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Business Studies - Question Bank, Question Paper Pattern and Analysis of Past exam papers' 2020 Exam

AHSEC – CLASS 12
BUSINESS STUDIES
QUESTION PAPER PATTERN
QUESTIONS TYPE
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
TOTAL
MCQ
8
1X8=8
2 MARKS
5
2X5=10
3 MARKS
5
3X5=15
5 MARKS
7
5X7=35
8 MARKS
4
8X4=32
TOTAL
22 QUESTIONS
100

AHSEC – CLASS 12
EXPECTED BLUE PRINT OF BUSINESS STUDIES QUESTION PAPER
CHAPTERWISE – NUMBER OF QUESTIONS WITH MARKS (2012 to 2019)


Chapters
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Unit 1: Nature
1+3+4+5
3+5
1+1+5
1+1+5
1+5
1+1+5
1+8
5+8
Unit 2: Scientific mgt
1+1+5
3+5
1+5
1+1+5
1+1+1+5
1+5
1+2+5
1+8
Unit 3: Business envt.
1+4
1+5
1+3
5
5
5
3+5
5+5
Unit 4: Planning
5
1+1+3
3+4
2+5
2+5
2+5
1+2+2+3
8
Unit 5: Organising
1+4+6
1+3+4+6
6
2+8
2+8
1+2+8
1+2+5+5
3+5
Unit 6: Staffing
1+6
6
3+5
1+2+5
1+2+5
2+5
8
1+1+3+5
Unit 7: Directing
4+5+6
1+3+6
1+1+3+6
2+8
2+8
1+2+5+8
3+5

Unit 8: Controlling
1+5
1+6
1
3+3
3+3
3+3+5
5
1+1+3+5
Unit 9: Financial Mgt
3+3+6
1+5+6
1+1+5+6
1+3+8
1+3+8
3+8
1+1+8
3+8
Unit 10: Financial Market
3+5+5
1+1+3+5
4+4
1+2+5
1+2+5
1+1+2+5
1+1+8
1+1+2
Unit 11: Marketing
1+3+5+6
3+4+4+6
1+3+5+6
1+5+8
1+5+8
1+5+8
5+5
2+3+5
Unit 12: Consumer Protection
1+1+4
1+5
6
3+3
3+3
3+3
3+3
1+3

For 1 mark questions focus on these chapters.
UNIT
MCQ
1. Nature and Significance of Management
1/2
2. Principles of Management
1
3. Business Environment
1
4. Planning
1
6. Staffing
1
7. Directing
1
9. Financial Management
1
10. Financial Markets
1
11. Marketing
1
TOTAL
8 QUESTIONS
For 2 marks questions focus on these chapters.
UNIT
2 MARKS
1. Nature and Significance of Management
1
4. Planning
1 (OR)
5. Organising
1
6. Staffing
1
7. Directing
1
10. Financial Markets
1
TOTAL
5 QUESITONS
For 3 marks questions focus on these chapters.
UNIT
3 MARKS
8. Controlling
2
9. Financial Management
1
12. Consumer Protection
2
TOTAL
5 QUESTIONS
For 5 marks questions focus on these chapters.
UNIT
5 MARKS
1. Nature and Significance of Management
1
2. Principles of Management
1
3. Business Environment
1
4. Planning
1
6. Staffing
1
10. Financial Markets
1
11. Marketing
1
TOTAL
7 QUESTIONS
For 8 marks questions focus on these chapters.
UNIT
8 MARKS
5. Organising
1
7. Directing
1
9. Financial Management
1
11. Marketing
1
TOTAL
4 QUESTIONS

AHSEC - CLASS 12: BUSINESS STUDIES QUESTION BANK
Unit: 1 – Nature and Significance of Management
Expected Marking Pattern: 1 + 2 + 5
Q. What do you mean by management (2007, 2010, 2014, 2015)? Discuss the importance of management to a modern business enterprise.
Q. Mention three features (2009,13) and objectives of Management  (2008,10,12, 2019).
Q. What are various levels of management? Mention various functions of each level of management.                2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2018
Q. Distinguish between various levels of management.                              
Q. What are various functions of Management? Explain them briefly.                   2008, 2018
Q. What do you mean by coordination? Why coordination is regarded as essence of management?  2017, 2019
Q. What is management? Explain management as:                        
Ø  Science and Art                        2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019
Ø  Profession                                  2008, 2016
Ø  Management is pervasive

Unit: 2 – Principles of Management
Expected Marking Pattern:  1 + 5
Q. What do you mean by Principles of Management? Mentions its three features. Explain its importance.         2018, 2019
Q. Mention 14 principles of management as propounded by “Henry Fayol”.      2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Q. Mention at least five techniques of scientific management including time and motion study.             2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019   
Q. What is scientific management? What are its importance and limitations?
Q. Explain in brief principles of scientific management.              
Q. Explain the contribution of Henry Fayol and FW taylor in management.         2019
Q. Similarities and Difference between the contribution of FW Taylor and Henry Fayol.                              2016

Unit: 3 – Business Environment
Expected Marking Pattern: 1+5
Q. Explain in detail various environment of business environment. (VVI – Economic and non-economic) 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017
Q. Explain, in brief, the economic reforms that have been initiated by the govt. on India since 1991.     2013
Q. Explain the impact of environment policy changes on business and industry after 1991.  2008, 13, 16, 18, 2019
Q. What is business environment? Discuss the importance of business environment to a business firm.              2011
Q. Explain various features of Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation.                    2019
Q. What are Liberalization (2010, 2016), Privatisation and Globalisation (LPG)? Mention three arguments in favour of and against LPG.
Unit: 4 - Planning
Expected Marking Pattern: 1 + 2 + 5
Q. What is planning? Explain the importance of planning.                           2007, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
Q. Explain the steps involved in planning.                                                           2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2019
Q. Mention five features and limitations of Planning.   2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018
Q. What is planning premises (2012, 2013, 2016)? What are its various types? What are the essentials of an effective plan?               
Q. Define: Types of Planning - Policy, Procedures, Method, Rule, Strategy, programme.                              Regular questions
Q. Write three differences between:  Policy, Procedures and Rule.                        2008, 2010, 2013

Unit: 5 - Organizing
Expected Marking: 2 + 8
Q. What is meant by organization? Discuss the importance of organisation.       2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
Q. What are the various steps involved in the process of organising?                     2016
Q. What do you mean by organisational structure? What are its various types? (Functional and Divisional, formal and informal organisation). Explain them briefly. Detailed study is advised. (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Q. What do you mean by delegation of authority? Mention its elements.                           2009, 2016, 2019
Q. Explain its importance. Suggest measures for effective delegation of authority or mention various elements of delegation.        2009, 2012, 2014, 2016
Q. Distinguish between delegation and decentralisation of authority.                                  2008, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019
Q. What is centralisation and decentralisation? Distinguish between them. Explain their importance. 2010, 2015 (shortQ)
Q. What do you mean by formal and informal organisation? Mention five features of it. Distinguish between Formal and Informal organisation. [Features can be presented as difference]                           2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017

Unit: 6 - Staffing
Expected Marking Pattern: 1 + 2 + 5
Q. What is recruitment? What are various sources of recruitment? Why do organisations prefer recruitment through internal sources?                             2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Q. Explain internal and external sources of recruitment with examples.                                               Asked regularly
Q. What is Staffing? Mention its 5 importance. Why staffing is taken as a part of human resource management? 2007, 2010, 2016
Q. What are the various steps involved in staffing process?                        2012, 2015, 2016, 2019
Q. Distinguish between (5 points)                                          
Ø  Staffing and Selection
Ø  Recruitment and Selection                 2007, 2015, 2018
Ø  Training and Development                 2016
Q. Explain the steps involved in the process of selection of employee.
Q. What is training? Mention its importance. Mention various methods of training (on the job and off the job).   2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018

Unit: 7 – Directing
Expected Marking Pattern: 1 + (2 OR 3) + 8
Q. What is directing? Mention it’s three importance and features. What are various elements of directing? (Supervision, motivation, communication and leadership)      2018      
Q. Discuss the various Principles of Directing.                    2015
Q. What is motivation? Explain its importance in business.                         2012, 2013, 2014
Q. Explain Maslow’s need hierarchy theory of motivation.                          2013, 2016
Q. Define Leadership. What is its importance in an organisation? Mention qualities of a good leader.  2010, 2012, 2013, 2016      
Q. What is supervision? Mention its importance.                            2008, 2010, 2011, 2016
Q. What is meant my communication? Explain its importance. 2012
Q. Discuss the barriers to effective communication.        2013, 2015, 2017
Q. What is formal and informal communication? Mention its merits and demerits. And also distinguish between them. 2007, 2014, 2015
Q. Define in one line: formal communication, informal communication (grapevine), financial incentives, non-financial incentives.         2013, 2017, 2018 (with examples)

Unit: 8 - Controlling
Expected Marking Pattern: 1+2+5
Q. What is controlling? Explain the importance of Controlling for better management.                                2009, 2011, 2012, 2015
Q. What the various steps involved in the process of control.                    2009, 2010, 2013, 2016   
Q. Discuss in brief the essentials of an effective control system.                              2007, 2009, 2014, 2017
Q. Explain the limitations of controlling.
Q. Discuss the relationship between planning and control and also distinguish between them.                2008, 2011, 2015, 2018      
Q. Mention traditional and modern techniques of Controlling. (3/5marks-one technique)          2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Unit: 9 – Financial Management
Expected Marking Pattern: 1 + 3 + 8
Q. What do you mean by Financial Management? Mention its objectives and importance?        2013, 2014, 2017, 2019   
Q. What are various types of financial decisions or finance functions? Explain them briefly. (Investment or capital budgeting  Decision, finance decision or capital structure decision, dividend decision) 2016, 2017
Q. What is investment decision? What are the factors affecting the investment decision of a company?
Q. What do you mean by capital structure of a company? What are the factors affecting the capital structure of a company?                           2012, 2014, 2016, 2019   
Q. What is dividend decision? What are the various factors affecting dividend decision of a company?                2012, 2016
Q. Explain the functions of a finance manager of a company.                     2014, 2017
Q. What do you mean by Working Capital and Fixed Capital? Why working capital and fixed capital are needed?            2015
Q. Mention five factors which affects the requirement of fixed capital.                                                2015, 2018
Q. Mention five factors which affects the requirement of working capital.                          2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Q. Distinguish between fixed capital and working capital.           2015, 2018
Q. What is financial planning? What are its three aspects? Mention its objectives and importance. 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

Unit: 10 – Financial Markets
Expected Marking Pattern: 1 + 2 + 5 +5
Q. Mention objectives and functions of SEBI.                     2012, 2013, 2014, 2018
Q. What is stock exchange? What are its functions or why stock exchange is called economic barometer?  2012, 2016
Q. Distinguish between: (5 Points only)
Ø  Capital Market and Money Market                 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019
Ø  Primary and Secondary Market                         2012, 2013, 2017
Q. What is money market? Mention five features of Indian money market.       2015, 2018
Q.  What are the instruments used in money market?  2013, 2015, 2017
Q. What is capital market? Mention its two types. Mention five features of capital market.                       2016
Q. What is financial market? Mention its functions.                       2015
Q. What is NSEI and OCTEI? Explain its objective and functions briefly.                 2019
Q. Write short note on trading procedure of stock exchange.                     2 marks

Unit: 11 - Marketing
Most important and difficult chapter (Expected marking Pattern: 2+3+5)
Q. Define marketing. What are its functions (2012, 2014, 2018)?
Q. Distinguish between marketing and personal selling. (2014, 2017)
Q. What is marketing mix? What are its features?  Explain 4 p’s of marketing mix.          (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2015)
Q. What is product? What are its features? Mention its various classes.                               2017
Q. What is pricing mix? What are the factors affecting price of a product?                           2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019
Q. What is packaging? Mention its four functions.                                           2013, 2016, 2018
Q. Explain modern and traditional concept of marketing.
Q. What is advertising? Explain its features, role and Limitations.                           2012, 2013, 2014              
Q. What is personal selling? What are its features? What are the qualities of a good salesman? Explain the importance of personal selling to customers?                 2016
Q. What is promotion mix? Explain various Sales promotion techniques.                             2012
Q. What is physical distribution of goods? Mention its components. Explain the role of physical distribution.  2016
Q. What do you mean by channel of distribution? What are its various types? Mention the factors which affect the choice of channel of distribution.                                          2013      
Q. Write Short notes on: trade mark, branding and its features, labeling, Name various types of products, DAGMAR
Q. Difference between: Advertising and personal selling (2019), Advertising and Publicity. (2018)

Unit: 12 – Consumer Protection
Expected Marking Pattern: 3 + 3
Q. Mention six rights and responsibilities of consumers.                             (2012, 2015, 2017, 2019)                               
Q. Explain the importance of Consumer Protection from customer’s POINT OF VIEW (2014, 2018) and business point of view. (2013, 2016)
Q. What is complaint and mention the procedure of filing a complaint (2016)? What are the remedies available for a consumer regarding consumer rights?  2017, 2019
Q. Explain the role of consumer organisation and NGO in consumer protection.                               2013, 2015, 2018              
Q. Explain any five ways and means of consumer protection.
Q. Write briefly on District, State and National Commission with their respective complaint limits.

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