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1. Disinvestment helps in :
(1) Reducing loan burden
(2) Reducing Government share
(3) Reducing interest load
(4) Reducing revenue and expenditure gap
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2)
(B) (1), (2) and (3)
(C) (1), (2), (3) and (4)
(D) Only (1)

2. A book entitled ‘The Idea of Justice’ is written by :
(A) Robert Dahl
(B) John Rawls
(C) Amartya Sen
(D) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

3. Which is the basic territorial unit of administration in India ?
(A) Revenue Division/Sub-division
(B) Tehsil/Mandal
(C) District/Zilla
(D) Village

4. Office of the District Collector is patterned on :
(A) Prefect
(B) Commission Plan
(C) City Manager
(D) Town Clerk

5. The 73rd Amendment Act has added to which part of the Indian Constitution ?
(A) Part VIII
(B) Part IX
(C) Part X
(D) Part XI

6. Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGREGA) was passed in :
(A) 2002
(B) 2005
(C) 2007
(D) 2008

7. Which of the following Schedules of Indian Constitution contains the functions of municipalities ?
(A) Fifth Schedule
(B) Seventh Schedule
(C) Eleventh Schedule
(D) Twelfth Schedule

8. No civil servant is required to resign before contesting election to public institution in :
(B) UK
(C) France
(D) India

9. Which view of administration states that it consists of all the activities pertaining to administration.
(A) Narrower view
(B) Wider view
(C) Managerial view
(D) Integral view

10. The basic premise of New Public Management is :
(A) Open Government
(B) Paternalistic Government
(C) Large Government
(D) Government as social agent

11. Which of the functions staff agencies do not include ?
(A) Co-ordination
(B) Planning
(C) Execution
(D) Supervision

12. Riggs ‘Prismatic society’ represents :
(A) Developing society
(B) Developed society
(C) Underdeveloped society
(D) Modern society

13. A theory of public organization in tune with consumer interest and individual preferences has been constructed by :
(A) Behavioural approach
(B) Public choice approach
(C) Systems approach
(D) Human relations approach

14. “Work division is the foundation of organization, indeed the reason for organization.” Who said so :
(A) Fayol
(B) Gulick
(C) Taylor
(D) Follett

15. Who observed that “comparative public administration started with no paradigm of its own and developed none.”
(A) R.T. Golembiewski
(B) Peter Savage
(C) Ferrel Heady
(D) Fred Riggs

16. The model by Riggs, which bears the features of both; agraria and industria is called as :
(A) Agro-Industria model
(B) A-I model
(C) Transitia model
(D) Middle range model

17. The dominant pattern of recruitment in the USA is the application of :
(A) Spoils system
(B) Special course certificate system
(C) Patronage system
(D) Managerial approach system

18. The legislature plays fundamental role in policy-making in :
(A) India
(B) US
(C) UK
(D) France

19. Total period of formal training for British Civil Servants is :
(A) 24 months
(B) 12 months
(C) 10 months
(D) 5 months

20. Assertion (A) : In the USA there is no clear distinction between ‘Head of the State’ and ‘head of Government’.
Reason (R) : In the USA both the offices are merged.
Answer the following by using the code give below :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are True and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

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21. Assertion (A) : Development administration makes administrative Tribunal a necessity.
Reason (R) : Development administration reconciles different social interests.
Answer the following question by using the code below :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

22. The main aim of ‘Project Management’ in the development administration is :
(A) Change in the speed of development
(B) Change in the strategy
(C) Change in the policy
(D) Change in the resources

23. The challenges before development administration is :
(A) Effective implementation of programmes
(B) Revision of goals with reference to the review
(C) Reaching the unreach
(D) Control of expenditure

24. Development administration in India suffers mainly from the lack of :
(A) Development priorities
(B) Development machinery
(C) Popular support
(D) Technology input

25. Development Administration is distinguished from traditional administration by its :
(A) Planning component
(B) Experimentation
(C) Openness
(D) Need for coordination

26. The Indian planning process is :
1. Indicative
2. Sequential
3. Directive
4. Democratic
Choose the correct answer from the code given below :
(A) 1
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 3 and 4
(D) 4

27. Mixed economic planning gives :
(A) equal role to both public and private sector
(B) gives edge to public sector
(C) controlling position to public sector
(D) Free play to both the section

28. The Central Vigilance Commission was established in :
(A) 1947
(B) 1948
(C) 1951
(D) 1953

29. The office of ‘District Collector’ was set up in India in :
(A) 1773
(B) 1772
(C) 1600
(D) 1858

30. ‘Lokpal Bill’ was first introduced in India in :
(A) May 1968
(B) August 1971
(C) July 1977
(D) December 1989

31. The chairman of State Public Service Commission can be removed by :
(A) President
(B) Chief Minister
(C) Governor
(D) Chief Justice

32. Kothari Committee was appointed in :
(A) 1974
(B) 1975
(C) 1977
(D) 1978

33. ‘Allocation of seats in Upper House’ is included in which schedule of Indian Constitution.
(A) Ist
(B) IInd
(C) IIIrd
(D) IVth

34. The Budget system was first introduced in India by :
(A) Financial Resolution 1860
(B) Government of India Act 1919
(C) Lee Commission 1923
(D) Constitution of India 1950

35. National Development Council was set up in India for plan :
(A) Formulation
(B) Evaluation
(C) Co-ordination between centre and state
(D) Execution

36. A writ issued to public official to do something is called :
(A) Habeas Corpus
(B) Certiorari
(C) Mandamus
(D) Injunction

37. Which of the following category is included in the 2011 Caste based Census ?
(A) Scheduled Castes
(B) Scheduled Tribes
(C) Other backward classes
(D) All of the above

38. Which Constitutional Amendment Act provided constitutional status to rural local institutions in India ?
(A) 64th
(B) 72th
(C) 73rd
(D) 74th

39. PRl’s own resources of finance are :
(A) Fee and Taxes
(B) Loans
(C) State Grants
(D) Central Grants

40. Sources of Hypothesis are :
(A) General Culture
(B) Normative Theories
(C) Authority
(D) Reliability

41. What is not the aim of social research ?
(A) to understand the functioning of society
(B) to evaluate the social problems
(C) documentation of problem
(D) to study the individual behaviour and social action

42. The new research technique is the :
(A) Case study technique
(B) Project technique
(C) Computer technique
(D) Management technique

43. Lottery method is :
(A) Simple random sampling
(B) Multi-stage sampling
(C) Multi-phase sampling
(D) Non-probability sampling

44. First Chairman of Central Social Welfare Board was :
(A) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
(B) Aruna Asafali
(C) Durga Bai Deshmukh
(D) Sucheta Kriplani

45. To encourage small-scale and cottage industries was the main thrust of the :
(A) Industrial Policy Resolution, 1956
(B) Industrial Policy Statement, 1977
(C) Industrial Policy of 1980
(D) New Economic Policy of 1991

46. The basic operating principle under liberalisation is :
(A) Regulated economy
(B) Market economy
(C) Participatory economy
(D) Totally deregulated economy

47. Disinvestment means :
(A) to indicate the process of privatization
(B) to indicate the process of globalization
(C) to indicate the overcapitalization
(D) to indicate the inefficient management

48. Who considered private property to be the cause of all social and economic evils ?
(A) Simon
(B) Marx
(C) Dimock
(D) Amartya Sen

49. Answer the question by using the code given below :
Assertion (A) : Globalization provides more goods and services.
Reason (R) : Globalization has increased the exploitation of the poor.
Code :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) A is true but (R) is false
(D) A is false but (R) is true

50. The 64th Constitutional Amendment Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by the :
(A) Indira Gandhi Government
(B) Rajiv Gandhi Government
(C) V.P. Singh Government
(D) Narsimha Rao Government

51. Political education through local government (Ripon) means :
1. Increased representation
2. Emphasis on deliberative functions
3. Accommodating local will
4. Accepting responsibility for official acts
Choose the correct answer from the code given :
(A) 1
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 2
(D) 3 and 4

52. The essence of 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act is that which has :
(A) Rationalized local government system
(B) Constitutional status to local government
(C) Made local govt. more representative
(D) Realized social justice through reservation

53. Local government employees in France enjoy :
(A) Full political freedom
(B) Freedom to vote
(C) No political freedom
(D) No political freedom to senior officers

54. Assertion (A) : Strong local government makes national government strong.
Reason (R) : Local and National Systems are independent :
Answer the question by using the codes below :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true