Public Administration HCS exam paper 2014

Public Administration HCS exam paper 2014

Public Administration HCS exam paper 2014

hcs exam paper

Public Administration HCS exam paper  2014 : Series B

HCS exam paper
Public Administration
1. Who can refuse to allow a question to be raised in the Lower House of the Parliament during the Question hour?
A. The Leader of the House B. The speaker of the Lower House
C. The Prime Minister D. The President

  1. The process of reforms in society, economy and policy in USSR is known as:
    A. Perestroika and Glasmost B. Supreme Soviet
    C. Presidium D. None of the above
  2. Which country allows the civil servants to participate in the politics and continue to hold their office as well?
    A. USA B. UNSSR C. France D. UK
  3. The Planning commission was set up in 1950 by:
    A. Act of Parliament B. Presidential Ordinance
    C. Cabinet resolution C. Constitutional Amendment
  4. In the constitution of India, economic and social planning is included in the:
    A. Union List of VII Schedule B. State List of VII Schedule
    C. Concurrent list of the VII Schedule D. None of the above

  5. The Committee that scrutinizes that reports to the Parliament whether the power to make rules and regulations conferred by the Constitution or Statues is being properly exercised by the delegated authority is:
    A. Committee on Government Assurances B. Committee on subordinate Legislation
    C. Rules Committee D. General Purpose Committee

  6. According to managerial view of administration:
    A. Administration is not doing things but getting things done
    B. Every particular application of law is an act of getting things done.
    C. Public administration is directed by chief executives as the general manager.
    D. Public administration is concerned with the ends of the state

  7. The Public Administration and Private Administration differs with respect to:
    A. Different environments B. Account keeping and audit
    C. Organisational structure D. Techniques of management

  8. The informal communication system in the organisation is referred as:
    A. Proper channel B. Close Unit C. Grapevine D. Circular

  9. In the context of Maslow’s Need theory which of the following statement is correct?
    A. Security needs to be fulfilled before Physiological needs
    B. Esteem needs to be fulfilled Self Actualization needs
    C. A person can move to higher needs without satisfying lower level needs
    D. All of the above

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  1. All India Services includes:
    A. Indian Administrative Service B. Indian Forest Service
    C. All of the above D. All of the above
  2. Tax levied by Union but distributed between the Union and State is:
    A. Sales tax B. Excise tax C. Income tax D. Road tax
  • The scientific management is not concerned with
    A. Production B. Efficiency C. Mechanistic methods D. Rationality

  • Max Weber has preferred:
    A. Traditional Authority B. Charismatic Authority
    C. Legal Rational Authority D. Official Authority

  • An issue that involves the resolution of a factual dispute or controversy and is within the sphere of the decisions to be made by a jury:
    A. Error of law B. Error of fact finding C. Abuse of power D. Error of authority

  • The doctrine of ‘Rule of Law’ is given by:
    A. L.D. White B. A.V. Dicey C. Robert Presthus D. Max Weber

  • Administrative provisions pertaining to the Tribal areas in the state of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram come under which Schedule of Indian Constitution?
    A. Second Schedule B. Fifth schedule C. Sixth Schedule D. Seventh Schedule

  • One who tells a supervisor anything negative about an associate is called as:
    A. Inspector B. Squealer C. Rate-buster D. Chiseller

  • The President of USA:
    A. Can convene the ordinary session of the Senate.
    B. Cannot convene the ordinary session of the Congress.
    C. Cannot convene the special session of the Congress.
    D. Can convene the special session of the Congress.

  • Which one of the following is not the criticism of the Riggs Aggraria-Transitia-Industria Model?
    A. It is too rigid focusing only on the underdeveloped and developed countries
    B. It assumes a unidirectional movement from an Agraria stage to an Industria stage
    C. It stresses upon the environment of the administration system but not on the administrative
    D. None of above

  • The President of India must be member be:
    A. Member of Lok Sabha B. The Member of Parliament
    C. The member of Legislative Assembly D. None of the above

  • The relation between specialist and generalist is dealt by:
    A. Haldane Committee Report B. Santhanam Committee Report
    C. Fulton Committee Report D. Kothari Committee Report

  • An, operating, planning and budgeting process which requires each manager to justify his entire budget request in detail from scratch is:
    A. Zero Based budgeting B. Sunset Legislation
    C. Performance budgeting D. Line Item budgeting

  • The ‘Bazaar-Canteen model’ represents:
    A. Marketization in new public management
    B Economic sub-system of prismatic society
    C. Financial system of fused authority
    D. Economic freedom under public-private partnership

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    1. Which of the following is not an assumption of Theory Y of motivation?
      A. People will exercise self-direction if they are committed to the objectives.
      B. People learn to accept and seek responsibility.
      C. Commitment of objectives is function of the rewards associated with their achievement.
      D. People work better when they are put under pressure
  • Who has defined public administration as “the work which the government does to give effect to a law”
    A. Herbert Simon B. Dwight Waldo C. F.A. Nigro D. Harvey Walker

  • Who among the following first coined the term ‘Bureaucracy’
    A. Vincent de Gourana B. J.M. Pfiffner C. Max Webber D. F.W.Taylor

  • Red-Tapism does not involve:
    A. Excessive routine and paperwork
    B. Reluctant to make decisions
    C. Administrative agencies misusing discretionary power
    D. Rapid application of rules

  • Public Administration as a science is challenged by:
    A. Urwick B. Robert Dahl C. Gullick D. None of Above

  • The philosophical Approach to Public Administration:
    A. Uses administrative realities and acquaints the scholars with them
    B. Interprets the information pertaining to administrative agencies in chronological order
    C. Deals with formal structure, organization, powers and functions of public authorities
    D. Consider all factors of administrative activities

  • “The administration is politics since it must be responsive to the public interest”. This statement is given by:
    A. Pual. H. Appleby B. L. Urwick C. F.W. taylor D. Henary Fayol

  • Who has authored ‘Frontiers of Public Administration’?
    A. John Vieg B. J. M. Gaus C. L. D. White D. F.W Taylor

  • Who calls Classical Principles of Administration as proverbs?
    A. Herbert Simon B. A. Etizioni C. Chester Bernard D. Robert Prethus

  • Which among the following is rejected by the Human Relations Theory?
    A. Formal Institutionalization B. Human Motivation
    C. Informal Functioning D. None of the above

  • The organisation is a formal organisation if it is:
    A. Duly sanctioned by competent authority B. Proper designed
    C. Deliberately planned D. All of the above

  • Which one of the following experiments was not included in the Hawthrone experiments?
    A. Bank Wiring Observation Room B. Relay Assembly Test Room
    C. Cutting Metals D. Great Illumination

  • The principles of Scientific Management developed by F.W. Taylor did not include:
    A. Scientific selection and training B. Division of responsibility
    C. Esprit de corps D. Mental revolution

  • According to Herbert A. Simon ‘Satisficing’ refers to satisfaction, that is:
    A. Subjective B. Good enough C. Client-oriented D. Objective

  • The members and range of habitual contacts between superior and subordinate is called as:
    A. Delegation B. Span of control C. Decentralization D. Division of work

  • Which of following committee conduct examination of Appropriated Accounts?
    A. Estimated Committee B. Public Accounts Committee
    C. Committee on Subordinate Legislation D. Committee on Public Undertaking

  • Riggs has identified all of the following as tends prominent in Comparative Public Administration except?
    A. Legal-formal to behavioural B. Normative to empirical
    C. Ideographic to nomothetic D. Non-ecological to ecological

  • The economy cut-motion seeks to reduce the proposed expenditure of a demand for grant by:
    A. Rupees one hundred B. Rupee one
    C. Rupee one lakh D. A specified amount

  • Interview helps in assessing a candidate’s:
    A. Intellectual ability B. General knowledge
    C. Expressions D. Personal qualities

  • Which one the following act laid down the foundation of the British Administration in India?
    A. The Regulating Act, 1773 B. Pitts India Act, 1784
    C. Indian Councils Act, 1861 D. Indian Councils Act, 1892

  • Which one of the following is the function of Finance Commission?
    A. Preparation of Central Budget
    B. Assessing Income tax proceeds
    C. Determining the principles governing grants-in-aids to States
    D. Exercising control over Government expenditure

  • Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana (JGSY) is implemented entirely at the level of:
    A. District Panchayats B. Intermediate Panchayats
    C. Village Panchayats D. Nagar Panchayats

  • Deficit financing is resorted to by the Government:
    A. To increase the budget allocation for different
    B. To meet gap between the revenue and expenditure
    C. To increase government expenditure on specific on specific items
    D. To pay the salaries of government employees

  • The main role of specialized staff is:
    A. Collection of data and its analysis
    B. Looking after personnel administration
    C. Maintenance of duty of different engagements of line officials
    D. Functions directly contributing to goal achievement to goal achievement

  • Who appoints the chairman of Public Accounts Committee?
    A. President of India B. Speaker of Lok Sabha
    C. Prime Minister of India D. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

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    1. The adjournment motion is use to:
      A. Propose a reduction in the budget
      B. Seek the approval of the house on a proposal
      C. Draw the attention of house to matter of urgent public importance
      D. Seek the leave of the house to introduce a government bill
  • Which of the following committee/commission has strongly suggested that a Public Service Commission to be set up in India without delay?
    A. Northcote – Trevelyan Committee B. Aitcheson Commission
    C. Islington Commission D. Lee commission

  • The concept of ‘level jumping’ is given by:
    A. Henri Fayol B. F.W.Tylor C. V A Gracunas D. Luther Gullick

  • The acronym POSDCoRB includes:
    A. Communicating B. Cooperation C. Coercion D. None of the above

  • Which Article of Indian Constitution provides for set up of the Contingnncy Fund of India?
    A. Article 266 (1) B. Article 266 C. Article 267 D. Article 265

  • The concept of Federal Scheme of Government has come out of:
    A. Morley-Minto Reforms, 1909
    B. Government of India Act, 1935
    C. Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms, 1919
    D. Indian Council Act, 1861

  • Who described the Panchayats as “Little Republics”?
    A. Lord Wellesley B. Lord Ripon C. Lord Hobe House D. Mahatma Gandhi

  • ‘The Recruitment is a process of searching for prospective employees and stimulating them to apply for the jobs in the organisation’. This definition of Recruitment has been given by:
    A. Paul Appleby B. Edwin B. Flippo C. Nigro D. L D White

  • Which of the following is ‘Maharatna’ company?
    A. Oil India Limited B. Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
    C. Bharat Petrolium Corporation Ltd. D. Hindustan Aeronautics Limted.

  • Expectancy theory of motivation is given by:
    A. Herzberg B. Victor H Vroom C. Keith Davis D. Amatai Etzion

  • The Contingency theory of Leadership is propounded by:
    A. Fred Fielder B. Robert House Stogdill C. Keith Davis D. Amatai Etzion

  • The Commission on Official Language is created under which Article of Constitution of India?
    A. Article 280 B. Article 340 C. Article 324 D. Article 344

  • Employee Centered Leadership does not:
    A. Earn and get confidence of the subordinates
    B. Exercise close and detailed supervision
    C. Help subordinates when mistakes and problems occur
    D. None of the above

  • The three types of leaderships as distinguished by Mary Parker Follet are:
    A. Leadership of Position, Personality and Function
    B. Leadership of Position, Expertise and Personality
    C. Leadership of Expertise, Personality and Situation
    D. Leadership of Personality, Function and Situation

  • To resolve the problems of employer-employee relations, the concept of Staff Council was advocated by:
    A. Whitley Committee B. Tomlin Commission
    C. Masterman Committee D. Priestley Commission

  • The duties of Comptroller and Auditor General of India include:
    A. Audit of Central Government Accounts
    B. Audit of State Government Accounts
    C. Audit of any other authority or body as may be prescribed by or under any law made by
    D. All of the above

  • The concept of Hygiene factors is given by:
    A. F.W. Taylor B. Henry Fayol C. Chester Bernard D. Fredrick Herzberg

  • The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission exists in:
    A. Finance B. UK C. USA D. Switzerland

  • Which of the following is dominant role played by Public Administration in a developing country like India?
    A. Revenue Mobilisation B. Socio-economic Reconstruction
    C. Participative Management D. Law and Order

  • The unit of revenue hierarchy that has been carried forward Mughal Administration is:
    A. Firka B. Taluk C. Pargana D. Circle

  • The Board of Revenue was set up in 1786 at:
    A. Bengal B. Surat C. Madras D. Bombay

  • The Article of the Constitution of India that empowers Parliament to create an All India Service is
    A. Article 300 B. Article 320 C. Article 312 D. Article 301

  • The 74th Constitutional Amendment Act provided for the creation of:
    A. Nagar Panchayats B. Housing Boards
    C. Improvement Trusts D. All of the above

  • Among the following who is not associated with the Development Administration?
    A. F.W. Riggs B. J. Montgomery C. Herbert Simon D. R. Braibanti

  • Which of the following recommended the introduction of Desk Officer System?
    A. A. D. Gorwala Report B. Administrative Reforms Commission
    C. Ayyanger Committee D. Estimates Committee( Third Lok Sabha)

  • In Weberian Model of Bureaucracy, the civil servants are not expected to be:
    A. Impartial B. Neutral C. Committed D. Annonymous

  • The committee that does not exercise Parliamentary control over administration is:
    A. The Estimates Committee B. The Rules Committee
    C. The public Accounts Committee D. The committee of Public Undertakings

  • Commune is the unit of local government in:
    A. UK B. USA C. France D. India

  • Janpad Panchayats exists in which of the following state:
    A. Karnataka B. Madhya Pradesh C. Gujarat D. Haryana

  • Which of the following is the correct sequence of stages in decision making, as identified by Herbert Simon?
    A. Design activity – Choice activity – Intelligence activity
    B. Intelligence activity – Design activity – Choice activity
    C. Choice activity – Design activity – Intelligence activity
    D. Intelligence activity – Choice activity –Design activity

  • Charles Lindblom has advocated:
    A. Mixed scanning model B. Incremental model
    C. Economic rationality model D. Bonded rationality model

  • The correct order of steps in the position classification plan is:
    A. Job Analysis-Grouping of positions-Standardization-Position allocation
    B. Standardization-Job analysis-Grouping of positions-Position allocation
    C. Grouping of position-Job analysis- Position allocation- Standardization
    D. Jon analysis- Grouping of positions- position allocation- Standardization

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    1. The position of ‘Workers’ participation in the management of undertakings is given in which Article of the Constitution of India?
      A. Article 42 B. Article 42 A C. Article 43 D. Article 43 A
  • The decisions of the Council of Ministers are binding on the President of India under which of the Constitutional Amendment Act/Acts?
    A. 42nd and 44th Amendment B. 43rdActs Amendment Act
    C. 40th Amendment Act only D. 40th and 41st Amendment Acts

  • An interesting and practical method of training for disposal of paper work is:
    A. In basket method B. Syndicate method
    C. T group method D. Role play

  • Duration of Municipalities comes under which Article as per the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act:
    A. Article 243 T B. Article243 Q C. Article 243 U D. Article 243 Y

  • International Institute for Population Sciences is located at:
    A. Hyderabad B. Ahmadabad C. New Delhi D. Mumbai

  • A ‘Shadow Cabinet’ is :
    A. A group of members of the ruling party
    B. A group of prominent members of the parliamentary opposition who are expected to hold
    positions in the cabinet when their party assumes power.
    C. A team of intellectuals who advise the cabinet
    D. A Cabinet Committee that functions under the guidance of the Cabinet

  • The Chief Information Commissioner holds the office for a period of
    A. 6 years or till he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier
    B. 5 years or till he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier
    C. 4 years or till he attains the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier
    D. 6 years or till he attains the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier

  • Article 16 of the Indian Constitution provides reservation in Civil Services of Other Backward Classes in order to ensure:
    A. Equality of all classes
    B. Representation as the community population
    C. Security of backward classes
    D. Equality of opportunity in public employment

  • All are the sources of income of Panchayats except:
    A. Matching grants B. Professional tax
    C. House tax D. Donations and involuntary contributions

  • The four P’s propounded by Luther Gullick are:
    A. Purpose, process, programme, persons
    B. Purpose, project, process, place
    C. Project, process, people, place
    D. Purpose, process, persons, place

  • The primary function of the National Development Council is:
    A. To effect cooperation of efforts between the Union Executive and Parliament
    B. To achieve the targets of the plans and to promote administrative efficiency
    C. To effect coordination of plan efforts among the Union Government, the Planning
    Commission and the State Governments.
    D. To effect coordination of efforts between the Union State Executive and the Bureaucracy

  • The following method that systematizes and simplifies personnel administration is:
    A. Coordination B. Classification C. Appointment D. Recruitment

  • The receipts and expenditure of which of the following is not audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
    A. Government Companies B. Municipal undertakings
    C. Central Government D. State Governments

  • The employees learn by doing the work and acquire administrative skills through practice in:
    A. Formal training B. Orientation training C. Informal training D. Pre entry training

  • The Boarder definition of Public Administration is given by:
    A. Smith B. L.D. White C. Thompson D. All of the above

  • The need for sound recruitment policy was first realized centuries ago by:
    A. Prussia B. China C. Sweden D. Britain

  • A Money Bill can originate:
    A. Only in the Lok Sabha B. Only in the Rajya Sabha
    C. In both the houses simultaneously D. Joint sitting of both the houses

  • The post of Civil Judge is created by:
    A. Lord Cornwallis B. Warren Hastings C. Lord Rippon D. Lord Wellesley

  • Which one of the following means a command?
    A. Certiorari B. Mandamus C. Quo Warranto D. Prohibition

  • hcs exam paper : HPSC answer key  Series B

    hcs exam paper : KEY :-PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

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         (  6) B     (  7) A     (  8) C     (  9) C     ( 10) B
         ( 11) D     ( 12) C     ( 13) D     ( 14) C     ( 15) B
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         ( 21) D     ( 22) C     ( 23) A     ( 24) B     ( 25) D
         ( 26) D     ( 27) A     ( 28) D     ( 29) B     ( 30) D
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         ( 46) C     ( 47) B     ( 48) A     ( 49) B     ( 50) C
         ( 51) D     ( 52) A     ( 53) D     ( 54) C     ( 55) B
         ( 56) D     ( 57) B     ( 58) B     ( 59) B     ( 60) A
         ( 61) D     ( 62) B     ( 63) A     ( 64) A     ( 65) D
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         ( 86) D     ( 87) B     ( 88) B     ( 89) D     ( 90) D
         ( 91) D     ( 92) C     ( 93) B     ( 94) B     ( 95) C
         ( 96) B     ( 97) B     ( 98) A     ( 99) A     (100) B

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