Public Administration Test Series for IAS Mains Exam "Test - 3"

Public Administration Test Series IAS-Mains

Public Administration Test Series for IAS Mains Exam

Test - 3

Test No: Test - 3

Maximum Marks: 250

Time Allotted: Three Hours

Important Instructions:

  1. There are EIGHT questions divided in two SECTIONS and printed in ENGLISH.

  2. Answers must be written in the medium specified in the Admission Certificate issued to you, which must be stated clearly on the cover of the Question – cum – Answer sheet in the space provided for the purpose.

  3. Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.

  4. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of each question

  5. Questions no. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE from each section.

  6. Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to.



Section A

Q.1. Answer the following questions in not more than 150 words each: 10x5=50
(a) ‘It would be fatal for administration if the public functionaries indulge in procrastination, betray inaction, or more in circles simply because the demand for accountability has overawed and benumbed them.’ Comment.10
(b) Comment : Bureaucracy is “a system of government the control of which is so completely in the hands of officials that their power jeopardizes the liberties of ordinary citizens.”10
(c) “Dicey was wrong not only in his concept of the rule of law, but he also overlooked the significance of the administrative law.” - Comment.10
(d) ‘….administrative law, with its creature administrative tribunals, is like martial law, the negation of law.’ Comment.10
(e) Comment : ‘The essence of delegation is to confer discretion upon others, to use their judgement in meeting specific problems within the framework of their duties.’ 10

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(a) Write note on Effectiveness and utility of Central and State Administrative Tribunals. 25
(b) Discuss the role of civil society in influencing the public policy.25

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Section B

Q.5.Answer the following questions in not more than 150 words each: 10x5=50
(a) Comment :“The word ‘Police’ in the title of the Central Reserve Police Force and the Border
is a misnomer.” 10
(b) “Is rape only a law and order problem or it is a social problem? ” Comment 10
(c) Why a depoliticised police force is a distant dream ? Comment 10
(d) Comment : “Corruption has been considered desirable and functional on various grounds. 10
(e) “The performance of Lok Ayuktas in Indian States do not create a very positive impression.”
Comment 10

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(a) It is argued that the Kedarnath disaster and the response pattern to it reflect multiple vulnerabilities relating to systems of corporate social responsibility, governance at local, state and central levels, and legal safeguards and liabilities. Comment on this assessment. 25
(b) ‘Corruption is more of an environmental than an administrative problem.’ Discuss. 10
(c) “Community policing has become a victim of elite capture.” Discuss the concept of community policing and bring out the implications of the above statement. 15


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