Free Mock Test Paper for UPSC Public Administration Mains Exam (Test -1)

Free Mock Test Paper for UPSC Public Administration Mains Exam (Test -1)


Q1. Answer the following questions in not more than 150 words each: 10x5=50

(a) Political environment conditions administrative system (F. W Riggs). 10
(b) What are the implications of the post-structuralist perspective on the discrete aspects of Public Administration, coming from its epistemological positions ?10
(c) “….The paradigms of public administration may be understood in terms of locus and focus.” — Golembiewski . 10
(d) Explain the difference between job enlargement and job enrichment.10
(e) What factors you would consider for determining the span of Management of an enterprise? 10


(a) What are the modifications, if any, suggested by Hertzberg to Mallow’s theory of motivation? Do you think Mallow’s Theory of Motivation as irrelevant in present industrial environment? 25
(b) Deductive-nomological and inductive-probabilistic approaches dominate new public administration (Marini). Discuss. 25


(a) How does Public Policy formulation and implementation involve participation by administrators, voluntary agencies and pressure groups in a democracy? 20
(b) Describe the institutional and organizational consequences of delegation of authority. 15
(c) Define informal groups and formal groups. How do you harmonies the two while designing an organization? 15


(a) How does a system Theory help to delineate functional and dysfunctional characteristics of a public bureaucracy? 25
(b) Discuss the 'end of bureaucracy' thesis and its strengths and limitations.25


Q5. Answer the following questions in not more than 150 words each: 10x5=50

(a) Development administration calls for some revolutionary changes in the attitudes, behaviour, and orientation and out-look of public services at all levels of administration. 10
(b) Waldo speaks of the fears of F M Marx that Public administration has grown so board, and so much is involved at its periphery that it stand In danger of disappearing completely as a recognizable focus of study. 10
(c) Though somewhat unwittingly, Herbert Simon and James March have provided the muscle and the flesh to the Weberian (bureaucratic) skeleton. 10
(d) A major problem with comparative public administration is that it has been behavioural. Comment.10
(e) The view that systems theory, despite its promises to the contrary, followed similar patterns that characterized the structural classical theories. Comment.10


(a) The prismatic sola model enables us to cope with many problems of transitional societies (Riggs). What are these problems and how can this model enables us to cope with them.20
(b) Discuss how Max Weber is considered to be the foremost mentor in the study of Comparative Public Administration.15
(c) The identity and scope of Public Administration both as an academic discipline and government in operation, have always been matters of continuing debate and controversy. Discuss.15


(a) The Civil Servants must not forget that he is the servant, not the master of the community and that the official competence need not, and should not involve the loss of human touch. Examine. 15
(b) Do you favour the coexistence of both open and closed career systems for a balanced career development? 20
(c) Policy-making is a series of continuing dynamic processes which are plural and composite. Explain. 15


(a) Development administration is concerned with maximizing innovation for development. Discuss. 20
(b) The advent of the concept of roll back of the state since the nineteen eighties has been altering the role of public administration but certainly not diminishing its central place in human society. Discuss 15
(c) Organization today seems to invest in information and information systems, but their investments often do not seem to make sense. Comment 15

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