(Paper) Public Administration Preliminary Sample Queston Paper

Paper : Public Administration Preliminary Sample Queston Paper

1. Consider the following statements-

1. Directorate of Public Grievances is an attached office under Department of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension

2. Enforcement Directorate is an attached office of Department of Revenue under Ministry of Finance.

Correct Statement(s) is/are-

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


2. Who among the following propounded the theory ‘ Law of the Situation’?

(a) CI Barnard

(b) M. Weber

(c) H. Simon

(d) MP Follet


3. Provision under article 311 as per which no official can be dismissed by any authority subordinate to that which appointed him , traces its origin to –

(a) Indian Council Act 1861

(b) Indian Council Act 1892

(c) Government of India Act 1919

(d) Government of India Act 1935


4. Which of the following is not a goal of Scientific Management Theory ?

(a) Quality Control

(b) Resource Management

(c) Right man for right work

(d) Equality of payment


5. Consider the following statements-

1 Safeguard to public servants under article 311 is not available to personnels of defence services.

2 Article 311 also provide safeguards to public servants against the state action pertaining reduction of rank of the personnel

Correct statements (s) is are –

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


6 "A structure that creates dual lines of authority combines functional and product departmentalisation".

The structure is called –

(a) Formal structure

(b) Informal structure

(c) Dual structure

(d) Matrix structure


7. In which of the following situations coordination becomes necessary ?

1. Division of work among specialists

2. Delegation of authority.

3. Independent units

4. Interdependent units.

Select the correct answers using code given below-

(a) 1,2 and 4

(b) 1 and 4

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1,2,3 and 4


8. Which of the following is not an advantage of decentralisation ?

(a) Speedy disposal of cases

(b) Increasing sense of responsibility

(c) Encourages competition among field Units

(d) Reduces overlapping of functions


9. Match the following:-

A. Critical Theory 1. Sir Josia Stamp

B. Democratic 2. Jurgen Administration Habermas

C. Decision Making 3. Martin Landau Approach

D Public-Private 4. Vincent Dichotomy Ostrom



(a) 2 4 3 1

(b) 3 1 2 4

(c) 2 1 3 4

(d) 3 4 2 1


10. Who among the following was first to formulate the concept of policy approach in the study of public administration ?

(a) Harold Lasswell

(b) George Frederickson

(c) Y. Dror

(d) Robert Dahl


11. Which of the following is not a characteristic of Development Administration?

(a) Theory building

(b) Complex objectives

(c) Economy and efficiency

(d) Change oriented


15. Match the following -

Constitutional Subject Amendments

A. 1st Amendment 1. Inclusion of 9th Schedule

B. 7thAmendment 2. Increased seats of Lok Sabha

C. 15th Amendment 3. Age of retirement of judge of High Court increased.

D. 31st Amendment 4. Common High Courts for 2 or more states

Code :


(a) 3 2 1 4

(b) 1 2 3 4

(c) 1 4 3 2

(d) 3 4 1 2


16. Which of the following statements is not correct ?

(a) During a national emergency , centre can give executive directions to a state on any matter

(b) During national emergency , legislative powers of state remains suspended

(c) During national emergency , president may modify constitutional distribution of revenues between centre and state

(d) While such proclamation is in operation, life of Lok Sabha may be extended beyond normal terms


17. Village level and Intermediate level of Panchayati Raj is determined by –

(a) Parliament

(b) State Law

(c) Governor

(d) Chief Minister


18. Consider the following statements

1. The subject of disqualification of any member of Panchayat shall be necessarily referred to High Court

2. The Governor of a state may disqualify a member of Panchayat by exercising his discretionary power

Which of the above statement(s) is / are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1&2

(d) Neither 1 Nor 2


19. Which of the following acts accorded local self government statutory recognition and placed it under provincial subject ?

(a) Indian Council Act of 1892

(b) Government of India Act of 1919

(c) Government of India Act of 1935

(d) Indian Independence Act of 1947


20. Which of the following is not a function of a Chief Secretary ?

(a) Acting as chief advisor to Governor during emergency

(b) Dealing with matters relating inter- state disputes

(c) Working as administrative head of State Secretariat

(d) Promoting authority of all staffs of State Secretariat