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1 Communication is complete only when the intended information reached the receiver. What are the various barriers to communication? How can you overcome them?

2 Discuss different types of communication network practiced in an organization.

3 A good structured report helps the management to take vital decisions in an organized manner. Describe the structure and the steps involved in writing a good report.

4 What groundwork does one need to do to make an effective presentation? How do verbal, vocal and visual components of communication impact a presentation?

5 Different purposes of reading require different methods of reading. Describe the various ways of reading. What are the techniques that you can use to improve your reading?

6 Why is employment communication a necessary weapon for employer? What should an applicant look for before he submits a resume to his prospective employer?


BBA 102

1 Define the term ‘Organisational Behaviour”. Explain the importance of Organizational Behaviour.

2 Explain the following:

a) Span of Control

b) Centralisation and Decentralisation

3 Define the term ‘Learning’. Explain any three theories of learning.

4 Define the term motivation. Explain Maslow’s need Hierarchy theory.

5 What is meant by conflict? Describe the sources of conflict?

6 Write short notes on the following:

a) Organization Culture

b) Conflict management




1 Economic policy refers to the monetary and fiscal policies that affect the growth rate of the economy. Discuss in detail these policies.


2 Differentiate between capitalist and socialist economies.


3 Discuss the Industrial laws applicable in India.


4 What is disinvestment? What is the difference between privatization and disinvestment? What are the objectives of disinvestment?


5 Describe the corporate social responsibility of business houses towards human resources with an example of an Indian Company.


6 Explain the Indian economy with reference to the service sectors like Education and Health care.


1 Statistics plays a vital role in almost every facet of human life. Discuss the characteristics of Statistics. What is the importance of statistics in business and management?


2 a. Differentiate between primary and secondary data

b. Explain the concept of correlation and regression.


3 Describe the meaning of Index numbers. Explain the different methods of construction of index numbers.



1 a. Determine the decimal equivalent of the given number (68.33)8

b. determine the decimal equivalent of the given number (115)16


2 Invite a set of friends for your wedding through email because you do not have enough of time to go and personally invite. How do you invite them with one personal mail?


3 a. What is a Macro?

b. How do you create Macro?





1 Briefly describes the different steps involved in a research process. What are the characteristics of good research.

2 a. Explain the different types of research designs.

b. Differentiate between Probability and Non-probability sampling methods

3 The important task ahead of the researcher is to document the entire work done in the form of a well-structured research report. Explain the report writing steps. What are the guidelines for writing the research report?




1 Give the meaning of the following:

(a) Business strategy

(b) Business Policy

(c) Strategic Analysis

(d) Strategic Planning


2 Define strategic management. What are the causes for failure of Strategic Management?


3 Write short notes on the following:

a) Core competencies and their importance

b) Strategic leadership.




1 Journalize the following transactions in the books of Balu.

2004                                                                                                    Rs.

Jan. 1        Commenced business                                      25,000

Jan. 2        Goods purchased for cash                               15,000

Jan. 3        Paid freight                                                              500

Jan. 7        Goods sold to Raj Kumar on credit                5,000

Jan. 8        Paid for stationery                                              2,000

Jan.10      Paid for Rent                                                          1,000

Jan.13      Cash received from Mohan Das                      15,400

Allowed him discount                                             600

Jan.15      Paid Premium                                                            4,000

Jan.20      Paid to postage                                                      1,000

Jan.25      Paid for salaries                                                        500

Jan.30      Commission received                                           1,000

Preparation of all the journal entries with the correct amount



2 Accountancy refers to a systematic knowledge of accounting. It explains ‘why to do’ and ‘how to do’ of various aspects of accounting. Explain the objectives of accounting and explain the categories of users.

3 What do you understand by good will? Explain the accounting treatment of goodwill at the time of admission. Give journal entry for the below problem:

T and S are partners in a firm sharing profit in the ratio 5:3. They admitted G as a new partner for 1/4th share in the profit. G brings Rs.45,000 for her share of goodwill and Rs.1,20,000 for capital. They have withdrawn the goodwill from the firm. Make journal entries in the books of the firm after the admission of G. The new profit sharing ratio will be 2:1:1.

Meaning of good will with the formula

Accounting treatment of good will at the time of admission

Journal entry in the books of T,S and G


4 Differentiate between trade discount and cash discount.

Enter the following transactions in Sadhana’s simple cash book.

2010 April 1st April Balance of cash in hand Rs.1500

8th April Purchased goods for cash from X for Rs.320

15th April Sold goods for Rs. 480 to Y for cash

20th April Received commission Rs.65

22nd April Paid Commission Rs.55

28th April Paid to Reena on account Rs.715

30th April Paid salary to the office clerk Rs.100 and office rent Rs.60


5 Final Accounts are prepared at the end of accounting year with various adjustments. Explain the features and objectives of final accounts.


6. Prepare Trading and Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet from the following particulars as at 31st March 2012.

Particulars Dr. (Rs) Cr. (Rs)
Capital / Drawings 1,400 10,000
Cash in hand 1,500
Bank overdraft @ 5% 2,000
Purchase and Sales 12,000 15,000
Returns 1,000 2,000
Establishments charges 2,500
Taxes and Insurance 500
Provision for Doubtful Debts 1,000
Bad Debts 500
Sundry Debtors and Creditors 5,000 1,850
Commission 500
Investments 4,000
Stock on 1 April 2010 3,000
Furniture 600
Bills Receivable & Bills payable 3,000 2,500
Collected Sales Tax 150
Total 35,000 35,000

Further, you are required to take into consideration the following information:

a) Salary Rs.100 and taxes Rs.400 are outstanding but insurance Rs.50 prepaid

b) Commission amounting to Rs.100 has been received in advance for work to be done next year.

c) Interest accrued on investments Rs.210

d) Provision for doubtful Debts is to be maintained at 20%

e) Depreciation on furniture is to be charged at 10% p.a.

f) Stock on 31st March 2012 was valued at Rs.4,500

g) A fire occurred on 25th March 2012 in the godown and stock of the value of Rs.1,000 was destroyed. It was fully insured and the insurance company admitted the claim in full.

[Calculation of Trading and P/L a/c-5

Preparation of balance sheet-5]


BBA 204- Marketing Management


1 Explain the personal, socio-cultural, Psychological determinants of consumer behaviour.


2 Describe the methods of environmental analysis-SWOT, PEST.


3 The brand is the symbol of the product’s personality. It is developed though diligent market research and is based on the customer’s needs and wants. Explain the various steps which are undertaken in the formation of a brand with examples.


4 Define Product mix. Explain the factors determine the decisions of the Product mix.


5 Define Green Marketing. What are the reasons for which companies adopt green marketing?


6 Discuss the characteristics of services (any three) and the important strategies which help in marketing of services.




1 Define MIS. Describe the characteristics and functions of MIS.


2 What do you mean by ERP? Describe the situations before and after the existence of ERP. Explain the challenges involved in ERP


3 Explain the applications and systems used in E-communication.


4 There is an information explosion in today’s society. There are lot of advantages of DBMS like proper maintenance of the data and maintaining security. Explain the process of data transition using diagram and an example of your own.


5. There are two investment plans in the market whose details are given below based on which you need to decide which investment plan you need to select. Suggest which investment plan you prefer and why?


Part A

Part B

Investment in Rs. Million



Savings/ gain per year in Rs. Million



No. of years savings or gain would occur



Discount Rate




6 Write short notes on the following:

a) Transaction Processing System (TPS)

b) Knowledge Based System (KBS)



BBA301 – Legal and Regulatory Framework

Q1. Explain the clause related to the acceptance of proposal and the mandatory conditions attached with it.
Q2. What are the different ways in which an agency may be formed?
Q3. “A bill may be dishonoured by non-acceptance or by non-payment”. Explain
Q4. Decisions of the members at general meetings are expressed by way of resolutions. What do you understand by the term resolution here? Explain it with its kinds.
Q5. FEMA clearly defines the acts that can be termed as offences under its purview. What are these malpractices which are covered under FEMA act?
Q6. Write short notes on: a) Copyright b) Electronic Governance

BBA302- Human Resource Management

Q1. Define Human Resource Management. Explain the functions of Human Resource Management.
Q2. What do you mean by Personnel Management? List and explain the differences between Personnel Management and HRM.
Q3. What do you mean by Recruitment? Explain the factors affecting Recruitment.
Q4. Describe the various strategies to improve Employee Relations
Q5. Discuss the objectives of Training. Explain the methods of On the Job Training.
Q6. Write a short note on the following: a)Employee Counselling b)Selection

BBA303 – Quality Management

Q1. Mention some of the definitions of quality. Explain the dimensions of quality. What is meant by quality assurance?
Q2. Explain the following: a) Kaizen b) Benchmarking and its importance
Q3. (a) Describe the contribution of Edwards Deming to Quality management. (b) Differentiate between Mission and Vision Statements.
Q4. What is meant by Customer Focus? Describe in brief the concept of Customer satisfaction and Customer delight.
Q5. Write Short notes on the following: a) Cost of Quality b) Productivity
Q6. Define Quality Management System. Explain Quality Management Principles.

BBA304 – Advertising and sales

Q1. Define advertising and discuss the various functions of advertising.
Q2. Explain the consumer buying decision process.
Q3. Observe any newspaper advertisement of any consumer durable company. What is the target audience and what are benefits of choosing newspaper for advertisement.
Q4. What is media planning and what are the steps in media planning process?
Q5. What do you understand by Public relations? What is the difference between PR and advertising?
Q6. Write short notes on: a) Sales quota b)sales force


BBA401 – E-Commerce

Q1. a. Amazon is the world’s online marketplace® for all the books, enabling trade on a local, national and international basis. With a diverse and passionate community of individuals and small businesses, Amazon offers an online platform where millions of items are traded each day. Mention and explain the various opportunities offered by ecommerce for businesses. b. What are the advantages and disadvantages of eCommerce?
Q2. a. The TCP/IP reference model is the network model used in the current Internet architecture. This model is derived from the OSI model and they are relatively same in nature. Explain the different characteristics of Gateways in the TCP/IP reference model with a neat diagram b. Write short note on Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) with example
Q3. Hanson websites are built to work for your business and are built on the concept of intelligent website. An intelligent website is more than just a brochure on the web. It allows you to edit the website yourself through a Content Management System (CMS). What is the need for an intelligent website?
Q4. When a data is sent across the network it is encrypted and arranged in a way that even if there is a diversion in the flow of data should not leak the data. At the reception it is decrypted and actual data is obtained. Explain the different methods of encryption technique.
Q5. Explain the different categories of electronic payment system in detail
Q6. We know that there are various internet services which help us to make the use of network efficiently. Being a regular user of the various services without probably knowing the technical aspects explain those services in details with an example.


BBA402 – Management Accounting


Q1. Budgetary control is a strong business tool that helps companies maximize profits. Explain the advantages of budgetary control.
Q2. The success of a business enterprise depends to a great extent on how efficiently and effectively it can control costs. Give the meaning of standard costing. Describe estimated cost and standard cost.
Q3. Marginal costing plays a major role in making certain decisions. It provides information to management regarding the behavior of costs and the incidence of such costs on the profitability of an undertaking. Please explain the advantages of marginal costing.
Q4. Variance analysis is a tool for measuring performance and depends on the principle of management by exception. Explain the uses of variance. From the following information, calculate sales margin price variance and sales margin volume variance.
Budgeted Sales Actual Sales Product Qty. Sales price per unit Std. cost | Product Qty. Sales price per unit (units) Rs. per unit (units) Rs. Rs. A 600 20 12 A 800 24 B 400 15 9 B 600 12 1,000 1,400
Q5. Explain the determinants of working capital requirements.
Q6. From the following information prepare (i) a statement of sources and uses of funds and (ii) a schedule of changes in working capital for M/s. Eshwari & co. Balance sheets as on 31stMarch 2010 and 2011 are:


Liabilities 2010(Rs.) 2011(Rs.) Assets 2010(Rs.) 2011(Rs.)
Equity share Capital 50,000 62,500 Good will 15,000 12,500
Redeemable Preference share 25,000 20,000 Land & Building 37,500 55,000
General Reserve 7,500 8,750 Debtors 22,500 25,000
Profit & Loss A/c. 6,250 8,750 Bills Receivables 8750 1,250
Creditors 15,000 20,000 Stock 18,750 20,000
Bills Payable 5,000 2,500 Cash 6,250 8,750
1,08,750 1,22,500 1,08,750 1,22,500


Additional Information
(i) Depreciation of Rs. 2,500 charged on Land & Buildings
(ii) Building amounting to Rs. 5,000 was sold for Rs. 4,700.


BBA 403 – International marketing


Q1. Explain the meaning and benefits of international marketing. Compare it with domestic marketing.
Q2. Discuss the indicators of economic condition of a country.
Q3. Culture is an invisible barrier to international trade. Discuss.
Q4. Discuss the 4 Ps of global e marketing.
Q5. What was the mode of entry adopted by Sony Ericsson? Discuss the various modes of entry in international business.
Q6.Write short notes on: a) Advantages and disadvantages of exporting b) International Advertising


BBA404 – Small Business Management


Q1. Define small business and explain its characteristics. What are the common problems affecting small businesses?
Q2. Explain the following a) Porter’s five forces model. b) SWOT analysis
Q3. Explain various sources of Working Capital.


BBA405 – Retail Management

Q1. Explain different types of Retail formats and types
Q2. Explain retail marketing mix.
Q3. What are the elements of store design? Explain each in detail.




1 Write short notes on:

  • Production process
  • Factors affecting operations management
  • Basic ingredients of strategic plans (elements of operations strategy)
  • Grass roots method of forecasting

2 What are the characteristics of a good design?

3 Elaborate on the Continuous Production System (CPS)

4 Write short notes on:

  • Various methods of purchasing
  • Supply Alliance
  • Human Resource Planning (HRP)
  • Matrix project

5 List the general principles of layout planning. List the objectives of maintenance management

6 What are the major costs of quality? List the characteristics of quality



1 Explain the functions of finance. Explain about the role of a finance manager and funds allocation

2 Write short notes on:

a) Operating Budgets

b) Financial Budgets

c) Capital Budgets

3 Explain on cost of capital and cost of preference capital.

4 Solve the given problem below:

Sales 25,00,000 ; Variable cost 15,00,000 ; Fixed cost 5,00,000 (including interest on 10,00,000). Calculate degree of financial leverage.

Determine the operating leverage :

Determine the degree of operating leverage from the following data:

S Ltd R Ltd

Sales 25,00,000 30,00,000

Fixed costs 7,50,000 15,00,000

Variable expenses 50% of sales for firm S 25% for firm R.

Calculation of financial leverage

Calculation of operating leverage

5 Explain the capital budgeting process. Why is Net Present Value (NPV) important?

6 Write about cash planning and explain about cash forecasting and budgeting.



1 List any 6 theories of economic development. Explain in brief any two of them.

2 Discuss the role of agriculture and industry in growth and economic development of India.

3 Explain the objectives of economic planning in India

4 Discuss the indicators in order to explain the role of public sector in Indian Economy.

5 Discuss any five components of price policy for growth.

6 Write short notes on:

a. Land reforms

b. RBI



1 Write about capital receipts vs revenue receipts and capital expenses vs revenue expenses.

2 Write about the basis of charge and chargeability of salary.

From the following details in respect of Mr. Rahul, calculate the income chargeable under the head income from salaries.

Basic salary 3,40,000

Dearness allowance 1,60,000

House rent allowance 1,48,000

City compensatory allowance (per month) 34,000

Profession tax deducted from salary 6,000

The following additional information is provided:

(a) Mr Rahul was provided various taxable perquisites which were valued at 24,000.

(b) Mr Rahul was provided a car exclusively for travel between his residence and office. He lives in a house owned by him.

Explanation of salary chargeable to tax

Calculation of income under the head salary

3 Give an overview of service tax. Explain the significance and need for service tax.



1 Define the term ‘Entrepreneurship’. Explain the importance of entrepreneurship.

2 What are the sources of opportunities for an entrepreneur? Discuss the methods of generating ideas.

3 Write short notes on the following:

a) Types of ownership securities

b) Choosing the Legal Form of New Venture



1 Explain the positive and negative impact of Technology on Business and society.

2 What is technology acquisition? Explain the two methods of technology acquisition.

3 List and describe the different characteristics of the various stages in life cycle of technology.

4. a. List the different qualitative technology transfer models

b. explain The Schile, Radnor, and Wad model in details

c. draw process model for problem solver model

5. a. list the guidelines on the scope of EIA

b. What are the various issues in the preparation of EIA Report?

6. Identify and explain the tools that have been developed on the basis of specific functions involved in an organization

BBA602 –Management Development and Skills

1 What do you mean by Planning? Discuss the advantages of Planning.

2 Discuss the John Fisher’s Model of Personal Change

Explain the entire John Fisher’s Model Of Personal Change

3 Explain the concept of Time Management. Discuss the steps involved in Time Management

4 Suppose you have joined as a Manager in an organization and you are asked to negotiate on a particular issue. What according to you are the principles of Negotiation? Explain the steps in the process of negotiation.

State the twelve basic principles of negotiation

Explain the steps involved in a negotiation process

5 Discuss the qualities required to become an effective leader.

6 Write a short note on the following:

a) Risk Analysis

b) Impact Analysis


1 Explain the main functions of banks. Write down the lending activities and lending policies of bank.

2 Write the objectives of global financial regulation. Explain the key features of Basel III and its impact.

3 Explain the role of government in financing international trade.

4 There are different determinants in exchange rates. Explain all the determinants of exchange rates.

5 Explain the Balance of Payment(BOP) accounting with sources and uses of funds with examples. How is accounting equilibrium different from accounting disequilibrium?

6 Explain the challenges and emerging trends of international finance.


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