Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 42 of 104)

  1. Consider the following statements:

    1. There is no provision in respect of the Secretariat of State Legislature in the Constitution of India.

    2. The Constitution of India does not list the powers and functions of the Chief

    Secretary of a State?

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) had recommended that the Department of Personnel of a State should be put under the charge of the Chief Secretary of the State.

    2. Chief Secretary of a State is not involved in any manner in the promotion of State Civil officers to the

    All-India Services.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  3. Consider the following statements:

    1. Activities classified for line authority differ in each organization.

    2. For small organization, all positions may be line positions.

    3. Staff authority is based on expert power. Which of the statements given above are correct?

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. Only 1 and 2

      3. Only 2 and 3

    4. Only 1 and 3

  4. Consider the following statements:

    1. Decentralization has the same advantages as delegation.

    2. Decentralization leads to more flexibility in an organization.

    3. Decentralization leads to slower decision making in rapidly changing environment.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. Only 1 and 2

    3. Only 2 and 3

    4. Only 2 and 3

  5. Which one of the following is not a function of a leader in an organization?

    1. Motivating employees

    2. Fixing the remuneration package for the employees

    3. Resolving conflict

    4. Selecting the most effective communication channel

  6. Consider the following statements:

    1. In India, whether the expenditure is charged on the Consolidated Fund of India or it is an amount voted by the lok Sabha, no money can be issued out of the Consolidated Fund of India unless the expenditure is authorized by an Appropriation Act.

    2. The Rajya Sabha has no power of amending or rejecting the Appropriation Bill or the Annual finance Bill.

    3. The Rajya Sabha has no further business with the Annual Financial

    Statement beyond the general discussion.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. Only 1 and 2

    3. Only 2 and 3

    4. Only 1 and 3

  7. Consider the following statements:

    1. After the demands for grants in the Annual Financial Statement are voted by the Lok Sabha, the grants so made as well as the expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of India are incorporated in the Annual Finance Bill.

    2. The taxing proposals of the budget are included in an Appropriation Bill.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  8. Consider the following statements:

    1. Administrative expenses of the Supreme Court of India are not subject to a vote in the Parliament.

    2. No discussion on the conduct of a

    Judge of the Supreme Court of India can take place in Parliament except upon a motion for an address to the

    President of India for removal of the

    Judge.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  9. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? Scholar Viewpoint

      • F Riggs
      • In developing countries, bureaucracy also performs political roles
      • Harold Laski
      • Bureaucracy is a threat to democratic government
      • S Eisenstadt
      • Bureaucracy is the most rational form of organization

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. Only 1

    3. Only 2

    4. 1 and 3

  10. Which one of the following is not included in ‘hygiene’ factors in the Herzberg twofactor theory of motivation?

    1. Salary

    2. Working conditions

    3. Company's policy

    4. Responsibility

  11. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

      • Cybernetic Theory
      • Norbert Weiner
      • Task-Technology approach to organizational design
      • Joan Woodward
      • Classical approach to organizational design
      • Frederick Taylor

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. Only 1 and 2

    2. Only 2 and 3

    3. Only 1

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  12. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Estimate Committee comprises 20 members elected each year by the Lok Sabha from its elected members and 10 members elected each year by the Rajya Sabha from its elected members.

    2. The Estimate Committee has no role in suggesting the form in which the estimates shall be presented to the

    Parliament as that is a function of the

    Comptroller and Auditor-General of

    India.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  13. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Twelfth Finance Commission has not recommended the continuation of Fiscal Reforms Facility.

    2. In the Twelfth Finance Commission

    Report for the period 2005 − 10, the grants-in-aid recommended for maintaining public buildings is five times more than that for maintaining forests.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  14. Which one among the following is responsible for all policy issues pertaining to external aid received by the Government of India?

    1. Planning Commission

    2. Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India

    3. Department of Revenue, Government of India

    4. Finance commission

  15. When the Lok Sabha makes any grant in advances in respect of the estimated expenditure for a part of any financial year pending the completion of the procedure prescribed in the Constitution of India, this is called

    1. Vote on account

    2. Vote of credit

    3. Supplementary grant

    4. Additional grant