Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 94 of 104)

  1. Which of the following pairs of authors and. Their characterization of bureaucracy are correctly matched?

      • M Weber
      • Most rational form of organisation
      • K Marx
      • Bearer of private interests
      • R Merton
      • Causing ‘goal displacement’
      • M Michels
      • Creates “trained incapacity”

    Which are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. l and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  2. Who, among the following, was instrumental in the evolution of the Concept of New Public Administration?

    1. F Marini

    2. H George Fredrickson

    3. Dwight Waldo

    4. H A Simon

  3. Which of the following components are present in Weber's bureaucratic model?

    1. Hierarchical arrangement of offices

    2. Division of work

    3. Written rules for carrying out assigned tasks

    4. Social status determining public employment

    Which are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  4. Which of the following features of bureaucracy can be identified with Marx?

    1. It is a particular closed society within the State

    2. It is an integral part of the exploitative social system

    3. It is an administrative body of appointed officials

    4. What fetishism of commodities is to economics, bureaucracy is to politics

    Which are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  5. While conceiving an organisation chiefly as a designing process which one of the following writers felt that lack of design is illogical, cruel, wasteful and inefficient?

    1. Luther Gulick

    2. Lyndall Urwick

    3. Henri Fayol

    4. James Mooney

  6. Chris Argyris suggests the T group technique for improving the personal effectiveness of employees. Which one of the following is not part of this type of sensitivity training?

    1. Individual employees have to expose their behaviour and they give, receive and get feedback

    2. It provides possibilities to learn the nature of effective group functioning

    3. Subordinates feel happier under conditions of directive leadership

    4. Psychological success, self-esteem and inter-personal competence can be increased

  7. The code of conduct was maintained for group solidarity and informal pressure was used to set right the erring members of the group during the Hawthorne experiments. It did not include one being a

    1. rate-buster

    2. ‘squealer’

    3. ‘chiseler’

    4. ‘recluse’

  8. Which one of the following approaches emphasized inter-group relationships in addition to the formal structure?

    1. Historical approach

    2. Philosophical approach

    3. Legal approach

    4. Behavioral approach

  9. Which one of the following statements about the systems approach to organization is NOT correct?

    1. It is derived from one general systems theory

    2. It studies the organisation as a whole in relation to its environment

    3. It leads to certain fundamental principles of organisation

    4. It views the organization and its environment as interdependent for inputs and resources

  10. Which one of the following methods can an administrator adopt in a crisis situation?

    1. Acting within his jurisdiction of authority.

    2. Adopting the gangplank after informing his immediate superior

    3. Seeking the advice of his subordinates

    4. Obtaining orders of the higher ups through proper channel

  11. Which of the following are correctly matched?

      • Authority
      • It is accepted as legitimate
      • Power
      • Carrying out one's will despite resistance
      • Control
      • Ability to guide
      • Discretion
      • Choosing among alternatives causes of action

    Which is correct

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  12. Which of the following factors could place limitations on. The authority of a superior?

    1. Group behaviour

    2. Social relationships

    3. Organisational norms

    4. Bonafide instructions

      1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2 and 3

  13. Which of the following have undermined the importance of Principle of Unity of Command in recent years?

    1. Growing size and complexity of government

    2. Increasing number and influence of civil servants

    3. Manning of government positions by experts

    4. Increasing number and influence of boards, commissions and auxiliary agencies

      1. 1 and 3

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 2 and 4

  14. The statement, “Co-ordination is the olderly arrangement of group efforts, to provide unity of action in the pursuit of a common purpose” is attributed to

    1. Willoughby

    2. Urwick

    3. Mooney

    4. White

  15. When the delegation goes by a climate of understanding between the superior and subordinate, it is known as

    1. general delegation

    2. specific delegation

    3. formal delegation

    4. informal delegation