Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 101 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): In welfare states, Public Administration touches almost all aspects of a citizen's life.
    • Reason (R): The scope and importance of Public Administration increases with increasing societal complexity, specialisation and differentiation.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The study of public administration lacks cross-cultural concepts and principles for being able to be recognized as a science.
    • Reason (R): Administrative culture cannot transcend national frontiers and national experiences.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): A more rational and integrated approach to managerial problems is needed for increasing productivity.
    • Reason (R): It was mainly to find ways to raise industrial output that Taylor came up with his ideas on Scientific Management.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The Human Relations theory focuses on management as a web of interpersonal relationships.
    • Reason (R): Management and administration involve group effort and collective endeavors of people.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The Administrative Science should study facts about human behaviour without getting involved in the question of values.
    • Reason (R): Before science can develop principles, it must possess concepts.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Behavioural Approach has limited relevance in dealing with all types of problems in administration.
    • Reason (R): The complexity and variety of human nature, motivation and behaviour preclude attainment of precision.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): According to the systems approach, an organisation is a social system and has to be studied in its totality.
    • Reason (R): A system is a comprehensive and complex whole of a set of interconnected and interdependent parts.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Supervision involves overseeing, inspecting and directing the activities of the subordinates so that the goals of the organisation are accomplished properly.
    • Reason (R): Individuals have a tendency to pay greater attention to the fulfillment of their personal goals.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Staff-line relations frequently produce tensions and conflicts.
    • Reason (R): The line tends to be conservative about changes, yet the mission of staff is precisely that of investigating the need for change.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Without delegating authority, where necessary, it would be impossible for the head to carry on the entire tasks of the organization himself.
    • Reason (R): The extent of delegation of authority, is not related to the size and diversity of work in an organization.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Successful organisation requires not only command and executive direction but also sound leadership.
    • Reason (R): Leadership tends to be expressed in terms of power to command or ability to dominate.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Downward as well as upward messages received by middle level officials are often distorted before they are passed on:
    • Reason (R): Whenever such an official receives a message which he considers incoherent, illogical or incomplete, he tries to “make sense” out of it.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): People are induced to do their work in I the best possible manner if they are properly motivated.
    • Reason (R): Fear of punishment acts as a motivator but is of a negative kind.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Assumptions about the nature of men enable executives to determine motivational practices.
    • Reason (R): Adoption of theory ‘Y’ practices kills the initiative of employees.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Position classification in Civil Services of developing countries is a legacy of the colonial past.
    • Reason (R): Rank classification in Civil Services can work only in a developed technological society.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true