Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 72 of 104)

  1. Herbert Simon's concept of rationality does NOT recognize the role of

    1. Choices

    2. Means

    3. Ends

    4. Intuition

  2. Which of the following are the main characteristics of the behavioral approach?

    1. It is descriptive

    2. It is empirical

    3. It is historical

    4. It is interdisciplinary

    Choose the correct answer by using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  3. According to Abraham Maslow one should try to understand behavior in administration through

    1. Mass Behavioral

    2. Human Relations

    3. Group activity

    4. Psychoanalysis

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

    List-I List-II
    1. ‘Satisfying’

    2. ‘Zone of Indifference’

    3. ‘Job-enrichment’

    4. ‘Equi-genetic’

    1. Riggs

    2. Simon

    3. Taylor

    4. Barnard

    5. Herzerg

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
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      • 1
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      • 3
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      • 2
      • 1
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      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
  5. Organizations have come to be increasingly characterized as input absorbers, processors and output generators and hence could be envisioned as

    1. Formal Structures

    2. Individuals and groups

    3. Systems

    4. Informal Entities

  6. Match List with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Classical

    2. Human Relations

    3. Behavioural

    4. Systems

    1. Fact-orientation

    2. Environment

    3. Structure

    4. Informal Organization

    5. Incentives to work

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
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      • 1
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      • 2
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      • 1
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  7. Which one of the following is NOT correct regarding the principle of hierarchy?

    1. It facilitates delegation of authority

    2. It helps in coordination

    3. It promotes order and discipline

    4. It obliterates superior-subordinate relationship.

  8. Which one of the following is the main drawback of a hierarchical organization?

    1. Defined structures

    2. Red-Tapism

    3. Rule-orientation

    4. Fixed levels of decision making

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

    List-I List-II
    1. The orderly arrangement of group effort to provide unity of action in the pursuit of a common purpose

    2. The superior-subordinate relation ship through a number of levels of responsibility

    3. An employee should receive orders from one superior only

    4. The Number of subordinates an administrator can personally direct

    1. Hierarchy

    2. Span of Control

    3. Co-ordination

    4. Unity of Command

    5. Integration

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
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  10. Which of the following are reasons for the principle of span of control being revised?

    1. Increasing use of automation in administration

    2. Growing role of the specialist in administration

    3. Changes in the training of programmes of administrators

    4. Changes in the means of communication

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  11. Which one of the following is according to Max Webver the defining characteristic of authority?

    1. Power

    2. Coercion

    3. Tradition

    4. Legitimacy

  12. According Chester Bernard, order are authoritative when they are

    1. Issued by a superior

    2. Issued by the top executive

    3. Accepted by the subordinates

    4. Understood by the subordinates

  13. Which one of the following principles is directly concerned with preventing overlap conflict and friction in an organization?

    1. Direction

    2. Supervision

    3. Co-ordination

    4. Span of control

  14. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Coordination

    2. Sontrol

    3. Supervision

    4. Planning

    1. Integration of several parts into an orderly whole to achieve the purpose

    2. Ensuring compliance by staff with laws, order and directions

    3. Overseeing the work of subordinates

    4. Collection of relevant information

    5. Devising ways and means for resolution of problems

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
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      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
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    • Assertion (A): Delegation is a functional imperative for all types of organization.
    • Reason (R): The chief executive can provide effective leadership only when he has all the power to himself.

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

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

    2. Both A and Rare 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.