UNIVERSITY

GRANTS COMMISSION NET ,BUREAU

Code No. : 08
Subject COMMERCE
SYLLABUS AND SAMPLE QUESTIONS
Note:

There will be two questtonpapersvPaper-Il and Paper-III (Part-A & B). Paper-II will cover 50 Objective Type Questions (Multiple choice, Matching TYPe, True/False, Assertton-Reasonmg type) carrying 100 marks. Paper-III will have two Parts-A and B; Paper-III (A) will have 10 short essay type questions (300 words) carrying 16 marks each. In it there will be one question with internal choice from each unit (i.e., 10 questions from 10 units; Total marks will be 160). Paper-III (B) will be compulsory andtherewtll be one question from each of the Electives. The candidate will atiemptonlyone question (one elective only in 800 words) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of Paper-III will be 200.
PAPER-II .andPAPER-UI(A) Unit-I

[CORE GROUP}

Business Environment Meaning and Elements of Business Environment Economic environment, Economic Policies. Economic Planning Legal environment of Business in India, Competition policy, Consumer protection, Environment protection Policy Environment : Ltberaltzatton, Prlvatisation and globahsation, Second generation reforms, Industrial policy and implementation. Industrial growth and structural changes
Unit-II

Financial & Management Accounting Basic Accounting concepts; Capital and Revenue. Financial statements Partnership Accounts : Admission, Retirement, Death, Dissolution and Cash Distribution

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Advanced Company Accounts : Issue, forfeiture, Purchase of Business, Liquidation. Valuation of shares, Amalgamation, Absorption and Reconstruction. Holding Company Accourits

Cost and Management Accounting: Ratio Analysis. Funds Flow Analysis. Cash Flow Analysis, Marginal costing and Break-even analysis, Standard costing. ~. Budgetary control, Costing for decision-making ..Responsibility accounting
Unit-III

Business Economics Nature and uses of Business Economtcs, Concept of Profit and Wealth maximization. Demand Analysis and Elasticity of Demand. Indifference Curve Analysis, LaW' Utility Analysis and Laws of Returns and Law of variable proportions Cost. Revenue, Price determination in different market situations : Perfect competition, Monopolistic competition. Monopoly. Price discrimination and Oligopoly, Pricing strategies
Unit-IV

Business Statistics & Data Processing Data types, Data collection and analysis. sampling. need, errors and methods of sampling, Normal distribution, Hypothesis testing, Analysis and Interpretation of Data Correlation and Regression, small sample teets=-t-test, F-test and chi-square test Data processing=Elements, applications Data entry, Data processing and Computer

Computer Application to Functional Areas-Accounting, Marketing
Unit-V

Inventory control,

Business Management Principles of Management Planning-Objectives. Strategies. Planning process. Decision-making structure, Formal and Informal organisations, Organising, Organisational Organisational culture Staffing

Leading : Motivation. Leadership, Committees, Communtcation Controlling Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

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Marketing Management The evolution of marketing, Concepts of marketing, Marketing mix, Marketing environment Consumer behaviour, Market segmentation Product decisions Pricing decisions Distribution decisions Promotion decisions Marketing planning, Organising and Control
Unit-Vll

Financial Management Capital Structure, Financial and Operating leverage Cost of capital. Capital budgeting Working capital management Dtvtdend Policy
Unit-VIIl

Human Resources Management Concepts. Role and Functions of Human Resource management Human Resource Planning. Recruitment and Selection Training and Development, Successton Planning Compensation: Wage and Salary Administration, Incentive and Fringe benefits. Morale and Productivity Performance Appraisal Industrial Relations in India, Health, Safety, Welfare and Social security, Workers' Participation in Management
Unit-IX

Banking and Financial Institution . Importance of Banking to Business, Types of Banks and Their Functions, Reserve Bank of India, NABARD and Rural Banking Banking Sector Reforms in India, NPA, Capital adequacy norms E-banking Development Banking : IDBI. IFCI, SFCs, UrI, SIDBI

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Unit-X

International

Business of international business, Balance of Payments World Bank

Theoretical foundations

International liquidity, International Economic Institutions-IMF, IFC, IDA, ADB World Trade Organisation-its functions and policies

Structure of India's foreign trade: Composition and direction, EXIM Bank. EXIM Policy of India, Regulation and promotion of Foreign Trade

PAPER-III

(B)

[ ELECTIVE / OPTIONAL] Elective--I : Accounting and Finance Accounting standards in India, Inflation Accounting, Accounting, Responsibility Accounting, Social Accounting Human Resource

Money and Capital market, Working of stock exchanges in India, NSE, OTCEI, NASDAQ, Derivatives and Options Regulatory Authorities ADRs : SEBI, Rating Agencies; New Instruments : GDRs,

Venture Capital Funds, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mutual Funds, Lease Financing, Factoring. Measurement of risk and returns securities and portfolios Computer Application in Accounting and Finance
Elective""7'"11: Marketing

Marketing Tasks, Concepts and Tools, Marketing Environment Consumer Behaviour and Market Segmentation Product decisions Pricing decisions Distribution decisions Promotion decisions Marketing Researchs On -line marketing Direct Marketing; Soctal.eethical and legal aspects of marketing in India

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Elective-III

: Human Resource Management

Concept; Role and Functions of. Human Resource Management Human Resource Planning, Job analysis, Job description and specifications, Use of Job analysis information, Recruitment and Selection Training and Development, Succession Planning Compensation : Wage and Salary benefits, Morale and ProductivftyAppraisal Performance Industrial Relations in India, Health. Safety. Welfare and Social Security, Workers participation in Management Elective-IV : International Business Corporations-MNCs Culture, administration. Incentives and Fringe

Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational MNCs and LDCs, Joint Ventures Regional Economic Integration: India and WTO, Intellectual Property Rights

SAARC, ASEAN, EC, NAFrA

Foreign Exchange-s-Exchange rate. Mechanism. Risk management, Transfer of international payments, Convertibility of Rupee, Current and Capital Accounts; Issues and Perceptions. Derivatives and Futures Foreign investment Institutions; in Indian Capital Market Elective-V Instruments: GDRs, ADRs, Flls-e-their role

: Income-tax Law and Tax Planning incomes.

Basic concepts. Residential status and tax incidence, exempted computation of taxable income under various heads Computation of taxable income of individuals and firms Deduction of tax. filing of returns. different types of assessment; penalties

Defaults. and

Tax planning: Concept, significance and problems of tax planning, Tax evasion and tax avoidance. methods of tax planning Tax considerations in specific business decisions, vtz., make or buy; own or lease. retain or replace; export or domestic sales; shut-down or closure; expand or contract; invest or disinvest Computer Application in Income tax and Tax planning

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SAMPLE QUESTIONS
PAPER-II 1. Under the National Equity Fund Scheme of SlOB!, the collateral insisted upon for soft loan is : (A) land (B) land and machine plant

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(D) customer satisfaction

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