Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 23 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): Position-classification is the foundation of modern personnel administration.
    • Reason (R): Position-classification allows rationalization in civil services.
    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): Service conduct rules lay stress on penalties and punishments for aberrations and departures from the underlined ethical guidelines.
    • Reason (R): These conduct rules speak of factors that lead to situations and behavioral norms to be followed in cases of conflicts and decisional dilemmas.
    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 order to maintain high level of ethical and professional standards in the civil services, it is not necessary to frame a code of conduct for public officials.
    • Reason (R): Professional standards are determined by exemplary political leadership, sound administrative traditions, social ethics and effective disciplinary measures.
    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 line-item budget only input related matters are considered whereas in a performance budget only output related matters are given importance.
    • Reason (R): Performance budgeting is linking performance levels with specific budget amounts.
    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): Attache System is prevalent in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Defense.
    • Reason (R): The nature and complexity of the business of these ministries is beyond the capacity of assistants and clerks.
    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): Financial accountability of the Union Government to Parliament is ensured through the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor-General.
    • Reason (R): Comptroller and Auditor-General have to submit the report to the President who causes it to be laid before the Lok Sabha.
    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 relations between administrative officials and elected representatives should be more cordial and of mutual trust in the interest of development of the community.
    • Reason (R): It is emphasized that sense of involvement and of participation by the people is vital for the success of the Five Year Plans.
    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 principles which govern the grants-in-aid of the revenues of the States out of the Consolidated Fund of India are determined by the Finance Commission.
    • Reason (R): The Finance Commission is a Constitutional body to deal with financial relations between the Union and the States.
    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. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Concept) List-II (Source)
    1. Dyarchy in Provincial Government

    2. Rigid centralization

    3. Federal scheme of Government

    4. Communal representation

    1. Morley-Minto Reforms, 1909

    2. Government of India Act, 1935

    3. Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms, 1919

    4. Indian Councils Act, 1861

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  2. Consider the following statements: The Vice-regal system of colonial India embodied the principle of

    1. Absolute bureaucratic rule

    2. Ceremonial role of the viceroy

    3. Constitutional autocracy

    4. Centralized administration

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  3. The grants made in advance by the Lok Sabha in respect of estimated expenditure is called

    1. Token grant

    2. Vote on credit

    3. Exceptional grant

    4. Vote on account

  4. Consider the following statements: The President of India has the power to address both Houses of Parliament at the commencement of

    1. The first session after the general elections

    2. Each session

    3. The first session of each year

    4. The budget session each year

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  5. Which one of the following is not the duty of the Prime Minister in India?

    1. To communicate to the President all the decisions of the Council of Ministers

    2. To furnish to the President information relating to the administration of the affairs of the State

    3. To submit to the President the agenda of the Cabinet meeting for his approval

    4. To submit any matter for the consideration of the Council of

    Ministers, if the President so requires

  6. Consider the following: The Prime Minister is the head of the

    1. Finance Commission

    2. Planning Commission

    3. National Development Council

    4. Cabinet Secretariat

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. Only 4

  7. Who among the following is responsible for the final compilation of the accounts of the Union Government?

    1. Finance Minister

    2. Secretary (Finance)

    3. Controller General of Accounts

    4. Comptroller and Auditor-General