Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 88 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): Mayo's recommendations are immensely useful not only in the industrial sector but also in the administrative system of a state.
    • Reason (R): Human beings in all kinds of

    Organization have some common social needs, feelings, attitudes and desires. In the context of the above two 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

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

    List-I (Approaches) List-II (Defining Features)
    1. Behavioral

    2. Systems

    3. Historic

    4. Institutional

    1. Descriptive

    2. Evolutionary

    3. Interactional

    4. Scientific

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Distinction between obedience and acceptance

    2. Distinction between ‘economic man’ and ‘administrative man’

    3. Distinction between ‘charismatic’ ‘traditional’ and ‘legal rational authority’

    4. Distinction between ‘principles’ and ‘mechanics of management’

    1. Herbert A Simon

    2. Chester Barnard

    3. F W Taylor

    4. Max Weber

    5. H Fayol

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Top-down Theory

    2. Bottom-up Theory

    3. Self actualization Theory

    4. Cybernetic Theory

    1. A H. Maslow

    2. F. W. Taylor

    3. Norbert Wiener

    4. C. Barnard

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    • Assertion (A): In systems approach, the process and the course of action is adapted to suit the requirements of the situation.
    • Reason (R): The organization has a social purpose and is a part of the prevailing environment. In the context of the above two 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  4. Which of the following are implied by Hierarchy?

    1. Higher levels cannot take disciplinary action against subordinates.

    2. Higher levels have the freedom to carry out the operations.

    3. Upper levels set the goals to be pursued.

    4. Lower levels take action to pursue the goals.

    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

  5. The scalar principle refers to as

    1. classification of civil servants according to their scales of pay

    2. grading of duties according to the degree of authority

    3. organizing the relations between members of ‘line’ and staff agencies

    4. governing the allocation of persons, to the different levels in the hierarchy

    • Assertion (A): Unity of command means that the entire organization has only one boss and one plan of action to promote efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Reason (R): The concept of unity of command is proposed as substitute to the “Functional foremanship”

    In the context of the above two 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Span of control depends on personal qualities, skills and experience.
    • Reason (R): Empirical studies have found that the span of control will be small if organizational units are located at different places.

    In the context of the above two 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  6. Which one of the following is NOT a proposition in Theory X?

    1. Man wishes to avoid responsibility

    2. Man has an inherent liking for work

    3. Man must be coerced for working

    4. Man must be threatened with punishment

  7. Who among the following do NOT up hold the acceptance theory of authority?

    1. Taylor

    2. Fayol

    3. Barnard

    4. Simon

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. l and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. l and 4

    • Assertion (A): Coordination can be achieved by establishing direct Personal contact with the people concerne.
    • Reason (R): Inter-personal communication facilitates quick resolution of differences.

    In the context of the above two 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Delegation is not a process of abdication.
    • Reason (R): The delegate does not shirk his responsibility.

    In the context of the above two 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Supervision involves inspecting the activities of the subordinates so that they work towards the goal of the organization.
    • Reason (R): Individuals have a tendency to work for the achievement of their own ends.

    In the context of the above two 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Division between one and Staff cannot be watertight.
    • Reason (R): Authority is more a matter of influence rather than of command.

    In the context of the above two 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 the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true