Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 12 of 104)

  1. , Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana (JGSY) is implemented entirely at the level of

    1. District Panchayat

    2. Intermediate Panchayat

    3. Village Panchayat

    4. Nagar Panchayat

  2. In the context of grass root democracy. People's participation signifies citizens

    1. Contesting elections to Local Self-Government institutions

    2. Attending meetings of political parties.

    3. Aggregating and articulating public demands through public discussions.

    4. Making decisions in local bodies.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1.2, 3 and 4

  3. Which one of the following functions is not performed by District Collector?

    1. Maintenance of law and order

    2. Collection of Land Revenue

    3. Dispensation of Justice

    4. Social Welfare

  4. In which one of the following Schedules of the Constitution of India is Urban Local Self Government mentioned?

    1. Seventh

    2. Eighth

    3. Eleventh

    4. Twelfth

  5. According to Herbert Simon, if a decision is directed towards individual's goal, it is

    1. Organizationally rational

    2. Personally rational

    3. Objectively rational

    4. Subjectively rational

  6. Consider the following with respect to the revolutionary features of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment:

    1. Bestowal of Constitutional status on Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).

    2. Mandatory elections to PRIs.

    3. Introduction of third tier of Government with powers in rural India.

    4. 33% reservation of seats and chairpersonships for women in the

    Panchayats at each level.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  7. Consider the following statements: President's Rule in a State can be proclaimed if

    1. There is constitutional breakdown in a State.

    2. The Governor sends a report to the President to that effect.

    3. The Governor of a State fails to perform his constitutional functions.

    4. The State Administration fails to function in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  8. Consider the following in relation to impacts of the policy of economic liberalization on public sector undertakings

    1. Disinvestment of equity shares in PSUs.

    2. Allowing full 100% Government ownership in core sector PSUs.

    3. Deregulation, deli censing and dequota system.

    4. Full convertibility of the Rupee in the current account.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  9. Which one of the following statements relating to the power of Judicial Review in India is correct?

    1. Supreme Court can take up matters for judicial review On its own

    2. Supreme Court can be directly approached for judicial review of legislative decisions

    3. Supreme Court can review its own judgments in the light of new developments

    4. Supreme Court can ask Lower courts to submit a case for its judicial review

    • Assertion (A): Hierarchy brings rigidity and affects human relationships in administratio.
    • Reason (R): Hierarchy is a built-in-device to achieve coherence in the organization.
    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): Narrowing of the span of control, has undesirable effect of hampering communication by decreasing the number of organizational levels.
    • Reason (R): Span of control determines permutations and combinations of relationships requiring the attention of the superiors.
    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): Fredrick Taylor's concept of ‘functional foremanship’ is regarded as unworkable in traditional administration.
    • Reason (R): In functional supervision, authority of the expert is brought to bear fully upon the operator.
    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): Weber's ideas of ‘impersonal detachment’ and ‘esprit de corps’ are incompatible.
    • Reason (R): ‘Esprit de corps’ can emerge if the relationship in the organization is dictated by formality and impersonality.
    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): Henri Fayol identified five elements as the primary functions of management activity.
    • Reason (R): According to him, knowledge of administration. Rather than technical knowledge. Is needed at higher levels of an organization.
    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): To be truly effective, Ur wick felt that command must represent a common objective.
    • Reason (R): Effectiveness depends primarily upon the spirit that emanates from the commander's personality.
    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