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Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 1

The principal of a government school was dealing with government officials, who visit the school for inspection. He knows the whims and fancies of such officials, so he spends the government money lavishly to satisfy their luxuries. But, an honest teacher of the school feels aversion towards principal’s mechanisms. He cannot discuss with other teachers as they support the Principal. What do you think, would be best course of action for the teacher?

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The honest teacher cannot overlook the wrong doings or he cannot spoil the minds of the students and organise against the principal or even cannot turn teachers as they support the principal. Thus, he can write to the Education Ministry, which will in turn take action against the principal. Thus, the best option is (b).

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 2

You are a member of the Directors of the Central Board of the RBI. You also own a firm and have also applied for the license to run a bank which is issued by RBI. There would be conflict of interest as you are continued Director and also seek license from RBI at the same time. You would

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  • When RBI appointed you as a member director, it may not ask you to resign whereas option (c) is completely against to the ethics, option (d) amounts to escapism.
  • Thus, it becomes your moral responsibility to stay out of the post. Thus, option (a) is the right answer.
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Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 3

You have a plan to start a new business for which you need a government license. After making all the necessary documentation work, you applied for the license through the official procedure. Even after the gap of long duration, you do not get license. On enquiry you come to know that there is a demand for illegal amount. The amount is so small that you can afford to give. On the other hand, you are suffering loss in business due to delay in license. Now you will

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  • The option (a) shows that you are not a supporter of adopting illegal means. Moreover, you get right information under RTI and it makes you a responsible citizen.
  • Option (b) though this option is safe, it shows that you are keeping yourself away from the situation and not working as a good citizen by taking initiative to bring change in the spoiled system.
  • Option (c) shows that you are encouraging corruption and taking no action to remove it.
  • Option (d ) would result in further losses.

So, the best option is (a).

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 4

You are a District Collector during your visit to a school in village you come to know that a school girl has extraordinary and valuable mathematical skills. The girl’s parents are orthodox and want her to abstain from the further studies. As a District Collector what will be your response?

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  • Because of your persuasion, the talents which are supposed to be going in waste are saved and the future of the girl further brightens.
  • Option (a) is negative approach and shows your lack of interest.
  • Option (b) may not try hard to make girl to do further studies.
  • Option (c) shows you can’t act on your own and are not able to be a good decision maker.

So, best option is (d).

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 5

There is an orphanage run by the government in the city and you receive a complaint about ill treatment of children in the orphanage. When you contact the warden, you get the assurance from her that children are fine and that the complaint is made by someone, who has vested interest. What should be your response?

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  • Option (a) taking this option enables you to analyse the situation as by seeing it with your own eyes, will help you to take action or not on the complaint.
  • Option (b) shows you are not particular to your duty and take the serious matters lightly.
  • Option (c) may fail to make-out the actual situation of the orphanage.
  • Option (d) the warden may not give you real report.

So, the best option is (a).

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 6

You have been invited to join as a member of Interview Board for selecting a suitable candidate for a vacancy.
After the commencement of the interview, you find that one of the candidates is your close relative. What are you going to do?

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  • Option (a) after the interview, if the board comes to know the situation, then it may blame you for not informing. Option (b) you cannot show favour as it leads to Nepotism.
  • Option (d) shows your negligence.
  • Thus, option (c) will be the better option as you will stay neutral and help you to take ethical decision.
Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 7

You are the head of an organisation. You have to make a decision which is to be of great consequence to your team. For making such a decision, which of the following measures you would take?

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Option (c) is the most appropriate option as a decision in which every team member participates, is the decision which becomes more acceptable to every team member.

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 8

You are the DM of an area. You have ordered for slum clearance in your area. But, this slum clearance effort had created volatile situation in your district. In such a situation, you will

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In such a situation, neither the affected citizens nor the community leader will listen to you. So options (a) and (c) are of no use. Calling for more security personnel will aggravate the problem more. So, the best possible option is (b). You should stop the slum clearance for a while and once the tempers get cool then you should talk to the affected citizens to know their grievances.

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 9

You have recently joined as a District Magistrate. General elections have been ordered in your district, but you find that many of your subordinates are not politically neutral. You have called a meeting. What will be the most appropriate decision?

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Option (c) is highly unethical. Also, option (b) will not stop them from taking sides. So, the best option is (d) while the second most appropriate option is (a).

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 10

You are a female, working in an organisation. Your mother-in-law has fallen sick. So, you have opted to complete your office work from your home. But, you know that one of your neighbours who talks a lot, comes to your house everyday at a particular time. You know that you have to do a lot of work and so, you don’t have time to talk to her. In such a situation, you will

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Options (b) and (c) are unethical behaviours. By not reacting to the situation, you will not be able to complete your work in time. Telling her politely and making her aware of your situation is the best possible alternative. So, correct option is (d).

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 11

You are the incharge of a quiz contest in which only children below 14 years of age can participate. You received an entry in which the age of the child was 14 years and 1 day. This child is the son of the local MP. In such a situation, you will

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You are the incharge of conducting the quiz contest, so its your prime duty to organise this event with all fairness. By adopting the options (a) and (d), you will do injustice to your duty as well as  to the other participants.

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 12

You are a team manager. You find that your employees performance is inappropriate that induces/creates a stress for you. You should

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  • Reporting the reasons to the higher authorities as mentioned in option (a) shows your inability to tackle the problem while options (b) and (d) do not serve the purpose effectively.
  • For improving employees, performance, team manager should create an organisational culture in which the employees feel to be concerned as mentioned in option (c). So, option (c) is the best possible solution to this problem.
Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 13

An oldman asks you for a lift for a location which does not fall in your way, you are getting late for your office. You will

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Option (a) is not an ethical behaviour. Also, option (b) is against the work ethics. Option (c) is not practical. Hence, option (d) is most suitable.

Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 14

You just got to know that your friend has met with an accident and hearing this you immediately leave for the accident spot along with one more friend. In a hurry, you forgot to take your license and helmet. You were flagged down to stop at the traffic intersection by the traffic constable. You will

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  • The policeman is doing his duty, so he won’t understand your reason. Also, that would be a wastage of time, so option (c) is eliminated. Dodging the policeman is making a crime, hence, it is also not ethical.
  • Using references is again not an ethical behaviour. Hence, the most appropriate option is (b) as you have done a mistake, so you have to pay fine for it.
Test: Administrative Ethics & Decision Making - Question 15

You are a junior doctor in a Government hospital. A local MLA comes to the hospital for his routine check-up. At the same time, an accident victim whose condition looks very serious is also brought in. Your senior doctor tells you to first attend to the MLA. You would

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  • Complaining about the senior is not the need of the hour, so option (d) is incorrect. The accident victim needs to be immediately attended.
  • Hence, options (b) and (a) are also incorrect. Disobeying the senior may have negative repercussions on you. But, the prime duty of a doctor is to save patient’s life. Hence, being bold enough is the most ethical decision.
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