Quid-i- Azam University Islamabad Sample Paper Entry Test for Admission to MSc Economics
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, QUAID-I-AZAM UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
Sample Question Paper for Admission to MSc Economics*
1. The value of marginal propensity to consume is always:
I: less than 0 II: greater than 1
III: equal to 1 IV: less than or equal to 1
2. If demand and supply equations are Qd = 8 – P and Qs = 2 + 2P, then equilibrium Q is:
I: 5 II: 4 III: 3 IV: none of them
3. If consumption function is C = 40 + 0.6 Y, and investment function is I = 80 + 0.2 Y, then equilibrium national income in two sector economy is:
I: 600 II: 6000 III: 450 IV: 300
4. If the cost function is C = 3Q2 + 4Q + 5, then the marginal cost at Q = 3 is:
I: 20 II: 22 III: 44 IV: 34
5. If supply equation is Q = 10 + 3P, then elasticity of supply at P = 10 is:
I: 1/4 II: 3/4 III: 3/2 IV: 2/3
6. If consumption function is C = 300 + 0.6 Y, then marginal propensity to save is:
I: 0.6 II: 0.4 III: 0.3 IV: none of them
7. If 3X + 9 = 18, then what is the value of X + 3?
I: 3 II: -3 III: 6 IV: 36
8. 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + 1/5 = ?
I: 32/25 II: 117/60 III: 52/25 IV: 137/60
9. What is the value of X in the equation 5X = 1?
I: 1 II: 2 III: 0 IV: none of them
10. If a > 0, b > 0 and a – b < 0, then:
I: a < b II: a + b < 0 III: a > b IV: none of them
11. Two-fifth of a certain number is 30. What is the number?
I: 25 II: 75 III: 90 IV: 150
- If a light flashes every 6 seconds, how many times will it flash in 3/4 of an hour?
I: 225 II: 250 III: 360 IV: 450
13. Which of the following is the largest value?
I: 20011 II: 12011 III: 1 × 2011 IV: 1 + 2011
- The average of two numbers is XY. If one number is X, then the other number is:
I: Y II: 2Y III: XY – X IV: 2XY –X
15. My broken calculator divides instead of multiplying and subtracts instead of adding.
If I type (12 × 3) + (4 × 2), then what answer will the calculator show?
I: 2 II: 6 III: 12 IV: 28
- Saeed can mow a lawn in 20 minutes while Malik takes 10 minutes longer to mow the same lawn. If they mow the lawn together, how many minutes will they take?
I: 10 II: 12 III: 15 IV: more than 15
17. Pencils sell for Rs.98 per dozen in wholesale markets and for Rs.30 per 3 pencils in retail markets. What is the difference between per pencil price in rupees in wholesale and retail markets?
I: 1.17 II: 1.33 III: 1.83 IV: 2.00
18. Zainab is building a doll house with a scale of 1 inch equals 12 inches. She wants to put a sofa in the living room. If a full size sofa is 72 inches, how long must be the living room?
I: 7.2 inches II: 6 inches III: 5 inches IV: 4 inches
19. The day before the day before yesterday is three days after Saturday. What day is it today?
I: Monday II: Tuesday III: Wednesday IV: Friday
20. If 165135 represents PEACE, then 1215225 should represent:
I: lead II: love III: loop IV: castle
21. Library is to book as book is to:
I: copy II: cover III: page IV: none of them
22. Given T 8 # 1 7 F J 5 % E R @ 4 D A 2 B © Q K 3 1 ● U H 6 L What is the seventh to the right of thirteenth from the right?
I: F II: 1 III: ● IV: 7
23. In a certain code, EXTRA is written as % 5 # 73 and NOSE is written as 4 @ 8%, then how will STORE be written in this code?
I: 5#@7% II: 8#@%5 III: 8#@7% IV: 8@75%
24. Pointing to a photograph Seema said ‘He is the only grandson of my mother’s father-in-law.’ How is the man in photograph related to Seema?
I: father II: uncle III: cousin IV: brother
25. The largest rubber producing country in the world is:
I: Malaysia II: Indonesia III: Sri Lanka IV: Brazil
26. The county called the Land of Rising Sun is:
I: Japan II: Australia III: New Zealand IV: Korea
27. The permanent secretariat of SAARC is located at:
I: New Delhi II: Islamabad III: Kathmandu IV: Dhaka
28. The number of seats in Pakistan senate is:
I: 52 II: 100 III: 64 IV: 242
29. Nobel Prize for Economics was instituted in the year:
I: 1901 II: 1936 III: 1957 IV: 1968
30. In which country, Olympic Games 2012 are being held?
I: China II: Germany III: United Kingdom IV: USA
31. Identify the correct meaning of COMPREHEND:
I: Understand II: Compare III: Judge IV: Fear
32. Identify the correct meaning of REPENT:
I: detect II: repeat III: forgive IV: violate
33. Identify the correct meaning of PATRIOTIC:
I: loyal II: traitor III: passionate IV: zealous
34. Identify the word which has opposite meaning to the word UGLY:
I: strong II: short III: smart IV: tall
35. Identify the word which has opposite meaning to the word TURBULENT:
I: stormy II: wild III: tranquil IV: windy
- Identify the word which has opposite meaning to the word EXCEPTIONAL:
I: excellent II: ordinary III: special IV: extraordinary
Directions for questions 37 to 42 only: Each sentence below has one or two blanks. Choose the right word or words from given 4 options to fill in the blanks.
37. If no one _____ to the plan, we will start tomorrow.
I: objects II: minds III: argues IV: avoids
38. Zaid lives __ Swan Road:
I: at II: on III: in IV: by
39. During her matric exams, Fatima to study early in the morning.
I: used II: was used III: is used IV: uses
- I have been dreaming to get admission in Quaid-i-Azam University ___ my childhood:
I: on II: since III: for IV: at
- If Quaid-i-Azam ___ few more years, the current Pakistan____ a lot better place to live.
I: lives, will be II: lived, had become
III: had been living, would have been looking IV: had lived, would have become
42. They speak well ?
I: do they II: are they III: don’t they IV: didn’t they
43. On a linear demand curve, price elasticity is unity at:
I: mid point II: lower portion III: upper portion IV: nowhere
44. A diabetic individual must take a prescribed amount of insulin regularly to avoid severe health risks. In this case, the individual’s demand curve for insulin would be:
I: horizontal (parallel to quantity axis) II: negatively sloped
III: vertical (parallel to price axis) IV: positively sloped
45. What happens to price of a product if its demand increases while its supply is perfectly inelastic?
I: increases II: decreases III: no affect IV: not clear
46. When total utility derived from a commodity is maximum, then its marginal utility is:
I: also maximum II: minimum III: zero IV: positive
47. The indifference curve for perfect substitutes is:
I: convex to origin II: concave to origin III: linear IV: cannot be drawn
48. A good with negative income effect is called:
I: inferior II: substitute III: complementary IV: necessity of life
49. Price consumption curve for a normal commodity is always:
I: negatively sloped II: horizontal
III: positively sloped IV: all above options are possible
50. The difference between what a consumer is willing to pay and what he actually pays is called:
I: consumer surplus II: consumer savings III: consumer profit IV: producer surplus
51. The branch of economics that analyses behavior of individual consumers and commodity markets is known as:
I: microeconomics II: consumer theory III: market theory IV: none of them
52. Demand pull inflation increases maximally due to:
I: trade deficit II: currency devaluation
III: printing of money IV: government borrowing
53. In economic terminology, APC stands for:
I: average personal consumption II: average popular consumption
III: both I & II IV: none of them
54. GDP is the value of goods and services produced during a year:
I: by the nationals of a country II: within the boundaries of a country
III: by the nationals within the boundaries of a country IV: none of them
55. If national income is measured by aggregate expenditures approach, then which one must not be counted in it?
I: private consumption II: private investment
III: government borrowing IV: government expenditures
56. Full employment means:
I: absolutely zero unemployment II: some involuntary frictional unemployment
III: willing ones are getting jobs IV: none of them
57. Inflation can be best defined as:
I: goods are in short supply II: annual increase in general price level
III: increase in input prices IV: none of them
58. For which market, IS curve represents all combinations of interest rate and national income that keep it in equilibrium:
I: money market II: bonds’ market
III: labor market IV: none of them
59. Monetary policy affects macroeconomic performance by:
I: changing aggregate supply II: changing aggregate demand
III: changing consumer surplus IV: changing producer surplus
60. Periods of unemployment corresponds to:
I: points outside the PPF II: points inside the PPF
III: points on the PPF IV: none of them