Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 65 of 104)

  1. The entrustment of certain specified functions by the central to the local authority with the former retaining the right to issue directives or revise decisions is termed as

    1. Devolution

    2. Deconcentration

    3. Decentralization

    4. Delegation

  2. Which one of the following does NOT relate to supervision process?

    1. The top authorities simply laying down the objectives and policy in board terms

    2. Obtaining reports from subordinate units.

    3. Requiring the prior approval of the departmental head

    4. Requiring the prior approval of the superior if expenditure is proposed

  3. Which one of the following CANNOT be the function of the staff agency?

    1. Rendering advice and consultancy services

    2. Performing substantive functions of an agency

    3. Coordination of the activities of the agency

    4. Gathering information and collating it.

  4. Which of the following is a major staff agency in the government of India?

    1. Railway board

    2. Central pollution control board

    3. Planning commission

    4. Central board of direct taxes

  5. Which of the following are true regarding staff and line?

    1. They are concepts derived from military science.

    2. They are meant to work at crosspurposes.

    3. They are meant to complement the work of each other.

    4. They are inevitable in all public organizations.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 & 3

    2. 1, 3 & 4

    3. 1, 2 % 4

    4. 2, 3 & 4

  6. The following are some of the steps in decision-making:

    1. Acquiring backboard information concerning the problem

    2. Determining the problem

    3. Choosing the preferred alternative.

    4. Evaluating the alternatives.

    5. Identifying the alternatives.

    Which is the correct sequence of the above steps? Choose the answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 5, 2, 4, 3

    2. 2, 4, 1, 3, 5

    3. 1, 2, 4, 5, 3

    4. 2, 1, 5, 4, 3

  7. Which one of the following approaches to decision-making is referred to as the with or with out principle

    1. Cost-benefit analysis

    2. Factor analysis

    3. Differential analysis

    4. Marginal analysis

  8. Which one of the following NOT true about the emergence of New Public Administration?

    1. It grew out of meetings of Minnow brook in September, 1968.

    2. It was a movement pioneered by the younger generation of American Public Administrations.

    3. Waldo's book ‘Public Administration in a time of Turbulence’ gave impetus to it

    4. It was triggered by problems of comparative and development

  9. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

      • Intelligence activity
      • Develops possible course of action.
      • Values and facts
      • Facilitate rational calculations.
      • Premises
      • Simplify decision making process.
      • Design activity
      • Inventing and analyzing alternative coerces of action.
  10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Herbert Simon

    2. Charles Lindblom

    3. Chester Barnard

    4. Amitai Etzioni

    1. Positive and negative decisions

    2. Logical positivism

    3. Mixed-scanning

    4. Instrumentalism

    5. One best way

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  11. Listed below are four leadership qualities mentioned by Chester Bernard:

    1. Responsibility and intellectual capacity

    2. Decisiveness

    3. Vitality and endurance

    4. Persuasiveness

    Which according to him is their importance in descending order?

    1. 1, 2, 4, 3

    2. 2, 1, 4, 3

    3. 3, 2, 4, 1

    4. 4, 2, 1, 3

  12. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.

    List-I List-II
    1. A store clerk tells the top executive when to buy a commodity.

    2. A youth rushing to save life and property of a house on fire commands neighbors to collect water.

    3. A newly elected secretary advises members abut their duties.

    4. A leader attempts to bend his followers to his will in most kinds of work.

    1. Leadership by Personality

    2. Leadership by Position

    3. Leadership by Function

    4. Leadership by Situation

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  13. Who among the following said that ‘Governmental sense’ and ‘political sense’ are major attributes of good administrative leadership?

    1. John Millet

    2. William Siffin

    3. Paul Appleby

    4. L D White

  14. The author who described complicated communication of bureaucracy as ‘officialese’ ‘oR'gobbledygook’ was

    1. Herbert Simon

    2. Rudolf Flesch

    3. Chester Barnard

    4. Lloyd George

    • Assertion (A): Under theory ‘X’ upward communication is as important as downward communication.
    • Reason (R): Under Theory ‘X’ subordinates have little participation in setting the objectives of the organization.

    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 R is false

    4. A is false but R is true