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All India PT Mock Test (OMR Based) Across 20 Cities

will be conducted on 6th May and 20th May, 2018. Click here for Test Schedule & Online admission.

Test Center List:

  1. Delhi
  2. Jammu
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Bhopal
  6. Lucknow
  7. Allahabad
  8. Patna
  9. Ranchi
  10. Kolkata
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Raipur
  13. Jaipur
  14. Mumbai
  15. Pune
  16. Nagpur
  17. Hyderabad
  18. Chennai
  19. Coimbatore
  20. Bengaluru


  • Total 12 Tests: 8 Sectional Tests + 4 Mock Tests
  • 2 Value Addition Classes
  • Elaborate discussion followed after Test
  • Detailed Model Answer Hint
  • Copy correction strictly by faculty only
  • One to One discussion after copy evaluation
  • Flexible timings for classroom & online students
  • Copy Evaluation will be done within 14 Days


Pub Ad Test Series

  • Test Starts: 9th November, 2017
  • Number of Tests: 12
  • Test Timings: 11:00 to 2:00 PM
  • Test Discussion: 2:30 PM
  • Fees: Rs. 12,000/- (+ GST)

Procedure for Online Test

  • You will get a login id and a password to access your account on the website. Test will be available on the scheduled date in your account in pdf format.
  • Evaluated answer sheets with proper feedback, comment, and guidance along with the paper analysis based on difficulty level & nature of questions will be sent back to students by email within 15 days after receiving the answer sheet.
  • Detailed model answers' hint along with supplementary information on the topics asked in tests will be provided.
  • Evaluation will be based on micro-performance analysis of students.
  • Video session of the post-test discussion would also be provided along with the model answers' hint.

Online-Classroom Flexi Format

  • Flexible module for aspirants joining classroom test or online test.
  • Tests can be taken after the schedule date too.
  • Classroom students can write the test on every any day between 9:00 AM to 5:00 our centre after the scheduled date.
  • Discussion video access will be provided to them on the website.
  • Online students, if in Delhi, can write the test at our centre and attend the discussion session.
  • Integrated ranking can only be provided for the top 100 students among those, who take test on the schedule date.
  • Evaluated test paper will be given back within 15 days of receiving the test.
  • Toppers' softcopy will be provided in your account on our website.

Test Schedule

Test 1: 9th November, 2017

Unit-I : 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 , Globalisation.
  • Good Governance: concept and application.
  • New Public Management.

Unit-II : 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).
  • New Public Management.

Test 2: 23rd November, 2017

Unit-III : Administrative Behaviour

  • Process and techniques of decision-making.
  • Communication.
  • Morale.
  • Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary.
  • Theories of Leadership.
  • Traditional and Modern.

Unit-IV : Organisations

  • 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

Unit-V : 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.

Test 3: 7th December, 2017

Unit-VI : Administrative Law

  • Meaning, scope and significance.
  • Dicey on Administrative law.
  • Delegated legislation.
  • Administrative Tribunals.

Unit-VII : 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.

Unit-VIII : Development at Administration

  • Concept of development.
  • Changing profile of development administration.
  • 'Antidevelopment 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 4: 21st December, 2017

Unit-IX : 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.

Unit-X : 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.

Unit-XI : 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.

Unit-XII : Financial Administration

  • Monetary and fiscal policies.
  • Public borrowings and public debt Budgets - types and forms.
  • Budgetary process.
  • Financial accountability.
  • Accounts and audit.

Test 5: 4th January, 2018

Unit-I : Evolution of Indian Administration

  • Kautilya's Arthashastra.
  • Mughal administration.
  • Legacy of British rule in politics and administration - Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.

Unit-II : Philosophical & Constitutional Framework

  • Salient features and value premises.
  • Constitutionalism.
  • Political culture.
  • Bureaucracy and democracy.
  • Bureaucracy and development.

Unit-III : Public Sector Undertakings

  • Public sector in modern India.
  • Forms of Public Sector Undertakings.
  • Problems of autonomy, accountability and control.
  • Impact of liberalization and privatization.


Test 6: 18th January, 2018

Unit-IV : Plans & Priorities

  • Machinery of planning.
  • Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council.
  • 'Indicative' planning.
  • Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels.
  • Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice.

Unit-V : Union Government & Administration

  • Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes.
  • Recent trends.
  • Intragovernmental relations.
  • Cabinet Secretariat.
  • Prime Minister's Office.
  • Central Secretariat.
  • Ministries and Departments.
  • Boards.
  • Commissions.
  • Attached offices.
  • Field organizations.

Unit-VI : State Government & Administration

  • Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations.
  • Role of the Finance Commission; Governor.
  • Chief Minister.
  • Council of Ministers.
  • Chief Secretary.
  • State Secretariat.
  • Directorates

Unit-VII : District Administration Since Independence

  • Changing role of the Collector.
  • Unionstate-local relations.
  • Imperatives of development management and law and order administration.
  • District administration and democratic decentralization.

Test 7: 1st February, 2018

Unit-VIII : Rural Development

  • Institutions and agencies since independence.
  • Rural development programmes: foci and strategies.
  • Decentralization and Panchayati Raj.
  • 73rd Constitutional amendment.

Unit-IX : Urban Local Development

  • Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas.
  • 74th Constitutional Amendment.
  • Globallocal debate.
  • New localism.
  • Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.

Unit-X : Civil Services

  • Constitutional position.
  • Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building.
  • Good governance initiatives.
  • Code of conduct and discipline.
  • Staff associations.
  • Political rights.
  • Grievance redressal mechanism.
  • Civil service neutrality.
  • Civil service activism.

Test 8: 15th February, 2018

Unit-XI : Administrative Reforms Since Independence

  • Major concerns.
  • Important Committees and Commissions.
  • Reforms in financial management and human resource development.
  • Problems of implementation.

Unit-XII : Law & Order Administration

  • British legacy.
  • National Police Commission
  • Investigative agencies
  • Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism
  • Criminalisation of politics and administration
  • Police-public relations
  • Reforms in Police

Unit-XIII : Significant issues in Indian Administration

  • Values in public service.
  • Regulatory Commissions.
  • National Human Rights Commission.
  • Problems of administration in coalition regimes.
  • Citizen-administration interface.
  • Corruption and administration.
  • Disaster management.

Unit-XIV : 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 and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.



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