Tuesday, March 20, 2007




(1) Assertion: The behavioral l approach stresses upon the informal relationship among the members of an organization.

Reason: Behavioralists employ integrated and interdisciplinary approach.

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

List I List II

A. Gestalt 1. Feedback and control

B. Homeostasis 2. Holistic view

C. Cybernetics 3. process towards integration

D. Negative entropy 4. Dynamic Equilibrium

5. Equi-genetic


(a) 3 5 1 4

(b) 4 3 2 1

(c) 2 4 1 3

(d) 5 2 4 3

(3) The terms ‘Agency jurisdiction’ and ‘purpose’ are used in the Classical and bureaucratic theories. Which of the following are their equivalents in the Systems Approach.

1. System Boundaries

2. Sub-systems

3. System scope

4. System purpose

(a) 1 and 4

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 2

(d) 3 and 4

(4) Basic assumptions of hierarchy are that at various levels of hierarchy there are differences in the nature of three of the following four:

1. responsibilities

2. salary scales

3. quality of men

4. authority

(a) 2,3 and 4

(b) 1,2 and 3

(c) 1,2 and 4

(d) 1,3 and 4

(5) Assertion: Practical application of unity of command is not possible always.

Reason: Technical and administrative tasks require different kinds of supervision.

(6) Assertion: Span of control depends on personal skills, qualities and experience.

Reason: Empirical studies have found that the span of control will be small if organizational units are located at different levels.

(7) 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

(8) 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

(9) Comparative Public Administration does not uphold

(a) theory-building in administration

(b) cross-cultural administration

(c) adoption of normative approaches to administration

(d) practical application of knowledge to administration

(10) 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

(11) Which one of the following statements is acceptable to the protagonists of New Public Administration?

Rationality as a value

(a) leads to efficient performance

(b) causes flexibility problem in prioritization

(c) is mere common sense

(d) is rooted in morality

(12) 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

(13) Which one of the following statements can be attributed to Tead?

(a) The essence of communication is not information but understanding

(b) Communication is the blood stream of administrative organization

(c) The underlying aim of communication is a meeting of minds on common issues

(d) Communication is a shared understanding of a shared purpose

(14) Staff agency is of the nature of

(a) parliamentary control over administration

(b) parliamentary control over administration

(c) in-built control over administration

(d) executive control over administration

(15) 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

(16) The term ‘administrative lag’ connotes the difference between

(a) The difference in quality of administration in USA and India

(b) The imbalance between aspirations and performance of administration

(c) The difference in development between the past and the present

(d) Expected performance of administrators in the near future

(17) National Development Council is concerned with the work of

1. Assessment of resources for the plan.

2. formation of national plan

3. consideration of the National Plan

4. 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

(18) 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 States

B. Cabinet Secretariat 2. Formulation of policies

C. Planning Commission 3. Coordination of activities of various ministries

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

(19) 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 consumer more time than long term planning

(d) In a person’s planning, long term planning is likely to consumer more time than routine activities

(20) The cabinet secretariat

1. is a constitutional body

2. is a staff agency

3. works under the direction of the Prime Minister

4. is a creation of the cabinet

(a) 1 and 4 are correct

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 2

(d) 3 and 4

(1) b

(2) c

(3) a

(4) b

(5) a

(6) b

(7) d

(8) a

(9) c

(10) a

(11) c

(12) a

(13) c

(14) d

(15) b

(16) b

(17) c

(18) c

(19) c

(20) b

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