Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 14 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): Responsive Government would require complete decentralization of delivery of services through fully empowered elected Local Government bodies consistent with the spirit of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments.
    • Reason (R): State Governments are required to take steps to strengthen the financial and administrative capacity of the local bodies and vest them with adequate resources and powers.
    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

  1. Match List I (Authors) with List II (Books) and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Willoughby

    2. Goodnow

    3. Gulick and Urck

    4. Stillman

    1. Papers on the Science of Administration

    2. Public Administration Concepts and Cases

    3. Politics and Administration

    4. Principles of Public Administration

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  2. The claim that Public Administration is a science, was challenged by

    1. Ferrel Heady

    2. Robert Dahi

    3. James G. March

    4. Samuel Huntington

  3. Comparative Public Administration does not uphold

    1. Cross-cultural administration

    2. Theory-building in administration

    3. Adoption of normative approaches to administration

    4. Practical application of knowledge to administration

  4. Which one of the following is not correct about the emergence of New Public Administration?

    1. It emerged out of Minnow brook Conference 1968

    2. It was the outcome of Honey Report

    3. It emerged from Waldo's book ‘Public Administration in a Time of Turbulence’

    4. It was the outcome of the problems of Comparative arid Development Administration

  5. Match List I with List Ii and select the correct answer

    List-I (Scholars) List-II (Fields of work)
    1. Vincent Ostrom

    2. J Habermass

    3. A Etzioni

    4. G Fededckson

    1. Organizations

    2. New Public Administration

    3. Public Choice School

    4. Critical Theory

    5. New Public Management

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
  6. 82. Consider the following statements: New thrust areas for analysis of Comparative Public Administration in the context of globalization and liberalization may consist of

    1. Study on citizen charter.

    2. Disinvestment of public sector undertakings.

    3. Debureaucratization.

    4. Community-based organizations.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Approach) List-II (Characteristics)
    1. Bureaucratic

    2. Behavioural

    3. General System

    4. Ecological

    1. Agrarian-Transitia-industrial

    2. Administrative system as a subsystem of the society

    3. Analysis of human behavior in Administrative settings

    4. Legal-Rational Authority

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  8. Which one of he following statements is not correct in respect of the public choice theory?

    1. It is a critique of the bureaucratic model of administration

    2. It believes in the politicsadministration dichotomy view

    3. It supports institutional pluralism in he provision of public services

    4. It is sympathetic to market forces

  9. Which one of the following is not highlighted in the state verus market debate?

    1. Private Sector Domination in Management

    2. Organizational Flexibility

    3. Bureaucratic Domination

    4. Establishment of Regulatory Authority

  10. Which one of the following statements is not correct in respect of New Public Management?

    1. It has market orientation

    2. It upholds public interest

    3. It advocates managerial autonomy

    4. It focuses on performance-appraisal

  11. Which one of the following is not correct about the role of civil servants in developing countries?

    1. Planning and implementing development programmes

    2. Monitoring and evaluating development schemes/projects

    3. Formulating development policies

    4. Working towards socio-economic development and nation-building

  12. According to M. P Follett. Coordination implies harmonious ordering of parts because coordination is

    1. By indirect contact

    2. The reciprocal relations of all factors in a situation

    3. In the last stages of implementation

    4. An inconsistent process

  13. Which one of the following is not the characteristic of a Prismatic Society?

    1. Polynorrnativism

    2. Overlapping

    3. Institutionalization

    4. Elite domination

  14. Deficit financing is resorted to by the Government

    1. To increase the budget allocation for different ministries

    2. To meet the gap between the revenue and expenditure budgets

    3. To increase government expenditure on specific items

    4. To pay the salaries of government employees