Sub Editing & Page Designing Past Papers


Subject: Sub Editing & Page Designing (Theory & Practice)

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. Embargo is:
A. Ban till a specific time
B. 2nd headline of newspaper
C. Important news item
D. None of these
2. Curtain Raiser is:
A. News with 5Ws & 1H
B. News before an event
C. Name of Printer and Publisher
D. News received from web desk
3. Who defines headline as “Title of news?”

A. Miskeen Ali Hijazi
B. A.R. Khalid
C. Abdul Salam Khurshid
D. None of these
4. __________ is backbone of newspaper?
A. Editor
B. Sub-Editor
C. Gate Keeper
D. Peon
5. Display Ad is:
A. Ad displayed on back page
B. Ad from Government
C. Ad in which graphics are used
D. Ad from private sector
6. Advertorial is:
A. Ad and News content on same page
B. Editorials on certain products
C. Pages contains ad in national newspaper
D. None of these
7. Tabloid has _________ Columns:
A. 4
C. 6
8. Obituary news relates to:
A. Deaths
B. Births
C. Crimes
D. Sports
9. Print Line means:
A. Name of Story Write
B. Birth Date and City Name
C. Name of Publisher & Printer
D. None of these
10. TASS is a news agency of which country?
A. Brazil
B. Russia
C. China
D. Germany


Subject: Sub Editing & Page Designing (Theory & Practice)

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50



Part-II Give short notes on following, each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: Write four characteristics of Headline.

Q#2: What is American Style of making headline? Explain with 2 examples.

Q#3: Newsroom is the most important place in a newspaper. Discuss.

Q#4: How 5Ws and 1H is important in a news story?


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

Q#1: Sub-Editor is the key to newspaper. Discuss.

Q#2: Describe various make-up techniques of Pakistani newspapers.

Q#3: Headline is a window towards news. Discuss.

Q#4: Computer plays a vital role in subediting and page designing. Discuss:

Q#5: “Pakistani newspapers are only spokesmen of goverment.” Do you agree with this statement? Support your answer with arguments.


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