Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 75 of 104)

  1. The principle of span of control has come under revision due to

    1. High degree of unionism among employees

    2. Increasing resort to automation and mechanization

    3. High level of education among public employees

    4. Obedience and loyalty generated by conduct rules

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

    List-I (Bases of authority) List-II (Category of authority)
    1. Finance code and budget manual

    2. Job characteristics

    3. Personal characteristics

    4. Professional competence

    1. Functional authority

    2. Authority of legitimacy

    3. Authority of position

    4. Charismatic authority

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
    • Assertion (A): To explain the system of authority and responsibility in terms of sanctions is to over simplify the reality.
    • Reason (R): Core of many of the social institutions consists of system of authority and a bunch of sanctions for enforcing it.

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

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

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  3. Which of the following characteristics are found in the concept of authority?

    1. Directive component

    2. Independence

    3. Statutory safeguard

    4. Prestige differential

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

  4. ‘Promotions are made on the basis of examination scores.’ Which one of the following is implied by the above statement?

    1. The head of the department is authorized to conduct the examinations

    2. Authority is given to the PSC to decide promotions

    3. Discretion is taken away from the superiors

    4. The responsibility to determine the merit assigned to superiors

  5. Which of the following are the limiting factors in the development of coordination?

    1. Time

    2. Size

    3. Authority

    4. Informal organizations

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

    • Assertion (A): Delegation leads to dual responsibilit.
    • Reason (R): While a subordinate carries out his assigned task the delegating superior is responsible for getting the job done.

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

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

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is false

  6. ‘Inspection is an integral part of Public administration.’ Which one of the following factors is unnecessary in the effectiveness of an inspection system?

    1. Observing the existing rules, regulations and procedures

    2. Fault-finding with a view to maintain discipline

    3. Instructing and guiding persons working in the organization

    4. Clarifying the purposes and intentions of the management

  7. The most logical criterion to distinguish line function from staff is

    1. The authority relationships

    2. The functional relationships

    3. The grouping of functions

    4. The departmentalization

    • Assertion (A): The decision theory is an outgrowth of the theory consumer choic.
    • Reason (R): The decision theory has arisen out of such economic considerations as marginal utility and utility maximization.

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

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

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  8. Which of the following are correctly matched?

      • The theory of rationality
      • Maximizing solutions
      • The science of muddling through
      • Incremental solutions
      • The theory of comprehensive rationality
      • Satisfying solutions
      • Concept of zone of indifference
      • Optimizing the results

    Which is correct

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 2 alone

    • Assertion (A): Democratic culture paved the way for the exit of tartest theory of leadershi.
    • Reason (R): The concept of ‘Great man’ is inconsistent with egalitarian perspective.

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

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

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  9. Which of the following are among the key of leadership identified by Philip Selzmic?

    1. Defining of institutional mission and role

    2. Defense of institutional integrity

    3. institutional embodiment of purpose

    4. Merger of personal status with the institution

      1. 1, 2 and 4

      2. 1, 3 and 4

      3. 1, 2 and 3

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  10. The following show four possible communication networks in small groups indicating the flow of information in each from members represented by square boxes. Which one of the these networks is most centralized? Figure

    1. Stare

    2. Chain

    3. Circle

    4. All-channel

  11. Which one of the following according to Barnard is NOT a conditions for ‘acceptance’ of a communication by an organization member as authoritative?

    1. Non-understanding of the communication

    2. Inconsistency with the purpose of the organization

    3. Non-conflict with the personal interest

    4. Mental and physical ability to comply