Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 37 of 104)

  1. Which of the following units of urban local self government does not have a constitutional foundation?

    1. Cantonment Boards

    2. Municipal Councils

    3. Municipal Corporations

    4. Nagar Panchayats

  2. Herbert Simon's concept of administration is based on

    1. Structural-functional approach

    2. Logical positivism

    3. Systems approach

    4. Elite approach

  3. Municipal Area means the territorial area of a Municipality as is notified by the

    1. Governor

    2. Municipal Commissioner

    3. Municipal Council

    4. Council Ministers

  4. Under which Article of the Constitution of India, did the District Planning Committee come into existence?

    1. Article 243 ZD

    2. Article 243 ZE

    3. Article 244 ZD

    4. Article 242 ZD

  5. Who consolidates the plans prepared by the Panchayats and Municipalities in the district?

    1. State Planning Commission

    2. Public Accounts Committee

    3. District Planning Committee

    4. District Planning and Development

    Council

  6. Under which of the following Articles of the Constitution of India, the state legislatures delegate powers and functions to the Panchayats?

    1. 243 and 243 A

    2. 243 A and 243 B

    3. 243 G and 243 H

    4. 243 D and 243 F

  7. 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments do not apply to which of the following states?

    1. Meghalaya

    2. Goa

    3. Sikkim

    4. Himachal Pradesh

  8. Match List-I (Items) with List-II (Article of the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Items) List-II (Articles of the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act)
    1. Constitution of Municipalities

    2. Reservation of seats in Municipal Bodies

    3. State Finance Commission

    4. Duration of Municipalities

    1. Act 243Q

    2. Act 243T

    3. Act 243Y

    4. Act 243U

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
  9. According to Article 243 S of the Constitution of India it is obligatory to constitute ‘Ward Committees’ in the area of a municipality. The population of such municipality should be

    1. One lac or more

    2. Two lacs or more

    3. Three lacs or more

    4. Five lacs or more

  10. ‘Leadership is influence over people and not power over them’ Who among the following commented this?

    1. Marry Parker Follett

    2. Chester I. Bernard

    3. McGregor

    4. Rensis Likert

  11. Which was the first country to introduce the Right to information?

    1. Canada

    2. Japan

    3. Sweden

    4. USA

    • Assertion (A): The Estimate Committee of the British Parliament has been described as a ‘continuous economy committee’
    • Reason (R): It is a means of legislative control over the administration
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and 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 system approach is based on the concept that organization should be studied as a whole because the behaviour of one part has a considerable impact on the other.
    • Reason (R): The system approach ignores the interactions between a system and its environment.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and 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): Behavioural research suggested theory building in the area of comparative public administration.
    • Reason (R): The studies in comparative public administration got bogged down because of the concept of administrative culture.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and 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): Centralization implies that everything in the organization is managed by the officials at the top.
    • Reason (R): The principle of centralization requires that ultimate responsibility remains at the top.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true