Pakistan Affairs and Pakistan Studies paper consist of news, issues, happenings all around the world and, history of Pakistan. This paper is all about your analysis and comprehensive preparation. After Current affairs, Pakistan Affairs and Pakistan Studies is the most lengthy and tough subject and needs much more analysis than any other subject. In Pakistan Affairs the percentage of marks is quite low ranging between 35-45%. The approaches that are used to prepare this subject should be very effective and must cover all the important events in the history of Pakistan.
The first reason for getting low marks is just because of the focus; usually students and teachers try to cover the syllabus and not consider the course dynamics and partition. As the time gets closer they waste their time management and then students realize it in the paper. Sometimes, students give a lot of time to prepare essays and they do qualify. But, they don’t apply the analytical skills strategy and the knowledge together on essays for Pak Affairs paper or on the relevant paper. And this only happens due to the lack of integrated approach.
All students must know themselves by having different approaches and caliber to study. So, if the students go to any teacher, they should take advantage of both the resources – study on their own and learn from the teacher. There are three types of students in CSS. One who doesn’t have a good educational background, and good foundation. They need to give more time to study and planning. Make a strategy to prepare your exam and then check it and consult it with your mentors. Second, who have a good foundation but they don’t know the right direction to start exam preparation. Third, who’ve both abilities, a good foundation and the right direction but not time management skills.
If we talk about the State of Pakistan in which liberals assert that Quaid-e-Azam wanted a secular state but the Islamists said that Jinnah’s speech was the true implementation of Islam. This’s the most confusing question that whether Jinnah was a secular or Islamist, who was he actually? Because some popular media outlets such as Dawn identify Jinnah as secular. But some books and articles identify that he was an Islamist. 23rd march, 14th August and 25th December are the 3 important dates and dawn news has set a trend of special supplements for these questions. If you’ve less time to prepare from the textbook, try to learn from e-learning platforms and read newspapers for these three important dates. There’s a big difference between critical evaluation and discussion. If the examiner asks you a question to critically evaluate then he must want criticism in the answer. The solution of this approach is to use the neutralized language. Must follow the articles by our former chief minister Dr. Hassan Askari. That’s the best language to use in the paper.
If you want to score 80+ in the CSS/PMS Pak Affairs subject you should follow the important books. Natural Sciences notes can help for the preparation for the preparation of science subjects but the Pak Affairs subject needs to follow the text books. If you find notes written in bullets please don’t follow them blindly. These aren’t going to help you. It’s a toughest and lengthy paper and requires in-depth critical issues in Pakistan and all the internal and external matters. The most recommended books for rational study are “The Making of Pakistan by Khursheed Kamal Aziz”, “Constitutional Development in Pakistan by Choudhury, G.W” and “Issue in Pakistan Economy by S. Akber Zaidi”.
Must go through to the newspapers and magazines on Pakistan Affairs to improve your vocabulary. Try writing on blank paper for time management. In exams, try to pick the nature of the question and then answer accordingly. Sometimes, candidates in a hurry don’t get the actual point of the question, and then they fail to write the relevant answer. Moreover, try to add important flowcharts and diagrams and don’t neglect the comprehensive and optimistic conclusion.