(1) Under which Article of the Constitution did the President gave his assent to the ordinance of electoral reforms when it was sent back to him by the Union Cabinet without making any changes (in the year 2002)
(a) Article 121
(b) Article 122
(c) Article 123
(d) Article 124
(2) Match the following
List I List II
A. Directive Principles of State Policy 1.
B. Fundamental Rights 2.
C. Concurrent List 3.
to the Union 5
(a) A-5 B-4 C-1 D-2
(b) A-3 B-5 C-2 D-1
(c) A-5 B-4 C-2 D-1
(d) A-3 B-5 C-1 D-2
(3) Consider the following:
1. The Speaker of Lok Sabha has the power to adjourn the House sine die but, on prorogation, it is only the President who can summon the House
2. Unless sooner dissolved or there is an extension of the term, there is an automatic dissolution of the Lok Sabha by efflux of time, at the end of the period of five years, even if no formal order of dissolution is issued by the President
3. The Speaker of Lok Sabha continues in office even after the dissolution of the House and until immediately before the first meeting of the House
Which of the statements given below are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1,2 and 3
(4) Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India?
(a) It contains the scheme of the distribution of powers between the
(b) It contains the languages listed in the Constitution
(c) It contains the provisions regarding the administration of tribal areas
(d) It allocates seats in the Council of States
(5) The Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament for Railway Zones is constituted by the
(a) President of
(b) Ministry of Railways
(c) Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
(d) Ministry of Transport
(6) Consider the following statements:
1. The joint sitting of the two houses of the Parliament in
2. the first joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was held in the year 1961
3. The second joint sitting of the two Houses of Indian Parliament was held to pass the Banking Service Commission (Repeal) Bill.
Which of these statements is correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1,2 and 3
(7) Which one of the following statements is correct?
(a) Only the Rajya Sabha and not the Lok Sabha can have nominated members
(b) There is a constitutional provision for nominating two members belonging to the Anglo-Indian Community to the Rajya Sabha
(c) There is no constitutional bar for a nominated member to be appointed as a Union minister
(d) A nominated member can vote both in the Presidential and Vice Presidential elections
(a) 1 and 2 are correct
(b) 2 and 3 are correct
(c) 3 and 4 are correct
(d) l and 4 are correct
(8) Which of the following are the features of Agraria?
1. Diffuse patterns
2. Deferential stratification system
3. Egalitarian Class system
4. Particularistic norms
a. All the above
b. Only 1,2 and 3
c. Only 2,3 and 4
d. Only 1,2 and 4
(9) Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
(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: In welfare states, Public Administration touches almost all aspects of a citizen’s life.
Reason: The scope and importance of Public Administration increases with increasing societal complexity, specialisation and differentiation.
(10) If the Prime Minister of
(a) he will not be able to vote in his favour in the event of a no-confidence motion
(b) he will not be able to speak on the budget in the Lower House \
(c) he can make statements only in the Upper House
(d) he has to become a member of the Lower House within six months after being sworn in as the Prime Minister
(11) Consider the following statements.
1. All public officials are servants of the whole community and not of any group thereof.
2. Every person may sue for redress as provided by law from the state
3. The Government adopted the National Personnel Curtailment Plan to cut-back the size of public officials.
(12) 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
Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.
(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
(13) Arrange the following Independent Regulatory Commissions of USA in chronological order.
1. The Civil Aeronautics Board
2. The National Labour Relations Board
3. The Federal Communications Commission
4. The Federal Trade Commission
(14) Which among the following are the features of recruitment system in the
1. The Federal Service Entrance Exam and the Professional and Administrative Career Exam are two major exams.
2. There are three types of examination-written tests, oral test and performance tests.
3. The examinations are either “assembled” or “unassembled”.
(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 only
(c) 1,2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
(15) The Privy Council of Great Britain is presided over by
(a) Chancellor of Exchequer
(b) Speaker of House of Commons
(c) Lord President of the Council
(d) Prime Minister
(16) Which among the following are the recommendations of the Northcote-Trevelyan Report?
1. Promotion within the service should be by merit and not seniority
2. More attention should be given to career management
3. Recruitment should be by open competitive examination.
(a) 1,2 and 3
(b) only 1 and 3
(c) only 1 and 2
(d) only 1
(17) Which among the following is NOT one of the objectives of Whitley Councils?
(a) To secure maximum cooperation between the state and the general body of civil servants
(b) to provide machinery for the discussion and ventilation of the grievances related to the service conditions of the staff
(c) Setting up of Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal
(d) To bring together the experience and different viewpoints of the representatives of administrative, executive and clerical civil service in solving the problems
(18) Which among the following is NOT one of the features of Driot Administratif?
(a) It awards compensation to citizens for injuries sustained by them at the hands of administrative authorities
(b) It does not distinguish the personal acts of public officials and their official ones.
(c) It provides for a special tribunal to try officials when they are sued by private citizens for their official wrongful acts
(d) It deals with the citizens’ rights and liabilities
(19) “Administration signifies the organisation, personnel, practices and procedures essential to effective performance of civilian functions entrusted to the executive branch of the government”. The above definition of administration was given by
(a) D Waldo
(b) E N Gladden
(c) P McQueen
(d) John A Veig
(20) Which one of the following is NOT one of the five motivating concerns of comparative public administration as identified by Ferrel Heady?
(a) The search for theory
(b) To learn the distinctive features of a particular system
(c) The urge for practical application
(d) The incidental contribution of the broader field of comparative politics