Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 81 of 104)

  1. Which one of the following statements is incorrect in respect of Simon's decisions making theory?

    1. Deciding is as Important as doing

    2. Decisions are, in the final analysis, composite

    3. Administrative man maximizes

    4. There is always a means-ends relationship

  2. Which of the following statements regarding decision-making are attributable to Simon?

    1. Divorce of ends from means is false.

    2. Means also entail value assumptions.

    3. Traditional ends-means approach is not logical.

    4. Behavior alternative model is superior.

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  3. ‘Decision-making necessitates the location and control of strategic factors,’ this view is expressed by:

    1. Fayol

    2. Barnard

    3. Likert

    4. Simon

    • Assertion (A): Though the decision making process is an important variable in the organization situation, it alone is not adequate to explain the totality of the organization picture.
    • Reason (R): Decision-making is a process involving emotional, expressive, rational and instrumental dimensions. 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  4. The concept of satisfying behavior comes close to the economic concept of:

    1. Maximizing output

    2. Optimum output

    3. Best output

    4. Easily achievable output

  5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Laissez-faire-Leader

    2. Country-Club-Leader

    3. Task Management Leader

    4. Team Management Leader

    1. Deserter

    2. Compromise

    3. Missionary

    4. Executive

    5. Autocrat

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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      • 4
      • 1
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      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Trait theory

    2. Sociometric theory

    3. Group theory

    4. Contingency theory

    1. Exchange process between leaders and followers

    2. Personality characteristic of a leader

    3. Environmental factors

    4. Goals and structure of an organization

    5. Facts and values

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
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    • Assertion (A): Leadership comes from a complex relationship between the leader and the led conflicts that arise between the organization and its environment.
    • Reason (R): 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  7. Which one of the following theories views leadership as a manipulative function?

    1. Human Relations Theory

    2. Scientific Management Theory

    3. Classical Theory

    4. Decision Making Theory

    • Assertion (A): The function of communication is not just to get something off the mind of the transmitter.
    • Reason (R): Communication must create the desired impact at the receiving end.

    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Classical theorists did not take cognizance of the needs of individuals.
    • Reason (R): Need theorists believe that workers are motivated by their own intrinsic needs.

    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. ERG theory

    2. Acquired-Needs Theory

    3. Hierarchy of Needs Theory

    4. Equity Theory

    1. A. H. Maslow

    2. Clayton Alderfer

    3. David C. McClelland

    4. J S Adams

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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      • 3
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      • 4
      • 2
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  9. Consider the following statements about Civil Service in a developing society:

    1. It should act as an agent of change.

    2. It should have concern for social equity.

    3. It should have concern for vested interests.

    4. It should be politically neutral.

    Which of the above are correct?

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  10. Which one of the following shows the correct sequence of the four basic steps in the Position Classification Plan?

    1. Job analysis, Grouping of Positions, Standardization, Position allocation

    2. Standardization, Job analysis, Grouping of Positions, Position allocation

    3. Grouping of Position, Job analysis, Position allocation, Standardization

    4. Position allocation, Standardization

    Job analysis, Grouping of Positions

    • Assertion (A): Rank classification facilitates literal entry.
    • Reason (R): Rank classification facilitates transfers within the service.

    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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true