Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 38 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): Osborne and Gabler made a plea for reinventing the government at the Second Minnowbrook Conference, 1988.
    • Reason (R): The Second Minnowbrook

    Conference reviewed the developments after 1968 and found the growth of new public administration as inadequate.

    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Effective implementation of a government project needs unity of command.
    • Reason (R): Programmes and projects in government are driven by politics and not by policy.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The span of control varies with the capacity of the manager and the task.
    • Reason (R): A manager merely supervises the work of his subordinates who could be six to eight.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Shared beliefs and informal contacts of the top administrators are the crucial factors in achieving a coordinated action.
    • Reason (R): Scientific theorists have excessive belief in the values of a disciplined hierarchy.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  1. Match List-I (Author) with List-II (Book) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Author) List-II (Book)
    1. Fred W Riggs

    2. L D White

    3. Herbert A Simon

    4. J C Charlesworth

    1. Administrative Behaviour

    2. Introduction to the Study of Public Administration

    3. The Ecology of Public Administration

    4. Governmental Administration

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    • C
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  2. The function of public administration is that of assuring social stability by facilitating change. Who amongst the following gave this concept about the role of public administration?

    1. Paul J. Gordon

    2. Henri Fayol

    3. Brooks Adams

    4. John M. Gaus

  3. Fred Riggs in his work Prismatic Society Revisited does not talk about

    1. Developed societies

    2. Structural functionalism

    3. Importance of citizen's participation

    4. Need for differentiation and integration

  4. Public administration is different from private administration in

    1. Productivity

    2. Judicious risk-taking

    3. Financial returns

    4. Legislative approval

  5. Public administration is superior to private administration is superior to private administration by virtue of the fact that

    1. Its achievements and failures are subject to scrutiny

    2. It works in accordance with welldefined procedures

    3. It has to maintain high standards of efficiency

    4. It has the primary responsibility to promote public welfare

  6. The three pillars of government are usually known as the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. Who amongst the following said that the administration is the fourth pillar of government?

    1. Luther Gullick

    2. W F Willoughby

    3. Paul Appleby

    4. F M Marx

  7. Consider the following statements: An organization is

    1. a blend of inter-dependent parts

    2. a mass of people inside it

    3. a framework of authority and responsibility

    4. a system in the service of outsiders.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  8. Which one of the following is a distinctive feature of a formal organization?

    1. Common rules of behaviour

    2. Common code of behaviour

    3. Common values of workers

    4. Common ambitions of workers

  9. Match List-I (Name of the Commission) with List-II (Created Under Article of the Constitution of India) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Name of the Commission) List-II (Created Under Article of the Constitution of India)
    1. The Finance Commission

    2. The Commission for Backward Classes

    3. The Election Commission

    4. The Official Language Commission

    1. Article 280

    2. Article 340

    3. Article 324

    4. Article 344

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  10. Match List-I (Theories of Organization) with List-II (Orientation) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Theories Organization) List-II (Orientation)
    1. Traditional theory

    2. Humanistic theory

    3. System theory

    4. Situational design theory

    1. Employee-centred

    2. Openness

    3. Task-centred

    4. Inter-connective

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  11. The term ‘Gang plank’ used by Henry Fayol refers to

    1. Need for level jumping

    2. Conformity to hierarchy

    3. Emphasis on formalism

    4. Defeat of objectives