Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 63 of 104)

  1. Which of the following officers of the Agricultural Departments is/are most prominently associated with the formulation of policy at the state level?

    1. The Director of Agriculture

    2. The Secretary of the Department Concerned

    3. Both the secretary and the director of Agriculture

    4. Directors, joint directors and district officers of Agriculture

  2. Nagar Palika bill was first introduced in Parliament during the Prime Minister ship of

    1. V. P. Singh

    2. Chandrashekhar

    3. Rajiv Gandhi

    4. Narsimha Rao

  3. Consider the following two statements.

    • Assertion (A): The ARC said that in a federal set up, it is unusual to have an All India service that serves the needs of the states but is controlled by the Union.
    • Reason (R): Article 312 of the constitution gives complete authority to the parliament in the matters of all India service.

    In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  4. Which of the following are true regarding probationary period in Civil service?

    1. It helps the employee to understand the nature of his duties and adjust himself accordingly

    2. It promotes an understanding between superiors and subordinates.

    3. It helps the employer to assess the new employee's performance on job.

    4. It acquaints the employee with the client behavior.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  5. Consider the following two statements.

    • Assertion (A): Recruitment to public services are to be regulated acts of approached legislatures.
    • Reason (R): The constitution does not have provisions for recruitment of civil servants.

    In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  6. In which of the following does the Union Public service commission advise the central Government?

    1. On matters relating to methods of recruitment to civil services.

    2. On the principles to be followed in making appointment to civil services

    3. On disciplinary matters in respect of persons serving in a civil capacity

    4. On seniority cases when referred to it

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  7. Consider the following two statements

    • Assertion (A): UPSC is an independent organizatio.
    • Reason (R): UPSC is a constitutional body.

    In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  8. Promotion in civil services signifies.

    1. Change of position involving more difficult type of work and greater responsibility

    2. Change of place of work

    3. Change of office from field to headquarter

    4. Increment in salary

  9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Indian audit and accounts service training School

    2. National Institute of Rural Department

    3. Railway staff college

    1. Hyderabad

    2. Nagpur

    3. Borada

    4. Simla

    • A
    • B
    • C
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
  10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Separate Hierarchy

    2. Parallel Hierarchy

    3. Joint Hierarchy

    4. Unfired Hierarchy

    1. In this system specialist will be promoted to the IAS

    2. This idea has been under discussion in India for the last few years

    3. In this system specialist will be working with the generalist

    4. In this system there be common pay and greater respect for specialist

    5. In this system generalist and specialist report jointly to the permanent secretary, a generalist

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
  11. Unlike the British Civil service the Indian civil service is based on

    1. Principles of parliamentary democracy

    2. Principles of welfare state

    3. Generalist-specialist dichotomy

    4. Responsibility and accountability in hierarchy

  12. Consider the following two statements

    • Assertion (A): Administrators who make policies, coordinate, supervise and control the administration are known as generalist.
    • Reason (R): Generalists are in a better position to enforce team work.

    In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  13. Which one of the following reports deals with the relations between the specialists and generalists?

    1. Haldane Committee Report

    2. Santhanam Committee Report

    3. Falton Committee Report

    4. Kothari Commission Report

  14. The creation of the post of policy adviser in each department in England was suggested by

    1. Priestly Commission

    2. Fulton Committee

    3. Royal Commission

    4. Tomlin commission

  15. The political neutrality of the Indian Civil service is mainly the legacy of

    1. Historical Traditions

    2. Cultural Heritage

    3. The British Rule

    4. The national Movement