Dibrugarh University B.Com 3rd Semester (General): Alternative English Question Papers (Nov' 2018)

2018 (November)
COMMERCE (General Course: 302)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32/24
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
(Business Communication)

1. Write a letter of complaint to Messrs Gupta & Co., Naya Sarak, New Delhi 1100012, cancelling an earlier order of 12 stationery items that do not conform to the sample shown in the catalogue.          8
Write a letter to Macmillan, India, Kolkata, to place an order for some reference books on banking system.
2. Write an essay on any one of the following:                                                 10
a)      Population and economic growth.
b)      The importance of sports and games.
c)       The importance of consumer protection.
d)      Demonetization and Indian economy.
e)      Natural disaster and its management.
3. Prepare a report on your college NSS adopting a small village school and the service that is to be provided by the students as a part of extension work.                     8
Write a report on the sales pattern of insecticides and organic farm manure in your district.
4. Read the table below showing some of India’s agricultural production between 1966 and 1970:
(in million tonnes)
1966 - 67
1967 – 68
1968 – 69
1969 – 70
Write a paragraph by making comparative analysis using the statistics given in the table.                                6
5. (a) Write a memo to the office workers to submit the progress report of the project.                                 4
(b) What is a memo? Mention its uses.                                                                                                                  4
6. Answer any four of the following:                                       1x4=4
a)      What does Sri Aurobindo emphasize in the essay, On Original Thinking?
b)      What is Playgrounds about?
c)       When V. S. Naipaul was awarded the Novel Prize for literature?
d)      Who was Mya Than Tint?
e)      What is the meaning of ‘inertia’?
f)       What is education according to Krishnamurti?
g)      Which awarded did Satyajit Ray receive in 1992?
7. Answer any four of the following:                                       2x4=8
a)      “Nothing is our own, nothing native to our intelligence, all is derived.” Explain what did Sri Aurobindo mean by the above statement?
b)      What is the function of education according to Krishnamurti?
c)       What important lesson did Satyajit Ray learn while shooting?
d)      How were the books valued in the house of Amitav Ghosh’s grandfather?
e)      “Cricket is not a game. It is the truth of life.” What does J. M. Coetzee mean by the above statement?
f)       Explain the meaning of ‘Samskara’.
8. Answer any two of the following:                                        7x2=14
a)         Why is independent thinking not encouraged? How should we assimilate European ideas?
b)         Why does Krishnamurti say that it is important to grow up in an environment without fear?
c)          “Cinema is the highest form of commercial act.” Explain.
d)         What roles did bookcases play in Calcutta’s middle-class homes?
9. Answer any two of the following:                                        7x2=14
a)      Give an account of the house at Chagunas. Why does the author say he neither liked nor disliked living there?
b)      How does J. M. Coetzee describe the boy’s feelings and experiences when he first plays on a proper cricket field?
c)       How, according to Sri Aurobindo, can the youth of India save the country?
d)      What was Satyajit Ray’s view on film-making?

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