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

  1. The systems approach to administrative analysis has enriched our understanding of administrative processes by focusing mainly on

    1. interpersonal relations in an organisation and human behaviour

    2. management's crucial role in efficient coordination

    3. open nature of organisation and its relationship with the environment

    4. systematic analysis of organisational structure and functioning

  2. Which of the following statements are INCORRECT?

    1. Organisations are structured in a hierarchical manner.

    2. In a hierarchy all positions are equal.

    3. A hierarchical structure is always of the pyramid shape.

    4. When the organisation grows bottom shrinks.

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 2 and 4

      4. 3 and 4

  3. Unity of command does NOT mean

    1. All the units of an organisation should be integrated under the authority of one head

    2. The number of subordinates who can be effectively supervised by an officer

    3. There should be one person and not a body of persons at the apex of an organisation

    4. An individual employer should not be subject to the orders of more than immediate supervisors

  4. The characteristic feature of the post-war period (19481970) in the evolution of the study of Public Administration has been described as an era, of

    1. re-discovery of principles

    2. return to mother science

    3. crisis of identity

    4. de-emphasis of administration

  5. Authority should be commensurate with

    1. degree of coordination

    2. position in the hierarchy

    3. degree of responsibility

    4. degree of supervision

  6. Which one of the following if NOT indicative of coordination?

    1. Collective action of one person with others

    2. Cooperation and team-work among the employees

    3. Inter-relating various parts of the work

    4. Integration of several parts into an orderly whole

  7. In which of the following situations does the need for coordination arise?

    1. Overlap of efforts

    2. Duplication of efforts

    3. Neglect of personal interests

    4. Conflicts in interests

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 3 and 4

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Line agency

    2. Staff agency

    3. Auxiliary agency

    4. Development agency

    1. Authority of knowledge

    2. Authority of action

    3. Housekeeping

    4. Planning and regulation

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
  9. Which of the following statements about decisions making are true?

    1. It is a plural activity.

    2. It is largely based on total rationality.

    3. Personal values influence its process.

    4. It allows greater role to the administrative person.

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  10. Who among the following said that leadership and authority are plural because of involvement of many people?

    1. Ordway Tead

    2. Chester Bernard

    3. Mary Parker Follett

    4. M.

    5. Dimock

  11. Mc Gregor's Theory Y provides for which of the following?

    1. Shared responsibility.

    2. Imposed direction and control.

    3. Self direction and self control.

      1. 2 alone

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 3 alone

      4. l and 3

  12. Which one of the following is NOT one of the types of leadership according to the concept of Max Weber?

    1. Charismatic

    2. Traditional

    3. Bureaucratic

    4. Rational-Legal

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

    List-I (Leadership) List-II (Theory)
    1. Personal qualities which a leader has

    2. Situation in which a leader works

    3. Participation of subordinates in goal setting

    4. Role of leader, situation, followers and environment Theory

    1. Trait Theory

    2. Systems Theory

    3. Theory ‘Y’

    4. Situational

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  14. Herbert Simon's model of decision making is known as

    1. disjointed incrementalism

    2. behaviour alternative

    3. mixed scanning

    4. policy science

  15. Who among the following identified channels of communication with channels of authority?

    1. Herbert Simon

    2. Chester Bernard

    3. J D Millet

    4. Ordway Tead