Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 103 of 104)

  1. Which of the following did Herbert Simon emphasize?

    1. Valule-fact dichotomy

    2. Means-ends relationship

    3. Composite decision-making

    4. Illusion of final authority

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2, 3 and 4

      3. 1, 2 and 3

      4. 1, 3 and 4

  2. The significance of Public Administration as a discipline lies in

    1. improving government functioning

    2. developing scientific knowledge about public administration

    3. organising training programmes for the civil servants

    4. creating informal and intelligent citizenship

  3. In Public Administration, which of the following type of ‘efficiency’ have been advocated by Peter Self?

    1. Administrative efficiency

    2. Policy efficiency

    3. Service efficiency

    4. Profit making efficiency

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  4. Today, public-private distinction needs to be understood in terms of

    1. contradictory models of governance

    2. application of the unique nature of public administration

    3. complementary of the two sectors in respect of social management

    4. the distinctive profit-driven character of private management

  5. Consider the following statements: Under the impact of neo-classical economic theory, “privatization” is now being suggested as new public philosophy which is oriented towards

    1. down-sizing government.

    2. contracting out to private agencies.

    3. dis-investment in public enterprises.

    4. according supremacy to the private sector.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  6. Which of the following were part of recommendations of Minnibrook Conference on New Public Administration (1968)?

    1. Normative and empirical approaches should be strengthened.

    2. Public Administration should have independent roots.

    3. Equity should be the concern of the administrators.

    4. American Public Administration should come out of its crisis.

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Stages of evolution Public Administration) List-II (Writers associated with the stages of evolution)
    1. Political administration separation

    2. Human relations

    3. Science of Management

    4. Policy Science

    1. Woodrow Wilson

    2. Elton Mayo

    3. Harold Lasswell

    4. W E Willoughby

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
  8. Who among the following writers have NOT contributed to the doctrine of Politics-administration dichotomy?

    1. Max Weber

    2. Frank Goodnow

    3. Fred Riggs

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 1 and 2

      4. 1 and 3

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Administrative Behaviours

    2. Functions of the Executive

    3. Public Administration in a Time of Turbulence

    4. Papers on Science of Public Administration

    1. Gulick and Urwick

    2. Dwight Waldo

    3. Herbert Simon

    4. Chester Barnard

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
  10. Taylor's concept of mental revolutions stands for

    1. harmony and cooperation

    2. cooperation, harmony and restricted output

    3. restricted output and cooperation

    4. economy, cooperation and restricted output

  11. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

      • Guardian bureaucracy
      • Class base
      • Caste bureaucracy
      • Aristocratic type
      • Patronage bureaucracy
      • Spoils system
      • Merit bureaucracy
      • Career open to talent
  12. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Reconstruction of administrative realities through an in depth analysis of an event

    2. Study of Public Administration as is should be

    3. Study of principles underlying administrative activities

    4. Analysis of informal networks and group relationships in the field

    1. Normative Approach

    2. Empirical Approach

    3. Philosophical Approach

    4. Case Method Approach

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  13. Which of the following are the feature's of Classical Theory?

    1. Specialisation

    2. Efficiency

    3. Hierarchy

    4. Leadership

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  14. Which of the following statements regarding Behavioural approach are correct?

    1. It is more deductive than inductive.

    2. It is less macro and more micro.

    3. It is inter-disciplinary in nature.

    4. It is more descriptive and less empirical.

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1, 2 and 3

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 3 and 4

  15. Which one of the following is attributed to Barnard?

    1. Science of muddling through

    2. Bounded rationality

    3. Zone of indifference

    4. Management by integration