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Gauhati University Question Papers:Indian Financial System (Core) (Nov-Dec’ 2016)

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

1)         “Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Reserve Bank of India are the only regulatory bodies in case of formal financial system in India.” The statement is:
a)         True.
b)         False.
2)         Acceptance market is constituent of:
a)         Capital market.
b)         Money market.
c)          Both Capital market and Money market.
d)         None of the above.
3)         Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was established with the purpose of:
a)         Promoting the development of securities market.
b)         Protecting the interest of investors in securities.
c)          Both (a) and (b).
d)         Only (a).
4)         Under which of the following methods of public issue, the issue price of the securities is not pre-determined:
a)         Placement method.
b)         Offer for sale method.
c)          Tender method.
d)         Over the counter placement method.
5)         Which of the following is an agency function of a bank:
a)         Credit creation.
b)         Accepting deposit.
c)          Sale and purchase of stock exchange securities.
d)         Issuing letter of credit.
6)         “Non-schedule banks are also subject to statutory cash reserve requirements.” This statement is –
a)         True.
b)         False.
7)         Which of the following is a selective credit control measure of RBI:
a)         Bank rate.
b)         Open market operation.
c)          Rationing.
d)         Variable Reserve requirements.
8)         How many commercial banks were nationalized in the year 1980:
a)         14.
b)         8.
c)          6.
d)         11.
9)         Which one of the following is a fee-based financial service:
a)         Bill discounting.
b)         Insurance service.
c)          Portfolio management.
d)         Factoring.
10)      Which of the following category of Mutual Fund is redeemable:
a)         Open ended fund.
b)         Close ended fund.
c)          Both (a) and (b).
d)         None of the above.
2. Answer the following questions in about 50 words each:                 2x5=10
1)         State any two functions of financial system.
2)         What is bill of exchange?
3)         Write a short note on over the counter placement method of issuing security.
4)         What is the difference between Schedule Commercial Bank and Non-schedule commercial bank?
5)         What is meant by Merchant Banking?
3. Answer any four of the following questions in about 200 words each:            5x4=20
1)         Distinguish between Indigenous banker and Money lender.
2)         Discuss the major functions of Rural Bank.
3)         Discuss the difference between Money market and Capital market.
4)         Write two advantages and two disadvantages of Equity Share.
5)         What are advantages of leasing to the lessee? Briefly discuss.
6)         Discuss two quantitative credit control measures of RBI.
4. Answer any four of the following questions:                                      10x4=40
1)         Discuss the developments that have taken place in Indian Financial System since independence?   10
2)         What is meant by financial market? Discuss different instruments of money market.                             2+8=10
3)         What is meant by Stock Exchange? Discuss various functions of a Stock Exchange.                                  2+8=10
4)         What is a Co-operative Bank? Discuss briefly its features and functions.   2+4+4=10
5)         What kind of ownership securities are issued in capital market? Briefly discuss differences between shares and debentures.                                     4+6=10
6)         Write the features of financial service. Discuss in detail important fund based financial services.      4+6=10


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