Saturday, March 3, 2007



(1) According to Gresham’s law of planning
(a) Planning at the central level is the real planning
(b) Routine and policy activities in the planning cannot be diversified
(c) In a person’s planning, routine activities are likely to consume more time than long term planning
(d) In a person’s planning, long term planning is likely to consumer more time than routine activities

(2) The Central Council of Local Self-Government:
1. was established under Article 163 of the Constitution.
2. was established by an act of Parliament
3. is an advisory body of municipal administration
4. was established by an order of the President
5. was established under Article 263 of the Constitution.
(a) 1 and 2 are correct
(b) 3,4 and 5
(c) 2 and 5
(d) 1 and 4

(3) Arrange the following tiers in the classification of accounting structure in proper order:
1. major head
2. subhead
3. sectoral head
4. detailed head
5. minor head

(a) 1,3,2,5,4
(b) 3,2,1,5,4
(c) 1,4,2,3,5
(d) 3,1,5,2,4

(4) 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

(5) Propaganda is
(a) Communicating some vital information through public broadcast
(b) The informal communication network with in the organization
(c) A conscious effort to mislead people by persuading them to believe false information as true and correct
(d) A deliberate attempt by management to deceive the workers

(6) Which one of the following statements is NOT correct about the training of the personnel?
(a) training can be formal only
(b) it is an investment in human resource development
(c) it is a tool of improving efficiency of personnel
(d) it is to maintain the morale of the personnel.

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

List I List II
A. Central Secretariat 1. Principals governing grants-in-aid to the
B. Cabinet secretariat 2. Formulation of policies
C. Planning Commission 3. Coordination of activities of various
D. Finance Commission 4. Allocation of resources

(a) 2 1 4 3
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 4 1 2 3

(8) National Development Council is concerned with the work of
2. Assessment of resources for the plan.
3. formation of national plan
4. consideration of the National Plan
5. review of the National Plan
(a) 1,2 and 3
(b) 1,2 and 4
(c) 2,3 and 4
(d) 1,3 and 4

(9) Assertion: The Finance Commission depends mainly on the data and information of the financial needs of the States, supplied by the state themselves.
Reason: The information and data may not be free from the hidden unrealities and an attempt to secure more financial assistance and window dressing of the financial position of the States cannot be ruled out

(10) Disqualifications for membership of municipalities are enshrined in the article
(a) 243 U
(b) 243 V
(c) 243 W
(d) 243 S

(11) Who among the following revised the Human Relations Approach of Prof. E Mayo into a New Human Relations model of management?
(a) Rensis Likert
(b) Fritz roethlisberger
(c) James macGregor
(d) M P Follet

(12) Which of the following are associated with M P Follet?
1. Functional authority
2. Bottom-up authority
3. conflict and integration
4. power over and power with
(a) 1,3 and 4
(b) 1,2,3 and 4
(c) 2 and 4
(d) 2 and 3

(13) Consider the following statements regarding money bills:
1. They originate in Lok Sabha
2. they originate in Rajya sabha
3. Rajya sabha can recommend amendments
4. both the houses have equal powers
Which of these statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 alone
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 alone
(a) 4 alone

(14) According to Simon and March, which of the following are the limitation of the classical theory?
1. Improper motivational assumptions
2. little attention given to the role of cognition in task identification and classification
3. little importance given to programme evaluation
4. lack of sophistication in the theory
(a) 1,2 and 3
(b) 1,2,3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 2,3 and 4

(15) Which of the following statements regarding decision-making are attributable to Simon?
1. Divorce of ends from means is false.
2. means also entail value assumptions
3. traditional ends-means approach is not logical
4. behavior alternative model is superior
(a) 1,2 and 4
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1,2 and 3

(16) 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

(17) In the context of two-factor theory of motivation propounded by Hertzberg, identify correctly satisfiers (motivation factors) from the following groups:
Company policy and administration, supervision, work conditions and salary
Relation with supervisors, subordinates and peers
Personal life, status and security
Achievement, recognition, work, responsibility, advancement and growth
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 4 only

(18) What is the correct chronological sequence in which the following viewpoints and theories emerged?
1. Existence, Relatedness, Growth (ERG) Theory of Needs (Alderfer)
2. Hierarchy of needs (Maslow)
3. Motivation seen as part of complex human behaviour (Elton Mayo)
4. Satisfaction – Dissatisfaction theory of Motivation (Herzberg)

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1,2,3,4
(b) 2,4,3,1
(c) 3,1,4,2
(d) 3,2,1,4

(19) Match the following
List I List II
A. Positive Reinforcement Theory 1. J Stacy Adams
B. Expectancy Theory of Motivation 2. Victor Vroom
C. Equity Theory of Motivation 3. David McClelland
D. Performance Satisfaction Theory 4. B F Skinnner
(a) 3 4 1 5
(b) 4 2 1 3
(c) 3 5 1 2
(d) 4 2 1 5

(20) McGregor’s Theory Y provides for which of the following?
Shared responsibility
Imposed direction and control
Self-direction and self control
(a) 1 alone
(b) 1 and2
(c) 3 alone
(d) 1 and 3

(21) “Motivation is a process that starts with a physiological or psychological deficiency or need that activates behaviour or a drive that is aimed at a goal or incentive”. The above definition was given by
(a) Morgan
(b) Beralson and Steiner
(c) Koontz and O Donnel
(d) Fred Luthans

(22) Motivators and Hygiene factors respectively
(a) contribute very little to job satisfaction and more to job dissatisfaction
(b) contribute very little to job dissatisfaction and very little to job satisfaction
(c) contribute more to job dissatisfaction and little to job dissatisfaction
(d) contribute nothing either to job satisfaction or job satisfaction

(23) Which of the following are true about Maslow’s Theory of Hierarchy of Needs?
it is the first systematic theory of motivation
it was propounded in 1944
it views hierarchy of needs as water tight departments
it is based on the idea of prepotency of needs

(a) 1,2 and 4
(b) 2,3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 2 and 4

(24) Which of the following are true about Herzberg’s motivators?
they are related to the job content
their presence leads to satisfaction
their absence leads to dissatisfaction
they reflect the Abraham nature of man
they reflect the Adam nature of man
(a) 1,2,3 and 4
(b) 1,2,3 and 5
(c) 1,2 and 5
(d) 1,2 and 4

(25) The Estimates Committee has the following function
(a) To report what economies improvement in organisation, efficiency and administration consistently with the policy underlying the estimates may be effected
(b) To suggest alternative policies in order to bring about efficiency and economy in administration
(c) To examine whether the money is well laid out within the limits of the policy implied in the estimates
(d) All the above


1. c
2. a
3. d
4. d
5. c
6. a
7. c
8. c
9. b
10. a
11. a
12. a
13. b
14. a
15. d
16. c
17. d
18. d
19. d
20. c
21. d
22. c
23. c
24. d
25. d

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