Sunday, March 4, 2007



(1) The function of the Public Accounts Committee is to see
1) That amounts shown in the accounts as having been discussed were legally available for and applicable to the service or purpose for which they have been applied or charged
2) That the expenditure conforms to the authority which governs it
3) That every re-appropriation has been made in accordance with the provisions made in this behalf under rules framed by competent authority
4) To consider the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General in cases where the President may have required him to conduct and audit of any receipts or to examine to accounts of stores and stocks
The correct answer code is:
(a) 1,2,3 and 4 only
(b) 1,2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1 only

(2) Match List I with List II

List I List II
A. Estimates Committee 1. Examination of Appropriation Accounts
B. Public Accounts Committee 2. Suggestion of economies in Expenditure
C. Committee on Subordinate 3. Examination of rules made by the executive
Legislation departments under Acts passed by the legislature
D Committee on Public 4. Review of the working of the Public Sector
Undertakings Undertakings

(a) A-1 B-2 C-3 D-4
(b) A-2 B-1 C-3 D-4
(c) A-3 B-4 C-1 D-2
(d) A-4 B-1 C-2 D-3

(3) who/which among is the guardian of the public purpose and controls the entire financial system of Government of India?
1. The Comptroller General of Accounts
2. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
3. The Public Accounts Committee
4. The Finance Minister

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 only
(d) 1 and 4

(4) Which of the following are facilitated by the separation of accounts from audit?
1. Watching the flow of expenditure regularly and taking effective action wherever necessary by the ministries
2. setting all claims directly by the departments by cheques
3. speeding up of the computation of accounts
4. meeting the requirements of performance budgeting system

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

(5) Which of the following form part of the budget in India?
1. Estimated income and expenditure for the following year
2. revised figures for the preceding year
3. revised estimates for the current year
4. actual figures for the previous year

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 1,2 and 3
(d) 1,3 and 4

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

List I List II
1. Mandamus A. What warrant or authority
2. Prohibition B. To be certified
3. Certiorari C. A Command or a mandate
4. Quo Warranto D. Writ of prohibition issued by a superior court to an inferior one
(a) 1-D 2-C 3-B 4-A
(b) 1-C 2-D 3-B 4-A
(C) 1-C 2-D 3-A 4-B
(D) 1-D 2-C 3-A 4-B

(7) Select the correct answer regarding No Confidence Motion from the choices given below.
1. It should state the reasons for its adoption in the Lok Sabha
2. It can be moved against the entire Council of Ministers
3. It is moved for ascertaining the confidence of the Rajya Sabha
4. If it is passed, the council of ministers must resign from the office
(a) 1,2 and 3 only
(b) 1,2,3 and 4 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1,2 and 4 only

(8) Assertion: If in a cut motion during the discussion of demands or grants in the Annual Financial Statement, the reduction demanded is either in the form of a lump sum or omission or reduction of an item in the demand, the motion which enable such cut is known as Economy Cut.
Reason: The motion in the above case represents disapproval of the policy underlying the demand

(9) Which of the following are the reasons for the judicial control over the administration being imminent?
1. Administrators usurp authority
2. rights of citizens have to be protected
3. officers fight for exercise of authority
4. there is need to uphold the law of the land

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

(10) Which among the factors influence centralisation tendency in the organisation?
1. Field officials have less powers to take decisions
2. The extent of central consultation with field officials on matters are formally decided at headquarters
3. The frequency at which the field officers must refer the matters to the Head Office is less
4. There is ample scope for citizens to appeal to headquarters for overruling the field decisions

Choose the correct answer.
(a) 1,3 and 4
(b) 2,3 and 4
(c) 1,2 and 4
(d) 1,2 and 3

(11) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.
List I List II
1. Urwick a. 3 to 4 subordinates
2. Graicunus b. 10 to 12 subordinates
3. Hamilton c. 4 to 5 subordinates
4. Haldane d. 5 to 6 subordinates

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

(12) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.
List I List II
1. Gulick A. three kinds of interdependencies
2. Thompson B. Tension Theory
3. MacFarland C. Four ways of achieving coordination
4. Cleveland D. sub-division of work

(a) 1-C 2-B 3-D 4-A
(B) 1-D 2-A 3-C 4-B
(C) 1-D 2-B 3-D 4-A
(D) 1-C 2-B 3-A 4-D

(13) Match list I with list II and select the correct answer.

List I List II
1. Dual-role (a) decentralisation is an end in itself
2. Political (b) creation of decentralised units
3. Administrative (c) as a methods of resolving disputes
4. Doctrinal (d) establishment of autonomous decentralised units

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

(14) According to Papers on the Science of Administration, the Principles:
1. Can be studies as a technical question, irrespective of the purpose of the enterprise
2 should govern arrangements for human association of any kind
3. can be arrived at deductively from the study of human organisation
4. are applicable in any administrative setting regardless of culture, environment, mission or institutional setting

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

(15) Which one of the following is NOT correct in relation to the meaning of delegation?
(a) Entrustment of powers and right or authority to be exercised
(b) Creation of an obligation, or accountability, on the part of the person accepting the delegation to perform in terms of the standards established
(c) Shifting of workload without transferring corresponding authority to make a decision
(d) Entrustment of responsibility to another for performance

(16) Which of the following are NOT correct about the line agencies?
1. They work indirectly at attaining the goals of organisation
2. They directly deal with the people
3. They provide information and advise to the staff agencies
4. they perform a variety of functions
(a) 2 and 4 only
(b) 3 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 3 and 4 only

(17) Which of the following are NOT true about supervision?
1. Inspection and investigation are not of supervision
2. It has a consultative role
3. Its nature and extent does not differ from one level to another
4. Its work is post-factor review only
5. It is line as well as functional

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

(18) Urwick’s “Principle of Definition” means:
(a) An organisation should have an expressed purpose
(b) Limiting one’s work to a single function
(c) Clear prescription of duties, authority and responsibility of each position
(d) The superior must take absolute responsibility for the work of his subordinates

(19) Michigan studies have suggested on supervision that:

1. Closer the degree of supervision, higher the level of output
2. General the degree of supervision, lower the level of output
3. Closer the degree of supervision, lower the level of output
4. General the degree of supervision, higher the level of output

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

(20) Answer the following question by using the codes given 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
Assertion: Decentralisation, devolution and deconcentration signify transfer of authority
Reason: Delegation is a means of distributing authority in the organisation

1. a
2. b
3. b
4. d
5. d
6. b
7. c
8. c
9. a
10. c
11. b
12. b
13. c
14. c
15. c
16. c
17. d
18. c
19. c
20. b

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