Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 22 of 104)

  1. Consider the following statements with respect to the legislative powers of the Governor:

    1. He summons, prorogues and dissolves the assembly

    2. He adjourns the sittings of the state assembly

    3. He addresses the first session of the legislative assembly after elections

    4. He causes to lay the budget in the assembly

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  2. Which one of the following committees recommended the separation of regulatory and development functions at the district level?

    1. Dantwallah Committee

    2. Hanumantha Rao Committee

    3. Kothari Committee

    4. G. VK. Rao Committee

  3. The main responsibility of Directorate in state administration is to

    1. Review policies

    2. Implement policies

    3. Make policies

    4. Evaluate policies

  4. Which one of the following is not the duty of District Magistrate?

    1. Maintenance of law and order

    2. Collection of land revenue

    3. Implementation of poverty alleviation programmes

    4. Conduct of local bodies elections

  5. Consider the following statements with respect to the 73rd Constitutional Amendment: It provided

    1. For 27% reservations to the Other Backward Classes

    2. That the chairperson of the Panchayat at intermediate/district level shall be elected by, and from amongst the elected members thereof

    3. For reservation for SCs/STs

    4. For uniform five-year term for local bodies

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  6. In which part of the Indian Constitution, has the provision for Panchayats been made?

    1. IX

    2. IV

    3. Ill

    4. IX A

  7. In which one of the following states, is provision relating to reservation for Scheduled Castes in Panchayats under 73rd Constitutional Amendment not applicable?

    1. Nagaland

    2. Mizoram

    3. Meghalaya

    4. Arunachal Pradesh

  8. The Recall provision to remove the elected office-bearers from the local self government institution has been executed in

    1. Bihar

    2. Kerala

    3. Madhya Pradesh

    4. Haryana

  9. Consider the following statements with respect to the Constitutional (Seventyfourth Amendment) Act, 1992: It provided for

    1. Three-tier municipalities.

    2. Ward committees

    3. District Planning Committees

    4. Direct elections of chairperson of a municipality

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 2and3

    3. 1, 2and3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

    • Assertion (A): The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act is the culmination of the process of democratic decentralization.
    • Reason (R): The state should take steps to organize village Panchayats and endow them with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as units of self-government.
    1. Both A and Rare 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): Managerialism and mercerization can help public administration move towards an increased volume of public goods and services.
    • Reason (R): Failure to implement public law principles relating to contracts reduces the accountability of the public administration.
    1. Both A and Rare 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): The New Public Administration movement has failed to take root.
    • Reason (R): It was a mere gust of emotions with no clearly defined operational underpinnings.
    1. Both A and Rare 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): Acquisition rather than responsiveness is the major thrust in market debate.
    • Reason (R): Market concerns and public interest ethics, in their ultimate are supplementary.
    1. Both A and Rare 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): In government offices, O & M units function as line agencies.
    • Reason (R): O & M units are expected to play advisory role.
    1. Both A and Rare 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): It is the functions of the judiciary to ensure that the civil service functions within the limits of law.
    • Reason (R): The judicial control over civil service is expensive, dilatory and complicated.
    1. Both A and Rare 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