Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 19 of 104)

  1. Consider the following categories:

    1. The engineers

    2. The administrative generalists

    3. The technical generalists

    4. The scientists

    Which of these are components of Higher

    Civil Service in France?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  2. Consider the following statements: Introduction of administrative reforms in France, in the recent past, has led to

    1. Simpler administrative system

    2. Decentralized and participative administrative system

    3. Rendering the administrative system re-inventive and adaptive to global/regional developments

    4. Helping administrative system establish a superior territorial authority/region

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  3. Consider the following statements: Japan's Civil Service is characterized by

    1. Impartiality and anonymity

    2. Neutrality and legality

    3. Politicization and patronage

    4. Promotion by seniority and total quality consciousness

    Which of these are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  4. Who among the following described Public Administration as a subject matter in search of a discipline and said that there was no single dominant analytical paradigm in the field?

    1. L D White

    2. W F Willoughby

    3. Paul H. Appleby

    4. Dwight Waldo

  5. Consider the following statements: Public administration is different from private administration for it

    1. Has to provide socially essential public services

    2. Has to protect and promote public interest

    3. Is subject to public accountability

    4. Can show differential treatment to different people

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2and3

  6. Consider the following statements: The imperatives of globalization for public management reforms include

    1. A push towards non-governmental sector.

    2. Empowerment of weak and women

    3. Re-invention of government

    4. Human resource development in developing countries

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  7. The Public Choice Model known as the paradigm of democratic administration was advocated by

    1. Vincent Ostrom

    2. Herbert Simon

    3. L D White

    4. Robert A Dahl

  8. Who among the following mooted the Minnow brook Conference of 1968?

    1. L D White

    2. Dwight Waldo

    3. Wamsley

    4. John Ruhr

  9. Consider the following statements: According to F. W. Riggs, Comparative Public Administration involves a shift from

    1. Normative to empirical

    2. Non-ecological to ecological

    3. Idiographic to homothetic

    4. Inter-disciplinary to intra-disciplinary

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. I and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  10. The mercerization and privatization of public administration may result in

    1. Quasi-socialism

    2. Laissez faire

    3. Neo-Capitalism

    4. Liberalized regulations

  11. Consider the following statements: The New Public Management perspective

    1. Theorizes proactive participation of public-minded communities

    2. Emphasizes on inter-agency adhocracies

    3. Does not dismiss non-public administrative structures as extra legal

    4. Concentrates on existing institutions, organizations and bureaucracies.

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  12. Consider the following statements: In Public Choice Model, the organization of public services is strongly inclined towards

    1. Small-scale rather than large-scale enterprises in public service provision.

    2. Single all-purpose provider structures of public service rather than multipleprovider structures.

    3. User-charges rather than general tax funds as the basis of funding public services other than pure public goods.

    4. Private or independent enterprise rather than public bureaucracy as the instrument of service provision.

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  13. Who among the following said that ‘in a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence’

    1. Frederick W. Taylor

    2. Mary P Follett

    3. Peter F Drucker

    4. Laurence J. Peter

  14. Consider the following statements: Advantages of the principle of hierarchy are that it

    1. Enables to fix the responsibility at each level

    2. Leads to centralized decision-making at top level

    3. Provides a channel of command/communication

    4. Binds all units into an integrated whole

    Which of these is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  15. The principle of Unity of Command ensures

    1. Accountability

    2. Acceptability

    3. Specialization

    4. Co-ordination