Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 85 of 104)

  1. Which of the following statement regarding the Planning Commission is NOT true?

    1. It is a body consisting of only specialists.

    2. It has been regarded as a Super Cabinet.

    3. It consists of both generalists and specialist.

    4. It consists of nominees of the National

    Development Council.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  2. One of the functions of the Planning Commission is to

    1. accordance among the states

    2. recommend Plan Grants for public purpose

    3. supervise the implementation of deregulation

    4. recommend grants-in-aid of revenue

  3. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

    1. The Planning Commission prepares the plans in consultation with Union Ministries and State Governments

    2. The various central ministries and state governments draw up their own plans according to their needs irrespective of the allocations of funds

    3. An effort is made through negotiations and discussions to arrive at an agreement among the central ministries and state governments on priorities for planned development.

    4. The Draft of the Ave Year Plan prepared by the Planning Commission is placed before the National

    Development Council for its approval.

  4. Which of the following are NOT subject to the detailed audit of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

    1. All Cooperative Societies.

    2. All Public Corporations.

    3. All civil expenditure.

    4. All defence expenditure.

    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

  5. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India submits three reports to the Parliament/State Legislatures. Which one of the following reports does NOT come under that category?

    1. Audit Report on Finance Accounts

    2. Audit Report on Appropriation Accounts

    3. Audit Report on Capital Accounts

    4. Audit Report on Commercial

    Public Sector Enterprises.

    • Assertion (A): Proper maintenance of accounts of the public funds and their audit by an agency independent of the executive control are essential for an efficient administration of public finances.
    • Reason (R): The spending authorities should produce receipts or vouchers concerning every paisa which they spend. 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

  6. Which one of the following is NOT a characteristic of a government company?

    1. It has an audit board of its own

    2. It is a body corporate

    3. It is owned by the state

    4. Its employees are not civil servants.

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Organized as a major sub-division of a department of government

    2. Represents a combination of government ownership and business management

    3. The Articles of Association are drawn up by the government and can be revised by it

    4. Devised for multi-purpose project

    1. Public Corporation

    2. Control Board

    3. Departmental Undertaking

    4. Government Company

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
    • Assertion (A): There is a feeling that the institution of All India Services needs reconsideration.
    • Reason (R): Members of the. All India Services foster national integration, as they are recruited from different parts of the country.

    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 ti1e correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  8. Which of the following are the features of All India Services?

    1. They are common to both Central and State Governments.

    2. They are common to all offices of the Government of India throughout the country.

    3. The concept of All India Service is based on Tenure System.

    4. The members of All India Services are representatives of the Central

    Government.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3 correct

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

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

    List-I (Organisation) List-II (Function)
    1. Ministry of Home Affairs

    2. UPSC

    3. Ministry of Personnel

    4. Staff Selection commission

    1. Management of IAS

    2. Recruitment to Class III (Non-Technical) Posts

    3. Cadre controlling of IPS

    4. Recruitment to Class II posts

    5. Advising on inter-service promotions

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
  10. Which of the following statements are NOT correct?

    1. A Member of UPSC holds office for a term of six years or until he attains the age of 65 years

    2. A Member of UPSC is eligible for reappointment for the same post for a second term.

    3. A Member of UPSC can accept employment under Central State government after retirement.

    4. A Member of UPSC can accept employment as a member of state PSC after retirement.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. l and 2

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  11. Which of the following ensure functional autonomy of the UPSC?

    1. the Chairman and Members can be removed only on the grounds given in the Constitution.

    2. The expenditure of the Commission is a charge on the Consolidated Fund of India.

    3. The Members and Chairman are allowed to accept jobs after retirement.

    4. The Chairman and Members being civil servants function in a neutral manner.

    Select the correct using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

    • Assertion (A): For IAS probationers, “sandwich” training method is employed.
    • Reason (R): Field training is useful for providing an insight into the actual administrative situation. 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

    • Assertion (A): A generalist may be defined as a public servant who does not have a special background and is easily transferable to any department.
    • Reason (R): A generalist by virtue of his general knowledge is capable of working in any department.

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

    1. Both A and R are hue 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