St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 IV Sem Securities Analysis And Portfolio Management Question Paper PDF Download

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous)

End Semester Examination- April 2011

MIB – IV Semester



Duration:  3 Hours                                                                                         Max. Marks: 100

Section – A

  1. Answer ALL the questions in one or two sentences                            (10×2=20)
  2. Tiwari is expecting to receive INR.25,000/- at the end of 10 years. He wants to know what is the present value of this amount, if the rate of interest is 10% p.a.
  3. What is role reversal in technical analysis?
  4. What do point & figure charts represent?
  5. What are the major questions Fundamental analyses serves to answer?
  6. What is gambling?
  7. What is systematic risk?
  8. What is a forward?
  9. Karthik purchased RBI Bonds since a) The returns are certain b) Minimum variation in the returns c) The return is certain and the variation is NIL d) There is assurance of full payment of Principal
  10. What is an index fund?
  11. Which MF in India is leading in terms of AUM for the quarter ending December 2010?

Section – B

  1. Answer any FOUR                                                             (4×5=20)
  1. The total risk of a portfolio consist of two parts: Market risk (systematic) and Unique risk (unsystematic). Explain.
  2. What are the criteria for credit rating? Name a few credit rating agencies in India.
  3. Write a note on Efficient Market Hypothesis.
  1. Ravi Rao is the CEO of Capmart Limited, an investment advisory firm. He has been requested to give a seminar to a group of finance executives drawn from state run universities. Ravi Rao has asked you to help him to make this presentation. In particular you have to answer the following questions.


  • What is the value of a 9 year, INR 1000 par value bond with a 10% annual coupon, if its required rate of return is 8%?
  • What is the value of the bond described in part (a) if it pays interest semi annually, other things remaining equal


  1. (a) Manufacturer’s Inc. estimates that its interest charges for this year will be $700 and that its net income will be $3,000. Assuming its average tax rate is 30%, what is the company’s estimated times interest earned ratio?

(b) A firm’s current assets and current liabilities are INR 1500 and INR 600 respectively. How much can it borrow from the bank without reducing the current ratio below 1.5?


  1. How are Dividend Discount and Constant Growth Model valued?

Section – C

  • Answer any THREE of the following      (3×15 = 45)
  1. Explain Porter’s Model in the light of Industry Analysis.
  2.  The returns on the equity stock of Auto Electricals Limited and the market portfolio over a 11 year period are given below:
Year Return on

Auto Electricals Ltd. (%)

Return on

Market Portfolio (%)

1 15 12
2 -6 1
3 18 14
4 30 24
5 12 16
6 25 30
7 2 -3
8 20 24
9 18 15
10 24 22
11 8 12

Calculate the beta for the stock of Auto Electricals Limited.

  1. (a) Suppose a company has issued 1975 lakh shares of which 900 shares are promoters’ holdings and its closing price on BSE on say May 10, 2009 was INR 350 per share. , The market capitalization on May 9th 2009 was 354420 lakhs. The index value on the same day was 5620 points. How will the index on May 10th be calculated? Explain the method employed to calculate the index.

(b) How are convertible debentures and share warrants similar to call options?


  1. (a) Explain the significance of yield of a bond.
  • The returns on the portfolios of three mutual funds A,B and C over a 9 year period, along with the return on a market index and the risk free return are given below:
Period Fund A Fund B Fund C Return on market Risk free return
1 -38.7 -16 -33 -26 7.9
2 39.6 39.4 30 36.9 5.8
3 11.1 34.3 18.2 23.6 5.0
4 12.7 -6.9 -7.3 -7.2 5.3
5 20.9 3.2 4.9 6.4 7.2
6 35.5 28.9 30.9 18.2 10.0
7 57.6 24.1 34.7 31.5 11.5
8 -7.8 0.0 6.0 -4.8 14.1
9 22.8 23.4 33.0 20.4 10.7
Mean: Rp 17.1 14.5 13.0 11 8.6
SD:σp 28.1 19.7 22.8 20.5
Beta: βp 1.20 0.92 1.04 1.00


Evaluate the performance of the three funds using Sharpe & Treynor measures.


  1. (a) Differentiate between forwards & futures.
  • What are the various methods of classification of Mutual Funds on the basis of structure of schemes?


Section D

  1. Case study – Compulsory Question.                                 (15 marks)


Technical analysts believe that certain formations or patterns observed on the bar chart or line chart have a predictive value. Explain how the following patterns help such an analyst to predict stock behavior and summaries the importance of technical analysis.




St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 IV Sem Organisational Behaviour Question Paper PDF Download





Time: 3 Hrs                                                                                                   Max. Marks:100



I)Answer ALL  the questions.                                                                            (10×2=20)


1) Define the term Organizational Behavior?

2) Write short note on Learning Process.

3) Explain the term Change Management.

4) What do you mean by Reward System?

5) State any three theories of motivation.

6) Define communication.

7) Write short note on Group Dynamics.

8) Leadership –Meaning.

9) Write the concept Perception.

10) What do you mean Motivation?



  1. II) Answer any FOUR  Each carries 5 marks.                          (4×5=20)


11) Discuss the importance of studying organsational behavior.

12) What do you known by team building? Discuss its various strategies and functions.

13) Explain various barriers of perception.

14) What is the essence of Maslow hierarchy model of motivation theory?

15) Define the word attitudes. Explain its functions.

16) Process of Conflict Management.





III) Answer Any THREE questions.  Each carries 15 marks.                      (3×15=45)


17) Mechanisms of Organizational Learning.

18) Discuss the change management approaches and implementation.

19) What is perception? What are its various processes?

20) Critically examine Herzberg’s two factor theory.

21) Define leadership. Describe the various leadership styles.





22) Compulsory question. – Case Study                                                  (15 marks)


“There are many dimensions of communication barriers which block effective communication.” Discuss this statement and bring out the different barriers and the way they affect communication adversely.
























M.Com II Semester



Time: 3 Hrs                                                                                               Maximum: 100 Marks

SECTION –A                                                                       10 ×2 =20

Answer ALL questions.    

  1. Define Industrial marketing.
  2. What is Industrial Products?
  3. Define Market Segmentation.
  4. What is E- Commerce?
  5. What do you understand by consumer behavior?
  6. What is Channel distribution?
  7. Define the concept of customer relationship management
  8. Give two examples for Sources of Primary data.
  9. What is Customer Service?
  10. Define Supply Chain Management


SECTION –B                                                                                    4 ×5 =20

Answer Any FOUR questions.

  1. Differentiate between Industrial Marketing and Consumer Marketing
  2. State the scope of Industrial Marketing Research
  3. Discuss the main pricing methods of the manufacturer
  4. Explain the various factors influencing channel choice
  5. Discuss the process of Product Life Cycle
  6. Explain disadvantages of e–commerce.




SECTION –C            – Essay Type                                                            3 ×15 =45

Answer Any THREE questions.

  1. Define product development. Explain the stages involved in the process of developing new products.
  2. Discuss the various dynamics of physical Distribution
  3. Explain the various types of Marketing.
  4. Critically analyze the process of marketing research.
  5. What is Corporate Strategic? Discuss its various components and significance


SECTION –D                                                                           1 ×15 =15



22)  “Consumer protection is so essential in today’s India” Elucidate with some recent case and example.



























Class: M.I.B                                                  Semester: IV




SECTION – A (Answers – One or Two sentences)                                            10 ×2 =20


1) Organizational behavior (OB) is a term related to the study of the individuals and group dynamics in an organizational! Setting, including the nature of the organizations themselves.


2) Relatively permanent change in behavior which occurs as a result of experience or practice.


3) Change management can be defined as the effective management of a business change such that organizational leaders, managers and employees work in concert to successfully implement the needed technology or organizational changes.


4) Satisfying employees’ need is a prime responsibility of all organizations Reward is given to individual employee and also to organization as a whole. An employee can be rewarded on the basis of performance, speed and efficiency, loyalty and innovation.


5) Maslow Hierarchy of needs theory, Herzberg two factor theory, Theory Z

6) Communication means an exchange of facts, ideas, opinions, information or emotions by two or more persons.

  1. Group Dynamics is a process by which people interact face to face in small groups.

8) Leadership is process of influencing others towards the accomplishment of goals. It’s the ability of a manager to induce subordinates to work with confidence and zeal.

9)  Perception is process by which an individual selects, organizes, and interprets stimuli into a meaningful and coherent picture of the world.

10) Motivation is a factor which encourages persons to give their best performance and help in reaching enterprise goals.

SECTION –B                                                                                                                        4 ×5 =20

Answer Any FOUR questions.


11) Importance of studying organsational behavior

Understanding of self and others

Motivation to human resources

Good Human Relations

Effective Communication

Effective Organizational Climate.

12) Team building

Team as groups of two or more people who interact and influence each other, are mutually accountable for achieving common objectives, and perceive themselves as a social entity within an organization.


Team building refers to shaping of the team for smooth functioning. Steven and Mary Ann Von have defined team building as any formal intervention directed toward improving the development and functioning of a work team. Thus, the process of team building aims at enhancing the effectiveness of a team.


Strategies and functions

  • Projection into Future
  • Linkage with Individual Goals
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Strengthening Positive Forces
  • Reducing Negative Forces
  • Monitoring


13) Perception Barriers

  • Stereotyping
  • Halo Effect
  • Similar-to-me Effect or Projection
  • Selective Perceptions
  • Distortion
  • Contrast Effects


14) Maslow hierarchy model of motivation theory

  • Physiological Needs
  • Safety needs
  • Social Needs
  • Esteem Needs
  • Self Actualization Needs

15) Attitudes various Functions

According to Baron, Attitude is defined as, lasting evaluations of people, groups, objects, or issues- in fact, of virtually any aspect of the social or physical world.

  • Adjustment Function: People tend to develop favorable attitude towards rewarding and beneficial functions as well as relationship. Similarly people develop negative attitude towards such functions and relationships, which shall attract punitive actions.
  • Ego-defensive Function: Attitude can serve as devise for protecting self-image.
  • Value-expressive Function: Attitude supports expression of core values.
  • Knowledge Function: Attitude serves as standard or frame for understanding and interpreting people and events around them.


16) Conflict Management

Conflict is not confined at the individual level alone but is manifesting itself more and more in organizations. Employees have become more vociferous in their demands for a better deal. Various departments in an organization face a situation full of conflicts due to a number of reasons like goal diversity, scarcity of resources or task interdependence etc.

  • Potential Antagonism

·         Cognition and Personalization

·         Conflictive and Conflict handling Behavior

  • Aftermath



SECTION –C (Essay Type)                                                                                               3 ×15 =45

Answer Any THREE questions


17) Mechanisms of Organizational Learning

  • Experimentation and flexibility
  • Mutually and team work
  • Contingency and incremental planning
  • Use of temporary system
  • Competency building


18) Change management approaches and implementation

Change management can be defined as the effective management of a business change such that organizational leaders, managers and employees work in concert to successfully implement the needed technology or organizational changes


Change management could be -Organizational or individual.




Psychology of the Individual Change Approaches:

  • Social Psychological Change Approaches:
  • Cultural Change Approaches
  • Innovation approaches
  • Global Change approaches
  • Practitioner Approaches to Change



  • Analyze the organization and its need for change
  • Create a shared vision and common direction
  • Develop a non-threatening and preferably participative implementation
  • Process
  • Create a sense of urgency
  • Support a strong leader role
  • Line up political sponsorship
  • Craft an implementation plan
  • Develop enabling structures
  • Communicate with and involve people and be honest
  • Reinforce and institutionalize change


19) Perception

Individuals are exposed to varieties of stimuli of the environment. They process these stimuli and interpret them. The process of receiving information and making sense is known as perception. It refers to the way the world sounds, looks, feels, smells, tastes to the individual.


Various processes

  • Stage 1: Perceptual Inputs of Stimuli-
  • Information, Objects, Events, People etc.
  • Stage 2: Perceptual Mechanisms-
  • Selection, Organization, Interpretation
  • Stage 3: Perceptual outputs-
  • Attitudes, Opinions, Feelings, Values
  • Stage 4: Pattern of Behavior


20) Herzberg’s two factor theory.

Frederick Herzberg is another distinguished American psychologist who has questioned the conventional wisdom of managerial dogma and practices. He has studied the problem of human motivation at the work place. “The central core of Herzberg’s work stems from his Second World War experiences where he realized.

“The insane also require care and compassion but their insane actions should never be reinforced by ethically neutral strategies.

Frederick Herzberg’s major works are:

  • Work and the Nature of Man
  • The Motivation to Work
  • The Managerial Choice: To be Efficient and to be Human


Determinants of job satisfaction: strong determinants of job satisfaction are: achievement; recognition; the attraction of the work itself; responsibility; and advancement. Company policy and administration; supervision; salary; interpersonal relations; and working conditions

Three propositions are at the heart of motivator-hygiene theory:

Job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction are not the opposite of one another

Factors that led to job satisfaction are of a different kind from those that led to job dissatisfaction.

The motivators concerned with sustaining job satisfaction have a much long-lasting effect than the hygiene factors concerned with removing dissatisfaction.

Job enrichment

Rationalizing the work to increase efficiency, Herzberg suggests that including the motivating factors, which provide the opportunity for the employee’s psychological growth, enrich jobs. In attempting to enrich an employee’s job, Herzberg suggests that management should give him an opportunity for growth in his existing job.

21) Leadership

Leadership may be defined as a process of influencing group activities towards the achievement of certain goals. Thus, the leader is a person in a group who is capable of influencing the group to work willingly. He guides and directs other people and provides purpose and direction to their efforts. The leader is a part of the group that he leads, but he is distinct from the rest of the group.


According to George R.Terry “Leadership is the activity of influencing people to strive willingly for group objectives”. Leadership naturally implies the existence of a leader and followers as well as their mutual interaction. It involves interpersonal relation, which sustains the followers accepting the leader’s guidance for accomplishment of specified goals.


Leadership Styles


The dominant behavior pattern of a leader-manager in relation to his subordinates is known as leadership style. There are three basic styles of leadership as follows:


1) Autocratic or Authoritative Style

2) Democratic or Participative Style, and

3) Laissez-faire or Free-rein Style

Section – D Case Study                                                                  1×15 =15


22) Consider: Concept and Relevance of the study




Class: M.Com                                                          Semester: II




SECTION – A (Answers – One or Two sentences)                                            10 ×2 =20


  1. Transactions between various types of industrial / business houses. It’s also called as B2B Marketing. Market must react to the latest Advancement.
  2. Products / materials those are useful to produce the finished goods. It consist of Raw materials like Manufacturing parts, Capital Items- Installation, Equipment etc.,
  3. The division of a market into groups of segments having similar wants. Segments may differ also in their needs for information, reassurance, technical support, service, promotion, distribution etc,
  4. Process of buying and selling goods and services through the electronic gadgets like Internet, Extranet.
  5. The decision process and physical activity engaged in when evaluating, acquiring, using or disposing of goods and services.
  6. Network of institutions involved in the distribution of goods and services from producers to consumers.
  7. Customer Relationship Management to all marketing activities directed towards establishing, developing, and maintaining successful relationship with their customers.


  1. Examples for Sources of Primary data – Questionnaire, Interview Schedule
  2. Provision of service to the consumer before and after purchase of goods and services.
  3. Supply Chain Management is an integrated management process within the organization and outside the organization.

SECTION –B                                                                                                            4 ×5 =20

Answer Any FOUR questions.

  1. On the basis of the following elements the two markets has been differentiates namely
  • Buyers
  • characteristics
  • Structure
  • Decision Making
  • Channels
  • Production Presentation
  • Price
  • Service etc..,


  1. Scope of Industrial Marketing Research

The following are the major scope for the Industrial Marketing Research

  • Hierarchy – Managers Responsibilities
  • Effective performance – Workforce
  • Identify Market understanding and development
  • Projection of potential Market
  • Sales Potential – Estimation
  • Market Budgeting
  • Appropriate Market Positing
  1. Pricing policies


Price is an important element of the marketing mix. It can be used as a strategic marketing variable to meet competition. It is also a direct source of revenue for the firm. It must not only cover the costs but leave some margin to generate profit for the firm. of the manufacturer.

  • Cost-plus or Full-cost pricing
  • Pricing for a rate of return, also called target pricing Marginal cost pricing
  • Going rate pricing, and
  • Customary prices.

The first three methods are cost-oriented as the prices are determined on the basis of costs. The last two methods are competition-oriented as the prices here are set on the basis of what competitors are charging.

Cost-plus or Full-cost Pricing

This is most common method used in pricing. Under this method, the price is set to cover costs (materials, labor and overhead) and a predetermined percentage for profit. The percentage differs strikingly among industries, among members-firms and even among products of the same firm. This may reflect differences in competitive intensity, differences in cost base and differences in the rate of turnover and risk.

Pricing for a Rate of Return

An important problem that a firm might have to face is one of adjusting the prices to changes in costs. For this purpose the popular policies that are often followed are as under:

  1. Revise prices to maintain a constant percentage mark-up over costs.
  2. Revise prices to maintain profits as a constant percentage of total sales.
  3. Revise prices to maintain a constant return on invested capital.


Marginal Cost Pricing: Both under full-cost pricing and the rate-of-return pricing, prices are based on total costs comprising fixed and variable costs. Under marginal cost pricing, fixed costs are ignored and prices are determined on the basis of marginal cost.

Going-rate pricing

`going-rate pricing’ is not quite the same as accepting a price impersonally set by a near perfect market. Rather it would seem that the firm has some power to set its own price and could be a price maker if it chooses to face all the consequences. It prefers, however, to take the safe course and conform to the policy of others.

Customary Pricing

Prices of certain goods become more or less fixed, not by deliberate action on the sellers’ part but as a result of their having prevailed for a considerable period of time. For such goods, changes in costs are usually reflected in changes in quality or quantity. Only when the costs change significantly the customary prices of these goods are changed.  Customary prices may be maintained even when products are changed.


  1. Factors influencing channel choice
  • Distribution Policy
  • Characteristics of product
  • Nature of Consumer
  • Supply Characteristics
  • Potential Sales Volume
  • Middlemen Role


  1. Discuss the process of Product Life Cycle

The stages through which a product goes through from the time it is introduced i11 a market till its elimination from the market.


  • Introduction
  • Growth
  • Maturity /saturation
  • Decline
  1. E–commerce disadvantages
  • Technical Drawbacks
  • Non- Technical Drawbacks


SECTION –C (Essay Type)                                                                                   3×15 =45

Answer Any THREE questions


  1. Define product development. Explain the stages involved in the process of developing new products. Product development is by definition a future-oriented practice. It is an effort to foresee the future needs of the market place and to translate this information into state-of-the-art products. Product development is an innovative activity designed to meet the identified needs in the market.

Idea generation process of developing new products.

  • Idea screening
  • Concept development & testing
  • Marketing strategy development
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Product development
  • Market testing
  • Consumer realization of product


  1. Dynamics of physical Distribution
  • Customer Service
  • Order Processing
  • Logistics Communication
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Inventory Control
  • Packaging
  • Material Handling
  • Production Planning
  • Warehouse Locations


  1. Various types of Markets.
  • On the Basis of Location
  • On the Basis of Area Covered
  • On the Basis of Time Span
  • On the Basis of Volume of Transactions
  • On the Basis of Nature of Transactions
  • On the Basis of Degree of Competition
  • Classification of the Market on the Basis of Public Intervention


  1. Process of marketing research

Marketing research is a systematic collection and analysis of information that is ultimately used in evolving some marketing decisions. All stages of a research study must be carried out in a logical manner.


Various Processes

  • Defining the Problem
  • Statement of Research Objectives
  • Planning the Research Design
  • Planning the Sample
  • Data Collection
  • Data Processing and Analysis
  • Formulating Conclusion, Preparing & Presenting the Report


  1. Corporate Strategic -A unified, comprehensive and integrated plan that relates the strategic advantage of the firm to the challenges of the environment.


Various components

  • Objectives
  • Vector
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Synergy




  • Allocation of scarce resources.
  • Corporate strategy motivates employees
  • Strategy assists management to meet unanticipated future changes.
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Improves the capability of
  • Best course of action to realize the objectives.
  • Objective basis for measuring performance.


Section – D Case Study                                                                              1×15 =15


22) Consider: Concept and Relevance of the study


St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 IV Sem International Operations, Logistics And SCM Question Paper PDF Download

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (AUTONOMOUS)


End Semester Examination – April 2011

MIB – IV Semester

 International Operations, Logistics and SCM



Duration: 3 Hours                                                                                Max. Marks: 100

Note: Answer Part I & Part II in separate answer books.



Section – A

I)Answer any THREE Questions.  Each carries 5 marks.                        (3X5=15)


  • Outline the Role of Freight Forwarders.
  • What are the different types of aircrafts used for air transportation?
  • What do you understand by Intermodal Transportation?
  • What are the various types of containers available for sea transportation?
  • Briefly explain ‘Flag’ in shipping industry.


Section – B

 II)Answer any THREE Questions                                                           (3×10=30)


  • What is the difference between Charter Shipping and Liner Shipping?
  • What are the four principal components of PDM? Derive the Contrast between Systemic control of PDM & monitoring of PDM.
  • Explain with a table, the advantages & disadvantages of different Transportation Systems (select two factors in each).
  • List out and discuss the emerging trends that will impact the future of international logistics.


Section – C


III) Analyze the enclosed case and answer the questions given at the end of the

       case.                                                                                                          (15 marks)                                           




CI4SE 9-1 Double D Trucking
Double D Trucking was started by Douglas Dean in 1981 and has grown from a one-truck operation to a 550-tractor-trailer fleet serving shippers in a five-state region in the upper Midwest. Double D serves the automotive industry by providing inbound transportation to the assembly plants. It has a strategic alliance relationship with the Big Three auto makers and is the exclusive trucking company for a number of the auto suppliers.
From its inception. Double D has been an innovator in the trucking industry. Douglas Dean is widely known for his willingness to adopt new equipment technology, computer systems, and management techniques. This cutting-edge strategy has resulted in customer loyalty and employee allegiance. Double D promotes itself as a trucking company that has never lost a customer and never lost a day to labor disputes.
As Douglas Dean was preparing for a strategic planning meeting with top executives, he was mulling over recent trends in the trucking industry as well as the logistics field. Dean knew Double D was a profitable regional trucking company and registered high in customer satisfaction surveys. He also knew that to retain this enviable position he must continue to be innovative and provide the services customers need.
During the past two years, Double D has witnessed increased competition. Long- haul trucking has come under severe competitive pressure from rail piggyback, and the tong-haul truckers see regional trucking as a profitable marketplace. Expediting carriers, trucking companies that provide rush deliveries, have made significant inroads into the automotive industry, where just-in-time management systems mandate minimal raw material inventories, guaranteed deliveries, and vendor penalties for late deliveries that result in production line stoppage.
The most perplexing trend to Dean is the growing vertical integration of trucking companies into other logistics services. A number of regional trucking companies have started warehousing divisions to provide sorting, kitting (putting pieces together to make up a kit), and cross-docking (moving freight across a dock to a waiting truck). Other carriers are adding third-party logistics divisions to manage a shipper/receiver’s transportation and storage activities. Finally, a few trucking companies have started air carrier divisions, freight-forwarding services, and logistics information services.
Dean also recognizes that this vertical integration of trucking companies is a result of customer demands. As manufacturers move to an integrated logistics supply chain approach, they are demanding that transportation suppliers provide other logistics services. In addition, shippers are reducing the number of vendors, including transportation suppliers, being used and asking the few vendors to provide a wider range of products and value-added services,
After considerable thought, Dean decides that the only viable, long-term strategy for Double D is to become a full-service logistics provider. Being only a trucking company will greatly impair the growth and profit potentials of Double D. The only question remaining for Dean is, what other logistics services are appropriate for Double 0?



  1. Assess the conclusion reached by Douglas Dean regarding the nature of today’s trucking industry and shipper demand characteristics.


  1. Do you agree that the logical strategic thrust for Double D is to vertically integrate and provide other logistics services? Why or why not?




  1. Describe the analytical process you would use to evaluate alternative logistics services being added to Double D’s market offering.
  2. Describe the value-added services you would recommend that the strategic planning team consider for Double D.



PART –ii


Section – A


  1. Answer any TWO of the following questions.         (2×15=30)


  1. What are the different types of inventory?
  2. List the forces needed to implement the supply chain paradigm in an organization.
  3. Write a note on the various transportation network options.


Section – B


  1. Answer any TWO of the following questions.           (2×5=10)


  1.  What is “Bullwhip Effect”?  What are the mechanisms to counter it?
  2. What is the importance of inventory management in SCM?
  3. What are ‘planned imbalances’ in the context of inventory?





St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 II Sem Operations Research Question Paper PDF Download

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous)

End Semester Examination – April 2011

MIB – II Semester

  Operations Research

Time: 3 hours                                                                                                                     Marks: 100


I  Answer ALL questions. Each carries TWO marks.                                               (2 x 10 = 20)


  1. Show the feasible region for the following equation 3x-2y<=6
  2. What is degeneracy in transportation problem?
  3. A computer centre has three expert programmers. The center wants three application programs to be developed. After a study the time estimates in minutes required by experts for the job was found. Assign the programmers to the Application programs. What is the minimum time for the completion of all the programs.


120 100 80
80 90 110
110 140 120





  1. Explain the terms ‘ zero sum two players game’ and saddle point.
  2. What is meant by critical activities? Why is it necessary to know about them?
  3. Explain the term Float and its types.
  4. What is a queuing model? Explain balking and jockeying.
  5. What is the role of Simulation in OR?
  6. With the help of an example show how allocations can be in North West Corner Rule.
  7. How do you identify multiple optimal solution in Simplex Method.


II   Answer any FOUR questions. Each carries FIVE marks.                                (4 x 5 = 20)

  1. A rubber company is engaged in producing three different types of tyres A,B,C . These three different tyres are produced at the company’s two different production capacities. In a normal 8 hours working day plant 1 produces 100, 200 and 200 type of tyres of A , B, C respectively. Plant 2  produces 120, 120, 400 type of tyres of ABC respectively. The monthly demand of A,B and C is 5000, 6000, 14000 units resp. The daily cost of operation of Plant 1 and 2 is Rs.5000 and Rs.7000 resp. Find the minimum number of days of operation per month at two different plants to minimize the total cost while meeting the demand.  Formulate the LPP.


  1. Use graphical method to solve the following Linear Programming Problem.

Maximize Z= 80x + 120y

Subject to constraints

x + y <= 9



20x +50y <=360

Where x, y  >=0

  1. A steel company is concerned with the problem of distributing imported ore from three ports to four steel mills. The supplies of ore arriving at ports are:
Port P Q R
Tonnes per week 20,000 28000 16000

The Demand at the steel mills is as follows

Steel mills A B C D
Tonnes per week 10,000 18,000 22,000 24,000

Transportation cost is Rs5 per tone per Km.  The distance between the ports and the steel mills is given below.

  A B C D
P 50 60 100 50
Q 80 40 70 50
R 90 70 30 50

Calculate a transportation plan  using least cost method and interpret the solution.

  1. Solve the following game by dominance principle.
                Firm B à

Firm A


B1 B2 B3 B4
A1 35 65 25 5
A2 30 20 15 0
A3 40 50 0 10
A4 55 60 10 15


  1. Construct the network diagram for the following project. Through forward pass and backward pass identify the critical path and expected project completion time. If indirect cost per week is Rs.160 , find the expected cost of the project.
Activity Immediate




Cost (Rs.)
A 5 900
B 2 460
C A 3 810
D C 4 865
E C 2 1130
F B 4 1180
G D 7 1800
H E,F 6 390


  1. State any three areas for the application of OR techniques in financial management. How do they improve the performance of an organization.




III   Answer any THREE questions. Each carries FIFTEEN marks.                      (3×15 = 45)

  1. Write the dual of the following LPP and solve the dual problem by Simplex Method.

Minimize Z= 24x + 30y

Subject to

2x + 3y >= 10

4x + 9y >= 15

6x + 6y >= 20

Where x, y >=0

  1. Solve the following Transportation problem using Vogel’s approximation method and MODI method. What is the minimum transportation cost? Does the problem have multiple solution? ( The numbers in the table indicate the transportation cost per unit.)
Stores  ->



S1 S2 S3 S4 Supply
W1 2 4 6 11 50
W2 10 8 7 5 70
W3 13 3 9 12 30
W4 4 6 8 3 35
Demand 25 35 105 20  


  1. (a) Consider a problem assigning 4 clerks to 4 tasks. The time (in hrs) required to complete the tasks are given below.
Tasks ->


I 4 7 5 6
II 8 7 4
III 3 5 3
IV 6 6 4 2

Clerk II cannot be assigned to Task A and Clerk III cannot be assigned to task B.  Find all the optimum assignment  schedules.

(b) Solve the following game by graphic method . The payoff matrix has been prepared for Player A.

  Player B
Player A   I II III IV
I 45 35 70 50
II 40 50 35 30




  1. At  Dr.Shetty’s clinic patients arrive at an average of 6 patient’s per hour. The clinic is attended to by Dr. Shetty himself. Some patients require only the required prescription. Some come for minor checkup while some others require thorough inspection for the diagnosis.  This takes the doctor 6 minutes per patient on an average. It can be assumed that arrivals follow a poisson distribution and doctor’s inspection time follows an exponential distribution . Determine:
  2. The percentage of time that a patient can walk to the doctor without having to wait.
  3. The average number of patients in the system.
  • The average number of patients in the Queue.
  1. The average waiting time of a patient in the system
  2. The average time the doctor is free on a 7 hours working day.
  3. What are the essential characteristics of Operations Research? Mention different phases in an operations research study. Point out its limitations if any.


IV Case Study   – Compulsory  Question.                                                                         (15 marks)

  1. (a) The activities of a project are tabulated below.
  Time duration (weeks)
Activity Optimistic Most likely Pessimistic
1-2 1 3 5
2-3 1 4 7
2-4 1 3 5
2-5 5 8 11
3-6 2 4 6
4-6 5 6 7
5-7 4 5 6
6-7 1 3 5
  1. Draw the network diagram
  2. Find the expected duration of the project.
  • What is the probability that the project will be completed in 15 weeks.?
  1. What is the probability that the project will not be completed in 17 weeks?

(b)  A bakery keeps stock of a popular brand of  cake . Previous experience shows the daily demand pattern for the item with associated probabilities, as given below:

Daily demand (number) 0 10 20 30 40 50
Probability 0.01 0.20 0.15 0.50 0.12 0.02

Use the following sequence of random numbers to simulate the demand for next 10 days.

Random Numbers:  25, 39, 65, 76,  12,  05, 73, 89, 19, 49

Also estimate the daily average demand for the cakes on the basis of simulated data.




St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 II Sem Impex Procedure & Documentation Question Paper PDF Download

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous)

End Semester Examination – April 2011

M.I.B. – II Semester

Impex Procedure & Documentation


Note: Answer PART I & PART II in Separate Answer Sheets.

Time: 2 Hours                                                                                             Max. Marks: 75




  1. Answer any TEN Each carries 2 marks.                           (10×2=20)


  1. What is the meaning of a Shipping Bill?
  2. What is a Mate’s Receipt?
  3. What is the importance of an Airway Bill?
  4. What is ICE number?
  5. What is Duty Drawback?
  6. Explain the term Export Promotion Council?
  7. What is Bill of Lading?
  8. What is the importance of Quality Control?
  9. What is the meaning of Pre-Shipment Inspection?
  10. What are Marine Risks?
  11. What is Multimodal Transport?



  1. Answer any FIVE Each carries 5 marks.                            (5×5=25)


  1. Explain the term Documentary Bills and write a comparative note on D/A and D/P.
  2. Differentiate between Commercial and Regulatory Documents.
  3. Briefly explain the meaning and contents of Bill of Entry.
  4. Writ a short note on EPCC Scheme.
  5. What is the importance of Packing and Labeling in Foreign Trade?
  6. What are the differences between Certificate of Origin and Consular Invoice?
  7. What is the role of Central Excise in Import-Export trade?



  • Answer any TWO Each carries 15 marks.                    (2×15=30)


  1. Explain the procedure of Cargo Insurance
  2. Explain the different types of Incentive and Assistance extended to the Indian Exporters.
  3. Explain the term Export Credit Insurance and the procedure for availing Credit Insurance and the documents required in this procedure.
  4. Explain the steps in Export Procedure.







Time: 1 Hour                                                                                 Max. Marks: 25


  1. From the given document please answer the following: (1X5=5)


  • Who is the applicant?
  • Which are the commercial documents to be submitted for negotiations?
  • Who carries out the product audit( inspection)
  • Mention the date of shipment and also the date of expiry
  • What is the term of payment?


  1. Based on the Document given pl. generate the commercial invoice for style FZFL- 001.                                                                                 ( Marks 5)



  1. Based on the Document given please fill in the GSP form A & B.

(Marks 15)






St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 II Sem International Financial Institutions And Markets Question Paper PDF Download

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous)

End Semester Examination- April 2011

MIB – II Semester


Duration:  3 Hours                                                                                         Max. Marks: 100

Section – A

  1. Answer ALL the questions in one or two sentences.                                (10×2=20)
  2. Who are the major participants in a financial system?
  3. What is a Mortgage Backed Security?
  4. What is a European quote?
  5. What is three- point arbitrage?
  6. What is a certificate of deposit?
  7. What is a junk bond?
  8. What is Ginnae Mae?
  9. What is CDO?
  10. What is an ADR?
  11. What is hedging?

Section – B

  1. Answer any FOUR questions (4×5=20)
  1. Suppose a company has issued 1975 lakh shares of which 900 shares are promoters’ holdings and its closing price on BSE on say May 10, 2009 was INR 350 per share. , The market capitalization on May 9th 2009 was 354420 lakhs. The index value on the same day was 5620 points. How will the index on May 10th be calculated? Explain the method employed to calculate the index.
  2. Write a note on Exchange Traded Funds?
  1. In London a dealer quotes:

GBP/CHF Spot 3.5250/55

GBP/JPY Spot 180.80/181.30


What do you expect the CHF/JPY rate to be in Geneva? Suppose that in Geneva you get a quote CHF/JPY Spot 51.1530/ 51.2550, is there an arbitrage opportunity?


  1. What is a bond? Consider a INR 1000 par value bond, carrying a coupon rate of 9%, maturing after 8 years. The bond is currently selling for INR 800. What is the YTM on this bond?
  2. Write a note on the role of IMF.


  1. What are the alternatives for banks to grow their international operations in a phased manner?


Section – C


  • Answer any THREE of the following questions.                   (3×15 = 45)
  1. On 27th December 2008, Gitanjali Jewellers required State Bank of India to remit FFR 300,000 to France in payment of import of diamonds under an irrevocable LC. However due to the bank’s strike, State Bank of India could remit only on 4th January 2009. Interbank rates were as follows:
PLACE 27th December 2008 4th January 2009
Delhi                    (INR/USD)

USD per INR 100

4.10/4.15 4.07/4.12
London               (GBP/USD) 2.7250/60 2.7175/85
Paris                     (GBP/FFR) 4.9575/90 4.9380/ 90


State Bank of India wishes to retain an exchange margin of 0.125%.  How much does Gitanjali Jewellers stand to gain or lose due to the delay?

  1. What are the various methods of classification of Mutual Funds?
  2. What are the different types of orders one may place while trading in shares?
  3. What is a letter of credit? Explain its working in the light of it being a product offered by international banks.
  4. Suppose Mr X wants to open a multiplex and is in need of funds for the same. To raise funds, Mr X can sell his future cash flows (cash flows arising from sale of movie tickets and food items in the future) in the form of securities to raise money. In the light of the above example explain the process of securitization.

Section – D

  1. Case study – Compulsory Question.                                   (15 marks)


  1. Mr Patil has retired after what can be called a very fulfilling career with a leading engineering company. His only daughter is married and well settled in Bangalore. He owns a large house in Thane — worth about INR 80 lakh (INR 8 million), but he has limited savings (including PPF and EPF) of INR 10 lakh (INR 1 million) to generate any major income. He is not expecting any pension either. His worry now is to pay for his modest monthly expenses of INR 20,000. The only option he had earlier was to rent his house and move to a smaller house himself or to sell his house altogether and invest the proceeds to earn a higher monthly income. Either way, in his old age, he will be forced to look around for accommodation and keep on worrying about the rising rents — not a very happy prospect.

Is there a better way out for him?




St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 II Sem German Language Question Paper PDF Download

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous)

End Semester Examination  –  April 2011

MIB –II Semester



Time:  2 hrs. (09.30 –  11.30)                                                                                Max. Marks:70                        

  1. Fragen und Antworten: Ergänzen Sie. (4)

erst     etwa     fast  schon     über                                                                   


  1. a) Wie lange wohnen Sie schon hier? …………. 20 Jahre

(das ist lange.)

  1. b) Wie lange lernst du Deutsch? ………….  7 Monate.

(ich weiß nicht: 6 bis 8 Monate.)

  1. c) Wie lange lernst du schon Russisch? ………….. 2 Monate.

(das ist nicht lange.)

  1. d) Und Kamla? …………. 10 jahre.

(das ist viel.)

  1. e) Schönes Auto, wie alt ist es? Es ist fast neu, …….. 5 Monate.

(5 Monate, das ist fast neu.)

  1. f) Wie lange lebst du schon in Bangalore? ………….. 2 jahre.

(1 Jahr und 11 Monate)

  1. g) Wie lange hat er schon den Computer? …………… 3 Jahre.

(ich weiß nicht: 2, 3 oder 4 Jahre)

  1. h) Wie alt ist Pamela? …………… 40 Jahre.

(ich weiß nicht: 42 oder 43 Jahre)                  


  1. Ergänzen Sie die Verben in der richtigen Form.                                  (5)

Kommen   nehmen    finden   trinken   sprechen   wohnen   besuchen   möchten  


  1. Ich ……….. aus Delhi und ………….. jetzt in Bangalore.
  2. Was ………….Sie? Pizza oder Pasta?
  3. Er …………. Deutschland sehr schön.
  4. Kamal …………… Englisch und Deutsch.
  5. ………………..Sie doch noch einen Kaffee.
  6. Ich …………. Chinesisch sehr schwer.
  7. Er …………. seit 12 jahren in Indien.
  8. Chitra ………….. David zu Hause.
  9. Was ………… du gerne …………….?


III. Wie heißen die Berufe? Lesen und ergänzen Sie.


  1. Er spielt gerne Fußball.  Er ist ein  …………                                                                     (5)
  2. Sie arbeitet in einem Flugzeug. Sie ist eine ………………
  3. Er arbeitet in einem Restaurant oder Café. Er ist ……………..
  4. Sie arbeitet in einem Büro. Sie vereinbart Termine. Sie ist………….
  5. Er schreibt Artikel für eine Zeitschrift. Er ist …………….


  1. Wie sagen die Leute die Uhrzeiten? Schreiben Sie in Wörter auf. (5)

17.45, 13.58, 14.03, 16.00, 12.25,  21.02, 3.25, 13.35, 5.28,  22.40


(a) Wie schreibt man offiziell?      Es ist…………

  • Wie sagt man informell? Es ist ………….






  1. Geburtstage: Schreiben Sie Monate auf. (5)

e.g.:      28.12        Mein Geburtstag ist….  am achtundzwanzigsten Dezember.







  1. Ordinalzahlen: Schreiben Sie das Datum. (5)

e.g.:      02.07.   Heute ist….    der zweite siebte..







VII. Ergänzen Sie die passenden Zeitangaben:                                                                     (5)

in den,  im,  am, in die,  zum,  ins,  ab,  bis,  von,


  1. Mala  hat …………..Juli Urlaub
  2. ……….. 22. April habe ich meine Prüfung.
  3. Er ist …….. 20. Juni in Mumbai.
  4. Er ist ……….. zum 30. August in  Deutschland.
  5. Der Termin beim Fernsehen ist …….10.00 ……. 11.00 Uhr.
  6. Am Nachmittag gehe ich …….Fußballspiel.
  7. Am Sonntag können wir …………. Park gehen.
  8. Hallo Martina, kommst du ……….. Disko mit uns?
  9. Morgen gehen Britta und ich ………..Kino.


VII. Der Imperativ – Ergänzen Sie mit der richtigen Imperativform!                                              (5)

trinken,  nehmen,                                   gehen,   fragen,   fahren,

gehen,  machen, erholen                         bleiben,   machen,   gehen

Im Singular (du)                                              Im Plural (ihr)


     (a)  Trink doch einen Kaffee                                    (e)………. doch in den Park oder

(b)……..   doch Urlaub und                                 ………. Sport.

…….   dich doch mal!                               (f) ……….. doch Fahrrad!

(c) ……..  doch spazieren.                             (g) ………. doch Lisa.Vielleicht geht sie mit.

(d)………  doch eine Pause.                           (h) Oder ……… zu hause!

(i)  Aber ……….ins Bett!

  1. W-Fragen: (i) Ergänzen Sie die Fragen. (ii) Ordnen Sie dann die Antworten zu. (5)


  1. Wie heißt du?    (b)                 a) Ich bin Lehrerin.
  2. ……… kommt Rudrappa? b) Mein Name ist Syed.
  3. …….. geht es Ihnen? c) Rao, Manohar Rao.
  4. …….. sind Sie von Beruf? d) Er kommt aus Italien.
  5. ……… Frau D’Souza von Beruf? e) Sie ist Flugbegleiterin.
  6. …….. heißen Sie? f) Danke, gut. Und Ihnen?
  7. ……. ist Herr Kappor von Beruf? g) Gut, und dir?
  8. Hallo, Paul, ………. geht’s? h) Er ist Pilot.
  9. ……….. kommt Frau Jong? i) Sie kommt aus Korea.



XI. Was passt? Ergänzen Sie.            (bei, beim, bei der, im, in, in der)                                           (5)


  1.  Silke Koch lebt ………. Mainz.
  2.  Sie arbeitet  …… Büro.
  3.  Er ist Chef ……….. Becker & Co.
  4.  Ihre Tochter arbeitet ………… Ökobank.
  5.  Er möchte Schauspieler ………. Theater werden.
  6.  Heute ist er …………..Ökobank und dreht dort einen Film.
  7.  Er ist oft ……… Theater: Er besucht alle Vorstellungen.
  8.  Ihr Sohn Patrick studiert ……. Italien.
  9.  Mein Freund arbeitet …………. Schule.
  10.  Ärzte arbeiten ………. Krankenhaus.


XII.  Was machen Sie gerne in Ihrer Freizeit am Wochenende?                                         (5)

         Schreiben Sie drei Sätze über Ihre Lieblings-Aktivitäten!                      


XIII. Ergänzen Sie das richtige Modalverb!                                                                                      (5)

   (dürfen, können, müssen, wollen) 


  1. Es ist schon spät, ich……… nach Haus.
  2. Es ist zu dunkel. Ich …………die Zeitung nicht lesen.
  3. ………. in Ihrem Land kleine Kinder ins Kino gehen?
  4. Der Zug fährt nicht weiter. Sie ……… hier aussteigen.
  5. Mein Freund macht morgen Examen. Er …….. heute nicht zu uns kommen.
  6. In den meisten Ländern …… man rechts fahren, man ……  nicht links fahren.
  7. ……. Sie wirklich nichts mehr essen?
  8. …….  ich Ihnen noch eine Tasse Kaffee anbieten?
  9. Um wie viel Uhr …….. Sie morgens im Büro sein?

XIV.     Übersetzen Sie ins Englische!                                                                                               (6)


  • Wir gehen ins Kino. Willst du nicht auch kommen?

♦ Nein, ich kann leider nicht. Ich muss ins Bett. Ich habe doch jetzt wieder eine Arbeit.

  • Wirklich? Du hast wieder eine Stelle? Das ist ja toll!

♦ Na ja, ich finde das nicht so toll. Ich arbeite im Lager. Ich muss Ersatzteile aus den

Regalen holen. Von morgens um sieben bis abends um fünf.

  • Aber du kannst doch sicher mal eine Pause machen, oder?

♦ Ja, aber erst um halb elf, zehn Minuten. Vorher muss ich ohne Pause arbeiten.

und ich darf nicht rauchen und auch kein Bier trinken! Das ist der absolute Stress!

  • Na ja, so schlimm wird es doch nicht sein……

♦ Du hast ja keine Ahnung! Immer hinein ins Lager, das Ersatzteil suchen, zurück zum

Schalter, Lagerschein unterschreiben…. Und da stehen immer zwei oder drei oder

Vier, und alle wollen ihre Teile sofort haben, keiner will warten…. und dabei darf ich

Auch keinen Fehler machen. Für jedes falsche Teil muss ich einen Euro zahlen.


XVII.   Übersetzen Sie ins Deutsche!                       Im Supermarkt                                               (5)


  • Excuse me please! ♦  Yes, please.
  • Can you please help me? ♦  What are you looking for?
  • Where do I find the pizza? ♦  There at the back, next to the frozen foods.
  • Thank you! ♦  No mention please.
  • I would like a pound of lamb meat. ♦  Yes, may that be a little bit more?



St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 II Sem French Question Paper PDF Download


St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore

1st MIB Semester 2

End Semester Examination Mars 2011




Time: 2hrs                                                                                                                                           Max Marks: 70

I ECRIVEZ LES CONJUGAISONS (3 au choix)                                                                                                          (9)

  1. Se brosser – passé composé &  présent
  2. Boire – future simple & future proche
  3. Chanter – impératif & passe récent
  4. Venir- présent & présent continu

II ECRIVEZ LES PHRASES COMPLETES POUR SITUER CES ENDROITS (4 au choix)                                    (4)

  1. Votre maison
  2. SJCC
  3. L’Inde
  4. Le Japon
  5. Le Kashmir

III DITES QUEL TEMPS IL FAIT (4 au choix)                                                                                                              (4)

  1. Prends ton parapluie !
  2. Regardez ! C’est tout blanc
  3. Oh la la quelle chaleur !
  4. Si vous sortez, prenez un jacket !
  5. Ah non ! Mon chapeau !

IV INDIQUEZ LE SENS ET LES VERBES CORRESPONDANTES. (4 au choix)                                                   (4)


1 2 3 4 5


V REMPLISSEZ PAR LES EXPRESSIONS D’HEURE & DU RYTHME                                                                    (4)

  1. Excusez-moi,………………………… ? A. Il est midi et quart.
  2. Mademoiselle,………………………. ? A. Le train part dans dix minutes.
  3. Tu……………………………………………. ? A. Non, j’ai cours toute la journée.
  4. D’habitude je……………………………..mais ce …………………………………


VI COMPLETEZ AVEC LES ARTICLES PARTITIFS  (4 au choix)                                                                            (4)

En hiver,  le matin je bois ……..chocolat chaud, et je prends ……gâteaux. Mais en été, je préfère ……..salade  en entrée, ensuite un steak avec…….pommes de terre. Le dessert

c’est ……..crème sucré bien sure.



VII ECRIVEZ « A » OU « B » (1 au choix)                                                                                                                  (4)

A)  Indiquez les 12 parties du corps.


B) Indiquez 8 vêtements et accessoires   et descriptions physiques.


VIII DECRIVEZ CHAQUE ACTIVITE EN PHRASE COMPLETE (4 au choix)                                                       (4)

i ii iii iv v

IX   ECRIVEZ UNE LETTRE INFORMELLE DE 12 PHRASES  (1 au choix)                                                           (6)

  1. Ecrivez à un ami pour décrire le kashmir et le kanyakumari – le climat, la localisation, les caractéristiques, et les activités possibles.
  2. Ecrivez à un ami pour décrire la ville de Bangalore et la ville de Goa – la cuisine, les lieux touristiques, la population etcetera.


X  ECRIVEZ 12 PHRASES AU SUJET DE  (1 au choix)                                                                                             (6)

  1. Ce que vous avez fait pendant les vacances de noël.
  2. Ce que vous voulez faire dans l’avenir.
  3. Votre routine quotidienne.


XI  ECRIVEZ UN DIALOGUE 12 ECHANGES COMPLETES  (1 au choix)                                                           (6)

  1. Un journaliste de National Geographic vous interview sur votre fête préférée.

Les  rituels, les costumes, la cuisine, les participants.

  1. Votre ami(e) vous propose au téléphone, des projets de weekend.

Vous regardez votre calendrier et vous rappelez votre ami(e), mais sa mère répond.

  1. Vous décidez avec votre mère le menu du diner que vous organisez pour vos amis de MIB.


XII REPONDEZ AUX QUESTIONS SUR LA FRANCE (2 au choix)                                                                      (7)           1.Reliez ces icones aux fêtes françaises de la liste.

i ii iii iv v vi

Les pâques/Le St Valentin/Noel/Le jour de l’an/La fête nationale/Mardi gras

2 .Ecrivez une chanson française.  10 lignes.

  1. Ecrivez 2 phrases sur 4 personnages célèbres français.

XIII  LISEZ LE TEXTE ET REPONDEZ  AUX QUESTIONS                                                              (8)                    Peut-on encore Sauver les Ours polaires ?


L’ours polaire, Ursus maritimus, fait partie de la liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN (Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature). L’habitat des ours blancs est naturellement limité par l’étendue de la banquise et des plaques de glace dérivantes dont ils se servent comme plate-forme pour la chasse au phoque. La survie de l’ours polaire est donc menacée par le réchauffement climatique qui restreint leur habitat en faisant fondre la banquise. Certains scientifiques ont même prédit l’existence d’un point de basculement au-delà duquel la diminution de la banquise aurait des conséquences irréversibles pour la survie de l’ours.

Pourtant dans une étude parue dans la revue Nature, Steven Amstrup de l’US Geological Survey estime qu’il n’y a pas de point de bascule. Selon lui, la relation linéaire entre la température et la couverture des glaces de mer indique que la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre pourrait contribuer à limiter la fonte de la glace. L’ours polaire pourrait alors reconquérir des zones qu’il a aujourd’hui abandonnées. Dans la même revue, une autre étude avance que même si le réchauffement climatique demeure inchangé, ce qui semble se réaliser au moins sur le court terme, un mince oasis de glace devrait subsister pour les ours entre le Groenland et le Canada. Les ours polaires sont considérés par beaucoup comme des sentinelles de l’écosystème de l’Arctique. Toute modification de leur milieu préfigure des changements environnementaux plus globaux. Rétablir, par la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, une partie de leur habitat serait donc un signal positif pour l’ensemble de la planète.

J.I.                                                                                                    16/12/2010

  1. L’article est publié dans un magazine géographique/historique/scientifique.

Para 1

  1. La liste rouge donne le nom des animaux en plus grand danger de l’extinction. Vrai/faux
  2. Le phoque mange les ours polaires. vrai/faux
  3. Quand la planète devient plus chaude, les plateformes de glace se réduisent. Vrai/faux
  4. Quelle est le problème de l’ours polaire ?

Para 2

  1. Steven Amstrup dit que les émissions de gaz sont plus grandes aujourd’hui. Vrai/faux.
  2. Ce paragraphe donne des nouvelles positifs/négatifs pour l’avenir de l’ours polaire.
  3. Quelle est la solution pour le problème de la disparition des icebergs ?
  4. Le problème de l’ours polaire sera notre problème aussi. Vrai/faux.
  5. Pourquoi l’article appelle les ours polaire, « les sentinelles  de l’écosystème» ?


St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 II Sem Business Research Methodology Question Paper PDF Download



M.I.B – II Semester

Business Research Methodology

Duration: 3 Hours.                                                                                            Max Marks: 100

Section – A


  1. Answer ALL Questions. Each question carries 2 marks.                       (10 x 2 = 20)


  1. What is meant by the term diagnostic study?
  2. What is a multivariate analysis?
  3. What is meant by empirical science?
  4. Explain the term ‘gaps in research’.
  5. Write a note on extraneous variables.
  6. What is the importance of sociometry?
  7. What is meant by deductive method?
  8. What is standard error?
  9. How is Type 1 error committed?
  10. Write a short account on bibliography?


Section – B


  1. Answer any FOUR. Each question carries FIVE marks.                 (4 x 5 = 20)


  1. What are the objectives of research?
  2. What are the characteristics of a good research problem?
  3. State the essential characteristics of a useable hypothesis.
  4. What is a parametric test? Mention some important parametric tests.
  5. Why is sampling used in practice?
  6. The mean life of 100 fluorescent light tubes produced by a company is computed to

be 1570 hours with standard deviation of 120 hours. The company claims that the

average life of the tubes produced by the company is 1600 hours. Using the level

of significance of 0.05, is the  claim acceptable?


Section – C


III. Answer any THREE. Each question carries FIFTEEN marks.               ( 3×15 = 45)


  1. 17. What is research problem? Briefly explain the techniques involved in defining a problem?


  1. What are the different methods of data collection?


  1. Briefly explain the various statistical tools used for research?


  1. Explain the significance of a research report and narrate the various steps involved in writing and layout of a report?


  1. From the following data find out whether there is any relationship between sex and preference for colour.


Colour Male Female Total
Green 40 60 100
White 35 25 60
Yellow 25 15 40
  100 100 200

(Given for v = 2, X20.05 = 5.991)


Section – D

  1. Compulsory – Case Study ( 15 marks)


  1. 22. “Flashy Trendz” is a group of young prospective entrepreneurs who want to enter into ladies apparel marketing business in Bangalore. They are planning to open an exclusive show room in Brigade Road, Bangalore. Flashy Trendz thinks that selling designer dress is a good business proposal. According to them all the existing firms are selling branded products. Before making any further decisions they would like to have clear information regarding consumers opinion and requirements about the product.




  1. Imagining yourself as the CEO of Flashy Trendz, suggest what methods of data collection you will consider?             (10 marks)
  2. Prepare a model questionnaire that may be used for the survey. ( 5 marks)





St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.I.B. 2011 IV Sem Securities Analysis And Portfolio Management Question Paper PDF Download

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous)


End Semester Examination – April 2011

M.Com – IV Semester

Strategic Financial Management


Duration: 3 Hours                                                                                   Max. Marks: 100


Section – A


I)Answer TEN questions.  Each carries 2 marks.                                            (10×2=20)


  • What is a Strategy?
  • What is the meaning of Cost of Capital?
  • What is Demerger?
  • What is Ethical Brand Equity?
  • What is the meaning of Acquisition?
  • What is role of Executive Compensation under value Based Management?
  • What is the main objective of BCG Approach?
  • What is the meaning of Enterprise Governance?
  • What is the meaning of Indexed Stock options?
  • Differentiate between EPS & EBIT?
  • What is the importance of Market to Book Ratio?
  • Explain the acronym CFROI.


Section – B


II)Answer any FOUR questions.  Each carries 5 marks.                            (4×5=20)


  • Write a short note on Balanced Score Card.
  • Differentiate between MVA & EVA.
  • Explain the areas of Value thinking with reference to Mckinsey Approach.
  • What are the features of Strategic Financial Management?
  • What are the kinds of takeover?
  • What are the Ethical Dilemmas faced by a Strategic Financial Manager?


Section – C


III) Answer any THREE questions.  Each carries 15 marks.                      (3×15=45)


  • Briefly explain the interface of financial policy & strategic policy.
  • Explain the Concept involved in EBITDA.
  • What are the different approaches in calculation of Corporate Approach?
  • What are the factors affecting Dividend Policy?
  • What are the strategies used against anti-take over bids.



Section – D


  1. IV) Compulsory

question –  Case Study                                                            (15 marks)


  • Mergers and Acquisition – A Case Study and Analysis of HP-Compaq Merger


It all began in the year 1938 when two electrical engineering graduates from Stanford University called William Hewlett and David Packard started their business in a garage in Palo Alto. In a year’s time, the partnership called Hewlett-Packard was made and by the year 1947, HP was incorporated. The company has been prospering ever since as its profits grew from five and half million dollars in 1951 to about 3 billion dollars in 1981. Starting with manufacturing audio oscillators, the company made its first computer in the year 1966 and it was by 1972 that it introduced the concept of personal computing by a calculator first which was further advanced into a personal computer in the year 1980. The company is also known for the laser-printer which it introduced in the year 1985.



The company is better known as Compaq Computer Corporation. This was company that started itself as a personal computer company in the year 1982. It had the charm of being called the largest manufacturers of personal computing devices worldwide. The company was formed by two senior managers at Texas Instruments. The name of the company had come from-“Compatibility and Quality”. The company introduced its first computer in the year 1983 after at a price of 2995 dollars. In spite of being portable, the problem with the computer was that it seemed to be a suitcase. Nevertheless, there were huge commercial benefits from the computer as it sold more than 53,000 units in the first year with a revenue generation of 111 million dollars.


Reasons for the Merger


Carly Fiorina, who became the CEO of HP in the year 1999, had a key role to play in the merger that took place in 2001. She was the first woman to have taken over as CEO of such a big company and the first outsider too. She worked very efficiently as she travelled more than 250,000 miles in the first year as a CEO. Her basic aim was to modernize the culture of operation of HP. She laid great emphasis on the profitable sides of the business. This shows that she was very extravagant in her approach as a CEO. In spite of the growth in the market value of HP’s share from 54.43 to 74.48 dollars, the company was still inefficient. This was because it could not meet the targets due to a failure of both company and industry. HP was forced to cut down on jobs and also be eluded from the privilege of having Price Water House Cooper’s to take care of its audit. So, even the job of Fiorina was under threat. This meant that improvement in the internal strategies of the company was not going to be sufficient for the company’s success. Ultimately, the company had to certainly plan out something different. So, it


was decided that the company would be acquiring Compaq in a stock transaction whose net worth was 25 billion dollars. Initially, this merger was not planned. It started with a telephonic conversation between CEO HP, Fiorina and Chairman and CEO Compaq, Capellas. The idea behind the conversation was to discuss on a licensing agreement but it continued as a discussion on competitive strategy and finally a merger. It took two months for further studies and by September, 2001, the boards of the two companies approved of the merger. In spite of the decision coming from the CEO of HP, the merger was strongly opposed in the company. The two CEOs believed that the only way to fight the growing competition in terms of prices was to have a merger. But the investors and the other stakeholders thought that the company would never be able to have the loyalty of the Compaq customers, if products are sold with an HP logo on it. Other than this, there were questions on the synchronization of the organization’s members with each other. This was because of the change in the organization culture as well. Even though these were supposed to serious problems with respect to the merger, the CEO of HP, Fiorina justified the same with the fact that the merger would remove one serious competitor in the over-supplied PC market of those days. She said that the market share of the company is bound to increase with the merger and also the working unit would double.




Critically analyse the decision for merger in the above case and put forward your justifications.