Underline the Key words and the latest updates that you have incorporated in
Highlight the Reports, Commission, new researches and approaches in the
field, etc. if you have quoted them in you answer.
Make some lucid diagrams to make your presentation effective. But remember
that the diagrams need to be well integrated your answer. You can do this by
simply incorporating a statement like – this can be diagrammatically represented
as follows. Mind it the diagrams must be explained.
Each topic has some key words and the examiner expects you to write them.
Another, crucial factor which many of us tend to overlook is the selection of
the first answer. Remember “FIRST IMPRESSION IS THE LAST IMPRESSION”, hence your
first answer should be your best answer, i.e. one in which you have command and
also have SOMETHING NEW to give in the form of linkages, recent reports,
diagrams, maps etc.
Try to integrate the statement of the question, somewhere in you answer.
Either begin with it or end with it. This makes your answer FOCUSED and well
Last, but not the least, just before your examination give your precious
three to four hours to those things which are the dynamic aspects of your
preparation. This includes the latest updates, reports, diagrams etc. Even
glancing over these things at the last moment makes them alive and fresh in your
memory (provided you have read them earlier) and they can be reproduced more
authentically in the examination. This will definitely make the difference.
These are the SEVEN GOLDEN PRINCIPLES for SCORING in PUBLIC Administration.
These are not merely to be memorized and re-told to others rather these need to
be applied in writing answers. So the thrust should be on writing answer and
getting them evaluated. The more you practice the better answers you would be
able to evolve and write.
“It is not wide reading but useful reading that tends to excellence”.
Useful Reading For Public Administration
B.L. Phadia ( Public Admin : Administrative Theories And Concepts)
IGNOU study material of UG level for the comprehensive study of the
whole syllabus for main examination.
Prasad and Prasad (Administrative Thinkers)
Mohit Bhattacharya (New Horizons of Public Admin.)
Rumaki Basu ( Public Admn : Concepts and Theories)
R.K. Arora (Comparative Public Administration)
M.P. Sharma and B.L. Sadana ( Public Admin : Theories and Practice)
M.J.K. Thavaraj or T.N. Chaturvedi ( Financial Administration )
Awasthi and Maheshwari (Public Administration )
S.R. Maheshwari (Indian Administration)
R.K. Arora and Rajini Goyal (Indian Administration)
Padma Ramchandran (Indian administration)
P.R. Dubhashi (Recent Trends of Public Administration)