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Gauhati University Question Papers: MICRO CREDIT INSTITUTIONS (Finance Major) (May-June'2017)

(Finance Major)
Full Marks: 80
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Select the most appropriate answer from the multiple choices given against each:                       1x10=10

a)      Which of the following is not a feature of micro-finance?
1)      Borrowers are from the low income group.
2)      Loans are of small amount.
3)      Loans are given to women clients only.
4)      Loans are offered without collateral security.
b)      For the purpose of extending rural banking and agro-finance, the NABARD –
1)      Directly lends and monitors the rural borrowers.
2)      Refinances the banks extending rural finance.
3)      Refinances the rural borrowers obtaining credit from bank.
4)      Directly finances the rural borrowers and get finance from government.
c)       NEDFI was established in the year –
1)      1993.
2)      1995.
3)      1997.
4)      1999.
d)      The first micro finance institution getting in-principle licence to undertake pure banking activities in India –
1)      SKS micro-finance.
2)      SEWA Bank.
3)      Bandhan.
4)      Joint Liability Group (JLG)
e)      How many days of guaranteed employment is given in a financial year under MGNREGA?
1)      200 days.
2)      180 days.
3)      150 days.
4)      100 days.
f)       Examine the correctness of the statements by selecting answer from the codes given.
A.      SHG, Bank-linkage programme in India was initiated by NABARD.
B.      SHG, Bank-linkage programme in India was initiated by State Bank of India.
1)      Statement A is correct
2)      State B is correct.
3)      Both the statements A and B are correct.
4)      Both the statements A and B are incorrect.
g)      Which of the following does not contribute to the success of micro-credits?
1)      Dynamic incentives.
2)      Peer monitoring.
3)      Regular repayment schedules.
4)      Collaterals.
h)      Who is the major stakeholder in regional rural bank?
1)      Government of India.
2)      Sponsor bank.
3)      Cooperative Bank.
4)      State Government.
i)        Which of the following is a problem of rural credit?
1)      Insufficient volume of credit.
2)      Inadequate institutional coverage.
3)      Growing over dues.
4)      All of the above.
j)        Which of the following is not true with regard to Kisan Credit Card?
1)      It meets the credit requirement of the farmers.
2)      Kisan card is issued by commercial bank.
3)      Kisan card credit scheme is for long term credit requirement.
4)      Kisan Card is issued by regional rural banks.
2. Answer the following questions in about 30 words each:                          2x5=10
a)      State two basic features of a micro-finance product.
b)      Mention two basic functions of NEDFI.
c)       State two distinguish features of RRB from commercial banks.
d)      Name four organisations working in the field of rural development.
e)      Mention two objectives of RGBN.
3. Answer any four of the following in about 150 words each:                     5x4=20
a)      Write a short note on micro-finance institution and SHG Bank-linkage programmes.
b)      Distinguish between micro-finance and micro-credit.
c)       Write a short note on Assam Gramin Vikash Bank’s role in rural development.
d)      Justify the need of financial inclusion in India.
e)      State the salient features of PMRY.
f)       State the need for regulating MF’s in India.
4. Answer the following in about 600 words each:                                             10x4=40
(a) Explain the features and principles of micro-finance. Also discuss the role of micro-finance in rural development.
Elucidate the role of SHG in delivery of micro-finance.                              10
(b) Discuss the role of RBI in formulating rural credit policy.          10
Explain the credit dispensation mechanism of micro-finance institutions.                        10
(c) Highlight the role of NABARD in dispensing rural credit.           10
Discuss the reforms that have been taken place in respect of RRB’s in Assam.                               10
(d) Make a critical assessment in respect of execution of MGNREGA programme.             10
Explain the various rural development approaches prepared by the Government of India with special reference to people’s participation in government programmes.


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