Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 54 of 104)

  1. Which one of the following is not correct?

    1. The Planning Commission prepares the plan in consultation with Union Ministries and State Governments

    2. The various Central Ministries and State Governments draw up their own plans according to their needs irrespective of the allocation received

    3. An effort is made through negotiation and discussion to secure agreement among the Central Ministries and State Governments regarding planning

    4. The draft five year plan by the

    Planning Commission is placed before the Parliament for its sanction

  2. Which one of the following is the first and foremost function of the National Development Council?

    1. To effect co-operation of efforts between the Union executive and the bureaucracy

    2. To effect co-operation of efforts between the Union executive and the Union Parliament

    3. To achieve the targets of the plan and En promote administrative efficiency

    4. To effect co-ordination of plan efforts among the Union Government, the

    Planning Commission and the State

    Government

  3. Which one of the following statements is not correct regarding the functions and powers of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

    1. He examines the accounts of the Union Government arid submits his report to the President

    2. He examines the accounts of the State Governances and submits his report to the Governors of the respective states

    3. He does not exercise any administrative control over the offices of the Auditors working in States

    4. In case either House of Parliament desires to have any information from him, it can do so through the Public

    Accounts Committee

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

    1. Government Corporation is the most important innovation in political organization and constitutional practice

    2. Corporation represents the marriage of the orthodox economist's preference for freedom of enterprise with the socialist desire for services planned by public authority

    3. All Union Government Corporations in India have been established by specific acts of Parliament

    4. Corporation device has not been recommended by the ARC as the form of management

  5. A wing in the Secretariat as an important unit will be under the charge of

    1. A Secretary-cum-Commissioner to Government

    2. A Joint Secretary

    3. A Deputy Secretary

    4. An Under Secretary

  6. The Steel Authority of India Ltd. is a

    1. Departmental venture

    2. Statutory corporation

    3. Holding company

    4. Joint stock company

  7. Members of the All India Services serve

    1. The Central Government only

    2. The State Government only

    3. The Union territories only

    4. Both the Union and State Governments

  8. According to the Constitution of India, New All-India Service can be created if

    1. The Parliament of India enacts a law by a special majority prescribed under Article 312 of the Constitution

    2. The Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by a two-third majority of its members present and voting and an absolute majority of the whole house

    3. The President of India so desires and issues a proclamation to that effect

    4. The State Governments initiate such a proposal

  9. The Annual Report of the UPSC is submitted to the

    1. Ministry of Personnel

    2. Parliament

    3. Prime Minister

    4. President

  10. Which of the following is the most fundamental objective of the Foundational Course of training for the probationers of the All-India and Central Group of Services?

    1. To make the trainees programmeoriented

    2. To enable them to appreciate rural life and problem

    3. To bring about radical change of attitude from authoritative paternalistic behavior

    4. To foster national outlook

    Select the correct answer from the codes given blow

    1. 1, 2, and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  11. The following statements are associated with ‘specialists’ in administration

    1. They have expertise in professional fields

    2. They are all-rounder

    3. They possess proficiency in operating particular branches of administration

    4. They develop skills through long experience

    Which of the above are correct?

    Select the answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 2 and 4

  12. Which of the following roles are played by the Chief Secretary of a State Government?

    1. Secretary to the Chief Minister

    2. Advisor to the Cabinet

    3. Advisor to individual Ministers

    4. Coordinator of State Administration

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  13. The officer playing a vital role in development of administration at the district level in spite of structural variations in our Panchayati Raj institutions is

    1. President of Zilla Panshad

    2. Chairman of Panehayat Samiti

    3. District Collector

    4. District Development Assistant

  14. On which of the following dues octroi is levied?

    1. Commodities coming into the areal jurisdiction of a city corporation

    2. Commodities going out of the areal jurisdiction of a municipality

    3. Commodities coming into the areal jurisdiction of municipality

    4. Commodities going out of the excise department's godowns in the area of a municipal corporation

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. I and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  15. Which one of the following constitutes an important problem of Urban Local Government?

    1. Foreign migrants from other countries

    2. Slums and environmental decay, sanitation, health and drinking water scarcity

    3. Lack of family contacts and social cohesion among the urban people

    4. Conflict of norms and values of urban community