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General Paper Past Questions | JAMB, WAEC, NECO and Post UTME Past Questions


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.

Study the following General Paper past questions and answers for Post UTME. Prepare yourself with official past questions and answers for your upcoming examinations. 


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Question 1

Which of the following groups fall into the Civil Service?

Options

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

Question 2

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

Options

A) The federal public service commission

B) The state civil service commission

C) The executive

D) The National Assembly

Question 3

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

Options

A) Hierarchically arranged

B) Diagonally arranged

C) Secretly arranged

D) Haphazardly arranged

Question 4

The government maintains monopoly over certain services for:

Options

A) Selfish reasons

B) Security and strategic reasons

C) Undisclosed reasons

D) All of the above

Question 5

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

Options

A) General Yakubu Gowon

B) General Murtala Mohammed

C) President Ibrahim Babangida

D) General Olusegun Obasanjo

Question 6

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

Options

A) The legislature

B) The executive

C) The local government

D) The civil service

Question 7

Public corporations can be controlled through:

Options

A) Riots

B) Public opinion

C) Civil disobedience

D) None of the above

Question 8

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

Options

A) Board of directors

B) Board of trustees

C) Managing director

D) Secretary of the board

Question 9

The local government in Nigeria is created to:

Options

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

Question 10

The Civil Service embraces all workers in:

Options

A) All private corporations

B) Public and private companies

C) Government ministries

D) Public corporations


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