Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 10 of 104)

  1. In the American administrative system. The Presidential Cabinet is essentially

    1. A collegial executive

    2. An administrative agency

    3. An advisory body

    4. A supervisory body

  2. Consider the following features of the Civil Service in the USA:

    1. Top posts are filled up by ‘insiders and outers’

    2. Recruitment takes place at various levels of hierarchy.

    3. Partisan political activities are prohibited.

    4. Rank classification system is not upheld.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  3. Which one of the following is not a member of the British Cabinet?

    1. Lord Chancellor

    2. Chancellor of the Exchequer

    3. Attorney General

    4. Lord President of the Council

  4. Which one of the following is not correct in respect of Whitleyism of Britain?

    1. It has influenced the Joint Consultative Machinery of India

    2. It is marked by informality

    3. It is designed to redress personal grievances

    4. Its staff side has links with the trade union movement

  5. Consider the following functions in relation to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration in Britain He can

    1. Investigate complains from the public

    2. Redress public grievances

    3. Recommend remedial measures

    4. Ask for information and papers from departments

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  6. Which one of the following statements about design-state in decision-making process is correct?

    1. Inventing, developing and analyzing possible courses of action

    2. Finding occasions calling for a decision

    3. Selecting a particular course of action from those available

    4. Carrying out the decision

  7. According to F W. Riggs. Which one of the following shifts does not denote the trends in comparative public Administration?

    1. From normative to empirical orientation

    2. From ideographic to no moth tic orientation

    3. From non-ecological to ecological orientation

    4. From formal to informal orientation

  8. In Japan, small-city administration is headed by

    1. Centrally-appointed official

    2. Regionally-appointed official

    3. Mayor elected by the local assembly

    4. Mayor elected by the local people

  9. Which one of the following Acts laid the foundation of the British Administration in India?

    1. Regulating Act, 1773

    2. Pitt's India Act, 1784

    3. Indian Councils Act. 1861

    4. Indian Councils Act, 1892

  10. Which one of the following statements is not correct about the Advocate General of the State?

    1. The Advocate General holds office during the pleasure of the Governor

    2. The Advocate General of the State is appointed by the Governor

    3. The Advocate General advises the State Government on legal matters

    4. The Advocate General cannot take part in the proceedings in the State

    Legislature

  11. Consider the following: The President of India cannot be a dictator, because

    1. He can be impeached for violation of Constitution.

    2. The ordinances issued by him require the approval of the Parliament.

    3. The proclamation of Emergency requires Parliament's approval.

    4. He has to act on the advice of Council of Ministers.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  12. President of India is not empowered to proclaim

    1. Emergency arising out of war, external aggression or armed rebellion

    2. Emergency due to breakdown of constitutional machinery in states

    3. Financial emergency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir

    4. Emergency arising out of threat to financial stability

  13. Which one of the following is not correct in relation to the Council of Ministers?

    1. It is recognized by the Constitution

    2. Number of its members is not specified in Constitution

    3. Its working is as per the provisions in the Constitution

    4. Its members and their ranks are decided by the Prime Minister

  14. The Programme Evaluation Organization is an integral part of the

    1. National Development Council

    2. Central Secretariat

    3. Department of Public Enterprises

    4. Planning Commission

  15. Which one of the following does not fall within the scope of the Committees on Public Undertakings?

    1. Examination of the reports and accounts of such public undertakings as have been specifically allotted to the committee

    2. Matters of major government policy as distinct from business or commercial functions of the public undertakings

    3. Examination of the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General

    4. Examination of the autonomy and efficiency of the public undertakings