Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 21 of 104)

  1. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Views) List-II (Thinkers)
    1. Discovering the informal organization's effect on output/productivity

    2. Disputing the concept of total rationality in administrative behavior

    3. Recommending creation of informal organization as a means of communication and cohesion

    4. Classifying bureaucracy into aristocratic merit, guardian and caste

    1. Herbert Simon

    2. Chester Barnard

    3. F M Marx

    4. Elton Mayo

    5. Max Weber

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  2. Consider the following statements: In the Systems approach

    1. Every problem is viewed as a complex whole

    2. Linkage between different problems is considered

    3. The interaction between an organization and its environment is emphasized

    4. At supervisory level, the relationship of hourly activities and immediate production objectives is not the prime consideration

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  3. Which of the following is not a statement of Herbert Simon?

    1. Decisions do not involve value propositions

    2. Every decision is a combination of fact and value propositions

    3. Complete rationality in decision making is not possible

    4. A decision is a choice between several alternatives

  4. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Source of leader's influence) List-II (Explanation)
    1. Expert Power

    2. Referent Power

    3. Legitimate Power

    4. Personal Power

    1. A person controlling critical information for decision-making

    2. Resides in the individual, regardless of the position being filled

    3. Power granted by virtue of ones position in the organization

    4. When a person serves as a role model for others to follow

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  5. Who among the following tried to measure a leader's behavior with an instrument called Least Preferred Co-worker Scale (LPC)?

    1. Edwin Fleischmann

    2. Fred E Fiedler

    3. Robert R Blake and Jane S Mouton

    4. E E Harris

  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Approach) List-II (Explanation)
    1. Michigan and ohio State studies

    2. Trait

    3. Behavioral

    4. Contingency

    1. Attempts to identify stable and enduring characteristics that differentiate effective leaders from non-leaders

    2. A set of behavioral features displayed by the effective leader in any group or organizational setting

    3. Tries to identify behaviors that differentiate leaders from non-leaders

    4. Suggests that a leader's effectiveness depends on the situations

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  7. Consider the following statements: Encoding and decoding problems in communication include

    1. Lack of common understanding between source and receiver

    2. Problems related to semantics

    3. Value judgments

    4. Selective attention

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  8. Match List I with List H and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Communication Network) List-II (Explanation)
    1. Wheel

    2. Chain

    3. Circle

    4. Channel

    1. Information flows between the person, at the end of each segment arid the modal person

    2. Each member communicates with the persons on both sides but with no one else

    3. Each member communicates with the persons above and below, but not with the individuals on each end

    4. All members communicate with all other members

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  9. Which one of the following statements about the grapevine is not correct?

    1. It is much more flexible than formal channels

    2. It transmits information rapidly

    3. It is a convenient way to pass on the information that is not to be transmitted formally

    4. It gives reliable information in making optimal decisions

  10. The Articles in the Indian Constitution that are grouped under Services under the Union and the States are

    1. Articles 310 to 323

    2. Articles 308 to 323

    3. Articles 306 to 323

    4. Articles 305 to 323

  11. Which of the following is not reserved by the Governor for the consideration of the President?

    1. Bills affecting powers of the High Courts

    2. Bills relating to compulsory acquisition of property

    3. Bills seeking to impose restrictions on the inter-state trade

    4. Bills relating to imposition of taxes on agricultural income

  12. Which one of the following Constitutional Amendments made it possible to appoint one person to hold the office of the Governor in two or more states simultaneously?

    1. Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956

    2. Constitution (Forty-second Amendment) Act, 1976

    3. Constitution (Forty-third Amendment) Act, 1977

    4. Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1978

  13. Which one of the following is not correct with respect to the powers of the Governor regarding a Bill passed by the State Legislature?

    1. He may give his assent to the Bill

    2. He may withhold the Bill

    3. He may reserve the Bill for the consideration of the President

    4. He shall have no alternative but to give his assent to the Bill

  14. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Officer) List-II (Responsibility)
    1. Secretary

    2. Additional Secretary

    3. Deputy Secretary

    4. Under Secretary

    1. In charge of a branch of the department

    2. Overall in charge of the department

    3. In charge of a number of sections

    4. Shares responsibilities of the Head of the department

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  15. Which one of the following statements is not correct about the Chief Secretary of a state?

    1. He is Secretary to the State Cabinet

    2. He is the Head of the civil services in the State

    3. He is the principal advisor to the State Chief Minister

    4. He supervises the execution of Cabinet decisions