Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 96 of 104)

  1. Which one of the following is NOT an objective of Whitley Councils?

    1. Ventilation of grievances through discussions

    2. Providing a forum for securing cooperation between State and civil servants

    3. Proposing legislation on issues relating to civil servants vis-a-vis their employment

    4. Hearing petitions filed by individual civil servants

  2. A new All India service can be created by

    1. an amendment of the Constitution

    2. an executive order

    3. a resolution under Article 312 of the Constitution

    4. a statute

  3. The mid-career Advance Professional Programme is Public Administration popularly known as APPP A for civil servants is organised by:

    1. HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration, Jaipur

    2. Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad

    3. Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi

    4. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorie

  4. Which one of the following countries does NOT have a Civil Service Commission charged with the responsibility for recruitment to the higher civil service?

    1. Canada

    2. USA

    3. Britain

    4. France

  5. The first Chairman of Administrative Reforms Commission was

    1. Shri K. Hanurilanthaiah

    2. Gulzari Lal Nanda

    3. Morarji Desai

    4. V. T. Krishnamachari

  6. The political rights available to a civil servant in India do NOT prohibit him/her from

    1. expressing a political view

    2. contributing financially to a political party

    3. subscribing to a political movement

    4. Voting at national and state elections

  7. Consider the following Reports:

    1. Paul H. Appleby Report I.

    2. A. D. Gorwale Report

    3. Santhanam Committee's Report

    4. Administrative Reforms Commission's


    The correct chronological sequence of these reports

    1. 2, 1, 4, 3

    2. 2, 1, 3, 4

    3. 1, 2, 3, 4

    4. 1, 2, 4, 3

  8. The Fifth Pay Commission of the Central Government had recommended

    1. retention of the existing system of classification of services/posts

    2. modification of the classification into Class I, class II, Class III and Class IV

    3. giving the existing classification into Group A, B, C, D “a decent burial” as it served no practical purpose

    4. introduction of the American system of position classification

  9. Consider the following statements: A budget presented in terms of functions, programmes and activities of the government is known as

    1. line items budgeting

    2. programme budgeting

    3. performance budgeting

    Of these statements

    1. 1 alone is correct

    2. 1 and 2 are correct

    3. 2 and 3 are correct

    4. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

  10. Consider the following statements: In India, the Comptroller and Auditor General has to

    1. audit government expenditure

    2. make financial policy

    3. sanction grants to various departments

    4. see that public expenditure are in conformity with the government rules

    Of these statements

    1. 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    2. 1 and 3 are correct

    3. 2 and 3 are correct

    4. 1 and 4 are correct

  11. Which of the following is NOT true of Audit in India?

    1. It is a Constitutional obligation

    2. It looks into the question of merits of expenditure

    3. It investigates into the impropriety, wastefulness or extravagance of expenditure

    4. It is governed by an executive order

  12. When an advance grant is made by Parliament, pending the regular passage of the budget it is called

    1. vote on credit

    2. token grant

    3. vote on account

    4. supplementary grant

  13. What is the correct sequence of the stages of the enactment of the budget in India?

    1. Passing of finance bill, appropriation bill, voting of demand for grants, general discussion

    2. General discussion, appropriation bill, voting of demands of grants, finance bill

    3. General discussion, voting of demands for grants, appropriation bill, finance bill

    4. Finance bill, voting of demands for grants, general discussion, appropriation bill

  14. Consider the following statements: The Finance Ministry is given tremendous control over the estimates of other Ministries because

    1. usually a Cabinet Minister is in charge of it

    2. it is not a spending Ministry

    3. it is responsible for the conduct of all the financial transactions of the Government as a whole

    4. no other ministry can spend without its sanction

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

    2. 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    3. 1, 3 and 4 are correct

    4. 1, 2 and 4 are correct

  15. ‘Performance Budgeting’ was introduced in India, on the recommendations of

    1. Gorwala Report

    2. Sanathanam Committee

    3. Administrative Reforms Commission

    4. Paul H. Appleby Report