# (Paper) CA-CPT Previous Year Question Paper "December - 2013", Set - 2

## (Paper) CA-CPT Previous Year Question Paper "December - 2013"

**Session - 2**

## Part A – General Economics

**1. What does “Price mechanism” exists.**

a) Capitalist economy

b) Socialist economy

c) Both type of economies

d) None of the above

**2. Socialist economy is also known as ____ economy**

a) Mixed

b) Planned

c) Capitalist

d) None of the above

**3. In a perfectly competitive markets , if MR is greater than MC then a
firm should**

a) Increase its production

b) Decrease its production

c) Increase in sales

d) Decrease in sales

**4. When total utility is increases at a diminishing rate, then marginal
utility is ______**

a) Diminishing

b) Zero

c) Maximum

d) one

**5. The cross elasticity of demand between two perfect substitutes will be**

a) Zero

b) Infinity

c) Very high

d) Very low

**6. The shape of IC for complementary goods is**

a) Straight line

b) L- Shaped

c) Convex to the origin

d) Circular

**7. Kinked demand curve is related to**

a) Oligopoly

b) Monopsony

c) Monopoly

d) Monopolistic competition

**8. In long-run a monopolist always earn ___ profits**

a) Normal

b) Abnormal

c) Zero profit

d) Loss

**9. The concept ‘Returns to scale’ is related with _**

a) Very short period

b) Short period

c) Long period

d) None of the above

**10. A Higher IC shows ______**

a) A Higher level of satisfaction

b) A Higher level of Income

c) A Higher level of production

d) None of the above

**11. Positive science only explains _____**

a) What it is?

b) What ought to be?

c) What is right or wrong?

d) None of the above

**12. In a Cobb – Douglas production function, two inputs are ____**

a) Land and Labour

b) Capital and Labour

c) Capital and Entrepreneur

d) Entrepreneur and land

**13. From which of the following the concept of consumer’s surplus has been
derived**

a) Law of diminishing marginal utility

b) Law of demand

c) Law of supply

d) Indifference curve analysis

**14. The Price line / Budget line of a consumer is**

a) Parallel to x-axis

b) Parallel to Y- axis

c) Straight line joining two axis

d) None of the above

**15. The Demand for factors of production is ___ Demand**

a) Fundamental

b) Derived

c) Market

d) Joint

**16. Production function is**

a) Purely technical relationship between input & output

b) Purely economic relationship between input & out put

c) Both (a) & (b)

d) None of these

**17. Which statement among below is correct in reference to AFC?**

a) Never becomes zero

b) Curve never touch x-axis

c) Curve never touch y-axis

d) All of these

**18. Innovation theory of entrepreneur is propounded by**

a) Prof knight

b) Schumpeter

c) Max weber

d) Peter Ducker

**19. If a seller obtains Rs.3,000 after selling 50 units and Rs.3,100 after
selling 52 units then MR will be**

a) 59.62

b) 50.00

c) 60.00

d) 59.80

**20. The Price of a tiffin box is Rs. 100 per unit and the quantity
demanded in a market is 1,25,000 units . Company increased the price to Rs.125
per unit due to this increase in price quantity demanded decreases to 1,00,000
units. what will be price elasticity of demand ______**

a) 1.25

b) 0.80

c) 1.00

d) None

**21. Economics which is concerned with welfare propositions is called.**

a) Socialistic economics

b) Capitalistic economics

c) Positive economics

d) Normative economics

**22. Under which of the following forms of market structure does a firm has
very considerable control over the price of its product?**

a) Monopoly

b) Perfect competition

c) Monopolistic competition

d) Oligopoly

**23. The price of a commodity decreases from 10 to 8 and the quantity
demanded of it increases from 25 to 30 units .Then the coefficient of price
elasticity will be _____**

a) 1

b) -1

c) 1.5

d) -1.5

**24. In which among the following systems the “Right to property” exists**

a) Mixed

b) Capitalist

c) Socialist

d) Traditional

**25. Objectives of price discrimination in international market is**

a) To capture foreign markets

b) To dispose of surplus stock

c) To earn maximum profit

d) All of the above

**26. What is the elasticity between midpoint & upper extreme point of a
straight line continuous demand curve?**

a) Infinite

b) Zero

c) >1

d) <1

**27. Who is responsible for collecting & presenting statistics in India**

a) ISI

b) CSO

c) ICAER

d) NCERT

**28. Value added method is used to measure__**

a) National Income

b) Domestic Income

c) Gross Income

d) Personal Income

**29. Bad and doubtful debts of scheduled commercial banks are known as___**

a) Non-performing Assets

b) Withdrawals of assets

c) Non-recoverable Assets

d) None of the above

**30. Direct taxes are___ in nature**

a) Progressive

b) Regressive

c) Proportionate

d) Digressive

**31. The portion of total deposits which a commercial bank has to keep with
itself in liquid assets is known as__**

a) CRR

b) SLR

c) Repo Rate

d) Reverse Repo Rate

**32. Under strategic sale method disinvestment price is fixed on___**

a) Prevailing price

b) Estimated rate

c) Pre-determined rate

d) Market based rate

**33. Land development bank provide loans for a period of______**

a) One year

b) Two to five years

c) Five to seven years

d) Fifteen to twenty years

**34. Censes of population is done in India at an interval of ___**

a) 5 years

b) 10 years

c) 15 years

d) None of the above

**35. Which of the following is the largest contribution of GDP in India.**

a) Agriculture

b) Tourism

c) Industries

d) Service

**36. Which index is used to measure inequality of income and wealth?**

a) Gini index

b) Price index

c) Both (a) &

(b) d) None of the above

**37. Which of the following is not controlled by RBI**

a) Cash deposit ratio

b) Cash reserve ratio

c) SLR

d) SCR

**38. Which of the following is not a component of demand pull inflation**

a) An increase in the government expenditure with no change in tax rate

b) A downward shift of saving function

c) A rise in money wage rate

d) An upward shift of investment function

**39. National Income differs from Net National Product at market price by
the amount of**

a) Net indirect taxes

b) National debt interest

c) Subsidies

d) Current transfers from the rest of the world

**40. The production method of calculating national income is also known as
____**

a) Value added method

b) Income method

c) Expenditure method

d) None of the above

**41. Which of the following type land tenure system were prevailed in India
at the time independence?**

a) Zamindari System

b) Mahalwari System

c) Ryotwari System

d) All of the above

**42. Fiscal deficit can be reduced by__**

a) Increasing subsidy

b) Restrict privatization

c) Reprioritize planning scheme

d) Reduction of tax revenue

**43. The rate at which discounting of bills of first class is done by RBI
is called**

a) Repo rate

b) Bank rate

c) Prime lending rate

d) None of the above

**44. Convertibility of rupee means ___**

a) Determine its own exchange rate in international market

b) Conversion of rupee into various Foreign currencies

c) Transfer of funds in international market

d) None of the above

**45. Globalization means__________**

a) Creation of global trading blocks

b) Dismantling trade barriers

c) Introducing single currency in the world

d) None of the above

**46. Which of the following is a qualitative method of credit control?**

a) Bank rate

b) Open market operations

c) Variation in the reserve requirement

d) Regulation of consumer credit

**47. When price rise because of growing factor prices then that inflation
is called as**

a) Deflation

b) Demand full inflation

c) Stagflation

d) Cost push inflation

**48. Fiscal policy means**

a) Policy related to money matter

b) Policy related to income and expenditure of the government

c) Policy related to disbursement of funds to state government

d) Policy related to foreign trade matters

**49. The term disinvestment is more popularly used**

a) Where a holding company sells shares of a subsidiary company

b) Where a investment company off loads its holding

c) Where central / State government sells its holding of public sector companies

d) None of the above

**50. One major proposal of new industrial policy (1991) was**

a) Impose restriction on technical know-how for one year

b) All types of industries have been made licensed

c) NRI’S will not be allowed for capital investment in India

d) Facility of direct foreign investment up to 51% in high priority industries

## Part B - Quantitative Aptitude

**54. Of the 200 candidates who were interviewed for a
position at call center, 100 had a two wheeler, 70 had a credit card and 140 had
a mobile phone. 40 of them had both a two wheeler and a credit card, 30 had both
a credit card and mobile phone, 60 had both a two wheeler and a mobile phone and
10 had all the three. How many candidates had none of them?**

a) 0

b) 20

c) 10

d) 18

**57. An AP has 13 terms whose sum is 143. The third term is 5, then first
term is**

a) 4

b) 7

c) 9

d) 2

**58. The solution of the inequality 8x + 6 <12x +14 is**

**59. If kx-4 = (k-1)x which of the following is true**

a) x = -5

b) x = -4

c) x = -3

d) x = 4

**60. If the equations kx + 2y = 5 , 3x + y = 1 has no solution then the
value of k is**

a) 5

b) 2/3

c) 6

d) 3/2

**61. If b ^{2} - 4ac is a perfect square but not equal to zero then
the roots of the equation ax ^{2} + bx + c = 0 are**

a) Real and equal

b) Real, irrational and equal

c) Real, rational and unequal

d) Imaginary

**65. Divide 80 into two parts so that their products is maximum, then the
numbers are**

a) 15,65

b) 25,55

c) 35,45

d) 40,40

**66. A seller makes an offer of selling certain articles that can be
described by the equation x=25-2y where x is price per unit and y denotes the
no. of units. The cost price of the article is Rs.10 per unit. The maximum
quantity that can be offered in a single deal to avoid loss is**

a) 6

b) 7

c) 8

d) 9

**68. How many different words can be formed with the letters of the word
“LIBERTY”**

a) 4050

b) 5040

c) 5400

d) 4500

**71. The ratio of numbers is 1:2:3 and sum of their squares is 504 then the
numbers are**

a) 6,12,18

b) 3,6,9

c) 4,8,12

d) 5,10,15

**72. In what time will a sum of money double itself at 6.25% p.a simple
interest**

a) 5 Yrs

b) 8 Yrs

c) 12yrs

d) 16Yrs

**73. The difference between and C.I & S.I at 7% p.a for 2 years is Rs.
29.4. then principal is**

a) Rs.5,000

b) Rs.5,500

c) Rs.6,000

d) Rs.6,500

**74. What principle will amount to Rs.370 in 6 years at 8% p.a at simple
interest**

a) Rs.210

b) Rs.250

c) Rs.310

d) Rs.350

**76. The pair of averages whose value can be determined graphically?**

a) Mean & Median

b) Mode & Mean

c) Mode & Median

d) None of the above

**77. In normal distribution mean ,median and mode are**

a) Equal

b) Not equal

c) Zero

d) None of the above

**80. Mean =5, S.D = 2.6, Median = 5, Q.D = 1.5 then Coefficient of Q.D is :**

a) 35

b) 39

c) 30

d) 32

**81. The difference between maximum and minimum value of the data is known
as :**

a) Range

b) Size

c) Width

d) Class

**82. Price and Demand is example for :**

a) No correlation

b) Positive correlation

c) Negative correlation

d) None of these

**83. Determine the coefficient of correlation between x and y series**

**Sum of product deviation of x and y series from mean = 122 **

a) -0.89

b) 0.89

c) 0.69

d) -0.69

**84. If r = + 1 or - 1 then the two regression lines __**

a) Have 30^{0} angle between them

b) Have 45^{0} angle between them

c) Coincide

d) Perpendicular to each other

**85. If mean of X and Y variables is 20 and 40 respectively and the
regression coefficient Y on X is 1.608 then the regression line of Y on X is :**

a) Y = 1.608 X + 7.84

b) Y = 1.56 X + 4.84

c) Y = 1.608 X + 4.84

d) Y = 1.56 X + 7.84

**87. The index number for the year 2012 taking 2011 as base using simple
average of price relatives method from the data given below is:**

Commodity | A | B | C | D | F |

Price in 2011 | 115 | 108 | 95 | 80 | 90 |

Price in 2012 | 125 | 117 | 109 | 95 | 95 |

a) 112

b) 117

c) 120

d) 111

**88. An index time series is a list of ____ numbers for two or more periods
of time.**

a) Index

b) absolute

c) Relative

d) None

**89. The difference between upper limit and lower limit of a class is
called:**

a) Class Interval

b) Class boundaries

c) Mid - value

d) Frequency

**90. If the class intervals are 10 -14, 15 -19, 20 -24,… Then the first
class boundaries are :**

a) 9.5 – 14.5

b) 10 – 15

c) 9 – 15

d) 10.5 – 15.5

**91. If P (A) = 0.45, P (B) = 0.35, P (A and B) = 0.25 then P(A /B) =**

a) 1.4

b) 1.8

c) 0.714

d) 0.556

**94. Find the expected value of the following probability distribution **

X | -20 | -10 | 30 | 75 | 80 |

P(x) | 3/20 | 1/5 | 1/2 | 1/10 | 1/20 |

a) 20.5

b) 21.5

c) 22.5

d) 24.5

**95. In a certain poisson frequency distribution, the probability
corresponding to two successes is half of the probability corresponding to three
successes. The mean of the distribution is**

a) 6

b) 12

c) 3

d) 2.95

**96. If the points of inflexion of a normal curve are 6 and 14 then
standard deviation is**

a) 4

b) 8

c) 16

d) 32

**97. There are 75 students in a class and their average marks is 50 and S.D
of marks is 5. Number of students who have secured more than 60 marks (Given
that area under the normal curve for z = 2 is 0.4772) is ______**

a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

d) 4

**98. Which of the following is non-probability sampling?**

a) Systematic sampling

b) Quota sampling

c) Cluster sampling

d) Stratified sampling

**99. Sample in which the number of units is less than _____ is called a
small sample**

a) 100

b) 75

c) 50

d) 30

**100. Standard deviation of a sampling distribution is known as:**

a) Standard Error

b) Sampling Error

c) Probable Error

d) Mean Deviation

## Answer Key

## Part A – GENERAL ECONOMICS

1. A 2. B 3. A 4. A 5. B 6. B 7. A 8. B 9. C 10. A 11. A 12. B 13. A 14. C 15. B 16. A 17. D 18. B 19. B 20. C 21. D 22. A 23. B 24. B 25. D 26. C 27. B 28. A 29. A 30. A 31. B 32. D 33. D 34. B 35. D 36. A 37. A 38. C 39. A 40. A 41. D 42. C 43. B 44. B 45. B 46. D 47. D 48. B 49. C 50. D

## Part B – QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

51. C 52. D 53. C 54. C 55. D 56. A 57. D 58. D 59. D 60. C 61. C 62. B 63. D 64. A 65. D 66. B 67. C 68. B 69. A 70. B 71. A 72. D 73. C 74. B 75. A 76. C 77. A 78. D 79. C 80. C 81. A 82. C 83. B 84. C 85. A 86. C 87. D 88. A 89. A 90. A 91. C 92. D 93. B 94. B 95. A 96. A 97. B 98. B 99. D 100. A