Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 66 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): Chester Barnard identified communication channels with channels of authority.
    • Reason (R): Chester Barnard thinks that a communication that cannot be understood can have no authority.

    In the context of the above 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

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Robert Presthus

    2. Chirs Argyris

    3. Robert Dubin

    4. Frederick Herfberg

    1. A social organization can sustain required behaviors even when the institution is not central to the actor's interest

    2. Work is the central life interest of most people who want variety and challenge in their jobs

    3. Some factors can cause worker dissatisfaction but when these are corrected, they contribute very little to job satisfaction.

    4. The subordinate must relieve his anxiety or tension by bowing to the wishes of his superior

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
  2. What is the correct chronological sequence in which the following viewpoints and theories emerged?

    1. Existence, Relatedness, Growth (ERG). Theory of needs (Alerter)

    2. Hierarchy of needs (Maslow)

    3. Motivation seen as part of complex human behavior (Elton Mayo)

    4. Satisfaction Dissatisfaction theory of

    Motivation (Herzberg)

    Choose the correct answer from the codes below:

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 2, 4, 3, 1

    3. 3, 1, 4, 2

    4. 3, 2, 1, 4

  3. The Civil service was defined as ‘professional body of officials, permanent, paid and skilled’ by

    1. Herman Finer

    2. O Glenn Stahl

    3. Felix Nigro

    4. E N Gladden

  4. The system of recruitment through competitive examination first came into vogue in the.

    1. 5th century BC

    2. 2nd century BC

    3. 19th century

    4. 20th century

  5. By positive recruitment is meant

    1. Calling applications from candidates

    2. Reaching the source of supply

    3. Making provision for lateral entry

    4. Making provision for weaker sections

    • Assertion (A): Induction training does not focus on the task of improving work skills.
    • Reason (R): Objective of training of servants is to improve their efficiency.

    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

  6. Learning by doing is called

    1. Formal training

    2. Informal training

    3. In-service training

    4. Post entry training

  7. Elevation from state civil services to the IAS is done by

    1. A board with a member of the UPSC as its chairman

    2. A board with the chief secretary as chairman

    3. The state Public Service commission

    4. A board with the secretary of the department of personnel as chairman

  8. Which of the following criteria are used for jading merit?

    1. Length of service

    2. Achievements in the service

    3. Intellectual attainment

    4. Socio-economic profile of the individual

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

    • Assertion (A): Civil servants have the right to strike in India.
    • Reason (R): Right to strike is available to workers.

    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

  9. Which one of the following reports laid down the traditional concept of civil service neutrality in Britain?

    1. Master man committee Report

    2. Hoover commission Report

    3. Northcote-Trevelyan Report

    4. Fulton Report

  10. Which one of the following illustrates the nature of traditional concept of Civil service neutrality?

    1. Committed

    2. Positive minded

    3. Non-partisan

    4. Impartial

  11. Neutrality may make a civil servant

    1. Apolitical

    2. Non-responsive and conservative

    3. Indifferent and apolitical

    4. Apolitical and non-responsive

  12. ‘Rule of lapse’ means

    1. All appropriations voted by the legislature expire at the end of the financial year

    2. All pending bills in Parliament lapse with its prorogation

    3. The demand for grants of a ministry lapse with criticism of its policy by the opposition

    4. The appropriation bill lapses if it is not returned by the Rajya Sabha within 14 days