St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.Com. 2011 IV Sem Project Appraisal And Finance Question Paper PDF Download

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous)

End Semester Examination – April 2011



Duration: 3 Hours                                                                                           Max. Marks: 100


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


  1. Why are capital expenditure often the most important decision taken by a Firm?
  2. Mention any four sources to identify Project ideas.
  3. What is Project rating Index?
  4. Mention any four factors leading to error & uncertainty.
  5. Mention the key steps in sample survey.
  6. Give any four Project Charts that are prepared for a Project.
  7. Why does money have a time value?
  8. List any four techniques of Risk Analysis.
  9. What is shadow Price of traded goods?
  10. What is PERT activity & event?



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


  1. Explain Porter Model as a tool for identifying investment opportunities.
  2. Explain various methods of Demand Forecasting.
  3. What is weighted average cost of capital? How do you compute this & what is its relevance?
  4. Bring out the difference between NPV & IRR as a technique of evaluating Capital budgeting decision.
  5. Explain Project Life Cycle.
  6. What are the problems faced as a Project Manager. How would you administer them?



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


  1. How would you evaluate Indian Venture Capital Industry.
  2. Explain in detail the Facets of Project Analysis.
  3. Explain the various components of Costs of a Project.
  4. Naveen Enterprises is considering a capital project about which the following innformation is available. The investment outlay on the project will be Rs. 100 million. This consists of Rs. 80 million on  plant and machinery and Rs. 20 million on net working capital. The outlay will be incurred at the beginning of the project.

The project will be financed with Rs. 45 million of equity capital, Rs. 5 million of preference capital, and Rs. 50 million of debt capital. Preference capital will carry a dividend rate of 15 percent; debt capital will carry an interest rate of 15 percent. The life of the project is expected to be 5 years. At the end of 5 years, fixed assets will fetch a net salvage value of Rs. 30 million whereas net working capital will be liquidated at its book value. The project is expected to increase the revenues of the firm by Rs. 120 million per year. The increase in costs on account of the project is expected to be Rs. 80 million per year. (This includes all items of cost other than depreciation, interest, and tax). The effective tax rate will be 30 per cent. Plant and machinery will be depreciated at the rate of 15 percent per year as per the written down value method. Hence, the depreciation charges will be:

First year                   :                      Rs. 12.00 million

Second year               :                      Rs. 10.20 million

Third year                 :                      Rs. 8.67 million

Fourth year               :                      Rs. 7.37 million

Fifth year                   :                      Rs. 6.26 million

Given the above details, Prepare the project cash flows.


  1. You have identified the following activities, events and their interdependence.


Activity           Predecessor            Successor             Estimated            Crash             Crash   

                                                                                    Time(weeks)        Time            Cost per week  

A (1-2) start d 4.0 3.2 Rs. 1,250
B (1-3) start c, e 3.0 2.5 2500
C (3-6) b h 6.5 5.3 3000
D (2-4) a f 3.5 3.0 2400
E (3-5) b g 4.2 3.5 1850
Fx (4-6) d h 0.0 —– —–
G (5-6) e h 3.3 3.0 1100
H (6-7) g finish 2.5 2.1 1700
















You are required to prepare a network daigram with time activities and events. Identify  different paths for the completion of the project. Identify  critical path . identify EST, EFT, LST,  LFT . Also calculate total slack and free slack.









  1. IV) Compulsory question.                                                                   (15 marks)


  1. Sona Limited is a leading manufacturer of automotive components. It supplies to the original equipment manufacturers as well as the replacement market. Its projects typically have a short life as it introduces new models periodically.


You have recently joined Sonal limited as a financial analyst reporting to Suresh Gopal, the CFO of the company.  He has provided you the following information about three projects, A, B and C that are being considered by Executive Committee of Sona Limited:  Project A is an extension of an existing line.  Its cash flow will decrease over time.  Project B involves a new product.  Building its market will take some time and hence its cash flow will increase over time.  Project C is concerned with sponsoring a pavilion at a Trade Fair.  It will entail a cost initially which will be followed by a huge benefit for one year.  However, in the year following that a substantial cost will be incurred to raze the pavilion.  The expected net cash flows of the three projects are as follows:

Year Project A Project B Project C
0 (5000) (5000) (5000)
1 3500 1000 15000
2 2500 3000 (10000)
3 1500 4000









Suresh Gopal believes that all the three projects have risk characteristics similar to the average risk of the firm and hence the film’s cost of capital, viz. 12 percent, will apply to them. You are asked to evaluate the projects.


  • What is payback period and discounted payback period? Find the payback periods and discounted payback periods of Projects A and B.


  • Calculate the NPVs of  projects A, B, and C.


  • Calculate the IRRs of  Projects A, B, and C.



St. Joseph’s College of Commerce M.Com. 2014 III Sem Project Appraisal And Finance Question Paper PDF Download





Duration: 3Hrs.                                                                                     Max. Marks: 80


Note – Your Answers should be brief & related to the Marks allotted

Practical reference to examples will be given due credit in Section B & C



  1. Answer any Four Questions in brief.                                ( 4×5=20)


  • What do you understand by Ring-fenced & non-recourse Funding ?
  • List out Five types of Projects & indicate the Parameters which determine the types.
  • List out any two types of Equity & Three types of Debt.
  • Briefly outline the possibility of Conflict between Sponsors & Financial Institutions.
  • List out any Five Risks which a Company has to face during Operations & Completion & indicate who are expected to bear them.
  • List out any Five Drawbacks of strictly following a Project Finance Structure.


Section – B

  1. Answer any THREE questions, with details of a Practical Project you are referring to:                                                                                         (3×10=30)


  • Choose a Project, list out any Ten Activities within Three Stages & present the same in the Form of a Responsibility Matrix.
  • Choose a Project, identify any Three External & Two Internal Risks & explain how these risks could be mitigated through proper Planning of Financing.
  • Explain with a table to highlight the possibility of Risk Contamination in a Project & how they can be handled by the Project Sponsors.
  • Choose a Project & explain with a Diagram either a BOT or a Contractual Project finance Structure.




Section –C


III. Case Study  – Compulsory question.                                        (30 marks)

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is planning to improve Five Medium-sized Airports in India and is considering the following Options:


  1. Entrusting the entire Project to a single Company.
  2. Identifying Five different Companies for the Five Airports.
  3. Identifying one Company for the Airports & another for the Infrastructure around & leading to the Airport.
  4. Identifying one Company each for the Terminal Buildings, Runways, ATC, Infrastructure etc.


Firstly, choose any one of the above as the best for this Project & briefly justify the same.


Secondly, analyse & recommend the best combination for Financing the Project through any Five of the following Concepts / Methods:.


  • Balancing between Off-take & Input Supply Contracts
  • Project Structure with an SPV as the Core
  • Combination of Project Finance & Corporate Finance
  • PPP
  • Risk Allocation with the help of a Diagram
  • Inclusion of O&M ( to secure Equity & maintain Continuity of revenue )
  • Approach IFC or World Bank ( Five benefits to be listed out )
  • Analysis of Return Variance Vs. Size of Project ( with the help of a Graph )



St. Joseph’s College of Commerce 2015 III Sem Project Appraisal And Finance Question Paper PDF Download

Duration: 2 Hours                                                                                              Max. Marks: 65
I. Answer any SEVEN questions.  Each carries 5 marks.                                    (7×5=35)
  1. What is an entry barrier? List five entry barriers that can prove to be a source of positive net present value.
  2. What is plant capacity? Explain feasible normal capacity and nominal maximum capacity
  3. Why does an organization need to do project planning? What are the important stages in the life cycle of a project?
  4. What are the characteristics of the projects that make them compliant to scheduling techniques such as PERT and CPM? Give at least 3 examples of different projects that can apply these techniques
  5. Explain full recourse structure and limited recourse structure
  6. What is SCBA analysis? What are the principal sources of discrepancy between social and monetary cost & benefit of the project?
  7. Explain the basic principles followed when estimating the cash flows of the project.
  8. What is an IRR of a project? Explain the problems with IRR.
  9. Prepare a loan amortization schedule for a bank loan of 700,000 borrowed at 10% for a period of 5 years. Present value of an annuity = A[{1-(1/1+r)n}/r]
  10. What are the different phases of capital budgeting process? Explain very briefly
II. Answer any TWO questions.  Each carries 15 marks.                                (2×15=30)


  11. Explain in detail the venture capital investment appraisal process and its management
  12. What is a capital structure? What are the key factors in determining the capital structure of a company?
  13. What is a Porter model which can help an organization understand and analyze the competition in an industry? Please explain each force in detail with a help of graphical representation
  14. How can managers mitigate risk in their businesses? Explain some of the risk reduction strategies