MPSC Assistant Commissioner (Word officer) Question Paper 2017

Assistant Commissioner (Word officer)

1. How much population is considered for metropolitan cities as per the Constitution
(74th Amendment) Act, 1992 ?

(a) 10 lakhs or more
(b) 20 lakhs or more
(c) 50 lakhs or more
(d) 1 crore or more
Answer options :

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

2.In Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene theory organisation policy, administration, supervisor,
working conditions and salary are characterised as

(1) Achievement factors
(2) Motivation factors
(3) Esteem factors
(4) Hygiene factors

3.”The State Government shall take steps to organise Village Panchayats and endow
them with such powers as may be necessary to enable them to function as unit of Self
Govt.” The provision is mentioned in the following

(1) Part I of the Constitution
(2) Part IV-A of the Constitution
(3) Part III of the Constitution
(4) Part IV of the Constitution

4.Which of the following principles of management is violated by Insecure employees
who refer everything to their superiors because they are afraid to take decisions and by
superiors who continue to make decisions that have supposedly been delegated ?

(1) Unity of command
(2) Span of control
(3) Exception
(4) Scalar

5.According to the Balvantray MehataCommittee, the District Collector should be

(1) From out of Zilla Parishad
(2) A non-voting member of Zilla Parishad
(3) A member of Zilla Parishad having the right to vote
(4) The Chairman of Zilla Parishad

6.A cross-functional organisation structure in which individuals performing one function,
such as accounting, report to the senior executive in accounting and to other senior
executive in-charge of a geographical region is called

(1) Line organisation
(2) Matrix organisation
(3) Informal organisation
(4) Bureaucratic organisation

7.Henry Mintzberg states managers play three types of roles. Which of the following is not
in the three categories ?

(1) Supervisory roles
(2) Inter-personal roles
(3) Decisional roles
(4) Informational roles

8.Which of the following is not a controlling technique ?

a) Budgeting
b) Management Information System
c) SWOT analysis
d) PERT and CPM

Answer options :

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

9.What are the major problems of public enterprises ?

(a) Public acountability
(b) Autonomy of management
(c) Composition of Board of Directors

Answer options :

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

10.Which of the following model postulates that a leader’s job is to use institutional structure,support and reward to motivate sub-ordinates to achieve organisation goals ?

(1) Management by objectives (MBO)
(2) Path-Goal model (Evans)
(3) Trait model of leadership
(4) Contingency model

11.A Councillor had visited a foreign country for his medical treatment and as such could
not attend the Corporation’s meetings for six successive months. Under the Bombay
Provincial Municipal Corporations Act, 1949, the Councillor shall

(1) Cease to hold office, even the leave is approved by the Municipal Corporation
(2) Cease to hold office unless the absence was pre-approved by the Municipal
(3) Cease to hold office till the leave has to be approved by the Municipal Corporation
(4) The Councillor shall not suffer any disability

12.If a Municipality is dissolved before expiration of its duration, election to be held within a period of

(1) Three months
(2) Six months
(3) Nine months
(4) One year

13.Which of the following is not an obligatory function of Municipal bodies ?

(1) Maintenance of public hospitals
(2) Maintenance of public parks
(3) Establishment of primary schools
(4) Regulation of offensive trades and professions

14.The correct statement about Contonment Boards are

(a) This system of Municipal Administration is a traditional British Legacy in our country
(b) They are set-up under the resolution passed by the Ministry of Defence
(c) The Ministry of Defence exercises direct administrative control over them
(d) Cantonment Board consist of elected members only

Answer options :

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

15.Panchayat Raj is a system of :

(1) Local Government
(2) Local Administration
(3) Llrban Local Self Government
(4) Rural Local Self Government

16.Which of the following plans are focussed on the specific procedures and processes
that occur within lower levels of the organisation ?

(1) Contingency plan
(2) Operational plan
(3) Tactical plan
(4) Strategic plan

17.In which system of performance appraisal does the superior and the sub-ordinate agree
upon specific and attainable goals with a set of deadline ?

1) 360 degree appraisal
2) Management by objectives(MBO)
3) Administrative per4formance appraisal
4) Employee self appraisal

18.Panchayati Raj is a system of

(1) Loal Govt.
(2) Local Administration
(3) Local Self Govt.
(4) Rural Local Self Govt

19.Employees become motivated due to which of the following motivations ?

(a) Primary motivation
(b) Secondary motivation
(c) Basic motivation
(d) Derived motivation

Answer optlons :

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

20.Which of the following does not include in controlling function of management ?

(1) Fixing standard
(2) Measuring performance
(3) Comparison
(4) Planning

21.Who s the Chief Executive Officer of the Panchayat Samiti ?

(1) Sub Division.Officer
(2) Block Development Officer
(3) District Collector
(4) Tehsildar

22.Panchayati Raj form of Rural Local Govt. was first adopted by the

(1) Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
(2) Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal
(3) Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh
(4) Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

23.Which leadership theory postulates that people are born or are made with certain qualities that will make them excel in leadership roles ?

(1) Great man theory
(2) Trait theory
(3) Transactional theory
(4) Contingency theory

24.’The book ‘Principles of Scientific Management’ was written in 191 1 by

(1) Henry Fayol
(2) Fredric W. Taylor
(3) Koontz and O’Donnel
(4) None of the above

25.Which type of control involves gathering information about a completed activity,
evaluating that information and try to improve similar activities in the future ?

(1) Strategic control
(3) Feedback control
(2) Feed forward control
(4) Concurrent control

26.When was the further amendment made in the Constitution (74th Amendment Act) 1992 ?

(a) lSt April 1992
(b) 2oth April 1992
(c) 20th April 1993
(d) 26th January 1992

Answer options :

(1) (a) only
(2) (b) only
(3) (c) only
(4) None of the above

27.Which E-governance model is designed to channelise valuable information to a targeted
audience or spread it in wider public domain through the use of ICT and convergent
media ?

(1) Critical flow model
(2) Broadcasting model
(3) Inter-active service model
(4) Mobilisation and Lobbing model

28.What is the minimum age limit to be eligible for membership of the Municipal Corporation ?

(a) 18 years
(b) 20 years
(c) 21 years
(d) 25 years

Answer options :

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

29.In modern responsive administration process

(1) The administration is accountable to public through a set of hierarchical structures
(2) Administration is responsible to public through the elected representatives
(3) The administration enables citizens to directly participate in governance
(4) The inputs from the public are given importance in government programmes

30.The framework of inter-relationships among individuals and departments that describe
relationships of reporting and accountability is called

(1) Chain of command
(2) Functional arrangement
(3) Specialisation
(4) Organisation structure

31.Preparing a statement of estimated inconie and estimated expenditure for a specific
future period is called__________

1) Time budget
2) Master budget
3) Operating budget
4) Financial budget

32. Budget is a___________tool of the management.

(1) Motivation
(2) Organisation
(3) Decision making
(4) Communication

33.Budgetary control system is required by an organisation because____________.

(1) Management wants to keep watch on employees
(2) That is the only work of management
(3) Estimation, implementation of tasks and taking corrective measures leads
(4) Organisations aim at high profitability

34.__________means that the performance appraisal is influenced by the past performance.

(1) Horn effect
(2) Halo effect
(3) Spillover effect
(4) None of these

35.Flexible budget is prepared in the Organisation for

(1) Various levels of operation
(2) Various departments
(3) Various period
(4) All the above

36._____________ is process of choosing capable and competent people for the job.

(1) Recruitment
(2) Selection
(3) Placement
(4) Performance appraisal

37.The method of performance appraisal of an employee in Government Organisation is

(1) Confidential report
(2) Opinion from colleagues
(3) Check list
(4) Evaluation report

38.National Commission of Floods set up in 1976 belives that floods have increased in
recent years. Which of the following reasons islare responsible for it ?

(a) Deforestation
(b) Drainage congestion
(c) Construction of dams along rivers

Answer options :

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

39.Maslow’s theory of motlvation of employees IS based on________.

(1) Salary
(2) Facilities
(3) Hierarchy of needs
(4) All the above

40.Zero base budgeting technique was first employed in the country__________

(1) England
(2) America
(3) India
(4) Japan

41.The fundamental assumption in zero-base budgeting is_____________.

(1) Previous year is not considered as base year
(2) Each year is new year
(3) Estimation of expenditure is zero-base
(4) All the above

42._____________is prepared for the purpose of forecasting the amount required to meet out
the various administrative activities.

(1) Selling and distribution budget
(2) Capital expenditure budget
(3) Cost of production budget
(4) Administrative expenses budget

43.To improve the efficiency of an employee in an organisation, the management adopts _______

(1) High salary to employee
(2) Break in work (Rest)
(3) Training of employee
(4) Punishment for less performance

44.Human Resource Audit is________in India.

(1) Compulsory
(2) Voluntary
(3) A necessity
(4) Statutory

45.McGregor’s theory of ‘Y’ says that employees are________

(1) Creative
(2) Ready to accept responsibility
(3) Get satisfaction by implementing the tasks
(4) All the above

46.__________is the process of estimating future manpower needs of the Organization.

(1) Promotion
(2) Placement
(3) Recruitment
(4) Human Resource Planning

47.Performance appraisal of an employee is a part of________
1) Human Resource Management
2) Financial Management
3) marketing management
4) Distribution Management

48._________interviews are also called as standardised interviews.

(1) Structured
(2) Group
(3) Unstructured
(4) Individual

49.__________type of interview is conducted for an employee who has submitted the resignation recently.

(1) In depth interview
(2) Individual interview
(3) Exit interview
(4) Informal interview

50.ERG motivational theory developed by__________.

(1) Maslow
(2) Clayton Alderfers
(3) Douglas McGregor
(4) William Ouchi

51.Which of the followings are objectives of public private partnership ?
(a) Designing project, completing project
(b) Financing project
(c) Completing project, implementing project
(d) Sanctioning project
Which of the given above statementistatements islare correct?

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

52.In connection with the various types of organizations consider the following statements :

(a) Functional Organization, Project Organization and Matrixorganization are the three
most traditional project management structures that are still used today because of
their effectiveness.

(b) Formal Organization, Line Organ~zation, Line andstaff Organization are three most
traditional project management structures that are still used today because of their effectiveness.

Which of the statementlstatements given above islare correct ?

(1) (a) only
(2) (b) only
(3) Both (a) and (b)
(4) None of the above

53.Which of the following are two parties of partnership in public-private partnership ?

(a) Government and public company
(b) Government agency and public company
(c) Government agency and private company
(d) Public company and private company

Which of the above statementktatements idare correct ?

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

54.Which of the following is the Chairman of Mumbai Metropolitian Region Development
Authority ?

(1) Minister for Urban Development, Government of Maharashtra
(2) Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra
(3) Minister of State for Urban Development, Government of Maharashtra
(4) Minister for Housing, Government of Maharashtra

55.In connection with the project success consider the following statements :

(a) A.project is successful when the needs of the stakeholders have been met.
(b) A project is successful when the needs of the customers have been met.
Which of the statemenvstatements given above jdare correct ?

(1) (a) only
(2) (b) only
(3) Both (a) and (b)
(4) None of the above

56.In connection with the project development cycle consider the following statements :

(a) The project development cycle consists of three broad phases; pre-investment phase,
implementation phase and operational phase.

(b) The project development cycle consists of three broad phases; planning phase,
controlling phase and direct~ng phase.

Which of the statemenffstaternents given above idare correct ?

(1) (a) only
(2) (b) only
(3) Both (a) and (b)
(4) None of the above

57.The followings are the advantages of Build, Operate and Transfer method of prom financing.

(a) Encourage private investment
(b) Encourage foreign capital investment in the country
(c) Completing the project in planned time
(d) Reduce the cost of project

Which of the above options are correct ?

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

58.In connection with project management performance consider the following statements :

(a) Project management performance will largely depend on the real worldenvironment.
(b) Project management performance will largely depend on the local environment.

Which of the statementktatements given above islare correct ?

(1) (a) only
(2) (b) only
(3) Both (a) and (b)
(4) None of the above

59.Critical path method commonly used for following types of project,

(a) Construction, aerospace and defense projects
(b) Production development and research development projects
(c) Engineering and plant maintanance projects
(d) All projects with interdependent activities

Which of the statementktatements given above idare correct?

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

60.Which of the following is purpose the ‘Critical path method’ project model technique is
used ?

(a) Controlling a project (b) Managing a project
(c) Financing a project (d) Budgeting a project

Which of the statementlstatements given above islare correct ?

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

61.Which of the following statement is incorrect ?

(a) On 26’h January2001 Gujarat experienced worst earthquake measuring 8.1 on the
Richter scale.
(b) Epicenter was 20 kms North-east of Bhuj.

Answer optlons :

(1) Only (a)
(2) (a) and (b)
(3) Only (b)
(4) None

62.In Latur district of Maharashtra when earthquake was occurred ?

(1) 29th September, 1993
(2) 3oth October, 1993
(3) 30th September, 1993
(4) 29th October, 1993

63.Which of the following State is not related to cyclone related natural hazard ?

(1) Tamil Nadu
(2) Orissa
(3) Gujarat
(4) Karnataka

64.The centre for disaster District Management of Government of Maharashtra was set up in

(1) August 1996
(2) January 1996
(3) May 1995
(4) January 1995

65.Which of the following statements are correct about the earthquake disasters, choose
the correct option from the answer options :

(a) 17th January, 1995 – Kobe, Japan
(b) 30th May, 1998 – Afghanistan
(c) 29th March 1999 – Uttar Pradesh, lndia
(d) 26th January 2001 – Maharashtra, lndia

Answer options :

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

66.Drought affected districts in Maharashtra get annual rainfall between__________

(1) 1000 to 1500 mm
(2) 750 to 850 mm
(3) 600 to 750 mm
(4) 850 to 950 mm

67.In last 300 years, which of the following earthquake in lndia was the most devastating ?

(1) Shillong 1987
(2) Kangra 1905
(3) Bhuja 2001
(4) Uttarkashi 1991

68.Which of the following is the nodal ministry for drought management ?

(1) Union ini is try of Agrjculture
(2) Union Ministry of Environment
(3) Union Mlnistry of Finance
(4) All the above

69.Which of the following statements isfare correct ?

(a) The parent agency of National Disaster Management Authority is Ministry of Home Affairs.
(b) The Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority is Home Minister.

Answer options :

(1) Only (a)
(2) Only (b)
(3) Both
(4) None

70.Cyclones of a diameter of_________km or more is one of the most destructive and
dangerous atmospheric storms on the earth.

(1) 400 km
(2) 600 km
(3) 800 km
(4) 1000 km

71.As per the provisions of Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, 1966 every
Planning Authority shall have to prepare for the area within its jurisdiction a

(1) Development Plan
(2) Regional Plan
(3) Economic Plan
(4) Master Plan

72.Ar. Le Corbusier designed the ‘Chandigarh Town’ in the shape of __________

(1) Human body
(2) Animal body
(3) Bird body
(4) None of the above

73.According to the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification dated 6th January, 201 1, in
CRZ-III area

(1) Buildings shall be permitted on the landward side of the existing road only
(2) Buildings shall be permitted on the landward side of the existing road or on the
landward side of the existing authorised structure
(3) Buildings shall be permitted on the landward side of the existing authorised structure
(4) Buildings shall be permitted between 200 to 500 mts. from High Tide Line on the
landward side so long it is within the ambit of traditional rights and customary uses
subject to certain conditions

74.First Appeal under Right to Information Act, 2005 is to be disposed off maximum in how
many days 7

(1) 45 days
(2) 30 days
(3) 90 days
(4) 60 days

75.As per the provisions of Sanctioned Development Control Regulation of Greater Mumbai,
1991, a slum rehabilitation project shall be considered preferably when submitted

(1) Owner of plot
(2) Only Registered Co-operative Housing Society of hutment dwellers on plot
(3) Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority
(4) Proposed or registered Cp-operative Housing Society of hutment dwellers on plot

76.Latest planned city of India and de-facto capital city of Andhra Pradesh

(1) Amaravati
(2) Vishakhapattanam
(3) Guntur
(4) Nizamabad