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Public Administration 2017

  • Total no of tests =10
  • Fee = 6000 (inclusive of taxes) Test would be uploaded in the form of pdf.
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  • Syllabus will include revision methodology so that previous tests can also be revised time to time. This methodology helps candidates in having broader view of the subject, rather than giving every test with in the boundaries of sectional tests.
  • 2 full length tests each of paper 1 and paper 2 will be taken on the lines of the actual examination.
  • Students can mail scanned copies of their answer sheets or can send hardcopy by courier to the given address. We will put scanned copies on the website.
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  • Students , who are short of time can also send the structures to every answer rather than writing full answers .
  • U can choose the plan with your flexibility ,one can take any exam on a later date ,but cant prepone it
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TEST No.Topics covered
Test 1
  • 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 )