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Civil Services Question Papers

Civil Services Question Papers

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This material contains all the previous years civil services question papers which can prove quite useful!
This material contains all the previous years civil services question papers which can prove quite useful!

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Topic: UPSC: IAS MAIN - 2007(PA Paper- I & II)
 Posted: 25Nov2007 at 9:23pm
UPSC: IAS MAIN - 2007
 
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
 
Paper- I
 
Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 300
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
Candidates should attempt all questions strictly in accordance with the instructions givenunder each
 
questions. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of thequestion.
 
SECTION A
 
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 Answer any three of the following questions is not more than 200 words each:
20x3=60(a) "Public and Private Administrations are two species of the same genus, but they alsohave special values andtechniques of their own." Comment.(b) "Taylor's scientific management ignored social and psychological factors." Comment.(c) "The distinction between line and staff is relative rather than absolute." Discuss.(d) "Delegated legislation is a necessary evil." Examine.
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. Analyze McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y. Do you agree with the view that with everypassing year,McGregor's message has become more relevant and more important ?Substantiate youranswer. 60
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. What is meant by morale? There is a belief that "morale and productivity go hand in handand higher themorale, higher the productivity." Do you agree? Substantiate. 60
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'Right to information promotes transparency and accountability in the working of everypublic authority”.
 
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Explain. 60
SECTION B
 
5.
 Answer any three of the following questions in not more than 200 words each:
20x3=60(a) "People's participation is crucial to development administration." Comment.(b) "Training is essential not only for efficiency and effectiveness but also for broadening thevision of theemployees." Substantiate.(c) "Not to be comparative is to be naively parochial" (Riggs). Comment.(d) "Implementing a public policy is a process of discovering what works and what doesnot." Examine.
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. Bring out the various techniques of 0 & M adopted in <st1:country-regionw:st="on">India</st1:country-region> to improve efficiency in administration. 60
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."The widening gap in the emoluments of government employees versus the public sectorcorporations andprivate sector employees has a strong bearing on the motivation and ability to work."Comment. 60
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What is performance budgeting? Bring out its merits, limitations and difficulties. 60
Paper- II
 
1.
 Answer any three of tile following in not more than 200 words each:
20x3=60(a) "Kautilya was not only the foremost politico-administrative thinker of ancient<st1:country-region w:st="on">India</st1:country-region> but he was an advocateand preacher of moral values too." Comment.(b) "Because of several judicial pronouncements, Governors in States are no longer viewedas agents of the'Party in Power' at the Central level." Evaluate.(c) "The President of India acts like grandparent in a family. If younger generation does notfollow his/her advice,he/she is just unable to do anything." Comment.
 
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(d) "'Memorandum of understanding scheme' between govemment and public enterprisehas forced publicundertakings to improve the overall performance." Comment.
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. There is a separate Central Ministry or Department on each subject allocated to StateList. Does it meansupremacy of the Union Government or an emphasis on development administration?Analyze. 60
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."73rd Constitutional Amendment has provided permanent structural framework to PRI'sresulting into silentsocial revolution." Comment. 60
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.''The dispute between Secretariat and Directorate is the result of Generalist us Specialistcontroversy."Analyse. 60
SECTION-B
 
5.
 Answer any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:
20x3=60(a) "The blame for our poor public sector performance can be laid on the way ourbureaucracy is structured."Comment.(b) ''Parliamentary Departmental Committees have played their role effectively in analyzingthe demands forgrants." Evaluate.(c) ''In spite of having Constitutional status the District Planning Committee is not able toimplement decentralisedplanning due to centralized nature of economic planning." Comment.(d) "A well-designed module-based training for Civil Servants is the best way to achieve thegoals of goodgovernance." Analyse.
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.''If information is power, nothing can perhaps empower a citizen more than the secret anddevelopmental

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