Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 27 of 104)

  1. Consider the following factors:

    1. Nature of work

    2. Age of the agency

    3. Leadership

    4. Location of the organizational units

    These factors are the determinants of which one of the following?

    1. Delegation

    2. Supervision

    3. Authority

    4. Span of control

  2. Who among the following is not in favor of coordination as a separate function?

    1. Mooney

    2. Tead

    3. Simon

    4. Fayol

  3. Consider the following statements: Pressures for centralization throughout the administrative system arise

    1. From the economic angle about centralized purchasing of stores

    2. From the demand of public employees for more equality of treatment by centralizing the personnel management

    3. From the skill angle which justify uniform treatment to a particular specialized work

    4. From the need for imposition of controls by respective heads of departments

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  4. Consider the following:

    1. Granting prior approval of the projects

    2. Placing budgetary limitations upon the magnitude of operations

    3. Seeking reports on work programme

    All these techniques relate to which one of the following?

    1. Coordination

    2. Delegation

    3. Supervision

    4. Planning

  5. Influenced by the works of Taylor and Fayol; Gullick and Urwick developed the classical theory of organization, which is known as

    1. Traditional Management Theory

    2. Theory of Functionalism

    3. Administrative Management Theory

    4. Theory of Departmentalism

  6. What is the correct chronological sequence of the following events?

    1. Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms

    2. Inauguration of Provincial Autonomy

    3. Morley-Minto Reforms Bill

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3

    2. 2, 3, 1

    3. 3, 2, 1

    4. 3, 1, 2

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

    List-I (Author) List-II (Contribution)
    1. Henry Fayol

    2. Gulick and Urwick

    3. Mary Parker Follett

    4. Mooney and Reily

    1. POSDCORB

    2. Four principles

    3. Motivation and leadership

    4. Fourteen principles of organization

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

    List-I (Critics of Weber) List-II (Points of Criticism)
    1. Gouldner

    2. Merton

    3. Bennis

    4. Presthus

    1. Lack of flexibility

    2. Outmoded form

    3. Product of alien culture

    4. Internal contradictions

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  9. Which one of the following statements is not correct? Weberian model of bureaucracy is criticized because it insists on

    1. Rigid adherence to the principle of hierarchy

    2. Emphasis on maintenance of written documents

    3. Belief in increase of efficiency on account of structure

    4. Recognition of informal organization in formal organization

  10. An organization exists when the following conditions are fulfilled:

    1. There are persons able to communicate with each other

    2. They are willing to contribute to the action

    3. They attempt to accomplish a common purpose

    Who amongst the following proposed these conditions?

    1. E Mayo

    2. CI Bernard

    3. Max Weber

    4. Henry Fayol

  11. Consider the following statements: Human behavior in terms of decisionmaking

    1. Is totally rational

    2. Is totally irrational

    3. Depends upon degree of satisfaction

    4. Depends upon degree of dissatisfaction

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  12. Behavioral approach recognizes three major factors in decision-making process. These are

    1. Legal-rational authority, values and influence

    2. Values, facts and policies

    3. Purpose, place and people

    4. Goals, policies and orders

  13. Which one of the following is not correct about the Hawthorne Studies?

    1. Results in the relay room were practically illumination experiment

    2. The wage incentive in itself was not an independent effect on the individual

    3. Information about employee attitudes and group dynamics was ably collected

    4. Positive relationship between the capacity to perform and actual performance was revealed

  14. Which one of the experiments was carried out as Bank Wiring Observation Room experiments?

    1. Experiments investigating the relationship between illumination and productivity

    2. Experiments investigating the relationship between hours of work, rest periods and productivity

    3. Experiments concerned with the analysis of employees attitudes

    4. Experiments investigating the analysis of the social organizations of work groups

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

    List-I (Hawthorne Experiments) List-II (Focus)
    1. Illumination Experiments

    2. Relay Assembly Test Room Experiments

    3. Bank Wiring Observation Room Experiments

    4. Interviewing Programmes

    1. Fatigue

    2. Physical working

    3. Human relations

    4. Employee relations with supervisor & management

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