Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 74 of 104)

  1. Which of the following are primary goals of behavioral approach?

    1. Minimizing the burden of supervision

    2. Improving individual and organization performance

    3. Increasing the satisfaction of the participants of the organization

    4. Building up a data-bank consisting of personal characteristics

      1. 3 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 1 and 4

      4. 3 and 4

  2. Why is it that administrators CANNOT function with complete rationality?

    1. The share of everything in the environment is not known to them

    2. They are not trained fully to deal with the varied tasks

    3. They like to follow meticulously the division of work

    4. They are not supported by specialists service

    • Assertion (A): The behavioral approach stresses upon the informal relationship among the members of an organization.
    • Reason (R): Behavioral lists employ integrated and interdisciplinary approach.

    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. Which of the following can be considered as suggestions from the Behavioral lists?

    1. Less delegation of authority

    2. Less decentralization

    3. Less narrow specialization

    4. Less emphasis on hierarchy

      1. 3 and 4

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 1 and 3

      4. 2 and 4

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

    List-I (Concept) List-II (Focus)
    1. Gestatt

    2. Homestasis

    3. Cybemetics

    4. Negative Entropy

    1. Freed back and control

    2. Holistic view

    3. Process towards integration

    4. Dynamic equilibrium

    5. Equi-genetic

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
  5. The terms Agency jurisdiction and ‘purpose’ are used in the classical and Bureaucratic theories. Which of the following are their equivalents in the system Approach?

    1. ‘System boundaries’

    2. ‘Sub-systems’

    3. ‘System scope’

    4. ‘System Purpose’

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Bureaucracy

    2. Closed system

    3. Normative control structure

    4. Scalar chain

    1. Generation of moral involvement

    2. Vertical differentiation

    3. Facts and values

    4. Entropy and disorganization

    5. Administration by pointed officials

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
    • Assertion (A): A hierarchical organization does not necessarily involve superiorsubordinate relationship.
    • Reason (R): Delegation of authority is possible in hierarchical 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 bur R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  7. Basic assumptions of the principle of hierarchy and that at various levels of nature of three of the following four

    1. Responsibilities

    2. Salary scales

    3. Quality of man

    4. Authority

    What are the three that the relevant?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

    • Assertion (A): Practical application of unity of command is not possible always.
    • Reason (R): Technical and administrative tasks of require different kinds of supervision.

    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

  8. Which one of the following constitute the solution to the dilemma of classical theorist who emphasized the importance of unity of command over fictionalization?

    1. Delegation and decentralization

    2. Interaction and influencing system

    3. The concept of staff

    4. The concept of the linking-pin structure

  9. Which of the following have negative correlation?

    1. Unity of command and specialization

    2. Specialization and hierarchy

    3. Hierarchy and unity of command

    4. Hierarchy and delegation

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

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

    List-I (Structure) List-II (Theory of concept)
    1. Flat Hierarchy

    2. Linker-pin Hierarchy

    3. Job-task Hierarchy

    4. Project and matrix

    1. Concept of supportive relationships

    2. Centralized direction and control

    3. Self direction and self control

    4. Decentralization

    5. Coequal authority

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
  11. Which of the following can widen the span of control?

    1. Delegation

    2. informal organization

    3. Planning

    4. Unity of command

      1. 3 and 4

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 2 and 3

      4. 1 and 4

    • Assertion (A): A chief of public works can deal effectively with more direct subordinates that an Army general.
    • Reason (R): The chief of the public works is an engineer.

    In the context of the about 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