Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 69 of 104)

  1. Which of the following are true of the cabinet secretariat

    1. It acts as the secretariat of the cabinet

    2. It acts as an originating department

    3. The cabinet secretary presides over meetings of secretaries

    4. It implements the decisions of the cabinet

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 3 and 4

  2. Who/which among the following recommend to the Union Government the grant of financial assistance to the states?

    1. The president of India

    2. The comptroller and auditor general of India

    3. The finance commission

    4. The planning commission

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  3. Reviewing the implementation of national plans from time to time is the function of

    1. The Research programmes Committee

    2. The Union council of Ministers

    3. The Planning Commission

    4. The National Development Council

  4. The CAG of India does NOT audit the receipts and expenditure of

    1. Municipal Undertakings

    2. State Governments

    3. Government Companies

    4. Central Government

  5. Under the Indian constitution, the comptroller and auditor general is

    1. Responsible only to the executive head

    2. Responsible to both Parliament and the executive

    3. Responsible to only Parliament

    4. Independent of both Parliament and the executive

  6. Which one of the following is NOT a pattern of management of Public enterprise in India?

    1. Department

    2. Public corporation

    3. Joint company

    4. Operating contract

  7. Which of the following are functions of the department of Public enterprises at the central levels?

    1. To act as a central point for proving technical and expert assistance to controlling ministers

    2. To function as the secretariat of the public enterprise selection board

    3. To furnish periodic reports to Parliament on the working of Public understandings

    4. To make appointments to posts below the board level in public corporations

    Choose the correct answer form the codes given below:

    1. 1, 4 & 3

    2. 2, 4 & 3

    3. 1, 2 & 4

    4. 1, 2 & 3

  8. The role of the Fiance commission in centre-state fiscal relations has been undermined by

    1. The state governments

    2. The zonal councils

    3. The planning commission

    4. The election commission

  9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.

    List-I List-II
    1. The Fiance commission

    2. Government of India

    3. The planning commission

    4. The C & AG

    1. Plan grants

    2. Certificate of net proceeds

    3. Terms of reference of the finance commission

    4. Allocation of I. T. Proceeds

    5. Corporation taxes to be shared

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  10. The scheme of examination for recruitment to civil services in India is based on the view of

    1. Transferability of academic talents to government work.

    2. Assessment of entire personality of the applicant

    3. Matching the selected candidate with the type of work in civil service

    4. Acquiring intellectual ability and training through education required for work in civil service

  11. Which one of the following statements does NOT go with the view that the recruitment to all India Services and Group A of Central Services, is fair?

    1. It gives equal opportunities to all eligible men and women in India

    2. It treats graduates of all the Universities of India at par

    3. It gives equal weight age to arts, science and humanities

    4. It gives equal opportunities to all including nationals non-nationals and public servants at all levels.

  12. Recruitment to the higher civil service in India is based on the recommendations of

    1. A. D. Gorwala and Paul Appleby Reports

    2. Macaulay D. S. Kothari and Sati Chandra Committees

    3. Paul Apple by, C. D Deshmukh and Hanumanthaiah Commissions

    4. D S Kothari Committee, Sati Chandra

    Committee and the Second Pay

    Commission

    • Assertion (A): State Governments in India tend to look upon the All India Services as something foreign and even regard them as encroachment on their autonomy.
    • Reason (R): Members of the IAS tend to regard themselves as superior.

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

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

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): One of the purposes of the personality test is to test the mental alertness of candidates.
    • Reason (R): Public officials have to face different kinds of situations during the course of their service.

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

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

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): Candidates selected for AS receive general training in every branch of administration.
    • Reason (R): Indian Administrative

    Service is a multipurpose service. In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and Rare 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.