Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 98 of 104)

  1. Which one of the following is NOT a feature of the Ombudsman institution?

    1. Being independent of the Executive and Legislature

    2. The authority to criticise all governmental agencies

    3. The practices being similar in all the countries

    4. Being recommendatory in nature

  2. Which of the following statements are correct? To exercise effective control over administration, the citizen is required to have

    1. high level of education.

    2. high degree of political consciousness.

    3. the opportunity to participate.

    4. some knowledge of the administrative system.

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  3. Which one of the following is NOT applicable regarding the purpose of Cut Motion?

    1. Raising questions of urgent public importance

    2. Drawing attention to any lapse on part of administration

    3. Drawing attention to specific problems

    4. Concentration discussion on some concrete points

  4. Which one of the following is NOT a measure of control exercised by the Legislature over Administration?

    1. Asking questions

    2. Committee system

    3. Review of decision

    4. No confidence motion

  5. Which one of the writs is issued by an appropriate judicial authority body to free a person who has been illegally detained?

    1. Quo-warranto

    2. Mandamus

    3. Certiorari

    4. Habeas Corpus

  6. Which one of the following is true of Appropriation Act?

    1. It is the demand for grants approved by the Parliament

    2. It applies to approval of the budget of the Parliament

    3. Authorization by the Parliament for Withdrawal of money from the consolidated fund

    4. Authorization by the Parliament for withdrawal of money from the contingency fund

  7. In the USA, the Independent Regulatory Commission types of organisations as widely used primarily to

    1. escape the pervasive influence of party politics in administration

    2. eradicate corruption in administration

    3. provide better services to the people

    4. off-load the burden of the government departments

  8. Which of the following statements are correct? Members of the British Civil Service are

    1. selected on the basis of general mental ability.

    2. recruited at an early age.

    3. non-interchangeable between public and private sectors.

    4. directly responsible to the Parliament.

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 3 and 4

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

    1. The President of France has the power to dissolve the Parliament

    2. Before dissolving the Parliament, the President of France is required to consult the Presidents of the two chambers of Parliament and Prime Minister

    3. While dissolving Parliament, President of France is required to follow the advice of Prime Minister & Presidents of two chambers

    4. The President of France cannot dissolve the Parliament more than once in twelve months

  10. The administrative system of France is called ‘classic’ because

    1. France adopted different administrative orientations

    2. French bureaucracy conforms most closely to the Weber Ian model

    3. Administrative change in France has been abrupt, drastic and frequent

    4. France has had remarkable administrative and bureaucratic continuity

  11. Which one of the following is NOT correct regarding the structural features of Soviet bureaucracy?

    1. Hierarchical structure

    2. Division of labour

    3. Lack of political commitment

    4. Use of regulations

  12. Lenin did NOT develop which one of the following as the basic principle of administration?

    1. Democratic centralism

    2. Democratic decentralization

    3. Objectivity and concreteness

    4. Effectiveness

  13. Which one of the following does NOT represent a distinctive feature of the American Presidential Cabinet?

    1. Political homogeneity

    2. Collective responsibility

    3. Primacy of the President

    4. Lack of agenda

  14. Which one of the following is NOT true of Independent Regulatory Commissions of America?

    1. Headless institutions

    2. Fourth organ of the government

    3. Islands of autonomy

    4. Regulatory institutions

  15. Which one of the following is NOT true of British administration?

    1. It is a product of evolution

    2. It is run by a politically committed bureaucracy

    3. It is unitary in character

    4. It is based on the common law of the land