(Paper) Public Administration Preliminary Sample Queston Paper

Paper : Public Administration Preliminary Sample Queston Paper

40. Who among the following behaviouralists, described loyalty as a by-product of organizational and personal effective participation in organization activities?

(a) Chris Argyris

(b) E.W. Bakke

(c) Kurt Lewin

(d) H.Simon


41. Which of the following was not the term of reference of 6th Pay Commission?

(a) Personnels of Department of Defence Accounts

(b) Personnels of Indian Audit and Accounts Department

(c) Reserve Bank of India

(d) Personnels of Supreme Court


42. Which of the following is not one of the principles given by Urwick?

(a) Principle of Objective

(b) Principle of Defination

(c) Principle of Delegation

(d) Principle of Responsibility


43. Which of the following is/are correctly matched ?

Thinker Book

1. Michel Crozier Reader in Bureaucracy

2. Martin Albrow Bureaucracy

3. Peter M. Blau Bureaucray in Modern Society

(a) Only 3

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1,2 and 3


44. Which of the following is not a function performed by the informal organisation ?

(a) Facilitates communication

(b) Protecting personal integrity

(c) Facilitates delegation

(d) Maintaining cohesiveness


45. What are the assumptions of

"Garbage Can Model " regarding an organization ?

1. Unclear technology

2. Fluid participation

3. Unclear policy

4. Rationality in behaviour

(a) 2 and 4

(b) 1,2, and 3

(c) 1,3 and 4

(d) 1,2,3 and 4


46. Match the following-

Institute Location

A. National Institute 1. Hyderabad for Training in Industrial Engineering

B. National Institute 2. Nagpur of Rural Development

C. Central Emergency 3. Pune Relief Training Institute

D. National Institute 4. Bombay of Cooperative

Management Code :


(a) 1 4 2 3

(b) 4 1 2 3

(c) 1 4 3 2

(d) 4 1 3 2


47. Which of the following doesn’t come under the original jurisdiction of Central Administrative Tribunal ?

(a) All India Services

(b) Central Secretariat Services

(c) Secretariat staff of Parliament

(d) Civilian employees of Defence Services


48. Zero Based Budgeting was first introduce in-

(a) Ministry of Shipping

(b) Ministry of Aviation

(c) Department of Foreign Affairs

(d) Department of Science and Technology


49. Consider the following statements –

1. The ‘Right to information Act-2005 replaced the old existing and operational Freedom of Information Act. 2002

2. Right to Information as per the new act is applicable to local bodies only when the concerned state, by a law confers citizens such rights

Which of the above is/are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


50. Who said the following:- "If the finance minister is to be held responsible for filling the reservoir and maintaining a certain depth of water in it he must also be in a position to regulate the outflow" ?

(a) Hoover commission

(b) Priestley Commission

(c) Haldane Committee

(d) Masterman Committee

Directions :
The following 6 items consists of two statements, one labeled as the ‘Assertion(A)’ and the other as ‘Reason(R)’. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the codes given below:-

Codes :

(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.


51. Assertion (A) : Line and staff dichotomy in India suffers from ‘Riggsian Formalism’ as described in Prismatic Sala Model.

Reason (R) : Secretariat in India supersedes many times authority of Directorate.


52. Assertion (A) : Public organisations must deal with far more constraints and controls emanating from the environment than private organisations.

Reason (R) : The task environment has an unusually heavy and distorting impact on the public organisations.


53. Assertion( A) : Development administration seeks to debureaucratise and downsize the government.

Reason (R) : Development Administration is change oriented, thus has a tone to promote administrative reforms


54. Assertion (A): After 1976 advisory function of CAG to President regarding to prescription of the form in which the accounts of the centre are kept, was removed

Reason (R) : CAG (Duties, Powers and condition of Service) Amendment Act 1976 relieved CAG from accounting function at central level.


55. Assertion (A): Expenditure from contingency fund of India is done by executive action .

Reason (R) : Such expenditure does not require authorization by parliament


56. Assertion (A) : The salaries, allowances and other conditions of service of chairman or members of National Human Rights Commission can not be varied to their disadvantage after appointment

Reason ( R) : The salaries and service conditions of members of this body are determined by the central government


57. Path Goal Theory is highly related to

(a) Contingency approach

(b) Behavioral approach

(c) Classical approach

(d) Transactional approach.


58. Which of the following principles of budget is clearly mentioned in the constitution of India?

(a) One budget for all Financial transactions

(b) Estimates should be on a cash basis

(c) Form of estimates should correspond to form of accounts

(d) Budget should distinguish expenditure on revenue account from other expenditure


59. Consider the following statements:-

1. A coercive control structure generates alienative involvement of workers in their jobs.

2. Normative control structure generates moral involvement.

3. Utilitarian control structure generates calculative involvement

Which of the above is/are correct ?

(a) Only 1

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1,2 and 3


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