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1. Which one of the following is not the main aspect of Governance ?
(A) Functionality
(B) Performance
(C) Political nature
(D) Outcomes

2. What is not true ?
(A) Disaster Management Act was passed in 2005
(B) National Disaster Management Plan is based upon Sendai Framework
(C) Sendai framework for DRR 2015-30 is an agreement
(D) Under UN India is not a signatory to the Sendai agreement

3. Which of the following is not a feature of New Public Management ?
(A) Managerial Autonomy in Public Management
(B) Process-Oriented Administration
(C) Output Oriented Administration
(D) Providing high quality services

4. In good governance, perspective of sustainable development must rest on the concept of :
(A) Accountability
(B) Efficiency
(C) Rule of law
(D) Strategic vision

5. Transparency is built on :
(A) Equity
(B) Consensus orientation
(C) Free flow of information
(D) Cooperation

6. Second Administrative Reform Commission has mentioned ‘Master Key to Good Governance’ for :
(A) Crisis Management
(B) Unlocking Human Capital
(C) Right to Information
(D) Public Order

7. The term ‘Public Value’ was first coined by :
(A) Mark H. Moore
(B) Timo Meynhardt
(C) HHL Leipzig
(D) Peter Self

8. Assertion (A) and Reason (R) Pattern :
Assertion (A) : There is an overlap between e-government and e-governance as competing paradigms.
Reason (R) : E-governance is the process of enabling governance experts using information and communication technology to make governance effective.
Answer by using the codes given below :
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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

9. Who put forth the ‘Empirical Approach’ ?
(A) Machiavelli
(B) George Holmes
(C) Mark Abraham
(D) Thomas Moore

10. Inductive Research is related to ……………… .
(A) Theory building
(B) Theory testing
(C) Hypothesis testing
(D) Research design

11. According to whom “fact is an empirically verifiable observation” ?
(A) Goode and Hatt
(B) P. V. Young
(C) Thomas Moore
(D) Durkheim

12. The most important factor in the theoretical research is :
(A) Concept
(B) Research Design
(C) Interviews
(D) Laboratory

13. Cross cultural studies are an example of :
(A) Case study design
(B) Comparative design
(C) Experimental design
(D) Longitudinal design

14. Who said that, Hypothesis is a proposal to be examined ?
(A) E. S. Bogardus
(B) Goode and Hatt
(C) Paul Appleby
(D) Augburn

15. Unstructured interviews entail :
(A) Systematic questioning
(B) Reliable data
(C) Natural conversation
(D) Formal procedure

16. In SPSS, what is the data viewer :
(A) A table summarizing frequencies of data
(B) A spreadsheet to enter data
(C) A dialogue box to choose a test
(D) A screen in which variables are defined

17. What is the purpose of the conclusion in a research report ?
(A) It explains how concepts are defined and measured
(B) It contains review of literature
(C) It outlines the research method
(D) It summarizes the key findings in relation to the research questions

18. ‘‘Administration is now so vast an area that a philosophy of Administration comes close to being a philosophy of life.’’ Who said this ?
(A) Herbert Simon
(B) L.D. White
(C) Vincent Ostrom
(D) Marshall E. Dimock

19. Market model in public administration is related with :
(A) Extreme form of decentralisation
(B) Market-oriented public administration
(C) Fiscal policy of Government
(D) Bazaar canteen model

20. Delegation is a transfer of authority for ………………………
(A) Planning
(B) policy making
(C) overall control
(D) routine work

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21. Follet distinguished between which 3 types of leadership ?
(1) Leadership of position
(2) Leadership of planning
(3) Leadership of personality
(4) Leadership of functions
(A) (1), (2), (3)
(B) (1), (3), (4)
(C) (2), (3), (4)
(D) (1), (2), (4)

22. Which is the distinctive feature of public choice approach ?
(A) Institutional
(B) Bureaucratic
(C) Administrative egoism
(D) Monocratic administration

23. Who has analysed the leadership in terms of ‘circular response’ ?
(A) C.I. Barnard
(B) M.P. Follett
(C) J.D. Millet
(D) F.W. Taylor

24. Assertion (A) and Reason (R) pattern :
Assertion (A) : Scientific management neglected the human side of the organisation.
Reason (R) : It viewed organisation mechanistically codes. Answer the following by using the codes given below :
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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

25. Herbert A. Simon outlines his theory in the book ………..
(A) ‘Administrative Behaviour and Decision-making’
(B) ‘Administrative Behaviour in Administrative Organisation
(C) ‘Decision-making and Administrative Organisation’
(D) ‘Administrative Behaviour : A Study of Decision-making Process in Administrative Organisation

26. Hierarchy demands …………
(A) Centralised authority
(B) Clear functions
(C) Decentralised accountability
(D) Innovative structure

27. The first major exponent of the traditional or classical theory of motivation is :
(A) Maslow
(B) Fayol
(C) Taylor
(D) McGregor

28. Cabinet in USA is a ……… body.
(A) Constitutional
(B) Statutory
(C) Extra-statutory and extraconstitutional
(D) Semi-constitutional

29. Line agency is a/an ……….
(A) Functional subdivision
(B) Mathematical subdivision
(C) Filter and funnel in decisionmaking
(D) Advisory agency

30. One feature of Weberian model of Bureaucracy is :
(A) Inititative
(B) Cooperation
(C) Continuity
(D) Flexibility

31. While appointing the judge in USA the President has to get consent of …………
(A) Congress
(B) House of Representatives
(C) Senate
(D) Outgoing judge

32. Parliamentary commissioner in the UK can investigate cases of :
(A) Departments
(B) Nationalised companies
(C) Local authority
(D) Private companies

33. Who defined Development Administration as ‘an actionoriented, goal-oriented administration system’ ?
(A) John D. Montgomery
(B) Albert Waterson
(C) Irving Swerdlow
(D) Edward Weidner

34. Which five year plan gave importance to Industrial Development ?
(A) First
(B) Second
(C) Third
(D) Fourth

35. When was the Asian Development Bank established ?
(A) 19th December, 1966
(B) 19th December, 1967
(C) 19th December, 1968
(D) 19th December, 1969

36. Which one of the following is not an example of development administration in India ?
(A) Panchayati Raj Institutions
(B) Revenue Administration
(C) Urban Administration
(D) Nagar Panchayat

37. It is not a factor of internal coordination :
(A) Superior’s ability
(B) Subordinate’s skill
(C) Singleness of purpose
(D) Operational freedom

38. In the period of ………… the ‘District’ was formed as a unit for administrative purpose.
(A) Robert Clive
(B) Lord Cornwallis
(C) Warren Hastings
(D) Lord Wellesley

39. The present cabinet secretariat has been established on ………..
(A) 26th Jan. 1950
(B) 15th August, 1947
(C) 5th Sept., 1946
(D) 17th Sept., 1946

40. As per sixth pay commission, which of the following is not included in the categorisation of employees ?
(A) Industrial and non-industrial
(B) Personnel belongs to all Indian Services
(C) Personnel belongs to Union Territory
(D) Personnel belongs to local Government

41. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration brings out a quarterly journal known as :
(A) The Indian Journal of Public Adminsitration
(B) Public Administration Review
(C) Administration and Society
(D) The Administrator

42. The merit principle of recruitment was first recommended by :
(A) Northcote-Trevelyan committee
(B) Aitchison Committee
(C) Lee Commission
(D) Tomlin Commission

43. Which bill is put forth according to Art. 117 ?
(A) Fiscal Bill
(B) Appropriation Bill
(C) Vote on Account Bill
(D) Money Bill

44. Report placed in Parliament before discussion on demands of any ministry is called ………
(A) Economic Survey Report
(B) Estimate Committee Report
(C) Public Accounts Committee Report
(D) Report of CAG

45. The concept of zero based budgeting did not prove to be effective in the India, mainly because of :
(A) Lack of infrastructure
(B) Lack of financial resources
(C) Lack of technology
(D) Lack of capacity building

46. The term ‘‘Indicative Planning’’ was used by Planning Commission in annual report of :
(A) 1976-77
(B) 1986-87
(C) 1992-93
(D) 2001-02

47. Assertion (A) and Reason (R) pattern :
Assertion (A) : District Planning Board plays an important role in plan formulation.
Reason (R) : It has proper information of local resources.
Answer the following by using the codes given below :
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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

48. Who deals with the proposals regarding grant of land for public institutions in state ?
(A) Governor
(B) Chief Minister
(C) Cabinet
(D) Chief Secretary

49. Which of the following is not a tool of executive control ?
(A) Political Control
(B) Administrative Control
(C) Elections
(D) Professional Ethics

50. According to ………. the collector is the District Development Officer.
(A) The Rajasthan Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad Act, 1959
(B) Tripura Municipal Act, 1994
(C) The Zila Parishad and Panchyat Samiti Act, 1961
(D) Bombay Village Panchayat Act, 1958