Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 73 of 104)

  1. Who among the following questioned the claim of Public administration to being a science and pointed out the problem of excluding normative considerations?

    1. Barnard

    2. Robert Dahl

    3. James G. March

    4. Gulick Urwick

  2. Which of the following are factors through which a private administrative unit can become a public administrative unit?

    1. A revolutionary change of the political system and a change of equity structure

    2. A change of equity structure and nationalization

    3. Nationalization and taking over of the sick unit

    4. Nationalization

    • Assertion (A): People get punishment for no paying taxes or prices for services rendered by Public administration.
    • Reason (R): People have the option to pay or not to pay the price for goods or services offered by the Private

    Administration. 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 bur R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  3. The ‘New Public Administration’ movement is mainly against

    1. Administrative centralization and neutrality of administration

    2. Neutrality of administration and meritocracy

    3. Meritocracy and political orientation of administration

    4. Political orientation of administration and administrative centralization

  4. Comparing the administrative systems of different countries is useful. Which of the following are reasons for this?

    1. It promotes democracy in the sense that democracy in Administration is allowed to grow.

    2. It facilities quick transplantation of Western administrative institutions in aid-receiving countries.

    3. It helps in formulating universal general principles concerning public administration.

    4. It widen the scope for interaction among the countries concerned

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

    • Assertion (A): The comparative context has provided a most difficult setting for social scientists.
    • Reason (R): Academic pogrammes in public administration for study and research are not offered by all universities.

    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 bur R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  5. The public choice school sets a concept of

    1. Bureaucratic Administration

    2. Hierarchical Administration

    3. Democratic Administration

    4. Oligarchic Administration

  6. Which of the following indicate differences between the blue-print approach and the learning-process approach to development?

    1. One is preparing a draft plan for approval by the people and the other is understanding the needs before planning

    2. One is planning for the people and the other is planning with the people

    3. One is advance planning and the other is planning during the process of Administrating a development programme

    4. one is intended to be adhered to strictly and the other is intended to accommodate local needs

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

  7. Which of the following are key elements in contemporary development approach?

    1. Knowledge-sharing and empower men

    2. Self-reliance and independence

    3. Authorizing the specialists to innovate

    4. Organization development

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

  8. Who among the following in the USA expressed great faith in scientific management and in the trained manager's capacity to lead the society?

    1. Thoristein Veblen

    2. The Technocracy Party

    3. James Burnham

    4. J K Galbaith

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

  9. Which of the following are true of the bureaucratic model of functioning in a Prismatic society?

    1. Rationality in organization behavior is highest

    2. Application of rules is biased

    3. Preferential treatment is accorded

    4. New values get developed in the officers

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

  10. Which one of the following is a drawback in Max Weber's bureaucratic model?

    1. Lack of normative factors as guiding action

    2. Lack of legal-rational principles

    3. Lack of a theoretically integrated total system of action

    4. Lack of rule of law upon the functioning of bureaucratic organization

    • Assertion (A): Under the classical theory of organization the whole is bound together by the line of authorit.
    • Reason (R): One of the principles of organization is unity of command.

    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 bur R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  11. Who among the following are writers in whose writings efficiency is a dependent variable?

    1. Gulick & Urwick

    2. Riggs

    3. Weber

    4. Simon

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 2 and 4

      4. 3 and 4

  12. Which of the following are points of criticism made by critics of Mayo?

    1. He ignored theory

    2. He neglected empiricism

    3. He was not pro-management

    4. He paved the way for workers manipulation

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4