Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 16 of 104)

  1. Which one of the following has the authority to constitute an area into a municipality or a municipal corporation or a panchayat?

    1. Central Government

    2. Divisional Commissioner

    3. District Collector

    4. State Government

  2. Which one of the following statements denotes the Human Relations Approach?

    1. Emphasizing the formal organization structure

    2. Considering workers as cogs in the machine

    3. Emphasizing informal organization among workers

    4. Authoritarian style of supervision

  3. Consider the following statements: The ‘great illumination’ experiment led to the discovery, that for higher productivity of an organization

    1. Relations between workers and supervisors are important

    2. Relations between the workers are important.

    3. Working conditions are important.

    4. Social security is important.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  4. According to Herbert Simon's Decision Making Theory. The decision makers

    1. Know all the alternatives

    2. Know the utilities or values of all alternatives

    3. Have an ordered preference among all alternatives

    4. Choose a course of action which is satisfying

  5. The concept of system, as propounded by Talcott Parsons, does not involve the study of

    1. The parts of a system

    2. Interactions among sub-systems

    3. Interactions between the system and its environment

    4. Politics-administration dichotomy

  6. Which one of the following statements correctly defines the term Prismatic Society?

    1. The concept is primarily concerned with socio-administrative change

    2. A high degree of formalism, overlapping and heterogeneity

    3. It is related to goal and action-oriented administrative systems

    4. It refers to the administrative system of developed nations

  7. Which one of the following statements is not correct about behavioral approach?

    1. It emphasizes the study of how people behave in organizations

    2. It is descriptive rather than prescriptive in nature

    3. It views organizations as a social system

    4. It implies economic incentives as motivators

  8. Which one of the following is not a part of the systems approach?

    1. Emphasis on total view of the organization

    2. Input-conversion-output process

    3. One-best-way of structuring organizations

    4. Concept of boundary

  9. Which of the following Committees/Commissions recommended the establishment of Lokpal at the Central level?

    1. Baiwant Rai Mehta Committee

    2. Administrative Reforms Commission

    3. Committee on Lok Adalats

    4. Citizens Redressal Commission

  10. Consider the following statements:

    1. The effectiveness of control mainly depends on the acceptance by the subordinates.

    2. Control may stifle the initiative on personal responsibility, but this can be fixed in all cases.

    3. Control is an expensive process involving a lot of time & effect.

    4. Control helps in improving the performance of subordinates.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  11. Which one of the following is not considered as part of the Civil Society?

    1. Non-Movement Organizations

    2. Caste-associations

    3. Legislature

    4. Family

  12. Which one of the following statements about the feature of downward-communication is not correct?

    1. It represents the flow of information from top level to lower levels

    2. It represents the flow of information between different levels

    3. It communicate policies and orders to the subordinates

    4. It is used to get things done through the subordinates

  13. Which one of the following is not included in hygiene factors as defined by F Hertzberg?

    1. Pay and job-security

    2. Working conditions

    3. Advancement & growth

    4. Inter-personal relations

  14. Consider the following ‘hierarchy of needs’

    1. Safety needs

    2. Esteem needs

    3. Social needs

    4. Self-actualization needs

    5. Physiological needs

    According to Maslow. Their correct sequence is

    1. 3, 4, 2, 5, 1

    2. 5, 1, 3, 2, 4

    3. 5, 4, 2, 1, 3

    4. 3, 2, 1, 5, 4

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

    List-I (Concepts) List-II (Authors)
    1. Intentional words

    2. Ideological barrier

    3. Tyranny of words

    4. Shop Talk

    1. Simon

    2. Millet

    3. Terry

    4. Pfeiffer

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