Sample Questions For CFP ^{C}^{M} Certification Education Program
(Module I, II, III, IV, V)
Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), India 312, Turf Estate, Off Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai . 400011
MODULE I: Introduction to Financial Planning
Questions
1. 
The new Senior Citizenís Savings Bond Scheme offers 
% Interest. 
(1 Mark) 
a. 
8.5 

b. 
9 

c. 
9.25 

d. 
8.75 

2. 
The maximum amount that can be invested in Public Provident Fund is Rs 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
70000 

b. 
60000 

c. 
80000 

d. 
90000 

3. 
is regulated by the Reserve bank of India. 

A. Bank Deposit Rates; B. Bank Lending Rates; C. Certificate of Deposit Rates 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
A 

b. 
B 

c. 
C 

d. 
None 

4. 
The investment objective of equity funds usually is 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Long Term Capital Appreciation 

b. 
Safety of Principal 

c. 
Regular Income 

d. 
Capital Appreciation and Regular Income 

5. 
is / are governed by SEBI. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Mutual Funds 

b. 
Stock Brokers 

c. 
Portfolio Managers 

d. 
All of the above 

6. 
A person can be qualified as an Associate Financial Planner after he/she passes modules of 
the CFP Certification Course. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
6 

b. 
2 

c. 
3 

d. 
5 

7. 
The first step of the financial planning process is 
(1 Mark) 
a. 
Evaluating the various Alternatives 

b. 
Data gathering and goal setting 

c. 
Establishing the Client Planner relationship 

d. 
Plan Review 
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8.
How many years will it take for a sum of Rs.10000 to double if the rate of return is 9% p.a.? (2 Marks)
a. 9.5
b. 8.5
c. 10
d. 
9 

e. 
8 

9. 
If the post tax rate of return on an investment is 8% and the inflation rate is 5% the real rate of 

return is (2 Marks) 
a. 3.5%
b. 3.0%
c. 2.86%
d. 3.0%
e. 2.74
10. Seema and Arun are coapplicants of a mortgaged house. They are on the verge of a divorce. The
(2 Marks)
Housing Finance Company will
a. not interfere as long as the EMIs are being paid on time
b. repossess the house after divorce
c. insist on the house being transferred to one of them
d. mediate reconciliation between the couple.
e. Increase the interest rate in order to compensate for the increased risk
11. Domestic GOI bond holders (holding them up to Maturity) have to deal with
risk.
(2 Marks) 

a. 
Volatility 

b. 
Default 

c. Inflation 

d. Price 

e. Currency 

12. 
Refinancing is 
(2 Marks) 

a. Borrowing at lower cost in order to pay off higher cost debt 

b. Repaying debt by selling off assets 

c. Lending at a higher rate of interest 

d. Scrutinizing your receivables 

e. None of the above 

13. 
Asset Allocation is not a text book Asset Allocation Model. 
(2 Marks) 
a. Tactical
b. Discretionary
c. Strategic
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
14. Jack and Jill approach you to be their Financial Planner their funds are limited and their needs
are many.
Some of their needs are: a) To start an investment plan for funding their child.s education; b) To set up a Testamentary Trust for their child; c) To set up a contingency fund amounting to 3 months of living
expenses
d) To start saving for retirement; e) To purchase life and health insurance.
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Arrange these needs in the descending order of priority.
a. c e a d b
b. d e b c a
c. b d e a c
d. b e a c d
(2 Marks)
15. For a nominal interest rate of 6% payable monthly, quarterly, and semiannually, the effective
(2 Marks)
rates
respectively would be
a. 6.04, 6.02, 6.01
b. 6.16, 6.13, 6.09
c. 6.10, 6.07, 6.03
d. 6.11, 6.08, 6.06
16. A 10 year 9 % Bond (Face Value of Rs.100, interest payable annually) maturing 3 years from today
is available at a YTM of 5.8%. Therefore the current price is
(2 Marks)
a. 102.50
b. 104.09
c. 108.69
d. 110.78
17. Sanjeev invests Rs.5000 in a Bank Deposit today @ 8% p.a compounded monthly. He hopes that
this investment will enable him to fund his college education (estimated to cost Rs.9000), which commences after 4years. What will be the value of this investment in four years? (4 Marks)
a. 6802
b. 6870
c. 6878
d. 6925
18. Sudha invests Rs.5000 per year (at the beginning of each year) for 5 years @ 5% p.a. in a bank
deposit. She then withdraws the accumulated sum over a period of 3 equal annual installments. What is the value of the deposit at the end of 5 years and the quantum of withdrawal each year? (4 Marks)
a. 28505, 9954
b. 29010, 10656
c. 29568, 11054
d. 28804, 10042
19. Amar wants to purchase Car 5 years from now. His investments are currently worth Rs.50, 000/
and he intends to contribute Rs.10, 000/ at the beginning of every six months period to fund his purchase. Assuming that the annual investment rate of return is 8% compounded semi annually, what will be the value of the investment in five years time? (4 Marks)
a. 1,98,875
b. 1,95,555
c. 1,97,240
20. Neeta wants to accumulate Rs.1, 50,000 in three years time for a onemonth trip to the USA.
Assuming she can get an 8% annual return on her investments, compounded quarterly, how much
must she invest today in order to achieve her goal?
(4 Marks)
a. 117591
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b. 119487
c. 118274
21. John has estimated that the following will be his outgoings over the next few years:
End of 
Cash 
Year 
Outflow 
1st 
Rs.10000 
2nd 
Rs.15000 
3rd 
Rs.12000 
4th 
Rs.13500 
5th 
Rs.11000 
If John wants to cater to these cash outflows, how much should he have today, assuming an annual rate
(4 Marks)
of return of 5%?
a. 54126
b. 53220
c. 52483
d. 50483
22. Mr. John has purchased 100 convertible debentures of Essar Oil on 1/1/94 at Rs.500 each. 40% of
the value of the debentures is convertible into one share of Rs.50 each after seven years. Mr. John exercised his option on 1/4/2001 and received 100 shares. Compute the cost of acquisition of these
shares.
(4 Marks)
a. 200
b. 205
c. 195
d. 185
23. Mohan invested Rs. 420000 for 7 years @ 7% where it was compounded annually for the first
5years and quarterly for the last 2 years. What did he receive on maturity? (4 Marks)
a. 676774
b. 776774
c. 931095
d. 609870
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SOLUTIONS
1.
b.
9
2.
3.
a.
d.
70000
None
4. Long Term Capital Appreciation
a.
5. d. 
All of the above 
6. b. 
2 
7. Establishing the Client Planner relationship
c.
8. e.
8
Working Note: Use Rule of 72 i.e. r = 72/n
9. c.
2.86%
Therefore, n = 8 years
Working Note: Inflation adjusted return: (1+r/1+i). 1; Therefore, (1+0.08/1+0.05). 1 =2.86%
10. Not interfere as long as the EMIs are being paid on time
a.
11. c.
Inflation
12. Borrowing at lower cost in order to pay off higher cost debt
a.
13. b. 
Discretionary 
14. a. 
c e a d b 
15. b. 
6.16, 6.13, 6.09 
Working Note: Use. Future Value. Function to get the rates. For monthly compounding: If PV=Re.1 i=6%/12 n = 1*12 Therefore FV = 1.0616 and therefore rate = 6.16%. Similar calculations for quarterly and semi annual compounding.
16. c. 108.69
Working Note: Use YTM Function to get the price.
17. c. 6878
Working Note: Use Future Value Function where PV = Rs.5000; r = 8%/12; n = 48; Therefore, FV=Rs. 6878/
18. b. 29010, 10656
Working Note: Use Future Value function to get the value of deposit at the end of 5 years. PMT = Rs.5000 i= 5% n = 5 years Future
Value = Rs.29010. Then Use PMT Function to find the annual withdrawal where PV = Rs.29010 r = 5% n = 3 therefore PMT = Rs.
10656.
19. a. 1,98,875
Working Note: PV = Rs.50, 000 Rate of Return = 8%/2 = 4%; No. Of compounding periods = 10; Type of Annuity: Immediate; Annuity Amount = Rs.10, 000;Therefore the Future Value at the end of five years = Rs.1, 98,875
20. c. 118274
Working Note: PV = To be found Rate of Return = 8%/4 = 2%; No. of compounding periods = 12; Future Value at the end of three years
= Rs.1, 50,000/; Therefore the amount to be invested today is Rs. 118273.98
21. b. 53220
Family expenses after death of Mr. Joshi will be 3 Lakh (4 Lakh at present less 1 Lakh of Mr. Joshiís personal expenses) for 40 years. At 3% discount the present value of 3 Lakh for the next 40 years is 69.35 Lakh. Current investment is 20 Lakh + funeral cost will be 1 Lakh. So Mr. Joshiís insurance will be (69.35 ñ20+1) = 50.35 Lakh
22. a. 200
Working Note: Initial Cost: Rs.50000. 40% thereof = Rs.20000. Mr. John gets 100 shares on conversion; Therefore cost per share =
Rs.200.
23. a. 676774
Working Note: Use FV Function; Stage I: PV = 589072; I = (7/100)/4; n = 8 quarters; Therefore FV = Rs. 676774
420000; r = 7%; n = 5 years; Therefore FV= Rs. 589072; Stage II: PV =
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Module II: Risk Management & Insurance Planning
Questions
1. 
The process of due diligence conducted by an insurance agent is known as 
(1 Mark) 
a. 
Underwriting 

b. 
Investigation 

c. 
Inspection 

d. 
Site check 

2. 
Which type of insurance is not easily available in India? 
(1 Mark) 
a. 
Officers Liability 

b. 
Disability Income Protection 

c. 
Health 

d. 
Life 

3. 
Insurable Interest can exist between a Member of Parliament and his (unrelated) party workers. 
(1 Mark)
a. 
True 

b. 
False 

c. 
Data insufficient 

4. 
A person over the age of 60 generally requires 
Insurance more urgently. 
(1 Mark) 
a. 
Life 

b. 
Professional Indemnity 

c. 
Long term Care 

5. Insurance brokers are governed by 
(1 Mark) 
a. 
IRDA 

b. 
SEBI 

c. 
Both IRDA & SEBI 

6. 
As per IRDA Regulations, a reinsurance broker must have a minimum paidup capital of INR 

lakhs. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
250 

b. 
200 

c. 
50 

7. 
Third Party Administrators directly reimburse the Policyholders for any expenses incurred. (1 Marks) 

a. 
True 

b. 
False 

c. 
Data Insufficient 

8. 
A young unmarried individual (aged 2023 years) with no dependents should ideally opt for the 
following insurance first.
a. Property
b. Life
c. Health
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(1 Mark)
9. As per IRDA, the incontestable clause comes into effect after 
years. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
2 

b. 
3 

c. 
4 

d. 
5 

10. 
Householders cover does not include damage/loss to 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Building 

b. 
Home Contents 

c. Burglary 

d. Jewelry 

11. 
An insurance contract is an aleatory contract. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
True 

b. 
False 

12. 
insurance 
is a Tariff Product. 
(1 Mark) 
a. Life
b. Health
c. Motor
13. An Insurance Agent must disclose his/her commission to the client in an upfront manner.
(1 Mark)
a. True
b. False
14. 
Insurance Contracts adhere to Principles laid down in the 
(1 Mark) 

a. Contract Act 

b. Securities Contracts Regulation Act 

c. IRDA Act 

15. 
The application of the law of Contract does not apply to 
contracts. 

A. Insurance; B. Stock market; C. Property Deals 
(2 Marks) 

a. 
A 

b. 
B 

c. C 

d. None of them 

16. 
Insurance can be contracts. 

A. Benefit; B. Indemnity; C. Negotiated 
(2 Marks) 
a. Either B or C
b. Only A
c. Only B
17. Ram insures his home worth Rs.50 lakhs for Rs.30 lakhs. The house is destroyed in a fire and he
suffers losses worth Rs. 20 lakhs. How much will he receive from the Insurance Company?
(2 Marks)
a. 20 lakhs
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b. 16 lakhs
c. 12 lakhs
18. Abraham, 30 years and married, works for a firm, which provides him with medical cover. He
already has his own home and savings of Rs.42 lakhs, which are well invested. In the next twenty years he will be able to save up enough to fund his retirement and his childrenís education. Which of the following might be the most important insurance for him? (2 Marks)
a. Medical Cover
b. Temporary Total Disablement Cover
c. Property Insurance
d. Life Cover
19. The following is not a principle essential for a valid contract:
A. Offer and acceptance
B. Consideration
C. Coerced consents are acceptable. 
(2 Marks) 

a. Only B 

b. 
A & C 

c. 
Only C 

20. 
Whenever an insurer partly reinsures the risk with a reinsurer, it is a case of; 

A. Risk Retention 

B. Risk Transfer 

C. Risk Avoidance 
(2 Marks) 
a. A & B
b. A
c. B
d. B & C
21. Two ways of assessing life insurance needs is a needbased approach and the other is the income
replacement method. What in your judgment would be the life cover required for Mr. Joshi on the basis of each of the two approaches. Mr. Joshi is the sole income earner in the family. Mrs. Joshi is a homemaker. They are aged 40 and 36 respectively. Life expectancy for both of them is another 40
years. They have no children. Other information you have is: Current investment port folio  Rs.20 lakh; Estimated final Expenses  Rs. 1 lakh.; Present annual expensesRs. 4 lakh (including a lakh
of Mr. Joshi 's personal expenses) ; Mr. Joshi 's posttax income in handRs.3.5 lakh.; Assume a post
tax, post inflation return/discounting factor of 3% Need Based method.
Calculate the insurance requirement under the (4 Marks)
a. Rs.46.50 lakhs
b. Rs.75.10 lakhs
c. Rs.69.50 lakhs
d. Rs.50.35 lakhs
22. A group of 50000 persons each aged 35 years wishes to apply for Term Insurance for a one year
period for a sum of Rs.2 lakhs. If the mortality tables show that out of 50 lakh people 30000 die within
a year, find the premium to be paid by each of the 50000 applicants.
(4 Marks)
a. 1250
b. 1300
c. 1350
d. 1200
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Solutions
1. a. Underwriting
2. b. Disability Income Protection
3. b. False
4.
c.
Long term Care
5. a. IRDA
6. b. 200
7. b. False
8. c. Health
9. a.
2
10. a. Building
11. a. True
12. c. Motor
13. b. False
14. a. Contract Act
15. d. None of them
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
a.
Either B or C
c. 12 lakhs
d. Life Cover
c. C only
a.
A & B
21. d. Rs.15.4 lakhs
Working Note: Family.s expenses after death of Mr.Joshi will fall to Rs.3 lakh (4 Lakh at present less 1 Lakh of Mr. Joshiís personal expenses) for 40 years. At 3% discount the present value of 3 Lakh for his next 40 years is 69.35 Lakh. Current investment is 20 Lakh + funeral cost will be 1 Lakh. Mr. Joshiís Insurance will be (69.35 ñ20 + 1) = 50.35 Lakh.
22. d. 1200
Working Note: Mortality rate = 30000/5000000 = 0.06; No. of persons in the group who are likely to die in a year = 50000*0.06 = 300;
the total amount of claim payable 200000*300 = 6000000; Premium per person = 6000000/50000 = Rs.1200.
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MODULE III: Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits
Questions
1. 
Employees Provident Fund is applicable to firms employing over employees. (1 Mark) 

a. 
20 

b. 
15 

c. 
10 

d. 
25 

2. 
An employee can contribute beyond 
of his salary his salary towards EPF but he will get 
tax benefits u/s 80 C only up to Mark) 
(1 

a. 
11.33, 11.33 

b. 
10, 10 

c. 
12, 12 

d. 
8.33, 8.33 

3. 
Pension plans eligible for benefit u/s 80 C have a taxfree commutation option up to 
of 

the eligible corpus as at the vesting date. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
30 

b. 
33 

c. 
25 

d. 
35 

4. 
Contributions to an Unrecognized Provident Fund will result in: 

A. 
Taxing of Interest Income earned by the employee on employer contributions 

B. 
Employer cannot treat the PF Contribution as a deductible business expense. 

C. 
No Rebate u/s 80 C to the employee 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
A & C 

b. 
A 

c. 
B 

d. 
B & C 

5. 
% of Gratuity received on retirement by a Central Government employee is taxable. (1 Mark) 

a. 
Ten 

b. 
Nil 

c. 
TwentyFive 

d. 
Twenty 

e. 
ThirtyThree 

6. 
Gratuity is categorized as a 
Plan. 
(1 Mark) 
a. 
Defined Benefit 

b. 
Defined Contribution 

c. 
Combination of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution 

7. 
Pensions received from an employer are classified under 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Income from other sources 
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b. 
Profits in Lieu of salary 

c. 
Income from Salaries 

8. 
While 
determining 
the 
taxability 
of 
Gratuity, 
the 
term 
Salary 
usually 
includes 
(1 Mark) 

a. Basic + House Rent Allowance 

b. Basic + Dearness Allowance 

c. Basic + Uniform Allowance 

9. Leave Salary received during the tenure of employment is 
(1 Mark) 

a. Fully exempt 

b. Exempt up to a certain ceiling 

c. Fully taxable 

10. 
Real returns is defined as 
(1 Mark) 

a. Nominal returns adjusted for inflation. 

b. Nominal returns adjusted for time value of money. 

11. 
In an inflationary period which of the following statement holds true: 
(1 Mark) 
a. Nominal interest rates are lower than real interest rates.
b. Nominal interest rates are higher than real interest rates.
c. Nominal interest rates are equal to real interest rates.
12. Vinay has been an employee of a public sector undertaking for the past 15 (completed) years and is
retiring on 1st December next year. His firm is not covered under the provisions of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. Amit's employer has agreed to pay him a gratuity amount of Rs. 5,00,000 on
retirement. What is the tax status of this amount?
(2 Marks)
a. The gratuity paid is exempt from Income Tax only to the extent of Rs. 3,50,000.
b. The amount of gratuity payable to him cannot exceed Rs. 3,50,000.
c. The Income Tax Act will only allow a maximum exemption upto 15 day's wages per completed year of service. The rest is taxable.
13. What will be the effect in terms of buying power on todayís Rs.50000.00 after 15 years if inflation
(2 Marks)
is 8% p.a?
a. It will be worth Rs. 14584.00
b. It will be worth Rs. 16412.00
c. It will be worth Rs. 14921.00
d. It will be worth Rs. 15762.00
14. If the inflation rate is 4.9% and tax rate is 30%. The required rate of return to maintain the value
(2 Marks)
of an investment is
a. 8%
b. 9%
c. 7%
d. 10%
15. Seema has been an employee of a public sector undertaking (covered under the payment of
Gratuity Act, 1972) for the past 20 (completed) years and is retiring on the 31st of December this year. She hopes to invest the proceeds along with the PF proceeds, in order to fund her retirement. Her monthly salary at retirement is expected to be Rs. 20,000. The amount of gratuity that she will receive will be
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a. 241245
b. 242308
c. 243579
d. 241940
(4 Marks)
16. Mrs. Shah retired from Ace Manufacturing Co.Ltd. Mumbai on 31/12/2003. Ace is covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. She served for 30 years and 9 months. Ace paid her a Gratuity of Rs.400000. Her monthly basic salary at the time of retirement was Rs.9000 p.m. and Dearness Allowance was Rs.4000 p.m. House Rent Allowance was Rs.1500 p.m. Mrs. Shah lives in an ownership flat. Compute: Taxable amount of Gratuity Taxable amount of HRA. (4 Marks)
a. Gratuity: Rs. 160000; HRA: Rs.20000
b. Gratuity: Rs. 157500; HRA: Rs.16000
c. Gratuity: Rs. 170000; HRA: Rs.18000
d. Gratuity: Rs. 167500; HRA: Rs.13500
17. Mr. Sachin, aged 30, wants to retire at 45. He wants to maintain his present living standard. He
spends Rs.500000 a year. He is expected to live up to 75. Inflation is to be assumed at 5% and expected
(4 Marks)
returns are 7% p.a. What is the real rate of return?
a. 1.75
b. 1.90
c. 2.05
d. 2.15
18. Aditi is 30 years old. She deposits 25000 at the beginning of each year in deferred annuity scheme
as a part of her retirement planning. How much will be in the account after 25 years if it earns 9.5%
(4 Marks)
compound annual interest?
a. 2474985
b. 2487216
c. 2414854
d. 2497857
19. Sumeet, aged 25 plans to retire at age 55. His life expectancy is 75. His current annual expenditure
is Rs.250000. He estimates no reduction in his expenses postretirement. If interest rate is expected to be 8.5% and inflation is 5% p.a. estimate how much will he have to save per annum in order to achieve his target, provided he does not wish to leave an estate. (4 Marks)
a. Rs .119568
b. Rs. 125054
c. Rs. 117154
d. Rs. 120963
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Solutions
1. a. 
20 
2. c. 
12, 12 
3. c. 
25 
4. a. 
A & C 
5. b. Nil
6. a. Defined Benefit
7. c. Income from Salaries
8. b. Basic + Dearness Allowance
9. c. Fully taxable
10. a. Nominal returns adjusted for inflation.
11. b. Nominal interest rates are higher than real interest rates.
12. a.
The gratuity paid is exempt from Income Tax only to the extent of Rs. 3,50,000.
13. d. It will be worth Rs. 15762.00
Working Note: FV = Rs. 50000; r = 8%; n = 15 years; Hence PV = Rs.15762.00.
14. c. 7%
Working Note: If 4.90% is the post tax rate of returns, then the pre tax nominal return = 4.9%* (100/70) = 7%.
15. b. 242308
Working Note: Gratuity calculation
= 15/26*20000*21 = 242308.
16. d. Gratuity: Rs. 167500; HRA: Rs.13500
Working Note: Taxable amount of Gratuity: Least of: 1) Actual amount received 2) Rs.350000 and 3) 15 days salary for each year of
completed service. Therefore the taxable amount of gratuity amounts to Rs. 167500 (400000232500) Exempt amount of HRA: Least of 1) Rent paid over 10% of salary 2) 50% of salary 3) Actual amount received. Since rent paid is NIL, the entire amount of HRA viz.Rs.13500 per annum will be taxable
17. b. 1.90
Working Note: Nominal return (N) = 7%; Inflation (I) = 5 %; Real Rate = {(1+ N)/ (1+ I)}  1 = 1.90 %
18. d. 2497857
Working Note: Use FV function; PMT = 25000 Type = 1; n = 25; r = 9.5 %; Hence FV = Rs. 2497857
19. a. Rs .119568
Working Note: In order to find the quantum of saving per annum we need to find 1) The future value of current expenditure (2) The
Present Value of the corpus required in order to fund such expenditure postretirement (3) The actual quantum of savings required (PMT).
a. Future Value of Current Expenditure : Rs.10,80,4.86; where the PV = Rs.250000 r = 5% n = 30
b. Find the Present value of Annuity Due for the next 20 years. Use inflation adjusted return. Hence PV (AD) = Rs.16, 114,541;
where inflation adjusted return = 3.33 %, n = 20 years and PMT = Rs.1080486.
c. Now find the quantum to be saved per annum up to the year of retirement i.e. PMT. Hence PMT = Rs.119568; where FV = Rs.16114541; r = 8.5%; n = 30 years.
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MODULE IV: Investment Planning
Questions
1. 
NPV is calculated in the case of a series of  cash flows. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Zero 

b. 
Single 

c. 
Uneven 

d. 
Even 

2. 
The effective interest rate earned per rupee as the periods of compounding increase. (1 Mark) 

a. 
Increases 

b. 
Decreases 

c. 
Remains same 

d. 
Decreases for some time and then increases 

e. 
Data insufficient 

3. 
The term ìEfficient Frontierî is contained in 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Technical Analysis 

b. 
Modern Portfolio Theory 

c. 
Value Investing Theory 

4. 
In India, Preference shares may be issued for a maximum number of 
years. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
12 

b. 
15 

c. 
10 

d. 
20 

5. 
In India, Mutual Funds have recently moved to the concept of 
AUM calculation. 

(1 Mark) 

a. 
Monthly average 

b. 
Month end 

c. 
Fortnightly average 

6. 
An Asset Management Company must have a minimum corpus of Rs 
corers. 

(1 Mark) 

a. 
5 

b. 
15 

c. 
25 

d. 
10 

7. 
funds pay a Dividend Distribution tax on dividends. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Equity 

b. 
Index 

c. 
Debt 

8. 
A perfectly diversified portfolio will fully eliminate 
risk. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Systematic 

b. 
Unsystematic 
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measures the caliber of the fund manager.
a. Beta
b. Delta
c. Alpha
10.
The
Present
Value
a. Remains same, Increases
b. Decreases, Decreases
c. Increases, Increases
d. Increases, Decreases
e. Data Insufficient
of
a
sum
of
money
as
the
11. Classifying an investment as a longterm investment depends primarily on;
(1 Mark)
Discounting
Rate
(1 Mark)
(1 Mark)
a. the length of time the investor expects to hold the investment.
b. the amount of the investment.
c. whether a liquid market exists for selling the investment.
12. A period when an economy is experiencing substantial growth and a declining jobless rate is
called 
(1 Mark) 

a. Stagflation 

b. Deflation 

c. Depression 

d. Boom 

13. 
In India Futures contracts in 
may be settled by delivery. 
(1 Mark) 
a. Commodities 

b. Stocks 

c. Stock Index 

14. 
A growthoriented nondividend paying share is bought for Rs.250 and sold for Rs. 
450 after 5 

years, the compound annual growth rate is: 
(2 Marks) 
a. 14.86%
b. 12.47 %
c. 11.50%
d. 10.71%
15. The call option strike price on a share is Rs. 500 and the current share price is Rs. 550. The call
option premium is Rs. 60. The time value of the option is:
a. 60
b. 10
c. 30
d. 15
How
16. Mr. A deposits Rs.10,000 in his own PPF account and same amount in his wifeís account.
much maximum amount can he deposit in his nephewís name?
(2 Marks)
(2 Marks)
a. Rs. 20,000
b. Nil
c. Rs. 70,000
d. Rs. 60,000
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17.
A Rs.100 par value bond having 10 % coupon rate will mature after 7 years. Find the value of the
bond if the discount rate is 8 %. 
(2 Marks) 

a. 109.85 

b. 111.41 

c. 108.75 

d. 110.40 

18. 
A 5 year annual annuity has a yield of 6%. What is the duration? 
(4 Marks) 
a. 2.88 years
b. 2.55 years
c. 3.16 years
d. 1.35
years
19. The price of Stellar Ltd. is currently Rs.40. The dividend next year is expected to be Rs.4.00.
Required return on the stock is 12%. Find the expected growth rate under the Constant Growth
model. 
(4 Marks) 

a. 2.00 % 

b. 2.25 % 

c. 1.90 % 

d. 2.75 % 

20. 
Data on two stocks is given for 2 different scenarios: 

Market 
Infocomm 
FMCG Ltd. 

Return 
Ltd. 

5 % 
3% 
7% 

15 % 
25 % 
12 % 

Find Beta of both stocks 
(4 Marks) 

a. 1.8, 0.60 

b. 2.5, 0.75 

c. 1.5, 0.25 

d. 2.2, 0.5 

21. 
Data on a mutual fund is given: 

Fund Name 
Mean Return 
Std. Dev. 
Beta 

A 
10 % 
25 % 
0.75 

Market 
16% 
20% 
1.00 

Index 

The risk free rate is 9 %; Calculate Treynor, Sharpe and Jensen measures. (4 Marks) 
a. 1.05, 0.10, 4.25
b. 1.33, 0.04, 4.25
c. 1.10, 0.15, 3.75
d. 1.46, 0.09, 3.75
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Solutions
1. c. Uneven
2. a. Increases
3. b. Modern Portfolio Theory
4.
5.
6.
c.
10
a. Monthly average
d.
10
7. c. Debt
8. b. Unsystematic
9. c. Alpha
10. d. Increases, Decreases
11. a. the length of time the investor expects to hold the investment.
12. d. Boom
13. a. Commodities
14. b. 12.47 %
Working Note: Use the RATE Function in Excel. PV = Rs.250; FV = Rs.450; n = 5 years; Hence the CARG = 12.47 %
15.
b.
10
Working Note: Option Premium = Intrinsic value + Time value; Intrinsic Value = Spot Rate . Strike Price = 50; Hence Time Value is
60.
16.
50=10
b. Nil
Working Note: PPF investments can only be made on behalf of immediate family members.
17. d. 110.60
Working Note: Use the PRICE Function in excel. Eg. For Sett. Date use 4/1/2004 (mmdd yyyy). Maturity Date: 3/31/2004;
Rate=Rs.10; Yield=8 %; Redemption Value = Rs.100; Frequency = 1; Hence Price is Rs.110.60
18. a. 2.88 years
Working Note: Duration of a level annuity is:
(1+Yield/Yield) . No. of payments
(1+yield)^no of payments
 1
Hence duration = 2.88 years
19. a. 2.00 %
Working Note: Use the formula  P0 = D1 / (R G); Where P0 = 40; D1 = 4.00; R = 12%; Hence G = 2.00 %.
20. d.
2.2, 0.5
Working Note: Beta of Infocomm is (253)/ (155) =2.2; Beta of FMCG = (127)/ (155) = 0.5
21. b. 1.33, 0.04, 4.25
Working Note: Treynor Ratio = (RpRf)/ Beta; Hence 1.33; Sharpe Ratio = (Rp . Rf)/Standard Deviation; Hence 0.04; Jensen = Rp[Rf + B(RM .RF)] ; It measures the risk adjusted portfolio return. It is also known as Jensen.s Alpha; Hence 4.25
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Module V . Tax & Estate Planning
Questions
1. 
A Resident and Ordinarily Resident Assessee is subject to tax on 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Incomes received in India 

b. 
Incomes deemed to be received in India 

c. 
Incomes earned outside India 

d. 
All of the above 

2. 
Adjusted Total Income is 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Gross Total Income . Deductions u/c VI A 

b. 
Gross Total Income . Rebate u/s 80 C 

c. 
Gross Total Income . Deducting Sec. 10 Incomes 

d. 
None of the above 

3. 
receipts are not chargeable to Income tax 

A. 
Revenue 

B. 
Capital 

C. 
Receipts by way of borrowing 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
A 

b. 
B 

c. 
A, B & C 

d. 
B & C 

4. 
Contribution to Medical Insurance Premium enjoys a deduction up to INR u/s 80 D. 

(1 Mark) 

a. 
14000 

b. 
10000 

c. 
11000 

d. 
12000 

5. 
Sec. 88 B provides a rebate of up to 
% in respect of tax payable in respect of senior citizens. (1 Mark) 

a. 
25 

b. 
50 

c. 
75 

d. 
100 

6. 
Which of the following is subject to tax? 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Interest on PPF 

b. 
Interest on Recognized EPF. 

c. 
Interest on Bank Deposits 

7. 
is a specified employee. 
(1 Mark) 

a. 
Director 

b. 
Assessee earning over INR 50000 p.a. as Salary Income 

c. 
Person owning more than 20% voting rights 

d. 
All of the above 
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8.
Since October 1, 2004, Capital Gains on the transfer of
are exempt from Long
Term Capital Gains Tax subject to certain conditions. (1 Mark) 

a. 
Property 

b. 
Equity Shares 

c. 
Gold 

d. 
Debt Mutual Funds 

9. A Testamentary Trust is affected after the (1 Mark) 

a. Death of the Trustee 

b. Retirement of the Owner 

c. Beneficiaries attaining the age of 18 

d. 
Death of the owner 

10. Mr. Arora has three children. He will be entitled to a maximum rebate of Rs u/s 88. 

(1 Mark) 
a. 12000
b. 36000
c. 24000
d. NIL
11. Since October 1 2004, longterm capital loss on sale of equity shares can be set off against long
(1 Mark)
term capital gains to the extent of
a. NIL
b. 10 %
c. 20 %
d. 30 %
12. If a person inherits a house from his relative, the date of acquisition of the house for the purpose of
capital gains will be 
(1 Mark) 

a. the date when the relative purchased/constructed the house 

b. the date when he received the gift 

c. any of the above, whichever is beneficial. 

13. In the case of rented property, a covenant may be imposed by the 

A. Tenant 

B. Landlord 
(1 Mark) 

a. A 

b. 
B 

c. A & B 

d. Neither A nor B 

14. 
2% Education Cess is only applicable to assessees in the highest Tax Bracket. 

(2 Marks) 
a. True
b. False
c. Applicable only to those in the highest bracket and with income above Rs.8.5 lakhs
d. Applicable only to those in the highest bracket and claiming rebate u/s 88 B or 88 C
e. Applicable only to those claiming rebate u/s 88 D
15. Mr. Shah is an Indian Resident who earns some business from Mauritius. This income is
A. Taxable subject to credit given for tax already paid in Mauritius
B. fully Taxable
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C.
not taxable because India has a Double tax Avoidance treaty with Mauritius
(2 Marks) 

a. 
A 

b. 
B 

c. C 

d. None of them 

16. may become members of a society. 

A. Individuals 

B. Cooperative Societies 

C. Central Government (2 Marks) 
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. A, B & C
17. Mr. Shyam leaves India for the first time on 15th April 2003 in order to
take up employment in
China. He comes back to India on a personal visit on 10th June 2003 and stays for 150 
days in India 
Determine his residential status for AY 200405: 

(2 Marks) 
a. Resident
b. Non Resident
c. Resident but not Ordinarily Resident
d. Resident and Ordinarily Resident
(a) Net income from salary (after
standard deduction) Rs. 2,50,000 (b) Loss from house property Rs. 10,000 (c) Bank interest Rs. 60,000.
Calculate his gross total income after taking into consideration the eligible setoff of losses.
(2 Marks)
a. Rs.2,50,000
b. Rs.3,10,000
c. Rs.2,60,000
d. Rs.3,00,000
18. Vishal submits the following information for AY
200506.
19. Mr. Rao, an American Citizen has parents were both born in Canada and whose paternal
grandfather was born in Karachi in 1930. On 17th July 2003, he came to India to attend a nephew.s marriage. He left India for the USA on 13th January 2004. His stay in India during the last few
years was: 200203 102 days, 200102 95 days, 200001 130 days, 19992000 40 days. What is the residential status of Mr. Rao for A.Y. 200405?
(2 Marks)
a. Non Resident
b. Resident and Ordinarily Resident
c. Resident but not Ordinarily Resident
20. Ram has a house property whose Municipal Valuation is Rs.140000 whereas the fair rent of the
house is Rs.160000 and Standard Rent is Rs.145000. Rakesh has paid municipal taxes of Rs.14000.
If actual rent receivable is Rs.180000, find the Gross (4 Marks)
Annual Value of the property.
Based on the above data, answer the following:
a. 180000
b. 145000
c. 140000
d. 166000
21. Ram has a house property whose Municipal Valuation is Rs.140000 whereas the fair rent of the
house is Rs.160000 and Standard Rent is Rs.145000. Rakesh has paid municipal taxes of Rs.14000.
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Based on the above data, answer the following:
a. 145000
b. 130000
c. 129000
d. 114000
If actual rent receivable is Rs.130000, the GAV is (4 Marks)
22. Ram has a house property whose Municipal Valuation is Rs.140000 whereas the fair rent of the
house is Rs.160000 and Standard Rent is Rs.145000. Rakesh has paid municipal taxes of Rs.14000. Based on the above data, answer the following: If the annual rent of property is Rs.180000 and
Unrealized Rent is Rs.60000, the GAV is
(4 Marks)
a. 145000
b. 180000
c. 120000
d. 131000
23. Ram has a house property whose Municipal Valuation is Rs.140000 whereas the fair rent of the
house is Rs.160000 and Standard Rent is Rs.145000. Rakesh has paid municipal taxes of Rs.14000. Based on the above data, answer the following: If the annual rent = Rs.180000 and unrealized rent =
Rs.60000, the Net Annual Value is
(4 Marks)
a. 145000
b. 131000
c. 160000
d. 180000
24. Ram has a house property whose Municipal Valuation is Rs.140000 whereas the fair rent of the
house is Rs.160000 and Standard Rent is Rs.145000. Rakesh has paid municipal taxes of Rs.14000. Based on the above data, answer the following: If Ram used the house for his own residential purpose
the GAV of the house will be
(4 Marks)
a. 145000
b. NIL
c. 180000
d. 131000
25. Munir borrowed Rs.20, 00,000 @ 9% p.a. on 1/10/1998 for construction of a house property which
was completed on 30/09/2003. The loan is still not repaid in full. What is the amount of deduction on
(4 Marks)
account of preconstruction interest for AY 200405 that he can avail of
a. 162000
b. 810000
c. 30000
26. Munir borrowed Rs.20, 00,000 @ 9% p.a. on 1/10/1998 for construction of a house property which
was completed on 30/09/2003. The loan is still not repaid in full. If this property was selfoccupied then
(4 Marks)
deduction on interest paid on borrowed capital is restricted to Rs
a. 150000
b. 30000
c. 162000
d. 810000
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27. Munir borrowed Rs.20, 00,000 @ 9% p.a. On 1/10/1998 for construction of a house property
which was completed on 30/09/2003. The loan is still not repaid in full. If the property was let out, the
(4 Marks)
deduction on borrowed capital for AY 200405 would be
a. 150000
b. 30000
c. 342000
d. 810000
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Solutions
1. d. All of the above
2. a. Gross Total Income . Deductions u/c VI A
3.
d.
B & C
4.
b.
10000
5.
d.
100
6. Interest on Bank Deposits
c.
7. d. 
All of the above 
8. b. 
Equity Shares 
9. d. 
Death of the owner 
10. c. 24000
11. a.
NIL
12. a. the date when the relative purchased/constructed the house
13. c. 
A & B 
14. b. 
False 
15. a. 
A 
16. d. 
A, B & C 
17. c. Resident but not Ordinarily Resident
Working Note: A person leaving India for the first time, for employment purposes is treated as a Resident and Ordinarily Resident, only if he is Iin India for a period of over 182 days in the relevant Previous Year. In this case, Shyam is in India only for 165 days in the Previous Year. Therefore he is Resident and Not ordinarily Resident.
18. d.
Working Note: Loss from Income from House property is allowed to be set off against salary income. Hence the GTI = Salary Income . Loss from House Property + Income from bank Deposits. Hence the Gross Total Income is Rs. 3,00,000.
Rs.3,00,000
19. a. Non Resident
20. a. 180000
Working Note: Mr.Rao has been in India for 181 days in AY 200405. While it is true that he has been in India for 367 days in the four years preceding PY 200304 and has been in India for over 60 days in PY 200304, he cannot be considered as Resident. This is because his grandfather was born in undivided India and so that makes Mr.Rao a Person of Indian Origin. PIOs are considered as Residents only if they have been in India for 182 days or more during the relevant Previous Year. As Mr.Rao has been in India for only 181 days, he is considered as a Non Resident for AY 200405. GAV = Higher of Standard Rent and Actual Rent. Hence GAV is Rs.180000.
21. a. 145000
Working Note: Actual Rent = Annual Rent . Unrealized Rent i.e. Rs.120000. As the actual rent is less than the Standard Rent for a reason other than vacancy, the GAV is Rs.145000.
22. a. 145000
23. b. 131000 . Working Note: The GAV is Rs.145000. Taxes paid = Rs.14000. Therefore Net Annual Value = Rs.131000.
24. b. NIL . Working Note: NIL, as the GAV of self occupied property is NIL.
25. a. 162000
Working Note: He can apportion this preconstruction period interest in five equal installments commencing from AY 200405. Therefore the amount of annual deduction will be Rs.162000, i.e.810000/5) .The annual interest payments since PY 199899 are:
Rs.90000 + Rs.180000+Rs.180000+Rs.180000+Rs.180000 = Rs.810000.
26. b.
30000
Working Note: If this property was self occupied then deduction for borrowed capital is Rs.30000.
c. Working Note: If the property was let out, the deduction on borrowed capital for AY 200405 would be 180000 as current period interest + 162000 as pre construction period interest. Total = Rs.342000.
27.
342000
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