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1. India launched the Vision Document for the Asia-Africa Growth corridor in May 2017. Which country is the partner of India is this project?
(A) United States
(B) Indonesia
(C) Japan
(D) Australia

2. Which of the following is not an element of the India-US Nuclear Deal?
(A) Separation of nuclear plants in India between ‘‘Civilian’’ and ‘‘Nuclear’’
(B) Bringing ‘‘civilian’’ plants under IAEA supervision
(C) Closure of ‘‘military’’ plants
(D) Signing India-specific agreement with IAEA for verification

3. Which of the following refugee communities have been given refuge in India?
(a) Tibetans
(b) Sri Lankan Tamils
(c) Afghans
(d) Rohingyas
(A) (a), (b), (c)
(B) (a), (b), (c), (d)
(C) (b), (c), (d)
(D) (a), (c), (d)

4. The Constituent Assembly accepted the constitution on ……………… .
(A) 15th August, 1947
(B) 26th January, 1950
(C) 26th November, 1949
(D) 8th August, 1942

5. Fundamental duties were included in the constitution by the ………….. Amendment.
(A) 44th
(B) 52nd
(C) 42nd
(D) 83rd

6. Article 368 of the constitution deals with:
(A) Emergency Powers
(B) Amendment Procedure
(C) Fundamental Rights
(D) Panchayati Raj System

7. Minimum age of voting has been brought down from:
(A) 25 to 21
(B) 21 to 18
(C) 21 to 20
(D) 20 to 16

8. Which among the following states do not have Vidhan Parishad?
(A) Jammu and Kashmir
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Bihar
(D) Tamil Nadu

9. Indira Gandhi declared internal emergency between:
(A) 1971 – 73
(B) 1975 – 77
(C) 1980 – 84
(D) 1975 – 78

10. Which of the following is not the function of Parliament?
(A) To form or end the government
(B) To represent the electorate
(C) To interpret the laws
(D) To legislate

11. Provincial Autonomy began with Government of India Act ………….
(A) 1909
(B) 1919
(C) 1935
(D) 1937

12. Article 32 of the Constitution deals with:
(A) Judicial Reforms
(B) Judicial Review
(C) Judicial Activism
(D) Judicial Academy

13. Who is the Chairman of Niti Ayog?
(A) President
(B) Prime Minister
(C) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(D) Home Minister

14. …………………. supported Dunkel Draft and GATT.
(A) Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat
(B) Kisan Sabha
(C) Shetkari Sanghatana
(D) Bhartiya Kisan Union

15. The withdrawal of the State from various walks of Social Life is the result of:
(A) Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation
(B) Terrorism
(C) Inter-state Disputes
(D) Regionalism

16. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with his followers in ……….. .
(A) Bodhgaya
(B) Nagpur
(C) Mumbai
(D) Sarnath

17. Who among the following has the constitutional responsibility of creating new States?
(A) Supreme Court
(B) Prime Minister
(C) Parliament
(D) State legislature

18. Free and compulsory education for the children upto the age of 14 is now a part of ………………………. .
(A) Fundamental Right
(B) Directive Principles of State Policy
(C) Legal Right
(D) Preamble
19. World Social Forum was a platform against ………………………. .
(A) Socialism
(B) Globalisation
(C) Cold war
(D) War

20. M. S. Swaminathan Committee Report deals with ………………….. .
(A) Industrial labour
(B) Centre-State Relations
(C) Agriculture
(D) Road Safety

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21. Which of the following represents politicisation of religion?
(a) Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid Dispute
(b) Conversions
(c) Affirmative Action
(d) Reorganisation of States
(A) (b) and (c)
(B) (c) and (d)
(C) (a) and (c)
(D) (a) and (b)

22. Twelve members are nominated to the Rajya Sabha by ………………. .
(A) President of India
(B) Prime Minister of India
(C) Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(D) Supreme Court of India

23. Give the correct answer by using the codes given below:
Assertion (A): Globalization does not put an end to the state and Public Administration.
Reason (R): Globalization is not effecting ‘roll back’ of state and not failing to reinvent the government.
(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

24. Who among the following scholars is at the forefront in developing neoliberal perspective?
(A) Frederick Von Hayek
(B) John Rawls
(C) Claus Offe
(D) Peter Drucker

25. Comparative public administration emerged on account of the following reasons and conditions. Identify the incorrect option as an answer:
(A) Search for theory
(B) Urge for practical application
(C) Deep interest in the cultures, politics and administration of newly formed nations
(D) Cold war

26. Who has described the new emerging regulatory regime as the ‘Schumpeterian Workfare State’?
(A) Paul Streeten
(B) Anthony Giddens
(C) Paul Wilding
(D) Bob Jessop

27. Which one of the following facts about generic management is incorrect?
(A) First conscious and systematic application of management principles was in US Army
(B) It was done by Elihu Root in 1901, who was US President Roosevelt’s Secretary of war
(C) The First Management Congress was held at Prague in 1922
(D) Principles of management were differentiated between business and non-business organization in Prague Congress

28. Who emphasized the need for clearly spelling out the objectives of every manager in either private or public organization? So that he could control his performance and direct his efforts towards achieving the objectives of his organization?
(A) F. W. Riggs
(B) Peter F. Drucker
(C) Frederic Herzberg
(D) Rensis Likert

29. Who introduced the concept of ‘knowledge worker’ and ‘knowledge based organization’?
(A) Joseph Coats
(B) Warren Bennis
(C) Peter Drucker
(D) Chris Argyris

30. Mary Parker Follett was criticized for:
(A) Ignoring concerns of her time
(B) Not interpreting social content of organization scientifically
(C) Her thesis on depersonalization of order
(D) Drawing distinction between ‘‘power over’’ and ‘‘power with’’

31. Which one of the following concepts favours market-friendly and business process engineering, apart from continuing with old principles of public administration?
(A) Scientific Management
(B) Science of Administration
(C) New Public Management
(D) New Public Administration

32. Give the correct answer by using the codes given below:
Assertion (A): The public-private distinction should not be viewed as a matter of orthodoxy.
Reason (R): Many of the organizational designs and practices pioneered by the private sector may be profitably introduced in public administration.
(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

33. The Citizens’ Charter is based on the following principles:
(a) Wide publicity on the standards of performance of public agencies
(b) Assured quality of services
(c) Access to information
(d) Simplified grievance redressal
(A) (a), (b) and (d)
(B) (a), (b) (c) and (d)
(C) (b), (c) and (d)
(D) (a) and (c)

34. Number of social accountability initiatives are undertaken in different parts of the world which are as follows:
(a) Participatory Budget Analysis
(b) Participatory Expenditure Trecking
(c) Community Score Cards
(d) Citizen Report Cards
(A) (a), (c) and (d)
(B) (b), (c) and (d)
(C) (a), (b), (c) and (d)
(D) (b) and (c)

35. Traditional mechanism of accountability are:
(a) CAG
(b) Public Accounts Committee
(c) Corruption – Controlling agencies like Central Vigilance Commission
(d) Social Audit
(A) (a), (b), (c) and (d)
(B) (a), (b) and (c)
(C) (b), (c) and (d)
(D) (c) and (d)

36. ‘Democratic Deficit’ concerns with:
(a) Declining levels of citizens trust in political institutions
(b) Primacy of form over substance
(c) Shift from representative democracy to participatory democracy
(d) Not holding regular elections
(A) (a), (c) and (d)
(B) (c) and (d)
(C) (a), (b) and (c)
(D) (a), (b) and (d)

37. ‘Social Audit’ means:
(a) A process that enables an organization to assess benefits accrued
(b) Measuring the extent to which an organization lives up to shared values and committed objectives
(c) Helping an organization in budgetary planning process
(d) Reviewing governmental expenditure
(A) (a) and (b)
(B) (a), (b) and (d)
(C) (b) and (c)
(D) (a) and (d)

38. Policy evaluation is done by the following methods:
(a) Policy impact evaluation
(b) Policy strategy evaluation
(c) Policy project appraisal
(d) Policy monitoring mechanism
(A) (a), (b) and (c)
(B) (a), (b) (c) and (d)
(C) (b) and (c)
(D) (b), (c) and (d)

39. ‘The Policy Sciences’ is regarded as the first systematic book towards building a new field of enquiry in Public Administration. Who authored it?
(A) John Dewey
(B) Harold Lasswell
(C) Peter de Leon
(D) S. S. Nagel

40. Proliferation of private-public partnership and exchange is posing a challenge to:
(A) Good governance
(B) Legislative and executive means of accountability
(C) Regulatory architecture
(D) Quality of public services

41. The idea of deconstruction is associated with ……………. .
(A) Jacques Derrida
(B) Saussure
(C) Heidegger
(D) Frankfurt School

42. Critical theory proposes to create ……………. .
(A) Egalitarian society
(B) Counter culture
(C) A level playing field
(D) Free market society

43. According to Habermas, modern capitalists systems have a tendency to develop one of the following identity:
(A) Legitimation deficit
(B) Democratic deficit
(C) Consensus deficit
(D) Communication deficit

44. The philosophy of natural rights had depended on:
(A) Ethical theory
(B) Political self-consciousness
(C) Authority rationalism
(D) Revolutionary era

45. A well known feminist slogan is that, the personal is:
(A) Liberating
(B) Unacceptable
(C) Political
(D) Conflictual

46. ‘Foundational equality’ means:
(A) Being born equal and of equal moral worth
(B) One person, one vote
(C) Having same chance to rise and fall in society
(D) Equal opportunity to develop unequal skills and abilities

47. Which one of the following political ideologies has longer history?
(A) Marxism
(B) Socialism
(C) Liberalism
(D) Feminism

48. For which one of the following principles, Locke has been criticized for not explaining adequately?
(A) Property
(B) Consent
(C) Tolerance
(D) Rule of law

49. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(A) Michel Foucault: Power as capillary
(B) Karl Marx: Power as means of exploitation
(C) Hannah Arendt: Power as collective work
(D) Steven Lukes: Power as means of repression

50. Give the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) Plato’s book ‘Republic’ deals with Idealism
(b) Plato’s book ‘Laws’ deals with Realism
(c) Plato’s book ‘Republic’ deals with Realism
(d) Plato’s book ‘Laws’ deals with Idealism
(A) (a) is correct but (b) is incorrect
(B) (b) is correct but (a) is incorrect
(C) (c) and (d) are correct
(D) (a) and (b) are correct