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Gauhati University Question Papers:Financial Institutions and Markets (Finance Major) (Nov-Dec’ 2016)

(Finance Major)
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:     1x5=5

1)         “Deep discount bonds are sold at a large discount to their nominal value.” This statement is –
a)         True.
b)         False.
2)         Which one of the following is a non-banking financial institution?
a)         State Bank of India.
b)         Assam Gramin Vikash Bank.
c)          Yes Bank.
d)         Industrial Finance Corporation of India.
3)         Speculators who neither buy nor sell securities in the market but still trade on them are called.
a)         Wolves.
b)         Stags.
c)          Lame Ducks.
d)         Bears.
4)         The aggrieved investor can appeal to the High Court against the order of the Securities Appellate Tribunal within.
a)         30 days.
b)         45 days.
c)          60 days.
d)         90 days.
5)         “The inflation free instrument is index-linked gift bond.” This statement is –
a)         True.
b)         False.
2. Answer the following questions:                                                       2x5=10
a)         Explain the concept of financial system.
b)         Define Development Bank.
c)          What is call Money Market?
d)         State the objectives of Securities and Exchange Board of India.
e)         Write a brief note on Bombay Stock Exchange.
3. Answer any five questions:                                                               5x5=25
a)         Describe the importance of financial services.
b)         Explain the innovative financial instruments introduced in recent times in the financial market.
c)          What are the general utility functions of commercial banks?
d)         Explain the features of Co-operative Banks.
e)         Distinguish between capital market and money market.
f)          Explain the merits of Treasury Bills.
g)         Narrate the regulators of the financial system of India.
h)         Write a note on Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956.
4. Explain the structure of financial system. Give an overview of the Indian financial system in the post-independence period.                                                                            5+5=10
“A well developed financial system contributes significantly in the economic development of a country.” – Explain.       10
5. State/discuss the present structure of Commercial Banks in India. Distinguish between Commercial Banks and Co-operative Banks.                                                             5+5=10
Discuss the various types of Non-banking Financial Companies of India. What are the regulatory measures taken by RBI to control the working and operations of Non-banking Financial Companies?                                                                                                                             5+5=10
6. What are the characteristics of a developed money market? Explain the functions of money market.                                                                                                           5+5=10
What is Stock Exchange? Explain the methods of trading in a Stock Exchange.                                                                                                                                                                  2+8=10
7. Discuss the various aspects of the regulatory role exercised by the Reserve Bank of India.       10
Explain the powers and functions of Securities and Exchange Board of India.              10


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