Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 35 of 104)

  1. Which one of the following elements is ignored by the classical theory?

    1. Formal structure

    2. Managerial techniques

    3. Informal patterns

    4. Principles of organization

  2. ‘In developing States, bureaucratic administration has been transformed into an institution that emphasizes the sovereignty of politics rather than the supremacy of administration’ -was commented by

    1. David C. Potter

    2. K R Hope

    3. Max Weber

    4. F M Marx

  3. Consider the following statements: The concept of new public management is based on:

    1. adoption of private sector management practices in public administration.

    2. laying of implicit standards and measures of performance.

    3. stress on greater discipline and parsimony in resource use.

    4. shift to greater emphasis on procedures.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  4. Heuristics in the context of decisionmaking imply

    1. Judgmental shortcuts in decision making

    2. Judgment based on deep analysis

    3. Reviewing elaborate training methods for employees

    4. Reviewing elaborate recruitment methods for employees

  5. Staff agency is of the nature of

    1. Executive control over administration

    2. Parliamentary control over administration

    3. In-built control over administration

    4. Quasi-judicial control over administration

  6. Match List-I (Statement) with List-II (Scholar) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Statement) List-II (Scholar)
    1. Wherever authority is exercised, responsibility arises

    2. Authority as expressed in legal terms is essentially static

    3. The principle of correspondence between authority and responsibility should be applied

    4. Authority depends upon the willingness of the subordinates to accept orders from their superiors

    1. Chester I Bernard

    2. Henri Fayol

    3. F M Marx

    4. L F Urwick

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
  7. Consider the following:

    1. Consultation and training

    2. Coordination

    3. Fact finding and research

    4. Planning

    Above are the main functions of which or the following?

    1. Staff agencies

    2. Auxiliary agencies

    3. Line agencies

    4. Independent regulatory bodies

  8. Consider the following statements: Taylor's principles of scientific management were based on

    1. first-hand experimentation

    2. observation

    3. work procedure

    4. industrial unrest which of the statements given above are correct?

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 2, 3 and 4

      3. 1 and 4

      4. 1, 2 and 4

  9. Which one of the following is not a feature of Max Weber's bureaucratic theory?

    1. Division of work is based on functional specialization

    2. Tasks are divided into personal spheres of authority

    3. Rules of conduct are applied uniformly

    4. Transaction of official business must be recorded in writing

  10. Consider the following statements: Weber's model makes bureaucracy

    1. rule-oriented

    2. value-neutral

    3. client-centred

    4. impersonal

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  11. Which one of the following does not consist of the ideal characteristics of bureaucracy as propounded by Max Weber?

    1. Impersonal order

    2. Monocratic type

    3. Hierarchy

    4. Informal methods

  12. Consider the following statements: Classical theorists were concerned with the

    1. structuring of authority

    2. principles of organization

    3. fatigue caused by work

    4. work arrangement

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  13. Which theory makes a complete distinction between the office and the incumbent, thereby stressing the fact that personal and public spheres are distinct and separate?

    1. Behavioural theory

    2. System theory

    3. Human relations theory

    4. Bureaucratic theory

  14. Who advocated the situational theory of leadership?

    1. Mary Parker Follett

    2. Elton Mayo

    3. Douglas McGregor

    4. Chris Argyris

  15. According to Mary Parker Follett, a leader is one

    1. who energizes his group

    2. to whom the total inter-relatedness is clear

    3. who is at the apex of the organization

    4. who possesses expert knowledge

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4