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General Paper is tested by some exam bodies and Nigerian institutions like UNILAG, UNIBEN, UNILORIN, BUK etc in their Post UTME. The subject usually tests the candidate’s general knowledge or combines different subjects that are relevant to different courses.

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Question 1

Which of the following groups fall into the Civil Service?


A) The police, the army, and the air force

B) Employees of NEPA, NNPC and NRC

C) Employees of ministries of finance, education and transportation

D) All of the above

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Question 2

The recruitment or appointment of the permanent secretary is one of the duties of:


A) The federal public service commission

B) The state civil service commission

C) The executive

D) The National Assembly

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Question 3

In the organizational structure of the ministry or government department, offices and positions are:


A) Hierarchically arranged

B) Diagonally arranged

C) Secretly arranged

D) Haphazardly arranged

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Question 4

The government maintains monopoly over certain services for:


A) Selfish reasons

B) Security and strategic reasons

C) Undisclosed reasons

D) All of the above

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Question 5

Ministers of local government and chieftancy affairs were abolished in Nigeria by:


A) General Yakubu Gowon

B) General Murtala Mohammed

C) President Ibrahim Babangida

D) General Olusegun Obasanjo

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Question 6

Policy analysis, policy implementation and plan setting are some of the functions of:


A) The legislature

B) The executive

C) The local government

D) The civil service

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Question 7

Public corporations can be controlled through:


A) Riots

B) Public opinion

C) Civil disobedience

D) None of the above

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Question 8

The general supervision of a public corporation is carried out by the:


A) Board of directors

B) Board of trustees

C) Managing director

D) Secretary of the board

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Question 9

The local government in Nigeria is created to:


A) Create more civil service jobs

B) Encourage competition and rivalry among communities

C) Bring the government nearer to the people

D) Prevent the creation of more states

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)


The local government is created for the reason of bringing the people near to the state or federal government.

Explanation provided by Opeyemi

Question 10

The Civil Service embraces all workers in:


A) All private corporations

B) Public and private companies

C) Government ministries

D) Public corporations

Exam Body: University of Lagos (UNILAG)