Coverage Area

Organisation Theory – Evolution of Organisation Theory: Classical, Neo-classical and Systems Approach, Modern Concepts of Organisation Theory

Organisation Behaviour- Motivation: Concepts, Theories and Applications

Human Resources Management (HRM) – Recruitment Process, Selection Process, Orientation and Placement, Training and Development Process

Industrial Relations (IR) – Nature of Industrial Disputes : Strikes and Lockouts , Causes of Disputes, Prevention and Settlement of Disputes, ILO and its Functions

No. of Questions – 8

Word Limit – As mentioned alongwith each question


  1. Explain the following in about 150 words:

a) Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation

b) Selection tests

c) Collective Bargaining

d) Max Weber’s Bureaucracy

2. “Neo Classical School of organisation theory is commonly identified with Human Relations movement.” Discuss the contribution of Human Relations movement in development of Neo Classical Theory.

3. Clayton P. Alderfer’s ERG theory is just a condensed form of Maslow’s motivation model. Discuss. (300 words)

4. “External recruitment may lead to dissatisfaction and frustration among existing employees.” In light of statement compare merits of internal recruitment over external recruitment.

5. Write a short note on Training practices in India.

6. Systems theory views organisation as a system with inter-dependent components. What are these components and how they are inter-dependent and inter-related?

7. Discuss the importance of Right Hiring for startups. Also mention HR practices being followed by startups to ensure right people are hired.

8. “As millennials become the largest demographic at work, companies are focusing on grooming them and keeping a close eye on the mistakes they make.” Discuss the different ways in which companies are managing their growing millennial workforce effectively.

  • Answers are to be submitted in the comments section below. You can also add images of your handwritten answer.
  • Make sure you first understand the question, before moving on to attempt the same.
  • For effective discussion and evaluation, try to as soon as possible.
  • Make sure you copy your answers somewhere (for ex. in notepad or separate word file) before submitting your answers here to avoid any problems which may arise due to unforeseen technical glitches.

All the Best !!!


      1. Max Weber was a German sociologist who was a pioneer in the field of Bureaucracy theory of management which is the foundation of management in many of the government and military organization in the world today. Bureaucracy theory is based on strict rules and expert authority guidance which he believed would improve the efficiency of the organization’s performance. This system of management avoids biasness and made the job description very clear to everyone in the organizational hierarchy.
        Max Webber believed that bureaucracy structure of management is the most rational and logical form of management which would make an organization highly efficient and successful.
        Some of the major characteristics of bureaucracy model as stated by Max Weber are Technical expertise, division of labor, rules policies and procedures, impersonal contribution, and strict chain of command.
        Bureaucracy theory is based on leadership expertise and is very useful in large organizations. There is no favoritism and strict rules and regulations are followed as per the organizational hierarchy level.

        1. Introduce with Neo-classical theory and its key features. Relate those with the Human Relations approach and its findings-hawthorne etc. Overall good answer.

        1. Overall good. Focus should be more on the comparison part. You can cut short the long introduction which you gave to ERG model.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Optionally add an image (JPEG only)