Friday, March 2, 2007



(1) Which of the following is NOT correctly matched?
(a) Second Schedule ---- Arts. 59,65,75 and 87
(b) Third Schedule ---- Arts. 99,124,148 and 219
(c) Sixth Schedule ---- Arts. 244, 246 and 275
(d) Tenth Schedule ---- Arts. 102 And 191

(2) Which among the following will come under the Executive Powers of the President?
1. He can make rules for more convenient transaction of business of the Union Government
2. He can seek any information relating to the administration of affairs of the Union, and proposals for legislation from the Prime Minister
3. He can appoint any member of the Lok Sabha to preside over its proceedings when the offices of both the speaker and deputy speaker fall vacant
4. He can appoint an inter-state council to promote Centre-states and inter-state cooperation

(a) 1,2 and 3 only
(b) all of the above
(c) 2,3 and 4 only
(d) 1,2 and 4 only

(3) Which of the following is NOT correctly matched?
(a) Art. 57 --- Eligibility for re-election of President
(b) Art. 60 --- Oath or affirmation by the President
(c) Art. 62 --- Procedure for impeachment of President
(d) Art. 54 --- Election of the President

(4) Arrange the following committees in chronological order.
1. Wheeler Committee
2. Maxwell Committee
3. Llewellyn Smith Committee
4. Rowlands Committee

(a) 4-3-2-1
(b) 3-1-2-4
(c) 3-2-1-4
(d) 2-3-4-1

(55) Which of the following factors have contributed to the weakening of tenure system?
Creation of the Central Secretariat Service gave rise to a separate cadre of permanent Secretariat Service
The specialist members of the Indian Economic Service and other services are not subject to the tenure system
The states are enthusiastic about sharing their best officers with the Central Government
It did not provide equal opportunities to all the officers

(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 3 and 4 only

(1) Which of the following is NOT a closed model of organisational theory?
(a) Bureaucratic Theory
(b) Scientific Management Theory
(c) Human Relations Theory
(d) Administrative Management Theory

(7) Which of the following are the features of bureaucracy according to Weber?
promotions based on professional merit and skill
reliance on and use of rules and regulations
importance to interpersonal relations within the organisation

(a) 1,2 and 3 only
(b) 2,3 and 4 only
(c) all of the above
(d) 1,3 and 4 only

(8) Kadijustice according to Weber is
(a) Justice based on rational law
(b) Justice based on whims of a charismatic leader
(c) Justice based on whims of a tribal leader
(d) Justice based on whims of a popular leader elected through democratic process

(9) Which one of the following is NOT the main concern of scientific management?
(a) mechanistic methods
(b) efficiency
(c) rationality
(d) production

(10) Which of the following is NOT one of the principles enumerated by Mooney and Reiley in their principles of management?
(a) the coordination principle
(b) the scalar principle
(c) the functional principle
(d) the planning principle

(11) Which of the following are features of open model of organization?
1. routine tasks occur in unstable conditions
2. ends rather than means are emphasized
3. conflict within the organization is adjusted by interaction with peers rather than being adjudicated from the top
4. interaction between people in the organization tends to be vertical as well as horizontal

(a) 1,2 and 3 only
(b) 2,3 and 4 only
(c) all of the above
(d) 1,2 and 4 only

(12) Top Down Budgeting was introduced during the regime of
(a) President Ford
(b) President Kennedy
(c) President Carter
(d) President Reagan

(13) Arrange the following budgeting processes in chronological order of their introduction.
1. Planning Programming Budgeting System
2. Line Item Budgeting
3. Zero Based Budgeting
4. Management by Objectives
5. Performance Budgeting

(a) 2-3-4-1-5
(b) 2-5-1-4-3
(c) 2-5-1-3-4
(d) 2-5-3-1-4

(14) Which among the following factors led to the introduction of Performance Budgeting?
1. Firm establishment of the control techniques advocated by the line-item budgeters led to budgeting as a concept was released from many of its traditional watch dog duties
2. the government was expanding enormously, and there emerged a corresponding need to centralize and coordinate managerial activities more effectively
3. Outputs as well as inputs were considered
4. government was increasingly perceived as an institution that delivered benefits and the budget was seen as a means by which the appropriate material delivery systems could be measured
(a) 1,2 and 3 only
(b) 2,3 and 4 only
(c) all of the above
(d) 1,3 and 4 only

(15) It is a “process whereby organizational goals and objectives are set through the participation of organizational members in terms of results expected”. The above statement indicates
(a) Top Down Budgeting Process
(b) Management By Objectives
(c) Performance Budgeting
(d) Zero Based Budgeting Process

(16) Arrange the various stages in preparation of budget in chronological order.
1. Scrutiny by the Ministry of Finance
2. Preparation and consolidation of the estimates by the Heads of ministries
3. Consideration of the consolidated estimates by the executive government and a further review in the light of any comments
4. scrutiny of the estimates by the departmental controlling officers
5. consolidation of the estimates by the Ministry of Finance

(a) 3-2-3-4-5
(b) 2-4-1-5-3
(c) 2-4-3-5-1
(d) 4-2-3-5-1

(17) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.

List I List II
1. Department A. an administrative sub-division. Has neither corporate
personality nor elected council
2. Commune B. largest unit of local government
3. Canton C. smallest unit of local government.
(a) A-1 B-2 C-3
(b) A-3 B-1 C-2
(c) A-2 B-1 C-3
(d) A-2 B-3 C-1

(18) Consider the following statements:
The Finance commission of India differs from the planning commission because

the former is a constitutional body and the latter a cabinet creation
the former determines the principles of allocation of grants-in-aid to the states and the latter allocates funds for the central and state governments
the former emphasises the distinction between plan and non-plan expenditure and the latter maintains it.
the former’s report is submitted to the union finance minister and the latter’s to the cabinet.

(a) 1 and 2 are correct
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 2,3 and 4
(d) 1,2,3 and 4

(19) Token Grant is granted
(a) to meet a special purpose
(b) to meet an unexpected demand upon the resources of the country
(c) when funds to meet proposed expenditure on a new service can be made by reappropiraiton
(d) when money has been spent on any service during a financial year in excess of the amount granted for that service

(20) The attached offices are responsible for:
1. Providing executive direction required in the implementation of policies
2. serving as a repository of technical information
3. advising the ministry on technical aspects of policies
4. detailed execution of the policies of the Government
(a) 2,3 and 4
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1,2,3 and 4
(d) 1,2 and 3

(21) Which of the following are the ability tests?
1. Aptitude Test
2. Social Intelligence Test
3. Gotshchold Test
4. Achievement Test
5. General Intelligence Test

(a) 1,2 and 3
(b) 2,3 and 5
(c) 2,3 and 4
(d) 1,2 and 5

(22) Which among the following are true about cantonment boards?
1. This system of municipal administration is a British legacy in our country
2. they are set up under the resolutions passed by the Ministry of Defence
3. the Ministry of Defence exercises direct administrative control over them
4. it consists of elected members only
5. the executive officer of the board is appointed by the President of the Board.

(a) 3,4 and 5
(b) 2,3 and 4
(c) 1,3 and 5
(d) 1 and 3

(23) Consider the following:
The prime Minister is the head of
Finance Commission
Planning Commission
National Development Council
Cabinet Secretariat
Which of these statements is/are correct?
(a) 1,2 and 3
(b) 1,3 and 4
(c) 2,3 and 4
(d) only 4

(24) Which among the following is NOT one of the benefits of Sunset Legislation?
(a) It avoids unnecessary expansion of governmental activities
(b) It makes the financial resources available for new programmes
(c) It increases governmental expenditure on welfare programmes
(d) It ensure economy in government expenditure

(25) Which of the following are responsible for the decline of the district Collector’s prestige and authority in the post-Independence period?
1. Change in the form of the government
2. growth in the number of departments in districts
3. the emergence of panchayati Raj
4. change in the ends and objectives of the government
5. rise of commissionerate system of law and order administration.

(a) 1,2,3, 4 and 5
(b) 2,3 and 5
(c) 1,3 and 4
(d) 1,2 and 5

1. c (Art. 246 - sixth schedule)
2. d
3. c
4. b
5. c
6. c
7. a
8. b (page 57 Henry)
9. a
10. d
11. b
12. d
13. b
14. c
15. b
16. b
17. d
18. a
19. c
20. d
21. b
22. d
23. c
24. c
25. a

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