Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 84 of 104)

  1. The major conceptual achievement of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 in the USA is the vindication of the

    1. inadequate validity of the merit principle

    2. separation of managerial, political and legal aspects of personnel administration

    3. defect of bipartisan nature of the erstwhile C. S. Commission

    4. merits of the theory of checks and balances

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Northgate Trevelyan Report

    2. The Pendleton Act

    3. Hoover Commission Report

    4. Satish Chandra Committee Report

    1. Organization of permanent civil service

    2. Training of Police Personnel

    3. Civil Service Examination reform

    4. Political activities of civil servants

    5. Introducting Merit System:

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
    • Assertion (A): The Soviet bureaucracy had a subordinate relationship with the Communist Party.
    • Reason (R): The functions of the Soviet Government used to be controlled and directed by the Communist Party. 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 but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  3. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. What the Treasury does in UK is done.

    2. What the Treasury does in UK is shared by three agencies in US The Treasury, the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems protection Board.

    3. What the Treasury does in UK is done by the US Treasury.

    4. There are Civil Service Commissions in both the UK and the USA

  4. Which of the following are distinct features of the British Civil Service as compared with the French Civil Service?

    1. Dominance of generalist administrators.

    2. Anonymity of central government officers.

    3. Restriction on political rights of civil servants.

    4. Appointment of the members of the

    British Administrative class as Chief

    Executive officers of Local


    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  5. The term ‘Shadow Cabinet’ in Britain refers to

    1. the Cabinet that is still in the process of formation

    2. the Cabinet Committee that functions under the guidance of the Cabinet

    3. a group of opposition party members with assigned roles

    4. the team of intellectuals advising the


  6. In which one of the following countries can a citizen/get speedy justice against the wrongful acts of officials?

    1. India

    2. France

    3. USA

    4. England

  7. Which of the following statements are true of Public Administration in France?

    1. The Prefect is now stripped off of much of his executive power and is rechristened ‘Commissioner of the Republic’

    2. The Prefect is now given more political and financial powers under a scheme of devolution of powers to communes.

    3. The regional prefects main role is to coordinate economic planning.

    4. The Mayors of local communes are independent of the state officials.

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  8. Which of the following factors contributed to the movement for comparative studies in public administration?

    1. the attainment of independence by a large number of former colonial societies.

    2. The need to extend the scope of public administration as a discipline.

    3. The emphasis by the United Nations as greater interaction among its members.

    4. The involvement of a large number of scholars and practitioners of administration in the post-war reconstruction programmes.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  9. Which one of the following influenced the shaping of British administration in India?

    1. Fabianism

    2. Utilitarianism

    3. Pluralism

    4. Mercantilism

  10. The Central Board of Revenue has been set up by

    1. the Constitution

    2. the order of the Finance Minister

    3. a Law of Parliament

    4. a Presidential order

  11. Which one of the following is NOT a characteristic of Indian administration?

    1. Uniformity

    2. Decentralization

    3. Diarchy

    4. Independent Judiciary

  12. The expression ‘Prime Ministerial form of government’ indicates a form of government in which

    1. the Prime Minister is directly elected by the people

    2. the Prime Minister heads a coalition

    3. the Prime Minister is the Head of the State

    4. the Prime Minister is no longer the first among equals but is dominant

  13. Which of the following functions are performed by the Central Secretariat?

    1. Issuing proclamations of Emergency.

    2. Policymaking and its modification.

    3. Work concerning legislation.

    4. Exercising financial controls.

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  14. The Staff Selection Commission is

    1. an ‘attached office’ under the Ministry of Personnel

    2. a ‘subordinate office’ of the UPSC

    3. an autonomous body under the Ministry of Personnel

    4. a statutory body under the UPSC