Population Economics Past Papers


Subject: Population Economics

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 are not allowed. (10)

1. According to Demographic Transition theory population growth rate is minimal in.
(a) 1st Stage
(b) 2nd Stage
(c) 3rd Stage
(d) a & c both
2. In a Developing country, generally:
(a) Birth rate is high
(b) Death rate is high
(c) Infant, mortality rate is high
(d) All a,b,c
3. The theory that says that level of population at which per capita income is Maximum:
(a) Theory of population by Malthus
(b) Theory of demographic transition
(c) Theory of optimum population
(d) None
4. Last census carried out in Pakistan in the year:
(a) 2017
(b) 1998
(c) 1981
(d) 1961
5. Which is not social factor of High birth rate?
(a) Early marriage
(b) Ignorance
(c) Social Urge
(d) More earning hands
6. According to economic survey 2018-19 is our population growth rate is:
(a) 1.4%
(b) 2.4%
(c) 3.4%
(d) 4.4%
7. Country with the smallest population of the world.
(a) Sri Lanka
(b) Dubai
(c) Kuwait
(d) Vatican City
8. Pakistan’s ranking in most populated countries of the world:
(a) 3rd
(b) 4th
(c) 6th
(d) 8th
9. Unchecked high population growth rate is not responsible for:
(a) Poverty
(b) Increasing crime
(c) Low per capita income
(d) Tax evasion
10. Pakistan’s population is equivalent to world population.
(a) 1.6%
(b) 2.6%
(c) 3.6%
(d) 4.6 %


Subject: Population Economics

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50



Part-II Give short answer, each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: Discuss labour as a factor of production.

Q#2: Merits of population increase

Q#3: Life expectancy & its determinant.

Q#4: Main features of Pak Demography.

Q#5: Define Convergence and the Roth theorem.


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

Q#1: Explain classical theory of population.

Q#2: Impact of population growth on economic development.

Q#3: What are the sources of demographic data?