Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 87 of 104)

  1. From the Value-Fad stand point, various approaches to the study of Public Administration may be classified as

    1. empirical and normative approach

    2. philosophical and historical approaches

    3. legal and behavioral approaches

    4. structural and ecological approaches

  2. Administration is politics since it must be responsive to the public interest. This statement was made by

    1. L Urwick

    2. John M Piffner

    3. Paul H Appleby

    4. L Gulick

  3. Which of the following statements regarding “New Public Administration” are true?

    1. It rejects that public administration which is value-free.

    2. It rejects politics-administration dichotomy.

    3. It rejects that public administration which is not properly involved in policy.

    4. It is more or less bureaucratic and hierarchical.

    Which of the above are true?

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  4. In which of the following directions does public administration move at present?

    1. Multi-foci in study.

    2. Mini-paradigms.

    3. New Public Administration.

    4. Locus and focus approach.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 4 only

  5. Consider the following statements about the post-World War writing in Public Administration?

    1. These seek to undertake cross-cultural studies.

    2. These seek to evolve a true science of administration based on interdisciplinary approach.

    3. These seek to develop appropriate methodology.

    4. These seek to analyze all types of social phenomena.

    Which of the above are true?

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  6. In the evolution of Public Administration there has been a shift in emphasis during successive periods. In this context which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • 1887 − 1926
      • Crisis of Identity
      • 1910 − 1920
      • Scientific management
      • 1920 − 1947
      • Human Relations
      • 1948 − 1966
      • Behaviorism

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  7. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

      • Public Administration
      • Collective activity organisation and management of men and material
      • Development Administration
      • Change and Administrative Responsiveness, Rationality, Management
      • Worker relations.
      • Comparative Public Administration
      • From ideograph to nomothetic
      • New Public Administration
      • Relevance, values, social equity, change
    • Assertion (A): The principal objective of scientific management is to secure maximum prosperity for the employer, coupled with maximum prosperity for employees.
    • Reason (R): The philosophy of Scientific

    Management is that there is no inherent conflict in the interests of the employer, workers and consumers. 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. According to Taylor, Mental Revolution is

    1. substitution of war by peace and cooperation instead of strife

    2. co-operation instead of strife and efficiency device

    3. efficiency device and piece-rate system

    4. substitution of war by peace and piecerate system

  9. Which one of the following statements is incorrect respect of Taylor?

    1. His view of man was too mechanistic

    2. He upheld the carrot and stick approach

    3. He was preoccupied with efficiency

    4. He stood for creative relationship with work

  10. Which of the following are categories of persons, categorized in an organisation by Max Weber? Those who

    1. are accustomed to obey commands.

    2. are personally interested in continuing domination.

    3. evince interest in promoting change.

    4. keep them in readiness to perform changing functions.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  11. Give the below are two statements one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R)

    • Assertion (A): The developing countries bureaucracy plays a dominant role.
    • Reason (R): Weber brought out the merits of bureaucratic system.

    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

  12. The ‘gangplank’ idea is found in the works of

    1. Fayol

    2. Follett

    3. Barnard

    4. Simon

  13. The classical theory of organisation is known as mechanistic theory because

    1. it does not explain the dynamics of organizational behavior

    2. it establishes a formally declared pattern of relationship

    3. it underestimates human factors and oversimplifies motivation

    4. it treats organization as a closed system

  14. Mayo made out a case for skills that are:

    1. human and interactive

    2. social and adaptive

    3. scientific and normative

    4. technical and empirical