Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 44 of 104)

  1. Consider the following statements about managerial grid in the context of leadership theories:

    1. It portrays a three-dimensional view of leadership style.

    2. The grid shows dominating factors in a leader's thinking in regard to getting results.

    3. The grid does not show results produced.

    4. The grid offers a framework for conceptualizing leadership style.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. Only 1, 2 and 3

    2. Only 2, 3 and 4

    3. Only 1 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. Control helps to monitor environment changes and their effects on the organization's progress.

    2. Delegation of authority in participative management does not change the nature of the control process.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  3. Consider the following statements:

    1. The New Public Management relies heavily on third parties of manage and deliver government services.

    2. The New Public Management as a discipline withdrew from both political science and management.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  4. Consider the following statements:

    1. Zero-base budgeting is useful for comparing programmes and assisting financial decision makers.

    2. Zero-base budgeting involves allocation of resources to agencies based on periodic re-evaluation by those agencies of the need for different programmes.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  5. Which one of the following statements is not correct in respect of the rational comprehensive approach of decisionmaking in an organization?

    1. It cannot be simulated under laboratory conditions

    2. Values to be realized are usually not set out distinctly

    3. Individual decision-maker cannot take a comprehensive view of the whole problem

    4. The need for speed compels decisions to be taken on the basis of incomplete data

  6. Who handles the work relating to the drafting of the Rules of Business of the Union Government?

    1. Office of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha

    2. Cabinet Secretariat

    3. Prime Minister's Office

    4. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

  7. Who among the following is responsible for evaluation and processing of proposals relating to the capital restructuring of various Central Public Sector Undertakings of the Union Government?

    1. Controller General of Accounts

    2. Comptroller and Auditor-General

    3. Department of Industrial Policy and promotion

    4. Department of Public Enterprises

  8. Which of the following techniques used by organizations engaged in public administration are based on network analysis?

    1. Organization and Methods (O. And M.)

    2. PERT

    3. Critical Path Method

    4. Work Study

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. Only 1 and 2

    3. Only 2 and 3

    4. Only 1 and 4

  9. Consider the following statements:

    1. Defects in co-ordination inherent in large-organizations may apply to an organization whether the organization is bureaucratic or not.

    2. Chester Barnard criticized Weber for falling to analyse the correspondence of behaviour in organizations with organizational blueprints.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  10. Who among the following are administratively linked with the Department of Personnel and Training?

    1. Central Bureau of Investigation

    2. Union Public Service Commission

    3. Central Vigilance Commission.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. Only 1 and 2

    2. Only 2 and 3

    3. Only 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  11. The competitive examination to the ICS was for the first time held in India, consequent to the

    1. Indian Councils Act, 1892

    2. Indian Councils Act, 1909

    3. Government of India Act, 1919

    4. Government of India Act, 1935

    • Assertion (A): The President of India causes every recommendation made by the Finance Commission under the provisions of the Constitution of India to be laid before the Lok Sabha only.
    • Reason (R): The Finance Commission is a body set up under the provisions of the

    Constitution of India.

    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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 principle of Cabinet responsibility in the States differs from that in the Union of India.
    • Reason (R): The Constitution of India does not empower the President of India to exercise any function ‘in his discretion’ it authorizes the Governor to exercise some functions ‘in his direction’
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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): An Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India cannot be removed from office except on the recommendation of the Chief Election Commissioner.
    • Reason (R): An Election Commissioner is appointed on the recommendation of the Chief Election Commissioner.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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 Annual Financial Statement presented in the Lok Sabha contains apart from the estimates of expenditure, ways and means to raise revenue.
    • Reason (R): After the Annual Financial Statement is presented in the Lok Sabha, the Estimates Committee examines it.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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