Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 17 of 104)

  1. Maslow's theory proposed that

    1. Money could motivate behavior in all situations

    2. Self-actualization is a lower-level need

    3. A satisfied need is a motivator

    4. Lower-level needs must be satisfied before higher-order needs

  2. Consider the following statements: The two-factor theory of motivation

    1. Is given by Herbert Simon and James March.

    2. Is given by Herzberg, Mouser and Snyder man.

    3. Deals with achievement, recognition, responsibility, work and advancement.

    4. Is concerned with job satisfaction, working conditions, interpersonal relations, policy and administration and supervision.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  3. The State Government's administrative control over municipalities does not include power

    1. Of inspection

    2. Of approving bye-laws and rules

    3. To decide over-borrowings

    4. Of dissolution and super session

  4. Ther merit principle of recruitment was first recommended by

    1. Northcote-Trevelyan Committee

    2. Aitcheson Commission

    3. Islington Commission

    4. Lee Commission

  5. Ministerial cabinet in the French administrative system is

    1. An instrument of administrative supervision

    2. A committee of the council of ministers

    3. A coordinating organ at the head of a ministry

    4. A link between the ministry and the public

  6. Which one of the following statements is not correct about the training of personnel?

    1. It is an investment in human resource development

    2. It is a tool of improving efficiency of personnel

    3. It is to maintain the morale of the personnel

    4. Training can be formal only

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

    List-I (Objective) List-II (Training)
    1. To acquire administrative skills through practice

    2. To introduce an appointee to the basic concepts of his job, new work environment, organization and its goal

    3. To prepare a prospective employee for public service

    4. To stimulate the employees to make them efficient

    1. In-service

    2. Informal

    3. Orientation

    4. Pre-entry

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
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      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  8. The system of Efficiency Rating for scientifically assessing the performance of public officials for promotion, first originated in

    1. UK

    2. USA

    3. China

    4. Japan

  9. Consider the following statements: In all parliamentary democracies the civil servants become more powerful because of

    1. Principle of collective responsibility.

    2. Principle of ministerial responsibility.

    3. The practice of delegated legislation.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. l and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. l and 3

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

    List-I (Fund) List-II (Explanation)
    1. Consolidated Fund

    2. Contingency Fund

    3. Public Account

    4. National Renewal Fund

    1. Unforeseen expenditure

    2. Safety net to workers in sick enterprises and to finance their training

    3. Receipts through PF, small savings and other deposits

    4. All revenue receipts, loans raised and recovery of loans

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
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      • 4
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      • 2
  11. The process of transferring funds from one budget Head to another of the same department, where there is need for more expenditure, is called

    1. Re-allocation

    2. Transfer

    3. Vote on credit

    4. Re-appropriation

  12. Consider the following statements: The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India

    1. Audits all expenditures from the revenues of the Union and the States.

    2. Ensures that total withdrawals by the Union Government do not exceed the amounts approved by the Parliament.

    3. Can comment on correctness or otherwise of financial transactions of the Union and the States.

    4. Point out cases of non-compliance of rules and regulations in expenditure.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  13. Consider the following statements: A budget is always

    1. A statement of estimated income and expenditure.

    2. Either surplus or deficit.

    3. Bounded by a time frame.

    4. Performance oriented.

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Thinker/Document) List-II (Abstract/Views)
    1. Kautilya

    2. Hoover Commission's Report

    3. L D White

    4. Plowder Report

    1. All understandings depend on finance, hence foremost authentic should be paid to the treasury

    2. Every administrative act has its financial implications; either creating a charge on the treasury or making a contribution to it

    3. Financial administration is at the core of modem governments

    4. Budget is a process in which the instruments of taxation and expenditure are used to influence the course of economy

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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      • 1
  15. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. The Railway Budget and the Demand for Grants relating to Railways are presented to the Parliament separately

    2. Generally one Demand for Grant is presented in respect of each ministry or department

    3. The Demand for Grants for the Department of Telecommunications is presented to the Parliament separately

    4. The Demand for Grants of various ministries include both plan and nonplan estimates of expenditure under each Head