. "You think that’s bad," he said, "I’ve got butter and jam again. It’s the third time this week!" They pushed the food aside. "We can get something at the burger place after school," Ali said. They concentrated on studying for their English test instead of eating. English was next period, and Mr. Ihsan had a reputation for giving difficult tests. When the bell rang, they dropped their uneaten lunches into the garbage. Mr. Ihsan was standing nearby. "Not hungry, boys?" he asked. They shook their heads and hurried off to class. When the test was over, there were still ten minutes left in the period. Mr. Ihsan stood at the front of the class. "Before you leave today," he said, leaning against the desk, "I’d like to share an old African folktale with you. It’s called ‘Why the Sky Is Far Away’":

Long ago the sky was close to the Earth. Men and women did not have to plant their own food. Instead, when they were hungry, they just reached up and broke off a piece of the sky to eat. Sometimes the sky tasted like ripe bananas. Other times it tasted like roasted potatoes. The sky was always delicious. Many people in the kingdom did not use the gift of the sky wisely. When they took more than they could eat, the sky became angry. Some people threw the extra pieces into the garbage. Early one morning the angry sky turned dark. Black clouds hung over the land, and a great sky voice said to all the people, "You are wasting my gift of food. Do not take more than you can eat. I don’t want to see pieces of me in the garbage anymore or I will take my gift away." People trembled with fear and decided to be careful. But one man named Adami wasn’t careful. At festival time, he took so many delicious pieces of sky that he couldn’t eat them all. He tried to hide the pieces at the bottom of the garbage pile. Suddenly, the sky became angry and the clouds turned black. "You have wasted my gift of food again," yelled the sky. "This time I will go away so you cannot waste me anymore." All of the people cried, "What will we eat? We might starve!" The sky said, "You will have to learn how to plant crops in the ground and hunt in the forests. If you work hard, you may learn not to waste the gifts of nature." The sky sailed away. From that time on, people worked hard to grow their food and cook their meals. They always tried to remember not to waste the gifts of nature. "That’s the end," Mr. Ihsan said, smiling. He looked at Ali and Hassan. "What did you

think of the story?" he asked. They slouched in their chairs and looked apologetic. "We get the message," they said, smiling. "No more lunches in the garbage!"

51.

According to the folktale, Adami was

A.

thankful.

B.

dishonest.

C.

obedient.

D.

greedy.

52.

According to the folktale, the sky became angry with the villagers because

A.

they did not thank the sky.

B.

they had wasted food.

C.

they did not share their food.

D.

the sky was short-tempered.

53.

Read the given sentence.

Hassan gave his own lunch a critical look and frowned.

What does critical mean?

A. Judgmental

B. Funny

C. Hungry

D. Quick

54.

According to the folktale, what happened when Adami could not finish all of the food he had taken?

A.

He asked others to help him finish eating the food.

B.

He saved some of the pieces of food for his meal the next day.

C.

He tried to hide the pieces of food at the bottom of the garbage pile.

D.

He returned the rest of the pieces to the sky.

55.

Mr. Ihsan was known for

A.

developing complex tests.

B.

telling interesting folktales.

C.

discouraging students’ ideas.

D.

promoting African culture.

56.

Based on the end of the story, what do you think Ali and Hassan would do next?

A.

Stop bringing their lunches to school

B.

Be more careful not to waste food

C.

Eat lunch at the burger place more often

57. Mr. Ihsan told the class the African folktale to

A. teach them a lesson.

B. humiliate them.

C. entertain them.

D. to cover the remaining time.

2 Read the following passage and correct the highlighted errors (if any) next to each
2 Read the following passage and correct the highlighted errors (if any) next to each
number from the options given below. The first item has been answered as an example
for your convenience. The correct answer is highlighted in grey.
My neighbour 1
has
a catering business. When people have parties at 2
there
homes, my neighbour 3
cooks for them. she is a fabulous cook.
Many
customers contact her before they have a party. She asks them a lot of
questions 4
for the upcoming event. She finds out how 5
much
people will be
there. Then she and the customer 6
decide
on a menu. My neighbour hires
servers to serve the food and 7
weight
for the guests. 8
She cooks usually the
meals
in her own home.

Example:

A.

have

B.

is having

C.

is have

D.

‘has’ is correct - Correct Answer

58.

A. their

B. here

C. they’re

D. ‘there’ is correct

59.

A. cooks

B. …cooks for them, she is a fabulous cook.
C. …cooks for them. She is a fabulous cook.
D.

for them she is a fabulous cook.

cooks

for them. she is a fabulous cook’ is correct.

60.

A. about

B. around

C. with

D. ‘for’ is correct

61.

A. a lot

B. many

C. number

D. ‘much’ is correct

62.

A. should decide

B. are deciding

C. have decided

D. ‘decide’ is correct

63.

A. waits

B. wait

C. waiting

D. ‘weight’ is correct

64.

A. she usually cooks the meals

B. she cooks the usually meals

C. she the meals cooks usually

D. ‘she cooks usually the meals’ is correct

65. Ayesha’s family is bilingual, so she is fluent in two languages.

The given statement is

A. a phrase.

B. a clause.

C. an idiom.

D. a proverb.

66.

3 Complete the following sentence: “A black hole is created by the collapse of a

dead star into a point

no larger than a marble.”

A.

perhaps

B.

since

C.

after all

D.

beyond

67.

A synonym for ‘beautiful’ is

A.

stunning.

B.

arrogant.

C.

natural.

D.

hideous.

68.

Complete the following sentence: “Sharks are the top predators of the sea lions and other big cats are to land animals.”

A.

in the same way as

B.

unlike

C.

typical

D.

for instance

69.

Complete the following sentence: “Akbar wanted to get a higher education from he applied for multiple scholarships in the hope of securing the necessary funds.

A.

consequently

B.

beyond

C.

therefore

D.

likewise

70. An antonym of ‘exit’is

A. departure.

B. entrance.

C. door.

D. gate.

71. Complete the following sentence:

When Omar handed in his science project on the last day it ……………………….”

A.

was complete in every respect.

B.

was completer in every respect.

C.

was completest in every respect.

D.

was most complete in every respect.

72.

Please do the needful.

The given statement is an example of

A. exclamatory sentence.

B. declarative sentence.

C. imperative sentence.

D. interrogative sentence.

Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, in the 7th century BC the king of Egypt, Psamtik 1, decided to conduct a scientific experiment. Using his absolute power over his subjects, he took two newborn babies and handed them to a shepherd, with instructions that they were to be brought up in total isolation. Psamtik wanted to find out what language the children would speak if left to themselves. He thought that the language they produced would be the oldest in the world - the original language of the human race. After two years, the shepherd heard the two children repeatedly pronounce the word ‘becos’. This was identified as meaning ‘bread’ in the language of the Phrygians, a people then living in central Turkey. From this experiment, Psamtik deduced that the Phrygian language must be the first ever spoken.

73.

Two of the adjectives used in the above passage are

A.

ancient and historian.

B.

scientific and absolute.

C.

historian and newborn.

D.

scientific and repeatedly.

74.

The shepherd heard the two children repeatedly pronounce the word ‘becos’. The tense used in the above statement is

A.

past indefinite.

B.

past continuous.

C.

past perfect.

75. The underlined word in the above passage is a

A. preposition.

B. phrasal verb.

C. modal verb.

D. countable noun.