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UPDATED (MERGED) CBSE UGC NET SYLLABUS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

SUBJECT CODE – 14

 

CBSE has revised the pattern and scheme of the exam from July 2018. The pattern of the exam has been changed from 3 papers (Paper I, II & III) to 2 papers (Paper I & II). There are no changes in the pattern of paper 1, but paper 2 & paper 3 has been merged into One paper.


ACCORDING TO THE NOTIFICATION OF CBSE UGC NET, ALL THE QUESTIONS OF PAPER – II WILL BE COMPULSORY, COVERING ENTIRE SYLLABI OF EARLIER PAPER II & PAPER – III (INCLUDING ALL ELECTIVES, WITHOUT OPTIONS).


 

Hence, there will be only one question paper in CBSE UGC NET Exam in Public Administration, called Paper 2. Paper 2 (Paper II) will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with each question carrying two (2) marks i.e. 200 marks in total. All questions are compulsory in the papers. The objective type questions will include multiple choices, matching type, true / false and assertion-reasoning type etc.

For CBSE UGC NET aspirants, we have merged the entire Syllabi of Paper II and Paper III of the subject of Public Administration.

 

THE SYLLABUS OF PAPER II WILL BE AS MENTIONED BELOW:

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1. Theory of Public Administration
Public Administration – Meaning, Nature and Scope, Public and Private Administration, New Public Administration, New Public Management.
Administrative Thinkers – Kautilya, Woodrow Wilson, Luther Gullick and Lyndall Urwick, Max Weber, F. W. Taylor, Henry Fayol, M.P. Follet, Elton Mayo, Chester Barnard, Herbert Simon, D.H. McGregor, Abraham Maslow, Frederick Herzberg and Chris Argyris.
Theories – Classical, Human Relations, Bureaucratic, Public Choice and Principal Agent relationship.
Approaches to the study of Public Administration – Scientific Management, Behavioural Systems, Structural – Functional, Decision-making, Public Policy and Marxian.
Theories and Models of Comparative Public Administration – Contributions of Fred Riggs, Montgomery and Ferrel Heady.
A Comparative Study of the Administration, institutions and Processes in U.K., U.S.A. and India.
Public Policy – Meaning, Types and Significance.
Approaches to Public Policy.
Institutional Arrangements for Policy – making.
Policy – making Process, Policy Implementation, Policy Education, Policy Monitoring and Evaluation.
Policy Analysis.
Organisation – Bases of Organisation, Formal and Informal, Principles of Organisation – Hierarchy, Span of Control, Unity of Command, Delegation, Decentralisation and Coordination; Line – Staff Agencies.
Leadership, Motivation and Communication.

2. Comparative Public Administration
Comparative Public Administration – Nature and Scope.
Theories and Models of Comparative Public Administration – Contributions of Fred Riggs, Montgomery and Ferrel Heady.
A Comparative Study of the Administration, Institutions and Processes in U.K., U.S.A., and India.
Various Control Mechanisms over Administration in U.K. U.S.A. and India.
Citizen and Administration – Machinery for redressal of citizen’s grievances in U.K., U.S.A. and India.

3. Development Administration
Development Administration – Meaning, Nature and Scope, Concept of Development Administration; Development Administration and Traditional Administration; Characteristics of Administration in Developed and Developing Countries.
Public and Private Sectors and their Administration.
Planning – Projects and Plan Formulation, Plan Implementation and Evaluation.
Bureaucracy and Development Administration : Role of Bureaucracy in Plan Formulation and its Implementation.
Development Administration – Interactions among Bureaucrats, Politicians, Technocrats, Social Scientists, Educationists and Journalists. People’s Participation in Development.
International Aid and Technical Assistance programs – IMF, IBRD, WTO.

4. Indian Administration
Administrative Legacies at the time of Independence – Civil Services; District and Revenue Administration.
Organisation of Government at the Central Level – Organisation of Secretariat, Ministries and Departments, Cabinet Secretariat, P.M.O.
Organisation of Government at the State Level – Secretariat, Role of Chief Secretary, Organisation of Ministries, Departments and Directorates.
Personnel Administration – Classification of Services, Recruitment, Recruitment Agencies – U.P.S.C. and State Public Service Commissions, Training, Promotion, Discipline, Morale, Staff Associations, Employer – Employee Relations.
Financial Administration – Budget, Enactment of Budget, Finance Ministry and its Role, Audit and Accounts, Comptroller and Auditor – General.
Plans – Five – Year Plans, Formulation of Plans, Planning Commission, National Development Council, Plan Implementation.
Centre State Relations – Legislative, Administrative and Financial, Finance Commission.
Control over Administration – Legislative, Executive and Judicial Control, Transparency, Accountability and Administrative Responsiveness.
District Administration – Organisation of District Administration, Role of District Collector in Development, Local Government – Rural and Urban: Structure, Functions and Role, Finances; State – Local Relations, Panchayati Raj Institutions and their Role in Development.
Citizen and Administration – Lokpal and Lokayukta.
Delegated Legislation and Administrative Adjudication.
Administrative Reforms in India since Independence.

5. Research Methodology
Types of Research.
Identification of Problem and Preparation of Research Design.
Research Methods in Social Sciences.
Hypothesis.
Sampling – Various Sampling Procedures.
Tools of Data Collection – Questionnaire, Interview, Content Analysis.
Processing of Data.
Measures of Central Tendency – Mean, Mode and Median.
Report Writing.

6. Social and Economic Administration
Meaning, Nature and Scope of Social Welfare and Social Justice.
Central Social Welfare Board and State Social Welfare Boards.
Major Social Sectors – Health and Education.
Organisational Structure for Social Justice Administration : Central Social Welfare Board, State Social Welfare Boards, Role of N.G.O.s and Voluntary Organisations, State Departments of Social Welfare and the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Reservation Policy.
Economic Policy in India since Independence.
Industrial Policy Resolutions and Growth of Public Sector in India.
Public Sector – Features, Problems of Management, Accountability and Autonomy.
Concept of Mixed Economy.
New Economic Policy – Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation.
Role of Voluntary and Non – governmental Agencies in Socio – Economic Development.

7. Local Governments — Rural and Urban
Meaning, Nature and Scope of Local Governments.
Major Features and Structure of Local Government in U.K., U.S.A., France and India.
73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments in India.
Functions and Role of Local Governments in India.
State – Local Relations in India.
Local Self – Government – Meaning, Nature and Scope.
Organisation and Functions.
Finances.
State and Local Government Relations.
Challenges before the Local Self-Government.

8. Concept of Rural Development, Approaches to Rural Development, Community Development, Area Development, Integrated Rural Development, Centralization and Decentralization, Role of Cooperatives.
Process of Urbanization, Urban Development Infrastructure, Housing, Water Supply, Sewerage, Environment, Transport.
Master Plan, National Capital Region, Development Authorities, Slums.

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