Free Mock Test Paper for UPSC Public Administration Mains Exam (Test -4)

Free Mock Test Paper for UPSC Public Administration Mains Exam (Test -4)


Q.1. Answer the following questions in not more than 150 words each: 10x5=50

(a) It is not weak but strong bureaucracy that creates concern in democracy. Comment. 10
(b) ‘Position Classification can be problematic. A serious complaint in its practice is that is dehumanizes the employee.’ Comment .10
(c) All India Services play a crucial unifying role in the whole administrative system of the country. Comment.10
(d) Comment : The doctrine of political neutrality and anonymity is no more relevant to modern civil service. 10
(e) Comment : The problem of administrative improvement in India are longer and more complex than in any other country in the world. 10


(a) What opportunities are available to All India Services and state services in career development? 25
(b) Distinguish fully between the syndicate method, role playing method, and T-Group training method in personnel management.25


(a) The administrator needs autonomy and discretion in much the same way as the politician needs control and intervention. Discuss. 30
(b) A middle way-should be worked out to utilize the services of both generalists and specialists for the national development. 10
(c) Do you think that there is a sort of paradox between e-Governance and good governance? Explain fully. 10


(a) It is argued that the recruitment and training of All India and Central Services have not kept pace with the changing needs and time. Give suggestions for improving these processes in order to make administrators more effective, honest and people oriented. 25
(b) Write short note in about 300 words on Work study and work-measurement in Indian Administration. 25


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

(a) Comment : The All-India Services have, naturally, to be remunerated on a higher level than services recruited purely on a local basis. 10
(b) Comment : “ Administrative Reforms in India are not necessarily the result of the recommendations of any specific committees or commissions.” Comment 10
(c) “There is no basic contradiction between Civil Service neutrality and Civil Service activism.” Comment 10
(d) “The generalist character of I.A.S. is its chief characteristic as well as its chief criticism.” Comment.10
(e) Comment : Administrative reforms are induced changes in the machinery of government undertaken in order to bridge the gap between reality and desirability. 10


(a) Compare and contrast the Padmanabhaiah, Riberio and Mallinath Committee Reports. 25
(b) Committed bureaucracy is unsuitable in a Parliamentary democracy. Discuss.10
(c) Do State Services suffer in comparison with the All-India and Central Services ? Suggest measures for enhancing the role, competence and impact of State Services. 15


(a) Comment : Do you think that there should be a separate O & M organization? 15
(b) The Satish Chandra Committee made a valiant attempt to correct the imbalances unnecessarily introduced in the selection process for civil servants during the late 1970S.Comment 20
(c) “A fixed tenure in Civil Service postings can increase productivity, accountability, and probity in Government.” Comment. 15


Do you agree with the view that the Indian reform effort has been conservative or orthodox, not breaking radically newer ground, but only modifying the existing structures and processes? Give arguments. 50

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