Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 57 of 104)

  1. Given below are four definitions given by four authors of Administration. Which one was given by Simon?

    1. Administration ‘consists of all activities performed with a defined goal’

    2. Administration consists of ‘the activates of groups cooperating to accomplish common goals’

    3. Administration is ‘a process of formulation, execution, coordination and evolution of institutional policy’

    4. Administration ‘refers to doing and getting things done’

  2. In a developing society like that of India the dominant role of public administration is one of

    1. law and order

    2. revenue mobilization

    3. socio-economic reconstruction

    4. participative management

  3. The following quotation deals with the significance of administration: ‘This is why there should be a science of administration which shall seek to straighten the paths of government, to make its business less unfussiness like, to strengthen and purify its organization and to crow its duties with dutifulness.’ The above statement was made by

    1. Frank Goodrow

    2. Herbert Simon

    3. Woodrow Wilson

    4. Dwight Waldo

  4. Public Administration must scrupulously observe the principle of

    1. Differential Treatment

    2. Internal Financial Control

    3. Consistency of Treatment

    4. Redressal of all Grievances

  5. The emergence of ‘New Public Administration’ is associated with

    1. Comparative Administration Group

    2. Minnowbrook Conference

    3. American Society of Public Administration

    4. National Association of Schools of Public Administration

    • Assertion (A): Public Administration is more comprehensive than private administration.
    • Reason (R): Public Administration regulates private administration.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is correct explanation of A

    2. Both A are R are true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  6. Which one of the following statements does NOT means Scientific management?

    1. Standardization of working conditions leads to efficiency

    2. Maintenance of co genial atmosphere at place of work leads to fulfillment of human needs

    3. The application of scientific methods to organizational problems leads to higher efficiency

    4. Standardization of work methods lead to efficiency.

  7. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the list:

    List-I (Author) List-II (Name of the Book)
    1. Marshall E Dimock

    2. Paul H Appleby

    3. L D White

    4. Ordway Tead

    1. Big democracy

    2. A philosophy of administration

    3. The art of administration

    4. Introduction to the study of public administration

    5. Principles of public administration

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  8. Which one of the following is NOT the main concern of Scientific Management?

    1. Production

    2. Efficiency

    3. Mechanistic methods

    4. Rationality

  9. Which one of the following types of authorities has been preferred by Max Weber?

    1. Traditional

    2. Charismatic

    3. Legal

    4. Official

  10. What inhibits change in the ideal type of traditional authority postulated by Weber?

    1. Rules

    2. Respect for Authority

    3. Precedent

    4. Superstition

  11. According to Max Weber, administration means

    1. Service

    2. Domination

    3. Performance of duty

    4. Guidance

  12. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer form the codes given below the list:

    List-I (Writer) List-II (Statement)
    1. L D White

    2. E N Gladden

    3. Pfiffor & Presthus

    4. John A Vieg

    1. Administration is a long and slightly pompous word, but it has a humble meaning.

    2. Administration is the direction, coordination and control of many persons to achieve some purpose or objective

    3. Administration is a determined action taken in pursuit of conscious purpose

    4. Administration is the organization and direction of human and material resources to achieve desired ends.

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  13. The dominant focus of the classical theory was on

    1. Decision-making

    2. Human relations

    3. Motivation

    4. Organizational structure

  14. Consider the following two statements:

    • Assertion (A): The study of public administration is a ‘Science’ according to classical tinker.
    • Reason (R): The organization and management of public administration is based on principles of universal application.

    In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?

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

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.