CBSE NET Public-Administration September-2013 Solved Paper II

  1. Felix Nigro points out four basic elements of similarity between the public and private administration. Which of the following is not among those four (A)? Bureaucratic element (B) Service and cost (C) Concept of techniques of scientific management (D) Human relation approach

    Answer: b

    • Assertion (A): Theoretically, Minnowbrook Conference III represents both Simonesque and Waldonian perspectives.
    • Reason (R): Some were drawn to Economics, Organization theory and Management and others have appreciated frameworks and methods from Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and History.
    1. Both A and R are correct and R is correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are correct, but R is not correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. A is false, but R is true.

    Answer: a

  2. Chester Barnard's ‘Zone of Indifference’ represents which of the following?

    1. Those which will clearly be unacceptable and not obeyed.

    2. Those which are on neutral line.

    3. Those which are unquestionably acceptable.

    4. All of the above:

    Answer: c

  3. Which of the following is the ‘motivation factor’ in ‘Two Factor’ theory of Herzberg?

    1. Working condition

    2. Work itself

    3. Policy and Administration

    4. Interpersonal Relations

    Answer: b

  4. Who defined bureaucracy as “Organisation that cannot correct its behaviour by learning from its errors”

    1. Karl Marx

    2. Robert Merton

    3. Max Weber

    4. M. Crozier

    Answer: d

  5. “Loss of freedom and humanty necessarily leads to loss of morality.” Who among the following held this view?

    1. Hegel

    2. Karl Marx

    3. V. I. Lenin

    4. Mao-Tse-Tung

    Answer: b

  6. Which of the following is not an approach of decentralization according to James W. Fester?

    1. Dual Role Approach

    2. Administrative Approach

    3. Productive or Business Approach

    4. Doctrinal Approach

    Answer: c

  7. Who of the following developed the concept of ‘Knowledge Worker’

    1. F. J. Roethlisberger

    2. Rosamery OLeary

    3. Peter Drucker

    4. Anne Osborn Krueger

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): Administrative Theory is marked by a plethora of competing schools, a polygot of languages and accordingly, a confusion of Logic.
    • Reason (R): Each competing school questions the others, adventurism is rampant and commonly accepted standards of control do not exist.
    1. Both A and R are correct and (R) is correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are correct, but R is not correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. A is false, but R is true.

    Answer: a

  8. Organization economic theory strives to ensure that worker interest coincides with organization's interest which are embodied in organization's owner. This idea is a part of which of following theory?

    1. Principal-agent Theory

    2. Maturity-Immaturity Theory

    3. Herzberg's Two-factor Theory

    4. Contribution-Satisfaction Equilibrium Theory

    Answer: a

  9. Consider the following assumptions of Total Quality Management and select the correct answer by using codes given below:

    1. Quality focus

    2. Continuous improvement

    3. Top management commitment

    4. Empowerment and team management

    Codes:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

    Answer: c

  10. ‘The real fault that must be found with the principle of the unity of command is that it is incompatible with the principle of specialization.’ This view was expressed by

    1. Henry Fayol

    2. Max Weber

    3. Herbert Simon

    4. Peter Drucker

    Answer: c

  11. “Government isnt the solution; Government is the problem” who said it?

    1. George Washington

    2. Woodrow Wilson

    3. George W. Bush

    4. Ronald Reagan

    Answer: d

  12. Dwight Waldo in his book ‘The Administrative State’ has criticised which of the following?

    1. Notion of unchanging principles of organization.

    2. Role of human emotions in organizational working.

    3. Narrowness of values of economy and efficiency.

    4. Inconsistencies in methodology used in determining the principles.

    Codes:

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: c

  13. ‘Grand Corps’ in French Civil Service stands for

    1. Senior level of specialist administrators

    2. Senior level of generalist administrators

    3. Senior level of generalist cum specialist administrators

    4. Senior level of defence administrators

    Answer: c

  14. Which one of the following statements about Fast Stream in British Civil Service is not correct?

    1. It is a Talent Management Programme.

    2. It is both for graduates and non-graduates who have potential to become the future leaders.

    3. It is open to people from any academic discipline.

    4. It has five separate schemes in it.

    Answer: b

  15. Growth and significance of public and private sectors in a system is known as which of the following?

    1. Socialist Economy

    2. Mixed Economy

    3. Planned Economy

    4. Capitalist Economy

    Answer: b

  16. The Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission enjoys the rank of a

    1. Cabinet Minister

    2. Minister of State

    3. Deputy Minister

    4. Secretary to Government of India

    Answer: a

  17. The extent to which formally differentiated structure of a diffracted society co-exist with undifferentiated structure of a fused type is called by F. W. Riggs as

    1. Heterogeneity

    2. Formalism

    3. Overlapping

    4. Poly-communalism

    Answer: c

  18. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India provides for the establishment of additional courts (by a law passed by Parliament) for the better administration of law?

    1. Article 247

    2. Article 248

    3. Article 249

    4. Article 256

    Answer: a

  19. Which one of the following is not correct about International Bank for Reconstruction and Development?

    1. It was founded in 1944

    2. It was founded to cater the financial needs of poorer countries.

    3. It promotes sustainable, equitable and job creating growth.

    4. It supports long term human and social development needs.

    Answer: b

  20. Which of the following countries are eligible to receive low interest or no interest loans and grants from International Development Association?

    1. India

    2. Indonesia

    3. Bangladesh

    4. Pakistan

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

    Answer: c

  21. Which of the following is not related to Social Welfare Administration?

    1. Central Social Welfare Board

    2. National Commission for SCs and STs

    3. National Commission for Women

    4. National Human Rights Commission

    Answer: d

  22. Which one of the following is not associated with World Trade Organization?

    1. Uruguay Round

    2. Doha Development Agenda

    3. Bretton Wood System

    4. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): Development administration requires administrative modernization.
    • Reason (R): Development administration requires creation of new administrative structures and reorientation of existing one to suit the needs of development programmes.
    1. Both A and R are correct and R is correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are correct, but R is not correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. A is false, but R is true.

    Answer: a

  23. Match List-I with List-II. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    List-I (Commissions or Committees) List-II (Name)
    1. Royal Commission on Public Service in India

    2. Royal Commission on Superior Civil Services in India

    3. Secretariat Reorganization Committee

    4. Expenditure Reforms Commission

    1. Lee Commission

    2. Islington Commission

    3. KP Geethakrishanan

    4. Girija Shankar Vajpayee

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2

    Answer: a

  24. The Department of Disinvestment falls under which of the following Union Ministry?

    1. Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

    2. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

    3. Ministry of Commerce and Industry

    4. Ministry of Finance

    Answer: d

  25. Which one of the following statements is not correct about The Prime Minister's Office?

    1. It was previously known as Prime Minister's Secretariat.

    2. It is a think-tank for Prime Minister.

    3. It arranges the agenda for Cabnet meeting.

    4. Now it is becoming a fulcrum of economic activities.

    Answer: c

  26. Which of the following statements about a member of the Council d'Etat in France are correct?

    1. He serves in various ministries as line administrator.

    2. He advises the Government of the day.

    3. He adjudicates cases brought against officers of the State.

    4. He creates a conflict of interests by performing dual functions, instead of enriching administrative adjudication.

    Codes:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: c

  27. “Development administration means the implementation of programmes designed to bring about modernity, and changes within the administrative system which increase its capacity to implement the programmes.” Who of the following made this statement?

    1. F. W. Riggs

    2. Pai Panandikar

    3. Harry J. Friedman

    4. George Gant

    Answer: c

  28. Consider the following statements about the role of the Public Accounts Committee. Find the correct answer by using the codes given below:

    1. The PAC is able to take up only a few reviews and para of CAG's reports.

    2. Ministries and Departments are generally consider CAG's report as a nuisance and interference in their work.

    3. The PAC has a very limited time to meet.

    4. The PAC is only Committee which make financial control on behalf of the Parliament.

    Codes:

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 4

    Answer: c

  29. Chronologically arrange in ascending order the programmes launched for the amelioration of the socioeconomic conditions of rural people.

    1. MNREGA

    2. PURA

    3. NRLM

    4. SGRY

    Codes:

    1. 4, 1, 3, 2

    2. 4, 3, 1, 2

    3. 4, 2, 1, 3

    4. 4, 1, 2, 3

    Answer: c

  30. Which of the following is not correct about the role of developmental bureaucracy in developing countries?

    1. Maintenance of law and order

    2. Formulation of development policies

    3. Execution of development programmes

    4. Monitoring and evaluating development schemes

    Answer: a

  31. Which of the following Committee was formed on the recommendation of Grow More Food Enquiry Committee?

    1. L. M. Singhvi Committee

    2. Ashok Mehta Committee

    3. G. V. K. Rao Committee

    4. Balwantrai Mehta Committee

    Answer: d

  32. Which one of following is not the role of the Chief Secretary of a State?

    1. He is ex-officio secretary to the Council of Ministers.

    2. He has supervisory role for policy implementation.

    3. He can change the Rules of Business.

    4. He is the chief coordinator between Centre and State.

    Answer: c

  33. Which of the following statement about the 33.3% reservation for women in Parliament is correct?

    1. It is yet to be introduced in Parliament.

    2. It has been passed by the Rajya Sabha in 2010.

    3. It has been passed by the Lok Sabha in 2010, but remains to be passed by the Rajya Sabha.

    4. It has been passed by Parliament, but has not yet received the consent of the President of India.

    Answer: b

  34. Employee-Employer relation includes which of the following?

    1. The work environment

    2. Disputes between employees and employer

    3. Work schedules

    4. Health and safety

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: d

    • Assertion (A): The Collector has been reduced to the role of target-chaser and a fire-fighter on behalf of the Government.
    • Reason (R): The multifarious activities performed by the Collector make him almost indispensable, but at the same time, also make him an overburdened functionary of the district.
    1. Both A and R are correct and R is correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are correct, but R is not correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. A is false, but R is true.

    Answer: b

  35. Consider the following observations of Sixth Pay Commission regarding performance related pay:

    1. It should be made a part of the budget.

    2. It should be given out of organisational savings generated due to increased efficiency.

    3. It should be budget neutral.

    4. A special ‘head’ should be created in the budget.

    Codes:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: b

  36. The Provisions of the 74th Constitution Amendment Act are not applicable to the Scheduled Areas and Tribal Areas. Under which of the following article of the Indian Constitution these areas are covered?

    1. Article 241

    2. Article 242

    3. Article 243

    4. Article 244

    Answer: d

  37. Which of following are the initiatives for introduction of Local Government in British India?

    1. Mayo's Resolution 1870

    2. Bengal Chowkidari Act 1870

    3. Rippon's Resolution 1882

    4. Royal Commission on Decentralisation 1909

    Codes:

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: d

  38. Who defined research as “the manipulation of things, concepts or symbols for the purpose of generalizing to extend, correct or verify knowledge aids in construction of a theory or in the practice of an art”

    1. Karl Pearson

    2. A. Huxley

    3. D. Slesinger and M. Stephenson

    4. G. A. Lundberg and Mark Dewy

    Answer: c

  39. Which of the following is/are the type/s of the probability sampling?

    1. Cluster sampling

    2. Systematic sampling

    3. Multistage sampling

    4. Judgement sampling

    Codes:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): The opening questions should be such as to arouse human interest.
    • Reason (R): The first few questions are particularly important because they are likely to influence the attitude of the respondent and in seeking his desired cooperation.
    1. Both A and R are correct and R is correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are correct, but R is not correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. A is false, but R is true.

    Answer: a

  40. Parliament does not exercise financial control over administration through which of the following?

    1. Ministry of Finance

    2. Parliamentary Budgetary Process

    3. Parliamentary Financial Committees

    4. Comptroller and Auditor General of India

    Answer: a

  41. In which of the following Committee of Parliament, Deputy Speaker will automatically become Chairman if he is a member of that Committee?

    1. Committee on Public Undertakings

    2. Standing Committee on Commerce

    3. Joint Consultative Committee

    4. Public Accounts Committee

    Answer: d

  42. The scales which express either a favourable or unfavourable attitude towards the given object to which the respondent is asked to react are known as

    1. Rating scales

    2. Thurstone-type scales

    3. Likert type scales

    4. Factor scales

    Answer: c

  43. Which one of the following districts is not covered under Integrated Action Plan for selected Tribal and Backward Districts under the BRGF Programme?

    1. Adilabad (AP)

    2. Bastar (Chhattisgarh)

    3. Dindori (MP)

    4. Banswara (Rajasthan)

    Answer: d

  44. Which one of following is not correct about Civil Services in France?

    1. Conseil dEtat covers remarkably broad range of administrative activities.

    2. Corps des Ponts et Chaussees is one of the grands corps of the State.

    3. Ecole Polytechnique is very popular and most of population wish their sons to send there.

    4. The recruitment system in French Civil Services is not an elitist one and people appreciate it.

    Answer: d

  45. Which one of the following States has ranked first on Devolution Index (on incremental basis) in the year 2011 − 12?

    1. Kerala

    2. Madhya Pradesh

    3. Maharashtra

    4. Karnataka

    Answer: c