Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 50 of 104)

  1. In administrative studies behaviouralism is said to have started

    1. As a protest against traditional approach

    2. As an attack on the philosophical method

    3. With the human relations movement of the thirties

    4. As an integrated approach to the study of public affairs

  2. Which one of the following schools upholds the view that Organization is a planned system of co-operative efforts in which each participant has a recognized role to play and duties and tasks to perform?

    1. Classical School

    2. Neo-classical School

    3. Behavioral School

    4. Public policy School

  3. Which of the following statements refer to the merits of the behavior Ural approach?

    1. It has helped us to understand Public Administration in a comparative context

    2. It gave an impetus for scientific research and systematic theory construction

    3. It propounded the theory of bounded rationality to explain irrational behaviour

    4. It gave useful suggestions to improve communication. Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

      1. 1 and 3

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 2 and 4

  4. According to Fred W. Riggs, the Comparative Public Administration Approach stands for a distinctive orientation. Which one of the following is typical of that approach?

    1. Behavioural Approach

    2. Public Policy Approach Ecological

    3. Approach and Empirical Approach

    4. Logical Approach

  5. A system is

    1. A set of independent parts which receives inputs, Acts upon them and there by produces outputs

    2. A set of inter-related parts which receives outputs, Acts upon them and there by produces inputs

    3. A set of independent parts which receives outputs, Acts upon them and there by produces inputs

    4. A set of inter-related parts which receives parts which reveries inputs

    Acts upon them and them and there by produces outputs

  6. The worker of an enter price at the shop level are subject to four supervisors on the planning and another four on the execution aspects of their work. The system is based on the principle of

    1. Hierarchy

    2. Functional foremanship

    3. Authority and responsibility

    4. Division of work

  7. The scalar principle refers to

    1. Classification of civil servants according to scales of pay

    2. Grading of duties according to the degrees of authority

    3. Organizing the relations between members of line and staff

    4. The principle by which scales of pay are fixed

  8. What has undermined the importance of the 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 agencies by experts

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

  9. What does ‘hierarchy of authority’ mean?

    1. The lower levels have to pursue the goals laid down by higher levels

    2. The upper levels of a hierarchy set the goals to be pursued

    3. The upper levels cannot take disciplinary action against subordinates

    4. The lower levels have the freedom to carry out the Operations

    Select the correct answer from the correct codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  10. If inter-relating the sub-divisions of work is a Principle to be followed in designing an organization, how can the harmonious functioning of the different sub-units be secured?

    1. By ensuring the dominance of an idea

    2. By supervising their operations meticulously

    3. By observing events creating conflicts

    4. By watching and resolving conflicts and disagreements

    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. Under which of the following conditions co-ordination becomes necessary?

    1. Independent units

    2. Delegation of authority

    3. Inter-dependent units

    4. Division of work among specialists

    Select the correct answers from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  12. The basic purpose of delegation is to bring about

    1. Decongestion of work in an agency

    2. Decentralization of administration

    3. Creation of a new department

    4. Conditional working with a subordinate

  13. Delegation, to be successful has to rely chiefly on

    1. Interpersonal trust

    2. Subordinate's efficiency

    3. Subordinate's loyalty

    4. Clear character of delegated activities

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1, and 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  14. All persons in authority, who control the work of others, are supervisors. Which one of the following methods of supervision was not suggested by millet?

    1. Prior approval of individual projects

    2. Inspection of result leads to waste of time and energy

    3. A reporting system on work progress

    4. Budgetary limitation upon the magnitude of operations

  15. The organizational unit which has to play the role of planner, adviser, researcher and co-ordinator is called

    1. The line

    2. The staff

    3. The staff and line

    4. The executive