LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034
B.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION – BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
FIFTH SEMESTER – APRIL 2012
BU 5504/BU 5501 – COST ACCOUNTING
Date : 30-04-2012 Dept. No. Max. : 100 Marks
Time : 9:00 – 12:00
SECTION – A
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS: (10×2 = 20marks)
- What is a cost sheet?
- What is Bin Card?
- What is Merit Rating?
- What is ‘under-absorption’ of overheads?
- Explain ‘Escalation Cause’.
- Compute the prime cost: Rs.
Direct Material used 82,000
Productive wages 17,000
Royalty paid 11,000
Hire charge of special machines foe the job 13,000
- Find out the Economic Order Quantity from the following particulars:
Annual usage 6,000 units
Cost of placing per unit Rs.20
Cost of placing and receiving one order:Rs. 60. Annual carrying cost of one unit: 10% of Inventory
- Mr.A a worker in a factory is paid on time basis. During the month of October 2010 he has worked
for 200 hours. His hourly wage rate is Rs.10 per hour.
Mr.B another employee of the company is paid on the basis of piece wages. During the month of
January 2010 his output was 1,000 units. Rate of wages per piece is Rs.3.
Calculate the wages of respective workers for the month of October 2010.
- The works overheads of a department are Rs.3,00,000.
The direct wages are 3,00,000
The direct material cost is 9,00,000.
Ascertain the prime cost percentage rate of works overhead.
- A company produces 300 units of product R, 200 units of product ‘S’ and 100 units of product J from
a single process. The costs upto the point of separation amounted to Rs.30,000. You are required to
apportion the joint cost of production among the products, using the average unit cost method.
Answer any FIVE questions: (5 X 8 = 40 marks)
- Discuss the advantages of Cost Accounting.
- Explain the causes of labour turnover.
- Compute the various stock levels from the following data:
Maximum consumption in a month 300 units
Minimum usage in a month 200 units
Average usage in a month 225 units
Time-lag for procurement of materials:
Maximum 6 months ; Minimum 2 months; Reorder quantity 750 units.
- The following details pertain to the production department of a factory.
Material consumed Rs.60,000
Direct wages Rs.40,000
Machine hours Rs.50,000
Labour hours worked Rs.25,000
Factory overhead relating to the department Rs.50,000
Calculate overhead absorption rates under different possible method from the above detail.
- Laxmi Travels, a transport company is running a fleet of six buses between two towns 75 kms apart.
The seating capacity of each bus is 40 passengers. The following particulars are available for the
month of April 2005.
Wages of Drivers, Conductors, etc 3,600
Salaries of office and supervisory staff 1,500
Diesel oil, etc 10,320
Repairs and maintenance 1,200
Taxes and insurance 2,400
Interest and other charges 3,000
The actual passengers carried were 80% of the capacity. All the buses run all the days in the
month. Each bus made one round trip per day.
Find out the cost per passenger kilometre.
- The following are the expenses of Balaji & Co., in respect of a contract which commenced on 1st
Materials purchased 50,000
Materials on hand 2,500
Direct wages 75,000
Plant issued 25,000
Direct Expenses 40,000
The contract price was Rs.7,50,000 and the same was duly received when the contract was completed in August 2008. Charge indirect expenses at 15% on wages; provide Rs.5,000 for depreciation on plant and prepare the contract account.
- From the following particulars calculate the earnings of workers A & B under straight piece rate
system and Taylor’s differential piece rate system.
Standard time allowed 25 units per hour
Normal time rate Rs.50 per hour
Differentials to be applied
80% of piece rate when below standard
120% of piece rate at or above standard
In a day of 8 hours A produced 150 units and B produced 250 units.
- The cost accounts department of a company has supplied the following data for the supply of 2,000
units of product.
Direct materials: 40,000 tons at Rs.5 per ton.
Direct wages : 8,000 labour hours at Rs.50 per hour
Variable: Factory Rs.10 per labour hour
Selling Rs.20 per unit
Fixed: Factory Rs.1,00,000
Prepare a Statement showing the price to be fixed which will fetch a profit of 25% on cost.
Answer any TWO questions: (2 X 20 = 40 marks)
- From the following data, prepare a cost and production statement of Popular Stove Manufacturing
Company for the year 2010.
Stock of materials on 1-1-2010 35,000
Stock of materials on 31-12-2010 4,900
Purchase of materials 52,500
Factory wages 95,000
Factory expenses 17,500
Establishment expenses 10,000
Completed stock in hand on 1-1-2010 NIL
Completed stock in hand on 31-12-2010 35,000
The number of stoves manufactured during the year was 4,000.
The company wants to quote for a contract for the supply of 1,000 electric stoves during the year 2011.
The stoves to be quoted are of uniform quality and make, and are similar to those manufactured in the
previous year; but the cost of material has increased by 15% and cost of factory labour by 10%.
Prepare a statement showing the price to be quoted to give the same percentage of net profit on
turnover as was realised during the year 2010 assuming that the cost per unit of overhead charges will
be the same as in the previous year.
- Make out the necessary accounts from the following details:
Process A Process B
Materials 30,000 3,000
Labour 10,000 12,000
Overheads 7,000 8,600
Input (units) 20,000 17,500
Normal loss 10% 4%
Sales of waste per unit Rs.1 Rs.2
There was no opening or closing stock or work-in-progress. Final output from process B was 17,000
- In a Light Engineering Factory, the following particulars have been collected for the three monthly
period ended 31-12-2008. Compute the departmental overhead rates for each of the production
departments, assuming that overheads are recovered as a percentage of direct wages.
|Direct wages (Rs.)
Light points (Nos.)
Assets value (Rs.)
Area occupied (Sq.mts.)
The expenses for the period were:
Motive power 550 Amenities to staff 1,500
Lighting power 100 Repairs and maintenance 3,000
Stores overhead 400 General overhead 6,000
Depreciation 15,000 Rent and taxes 275
Apportion the expenses of service department E proportionate to direct wages and that of service department D in the ratio of 5:3:2 to departments A, B and C respectively.
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