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Public Administration Test series 2019-2020


10 Tests

Score 300+ marks



TEST No. Topics covered

  • Introduction: Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration; Wilson’s vision of Public Administration; Evolution of the discipline and its present status; New Public Administration; Public Choice approach; Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation, Globalization; Good Governance: concept and application; New Public Management.
  • Administrative Thought: Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement; Classical Theory; Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments; Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett); Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others); Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard); Simon’s decision-making theory; Participative Management (R. Likert, C.Argyris, D.McGregor).
  • Administrative Behaviour: Process and techniques of decision-making; Communication; Morale; Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary; Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern.


Test 2  

  • Organizations: Theories – systems, contingency; Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments, Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions; Ad hoc and advisory bodies; Headquarters and Field relationships; Regulatory Authorities; Public – Private Partnerships
  • Personnel Administration: Importance of human resource development; Recruitment, training, career advancement, position classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions; employer-employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism; Code of conduct; Administrative ethics.
  • Comparative Public Administration: Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems; Administration and politics in different countries; Current status of Comparative Public Administration; Ecology and administration; Riggsian models and their critique.
  • Development Dynamics: Concept of development; Changing profile of development administration; ‘Anti-development thesis’; Bureaucracy and development; Strong state versus the market debate; Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries; Women and development – the self-help group movement.


Test 3  

  • Accountability and control: Concepts of accountability and control; Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration; Citizen and Administration; Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations; Civil society; Citizen’s Charters; Right to Information; Social audit.
  • Administrative Law: Meaning, scope and significance; Dicey on Administrative law; Delegated legislation; Administrative Tribunals.
  • Techniques of Administrative Improvement: Organisation and methods, Work study and work management; e-governance and information technology; Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM
  • Public Policy: Models of policy-making and their critique; Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations; State theories and public policy formulation.
  • Financial Administration: Monetary and fiscal policies; Public borrowings and public debt Budgets – types and forms; Budgetary process; Financial accountability; Accounts and audit.


Test 4  

  • Evolution of Indian administration : Kautilya’s Arthashastra, Mughal administration, legacy of British rule in politics and administration, Indianisation of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self government.
  • Philosophical and constitutional framework of government: salient features and value premises , constitutionalism, political culture, bureaucracy and democracy, bureaucracy and development
  • Civil services: constitutional position, structure, recruitment, training, and capacity building, good governance initiatives, code of conduct, discipline, staff associations, political rights, grievance redressal mechanism, civil service neutrality, civil service activism.
  • Plans and priorities: machinery of planning, role , composition and functions of the planning commission and the national development council, role of finance commission, indicative planning, process of plan formulation at union and state levels.


Test 5  

  • Public sector undertakings: public sector in modern india, forms of public sector under takings, problems of autonomy, accountability and control, impact of liberalisation and privatisation.
  • Financial management: budget as a political instrument , parliamentary control of public expenditure, role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area, accounting techniques, audit, role of controller general of accounts, role of CAG.
  • Union government and administration: executive, parliament, judiciary- structure , functions, work process, recent trends, intragovernmental relation, cabinet secretariat, prime minister office, central secretariat, ministers and departments, boards and commissions, attached offices, field organisations.
  • State government and administration: union-state administrative , legislative, financial relation, governor, chief minister , council of minister, chief secretary, state secretariat , directorates.
  • District administration since independence: changing role of collector , union-state-local relations, imperatives of development management and law and order administration


Test 6  

  • Rural development: institutions and agencies since independence, rural development programmes, foci and strategies, decentralisation and panchayati raj, 73rd constitutional amendment
  • Urban local government: main features , structures, finance and problem areas, 74th constitutional act, global – local debate, new localism, development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.
  • Miscellaneous topics: decentralised planning for economic development and social justice, district administration and democratic decentralisation.
  • Administrative reforms since independence: major concerns, important committees and commissions, reforms in financial management and human resource development, problems of implementation.
  • Law and order administration: british legacy , national police commission, investigative agencies, role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces, criminalisation of politics and administration, police-public relation, reforms in police.
  • Signifant issues in Indian administration: values in public service, regulatory commission, NHRC, problems of administration in coalition regime, citizen-administration interface, corruption and administration, disaster management.


Test 7  

Complete syllabus of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Paper I ( Full Length Test )


Test 8  

Complete Syllabus of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Paper II ( Full Length Test )


Test 9  

Complete syllabus of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Paper I ( Full Length Test )


Test 10  

Complete Syllabus of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Paper II ( Full Length Test )


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