Elements of Public Administration (Question-Answer Series) One Week Series
PAPER I ELEMENTS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
3 hrs. duration Max. Marks 100
The question paper shall contain three sections . Section A shall contain 10 questions two from each unit of 2 marks each,.
The candidate is required to answer all the questions. The answers should not exceed 50 words. Section B shall contain 5
questions one from each unit with internal choice. Each question shall be of 7 marks. The answers should not exceed 200
words. The candidate is required to answer all the questions. Section C shall contain 5 questions of 15 marks each, one
from each unit. The candidate is required to answer any three questions. The answer shall not exceed 500 words.
Meaning, Nature and Scope of Public Administration. Importance of Public Administration in Modern Society. Public and
Private Administration. Evolution of the study of Public Administration. Concept of New Public Administration and New Public
Theories of organization : Scientific Management(Taylor and his associates), The Bureaucratic theory of organization (Weber),
Classical theory of organization(Henri Fayol, Luther Gulick and others), The Human Relations theory of organization (Elton
Mayo and his colleagues).
Principles of organization : Formal and Informal organization, Hierarchy, Unity of command, Span of control, Coordination,
Supervision, Centralization and Decentralization, Delegation, Authority and Responsibility.
Chief Executive :Types and functions, Line, Staff and Auxiliary agencies, Decision Making : Meaning, major phases in the
decision making process, Leadership : Meaning, styles and traits of a good leader, Motivation : Definition, theories of motivation-
Need hierarchy theory (A.H. Maslow), Hygiene theory (Herzberg). Communication : Meaning, types of communication,
elements of communication.
Personnel Administration : Meaning, Nature and importance of Bureaucracy. Concept of Recruitment, Training,
Classification, Promotion and Disciplinary Action. Budget: Meaning, Types. Concept of Zero Base Budgeting and Performance