Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 95 of 104)

  1. The chief reason for delegation of authority from headquarter to field offices is to

    1. inculcate skill in the latter

    2. facilitate local division-making

    3. decongest the headquarter

    4. control the field office

  2. Which one of the following is a feature of the jobcentre supervisor, according to Likert?

    1. He experts little pressure on the subordinates

    2. He exercises general supervision

    3. He exerts heavy pressure to get the work done

    4. He motivates subordinates to achieve high performance goals

  3. Which one of the following is NOT true of line activity?

    1. It has operational abilities

    2. It stands for thought and facilitation

    3. It decides the organisational goals

    4. It has authority

  4. According to Simon and March, which of the following are i the limitations of the classical theory?

    1. Improper motivational assumptions

    2. Little attention given to the role of cognition in task identification and classification

    3. Little importance given to programme evaluation

    4. Lack of sophistication in the theory

      1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

      2. 1 and 4

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2 and 3

  5. Power to take decisions, communicating them to the subordinates for implementation and thus influencing behaviour pattern in an organisation is

    1. Responsibility

    2. Hierarchy

    3. Authority

    4. Unity of command

  6. Mc Gregor's theory ‘Y’ emphasizes which of the following elements for an effective and successful organisation?

    1. Acceptance by management of “hierarchy of human needs” concept and making room for its fulfillment in the work organisation.

    2. Enlargement of job

    3. Decentralization of authority

    4. Practice of MBO

      1. 1 alone

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  7. Which of the following are the functions of the leader under human relations theory?

    1. To facilitate co-operative goal attainment among followers

    2. To provide opportunities for their personal growth and development

    3. To set up and enforce performance criteria to meet organisational goals

    4. To fulfill needs of the organisation

      1. 1 and 3

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 2 and 4

      4. 3 and 4

  8. Which of the following are the phases in the decision making processes as conceptualized by Herbert A Simon?

    1. Intelligence

    2. Design

    3. Choice

    4. Implementation

      1. l and 4

      2. 1, 2 and 3

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Immaturity-Maturity Theory

    2. Motivation-Hygiene Theory

    3. Human Group

    4. Theory X

    1. D. Mc Gregor

    2. Chris Argyris

    3. F. Herzberg

    4. George C. Homans

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  10. Which of the following are the assumptions in Theory ‘X’

    1. Human beings have an inherent dislike of work

    2. Because of human dislike of work, people must be punished

    3. Human beings are committed to objectives

    4. Human beings avoid responsibility

      1. 1, 2 and 4

      2. 1, 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  11. Which one of the following is NOT a feature of Barnard's theory of formal organization?

    1. Common purpose

    2. Willingness to co-operate

    3. General incentives

    4. Communication

  12. Valence Expectancy theory, an alternative theory of motivation, was proposed by

    1. Chris Argyris

    2. Victor H. Vroom

    3. A. H. Maslow

    4. Mc Gregor

  13. Consider the following statements regarding Achievement-oriented leadership: The leader

    1. does not allow participation by subordinates

    2. shows a genuine human concern for subordinates

    3. sets challenging goals for subordinates

    4. asks for and uses suggestions from subordinates

    Of these statements

    1. 1 and 2 are correct

    2. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

    3. 3 and 4 are correct

    4. 2 and 4 are correct

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Masterman Committee

    2. Assheton Committee

    3. Satish Chandra Committee

    4. Fulton Committee

    1. Recruitment

    2. Political Activities

    3. Training

    4. Professionalism

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  15. In India, rules governing conditions of service should NOT be made in violation of

    1. Articles 14, 15, 16 and 311 of the Constitution

    2. Articles 14, 310 and 311 of the Constitution

    3. Articles 15, 16, 310 and 311 of the Constitution

    4. Articles 14, 15, 16, 310 and 311 of the

Constitution