Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 51 of 104)

  1. Which of the following speak about the correct relationship between the closeness of supervision and the level of output by workers?

    1. The closer the supervision the higher the output

    2. The closer the supervision, the lower the output

    3. The more distant the supervision, the higher the output

    4. The more distant the supervision, the lower the output

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 2

  2. Which of the following are implied by empolyeecentred supervision?

    1. Understanding the personality of the employee

    2. Development of incentives to reward good work

    3. Belief in delegating decision-making authority

    4. Breaking operations into parts to suit employees

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  3. A course of action, governed by rules and precedents is known as

    1. Decision as per rules

    2. A management decision

    3. A guided decision

    4. A programmed decision

  4. Which of the following are involved in leadership?

    1. Influencing people

    2. generating the will to act

    3. Lifting man's vision to higher sights

    4. resolving disputes between followers

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  5. From which of the following can geedback be obtained within an organization

    1. Vertical communication

    2. Official records

    3. Proceedings of the meetings

    4. Horizontal communication

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 4

  6. Communication techniques, according to Barnard are important because through them

    1. The ‘Zone of Indifference’ of the contributors is enlarged

    2. The foundation for the formal authority structure is laid

    3. The form and the internal economy of organization is shaped

    4. The different patterns of informal organizations are harmonized

  7. Every organization has an informal communication system which is commonly referred to as

    1. Proper channel

    2. Close circuit

    3. Grapevine

    4. Circular

  8. consider the following in the context of Maslow's theory of Hierarchy of Human needs

    1. Egoistic and esteem needs

    2. Safety needs

    3. Physiological needs

    4. Self-actualization needs

    Which one of the following represents the correct sequence of the above?

    1. 1, 4, 3, 2

    2. 2, 1, 4, 3

    3. 4, 2, 3, 1

    4. 3, 2, 1, 4

  9. The traditional theory of motivation is the theory of

    1. Path-goal

    2. Participation

    3. Motivation-hygiene

    4. Fear and punishment

  10. Regarding the nature of senior-subordinate relationship, which one of the following writers enunciated theory X and theory Y?

    1. Douglas Murray Mc Gregor

    2. Abraham Maslow

    3. Frederick Herzberg

    4. Chris Argyris

  11. Who among the following has defined the civil service as a ‘Professional body of officials, permanent, paid and skilled’

    1. Ogg and Zink

    2. Herman Finer

    3. L D White

    4. W F Willoughby

  12. ‘Government is a sovereign factor in administration.’ This was stated by

    1. Jawaharlal Nehru

    2. L D White

    3. J H Williams

    4. H Finer

  13. Which one of the following four classes of Bureaucracy represents the classification made by Morstein Marx?

    1. Guardian, Merit, Caste and Patronage

    2. Guardian, Merit, Patronage and Committed

    3. Guardian, Patronage, Committed and Classified

    4. Guardian, Merit, Classified

    Unclassified

  14. Which of the following does not concern the Union Public Service Commission?

    1. Recruitment

    2. Classification of services

    3. Disciplinary matters

    4. Promotion

  15. Consider the following civil servants of department of British administration:

    1. Clerical officer

    2. Principal

    3. Administrative trainee

    4. Under-Secretary

    What is their correct order in the importance of their official work?

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    1. 4, 2, 3, 1

    2. 2, 3, 1, 4

    3. 1, 4, 2, 3

    4. 3, 1, 4, 2