Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 71 of 104)

  1. Which of the following are the advantages of the 73rd constitutional amendment of the constitution of India?

    1. Constitutional status to panchayats

    2. Holding of panchayat elections at regular intervals

    3. Reservation of seats for women

    4. Providing permanent structures for district planning

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 & 4

    2. 1, 3 & 4

    3. 2, 3 & 4

    4. 1, 2 & 3

  2. Which of the following are urban local bodies in India?

    1. District boards

    2. Municipal corporations cantonment boards

    3. Notified area committees and town area committees

    4. Town ship committees and port trusts

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

    • Assertion (A): The existence of two important function areas at the district level, namely the chairman of the Zilla Parished and the collector and district magistrate has resulted in conflict of authority.
    • Reason (R): There is no division of functions between the two.

    In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is true

    4. A is false but R is true.

  3. A Mayor-in council form of government means

    1. Cabinet form of government at the municipal level

    2. Classical prefetorial form of government at the municipal level

    3. Making mayor unaccountable to his colleagues

    4. Presidential form of government at the municipal level.

  4. Which of the following are reasons or facts that made good now separate the spheres of Politics and Administration

    1. Both were separate disciplines

    2. Separation of powers provided the basis of distinction

    3. He was keen to promote administration as an independent discipline

    4. Politics and Administration are two separate functions of government

    Choose the correct answer by using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 & 3

    2. 1, 2 & 4

    3. 1, 3 & 4

    4. 2, 3 & 4

  5. ‘The science of Administration is the latest fruit of that study of the science of Politics which was begun some twenty two hundred years ago.’ This statement was made by

    1. J. M. Gaus

    2. Frank Goodnow

    3. L. D. White

    4. Woodrow Wilson

  6. The book written by Simon Smith berg and Thompson emphasizes

    1. The legal view of Public Administration

    2. The institutional view of Public Administration

    3. The managerial view of Public Administration

    4. The integral view of Public Administration

  7. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.

    List-I (Writer) List-II (Book)
    1. Mayo

    2. McGregor

    3. Drucker

    4. Urwick

    1. Elements of Administration

    2. The Practice of Management

    3. The Human Side of Enterprise

    4. The Social Problems of an Industrial Civilization

    5. Functions of the Executive

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
  8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.

    List-I List-II
    1. Universal principles of organization

    2. Standardization of Work Methods

    3. Psychological Motivations and Informal Group Behavior

    4. The most rational among the means of achieving control over human beings

    1. Human Relations ions Theory

    2. Classical Theory

    3. Scientific management Theory

    4. Bureaucratic Theory

    5. Systems Theory

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
    • Assertion (A): A tenet of scientific management is cooperation and harmony between worker sand managers.
    • Reason (R): Taylor believed in participative management.

    In the context of the above two statement which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true and R is NOT a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true.

  9. Who among the following has observed that Weber's ideal model of bureaucracy is not particularly relevant to the study of developing societies?

    1. Herbert Simon

    2. Chester Barnard

    3. Fred W. Riggs

    4. R K Merton

  10. Which one of the following cannot be the characteristic of bureaucratic organization?

    1. Its indispensability for attainment of goals of an organization

    2. Its inability to correct its own behavior by learning from its errors

    3. Its precision, continually, discipline, strictness and reliability

    4. Its rigidity, inflexibility and emphasis on rules

  11. Who among the following authors attached more importance to the structure rather than persons in organization?

    1. LutherGulick

    2. Elton Mayo

    3. Chester Barnard

    4. Mary Parker Follett

  12. Which one of the following aspects is NOT rejected by the Human Relations theory of organization?

    1. Formal institutionalization

    2. Social Environment

    3. Psychological Processes

    4. Economic and non economic variables.

  13. The word satisfying refers to

    1. The factors that contribute to the satisfaction of the clients

    2. The feeling of sufficient satisfaction on the part of the administrative man

    3. The satisfaction on the part of the inquiring authority

    4. The subjective satisfaction of the supervisor and his superiors