Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 45 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): Behavioural approach to leadership believes that individuals trained in appropriate leadership would be able to lead more effectively.
    • Reason (R): Behaviours unlike traits can be learned.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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 District Collector in independent India has less judicial authority than in pre-Independence India.
    • Reason (R): Article 50 of the Constitution of India separates the Judiciary from the Executive.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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 agenda for meetings of the National Development Council is prepared by the Planning Commission Secretariat.
    • Reason (R): The Secretary of the National Development Council is also the Secretary of the Planning Commission.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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): A bureaucrat's capacity to adapt to changing circumstances is far less than that conceived by those who drew up the organizational rules.
    • Reason (R): In order to be perceived as effective, the bureaucrat behaves consistently and follows rules strictly.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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): Any legislative power of the Executive independent of the Legislature is unimaginable in the United States of America.
    • Reason (R): The Doctrine of Separation of Powers underlies the American Constitution.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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. What is a ‘Shadow Cabinet’ in the British system?

    1. A group of young members of the ruling party

    2. A group of members from the opposition party who scrutinize some functions of the government and present alternative policy

    3. A team of intellectuals who advise the Cabinet

    4. A Cabinet Committee that functions under the guidance of the Cabinet

  2. Consider the following statements about the features of the administrative system in France:

    1. Ministers are more concerned with direct administration in the provinces.

    2. Specialist personnel are found only in small numbers in the advisory and policy-making roles.

    3. Freedom of executive action from the legislature's supervision increased under the Fifth Republic.

    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

  3. Consider the following statements:

    1. The British Civil Service developed during the period of laissez-faire, whereas the French Civil Service developed when there was an emphasis on state intervention.

    2. French higher education is much more career-oriented than the British system.

    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

  4. Consider the following statements in respect of the Fulton Committee appointed to review the British Civil Service:

    1. Civil Service Department was set up after the recommendations of the Fulton Committee.

    2. The Fulton Committee noticed inadequacy of contact between the services and public.

    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

  5. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Us Civil Service Commission was established by the Pendleton Act.

    2. The Hatch Act was responsible for replacing the patronage system for appointing civil servants in the United

    States of America, by the merit system.

    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

  6. Match List-I (Institute) with List-II (Place) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Institute) List-II (Place)
    1. National Institute of SmartGovernment

    2. International Institute for Population Sciences

    3. Institute of Social and Economic Change

    4. National Institute of Rural Management

    1. Mumbai

    2. Bangalore

    3. Gwalior

    4. Anand

    5. Hyderabad

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  7. Consider the following statements:

    1. Local government including selfgovernment institutions in both urban and rural areas is a subject under the Concurrent List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.

    2. Provisions inserted in the Constitution of India by article 243 − 243ZG are in the nature of basic provisions.

    3. These provisions have to be supplemented by laws made by the respective State Legislatures.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1 and 2

    2. Only 2 and 3

    3. Only 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  8. Which one of the following statements is not correct in respect of the Union Public Service Commission?

    1. The Constitution of India does not specify the number of Members of the Union Public Service Commission while it specifies the number in case of the Supreme Court Judges

    2. As nearly as may be one-half of the Members of the Union Public Service Commission must have held office for at least ten years either under the Government of India or under the Government of a State prior to their joining the Commission

    3. On ceasing to hold office, a Member of the Union Public Service Commission other than the Chairman is eligible for appointment as the Chairman is eligible for appointment as the Chairman of a State Public Service Commission

    4. Before creation of a new Group ‘A’ post under the Central Government, a clearance from the Union Public

    Service Commission is required

  9. How can functions of the Union Public Service Commission be extended in respect of the services of the Union and also in respect of the services of any local authority or other body corporate constituted by law or of any public institution?

    1. By the President

    2. By a Resolution of the Union Government

    3. By an Act of Parliament

    4. By the Union Home Minister

  10. Which one of the following statements is not correct? Decision making in the public sector, in comparison to the private sector, involves

    1. Higher levels of constraint

    2. More complexity

    3. Less consultation

    4. More conflict