IAS 2019
Public Administration Test Series

By Ashutosh Pandey

(Classroom , Online & Flexi Format)

Test Highlights

  • Total 9 Tests: 7 Sectional Tests & 2 Mock Tests
  • 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
  • Online support for all Students

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  • Test Series
  • Test Start: 14th November, 2018
  • Mode: Classroom & Online
  • Number of Tests: 9
  • Test Timing: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Discussion Timing: Same Day (Same Day 12:15 PM Onwards)
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Test Schedule

Paper – I

Test 1: Unit-I,Unit-II14th November, 2018

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: Unit-III, Unit-IV28th November, 2018

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
Test 3: Unit-V,Unit-VI,Unit-VII ,12th December, 2018

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.

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.
Test 4: Unit-VIII, Unit-IX, Unit-X, Unit-XI, Unit-XII, Unit-XIII ,26th December, 2018

Unit-VIII : Development at Administration

  • 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.

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.

Unit-XIII : Financial Management (Paper II)

  • 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.

Paper – II

Test 5: Unit-I, Unit-II, Unit-III, Unit-IV ,9th January, 2019

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.

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.
Test 6: Unit-V, Unit-VI, Unit-VII, Unit-VIII23rd January, 2019

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.
  • Union-state-local relations.
  • Imperatives of development management and law and order administration.
  • District administration and democratic decentralization.

Unit-VIII : Rural Development

  • Institutions and agencies since independence.
  • Rural development programmes: foci and strategies.
  • Decentralization and Panchayati Raj.
  • 73rd Constitutional amendment.
Test 7: Unit-IX, Unit-X, Unit-XI,Unit-XII, Unit-XIII6th February, 2019

Unit-IX : Urban Local Development

  • Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas.
  • 74th Constitutional Amendment.
  • Global-local 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.

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.
Test 8: After Prelims
  • Mock 1 (Paper-1)
Test 9: After Prelims
  • Mock 2 (Paper-2)

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