Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 4 of 104)

  1. Consider the following statements: The system of Performance Appraisal of employees

    1. provides systematic judgement for purposes of promotion, salary increases, transfers, demotions, etc.

    2. acts as a means of informing a subordinate as to how he is doing and where he needs to improve.

    3. helps in determining the training needs of individual employees

    4. facilitates a healthy dialogue between the employer and employees

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  2. Legislative control over administration is a matter of

    1. historical accident

    2. convention

    3. procedural compliance

    4. democratic faith

  3. Consider the following statements regarding Public Accounts Committee

    1. It examines the Audit Report of the CAG

    2. The suggestions made by the Committee are necessarily accepted by the Government

    3. It ensures the observance of the canons of financial propriety in all transactions

    4. The Committee functions in a nonpartisan manner

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  4. Which one of the following events is NOT considered to be an indication of loss of confidence of the lower house of the Parliament?

    1. Adjournment motion is carried

    2. Vote of thanks on the President's address is not carried

    3. Cut on Money Bill is passed

    4. Censure motion is passed

  5. Which one of the following is NOT a limitation of Judicial Control?

    1. Administrative actions are of highly technical nature

    2. Judicial remedy is quite expensive

    3. Judicial process is time consuming

    4. Judiciary can by itself take cognizance of the excess of the officials

  6. At present, institutions for the redressal of citizen's grievances in India include

    1. Supreme Court and the Lokpal

    2. Lokpal and the Lokayukta.

    3. Lokayukta and the Supreme Court

    4. Administrative Tribunals and the

    Lokpal

  7. Consider the following characteristic features

    1. Being run by a government department with a Minister at the top

    2. Being a corporate body created by a special statute of Parliament

    3. Being financed by annual appropriations from the Treasury

    4. Enjoying financial autonomy and being expected to be self-supporting

    Which of these are the characteristic features of a public corporation?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  8. When a company is in a position to control the management of another company, it automatically becomes a/an

    1. private limited company

    2. amalgamated company

    3. joint limited company

    4. holding company

  9. Which one of the following statements about Performance Budget is NOT correct?

    1. It operates with clearly defined objectives

    2. It lays emphasis on purposes of expenditure

    3. It is concerned with outputs and not inputs

    4. It is used for implementations of government programmes

  10. Consider the following statements: A budget is always

    1. a statements of estimated income and expenditure

    2. either surplus or deficit

    3. bound by a time frame

    4. performance-oriented

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 4

  11. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. The Railway budget and the demand for grants relating to Railways are presented to the Parliament separately

    2. Generally one demand for grant is presented in respect of each Ministry or Department

    3. The demand for grants for the Department of Telecommunications is presented to the Parliament separately

    4. The demands for grants of various

    Ministries include both plan and nonplan estimates of expenditure under each head

  12. Which one of the following statements about ‘Audit’ is NOT correct?

    1. It adopts a fault-finding approach

    2. It concerns itself with financial propriety

    3. It is concerned with adherence to rules, regulations and procedure

    4. It critically examines income, expenditure and performance

  13. Consider the following statements: Fiscal deficit in Government budget can be reduced by

    1. rationalising and economising expenditure

    2. cutting down inefficiency

    3. improving workers'productivity

    4. adopting new methods of budgetmaking

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  14. Which one of the following is NOT a primary function of the accounting system?

    1. To reveal financial conditions of the organisation

    2. To protect those who handle funds

    3. To prevent necessary adjustments in expenditure

    4. To help auditing

  15. Which one of the following Acts restricts the political activities at the State and local level civil servants in the USA?

    1. Civil Service Act, 1883

    2. Ransteck Act, 1940

    3. First Hatch Act, 1939

    4. Second Hatch Act, 1940