Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 102 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): The cornerstone of a public personnel system is built upon a sound recruitment policy.
    • Reason (R): Open competitive examinations are answer to twin demands of democracy and good administration.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Government provides for various types of training for its employees.
    • Reason (R): Training enhances the efficiency of employees by improving their knowledge and skills.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Lok Ayuktas have been appointed in all the States of India.
    • Reason (R): An independent institution is required to redress grievances of people against the actions of civil servants.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The salary and conditions of service of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India cannot be varied to his/her disadvantage after he/she is appointed.
    • Reason (R): The office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is a Constitutional office.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Estimates of income and expenditure should be on cash basis.
    • Reason (R): All money that Government deals with during the current financial year should be included in estimates.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The American Civil Service is more specialised than British Civil Service.
    • Reason (R): In the selection of civil servants, the Britishers prefer career staffing while Americans prefer programme staffing.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Efficiency rating is undertaken regularly in personnel management. In the US.
    • Reason (R): In the USA, there is greater stress on professionalization.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The Secretariat maybe said to be the brain-centre of the administrative body, directing and overseeing all administrative activity.
    • Reason (R): The Secretariat provides the Minister with materials and expert advice for the formulation of policies and watches over their application once they have been formulated.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The strength of the State Council of Ministers has not been specified in the Constitution of India.
    • Reason (R): A number of pressures operate in the determination of the strength of tire Ministry.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): In a democracy, the functioning of bureaucracy is conditioned by the operation of party system.
    • Reason (R): Where the party system is unable to produce a stable government, bureaucracy acquires a special position.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The Constitution of India now provides a mechanism for regular flow of funds to Panchayati Raj institutions.
    • Reason (R): The Panchayati Raj institutions have been greatly handicapped in the performance of their assigned duties by paucity of funds.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  1. The term “Public” in Public Administration stands for

    1. the citizens in a democracy

    2. the formally constituted government

    3. any administration having its impact on everybody

    4. the defining characteristic of a kind of administration

  2. The scope of conventional public administration has been under attack from Public Choice Theorists, as they

    1. reject the idea of welfare state and services

    2. propose restrictions on bureaucratic functioning

    3. consider the market as a more efficient provider of goods and services

    4. view the politician as being in league with the bureaucrat

  3. Which of the following reasons prompted Woodrow Wilson to advocate a ‘science of administration’

    1. The desire to straighten the paths of government.

    2. The idea of making government business less un-businesslike.

    3. The intention to strengthen and purify government organisation.

    4. The need to raise a band of dutiful civil servants.

      1. 1 and 4

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 1, 2 and 3

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  4. The New Public Administration is a quest for

    1. ethical values and scientific analysis

    2. scientific, analysis and relevance

    3. relevance and ethical values

    4. excellence