Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 80 of 104)

  1. Of the following objectives which one is NOT an objective fundamental course at the L. B. S. National Academy?

    1. To facilitate interchange of personnel among the different services

    2. To develop certain basic professional and humanistic values among the probationers

    3. To propose esprit die corps among the probationers

    4. To impart a basic understanding of the constitutional socio-economic, culture and historical frame work of public administration

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

    List-I List-II
    1. India audit and accounts staff training college, Simla

    2. LBS National academy of administration, Mussoorie

    3. Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi

    4. Administrative staff college, Hyderabad

    1. Refresher courses

    2. Foundational courses

    3. Processional courses

    4. Mid-career training

    5. Initial in service training

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  3. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. The Northcote-Trevelyan report related to education in British India

    2. The problem of generalist versus specialist in administration is peculiar to India

    3. During the British rule, generally the members of the Indian civil service were deployed in administrative positions even in specialized field such as agriculture, policy judiciary etc.

    4. A generalist is of high caliber when compared to a specialist

  4. The Lokayukta and Uplokayuktas act was first passed in

    1. Maharashtra

    2. West Bengal

    3. Karnataka

    4. Orrissa

  5. Which of the following are functions to which the scope of the discretionary powers of the Governor is limited?

    1. The Appointment of the Chief Minister

    2. The Dismissal of the Ministry

    3. The Dissolution of the legislative Assembly

    4. Assent to bills

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2, 3 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  6. The highest policy making body in matters relating to national planning is the

    1. Planning Commission

    2. Finance Commission

    3. Inter-State Council

    4. National Development Council

    • Assertion (A): The secretariat and executive departments have separate identities.
    • Reason (R): Heads of executive departments have different designations.

    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true bur R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): There is no fixed tenure for the post of Chief Secretary.
    • Reason (R): The A. R C has not made any specific

    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 bur R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  7. Which one of the following is NOT a function of the Directorate?

    1. Formulation of the budget of the department

    2. Inspection of the execution of work by the field officers

    3. Rendering of technical advice to the minister/secretary

    4. Coordination of inter-departmental functions.

  8. Who among the following are among those who comprise the Zila Parished?

    1. Chairman/Presidents of the Panchayat Samitis within the jurisdiction of the district.

    2. MPs. MLAs and MLCs whose constituencies are in the district.

    3. Representatives of co-operative societies, municipalities, notified area committee etc.

    4. Health care specialists.

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1, 2 and 3

      3. 1, 2 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

    • Assertion (A): The collector needs to ensure provision of necessary inputs by different agencies for the district.
    • Reason (R): Panchayati Raj bodies do provide all the inputs needed for development.
    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 bur R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Panchayati Raj Elections

    2. Democratic Decentralization

    3. Nagar Panchayats

    4. Block Committees

    1. 74th Amendment

    2. 73rd Amendment

    3. B R Mehta Committee

    4. Intermediate level

    5. Ashok Mehta Committee

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
  10. Which of the following are the important features of 73rd constitution amendment in respect of Panchayati Raj

    1. Direct election of members at all levels

    2. Mandatory provision for holding elections

    3. Direct election of the chairpersons at the village level

    4. Indirect election of chairpersons at the intermediate and district levels

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 2, 3 and 4

      3. 1, 2 and 4

      4. 1, 3 and 4

  11. Which of the following is correct in respect of financial powers of local governments in India?

    1. Local governments have constitutionally earmarked taxation power

    2. Local Governments are empowered to levy such taxes as are permitted under the law

    3. Local Governments are empowered to levy charges on all items within their sphere of activities.

    4. Local Governments are empowered to levy taxes with the permission of the department concerned.

  12. The main sources of revenue of urban local bodies in India are

    1. Taxes

    2. Fees and fines

    3. Grants

    4. Service charges

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 1, 2 and 3

      4. 1, 3 and 4