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1. Assertion (A) and Reason (R) pattern :
Assertion (A) : Parliament control over delegated legislation is weak.
Reason (R) : Legislatures are innocent of legal skill.
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

2. According to whom ‘‘To understand the truth there is no alternative to scientific method.’’
(A) T.H. Green
(B) Karl Peers
(C) J.W. Best
(D) Chester Barnard

3. Which of the following is the type of Social Research ?
(A) Quantitative and qualitative research
(B) Laboratory Research
(C) Physical Research
(D) Biological Research

4. In research sample units need not to be ………
(A) Systematic
(B) Subjective
(C) Identifiable
(D) Independent

5. Who developed the chi-square test in 1900 ?
(A) Max Weber
(B) Karl Pearson
(C) Ronald Den
(D) F.W. Max

6. The study of naturally occurring set of events of a situation is a type of research :
(A) Experimental
(B) Survey
(C) Field
(D) Analytical

7. The primary catalyst of social welfare services is ………..
(A) Panchayats
(B) Social Welfare Board
(C) Voluntary Organisations
(D) Zila Parishad

8. Who started the Family Planning Programme in 1925 ?
(A) Lokmanya Tilak
(B) Sardar Patel
(C) R.G. Karve
(D) M.K. Gandhi

9. According to whom ‘‘Research is a more systematic activity directed towards discovery and the development of organised body of knowledge.’’
(A) C.A. Mozer
(B) Bogardus
(C) J.W. Best
(D) P.L. Bhandarkar

10. Family Planning Programme has been started at National level since the year …….
(A) 1952
(B) 1956
(C) 1960
(D) 1949

11. The first institution of local self- Government was established in :
(A) 1687
(B) 1887
(C) 1893
(D) 1946

12. In U.S.A. at present territorially the largest unit of local government is …………..
(A) City Municipality
(B) Town
(C) County
(D) Special District

13. An authority to determine and execute measures within restricted area inside and smaller than the whole state is called :
(A) Provincial Government
(B) Regional Government
(C) Local Government
(D) State Government

14. Aims of E-panchayat as a mission mode project are :
(1) Internal computerization of panchayat process
(2) Enabling panchayat to make effective use of IT
(3) Enabling people to effective use of IT
(4) Bring out transparency in working of the panchayat
Codes :
(A) (1), (2) and (3)
(B) (2), (3) and (4)
(C) (1), (2) and (4)
(D) (1), (2), (3) and (4)

15. Which one of the following functions of Panchayati Raj is not listed in the 11th schedule of Indian Constitution ?
(A) Cultural Activities
(B) Solid waste management
(C) Small scale industries
(D) Public distribution system

16. According to whom Administration can be defined as activities of groups cooperating to accomplish common goals’ ?
(A) E.A. Nigro
(B) H. Simon
(C) L.D. White
(D) Waldo

17. According to whom ‘‘Public Administration is policy execution and policy formation, it is bureaucracy and it is public’’ ?
(A) Paul Appleby
(B) Ferrel Heady
(C) James Fesler
(D) McGregor

18. Which of the following is not a similarity between public and private administration ?
(A) Principle of marginal return
(B) Principle of external financial control
(C) Principle of profit
(D) Principle of uniformity

19. Central theme of New Public Administration is :
(A) Decentralisation
(B) Productivity
(C) Humanism
(D) Cost-effectiveness

20. ‘Public Administration includes the operations of only the executive branch of Government.’ This view is attributed to :
(A) F.W. Taylor
(B) L.D. White
(C) L.D. White and Luther Gulick
(D) Luther Gulick

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21. The claim that Public Administration is a science was challenged by :
(A) Robert Dahl
(B) C.I. Barnard
(C) L. Urwick
(D) F.W. Willoughby

22. In its approach ‘Arthshastra’ is :
(A) Idealistic
(B) Philosophical
(C) Prescriptive
(D) Empirical

23. According to Chester Barnard which of the following is not a function of Leadership ?
(A) Manipulation of means
(B) Stimulation of coordinated action
(C) Defence of institutional integrity
(D) Motivation

24. The functions of staff agencies do not include :
(1) Coordination
(2) Planning
(3) Execution
(4) Supervision
(5) Housekeeping
Choose the correct answer :
(A) (1), (2) and (5)
(B) (3) and (5)
(C) (2), (3) and (5)
(D) (3) and (4)

25. Comparative public administration does not uphold :
(A) Cross-cultural administration
(B) Theory building in administration
(C) Adoption of normative approaches to administration
(D) Practical application of knowledge to administration

26. The word ‘Sala’ comes from :
(A) English
(B) Sanskrit
(C) Spanish
(D) German

27. Ecological approach originated from the application of :
(A) Systems theory
(B) Behavioural theory
(C) Elite theory
(D) Motivational theory

28. The most popular form of city Government in the USA is :
(A) The Mayor Council Plan
(B) The Commission Plan
(C) The City Manager Plan
(D) The Mayor Administration Plan

29. The characteristic of administration of UK is :
(A) Dominance of specialists
(B) Merit-based recruitment
(C) Pre-entry training
(D) Administrative law

30. Bureaucracy in development administration needs to be :
(A) Conservative
(B) Responsive
(C) Generalist
(D) Rigid

31. Social feature of modernization is :
(A) Mobility
(B) Commercialization
(C) Specific functions
(D) Opinion formation

32. Development administration in India is closely interwoven with :
(A) Revenue administration
(B) Police Administration
(C) Panchayati Raj
(D) Bureaucracy

33. Development as modernization approach was adopted by :
(A) D. Apter
(B) Fred Riggs
(C) G. Almond
(D) S. Rudolph

34. Development decisions in developing countries are influenced by :
(A) Politician
(B) Bureaucracy
(C) Social scientist
(D) People

35. In developing countries …………influences decision content.
(A) Departmental committees
(B) Legislative committees
(C) Interest groups
(D) Commercial Lobbies

36. When was the Act relating to transfer of Government of India from the control of company to the crown, was passed ?
(A) 1842
(B) 1858
(C) 1773
(D) 1784

37. Government of India Act 1919 was the first step towards setting up of :
(A) Central Rule in India
(B) Public Service Commission
(C) Planning Commission
(D) Local-self Government

38. In vote on accounts, the money involved is of estimated budget :
(A) 1/3
(B) ¼
(C) 1/6
(D) 1/10

39. India adopted Whitley Councils on the recommendation of :
(B) First Pay Commission
(C) Second Pay Commission
(D) Third Pay Commission

40. It prevents illegal assumption of a public office :
(A) Injunction
(B) Quo warranto
(C) Mandamus
(D) Prohibition

41. Consolidated estimates are finally considered by :
(A) President
(B) Finance Minister
(C) Cabinet
(D) Special Cabinet Committee

42. Which state in India pioneered in introducing Lokayukta ?
(A) Rajasthan
(B) Orissa
(C) M.P.
(D) Maharashtra

43. Which of the following recommended complete fan on the strike of Civil Servants ?
(B) Gorwala Report
(C) First Pay Commission
(D) Second Pay Commission

44. In which state educational qualification for election to Panchayat Raj Institutions has been made mandatory ?
(A) Kerala
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Bihar

45. New pattern of Civil Service Examination benefited most :
(A) English medium candidates
(B) Hindi medium candidates
(C) Regional language candidates
(D) Northern language candidates

46. Assertion (A) : Religion is influential in developing countries.
Reason (R) : Political struggle in developing countries is not secular.
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 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

47. In Parliament, the CAG’s report is looked into by :
(A) Committee of the Whole House
(B) Public Accounts Committee
(C) Estimate Committee
(D) Committee on Assurances

48. The theoretical goal of social research is :
(A) Problem solution
(B) Programme evaluation
(C) Theory verification
(D) Planning change

49. Case studies are types of :
(A) Survey study
(B) Inter-relationship study
(C) Casual-comparative studies
(D) Developmental studies

50. The most common method of sampling in marketing researches is :
(A) Random system
(B) Stratified random system
(C) Quota sampling
(D) Proportionate random sampling