News Reporting & Writing Past Papers


Subject: News Reporting & Writing

Time Allowed: 15 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only. Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I Encircle the right answer, cutting and overwriting is not allowed. (10)

1. ___________ is the oldest news agency in the world.
a) AFP
b) Reuters
c) AP
d) UPI
2. Most national and international news comes into newsroom from the ________
a) Reporters
b) Bureau Chief
c) AP
d) Monitoring Desk

3. APNS stands for:
a) All Pakistan News Syndicate
b) All Pakistan Newspapers Society
c) All Pakistan Newspapers Syndicate
d) None of these
4. The reporter must be:
a) Neutral
b) Alert
c) Both A & B
d) Partial
5. A story appearing with the name of the reporter is:
a) By Line
b) Print Line
c) Date Line
6. The news which appears in newspaper two or three days before an important event is called:
a) Curtain raiser
(b) Back grounder
c) Follow up
7. The first newspaper of the subcontinent was:
a) Kohinoor
b) Hickey Gazette
c) Comrade
8. A brief introduction of a photograph is:
a) Embargo
b) Caption
c) Credit line
9. The first editor of Dawn was?
a) Desmond Young
b) Altaf Hussain
c) Pothan Joseph
10. Zamidar was launched by?
a) Maulana Zafar Ali Khan
b) Maulvi Serajuddin
c) Munshi Mahboob Alam


Subject: News Reporting & Writing

Time Allowed: 2 Hour and 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50



Part-II Give short answers, Each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: What is news?

Q#2: Write down any two qualities of a crime reporter.

Q#3: What is the importance of 5Ws and 1H in a news?

Q#4: What is meant by “Follow up”?

Q#5: What is difference between Date line and Head line?


Part-III Give detailed answers, Each question carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: Define Beat. Discuss political and sports beats in detail.

Q#2: While selecting news, what features does a reporter consider?

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