Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 99 of 104)

  1. Which one of the following was the main feature of Govt. Of India Act 1919?

    1. Dyarchy in Centre

    2. Provincial Autonomy

    3. Dyarchy in Provinces

    4. Communal Representation

  2. The ‘Tenure System’ in the Central Services was started by

    1. Lord Macaulay

    2. Lord Curzon

    3. Lord Ripon

    4. Sardar Patel

  3. Administrative Tribunals in India CANNOT undermine the rule of law because they

    1. dispense quick and cheap justice

    2. are manned by senior bureaucrats

    3. devise their own flexible procedures

    4. are regulated by Acts of Parliament

  4. The quotation, “The new Indian Constitution establishes, indeed, a system of government which is at the most quasifederal almost revolutionary in character, a unitary State with subsidiary federal features, rather than the federal state with unitary features” is attributed to

    1. I. Jennings

    2. D D Basu

    3. K C Wheare

    4. H J Laski

  5. The creation of the office of the Lok Pal was first recommended by the

    1. National Police Commission

    2. States Reorganization Commission

    3. Administrative Reforms Commission

    4. Inter-State Council

  6. Which one of the following is correct in terms of the Constitution of India?

    1. The Prime Minister decides the allocation of portfolios among the ministers

    2. When the Prime Minister decides resigns, the Council of Ministers gets dissolved

    3. All the principal policy announcements of the government are made by the Prime Minister

    4. It shall be the duty of Prime Minister to communicate to the President all decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the union

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Central Secretariat

    2. Cabinet Secretariat

    3. Planning Commission

    4. Finance Commission

    1. Principles governing grants-in-aid

    2. Formulation of policies

    3. Coordination of activities of various ministries

    4. Allocation of resources

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  8. Which of the following functions are NOT performed by the Central Secretariat?

    1. Direction, supervision and control.

    2. Perspective planning.

    3. Overseeing governmental decisions.

    4. Secretarial assistance to the

    Parliament.

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  9. Which of the following are the difficulties in lateral communication?

    1. Lack of cooperative relationship among several officials.

    2. Organisation of specialist services in the establishment.

    3. Rivalry among organisation units.

    4. Superior's reluctance to listen to the subordinates.

    5. Physical separation of different units.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2, 4 and 5

    3. 1, 2, 3 and 5

    4. 2, 3, 4 and 5

  10. When the delegation goes by a climate of understanding between the superior and the subordinate, it is known as

    1. informal delegation

    2. specific delegation

    3. formal delegation

    4. general delegation

  11. The NDC was set up as per

    1. the Government of India Act, 1935

    2. the recommendations of the Finance Commission

    3. the provisions of the Indian Constitution

    4. the recommendations of the Planning

    Commission

  12. Which of the following statements regarding the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is/are true? The Report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India

    1. can be considered by the joint session of both Houses of Parliament.

    2. includes examination of income and expenditure of all public sector undertakings.

    3. is placed before the Lok Sabha with the comments of the Estimates Committee.

    4. constitutes the basis for scrutiny by the

    Public Accounts Committee of the

    Parliament.

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 4 alone

  13. Which of the following statements about Public Enterprises are true?

    1. Public corporation form provides for greater autonomy in management.

    2. Departmental undertaking is subject to extensive legislative and executive control.

    3. Government company gives greater freedom to the creator for direction and control.

    4. State Roadways Transport

    Corporations are created under State

    Acts.

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Name of Organisation) List-II (Form of organisation)
    1. Indian Railways

    2. Central Warehousing Corporation

    3. State Trading Corporation

    4. Central Water and Power Commission

    1. Public Corporation

    2. Government company

    3. Board

    4. N/A

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
  15. The role of the Finance Commission in Central State fiscal relations has been undermined by the

    1. State Governments

    2. Zonal Councils

    3. Planning Commission

    4. Central government