1. Match the following:

List – I
List – II

a. Human Resource Strategy
1. A goal-directed approach in which workers and their supervisors set goals together for the upcoming appraisal period.
b. Compensation
2. Time during which employees can choose not to be at work.
c. Flexitime
3. A legally required benefit that provides medical care, income continuation and rehabilitation expenses.
d. Management by Objectives
4. A firm’s deliberate use of human resources to help it to gain or maintain an edge against its competitors.

       a b c d
(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 2 3 4 1
(D) 3 4 1 2

2. “Poverty is an artificial creation. It does not belong to human civilization and we can change that and can make people come out of poverty through redesigning our institutions and policies.” This preamble refers to

(A) Women Entrepreneurship
(B) Corporate Entrepreneurship
(C) Social Entrepreneurship
(D) None of the above

3. Hawthorne experiments were conducted at

(A) Hawthorne Electric Company
(B) Western Electric Company
(C) General Electric Company
(D) Eastern Electric Company

4. Match the following:

List – I
List – II

a. Stability
1. Number of subordinates that report to one supervisor.
b. Strategy
2. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
c. Synergy
3. Plans for the allocation of firm’s scarce resources to reach identified goals in time.
d. Span of control
4. Employees should not be moved frequently from one job to another

       a b c d
(A) 4 3 2 1
(B) 3 4 1 2
(C) 2 3 4 1
(D) 1 2 3 4

5. Role of Human Resource Manager is

(A) Advisory
(B) Mediator Role
(C) Representative Role
(D) All of the above

6. Which statement is true?

(A) Job analysis is a group of positions that are similar as to kind and level of work.
(B) A promotion is the advancement of an employee to a better job better in terms of greater responsibilities, more prestige or status, greater skill and especially, increase rate of pay or salary.
(C) A promotion is the vertical transfer of an employee.
(D) All of the above

7. Job is defined as

(A) Set of activities performed in the organization.
(B) Set of activities similar as to kind of work.
(C) Set of position similar as to nature and kind of work.
(D) None of these.

8. The benefit of paraphrasing in Employee Appraisal is that it

(A) Suggests interest and active listening.
(B) Clarify and convey to the rater that you are listening actively.
(C) Shows that you are trying to understand the emotional aspect of the work place.
(D) All of the above.

9. An employee can be laid off when the organization has

(A) Acquired labour more than the required.
(B) Purchased raw material more than the immediate required.
(C) Breakdown of machinery.
(D) All of the above.

10. Match the following:

List – I
(Items of HRM)
List – II

a. Human Resource Planning 
1. Forecast man power needs based strategies of the trend.
b. Selection
2. Use the criteria and measures developed to match individual skills in the job requirements.
c. Advancement
3. Promotion.
d. Industrial relations
4. Amicable and harmonious working in the organization.


       a b c d
(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 1 4 3 2
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 4 1 3 2

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