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)

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