Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 8 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): Line and Staff agencies are so inextricably intermingled in practice that many scholars and practitioners of management do not even attempt to clarify a Line and Staff concept.
    • Reason (R): Many ministries such as

    Finance and Education are neither purely Line agencies nor purely Staff agencies.

    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Leadership qualities are not fixed, though they are essentially viewed in terms of relationship between the leader and the led.
    • Reason (R): Leadership depends upon the capacity to control the over changing organisational environment.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The function of communication is not just to send out a message.
    • Reason (R): Communication must satisfy the receiver for moving towards the desired end.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Recruitment rules are generally framed by Government to provide for competition and selection on merit through written examination and/or interviews.
    • Reason (R): Subjectivity prevails in the determination of merit.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Some of the developing societies have realized that their country is over-governed.
    • Reason (R): They feel that downsizing of government would be in every one's interest.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Promotion in the civil service is considered as a matter of routine.
    • Reason (R): Promotion can be earned through competition amongst all eligible contenders.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Developing societies need reforms in civil service fields.
    • Reason (R): The expenditure on training and development of civil servants has been on the increase in such societies.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): ‘Fair comparison’ cannot be accepted as a principle to pay public employees.
    • Reason (R): Public services have many direct and indirect advantages.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The rule of lapse is not essential for effective financial control.
    • Reason (R): The rule of lapse suffers from weaknesses relating to planning and control of expenditure.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Control over administration is slowly shifting from legislature to executive.
    • Reason (R): Parliament hardly finds sufficient time for detailed examination and scrutiny of expenditure and achievements.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): When a specialist is required to do the job of a generalist, he loses both ways.
    • Reason (R): A specialist is a relative term depending upon the context.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The All-India Services violate the federal principle of the Constitution as well as the autonomy of States.
    • Reason (R): The All-India Services officers are governed by Central Government rules and the State Governments do not have full control over them.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Relationship between the civil servants and political executives at the State headquarters has to be of mutual trust, confidence and respect.
    • Reason (R): Civil servants start teaming to work with politicians right from their initial postings in the field.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): People do want to know what is being done, why it being done and how it is being done in their district.
    • Reason (R): The district administration holds a different view about transparency and accountability.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Rural development as a function of Government of India started ‘as a search for an alternative to laissez faire’
    • Reason (R): The efforts of Mahatma Gandhi provided the necessary, impetus and momentum for the rural development in India.
    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true