Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 11 of 104)

  1. Which one of the following forms of public enterprises in India, is constituted through a separate statutory enactment?

    1. A control board

    2. A joint-stock company

    3. A departmental undertaking

    4. A public corporation

  2. Consider the following statements: The Finance Commission of India differs from the Planning Commission because

    1. The former is a Constitutional body and latter a Cabinet creation

    2. The former determines the principles of allocation of grants-in-aid to the States and the latter allocates funds for the Central and the State Governments.

    3. The former emphasizes the distinction between Plan and Non-plan expenditure and the latter maintains it.

    4. The formers report is submitted to the

    Union finance Minister and the latter's to the Cabinet.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  3. Consider the following in relation to the Prime Ministers Office

    1. It assists the Prime Minister as the head of the Cabinet.

    2. It co-ordinates the activities of Government departments.

    3. It keeps liaison with State Governments on matters of Prime Ministers interest.

    4. It helps the Prime Minister to perform his functions as the head of the


    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  4. The need for introducing functional specialization in the I. A. S. Was recommended by

    1. Appleby Report

    2. Satish Chandra Committee

    3. Administrative Reforms Commission

    4. Kothari Committee

  5. Which one of the following is not a function of the Election Commission?

    1. To superintend, direct and control elections to the office of the President

    2. To select candidates for election

    3. To recognize and derecognize political parties

    4. To prepare electoral rolls

  6. Which one of the following is the function of the Finance Commission?

    1. Preparation of the Central Budget

    2. Assessing income tax proceeds

    3. Determining the principles governing grants-in-aid to States

    4. Exercising control over Government expenditure

  7. Which one of the following is not a characteristic of departmentally-managed public undertaking in India?

    1. It is financed by annual appropriation from the treasury

    2. Its permanent staff consists of civil servants

    3. It is created by an executive order of the Government

    4. The price of products and services of the enterprise are determined by the market forces

  8. In terms of Constitutional status, the Union Public Service Commission is

    1. An Advisory Board

    2. A Grievance Redressal Body

    3. A body in charge of directing recruitment at State level

    4. A body which supervises training of civil servants

  9. Consider the following statements: The Administrative Reforms Commission recommended

    1. Introduction of performance budgeting system.

    2. Departmentalization of accounts.

    3. Zero-based budgeting system.

    4. The need to recruit and post specialists in policy making functions.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2.3 and 4

  10. The Governor of a State in his role as Administrator of an adjoining Union Territory exercises his functions, as such independently of

    1. The President of India

    2. The State Council of Ministers

    3. The Prime Minister

    4. The Union Home Minister

  11. Which one of the following is not the function of the State Secretariat?

    1. Co-ordination and cross-clearance between the administrative departments in the Secretariat.

    2. Taking policy decisions on administrative departments proposals

    3. Framing proposals for legislative enactments on the basis of policy decisions of the Heads of Directorates

    4. Functioning as the main channel of communication between the Central and other State Governments

  12. Consider the following: Chief Secretary to the State Government is also

    1. Secretary to the Chief Minister.

    2. Head of the Civil Services in the State.

    3. Secretary to the State Cabinet.

    4. Advisor to the Governor.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  13. After Independence, the role of the District Collector has undergone a substantial change due to

    1. Rise of political consciousness

    2. Democratic decentralization

    3. Role of mass media

    4. Public interest litigations

  14. Ashok Mehta Committee (1977), recommended for the establishment of

    1. Mandal Panchayat

    2. Nagar Panchayat

    3. Panchayat Samiti

    4. Gram Panchayat

  15. Which one of the following Committees/Commissions recommended for integration of Union, State and Local Finances?

    1. Taxation Enquiry Commission

    2. Local Finance Enquiry Committee

    3. Rural-Urban Relationship Committee

    4. Rural-Urban Relationship Committee