UGC NET Solved Question Paper II in Public Administration { 2013 December }

1. “Public Administration is the Art and Science of Management applied to the affairs of the State.”

Who of the following made this statement?

(A) Herbert Simon

(B) F.M. Marx

(C) Dwight Waldo

(D) L.D. White

Answer: (C)

2. Which of the following is the common feature of New Public Administration and Development Administration?

(A) Ecological perspective

(B) Effective coordination

(C) Change oriented

(D) To serve the organisational interests

Answer: (C)

3. Which one of the following is favoured by Urwick and Gulick?

(A) Organisation headed by plural bodies

(B) Commission type organisation

(C) Decentralised organisation

(D) Single top executive

Answer: (D)

4. Assertion (A): Principle of unity of command cannot be strictly observed in practice in an organization.

Reason (R): Employees are often subject to dual control technical and administrative.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, 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.

Answer: (A)

5. The statement that ‘Organisational objective should reflect manifestation of individual goals’ is advocated by:

(A) Chester Bernard

(B) Elton Mayo

(C) Chris Argyris

(D) Peter Drucker

Answer: (C)

6. The term “Grapevine” is associated with

(A) Supervision

(B) Control

(C) Communication

(D) Command

Answer: (C)

7. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Author/s)                               List – II (Book)

a. Eva Etzioni                                      i. An Introduction to Public Administration

b. Fredrick Herzberg                           ii. Management: Theory and Practice

c. Ernest Dale                                      iii. Work and Nature of Man

d. E.N. Gladden                                 iv. Bureaucracy and Democracy: A Political Dilemma


       a b c d

(A) i ii iii iv

(B) iii ii i iv

(C) i iii ii iv

(D) iv iii ii i

Answer: (D)

8. Which of the following is not a correct match with the views of M.P. Follett?

(A) Constructive Conflict                   – not warfare, but is only appearance of differences

(B) Integration                                    – dealing with conflict through compromise

(C) Depersonalizing order                   – law of situation

(D) Obstacle to Integration                 – people’s habit of enjoyment

Answer: (B)

9. Which one among the following is not a principal category of classification of public personnel?

(A) Service

(B) Group or Class

(C) Post

(D) Grade

Answer: (C)

10. Behavioural Approach is subject to criticism on which of the following grounds?

(i) Inadequate conceptual framework to explain the organization phenomena.

(ii) It takes an autonomous view of administrative system.

(iii) It offers definite suggestions to improve decision making.

(iv) It adopts idealistic view to explain human behaviour.

Select the correct answer by using codes given below:


(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(B) (i) (ii) (iii)

(C) (i) (ii) (iv)

(D) (i) (iii) (iv)

Answer: (C)

11. Independent Regulatory Commissions in U.S.A. are regarded as:

(i) The arms of the Congress

(ii) Islands of autonomy

(iii) The fourth branch of the Government

(iv) Headless

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


(A) (i) (ii) (iii) & (iv)

(B) (i) (ii) & (iv)

(C) (iii) (ii) & (i)

(D) (ii) & (iii)

Answer: (A)

12. The sequential order of motivational model developed by Laurie J. Mullius is:

(i) Driving Force

(ii) Desired Goals

(iii) Needs or Expectations

(iv) Fulfilment


(A) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)

(B) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(C) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(D) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

Answer: (D)

13. Put the following in the descending sequential order:

(i) Division

(ii) Department

(iii) Wing

(iv) Section


(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(B) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)

(C) (iv) (i) (iii) (iv)

(D) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

Answer: (B)

14. The factors leading to the systematic study of CPA in the USA were:

(i) New developments in scientific and technological fields.

(ii) Emergence of large number of new nations on the world scene.

(iii) Dissatisfaction of scholars with the culture bound traditional Public Administration.

(iv) Desire of scholars to develop this subject into an independent discipline.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


(A) (i) and (iv)

(B) (i), (ii) and (iii)

(C) (ii), (iii) and (iv)

(D) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)

Answer: (D)

15. Which of the following trends are not associated with Comparative Public Administration?

(i) Normative to Empirical

(ii) Ideographic to Nomothetic

(iii) Prismatic to Fused

(iv) Traditional to Structural – functional

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


(A) (i) & (ii)

(B) (ii) & (iv)

(C) (iii) & (iv)

(D) (i) & (iii)

Answer: (C)

16. In which of the following countries, the law passed by Parliament cannot be declared unconstitutional by the judiciary?

(A) U.K. & India

(B) U.S.A. & India

(C) India only

(D) U.K. only

Answer: (D)

17. Who of the following said that “Growth is the result of human efforts”?

(A) J.N. Khosla

(B) Merle Fansod

(C) W.A. Lewis

(D) Irving Swerdlow

Answer: (C)

18. Ira Sharkansky refers to three characteristics of bureaucracies in more developed countries: These include:

(i) Bureaucracies are large, having numerous sub-units with specialized employees.

(ii) Bureaucracy accepts directions from other legitimate branches of government.

(iii) Bureaucracy is considered to be professional – a sign of specialization among bureaucrats.

(iv) Widespread discrepancy between form and reality.

Select the correct answer by using codes below:


(A) (ii) (iii) and (iv)

(B) (i) (ii) and (iv)

(C) (i) (ii) and (iii)

(D) (i) (iii) and (iv)

Answer: (C)

19. Which among the following is not a feature of Agraria model as developed by Fred W. Riggs?

(A) Predominance of universalistic, specific and achievement norms.

(B) Stable local groups and limited spatial mobility.

(C) A deferential stratification system of diffuse impact.

(D) Relatively simple and stable occupational differentiation.

Answer: (A)

20. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) constructed a framework to measure States comparative ability to provide for citizens well-being. It is known as

(A) Millennium Development Goals (MDG)

(B) Human Development Index (HDI)

(C) Human Development Goals

(D) None of the above

Answer: (B)

21. The Aitchison Commission recommended classification of

Civil Services in India into

(i) The Imperial Civil Service

(ii) The Indian Administrative Service

(iii) The Provincial Civil Service

(iv) The Subordinate Civil Service

Select the correct answer by using codes given below:


(A) (i) (iii) (iv)

(B) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(C) (i) (ii) (iii)

(D) (i) (ii) (iv)

Answer: (A)

22. Assertion (A): The judicial reforms in India should be aimed at increasing access by reducing delays and arrears in the system and enhancing accountability through structural changes and by setting performance standards and capacities.

Reason (R): No major steps for judicial reforms in India have been taken so far.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, 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.

Answer: (C)

23. Which of the following institutions is not involved in policy making in India?

(A) Prime Minister’s office

(B) National Development Council

(C) Planning Commission

(D) Central Social Welfare Board

Answer: (D)

24. Assertion (A): Parliament has overseeing functions in relation to the Executive in


Reason (R): Comptroller and Auditor General of India is the eyes and ears of the Parliament.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, 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.

Answer: (B)

25. Which of the following statements about Central Secretariat in India is not correct?

(A) It is both a policy-making and executive agency in certain cases.

(B) It is a policy-advisory body.

(C) It is headed by the Cabinet Secretary.

(D) It is collective name for all the Secretariat departments of the Government of India.

Answer: (C)

26. “The Civil Service should be manned by the most promising young men of the day by a competing (Literary) examination on a level with the highest description of education in this country.” This statement is made in

(A) The Macaulay Report

(B) The Northcote-Trevelyan Report

(C) The 1st Administrative Reforms Commission Report

(D) The Appleby Report

Answer: (B)

27. Consider the following about Prime Minister’s office:

(i) It is a think-tank of the Prime Minister.

(ii) It is an extra-constitutional body.

(iii) It was given status of a Department under the Government of India Transaction of Business Rules.

(iv) Administratively it is headed by the Cabinet Secretary.

Select correct answer using the codes given below:


(A) (i) and (ii)

(B) (i) (ii) and (iii)

(C) (i) (iii) and (iv)

(D) (i) (ii) (iii) and (iv)

Answer: (B)

28. The tenure of the members of Public Accounts Committee of Indian Parliament is:

(A) One year

(B) Two years

(C) Three years

(D) Five years

Answer: (A)

29. The district has been placed under the charge of district officer who is empowered to promulgate orders to prevent any danger of breach of public peace. While doing so, he/she is performing the duties as a

(A) District Collector

(B) Administrative Officer

(C) Coordinator

(D) District Magistrate

Answer: (D)

30. Which of the following is not the recommendation of 2nd ARC to modernize the office of the District Collector?

(A) Establishment of Management Information System

(B) Establishment of Computerized District Grievance Cell

(C) Establishment of Vigilance Committee in the office of the District Collector

(D) Establishment of a Forum to interact with civil society group and media

Answer: (C)

31. The Cantonment Boards are classified into how many categories?

(A) One

(B) Two

(C) Three

(D) Four

Answer: (C)

32. “Only a committed bureaucracy could bring about social transformation envisaged in the Five-Year Plans and in progressive legislations.” This statement was made by

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru

(B) V.P. Singh

(C) Chandrashekhar

(D) Indira Gandhi

Answer: (D)

33. Which of the following statements about the functions of Kotwal under Moughal administration is not correct?

(A) He was the supreme authority in magisterial matters in the administration of a town.

(B) He exercised police powers at the municipal level.

(C) He was responsible for managing financial matters.

(D) He had regulatory role in educational affairs at the municipal level.

Answer: (D)

34. “Corruption may help in assimilating new groups into the system and thus serve as a substitute for reform.”

This statement belongs to

(A) Samuel Huntington

(B) Myron Weiner

(C) K. Santhanam

(D) Ralph Braibanti

Answer: (A)

35. Assertion (A): Specialists are not fit for the post of Secretary of Government department.

Reason (R): Specialists possess a narrow vision.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, 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.

Answer: (A)

36. “Science begins with observation and must ultimately return to observation for its final validation.”

Who among the following made this statement?

(A) P.V. Young

(B) Nels Anderson

(C) William J. Goode & Paul K. Hatt

(D) Robert K. Merton

Answer: (C)

37. When the universe is heterogenous and too large, the best sampling method which can be adopted is

(A) Random Sampling

(B) Stratified Sampling

(C) Multi-stage Sampling

(D) None of the above

Answer: (B)

38. In which way theory is a tool of science?

(i) It defines the major orientation of science.

(ii) It offers conceptual scheme.

(iii) It summarizes facts into empirical generalizations.

(iv) It does predict facts.

Select the correct answer by using codes given below:


(A) (i) and (ii)

(B) (iii) and (iv)

(C) (i) (ii) and (iii)

(D) (i) (ii) and (iv)

Answer: (C)

39. Which one of the following names is not associated with random numbers used for sampling process?

(A) L.H.C. Tippett

(B) William J. Goode

(C) M.G. Kendall

(D) B. Babington

Answer: (B)

40. Assertion (A): Welfare State is criticised as too expensive.

Reason (R): Financing the services has become a burden and the cost has to be borne by the middle and upper middle classes through the instrument of progressive taxation.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, 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.

Answer: (B)

41. As per the Memorandum of Articles of Central Social Welfare Board

(i) In each of the participating States/UTs there has to be a State Social Welfare Board.

(ii) The State Board is to perform such functions as are entrusted to it by the Ministry of Social Welfare.

(iii) More than half the members of the State Social Welfare Board are to be nominated by State Governments/UTs.

(iv) The Chairman of the Board is preferably a woman social worker.

Select the correct answer by using codes given below:


(A) (i) and (ii)

(B) (ii) and (iii)

(C) (iii) and (iv)

(D) (i) and (iv)

Answer: (B)

42. Which one among the following is not an example of Public-Private Partnership (PPP)?

(A) BOT – Built, Operate & Transfer

(B) BOLT – Built, Operate, Lease & Transfer

(C) BLOT – Built, Lease, Operate and Transfer

(D) BOOT – Built, Operate, Own and Transfer

Answer: (C)

43. Assertion (A): National Livelihood Mission is a part of social welfare in India.

Reason (R): National Rural Health Mission aims at the development of physical infrastructure in rural areas.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, 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.

Answer: (C)

44. Which one of the following is the incorrect distinction between Functional and Policy making Boards of Public Enterprises?

Functional Boards                                                                               Policy-Making Boards

(A) Small in size                                                                                  – Comparatively large in size

(B) Only specialists members                                                              – Both specialists and generalists members

(C) Generally selection of members from within the enterprise         – Generally selection of members from outside the enterprise

(D) Members are generally part-timer                                     – Members are generally full-timer

Answer: (D)

45. Which of the following should be the functions of the District and Metropolitan Planning Committees according to the 2nd ARC?

(i) Integration of spatial economic development.

(ii) Concerted rural and urban planning.

(iii) Advice and assistance to local bodies in the preparation of development plans and their effective implementation.

(iv) Advice to the Planning Commission in the preparation of Five Year Plans.

Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:


(A) (i) (ii) and (iii)

(B) (i) (iii) and (iv)

(C) (ii) (iii) and (iv)

(D) (i) (ii) and (iv)

Answer: (A)

46. ‘In case of a Metropolitan Corporation, a separate Ombudsman should be constituted.’

This recommendation is made by

(A) National Commission on Urban Affairs

(B) P.C. Hota Committee

(C) Veerappa Moily Committee

(D) First Administrative Reforms Commission

Answer: (C)

47. ‘Government of India should draft and place before Parliament a Framework law for local governments.’ This recommendation was made by

(A) National Law Commission

(B) Second Administrative Reforms Commission

(C) Justice Panchhi Commission

(D) Sarkaria Commission

Answer: (B)

48. Which of the following statements about the composition of Ward Committee in a municipal area is not correct?

(A) Composition and the territorial area of a Ward Committee may be provided by the Law of State Legislative.

(B) State Legislative may also make a provision regarding the manner in which the seats in a Ward Committee should be filled.

(C) In case of multiple-wards, the Chairman of the Ward Committee shall be elected by the members of the Ward Committee.

(D) In case of two or more wards, the Chairman of that Ward Committee shall be nominated by the State Government.

Answer: (D)

49. The State Finance Commission is provided for in which of the following provisions of the Constitution?

(A) Art. 243(H)

(B) Art. 243(I)

(C) Art. 243(M)

(D) Art. 243(O)

Answer: (B)

50. Which of the following has defined “Panchayat as an association of village people for doing administrative, judicial or the other public works’?

(A) Jai Prakash Narain

(B) John Mathai

(C) Mahatma Gandhi

(D) A.S. Altekar

Answer: (B)

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