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PPSC Syllabus for Journalism Lecturer 2021 Sample Test Pattern

PPSC announced the latest Lecture vacancies for the master candidates of Punjab. 130 vacancies are announced for the Journalism Lecture male and for female candidates. PPSC department is seeking the online application form of eligible candidates.  After the application process, PPSC announces the screening test date for recruitment on jobs. Test syllabus, passing marks, eligibility criteria, the application process, important information, and no vacancies details are described on this page.

PPSC Journalism Lecturer Jobs 2021 Test Syllabus:

The Journalism syllabus is 80% consist of Journalism subject while 20% paper consists of General Knowledge subjects. The total marks of the paper are 100 and the total time is 90 minutes.

Sr No Subject Marks
01 Journalism 80
02 General Knowledge 20
03 Mark of Each Question
04 Negative Mark 0.5
05 Total Marks 100

Media: Functions, Contents, and History:

  1. News: Definition, Structure, Language, Reporting, and Sub-Editing
  2. Feature, Column, and Editorial: Difference of objectives, structure, style, and content.
  3. Organizational Structures of national newspapers and news agencies
  4. Ethics of Journalism and Freedom of the Press
  5. Press Laws in Pakistan and Government Media Relationship
  6. Role of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, Muhammad Ali Johar, Hasrat Mohani and Hameed Nizami in Urdu Press of the Sub-Continent
  7. Role of Radio, Television, print media, and internet in Pakistan
  8. Social and Developmental Responsibilities of Pakistani Media
  9. Importance of Radio TV Documentary and Live Programmes
  10. Difference between the news of print media and electronic media

Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations:

  1. Process of   Communication:   source-message-channel-   Receiver-Noise   and Redundancy
  2. Barriers to Communication
  3. Principles of Effective Communication
  4. Development Communication and Development Journalism
  5. Difference between Mass Communication, Development Communication, Development Journalism and Development Support Communication
  6. Two-step flow of communication and Opinion Leaders
  7. Public Relations: Definition and Scope- Tools of Public Relations- Public Relations in Pakistan- Difference between PR, Advertising, and Publicity.
  8. Advertising: Definition-Merits and Demerits- Advertising business in Pakistan- Departments of an Advertising
  9. Importance of research in Advertising and Public Relation
  10. Advertising as the lifeblood of media

Recommended Books

  1. Hijazi and Naqqash: Mass Communication Theory and Practice, Lahore, 2005
  2. Lorenz: News Reporting and Writing. New 2005
  3. Vilanilam: Advertising Basics: London, 2004
  4. Treadwell: Public Relations Writing. New 2005
  5. Treble: Print Journalism. New York. 2005
  6. Schwartz: Associated Press Reporting Handbook. New 2002
  7. Hijazi and Iftikhar: Mass Communication: Skills, uses, and Issues: 2006
  8. Shafiq: Journalism and Communication Lahore. 2006

Journalism 2021 Test Important Topics:

  • The future of journalism.
  • Propaganda models.
  • Privacy and journalism.
  • Journalism and business.
  • Political instability in African countries.
  • Women journalists in media.
  • Media and image.
  • Media and power-hungry politicians.
  • Advocacy journalism
  • Citizen journalism
  • Civic Journalism
  • Gonzo journalism
  • Immersion journalism
  • Investigative journalism
  • Literary journalism
  • Narrative journalism

Eligibility of Journalism Lecturer Post:

  • Master in Journalism at least 2d division.
  • Female age: 21-28 years age 08 years age relaxation.
  • Male age: 21-28 years age 05 years age relaxation.
  • Punjab Domicile.

Sample Paper:



PPSC Syllabus for Journalism Lecturer 2021 Sample Test Pattern

Question’s Answers:

What is the Eligibility of the Job?

Master is required for the application.

What is the passing marks?

passing marks is not matter in this test as the merit base candidate will appoint for jobs.

How I find out my age for application:

Below given complete Process.

If the date of birth of a candidate is 15 August 1970 and the closing date for receipt of application in the PPSC office is 07-02-1998; the age will be calculated as under:

Day Month Year
Closing Date 07 02 1998
Date of Birth
of Candidate
15 08 1970
Age on the closing date: 1+23 08 27

All Pakistani can apply for Job?

No, only Punjab Province or candidate has the domicile of Punjab is eligible for apply.

What is the procedure for the submission of Online Application?

Applicants must Click the above given “ Apply Online” link and fill the application form which shows on the screen.

Does a candidate need to submit hard copies of documents in addition to applying online?

No, the candidate could not need to send a hard copy to the PPSC office. On the other hand, a hard copy is not allowed to send as only an online application is accepted.

What qualification is required in PPSC Lecturer BS-17 Post?

Master’s Degree At least 2nd division in a relevant subject.

How is PPSC merit calculated?

PPSC conducts paper of total 100 marks. The passing score is 40. 50% of marks are calculated in the final merit of PPSC.

What is negative marking in PPSC?

The Paper type is MCQs in PPSC and 1 mark will be given on each correct answer. In case of the wrong answer, 0.50 marks will be deducted.

How age relaxation is given in case of upper age limit?

05 years general age relaxation in upper age limit for Male and 08 years general age relaxation in upper age limit for female.


  1. Candidates who are interested and want to apply they must read the guideline carefully.
  2. To apply for the PPSC Lecturer Jobs aspirants must fulfill the required eligibility criteria.
  3. After meeting the eligibility individuals open the PPSC online portal through this site.
  4. First, you open the PPSC official website and click the Apply Online button.
  5. A new page will appear on the screen. You can select the desired job in this form.
  6. The application form will open on the screen you just fill the application form correctly and click the fill the application form.
  7. On the next page, you have to upload the photograph and CNIC front and Back image.
  8. The photographs must be the size of 25KB. Otherwise, it will not be accepted.
  9. Attach you complete documents required in the application and click the Apply Online button.
  10. Open the PPSC website and scroll down until you find the challan form.
  11. Download the challan form and take print of it.
  12. Fill the challan form and submit it to the designated bank.
  13. Bank Draft or Pay Order or Cheque or any such instrument will not be accepted as fee by the Commission.
  14. After submitting the challan fee you will get the Original Receipt which will be submitted at the time of interview/viva voce.
  15. Medical Fitness Certificate issued by the Medical Superintendent District Head Quarters Hospital or Services Hospital is required.

Interview Questions:

Q: Tell me about yourself?

Q: Are you applying for other jobs?

Q: What experience do you have in this field?

Q: How would your friends and family describe you as a person?

Q: Why did you leave your last job?

Q: Tell me about your weaknesses?

Q: Why do you want to work for this organization?

Q: What do you know about this organization?

Q: What have you done to improve yourself in the last year?

Q: What kind of supervision brings out the best in you?

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