Saturday, March 24, 2007




(1) “Organisation is the arrangement of personnel for facilitating the accomplishment of some agreed purpose through allocation of functions and responsibilities”. The above statement was made by

(a) Chester Bernard

(b) Gladden

(c) L D White

(d) Pfiffner

(2) Which of the following is NOT one of the elements identified by L D White about organisation?

(a) persons

(b) machinery

(c) combined efforts

(d) common purpose

(3) Which one of the following is NOT one of the bases identified by Luther Gulick

(a) Places

(b) Persons

(c) Planning

(d) Process

(4) Which among the following is NOT one of the examples of an organisation based on purpose?

(a) Health Department

(b) Rehabilitation Department

(c) Human Resources Development Department

(d) Labour Department

(5) Which among the following commissions have NOT recommended the division of an organisation on the basis on purpose

(a) Administrative Reforms Commission

(b) First Hoover commission of India

(c) Second Hoover Commission of India

(d) Haldane Committee

(6) Who described hierarchy as a universal phenomenon?

(a) Weber

(b) Fayol

(c) Mooney

(d) Urwick

(7) “Hierarchy is an ordered structure of inferior and superior beings in an ascending scale”. The above definition was given by

(a) Millet

(b) E N Gladden

(c) L D White

(d) Earl Latham

(8) Which among the following is NOT an advantage of hierarchy?

(a) It acts as a channel of communication

(b) It facilitates decentralisation of decision making

(c) It creates superior-subordinate relationships

(d) It simplifies procedures for file movement

(9) Who among the following defined principles as “acknowledged truths regarded as proved on which to rely”

(a) L D White

(b) Mooney

(c) Henry Fayol

(d) Gulick

(10) Who among the following have called hierarchy as scalar process?

(a) L D White

(b) Mooney and Reiley

(c) Gulick and Urwick

(d) Paul Appleby

(11) “The Span of Control is the number and range of direct, habitual communication contacts between he chief executive of an enterprise and his principal fellow-officers”. The above statement was attributed to

(a) V A Graicunas

(b) Dimock

(c) L D White

(d) H Fayol

(12) Which among the following is NOT one of the factors determining the length of Span of Control?

(a) personality of the supervisor

(b) the age of the organisation

(c) calibre of the subordinates

(d) external position of the organisation

(13) Who among the following have made the distinction between “direct supervision” and “access” to the boss with regard to span of control?

(a) Mooney

(b) V A Graicunas

(c) Gulick

(d) Urwick

(14) Increasing role of specialists in an organisation will lead to

(a) increase in span of control

(b) decrease in span of control

(c) span of control remains the same

(d) depends on the automation

(15) “An employee should receive orders from one superior only” The above definition is related to

(a) Hierarchy

(b) Unity of Direction

(c) Unity of Command

(d) Span of Control

(16) Which among the following does not affect unity of command?

(a) growing influence of staff and auxiliary agencies

(b) setting up of boards and commissions

(c) entry of specialists into organisation

(d) simplifying organisational procedure

(17) Which among the following does not promote integration in an organisation?

(a) All the executive authority is vested by law in the President

(b) Each Department under the in charge of a Secretary

(c) Prime Minister heading the Cabinet

(d) Setting up of independent agencies like UPSC and others

(18) Which among the following countries offer a good example of disintegrated administrative system?

(a) USSR

(b) UK

(c) India

(d) USA

(19) Which among the following is NOT an advantage of an integrated system?

(a) It correlates several operating services of the government into highly integrated system

(b) It makes possible effective cooperative relations between services engaged in the same general field of activity

(c) It widens the scope for overlapping

(d) It permits centralisation of general business operations

(20) “One of the important problems of organisation is to reconcile the administrator’s natural desire for complete control, uniformity and certainty with the people’s demand that governmental administration accommodate itself to local public sentiment”. The above statement was made by

(a) L D White

(b) Gulick

(c) Charlesworth

(d) Mooney

(1) c

(2) b

(3) c

(4) b

(5) c

(6) c

(7) d

(8) c

(9) c (Avashti)

(10) b

(11) b (Avasthi)

(12) d (a & M)

(13) d (a & M)

(14) b

(15) c (Fayol)

(16) d

(17) d

(18) d

(19) c

(20) c (A &M 120)

Friday, March 23, 2007




(1) The system of Integrated Financial Advice was introduced first in the Ministry of:

(a) Rural Development

(b) Irrigation and Power

(c) Shipping and Transport

(d) Industry

(2) Which of the following expenditures are charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India?

1. Allowances of the Chairman of Lok Sabha

2. Expenditure relating to the raising of loans and the service and redemption of debt

3. pension of the judges of High Court

4. Any sum required to satisfy the award of any arbitration tribunal

5. administrative expenses of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(a) 1,2 and 5

(b) 2,3 and 4

(c) 1,2,3,4 and 5

(d) 2 and 5

(3) Assertion: The financial system in India has been traditionally centralised.

Reason: The Finance Ministry has been exercising the overall financial control and supervision.

(4) Token Grant is granted

(a) to meet a special purpose

(b) to meet an unexpected demand upon the resources of the country

(c) when funds to meet proposed expenditure on a new service can be made by reappropiraiton

(d) when money has been spent on any service during a financial year in excess of the amount granted for that service

(5) Which among the following is NOT one of the benefits of Sunset Legislation?

(a) It avoids unnecessary expansion of governmental activities

(b) It makes the financial resources available for new programmes

(c) It increases governmental expenditure on welfare programmes

(d) It ensure economy in government expenditure

(6) In India, the adoption of performance budget was first recommended by

(a) Paul Appleby

(b) Administrative Reforms Commission

(c) Estimates Committee

(d) First Hoover Commission

(7) Constitutional safeguards to civil servants are ensured by

(a) Art. 311

(b) Art. 315

(c) Art. 310

(d) Art. 312

(8) Which of the following are the ability tests?

1. Aptitude Test

2. Social Intelligence Test

3. Gotshchold Test

4. Achievement Test

5. General Intelligence Test

(a) 1,2 and 3

(b) 2,3 and 5

(c) 2,3 and 4

(d) 1,2 and 5

(9) Positive Recruitment constitutes:

1. Preventing favouritism in recruitment

2. maximising mobilisation of best qualified and most able candidates

3. eliminating political influence in recruitment

4. placing the right man on the right job

5. ‘keeping the rascals’ out from recruitment

(a) 2,3 and 5

(b) 2,3 and 4

(c) 1,2 and 4

(d) 2 and 4

(10) Which among the following is NOT correctly matched?

(a) Earned Leave: is intended to enable the employee to take rest for a certain period

(b) Study Leave: is granted to an employee for undergoing a special course of higher studies

(c) Causal Leave: is granted when earned leave is at credit

(d) Paternity Leave: is granted to male government servants with less than two surviving children

(11) National Police Academy was set up on the recommendations of

(a) Kothari Committee

(b) Administrative Reforms Commission

(c) Kohli Committee

(d) Paul Appleby Report

(12) The 5th pay commission recommended

(a) Group System in the place of functional classification

(b) Abolition of both functional and group systems

(c) Functional classification in the place of group system

(d) Co-existence of both functional and group systems

(13) Who among the following has described the growth of delegated legislation as “Triumph of Bureaucracy”

(a) H J Laski

(b) Ramsay Muir

(c) Lord Hewart

(d) C K Allen

(14) According to Barnard, which of the following are the main functions of leadership?

1. The control of the instrumentality of action

2. the determination of objectives

3. the stimulation of coordinated action

4. the manipulation of means

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 2 and 4

(d) 1,2,3 and 4

(15) Attribution Theory of motivation was propounded by

(a) Clayton Alderfer

(b) Edwin Locke

(c) Wiliam Ouchi and Alfred Jaeger

(d) Harold Kelley

(16) Which among the following is NOT one of the sources of influence identified by John French and Bertram Raven?

(a) Expert Power

(b) Knowledge Power

(c) Reward Power

(d) Coercive Power

(17) Who among the following is NOT a Behaviouralist?

(a) Elton mayo

(b) Weber

(c) Rensis Likert

(d) Chris Argyris

(18) “The Practice of Management” was written by

(a) Rensis Likert

(b) Herbert Simon

(c) Paul Appleby

(d) Peter Drucker

(19) Who among the following gave initial impetus to the evolution of organisational development?

(a) W D Ross

(b) David Hume

(c) Kurt Lewin

(d) Robert Merton

(20) Which of the following will help reduce rivalry and rancour in line-staff relationship?

1. Opportunities to exchange roles

2. training to line people in staff work and vice-versa

3. special pay to line people

4. departmentalism

(a) 1 and 4

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 2

(d) 3 and 4

(1) c

(2) c

(3) a

(4) c

(5) c

(6) c

(7) a

(8) b

(9) d

(10) c

(11) c

(12) c

(13) d

(14) d

(15) d

(16) b

(17) b

(18) d

(19) c

(20) c