Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 49 of 104)

  1. The study of public administration's as an independent discipline originated in

    1. Great Britain

    2. united States of America

    3. India

    4. west Germany

  2. As a discipline, Public Administration

    1. Is oriented towards political science

    2. Draws heavily from management science

    3. Has no subject matter

    4. Is a multi-disciplinary study of public polities and administration for public service and welfare

  3. Which one of the following statements is connected with the managerial view of administration?

    1. Every particular application of law is an act of getting things done

    2. Public administration is directed by the chief executive as the general manager

    3. Administration is not doing things but getting things done

    4. Public administration is concerned with the ends of the state

  4. ‘New Public Administration’ is

    1. Closely associated with numerous private groups and individuals

    2. Concerned with bureaucracy and its activities

    3. Accepts a rational and deterministic view of mankind

    4. Stresses ethics, values, innovation and social equality

  5. According to Robert Dahl, the evolution of a science of public administration is a problem because of the need to concentrate on

    1. Clarification of ends

    2. Aspects of human behaviour

    3. Integrated view of politics and administration

    4. Select the correct answer form the codes given below

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

  6. What is the correct sequence of the following land marks in the growth and emergence of new public administration?

    1. The Minnow brook Conference

    2. The honey report on higher education for public service

    3. The Philadelphia conference on the theory and practice of Public Administration

    4. Publication of ‘Toward a New Public Administration’ the minnow brook

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 4, 3, 1, 2

    2. 2, 3, 1, 4

    3. 2, 4, 1, 3

    4. 1, 2, 3, 4

  7. In the context of pursuing the objectives of the Indian Administered system as laid down in our constitution administrative theory should address itself to the problem of

    1. Reducing the waste of time and money needed for administration at various levels

    2. Strengthening the central government in the context of fissiparous tendencies

    3. Transforming the administrative system to make it a dynamic and result-oriented instrument of social change

    4. Sage guarding the rights and privileges of the civil servants

  8. Which among the following is the basic difference between Public Administration and Private Administration

    1. Different environments

    2. Account-keeping and audit

    3. Organizational structure

    4. Techniques of management

  9. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? Approach Emphasis on

      • Human Relations Approach
      • Formal Organization Theory
      • Systems Approach
      • Input Output theory
      • Structural-Functional Approach
      • Decision-making theory
      • Classical Approach
      • Development theory
  10. Who defined organizations as ‘consciously co-ordinated co-operative systems’

    1. Henri Fayol

    2. Chris Argyris

    3. Chester Barnard

    4. A Etzioni

  11. Herbert Simon called the classical principles of administration ‘proverbs’ because these

    1. Do not take into account the human factor

    2. Are not to be found in real life situation

    3. Come in pairs

    4. Represent personal opinion

  12. Which of the following are associated with the Scientific management Movement?

    1. Functional-foremanship

    2. Centralization

    3. Time and motion study

    4. Unity of command

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. l, 2, and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  13. Which of the following are characteristics of Weber's ideal bureaucracy?

    1. Staff and line

    2. Impersonality

    3. Hierarchy

    4. Informal Organization

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  14. Why is the classical theory of organization known as mechanistic theory?

    1. Because it does not explain the dynamics of organizational behaviour

    2. Because it has a formal declared pattern of relationship established by law

    3. Because it under estimated human factor and over-simplified human motivation

    4. Because it treats organization as a closed system unconcerned with and uninfluenced by its external environments

  15. Informal organizations does the function of

    1. Undermining formal rules

    2. Evolving group norms in work situation

    3. Binding up of group cohesion

    4. Facilitation of organizational rule implementation select the correct answer from the codes given below

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4