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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2012 ENGLISH (Précis & Composition) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 20 TIME ALLOWED: (PART-I MCQs) THREE HOURS (PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 80 NOTE:(i) Candidate must write Q.No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q.No. in the Question Paper. (ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit. PART-II NOTE:(i) PART-II is to be attempted on separate Answer Book. (ii) Attempt all questions from PART-II. (iii)Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered. Q.2. Write a précis of the following passage and suggest a suitable title. (20+5=25) Roll Number
One of the most ominous and discreditable symptoms of the want of candour in present-day sociology is the deliberate neglect of the population question. It is, or should be, transparently clear that, if the state is resolved, on humanitarian grounds, to inhibit the operation of natural selection, some rational regulation of population, both as regards quality and quantity, is imperatively necessary. There is no self-acting adjustment, apart from starvation, of numbers to the means of subsistence. If all natural checks are removed, a population in advance of the optimum number will be produced and maintained at the cost of a reduction in the standard of living. When this pressure begins to be felt, that section of the population which is capable of reflection and which has a standard of living which may be lost will voluntarily restrict its numbers, even to the point of failing to replace death by an equivalent number of new births; while the underworld, which always exists in every civilized society The failure and misfits and derelicts, moral and physical will exercise no restraint and will be a constantly increasing drain upon the national resources. The population will thus be recruited in a very undue proportion...
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