Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 76 of 104)

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Esteem

    2. Physiological

    3. Security

    4. Self-Actualization

    1. Fear of loss income

    2. Desire to be able to perform

    3. Feeling of prestige

    4. Nutritious food

    5. Desire for higher education

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 5
      • 5
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  2. Which of the following are true regrinding F. Hertzberg's view on Maslow's theory of hierarchy of needs?

    1. He rejected the theory of hierarchy of need altogether

    2. He considered the physiological needs only as maintenance factors the presence of which do not motivate

    3. Job-content factors only are motivators

    4. He modified Maslow's theory

    5. The absence of maintenance factors has no effect on motivation

    6. Growth in the job is motivator

      1. 1, 3, 4, 6

      2. 2, 4, 5, 6

      3. 2, 3, 4, 6

      4. 3, 4, 5, 6

    • Assertion (A): Behavior positively rewarded tends to persis.
    • Reason (R): Behavior is sustained though the conditioning effects of reinforcement.

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

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

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

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  3. Which of the following is NOT a role for the civil service in a developing society?

    1. Helping the people to improve their quality of life

    2. Helping the people to participate in programmes

    3. Helping the people to keep abreast of changes in social life in the developed societies

    4. Improving the efficiency of delivery systems in public administration

  4. The classification of services in India is governed by the

    1. Civil Service Rules, 1930

    2. Civil Service Rules, 1950

    3. Civil Service Rules, 1960

    4. Civil Service Rules, 1987

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Santhanam Committee

    2. Mudaliyar committee

    3. Kothari Committee

    4. Fulcan Committee

    1. Recruitment policy and selection methods

    2. Reorganization of the British civil service

    3. Prevention of corruption

    4. Public services qualifications and recruitment

    5. Training of civil servants

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
  6. In the case of a bureaucracy assuming more and more responsibilities training becomes necessary because

    1. The new work happeas to be more complex and complicated

    2. The world around them is changing very fast

    3. Changes in work and work environment demand new learning to be effective

    4. With age a person's efficiency tends to decrease

  7. Which one of the following is NOT a system of efficiency rating in the USA?

    1. Production record system

    2. Graphic rating scale system

    3. Personality inventory system

    4. Personality appraisal system

    • Assertion (A): Promotions should be made on the basis of performance evaluation.
    • Reason (R): There is a need to recognize the potentialities and qualities of efficient civil servants.

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

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

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

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  8. Which one of the following principles was emphasized by the central pay commission (1951) in India?

    1. Pay scales should be related to the per capita income of the country

    2. Pay should be related to the cost of living in the country

    3. Salaries for the various posts should be so fixed as to promote the democratic principle of equalities

    4. There should be equal pay for equal work in all government departments

    • Assertion (A): The relationship of a minister and a civil servant is that of a master and a servant.
    • Reason (R): A civil servant is required to render honest advice to the minister.

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

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

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

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  9. Which one of the following is NOT correct about the Anonymity of civil services?

    1. They cannot be criticized by name in the legislature

    2. The minister concerned defends actions taken by the civil servant of his department

    3. The civil servants are to perform their official duties as per rules and regulations.

    4. They cannot be held responsible for their acts of omission and commission

  10. Which of the following provides for the opportunity to examine the justification to continue the current expenditure?

    1. Sunset legislation

    2. Performance budgeting

    3. Line item budgeting

    4. Zero-based budgeting

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

  11. Which one of the following is suggested as a good alternative principle to the norm of balanced budget?

    1. Spending should not grow faster than the national income

    2. Capital expenditure budget should be separated from revenue expenditure budget

    3. Consensus must be established between the executive head the central bank of the country on the limits of deficit financing

    4. The executive head and the legislature must determine the level of public borrowing

  12. Traditional budget is formulated terms of

    1. Target to be achieved

    2. The work load of the department concerned

    3. Objects of expenditure

    4. Schemes and projects to be implemented