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Default Public Administration Paper 2018

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-2018 FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART-I(MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART-I (MCQS) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART-II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80

NOTE:
(i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q.Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.

PART – II


Q. No. 2.Traditional managerial approach to public administration stresses the need for rationality in decision making. List and discuss the necessary steps to be taken to develop a rational comprehensive model in decision making. Also give a specific, comprehensive and logical critique of the same model. (20)

Q. No. 3.There is a point of view given by some scholars that traditional bureaucratically organized public administration is broke, broken and inefficient and consequently the public has lost faith in government institutions. The image of both the federal and provincial governments is feared badly. Give your suggestions how to improve the systems, procedures, processes of government institutions in Pakistan. (20)

Q. No. 4.Leadership is a process and not a position. It is the ability to influence a group towards the achievements of legitimate goals. Identify the three phases of the development of leadership theories. Also mention some of the common traits, qualities and skills of effective and exceptional public administrators. (20)

Q. No. 5.Public administration is an activist part of government. Systematic policy formulation and implementation becomes a standard public administration function. Discuss some of the common conditions/factors which are fatal to effective implementation of public policy in a country like Pakistan.(20)

Q. No. 6.Corruption is an evil which has played havoc in the socio economic development of societies. Also sources of corruptions are similar in all public administrative settings. Having this in mind what are various types, causes and how to control corruption in public sectors organizations. (20)

Q. No. 7. Discuss why it may be in the best interest of both the public and government for administrators to have public administration background rather than having degree in the area of economics, political science or business studies? (20)

Q. No. 8. Write a comprehensive note on any TWO of the following: (10 each)
(a) Scientific Management
(b) Human Relation Approach
(c) Theory X and Y of Motivation

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Default MCQs of Public Administration: CE - 2018

1). Public administration functions are performed by __________branch.
A. Executive (I'm confused about this option)
B. Legislative and Judiciary
C. Both (A) and (B)
D. None of these

2). There are ________ needs in Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
A. 4
B. 6
C. 7
D. 5

3). How many principles of organization was propounded by Henry Fayol.
A. 10
B. 14
C. 9
D. 16

4). Which one of the following is not a core value of Public Administration?
A. Equity
B. Efficiency
C. Effectiveness
D. Bureaucracy

5). Delegation of authority by a Sales Manager to his Salesman is an example of_________.
A. Upward Delegation
B. Downward Delegation
C. Sideward Delegation
D. None of these

6). The process of transmitting the idea or thought into meaningful symbols is called:
A. Decoding
B. Feedback
C. Reception
D. Encoding

7). In hierarchy, the term “scalar” means_________.
A. Step
B. Ladder
C. Position
D. Process

8). The most effective means of citizen’s control over administration is ________.
A. Election
B. Pressure Groups
C. Advisory Committees
D. Public Opinion

9). The “Gang-Plank” refers to ________.
A. Discipline
B. Initiative
C. Equity
D. Level Jumping

10). The classical theory of administration is also known as the _________.
A. Historical Theory
B. Mechanistic Theory
C. Locational Theory
D. Human Relations Theory

11). Negative motivation is based on _______.
A. Fear
B. Reward
C. Money
D. Status

12). The theory of “Prismatic Society” in Public Administration is based on ________.
A. Study of public services in developed and developing countries



B. Institutional comparison of public administration in developed countries
C. Structural-functional analysis of public administration in developing countries
D. Historical studies of public administration in different societies

13). Which of the following is not included in in “hygiene” factors in the Herzberg’s two factor theory of motivation?
A. Salary
B. Working Conditions
C. Company’s Policy
D. Responsibility

14). Which one of the following is not a function of staff agency?
A. Planning
B. Advising
C. Consultation
D. Achieving Goals

15). The principle of “span of control” means ________.
A. An employee should receive orders from one superior only



B. The number of subordinate employees that an administrator can effectively direct
C. The control or supervision of the superior over the subordinate
D. The number of people being controlled

16). In which recruitment, in a system for higher position is open to all the qualified candidates who may wish to apply is known as ___________.
A. Direct Recruitment
B. Recruitment by promotion
C. Ordinary Recruitment
D. Passive Recruitment

17). In classical thought, emphasis was not on _______.
A. Technicalities
B. Material & Methods
C. Machines
D. Human Element

18). The first work on the study of public administration is attributed to_______
A. Frederick Taylor
B. Henry L Gant
C. Woodrow Wilson
D. Max Weber

19). The Rule of Lapse means______.
A. All appropriations voted by the legislature expire at the end of the year
B. All pending bills in Parliament lapse with its prorogation
C. The demand for grants of a ministry lapse with criticism of its policy by the opposition
D. The appropriation bill lapses if it is not returned by the Parliament within 14 days

20). If a public servant imposes upon the citizens duties and obligations which are not required by law, it can lead to________.
A. Error of law
B. Abuse of power
C. Error of authority
D. Error of fact finding
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