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1. The Swadhar scheme was launched in 2000-2001 :
(A) For providing holistic and integrated services to women in difficult circumstances
(B) To meet the credit needs of poor women
(C) For providing temporary shelter to the needy women and girls
(D) For providing financial assistance for the construction of building for working women’s hostels

2. Which of the following characteristics describe the nature of public policy ?
(a) Policy may be narrow or broad.
(b) Policy may be specific or general.
(c) Policy may be positive or negative
Select the correct code :
(A) Only (a) and (b)
(B) Only (b) and (c)
(C) (a), (b) and (c)
(D) Only (c)

3. Which one of the given below is a non-official actor who influences policy making ?
(A) Legislature
(B) Executive
(C) Pressure groups
(D) Bureaucracy

4. Normative Policy Analysis is concerned with :
(A) Description of facts
(B) Value Judgements
(C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) Anecdotes

5. The communication media sets public agenda by :
(a) Amplifying issues
(b) Bringing issues to the public attention
(c) Broadcasting thought provoking documentaries concerning community life/ human life
Select the correct code :
(A) Only (a) and (b)
(B) (a), (b) and (c)
(C) Only (b) and (c)
(D) Only (c)

6. Incremental Model of Policy Making is developed by :
(A) Yehezkel Dror
(B) Charles Lindbloom
(C) Thomas Dye
(D) Herbert Simon

7. Who identified two separate approaches to policy process i.e. emphasizing on knowledge of policy process and knowledge for use in the policy process ?
(A) Pareto
(B) Massey A.
(C) Muller D.
(D) Harold Laswell

8. Command and control regulation is an example of :
(A) Authority based policy instrument
(B) Information based policy instrument
(C) Treasury based policy instrument
(D) Organisation based policy instrument

9. The objective approach to policy evaluation is aimed :
(A) Determining the extent to which laid down objectives are achieved
(B) Understanding objective of policies
(C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) Understanding the efforts of government

10. Assertion (A) : The policy agenda is set by the interplay of public opinion and public power.
Reason (R) : It is possible for policy makers to study the relationship between public opinion and policy agenda.
Answer the question using the codes given below :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the explanation of (A)
(B) Only (A) is true, (R) is false
(C) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the explanation of (A)
(D) Both (A) and (R) are false

11. One of the following is not five elements of administration identified by Kautilya :
(A) The means of starting undertakings
(B) Excellence of men and materials
(C) Provision against failure
(D) Rules about pension to servants

12. Which report is a standard source for making cross-country comparisons of human development ?
(A) Gender Report
(B) World Bank Report
(C) UNDP Report
(D) ILO Report

13. According to World Bank which is not an indicator of good governance ?
(A) Participation
(B) Transparency
(C) Responsiveness
(D) Responsibility

14. Which is the basic assumption of the Public Choice Theory ?
(A) Methodological individualism
(B) Utility maximization
(C) Suboptimization
(D) Integrative communication

15. E-government is :
(A) One-way communication protocol
(B) Two-way communication protocol
(C) Functionality
(D) Diagonal communication

16. Which of the following is not the model of E-democracy ?
(A) Topological model
(B) Electronic Bureaucracy Model
(C) Information Management Model
(D) Civil Society Model

17. According to Second Administrative Commission, public order refers to :
(A) Justice for each …… Peace for all
(B) Friction to fusion
(C) Protecting by Righteousness
(D) Master key to Good Governance

18. Central Administrative Tribunal Act in India has enacted in :
(A) 1948
(B) 1958
(C) 1985
(D) 1988

19. Assertion (A) : The source of all authority under the constitution is the people of India and there is no subordination to any external authority.
Reason (R) : India ceased to be dominion and declared herself republic since making of the constitution in 1949.
Answer the question 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 and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

20. According to whom ‘‘A systematic effort to gain knowledge is ‘Research’ ?
(A) Dr. P.L. Bhandarkar
(B) Rodman and Moore
(C) C.A. Moser
(D) Herring

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21. Which of the following is not a data collection method ?
(A) Research problem
(B) Unstructured interviewing
(C) Postal survey questionnaires
(D) Participant observation

22. Mrs. Pauline Young has stated ………. type(s) of facts.
(A) One
(B) Two
(C) Three
(D) four

23. The study of naturally occurring events of a situation is called :
(A) Experimental research
(B) Field research
(C) Survey research
(D) Theoretical research

24. What does ‘Sampling cases’ mean ?
(A) Sampling using sampling frame
(B) Identifying people who are suitable for research
(C) Researcher’s briefcase
(D) Sampling people, newspaper, TV programmes, etc.

25. A research topic is reduced to an acceptable size by :
(A) Working hypothesis
(B) Research hypothesis
(C) Null hypothesis
(D) Alternate hypothesis

26. Formal interviews are :
(A) Uncontrolled
(B) Intensive
(C) Unstructured
(D) Friendly

27. It is a form of non-probability sampling :
(A) Simple random
(B) Stratified random
(C) Systematic
(D) Purposive

28. The prescription-oriented report should not be :
(A) Value Driven
(B) Normative
(C) Casual
(D) Purposive

29. Integral view of Public Administration does not include :
(A) Managerial activities
(B) Technical activities
(C) Clerical activities
(D) Mechanical activities

30. Who is the gospel of neutral principles of administration ?
(A) Gulick
(B) Mayo
(C) Simon
(D) Riggs

31. Which is not the base for selecting an alternative in decision-making process ?
(A) Experience
(B) Experimentation
(C) Research and analysis
(D) Desired opinion

32. Assertion (A) and Reason (R) pattern :
Assertion (A) : Public Administration is more comprehensive than Private Administration.
Reason (R) : Public Administration regulates Private Administration.
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

33. Decentralisation results from :
(A) Span of control
(B) Delegation
(C) Coordination
(D) Leadership

34. In modern times merit system of recruitment was first introduced in :
(A) Prussia
(B) India
(C) England

35. ‘It does not command; its job is to sell, not tell’, has been said for :
(A) Functional staff
(B) Control staff
(C) Technical staff
(D) Advisory staff

36. Self enforcing discipline is a function of :
(A) Command
(B) Authority
(C) High Morale
(D) Control

37. Which rules govern pension and gratuity to the employees retiring from central civil departments :
(A) Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972
(B) Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1969
(C) Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1975
(D) Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1962

38. Which of the following principles of management is not propounded by Lyndall Urwick ?
(A) Principle of Investigation
(B) Principle of Control
(C) Principle of Hierarchy
(D) Principle of Experiment

39. McGregor hypothesized that a manager’s assumption about human behavior predetermined :
(A) his administrative style
(B) his decision-making
(C) his interpersonal relations
(D) his line of action

40. Taylor’s scientific managment was first known as :
(A) Scientific Management
(B) Time Study
(C) Rubble Hypothesis
(D) Task and Bonus Management

41. Who was a key figure in the establishment of Administrative staff college at Henley-on-Thames ?
(A) Lyndall Urwick
(B) Luther Gulick
(C) Henri Fayol
(D) Fredrick Taylor

42. Human Relations Theory believed that people are :
(A) Homogenous
(B) Heterogenous
(C) Atomistic
(D) Economic men

43. Assertion (A) and Reason (R) Pattern :
Assertion (A) : Taylor’s primary concern was management at the supervisory level and gave much stress on the efficiency of workers and managers at operational level.
Reason (R) : Scientific management is just a mental revolution for both employer and employees.
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

44. Who is considered as the pioneer of the New Public Administration ?
(A) Dwight Waldo
(B) Ferrel Heady
(C) Christopher Hood
(D) Both (A) and (C)

45. Who elaborated the term ‘consumerism’ in the context of postmodernism ?
(A) Nietzsche
(B) Derrida
(C) Michel Foucault
(D) Jean Baudrillard

46. The foundation stone of motivation theory is the integrated wholeness of :
(A) The organism
(B) The organization
(C) The society
(D) The nature

47. During the Mahabharata period, the state has been called as :
(A) Rashtra
(B) Saptanghi
(C) Janapada
(D) Vish

48. The civil service system in India during the British times was based essentially on :
(A) European System
(B) Modern System
(C) The Ancient Indian System
(D) The Mughal System

49. Recruitment to the ICS came to be based totally on merit, after :
(A) 1773
(B) 1855
(C) 1892
(D) 1922

50. Which one of the following constitutional powers is not enjoyed by the President of India ?
(A) Appointment of Governors of State
(B) Enjoys discretionary powers
(C) Grants pardons
(D) Promulgates ordinances