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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

TEST SCHEDULE FOR MAINS 2015

OLD RAJINDER NAGAR


T.N.
I
II

Chapters
Chapt. I- Introduction
Chapt. II- Administrative thought
Chapt. III- Administrative behaviour,
Discussion of Test-I
Chapt. IV- Organisation
Chapt. VII- Comparative administration
Chapt. VIII- Development dynamics
Discussion of Test-II
Chapt. V- Accountability and Control,
Chapt. VI - Administrative Law
Chapt. X - Public Policy
Discussion of Test-III
Chapt. IX- Personnel Administration,
Chapt. XI- Techniques of Administrative Improvement,
Chapt.VIII-Civil Services (Paper II)
Chapt. X- Administrative Reforms since Independence (Paper II)
Discussion of Test-IV
Chapt. I- Evolution of Indian Administration (Paper II),
Chapt. II-Philosophical and Constitutional Framework of
Government (Paper II)
Chapt. IV- Union Government and Administration
Chapt.VI- State Government and Administration
Discussion of Test-V
Chapt. III- Public Sector undertakings
Chapt. V- Plan and Priorities
Chapt. IX- Financial Management
Chapt. XII- Financial Administration (Paper I)
Discussion of Test-VI
Chapt. VII- District Administration since Independence,
Chapt. XI- Rural Development
Chapt. XII- Urban Local Government
Chapt. XIII- Law and Order Administration
Chapt. XIV- Significant issues in Indian administration
Discussion of Test-VII
Discussion of Test-VIII

Date
5 Sept. 2015
19 Sept. 2015

Time
10.00am-1.00 pm
10.00am-1.00 pm

26 Sept.2015

1.45pm-4.00pm
10.00am-1.00 pm

03 Oct. 2015

1.45 pm-4.00pm
10.00am-1.00 pm

10 Oct. 2015

1.45pm-4.00pm
10.00am-1.00 pm

17 Oct. 2015

1.45pm-4.00pm
10.00am-1.00 pm

24 Oct. 2015

1.45pm-4.00pm
10.00am-1.00 pm

31 Oct. 2015

1.45pm-4.00pm
10.00am-1.00 pm

7 November

1.45pm-4.00pm
10.00am-1.00 pm

IX

Full Length Paper I

18 November

10-1 pm

Full Length Paper II

18 November

2-5 pm

Discussion of Test IX & X

25 November

2-5 pm

XI

Full Length Paper I

28 November

10-1 pm

XII

Full Length Paper II

28 November

2-5 pm

Discussion of XI & XII

05 December

2- 5 pm

III

IV

VI

VII

VIII

LEARN FROM STUDENTS MISTAKES?


Most of the candidates do not answer according to the
demand of the question.
Prefix and suffix of questions are often ignored such as
critically examine.
Most of the candidates lack flexibility in their answer as
they write the way they have studied, not the way asked
by the question.
A question may have two-three parts. Hardly any student
answers all the parts.

THE ESSENCE OF WRITING GOOD ANSWERS


Understanding the context of the question.
Right interpretation.
Determining the content.
Structuring the content.
Linking with views & facts.
Bringing perspective.
Your answer should have your own originality in presenting
and structuring content, analysis and giving an insight on the
question.

UNDERSTANDING TERMINOLOGIES USED IN QUESTIONS


Generally you are at a loss to pin point your answers in response to prefixes and suffixes in questions. It is for your
convenience, we are trying to make explicit what is meant by these words and what you will write.

CRITICALLY EXAMINE OR EXAMINE


You have to be critical from the word go. Be authentic and not casual. You have to give the positive aspects as well
as negative aspects of the asked problem or proposition but an attempt should be made to critically negate the
proposition or the statement.

EVALUATE
It is a related prefix or suffix to examine or critically examine. In this also you present the positive aspects as well as
negative aspects but you remain neutral. No need to demolish the proposition.

COMMENT
Most questions carry a prefix of `comment. In this you are free to take sides. A comment gives you the freedom to
go in for or against the proposition. The arguments must be logically arranged.
Comment generally means you are expected to give your view. You have to present the facts and arguments
systematically.

DISCUSS
It is also a very common prefix and suffix in social science questions. You are expected write both sides, pros and
cons of a proposition. Discuss refers to an exposition of the whole problem. An attempt should be made to write all
aspects of a proposition. Be elaborative I.e. give all points in brief but dont take any sides.

ANALYSE
It requires you to dissect the problem. This means you are trying to operate the whole problem like a surgeon on a
body or a part there of. You give reasons and the causes under lying the phenomena.

EXPLAIN
It requires you to analyze first and then convince the examiner by examples, illustrations, and case studies. You want
to make him/her understand the problem or the proposition thoroughly.

ILLUSTRATE/ENUMERATE/ELABORATE/DESCRIBE
They are almost identical terms. Normally in central services examinations `describe` is not given but other queries
are there. In all these cases you state the facts or arguments in a straight forward manner. No criticisms should be
attempted. Detailed description is required.

SUBSTANTIATE
It means you have to prove a particular proposition. You give only positive aspects. You present your arguments as a
lawyer. You convince the examiner.
Sometimes the queries are straight like what a particular phenomenon is, why such things occurred, sometimes
there is a question like `bring out the major features or write the main causes`. In all such cases you write in straight
forward and simple manner. Sometimes you are asked to distinguish between two phenomena. In this you first write
about the a) one phenomenon b) then you write about the other c) then you write the similarities d) next you write
the differences and then you give e) a concluding remark. Sometimes despite all instructions you feel you are not
able to write according to a plan then simply follow a set pattern a) introduction b) give main points c) explain the
points with examples, scholar`s opinion, illustrations, case studies if possible and finally a conclusion. Conclusions
must be written in very brief summary form.
We hope this precise instruction and exposition will help you in practicing answer writing as well as
the final exams.

SUGGESTED READING
PAPER-I (ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY)
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12.

Introduction
(i) Fadia and Fadias Public Administration
(ii) Mohit Bhattacharya's New Horizons of Public Administration
(iii) Nicholas Henry's Public Administration and Public Affairs
Administrative Thought
(i) Mohit Bhattacharya's New Horizons of Public Administration
(ii) Nicholas Henry as above
(iii) Paul Hersey & Blanchard's Management of Organisational Behaviour.
Administrative Behaviour
(i) Mohit Bhattacharya's as above
(ii) Nicholas Henry as above
(iii) Paul Hersey & Blanchard's as above
(iv) Stephen Robins' Organisation Behaviour
Organisation
(i) Mohit Bhattacharya's as above
(ii) Nicholas Henry as above
(iii) IIPA Journal (Special Issues)
(iv) Awasthi and Maheshwari- Indian Administration
Accountability and Control
(i) Fadia and Fadia as above
(ii) D.D. Basu- An Introduction to the Constitution of India.
(iii) Ramesh K Arora & Rajni Goyal's Indian Public Administration
(iv) IIPA Journals
Administrative Law
(i) M P Jain's Administrative Law or
(ii) Fadia & Fadia's Public Administration
Comparative Public Administration
(i) Ferrel Heady's Public Administration- A Comparative Perspective or
(ii) R.K. Arora's Comparative Public Administration
Development Dynamics
(i) Ferrel Heady as above
(ii) R. K. Arora as above
Personnel Administration
(i) Mohit Bhattacharya's New Horizons of Public Administration
(ii) Awasthi & Maheshwari's Indian Administration.
Public Policy
(i) James F-Anderson's Public Policy Making
or
(ii) IGNOU (both Graduation and P G materials)
Techniques of Administrative Improvement
(i) Awasthi & Maheshwari's Indian Administration
(ii) Nicholas Henry's Public Administration and Public Affairs.
Financial Administration
(i) MJK Thavaraj's Financial Administration
(ii) IGNOU's Material
(iii) Mohit Bhattacharya's New Horizons on Public Administration.
(iv) Indian Economic Survey

PAPER II (INDIAN ADMINISTRATION)


1.

Evolution of Indian Administration


(i) R. K. Arora & Rajani Goyal's Indian Administration
(ii) Fadia and Fadias Indian Administration
2.
Philosophical and Constitutional Framework of Govermnent.
(i) D.D. Basu's an Introduction to the Constitution of India
(ii) Fadia and Fadias Indian Administration
(iii) R. K. Arora & Rajani Goyal's Indian Administration
3.
Public Sector Undertakings
(i) IGNOU materials
(ii) R.K. Arora's Public Administration Fresh Perspectives
4.
Union Government and Administration
(i) D.D. Basu's An Introduction to the Constitution of India
(ii) R. K. Arora & Rajani Goyal's Indian Administration
5.
Plans and Priorities
(i) R. K. Arora & Rajani Goyal's Indian Administration
6.
State Government and Administration
(i) D.D. Basu's An Introduction to the Constitution of India
(ii) R. K. Arora & Rajani Goyal's Indian Administration
7.
District Administration since Independence
(i) D.D. Basu's as above
(ii) R. K. Arora & Rajani Goyal's as above
(iii) S S Khera's District Administration
(iv) Special Issues of Indian Journal of Public Administration
8.
Civil Services
(i) Same as in Chapter 9 of Paper-I
(ii) IIPA special Issues
9.
Financial Management
(i) R. K. Arora & Rajni Goyal's Indian Administration
(ii) Indian Economic Survey
10.
Administrative Reform since Independence
(i) R. K. Arora & Rajani Goyal's as above
(ii) Special Issues of IIPA Journals
11+12. Rural Development & Urban Local Government
(i) R. K. Arora & Rajani Goyal's as above
(ii) S. R. Maheshwari's Local Government in India
13.
Law and Order Administration
(i) K.K. Sharma's Law and Orders Administration in India
14.
Significant Issues in Indian Administration
(i) Special Issues of IIPA Journals
Miscellaneous
(i) Reports of ARC- I & II, Police Commission Reports- I & 11, Punchhi Commission Reports and other
Administrative Reform Commissions Reports.
(ii) IGNOU material (both Graduation and Post Graduation)
(iii) IIPA Special Issues
(iv) Selected topics of Yojana and Kurukshetra
(v) M. Laxmikant

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