Tips for acing Pakistan Studies and Islamiyat

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Here are some tips from me for studying Pakistan Studies and Islamiyat which could be
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I got A* in Pakistan Studies and A in Islamiyat
Islamiyat
You probably think islamiyat is cramming and nothing else. Well buddy you re wrong. Its cramming+understanding. So here are some basic tips for getting an A* in islamiyat
1) Firstly, increase your writing speed. It might sound tough but its beneficial. The exam of islamiyat is 1 hr, 30 min and you have to write as quickly as possible. Therefore to increase your writing speed, you should practice questions in the time limit. Time division is essential. 10-13min for Q1,almost 22-25 minutes for the rest 4 questions. This ll leave you 5 to 7 minutes for rechecking. Practice especially 10 markers in 16 to 18 minutes via stopwatch
2) Read from as many sources as you can (if you have much time) or if you don't, read from Yasim Malik and/or Mustafa Draper. You can also read from the best isl notes of Muzzamil Mehmood
http://www.mediafire.com/file/b7lampt2koaw9g8/Islamiyat_notes_by_Sir_Muzzamil_Mehmood.rar
3) Learn as much quotations as possible. Examiners give a higher grade to those answers which have more references. The best of learning references is by writing and repeatedly reading
4)For Q1 of both papers, ratta is unnecessarily except the quotation. You get the answer from the passage on both a and b parts. Also dont use "should" in b part as it gives bad impression on the examiner. Use alternative words like "Ought to,must, required to" The answer is created from the passage e.g in Surah Ikhlas " He begets not, nor is born". Meaning no physical relations with anyone and no son and father.
5)For 10 marker, you need to write as much as you remember about that event/article/pillar etc. Reference must be provided and you must give the required detail. Muzzamil notes have all the necessary details( write in own words)
6) For 4 marker, your evaluation skills are discussed so no ratta. You may or may not provide references. You have evaluate why something is imp to Muslims etc. The answer is deduced from your mind. e.g could Quran be the only source of guidance if there was no hadith. You can say that if hadith was not there, the Quran would be misunderstood as many verses required commentary. IThe haidhh also provided laws which the quran did not fully speak about e.g Zakat. Etc
7)Do all the syllbus and dont depend upon guess papers. You can never rely upon them as if you do and no question comes, boy you are screwed.
8)Once you have done the syllabus, go through past papers
http://www.mediafire.com/file/pe2bkud6i89svc3/Islamiyat_past_papers_09-18.rar/fileDo as much as you can.
8)Read every question very carefully, CAIEs can trick students. Read the questions vert carefully for the 1st minute and decide which ones to do
9)Lastly believe in yourself Also Dua. Islamiyat is easy but it still requires hardwork and practice. So give it your all and IA youll achieve and A*
 
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Pakistan Studies
History and Culture of Pakistan
Reading history is like reading a book. Its interesting and attractive(for most people).
1)Again read from as many sources as possible. , Mainly Nigel Kelly and Smith but just don't stick to these. Another book is Farooq Naseem Bajwa So try to read from different sources
1)Try to keep this timing,30 min for Q1, 25 for Q2 and 29 for Q3. This ll leave you 5 mins for recheck
http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/Images/418833-learner-guide-for-cambridge-o-level-pakistan-studies-paper-1-2059-.pdf
2)For 4 marker, you just write 4 true facts and you get 4/4 marks. This is the easiest one. This can be done in 2 minutes. Be sure you count the facts and you can write till 6 facts so you have no chance of losing marks
3)For 7 marker, you have to explain 3 reasons . These questions always start with "Why". e.g why was bengal partitioned in 1905?
A: Bengal was partitioned because it of the terrain which had deep marshy areas, high populated regions and which made it hard to govern as a single unit. The governor could not make a tour of the whole of Begal.
Secondly, there was also the difference of Languages and civilization of the natives of West Bengal and East Bengal. The natives of West Bengal considered themselves superior in civilization to the resident of East Bengal. The Condition demanded for the division of Provinces.
Lastly, the division of Bengal was the need of the time to develop trade in East Bengal and to promote the Port of Chittagong, which could be done only by division of the Provinces.
4) For 14 marker, you have explain 5-6 reasons and give a sound conclusion. You must start with the supporting statement. "The main reason for the decline of the mughals was arrival of the British.Do you agree? Give reasons." In this you have to start with mentioning the reason above first and then move to other reasons e.g
There are a few types of questions that come. Successful and unsuccessful questions. In these you have to write successes and faliures.( with the statement the question supports) Write successes in one Para and faliures in the nexr(You can also write in more paragraphs if you wish. Then provide a sound conclusion . Then there are achievements, reasons questions. Do the same. Write 5-6 reasons and provide a good ending.
5)For source-based questions, always infer from the source, especially the text q1(a) part.
6) Its not about how much info you have but how and where you use that information.
 
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The Environment of Pakistan
1)Geography is a dry subject and the best way to ace it is read the book of Huma Naz Sethi. It is a perfect book
2)See the syllabus first then you ll know what to learn
3)For learning maps,practice drawing those locations on a blank map
4)Most of geo is simple except the 6 markers
1)To what extent
Write how it can/adv and what problems it faces/disadv and then write a concluding statement. Also give an example.
2)Q box
In the start, write which statement you support and then write about its 3 adv and 2 disadv of one statement and also of the other.
When you re done with the syllabus, practice past papers

 
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Islamiyat 2058
Sir Muzzamil Mehmood Islamiyat notes(best)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/b7lampt2koaw9g8/Islamiyat_notes_by_Sir_Muzzamil_Mehmood.rar
Past Paper session notes by my bro M.A.M PPP 123
http://www.mediafire.com/file/679itx354bw6u6k/Muzzamil+Mehmood+Past+papers+P1.pdf
http://www.mediafire.com/file/4c6cw38wqqfsuv8/Muzzamil_Mehmood_Past_Papers_p2_.pdf/file
Dr.iftikhar ul Haq notes
http://www.mediafire.com/file/g6eg4i1s6d5j6fx/Dr.Iftikhar_Islamiyat_P1_notes.pdf
http://www.mediafire.com/file/sfrk3dxobjy10ws/Dr.Iftikhar_P2_Islamiyat_notes.pdf
Notes by linkinpark
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nnufsi597on6696/AADuA4toIktbdvI1t48Wr373a?dl=0
Topical question bank 09-16 by Tahir Ali Babar
https://gceguide.com/Books/tpp/topical_isl_2009-2016_p1.pdf
https://gceguide.com/Books/tpp/topical_isl_2009-2016_p2.pdf
Notes by Sir Zafar Alam
https://www.xtremepapers.com/community/threads/zafar-alam-notes-online-islamiat-notes.36428/
https://www.gceguide.com/Books/ebs/Mastering O Level Islamiyat by Bilal Aslam.pdf


Pakistan Studies
History notes by Sir Usman Hameed
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qvnx2xb5k7xptnv/UsmanHameed_history_topic_by_topic__notes.rar
History notes by Sir Hamza Ali
https://www.scribd.com/document/322848060/o-level-history-notes-by-sir-hamza-m-ali-pdf
History topical
https://gceguide.com/Books/tpp/History topical 2004-2017.pdf
Quick revision document by SOT Zaidi
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m54btzwwhmswzs3/AADCiK7ZvTwxjoNRlX2WGG6Ca/History Quick Revision.pdf?dl=0
Sample source-based question
gceguide.com/files/contributions/Pakistan%20Studies%20Source-based%20Questions%20by%20Syed%20Hassan%20Raza.pdf
Nigel Smith e-book by Saad Arslan
https://drive.google.com/open?id=14goVvj_37NfPu5e6umx54BSgk7dK20BE
Teaching guide
https://www.gceguide.com/Books/ebs/History, culture and government of pakistan (teachers guide).pdf

Geo notes by Sir Usman Hameed
http://www.mediafire.com/file/5jm40ie5yrcce0z/Usman_Hameed_Geo_notes.rar
Ratta list by Shagbulah
https://www.xtremepapers.com/community/attachments/geo-ratta-list-pdf.52914/
Geo book by Muhammad Anwar
http://www.mediafire.com/file/5gbk65gamme599k/Geography+Book
Notes by Humaira Rizwan
http://www.mediafire.com/file/lr5aw4x4q426gf2/Humaira_Rizwan_Geo_notes.pdf
 
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6 markers geo
For geo, the book of Huma Naz is best as it contains everything. Use it along with Past papers to achieve A*
In 6 markers of geo, there are two types of question.
1)To what extent
Write how it can/adv and what problems it faces/disadv and then write a concluding statement. Also give an example.
2)Q box
In the start, write which statement you support and then write about its 3 adv and 2 disadv of one statement and also of the other. Here are a few examples below





Examples for 6 markers=geo
Population
Self-help schemes(Khuda ki Basti, Orangi Welfare projects)
Family planning programmmes(Rahnuma,Chabi ka Nishan)

Transport
Karachi Circular Railway,Orange train
Accidents- rail accident in 2009, killing 10
Road-Bawalpur tank accident 2017

Telecommunications
E-learning (Allama Iqbal Open uni in Islamabad)
International companies(uber,AliBaba)
Software houeses-Arfa Karim park in Lahore

Mining
Reko Diq, Balochistan
Saindak Project
Accidents
On 2011 at least 45 miners died due to an explosion in a coal mine in Surran range, some 35 km (22 mi) east of the provincial capital, Quetta.[9]
On 2011, 2 Chinese engineers died in a chromite mine collapse in Qila Saifullah, Pakistan [10]
On , 15 miners died after a gas explosion at a coal mine in Balochistan.

Fishing
Gwadar port

Forests
Rachna Doab afforestation progarmme
Agha Khan Rural support programme
Billion-tree tsunami
Deforestation
Changa-Manga ruined

Agriculure
Educational instititions- University of Agriculture Islamabad
Farmers Association of Pakistan (FAP)
 

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FAQ; Should i or should i not attend academy?
Academy sessions of Pakistan Studies and Islamiyat are usually in 5 sessions.
First is Summer session(June-Aug),then past paper/test session in September, then autumn session(Oct- Dec),then Winter session(Jan-Mar) and the final past paper/test session in Apr). The crash courses usually cost PKR 23000(each sub:pak studies and Islamiyat) and last 2-3 months while the test sessions cost 15000. In the crash course, they give you notes and complete the whole syllabus in 3 months. In the test session which is preparation for O/N and M/J, you are given answers to past papers and also important questions and exam tips. 3-4 days before the exam , a workshop is conducted by the teachers in which guess papers and last day tips are told. It usually costs PKR 1000.
If you want to attend it, you should as they tell you tips that are not usually told in school and the way of teaching, especially Sir Muzzamils is better. However, if you are exceptionally brilliant student and can manage without it, there is no need.
 
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