PPT General Information and Sample Test Paper

PRE-ENTRY PROFICIENCY TEST (PPT) PRE-ENTRY PROFICIENCY TEST (PPT)
General Information and Sample Test Paper

GENERAL INFORMATION
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Pre-entry Proficiency Test (PPT) is a common test for both streams of prospective entrants i.e. graduates and non-graduates (Intermediate/ ‘A’ levels). However, candidates with the under-mentioned qualifications are exempted from appearing in the test: H.S.S.C. with minimum Grade ‘B’ (60% marks) A-Level with at least two passes in Grade ‘C’ or above Graduates with minimum 1st Division (or equivalent grades) from recognized Universities Post-graduates with minimum 2nd Division (or equivalent grades) from recognized Universities All other persons desirous of acquiring CA qualification are required to pass the test. The test is held quarterly and the exact dates are announced through notifications and also published in newspapers and displayed at ICAP’s web site.

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a) 45% Marks in HSSC or Equivalent Qualifications b) Two passes in A Levels c) 2nd division in Graduation Note 1: Note 2: Candidates of Intermediate/ Graduation/ ‘A’ level are allowed to appear in PPT on result awaiting basis. Candidates who have obtained Degree/Certificate from foreign University/Institute are required to produce unconditional equivalence certificate from The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). Candidates should note that their registration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and admission to the Registered Accounting Education Tutors (RAETs) will be subject to production of relevant marks sheet / certificate.

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1. 2. The test will be conducted on the same day and time as announced by ICAP. Paper-I will be attempted in one and quarter hours and comprises of Multiple Choice Questions related to the following: English 40 marks (Vocabulary 15 Marks, Grammar 15 Marks, Comprehension 10 Marks) Arithmetic & Logic 20 marks General Knowledge 20 marks 3. Paper II consists of 20 marks. The candidates will be required to write an essay of about 200 words on any one of the three given topics. 4. Question paper will be distributed alongwith answer sheet of Multiple Choice Questions at the specified time. The answer sheet of Paper-I will be collected back after 1 hour & 15 minutes. Essay Writing Sheet (Paper-II) will be distributed immediately thereafter and will be collected back after 30 minutes. Question paper will be taken back after 5 minutes from the commencement of paper II.
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Candidates are advised to bring their own HB Pencil (Black). It is displayed at all ICAP Offices. 11. At present the tests are held at Karachi. Hyderabad. Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Circular Road Branch Corporate Branch 1134. Sharpener & Black pen. Faisalabad. Calculators are not allowed. Admit Cards will be dispatched at the communication address given on the application form one week before the test. Peshawar and Quetta. 8. Page 2 of 8 .Block Branch Defence Housing Authority Branch Water Pump Branch Hassan Square Branch Gulshan Chowrangi Branch (1437) Clifton Branch • Lahore • • • • • • • • • • • Nila Gumbad Branch Liberty Market Branch The Mall. The Candidate should deposit the fee in the collection account of ICAP at any of the following designated branches of Muslim Commercial Bank Limited (MCB) and obtain two copies of receipted bank credit voucher. 6. How to pay test fee and where to submiit form How to pay test fee and where to subm t form The amount once paid is non-refundable and non-adjustable.PPT General Information and Sample Test Paper 5. the test will not be held at any centre where less than 10 applications are received. Valliidiity of PPT Va d ty of PPT PPT once passed is not required to be taken again and will be valid for registration in any of the streams specified by ICAP for CA qualification. Lahore. Islamabad. However. Blue Area The Mall Branch Nishter College Branch Peshawar Cantt Branch Jinnah Road Branch Risala Road Branch Trunk Bazar Branch • • • • • • • • Faisalabad Islamabad Rawalpindi Multan Peshawar Quetta Hyderabad Sialkot In places where there is no designated branch of Muslim Commercial Bank the fee can be paid through demand draft/Pay Order drawn in favour of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. Result is announced within two weeks of the test. Candidates who are not successful can re-appear in future tests. 10. 7. RAETs and ICAP Website. Multan. Candidates are advised to contact the Examination Department in case the admit card is not received five days prior to the test. The test centre intimated before can only be changed if a request in writing is received by ICAP at least ten (10) days before the test date. 9. Karachi. Sialkot. Candidates are required to strictly follow the instructions given therein. MCB Branches • Karachi • • • • • • • • • • Shaheen Complex Branch PECHS Tariq Road Branch Shahrah-e-Faisal Branch Nazimabad Chowrangi Branch North Nazimabad H. Erasing and overwriting in Paper-I is not allowed. Sample Test Paper and Answer Sheet is attached herewith. Results for candidates who are successful in the test are dispatched at the communication address given in the application form.

111-000-422 Fax #: (92-42) 5414486 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan Pakistan G-10/4.M. Kamal Hasan Siddiqi Hassan & Co. Islamabad. Karachi. Peshawar. Behind Central Telephone Fax #: (92-51) 9266052 Exchange. Muhammad Ahmad Shahid. FCA Shahid Ahmad & Co. Contact #: (92-42) 5423623-5.pk Education & Training Department education@icap. Mauve Area. Center Supervisors and Information centers.org. Contact #: (92-81) 2822481 Website: Email: www.pk Examination Department examinations@icap. Contact #: (92-21) 9251636-9.PPT General Information and Sample Test Paper The application form duly completed with required documents and blue copy of receipted bank credit voucher/demand draft should be submitted to any of the following ICAP offices. Quetta. Jamrud Lane.pk Page 3 of 8 . Road. Contact #: 041-8531028 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan Chartered Accountants Avenue. P-2658/B. 111-000-422 Fax #: (92-21) 9251625-6 ICAP Representatives Mr. Firdous Building. 1st Floor. University Town. ICAP Offices The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan 155-156. Raiwind Road. 1. Off Jinnah Road. Multan.org. Contact #: (92-61) 9201211. Peoples Colony No. Information Centre & Library. AlContact #: (92-51) 9266281. West Wood Colony. Lahore. Rustamjee Lane. 111-000-422 Rehmat Building. Clifton..org. 9201299 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan 1st Floor. L. Thokar Niaz Baig. 0300-8597575 Mr. Contact #: 5701605-7.icap. Faisalabad.Q. 19 A.

Part–B English Grammar (15 Marks) INSTRUCTIONS The questions that follow consist of a number of sentences. Had I not seen this with my own eyes I __________believed it. in each of which some part or the entire sentence has been left blank or underlined. MITIGATE i) ii) iii) to confuse surprise simplify moderate iv) 3. Select the alternative you consider most appropriate. REMIT i) ii) iii) iv) promise injure profit send 2. PREROGATIVE i) ii) iii) right caprice probe ritzy 6. It is not necessary that the actual paper will conform to the sample in all respect. (iii) or (iv) on the Answer Sheet corresponding to the chosen answer. 1. the answer that is closest in meaning to the main word (Written in Capital letters). 1. would not have ii) has not iii) had not iv) i) would not Page 4 of 8 . (ii). Pre-Entry Proficiency Test (PPT) (For Graduates and Non-Graduates) Paper-I (General Ability) Duration: One hour 15 minutes (Total Marks 80) Part–A English Vocabulary (15 Marks) INSTRUCTIONS Choose from the following. BONDAGE i) ii) iii) security debt slavery contract iv) iv) 5. APPROPRIATE i) ii) iii) to cash in on express a favorable opinion take for oneself suitable 4. FIASCO i) ii) iii) disappointment loss celebration complete failure iv) iv) Total of 15 questions will be asked.PPT General Information and Sample Test Paper SAMPLE TEST PAPER This sample paper is illustrative only for general guidance. Indicate your answer by marking (i). Mark your answer on the Answer Sheet corresponding to the chosen answer. Each sentence is followed by four alternative versions of the blank/underlined portion.

800/. the average age increases by one year. did not iv) fall. Part–C Arithmetic & Logic (20 Marks) INSTRUCTIONS Choose from the following options the answer that is most appropriate. the ratio is changed to 12:23.in 4 years.1875? i) 4/15 ii) 5/25 iii) Total of 20 questions will be asked. 3/16 iv) 14/23 Page 5 of 8 .in 3 years and Rs. in ii) then . i) 5. The teacher’s age is: i) 41 years ii) 52 years iii) 53 years iv) 54 years 2.6 iv) 59.6 4. Find the missing number in the following series? 8 10 14 18 _______ 34 50 i) 28 ii) 26 iii) 24 iv) 22 6. What is the rate of interest per annum? i) 2% ii) 4% iii) 5% iv) 10% 5.PPT General Information and Sample Test Paper 2. i) iii) Once a fox _______________into a well and _______________know how to come out.6 iii) 49. falls. the school awarded him a medal at graduation. the school awarded a medal to him ii) a medal was awarded to him by the school a school medal was awarded to him iv) he was awarded a medal by the school Total of 15 questions will be asked. does not ii) fallen. do not My income is low __________I manage to live __________it. i) 4. The second number is: i) 40 ii) 45 iii) 50 iv) 55 3. does not iii) fell. Two numbers are in the ratio 3:5. what percent of the town took all three “shots”? i) 44 ii) 48. If the teacher’s age is also included. 1. Mark your answer on the Answer Sheet corresponding to the chosen answer. 840/. on My mother __________all the doors and windows before she goes to bed. in iv) yet . Which of the following fraction is equal to 0. i) 3. will close ii) will shut iiii) locks iv) lock Having the best record for attendance. If 9 is subtracted from each. so . The average age of a class of 40 students is 12 years. A sum of money invested at compound interest amounts to Rs. If 54% of a town’s population received the first two polio shots and 10% of these did not receive the third. on iii) yet .

Another solution that Page 6 of 8 . as well as other endangered species. there has been an increase in the number of animal species that have become extinct or have neared extinction. once roamed the jungles in numbers.PPT General Information and Sample Test Paper Part–D General Knowledge (20 Marks) INSTRUCTIONS Chose from the following options the answer that is most appropriate. have allocated large areas of land to animal reserves. are not interested in material gain but in personal gratification. Animals like the Bengal Tiger. They then charge admission to help defray the costs of maintaining the parks. now number only about 2300 and by the year 2025 their population is expected to go down to zero. according to some sources. The name of the instrument used to measure gas pressure is: i) Manometer ii) Hygrometer iii) Hypsometer iv) Halcometer 2. and the survival of our planet. Some countries in order to circumvent the problem. Part–E Comprehension (10 Marks) Read the following paragraphs carefully. Who was the Prime Minister of Britain during the World War II? i) Winston Churchill ii) Hitler iii) Lloyd George iv) Clement Atlee Total of 20 questions will be asked. The currency of Holland is: i) Guilder ii) Krona iii) Dollar iv) Peso 4. International laws protecting these animals must be enacted to ensure their survival. Name of the Pakistani who was awarded ‘Lenin Prize’ is: i) Dr Abdus Salam ii) Faiz Ahmad Faiz iii) Dr. i) 1000 ii) 712 iii) 648 iv) 100 3. This is an example of the callousness that is part of what is causing the problem of extinction. and they often must depend on world organizations for support and with the money they get. Chose the correct answer from the options given below: A) Since the world has become industrialized. B) Countries around the world have begun to deal with the problem in various ways. Karachi Stock Exchange’s 100 index is comprised of ________companies. they can invest in equipment and patrols to protect the animals. Mark your answer on the Answer Sheet corresponding to the chosen answer. Abdul Qadeer Khan iv) Abdul Sattar Edhi 5. What is alarming about Bengal Tigers is that this extinction will have been caused almost entirely by poachers who. 1. are a valuable part of the world’s ecosystem. Bengal Tigers for instance.

What is the main topic of this passage? i) The Bengal Tiger iii) Endangered Species Para A? ii) iv) International boycotts Problem with industrialization 2. The author uses the phrase “stem the tide” in Para B to mean stop iii) tax iv) save touch ii) 5. Which of the following best describes the author’s attitude? forgiving ii) concerned iii) vindictive iv) surprised i) Paper-II (English Writing Ability) Duration: 30 Minutes (Total Marks 20) You will be required to write an essay of about 200 words on any one of the three given topics. Marks will be given for legible handwriting. grammar. material content. but it will not. This seems fairly effective. prevent animals from being hunted and killed. thoughts. Page 7 of 8 .PPT General Information and Sample Test Paper can stem the tide of animal extinction is an international boycott of products made from endangered species. The above passage is divided into two paragraphs in order to contrast i) a problem and its solution iii) a comparison and a contrast ii) iv) a statement and an illustration specific and general information i) 4. 1. Which of the following could best replace the word “poachers” used in i) illegal hunters iii) concerned scientists ii) iv) enterprising hunters trained hunters 3. proper expression and spellings. by itself.

Student's Signature: Invigilator's Signature: English 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv Arithmetic & Logic 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv Gen. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Use only HB Pencil or Black Pen to complete this Answer Sheet.Specimen of Answer Sheet THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF PAKISTAN NAME : _____________________________________________ FATHER'S NAME : ____________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS:ROLL NUMBER: _____________________ DATE: _____________________________ Time allowed: 1 hr. Knowledge 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iii iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv iv Comprehension 71 72 73 74 75 i i i i i ii ii ii ii ii iii iii iii iii iii iv iv iv iv iv Page 8 of 8 . Do not use Coloured Pencil /Pen. 15 mins. There is no negative marking. Make dark mark like this [i] [ii] [iii] [iv] Only one option is to be marked for each question. Erasing is not allowed.

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