Competitive Exams: Commerce MCQs (Practice-Test 71 of 99)

  1. Scalar principle refers to the

    1. responsibility of a subordinate to a superior

    2. conflict of instructions from two or more superior

    3. existence of a clear line of authority in all parts of the organisation

    4. delegation of authority at all levels of an organisation

  2. ‘Matrix Organisation’ refers to a form of

    1. organisation where authority and responsibility coexist

    2. organisation in which two or more basic types of departmentation are combined

    3. mathematical arrangement of events in columns and rows

    4. organisation where mathematical simulation is used

  3. Match List I (Management Functions) with List II (Terms related to each of them) and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Planning

    2. Controlling

    3. Directing

    4. Communicating

    1. Morale

    2. Goal

    3. Coding

    4. Deviation

    5. Recruitment

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  4. Consider the following steps

    1. Measurement of performance

    2. Establishment of standards

    3. Comparison between performance and standards

    4. Correction of deviations

    The correct sequence in which these steps are undertaken in the process of controlling is

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 2, 1, 3, 4

    3. 3, 1, 2, 4

    4. 1, 3, 2, 4

  5. Consider the following elements

    1. Policies

    2. Objectives

    3. Programmes

    4. Procedures

    The correct sequence of these elements in the planning process is:

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 1, 2, 4, 3

    3. 2, 1, 4, 3

    4. 2, 1, 3, 4

  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Ohio State University study

    2. University of Michigan study

    3. Likert's System Four

    4. Fiedler's Leadership Model

    1. Production-centred and Employee-centred

    2. Consideration and initiating structure

    3. Country-club, Team manager, Impoverished, Task manager

    4. Exploitative authoritative, Benevolent authoritative, Consultative, Participative

    5. Leader-member relations, Task structure, Position power

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  7. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Principles of Management

    2. Management by objectives

    3. Human Resources

    4. Human Relations School

    1. Douglas McGregor

    2. Chester Barnard

    3. Henry Fayol Approach School

    4. George Elton Mayo

    5. Peter Drucker

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  8. Consider the following principles

    1. Harmony of objectives

    2. Unity of command

    3. Division of work

    4. Responsibility

    Which of these principles are NOT parts of ‘Direction’

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  9. An optimising model is designed to

    1. get the maximum results with minimum inputs

    2. solve problems by eliminating the blocks in the process of goal achievement

    3. lead the selection of the best course of action from among available alternatives

    4. reduce the burden of organisational hierarchy.

  10. Gantt chart is essentially a pictorial presentation of

    1. a modified procedure for productivity improvement

    2. an organisation chart in the form of bar diagram

    3. a time-event network analysis

    4. position chart of the functions to be carried out by the members of a work team

  11. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Managerial Grid

    2. 3 − D Approach

    3. Contingency Model

    4. Systems Approach

    1. H Koontz

    2. E E Fiedler

    3. R R Blake

    4. R Likert

    5. W I Reddin

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  12. Consider the following steps

    1. Analysis of each decision unit in the context of total decision package

    2. Identification of decision units

    3. Allocation of resources to each unit based upon ranking

    4. Evaluation and ranking of all decision units to develop the budget request

    The correct sequence of these steps in Zero-base budgeting is

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 2, 1, 4, 3

    3. 2, 4, 1, 3

    4. 2, 3, 4, 1

  13. TQM's major emphasis is on

    1. product quality

    2. company profitability

    3. customer delight

    4. employee training

  14. The approach that considers an organisation to be in a dynamic relationship with its environment, is called

    1. Contingency approach

    2. Scientific approach

    3. Societal approach

    4. Systems approach

  15. Under which one of the following types of organizational structure does a person become accountable to two or more bosses at the same time?

    1. Matrix structure

    2. Centralized structure

    3. Decentralized structure

    4. Vertical structure