Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 15 of 104)

  1. Consider the following aspects of organizations:

    1. Integration of several parts into an orderly whole.

    2. Geographical dispersion of modern organization.

    3. Enormous growth in size & personnel of Public Administration.

    4. Harmonious combination of agents and functions to achieve a desired goal.

    Which of these are treated as hindrances to coordination?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 3 and 1

  2. Consider the following statements: The extent of delegation depends upon

    1. Nature of the problem.

    2. Circumstances prevalent.

    3. Responsibilities involved.

    4. Organizational history.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2.3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1.2, 3 and 4

  3. In order to ensure Representative Bureaucracy. Government of India has provided for the following facilities to women

    1. Reservation of 33% jobs in Civil Services.

    2. Equal pay for equal work.

    3. Maternity leave.

    4. Housing/Children education allowances.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1.2. 3 and 4

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Line agency

    2. Personal staff

    3. Specialized staff

    4. General staff

    1. Collection of data and its analysis

    2. Looking after personnel administration

    3. Maintenance of diary of different engagements of line officials

    4. Functions directly contributing to goal achievement

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  5. The estimates of expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India included in the budget and required to be voted by the Lok Sabha are submitted in the form of

    1. Charged Expenditure

    2. Capital Budget

    3. Demands for Grants

    4. Revenue Budget

  6. The concept of ‘Mental Revolution’ coined by F W. Taylor focuses on

    1. Collective attitudinal changes amongst the employees of an organization towards revolutionary structures

    2. Understanding and sharing of responsibilities and functions between workers and management for achieving high production, profits, wages and low prices

    3. Social revolution in an organization for bringing about changes in the psyche of the workers

    4. Changes in attitudes, perspective and vision amongst the management personnel towards evolving humanrelation reforms in an organization

  7. Consider the following statements: Weber used the Greek work ‘charisma’ to mean

    1. Inherited qualities

    2. Supematura qualities

    3. Superhuman qualities

    4. Exceptional qualities

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Concepts) List-II (Thinkers)
    1. Constructive conflict

    2. Social Organization

    3. Functions of the Executive

    4. The Administrative Man

    1. Herbert Simon

    2. Elton Mayo

    3. Mary Parker Follett

    4. Chester Bernard

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
  9. In which article of our constitution, is the Finance commission dealt with?

    1. Article 280

    2. Article 380

    3. Article 281

    4. Article 381

  10. The chairman of Public Accounts committee is appointed by the

    1. President of India

    2. Speaker of Lok Sabha

    3. Prime Minister of India

    4. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

  11. The Question asked orally after the Question Hour in the House is called

    1. Supplementary question

    2. Short-notice question

    3. Starred question

    4. Un starred question

  12. Consider the following statements: The acceptance of a communication as authoritative by individuals in organizations depends upon

    1. Zone of indifference to the nature of authority.

    2. Its clarity for purposes of understanding.

    3. Its incompatibility with personal interests.

    4. Its inconsistency with organizational purpose.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  13. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. Henri Fayol was an ardent advocate of principle of unity of command

    2. F W. Taylor rejected the principle of unity of command

    3. Under unity of command, an employee receives orders from more than one superior officer

    4. Under unity of command, an employee of an organization should report to one superior

  14. The purpose of adjournment motion is to

    1. Propose a reduction in the budget

    2. Seek the approval of the house on a proposal

    3. Draw the attention of the house to a matter of urgent public importance

    4. Seek the leave of the house to introduce a government bill

  15. Which one of the following is the most effective instrument of the Executive Control over administration?

    1. Civil Service Code

    2. Communication

    3. Power of appointment and removal

    4. Rule-making power