MCQs on Payment of Wages Act 1936

1. Which of the following is not included under the definition of wages given under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936?
(a) Basic Wage
(b) Dearness Allowance
(c) Incentive
(d) Gratuity

2. Under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 the maximum limit on deductions should not ordinarily cross
(a) 50 percent generally and 65 percent in case of payments due to the cooperatives
(b) 60 percent generally and 75 percent in case of payments due to the cooperatives
(c) 50 percent generally and 75 percent in case of payments due to the cooperatives
(d) 40 percent generally and 75 percent in case of payments due to the cooperatives

3. If deduction is made contrary to the provisions of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 the aggrieved employee can write to the inspector appointed under the Act within the time period given below from the date on which the deduction from wages was made or the date on which the payment of wages is due
(a) two years
(b) one year
(c) twelve weeks
(d) six weeks

4. Under which labour legislation in India the provision of check-off has been accepted?
(a) Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
(b) Trade Unions Act, 1926
(c) Payment of Wages Act, 1936
(d) Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act

5. The present wage ceiling per month for the purpose of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 is 
(a) Rs. 10. 000/-
(b) Rs. 15, 000/-
(c) Rs. 18, 000/-                                                           
(d) Rs. 20,000/-

6. As per Payment of Wages Act, 1936, in  railway factory or industrial or other establishment upon or in which less than one thousand persons are employed, wages shall be paid before the expiry of the 
(a) Seventh day of the month.
(b) Tenth Day of the months
(c) Third Day of the months
(d) None of the above

7. According to this Act, the maximum wage period or payment of wages to employees by employer should not exceed 
(a) 45 days
(b) 15 days
(c) 30 days
(d) 60 days

8.If the employee is terminated or removed for the employment by the employer, the wage of that employee should be paid within -------- days from the day on which he was removed or terminated. 
(a) 7 days
(b) 15 days
(c) 30 dyas
(d) 2 days

9.The total amount of deductions from wages of employees should not exceed -------- percentage. 
(a) 50 %
(b) 70 %
(c) 25 %
(d) 40 %

10.Total amount of fine imposed by the employer on employees should not exceed -------- percentage of his wage
(a) 1 %
(b) 3 %
(c) 7 %
(d) 5 %

11. Fine should be recovered within ------- days from the date on which fine were imposed. 
(a) 30 days
(b) 45 days
(c) 60 days
(d) 75 days

12. If 10 or more persons together absent for the duty without any notice and without reasonable cause, employer can make -------- days wages as deduction from their wage. 
(a) 30 day
(b) 10 day
(c) 7 day
(d) 8 day

13.If wage period exceed one month, the employer may be punished  with fine which shall not be less than -------- 1000/- rupees but which may extend to --------- 7500/- rupees. 
(a) Rs.1000/- and Rs.7500/- 
(b) Rs.1000/- and Rs.10,000/-
(c) Rs. 500/- and Rs. 5000/-
(d) Rs.750/- and Rs.6000/-

14. Whoever obstructs an Inspector in the discharge of his duties under this Act, he may be punished with fine which may extend --------- rupees 
(a) Rs.5000/-
(b) Rs.3000/-
(c) Rs.7500/-
(d) Rs.3500/-

15. Fine should not be imposed on any employee who is under the age of ------- years. 
(a) 21 years
(b) 18 years
(c) 15 years
(d) 14 years



  1. Please confirm on Question 3. Is it Twelve Weeks or Twelve months.

    Thanks for lovely questions

  2. i doubt ques no 6. it should be 7th day of month..

  3. yes it is 12 month for q-3 and 7th day of month for q-6

  4. I doubt question No. 6 . I think the answer is before the expiry of the Seventh day.

    1. It's 7 days for less than 1000 employees and above that 10 days

  5. please provide various type of questions for this chapter

  6. I have doubt on 11 question , I think answer is 90 days

  7. answer is 90 as per latest amendment


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