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Posted Date: 23-Mar-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Education    
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These questions are related to stock market



.Q1 As per the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, every member of a recognized stock exchange shall maintain and preserve the Members' contract books showing details of all contracts entered into by him or counterfoils or duplicates of memos of confirmation issued to other members for a period of _____ years.
(a) 1
(b) 5
(c) 2
(d) 7
Q2 Suppose your annual savings are Rs. 30,000. You opt for pension fund that offers compounded interest rate of 10% annually. How much will your PF account have after 25 years if you are contributing your savings to the PF at the end of every year?

(a) 32,50,412
(b) 29,50,412
(c) 2,95,041
(d) 3,25,041

Q3 SEBI Act, 1992 was enacted to establish SEBI with statutory powers for:

(a) Protecting the interests of investors in securities.
(b) Promoting the development of the securities market.
(c) Regulating the securities market.
(d) All of the Above

Q4 What is the purpose of Market Surveillance?

(a) To ensure Fair and efficient market.
(b) To curb liquidity.
(c) To delist non-compliant companies.
(d) Both (a) and (b).

Q5 The standard deviation of 2 securities A and B are 10% and 25% and their correlation coefficient is 0.2. What is the portfolio risk, if the investment in A is 25% and in B is 75%?
(a) 3.90%
(b) 19.41%
(c) 7.10%
(d) 1.10%

Q6 The compliance officer shall immediately and independently report to SEBI about __________, under the SEBI (Stock Brokers and Sub-brokers) Regulations, 1992.

(a) Audit observation
(b) Any non-compliance observed by him
(c) Client details
(d) Investment advice rendered by a broker

Q7 IMSS stands for ________.

(a) Integrated Market Security System
(b) International Market Security Surveillance
(c) International Market Surveillance System
(d) Integrated Market Surveillance System

Q8 Derivative includes:
(A) A security derived from a debt instrument, share, loan whether secured or unsecured, risk instrument or contract for differences or any other form of security.
(B) A contract which derives its value from the prices, or index or prices, of underlying securities.

(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B
Q9 When are the trading members expected to upload the Unique Client code details of F&O Clients?

(a) Before executing the trade or latest on same day.
(b) Before the 7th working day of the month following the day of trade.
(c) Before the 7th day of the month following the day of trade.
(d) None of the above.

Q10 A trading member has two clients with the following MTM positions.Client Security X Security Y Security Z
T-1 Day T Day T-1 Day T Day T-1 Day T Day
A -500 -1200 -1500 -800 1000 500
B -1000 -500 -1800 -1300 500 300
The MTM for the trading member will be _________.

(a) -6300
(b) -3300
(c) -3000
(d) 300

Q11 Book building is a process of __________.
(a) A company raising capital without diluting stake of its existing shareholders
(b) Offering securities to public for subscription for the purpose of raising capital or fund.
(c) Offering company's shares to a select set of people
(d) Offering securities in which bids at various prices from investors through syndicate members are collected


Q12 Which of the following is NOT true about SEBI?
(a) It can specify the matters to be disclosed and the standards of disclosure required for the protection of investors in respect of issues.
(b) Its regulatory jurisdiction extends over corporate in the issuance of capital and transfer of securities.
(c) It determines the premium/discounts at which securities are to be issued.
(d) Its regulatory jurisdiction extends over all intermediaries and persons associated with the securities market.

Q13 What is the present value of Rs. 6000 receivable after two years at a discount rate of 5% under continuous discounting?

(a) Rs. 5700
(b) Rs. 5429.02
(c) Rs. 6000
(d) Rs. 6300


Q14 Which of the following is NOT price sensitive information?

(a) Investors' education and training of intermediaries of securities markets.
(b) Major expansion plans or execution of new projects.
(c) Disposal of the whole or substantial part of the undertaking.
(d) Published periodical financial results of the company.

Q15 A trading member has four clients with the following positions. Client Security Settlement Buy Value Sell Value
Client A Security W 2005001 1129 1153
Security Z 2005004 977 2014
Client B Security W 2005001 978 1771
Security X 2005002 2069 3695
Security Y 2005003 1601 2079
Security Z 2005004 5365 1000
Client C Security X 2005001 1339 2069
Client D Security W 2005001 1260 3702
Security Y 2005003 1259 3392
Security Z 2005004 2493 470
The Gross open positions for the member in W, X, Y and Z will be ________respectively. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) 3259; 2356; 2611; 7425
(b) -6734; -6816; -5720; -4894
(c) -3259; -2356; -2611; -7425
(d) 9993; 9172; 8331; 12319

Q16 Under which of the following conditions, can SEBI reject issuance of registration certificate to a stock-broker?

(a) If the stock broker does not have any past experience in the business of buying, selling or dealing in securities.
(b) If the stock broker is not a fit and proper person.
(c) If the stock broker does not have the necessary infrastructure to effectively discharge his activities.
(d) All of the above.


Q17 Security A gives a return of 12% with a dispersion of 4%, while security B gives return of 15% with a dispersion of 5%. Which security is more risky?

(a) Security B
(b) Both securities are equally risky
(c) Neither of the securities is risky
(d) Security A

Q18 Calculate Beta of security-X, given the Covariance between return on Security-X and the return on Market portfolio as 67 and the Variance of return on the market portfolio as 108.5.

(a) 0.62
(b) 0.63
(c) 1.62
(d) 0.72

Q19 What is the correct fine structure for delay in uploading UCI details for F&O client?

(a) Rs.100 per client code subject to a minimum of Rs.1000 per week.
(b) Rs.100 per client code subject to a minimum of Rs.100 per week.
(c) Rs.10 per client code per day subject to Rs.100 per week
(d) Rs.1000 per client code per day of delay

Q20 A trading member has three clients with the following positions. Client Security Settlement Buy Value Sell Value
Client A Security W 2005001 550 250
Security Z 2005004 750 950
Client B Security X 2005002 875 625
Security Y 2005003 595 335
Client C Security Y 2005003 100 565
Security Z 2005004 795 20
The Gross open positions for the member in W, X, Y and Z will be________respectively.

(a) 800; 1500; 1595; 2695
(b) -500; -1250; -870; -1900
(c) 300; 250; 725; 795
(d) -300; -250; -725; -795

Q21 From the following information of a firm, determine earnings per share:
Net profit available to equity holders = Rs.50 lakh
Equity share capital = Rs.10 lakh
Face value of an equity share = Rs. 10

(a) Rs.5.00
(b) Rs.50.00
(c) Rs.10.00
(d) Rs.2.00


Q22 China Valley Pvt. Ltd. a Group I security, the scrip-wise daily VaR would be _____ times the volatility of the scrip, subject to a minimum of _____%.

(a) 3; 7
(b) 7; 3.5
(c) 3.5; 7.5
(d) 7.5; 3.5

Q23 Trade details for a security trading under the band of 10% are as follows, High price=55, Low price=45.45, Previous Close=50, Close price=55. Which of the following type of price band(s) it has touched during the trading day?

(a) Upper band
(b) Lower Band
(c) Upper band as well as lower band
(d) None of the above

Q24 Price to Earnings Ratio is given by __________.

(a) Face value of share / Dividend per share.
(b) Face value of share / Earning per share.
(c) Market value of share / Dividend per share.
(d) Market price of a share / Earning per share.

Q25 Suppose the index based circuit breaker was triggered at 2000 points, then its second circuit breaker will reach at ________. (Previous day close of nifty was 1800)

(a) 2070
(b) 2100
(c) 2200
(d) 2530

Q26 As per the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, every member of a recognized stock exchange shall maintain and preserve the counterfoils or duplicates of contract notes issued to clients for a period of _____ years.
(a) 1
(b) 7
(c) 2
(d) 5

Q27 While evaluating a project, a project should be accepted if _______.

(a) The benefit cost ratio is zero
(b) The net present value of the project is zero
(c) The net present value of the project is positive
(d) The benefit cost ratio is less than one
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Q28 Securities which have traded for less than 80% of the days and having Impact Cost more than 1 shall be categorized in VaR Group _____.

(a) III
(b) I
(c) II
(d) No Group

Q29 Which of the following is not a case of market abuse?

(a) Trading on the basis of published corporate information.
(b) Dissemination of false or misleading market information through rumors.
(c) Front running.
(d) Trading on the basis of un-published price sensitive information.

Q30 What price band is applicable for scrips trading in the derivatives segment?

(a) No band
(b) 10%
(c) 20%
(d) 5%

Q31 Register of transactions (Sauda Book) shall be preserved for a period of _____ years by the stock broker as per the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957.
(a) 6
(b) 5
(c) 7
(d) 10

Q32 Stock price of XYZ Ltd. is trading at Rs.115. The firm is expected to declare dividend of Rs.3.5 per share and is expected to grow at rate of 12.5 per cent per year. What is the cost of equity under dividend growth model?

(a) 12.50%
(b) 17.50%
(c) 3.20%
(d) 15.50%
Q33 Marketwide circuit breakers are applied _____________.

(a) To provide for a cooling-off period giving buyers and sellers time to assimilate information
(b) To avoid the prices of securities from falling further
(c) To allow buyers and sellers to take stock of the losses made by them
(d) To avoid the prices of securities from rising further

Q34 For a Client trading in F&O segment, the trading member is compulsorily required to upload which of the following details of the client?

(a) Ration Card
(b) Voter id
(c) MAPIN
(d) PAN

Q35 Assume security A with a beta of 1.1 is being considered at a time when risk free rate of return is 5% and market return is expected to be 14%. What is the required rate of return according to Capital Asset Pricing Model?

(a) 14.9
(b) 16.9
(c) 18.9
(d) 21.9

Q36 In case of 75% book building option adopted by an issuer company which of the following holds good?

(a) Not less than 10% of the net offer to the public should be available for allocation to non
Qualified Institutional Buyers and not more than 50% of net offer to the public should be
available for allocation to Qualified Institutional Buyers.
(b) Not less than 25% of the net offer to the public should be available for allocation to non
Qualified Institutional Buyers and not more than 50% of net offer to the public should be
available for allocation to Qualified Institutional Buyers.
(c) Not less than 25% of the net offer to the public should be available for allocation to Qualified
Institutional Buyers and not more than 50% of net offer to the public should be available for
allocation to non Qualified Institutional Buyers.
(d) Not less than 50% of the net offer to the public should be available for allocation to non
Qualified Institutional Buyers and not more than 75% of net offer to the public should be
available for allocation to Qualified Institutional Buyers.

Q37 'Documents register showing full particulars of shares and securities received and delivered' shall be preserved for a period of _____ years by the stock broker as per the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957.
(a) 7
(b) 6
(c) 10
(d) 5


Q38 Every recognized stock exchange furnishes a copy of the annual report, as per the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 to ______________.

(a) Securities and Exchange Board of India
(b) Registrar of Companies
(c) Securities Appellate Tribunal
(d) Company Law Board


Q39 Which of the following is NOT included in the code of conduct for stock-broker holding a certificate?

(a) Exercise of Due Skill and Care.
(b) Integrity in conduct of business.
(c) Manipulative transactions.
(d) Advertisement and Publicity.

Q40 MS Pvt. Ltd. Group III scrip has a scrip VaR of 9 and the Index VaR is 7. The VaR rate applicable for the scrip would be____%.

(a) 67.66
(b) 60.62
(c) 54.56
(d) 77.65


Q41 A trading member has two clients with the following positions. Client Security Settlement Buy Value Sell Value
Client A Security W 2005001 9883 9683
Security X 2005002 9319 1169
Security Y 2005003 1117 1078
Security Z 2005004 1082 1528
Client B Security W 2005001 1528 1406
Security X 2005002 1410 1380
Security Y 2005003 1471 1473
Security Z 2005004 1395 1271
The Gross open positions for the member in W, X, Y and Z will be ________ respectively.

(a) 22500; 13278; 5139; 5276
(b) -22178; -5098; 5098; -4706
(c) 322; 8180; 41; 570
(d) -322; -8180; -41; -570


Q42 Following is accepted towards cash component of members additional capital:

(a) NSC certificates
(b) Equity mutual funds
(c) Government securities
(d) Gold


Q43 A trading member has two clients with the following positions. Client Security Settlement Buy Value Sell Value
Client A Security W 2005001 1000 1100
Security X 2005002 3000 2550
Client B Security W 2005001 900 1100
Security X 2005002 6000 6500
The Gross open positions for the member in W and X will be ________respectively.

(a) 300; 950
(b) -300; -950
(c) 4100; 18050
(d) -3800; -18000


Q44 What is the average cost of capital of XYZ Ltd.? If the cost of capital from each source such as debt, preferred stock and equity is 8%, 18% and 30% respectively and being financed with 30% from debt, 30% from preferred stock and 40% from the equity.

(a) 17%
(b) 18.40%
(c) 19.80%
(d) 22%

Q45 Which of the following is NOT the function of Securities Appellate Tribunal?

(a) Receiving evidence on affidavits.
(b) Calling for information from intermediaries and self-regulatory organizations in the
securities market.
(c) Summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath.
(d) Dismissing an application for default.


Q46 The stock returns of the Company ABC Ltd. for past 5 years are 5%, 10%, 25%, 45%, and 40%. What is the standard Deviation of the returns for the Company ABC Ltd.?

(a) Insufficient data to calculate Std Deviation
(b) 250
(c) 35.36
(d) 15.81

Q47 A security in Trade for Trade segment must be settled on ________.

(a) At the discretion of the clearing corporation
(b) Net Basis
(c) Gross basis
(d) At the discretion of the clearing member


Q48 The index based circuit filters are applicable at the following stages of index movement:

(a) 5%, 10%, 20%
(b) 10%, 20%, 30%
(c) 10%, 15%, 20%
(d) 2%,5%,10%
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q49 Alerts for the Preliminary analysis and Investigation process are received from _________.

(a) The surveillance group.
(b) Regulatory bodies.
(c) Investors/members.
(d) All of the above

Q50 Which VaR group securities are accepted as collaterals by NSCCL? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Group I
(b) Group II
(c) Group III
(d) All Group

Q51 Capital Employed is equal to _________.

(a) Fixed Assets + Current Assets +Current Liabilities
(b) Fixed Assets + Current Assets - Current Liabilities
(c) Fixed Assets - Current Assets + Current Liabilities
(d) Fixed Assets - Current Assets - Current Liabilities
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q2 If a client buys shares worth Rs. 2,55,000 and sells shares worth Rs. 3,45,000 through a broker, then the maximum brokerage payable to the broker is _____________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 20000
(b) Rs. 15000
(c) Rs. 25000
(d) Rs. 10000
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q3 Return on Total Asset is equal to __________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Gross Income/Average Total Asset
(b) Average total asset/Gross Income
(c) Return on Equity/Average total Asset
(d) Net income /Average Total Asset
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q4 Which of the following is a benefit of participation in a depository? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) No stamp duty on transfer of securities.
(b) Elimination of risks associated with physical certificates such as bad delivery, fake securities,etc.
(c) Nomination facility.
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q5 The benchmark stock market index of India is ________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Dow Jones
(b) Nikkei 225
(c) S&P 500
(d) the Nifty
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q6 Which of the following is not true about offer of shares through normal public issue? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) In normal Public issue, investors bid for shares at the floor price or above and after the closure of the process the price is determined for allotment of shares.
(b) In case of the normal public issue the demand for an issue is known at the close of the issue.
(c) In case of offer of shares through normal public issue price at which securities will be allotted is known to an investor in advance .
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q7 At 8% annual inflation rate, an item costing Rs. 100 today, would cost Rs. _______ after one year. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 108
(b) Rs. 118
(c) Rs. 208
(d) Rs. 98
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q8 At 6% annual inflation rate, an item costing Rs. 100 today, would cost Rs. _______ after two years. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 224
(b) Rs. 112.36
(c) Rs. 122.46
(d) Rs. 124.30
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q9 The Margin which takes care that all daily losses must be met by the investor by depositing of further collateral by the close of business, the following day is known as _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Mark to Market Margin
(b) Minimum Margin
(c) Cross Margin
(d) Initial Margin
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q10 What is the present value of Rs. 6000 receivable after two years at a discount rate of 5% under continuous discounting? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 5429.02
(b) Rs. 6000
(c) Rs. 5700
(d) Rs. 6300
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q11 What is the dividend yield of ABC Co Share having a face value of Rs 100, market value of 360 and an annual dividend of Rs 10? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 1%
(b) 2.77%
(c) 10%
(d) 4%
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q12 Earnings Per Share (EPS) is calculated by _________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Gross Profit / No. of equity shareholders
(b) Net Profit / No. of equity shareholders
(c) Gross Profit / No. of Ordinary shares outstanding
(d) Net Profit / No. of Ordinary shares outstanding
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q13 Which amongst these is not a Debt market instrument? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Public Sector Units bonds
(b) Corporate Securities
(c) FIIs
(d) Government Securities
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q14 Which rate of return accounts for intra-year compounding? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Effective
(b) Stated
(c) Both of the above
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q15 ___________ is a good indicator of the stock market behaviour. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Reliance
(b) TISCO
(c) Infosys
(d) Nifty index
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q16 Market Capitalisation is _____________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Value of shares of the company held by Foreign Investors
(b) No. of shares issued by a company multiplied by it's market price
(c) Value of shares held by promoters of the company
(d) Value of shares in the company held by the public
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q17 What is the present value of Rs 10000 receivable after 1 year discounted at 10% p.a.? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 11000
(b) 10000
(c) 9000
(d) 9090.9
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q18 What factor/s affect the interest rate? [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Government borrowings
(b) Supply of money
(c) Inflation rate
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q19 Which of the following needs to be considered by an investor, while investing? [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Assess risk-return profile of the investment.
(b) Know the liquidity and safety aspects of the investment.
(c) Obtain written documents explaining the investment.
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q20 Money market mutual funds can invest in _______. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) treasury bills
(b) certificate of deposits
(c) commercial paper
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q21 Which of the following is not true about a debt instrument? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) It signifies a ownership right in the company.
(b) It carries interest paying obligation.
(c) It has a fixed maturity.
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q22 Which type of corporate action splits the existing shares of a particular face value into smaller denominations? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Stock Split
(b) Bonus Issue
(c) Buy Back
(d) Right Issue
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q23 How many securities are there in Nifty index? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 30
(b) 100
(c) 500
(d) 50
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q24 Which of the following is TRUE about Primary Markets? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Primary Markets are markets where commodities are sold.
(b) Primary Market is the place where public can buy and sell securities from one another.
(c) Primary Markets refer to the mobilization of funds from the public by corporates through the issue of shares / debentures.
(d) Primary Markets are places where only short term instruments are traded.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q25 The future value of a Rs.10,000 investment done today, which gives an annual rate of return of 20% per annum, after one year should be ____________. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 12,200
(b) Rs. 12,500
(c) Rs. 12,000
(d) Rs. 12,640
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q26 Which of the following problems have been eliminated by Depositories? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Reduction in the share transfer time to the buyer.
(b) Risk of stolen, fake, forged shares.
(c) Stamp duty on transfer of shares in dematerialized form.
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q27 Which of the following is not a benefit of investing in mutual funds? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Investment in Mutual funds leads to diversification of holdings.
(b) Mutual funds are managed by professional fund managers.
(c) Mutual Funds regularly provide investors with information on the value of their investments.
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q28 Funds which invest only in the stocks comprising an index and aim to give returns commensurate with the index returns are called _________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Index Funds
(b) Active Funds
(c) Dormant Funds
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q29 Depositories are like banks for securities. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) TRUE
(b) FALSE
(c) Dormant Funds
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q30 At 12% annual inflation rate, an item costing Rs. 100 today, would cost Rs. _______ after one year. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 114
(b) Rs. 112
(c) Rs. 102
(d) Rs. 113
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q31 The future value of a Rs.10,000 investment, which gives an annual rate of return of 20% per annum, after two years would grow to _________ (assume discrete compounding) [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 14,400
(b) Rs. 14,000
(c) Rs, 14,250
(d) Rs. 14,500
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q32 An investment should provide an after-tax return which is ________. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) at least higher than the rate of inflation
(b) less than the rate of inflation
(c) equal to the rate of inflation
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q33 Which of the following is not true about ADR? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) ADR represents the foreign shares of the company held on deposit by a custodian bank in the company's home country.
(b) ADRs may be used in public or private markets inside or outside US.
(c) ADRs do not eliminate the currency risk associated with an investment in a non-U.S. company.
(d) An ADR is a U.S. dollar denominated form of equity ownership in a non-U.S. company.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q34 What are the segments of Securities Market? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Primary market and Secondary market
(b) New issues market
(c) Primary market
(d) Secondary market
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q35 Which instrument among these is considered the most challenging and rewarding investment option, when compared to other investment options? [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Equity
(b) Fixed Deposit
(c) Bonds
(d) Treasury Bill
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q36 'Bid' means the _____________. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Seller's price
(b) Traded Price
(c) Market price
(d) Buyer's price
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q37 Profit and Loss account of a company shows _______. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) The revenues and expenses during particular period of time.
(b) The revenues and expenses of the company at a particular point of time.
(c) The financial position of the company at a particular point of time.
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q38 Which instrument among these have historically shown to give the highest returns when invested over long periods? [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Debentures
(b) Equity
(c) Fixed Deposit
(d) Bank Deposit
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q39 The lenders use ______________ ratio to assess debt servicing capacity of a firm. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Interest Coverage ratio
(b) Debt-Asset Ratio
(c) Acid-test Ratio
(d) Current Ratio
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q40 _______ funds do not have a fixed date of redemption. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Open ended funds
(b) Close ended funds
(c) Diversified funds
(d) Both A and B
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q41 'Ask' means the ________. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Buyer's price
(b) Seller's price
(c) Market price
(d) Traded Price
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q42 ________________ is maintained by NSE to make good investor claims, which may arise out of non-settlement of obligations by the trading member, who has been declared defaulter, in respect of trades executed on the Exchange. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Investor Education and Reimbursement Fund (IERF)
(b) Investor Reimbursement Fund (IRF)
(c) Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF)
(d) Investor Protection Fund (IPF)
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q43 At 10% annual inflation rate, an item costing Rs. 100 today, would cost Rs. _______ after one year. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs.101
(b) Rs. 110
(c) Rs.115
(d) Rs. 109
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q44 What is the present value of Rs. 3000 receivable after two years at a discount rate of 5% under continuous discounting? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 3150
(b) Rs. 2714.51
(c) Rs. 2850
(d) Rs. 2970
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q45 The future value of a Rs.12,000 investment made today, which gives an annual rate of return of 10% per annum, after one year should be _________. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 12,200
(b) Rs. 12,500
(c) Rs. 13,200
(d) Rs. 13,100
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q46 Nifty index is used in _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Derivatives
(b) Index Funds
(c) Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q47 Demutualisation of stock exchanges refer to _________. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) the legal structure of an exchange whereby the ownership, the management and the trading rights at the exchange are segregated from one another
(b) the legal structure of an exchange whereby the ownership and the management at the exchange are segregated from one another
(c) the legal structure of an exchange whereby the ownership, the management and the trading rights at the exchange vests in one person
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q48 Which securities can an investor invest in? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Shares
(b) Debentures
(c) Mutual Funds
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q49 _____________ gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation to sell a given quantity of underlying asset at a given price on or before a given future date. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Put Option
(b) Forward
(c) Future
(d) Call Option
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q50 The holders of which instrument are members of the company and have voting rights? [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Treasury Bill
(b) Commercial Paper
(c) Debenture
(d) Equity
(e) I am not attempting the question

Correct answers are shown in green. Attempted answers, if wrong, are in red.Q1 1.What is the outstanding position on which initial margin will be calculated if Mr. Madanlal buys 800 units @Rs.1060 and sells 450 units @Rs.1055? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 800 units
(b) 1250 units
(c) 450 units
(d) 350 units
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q2 Which of the following does NOT invite penalty points? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) non-payment of funds obligation
(b) short delivery
(c) inadequate stamp duty on transfer deed
(d) bad delivery
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q3 Who issues the registration to a Mutual Fund in India? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Only RBI
(b) RBI for all types of Mutual Funds and additional permission from SEBI in case of a Mutual Fund being a subsidiary of a bank
(c) Only SEBI
(d) SEBI for all types of Mutual Funds and additional permission from RBI in case of a Mutual Fund being a subsidiary of a bank
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q4 In index/stock futures trading, profits are received or losses are paid ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) in the delivery month
(b) on a weekly settlement basis
(c) on daily settlement
(d) on the day of expiry of the contract
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q5 Derivative includes:
A. a security derived from a debt instrument, share, loan whether secured or unsecured, risk instrument or contract for differences or any other form of security.
B. a contract which derives its value from the prices, or index or prices, of underlying securities. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) only A
(b) only B
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q6 The _________issued by SEBI aim to secure fuller disclosure of the relevant information about the issuer and the nature of issue so that the investors can take informed decision [ 1 Mark ]

(a) SEBI (Stock Brokers and Sub brokers) Rules
(b) SC(R)A
(c) Disclosure and Investor Protection Guidelines
(d) SEBI (Prohibition of Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices Relating to Securities Markets) regulations
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q7 If the company pays dividend of Rs.10 every year and the expected return for the investor is 8%, what is the theoretical value of the share of the company for a period of one year, if the par value of the share is Rs.80? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 80
(b) 83.334
(c) 84.07
(d) 89.259
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q8 A trading member has the following position in a particular security TELCO:

Client Buy Quantity Sell Quantity
A 5200 1000
B 3000 500
C 2000 5600
D 0 4800
E 3400 0

What will be the final settlement obligation in TELCO for the member? [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Pay-in obligation for 13600 shares
(b) Pay-in obligation of 1700 shares
(c) Pay-in obligation for 800 shares
(d) Pay-out obligation of 1700 shares
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q9 The difference between primary markets and secondary markets is __________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Corporates raise resources directly from the investors through the primary market, whereas in the secondary markets, investors buy and sell securities to one another
(b) Primary markets deal in shares whereas secondary markets in debentures
(c) Primary markets are legal whereas secondary markets are not
(d) The initial public issues are made in primary market whereas all subsequent issues are made in the secondary markets
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q10 Which of the following is not a speculative transaction? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) a contract in respect of stocks and shares entered into by a dealer or investor therein to guard against loss in his holdings of stocks and shares through price fluctuations
(b) a contract entered into by a member of a forward market or a stock exchange in the course of any transaction in the nature of jobbing or arbitrage to guard against loss arising in ordinary course of business
(c) a contract entered into by a person to guard against loss through future price fluctuations in respect of his contracts for actual delivery of goods manufactured by him or merchandise sold by him
(d) none of the above is speculative transactions
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q11 Assume security A with a beta of 1.1 is being considered at a time when risk free rate of return is 5% and market return is expected to be 14%. What is the required rate of return according to Capital Asset Pricing Model? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 18.9
(b) 21.9
(c) 14.9
(d) 16.9
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q12 Which one of the following is NOT an immediate measure taken by NSCCL in case a member fails to meet any obligation? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Squares up open positions.
(b) Reduces exposure limits.
(c) Uses trade guarantee fund to discharge his obligations.
(d) Disables trading terminal until member's obligations are fully discharged.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q13 Stock price of XYZ Ltd. is trading at Rs.60. The firm is expected to declare dividend of Rs.6 per share and is expected to grow at rate of 12per cent per year. What is the cost of equity under dividend growth model? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 22%
(b) 20%
(c) 18%
(d) 12%
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q14 S&P CNX Nifty includes _______most liquid stocks that trade on NSEIL. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 50
(b) 30
(c) 500
(d) 100
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q15 Register of transactions (Sauda Book) shall be preserved for a period of ___ years by the stock broker as per the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 7
(b) 5
(c) 6
(d) 10
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q16 An order which is activated when a price crosses a limit is _________ in F&O segment of NSEIL. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Market order
(b) Fill or kill order
(c) Stop loss order
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q17 Auction is held in Reliance for 10,000 shares.
The closing price of Reliance on that day was Rs.146.00
The last traded price of Reliance on that day was Rs.141.00
The close price of Reliance last Friday was Rs.142.00
The previous day's close price of Reliance was Rs.151.00
What is the maximum allowable price at which the member can put a sell order in the auction for Reliance? (Price band applicable for Auction market is +/-15%) [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 167.90
(b) Rs. 173.65
(c) Rs. 162.15
(d) Rs. 163.30
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q18 What is the current yield if a 11.50% bond sells in the market for Rs.125? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 9.2
(b) 9.15
(c) 9.25
(d) 9
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q19 On May 20, 2003, SATYAM COMP closed at Rs. 224, while the June futures contract on SATYAM COMP closed at Rs. 226.4. On May 21, 2003, SATYAM COMP closed at Rs. 227 and the June futures contract on SATYAM COMP closed at Rs. 228.70. Santosh is long 2 contracts of SATYAM COMP (minimum lot size per contract of SATYAM COMP is 1000). What is the profit / loss made by Santosh on his position on May 21, 2003? [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Loss of Rs. 4,600
(b) Profit of Rs. 6,000
(c) Profit of Rs. 4,600
(d) Loss of Rs. 6,000
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q20 Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding B2B portals? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) The 'debtonnetindia' is a B2B web-enabled market place for primary issuance of debt securities and provides investors and brokers similar levels of efficiency and transparency on the primary market segment.
(b) The B2B portal 'debtonnetindia', provides both secondary and primary market platform.
(c) TheB2B portal 'riskexpress' provides both secondary and primary market platform.
(d) Two B2B portals, namely 'debtonnetindia' and 'riskexpress' provide a secure, anonymous, neutral and flexible transactional platform for issue and trading of fixed income instruments.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q21 What is the average rate of return if the returns during the previous three years are 10%, 25% and 42%? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 21%
(b) 25.67%
(c) 2.57%
(d) 15.40%
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q22 In which market does Buyer & seller not know each other? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Continuous Market
(b) Negotiated Market
(c) Continuous as well as negotiated
(d) None of the Above
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q23 Which of the following is not the main objective of SEBI? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Protecting the interest of investors in securities market
(b) Regulating the securities market
(c) Promoting and developing Forex Market in India.
(d) Promoting the development of securities market
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q24 ________ is also known as profitability index which measures the present value of the returns per rupee invested. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Accounting Rate of Return
(b) Internal Rate of Return
(c) Net Present Value
(d) Benefit-Cost Ratio
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q25 Calculate the value 5 years hence of a deposit of Rs. 1,000 made today if the interest rate is 7% (compounded annually). [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Rs.1,403
(b) Rs.1,350
(c) Rs.1,000
(d) Rs.1,035
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q26 The branch manager can view all the order details for _______ in the 'Outstanding Orders' screen in the NEAT system.
(A) a specific dealer under his own branch
(B) all dealers under his own branch
(C) the whole broking firm [ 1 Mark ]

(a) (A) and (B) only
(b) (A) and (C) only
(c) (A), (B) and (C)
(d) (B) and (C) only
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q27 Total Margin levied on a member in respect of options contracts comprises of _____. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Initial Margin + Premium Margin - Assignment Margin
(b) Initial Margin + Mark to Market Settlement
(c) Initial Margin + Premium Margin
(d) Initial Margin + Premium Margin + Assignment Margin
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q28 Security A gives a return of 12% with a dispersion of 4%, while security B gives return of 15% with a dispersion of 5%.which security is more risky? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Security A
(b) Both securities are equally risky
(c) Security B
(d) Neither of the securities is risky
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q29 Which of the following is NOT true about corporate securities market reforms? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Indian companies were allowed access to international capital market through issue of ADRs and GDRs.
(b) Major part of the liberalisation process was the repeal of the Capital Issues (Control) Act, 1947 in May 1992.
(c) Permission to access the international capital market was withdrawn.
(d) To ensure effective regulation of the corporate securities market, the SEBI Act, 1992 was enacted to empower SEBI with statutory powers.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q30 A stock currently sells at 120. The put options to sell the stock sells at Rs. 134 costs Rs. 18. What is the time value of the option? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Rs.12
(b) Rs.18
(c) Rs.4
(d) Rs.14
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q31 The authority regulating the issue of shares by companies in the primary markets is the ________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Reserve Bank of India
(b) National Stock Exchange
(c) Controller of Capital Issues
(d) Securities and Exchange Board of India
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q32 A trading member is getting a message that he has violated the gross exposure limit. The gross exposure at that point of time was Rs. 1400 lakh. What is his base capital? (Assume Rs. 1400 lakh is allowable gross exposure). [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 155.00 lakh
(b) Rs. 181.00 lakh
(c) Rs. 157.00 lakh
(d) Rs. 46.00 lakh
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q33 What are securities issued at Discount & redeemed at par? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Securities with Fixed Coupon rates
(b) Indexed Bonds
(c) Zero-Coupon Bonds
(d) Floating Rate Bonds
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q34 For what kind of results is Limited review mandatory? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Audited half-yearly
(b) Audited quarterly
(c) un-audited quarterly
(d) un-audited half-yearly
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q35 An at-the-money option contract would generate ______upon exercise for the buyer. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) negative cash flow
(b) positive cash flow
(c) no cash flow
(d) specified amount of cash flow
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q36 The cost of debt capital is cheaper in the capital structure under________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Net Operating Income Approach
(b) Traditional Approach
(c) Net Income Approach
(d) Modigliani and Miller Approach
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q37 Where securities are listed on the application of any person on any recognised stock exchange, such person shall comply with the conditions of the listing agreement with __________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) that stock exchange
(b) Registrar of Companies
(c) Central Government
(d) Securities and Exchange Board of India
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q38 Average Collection Period is given by __________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Average Accounts Payables/Average Daily Credit Sales
(b) Average Accounts Payables/Average Daily Credit Purchases
(c) Average Accounts Receivables/Average Daily Credit Sales
(d) Average Accounts Receivables/Average Daily Credit Purchases
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q39 The pre-issue and post-issue obligations are discharged by _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) bankers
(b) stock exchanges
(c) transfer agents
(d) merchant bankers
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q40 Find the spot rate uptill next coupon, using Nelson-Seigel Model when settlement date is 15th March 2003 & next coupon is 23rd September 2003, Beta 0=8, Beta 1 = -1.85, Beta 2 = -4 and Tau=15. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) 5.9089
(b) 6.0576
(c) 6.1135
(d) 6.0045
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q41 What is the present value of Rs. 4000 receivable after two years at a discount rate of 5% under continuous discounting? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 3619.34
(b) Rs. 3800
(c) Rs. 3628.11
(d) Rs. 4200
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q42 Find the forward leg consideration for Security 11.50% 2012 for Settlement date of 25th August 2003 & Maturity date of 14th December 2012 with Market Price of Rs. 133 (Ex-Interest Price), Repo rate 8% p.a. & Repo term of 5 days. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) 135.6565
(b) 135.6246
(c) 135.4163
(d) 135.5812
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q43 Pay-in and pay-out of funds and securities are effected on the same day in the ____________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) ALBM Segment
(b) Rolling Market Segment
(c) Normal Market segment
(d) Limited Physical Segment
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q44 Trading member Mr. Shantilal took proprietary purchase in a March 2000 contract. He bought 1500 units @Rs.1200 and sold 1200 @ Rs. 1220. The end of day settlement price was Rs. 1221. What is the outstanding position on which initial margin will be calculated? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 1200 units
(b) 2700 units
(c) 1500 units
(d) 300 units
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q45 Which of the following is FALSE about the NEAT system? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) A member punches into the computer quantities of securities and the price at which he wants to transact.
(b) The transaction is executed through the mainframe computer of the exchange as soon as the order punched by the user finds a matching sale or buy order from a counter party.
(c) The identity of the trading member is revealed to make the system transparent.
(d) This system enables members from across the country to trade simultaneously with enormous ease and efficiency.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q46 A call option that is out-of-the-money or at-the-money has ________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) no value
(b) only intrinsic value
(c) face value
(d) only time value
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q47 Which of the following is a criterion for admission of a stock into S&P CNX Nifty? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Stocks where prices have gone up recently
(b) Stocks where ICICI has appraised projects
(c) Stocks with low impact cost
(d) Stock with low P/E
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q48 NSE has set up Investor Protection Fund as a ________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Company
(b) Cooperative Society
(c) Association
(d) Trust
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q49 The power to withdraw recognition to a Stock Exchange vests in ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Parliament
(b) Reserve Bank of India
(c) Securities and Exchange Board of India
(d) Department of Company Affairs
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q50 How much is the correlation coefficient between the companies A and B, if their covariance is 30 and their standard deviations respectively are 6 and 8? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 0.46
(b) 0.625
(c) 1.6
(d) 1
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q51 Mr. Harsh purchased 16000 shares of MTNL Options having strike price of 120. The market lot of the shares before adjustment was 1600. After the corporate action of 1:1 bonus in MTNL, the revised details in respect of strike price, Market lot and positions would be _________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 120, 1600, 16000
(b) 240, 800, 8000
(c) 30, 1600, 8000
(d) 60, 3200, 32000
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q52 Spot value of Nifty is 1240. An investor buys a one-month nifty 1255 put option for a premium of Rs.17. The option is __________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) at-the-money
(b) out-of-the-money
(c) in-the-money
(d) above-the-money
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q53 For a security B, if price at the beginning of the year is Rs.20; dividend receivable at the end of the year is Rs.0.5; and the price at the end of the year is Rs.22 then what is the rate of return on the security? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 0.095
(b) 0.125
(c) 0.045
(d) 0.135
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q54 Which of the following is NOT true about corporate securities market reforms? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) The trading cycle in the stock exchanges follow rolling settlement.
(b) The practice of allocation of resources among different competing entities as well as its terms by a central authority was discontinued.
(c) The secondary market overcame the geographical barriers by moving to screen based trading.
(d) Counter-party risk is borne by investors.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q55 The depositories assist NSCCL to pay-in and pay-out of _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) securities held in demat form only
(b) securities held in physical form only
(c) securities held in demat as well as in physical form
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q56 Mr. A purchased equity shares of XYZ Ltd. at a cost of Rs. 95000/- on 1st June 2001. He sold the same on 1st January 2003 for Rs. 98000/-. (Given: Cost inflation index FY 2001-02 = 426, FY 2002-03 = 447 and 447/426 = 1.05). Long term capital profit / loss on this transaction would be ____. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Long term capital gain Rs. 3,000/-
(b) Long term capital loss Rs. 1,750/-
(c) Long term capital gain Rs. 1,750/-
(d) Long term capital loss Rs. 3,000/-
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q57 Which of the following is TRUE about primary markets? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Primary markets are places where only short term instruments are traded.
(b) Primary markets refer to the direct solicitation of funds from the public by companies.
(c) Primary markets are markets where commodities are sold.
(d) Primary markets is the place where public can buy and sell securities with one another.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q58 Premium Margin is levied at ___ level. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) broker
(b) trading member
(c) client
(d) clearing member
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q59 In the case of a GTC order, each day counted is a calendar day inclusive of ____________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Saturdays and Sundays
(b) Saturdays, Sundays and other Exchange specified holidays
(c) Sundays only
(d) Saturdays only
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q60 Which of the following is NOT true about a credit rating agency (CRA)? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) CRA can not rate the securities issued by its promoter
(b) CRA can be promoted by any company or body corporate having the networth of Rs. 100 crore in previous 3 years.
(c) CRA can not rate securities issued by any borrower, subsidiary, an associate promoter of CRA if there are common Chairman, Directors or employee between CRA or its rating committee and these entities.
(d) CRA has to have a minimum networth of 5 crore
(e) I am not attempting this question


Correct answers are shown in green. Attempted answers, if wrong, are in red.Q1 An application for arbitration can be filed within ____ from the date of dispute [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 45 days
(b) 3 months
(c) 1 year
(d) 6 months
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q2 Which of the following is FALSE about trade cancellation in the NEAT system? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) The counterparty to the trade makes similar request on the same trading day.
(b) Identity of the users are disclosed to keep transparency.
(c) The user can use trade cancellation screen for cancelling trades done during the day.
(d) The user can request for trade cancellation from the previous trades screen.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q3 Which is the settlement system followed by NSCCL with effect from April 1, 2003? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Daily Settlement
(b) T+2 rolling settlement
(c) Account Period Settlement
(d) T+3 rolling settlement.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q4 Which of the following statement/s is TRUE on the NEAT system?
(A) Disclosed quantity orders cannot be modified to such a quantity where the disclosed quantity is greater than the order quantity.
(B) Except for the Limited Physical market, a user cannot modify an order to a quantity less than the specified Regular Lot and multiples of Regular Lot.
(C) Orders cannot be modified to a quantity greater than the issued capital for the security. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Only statements (A) and (C)
(b) Only statements (B) and (C)
(c) Statements (A), (B) and (C)
(d) Only statement (C)
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q5 Which of the following functions a branch manager can perform on the NEAT system [ 2 Marks ]

(a) The branch manager can receive the End of Day reports for the trading firm.
(b) The branch manager can view and perform order and trade related activities for the trading firm.
(c) The branch manager can view and perform order and trade related activities and receive the End of Day reports for all dealers under that branch.
(d) The branch manager can receive the End of Day reports of all the branches of the trading firm.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q6 The daily margin in T+2 rolling settlement comprises of ___________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Mark to Market Margin and Gross Exposure Margin
(b) Mark to Market Margin, Gross Exposure Margin and Value at Risk-based Margin
(c) Mark to Market Margin and Value at Risk-based Margin
(d) Gross Exposure Margin and Value at Risk-based Margin
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q7 Which of the following statement/s is TRUE on the NEAT system?
(A) Circulars, as and when issued by NSEIL, are available to members on the intranet in their respective trading member directory identified by their trading member id.
(B) A message is flashed on the NEAT screen when the circular is downloaded.
(C) The circular file is ********.wri where ******** indicates the department and Circular No. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Only statements (B) and (C)
(b) Only statements (A) and (B)
(c) Statements (A), (B) and (C)
(d) Only statements (A) and (C)
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q8 Which of the following is not true about Mark to Market Margin? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Mark to market margin is computed on the basis of mark to market loss of a member.
(b) Mark to market margin is calculated by marking each transaction in a scrip to the closing price of the scrip at the end of trading
(c) Mark to market profit/loss across different securities within the same settlement is set off to determine the mark to market loss for a settlement.
(d) Mark to market loss is the notional loss which the member would incur in case the cumulative gross outstanding position of the member in some securities were closed out at the closing price of the securities
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q9 Auction is held in PQR for 10,000 shares.
The closing price of PQR on that day was Rs.149.00
The last traded price of PQR on that day was Rs.144.0
The close price of PQR last Friday was Rs.145.00
The previous day's close price of PQR was Rs.154.00
What is the maximum allowable price at which the member can put a sell order in the auction for PQR? (Assume Price Band applicable for Auction market is +/-20%) [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 184.8
(b) Rs. 180.35
(c) Rs. 154
(d) Rs. 144
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q10 A trading member on the NSE, has a branch order value of Rs. 750 lakh for his Mumbai branch and Rs. 600 lakh for Delhi branch. Mumbai branch has two users 'X' and 'Y' with user order value limits of Rs. 200 lakh and Rs. 200 lakh respectively. Delhi branch has one user 'Z' with user order value limit of Rs. 450 lakh. The member applies for a new user at Mumbai. What is the maximum user order value that can be set for the new user? [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 500 lakh
(b) Any amount, as there is no restriction on User Order Value
(c) Rs. 350 lakh
(d) Rs. 150 lakh
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q11 A client shall make payment for securities purchased to the trading member _______. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) on receipt of the securities
(b) Any amount, as there is no restriction on User Order Value
(c) before the funds pay-in day
(d) within 24 hours of sale
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q12 Which of the following is NOT a derivative traded on Indian Stock Market? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Index Options
(b) Stock Futures
(c) Index Futures
(d) Forward Rate Agreements
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q13 Contract note is signed by the _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) dealer
(b) dominant promoters
(c) directors
(d) authorised signatory
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q14 Which of the following is FALSE about auctions in the NEAT system? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) All auction orders are entered into the auction order book.
(b) Auction order matching takes place at the end of the solicitor period for the auction.
(c) Auction matching takes place only across orders belonging to the same auction.
(d) All auction trades take place at the last traded price for that day in the regular lot book in the normal market
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q15 In which book type on the NEAT system, does the user enter Limited Physical orders? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) SL
(b) RL
(c) OL
(d) SP
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q16 Which of the following statements is FALSE about the NEAT system? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) The order/trade slips are Confirmation/Modification/Cancellation/Rejection slips.
(b) Members can take print of confirmation slips at the end of the day from the reprint option in the supplementary menu
(c) Margin report is generated on-line.
(d) The trade and order slips are generated on-line.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q17 If a client buys shares worth Rs. 1,25,000 and sells shares worth Rs. 75,000 through a sub-broker, then the maximum brokerage payable to him is ___. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 24,000
(b) Rs. 16,000
(c) Rs. 3,000
(d) Rs. 20,000
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q18 A trading member submits ____________ to the stock exchange on an annual basis.
(A) audited financial statements
(B) networth certificate
(C) proof of renewal of insurance cover [ 2 Marks ]

(a) (A), (B) and (C)
(b) (A) and (C) only
(c) (B) and (C) only
(d) (A) only
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q19 Is it compulsory for a trading member to maintain a separate bank account for the Clients? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Yes, only if his clients request for opening a bank account
(b) No
(c) Yes, only if his clients are not his relatives
(d) Yes
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q20 A copy of an advertisement has to be submitted by a trading member to NSE __________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) for record
(b) for information
(c) after its issue in publication/media
(d) for prior approval before its issue in publication/media
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q21 A portfolio contains securities with the expected return as follows:-

Security Probability Return
A 40 30
B 20 30
C 40 50

What will be the expected return of the portfolio? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 2.1
(b) 46
(c) 38
(d) 3,150
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q22 A settlement system has ________.
(A) counterparty risk
(B) systems risk
(C) liquidity risk [ 2 Marks ]

(a) (B) and (C)
(b) (A) and (B)
(c) only (C)
(d) (A) and (C)
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q23 What does 'OM' indicate as an activity in the 'Activity Log' screen in the NEAT system? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Order Modified
(b) Trade Cancelled
(c) Trade Modified
(d) Order Cancelled
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q24 NSE's Certification in Financial Markets does NOT allow flexibility in terms of ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) candidate's presence
(b) test date
(c) testing centre
(d) test time
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q25 How many depositories are there in India? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 0
(d) 1
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q26 In the event of the user forgetting his password on the NEAT system, the trading member is required to _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) reset the password and inform the exchange
(b) login with a password of another user of the same trading member
(c) login with the default password and enter a new password
(d) inform the Exchange in writing to reset the password
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q27 Register of transactions (Sauda Book) shall be preserved for a period of _____ years by the stock broker as per the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957 [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 7
(b) 5
(c) 10
(d) 6
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q28 The members/custodians make available the required securities in their ____________ with Depository Participants by the prescribed pay-in time for securities. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Client Account
(b) Receipt Account
(c) Delivery Account
(d) Pool Account
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q29 What is the maximum number of depository accounts that can be opened by an investor? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Only one account with a particular depository participant
(b) One account only
(c) There is no restriction on the number of accounts an investor can open
(d) It depends on his Net Worth
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q30 VaR margin is charged at differential rate on the ____________ position of the client. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Gross outstanding sale.
(b) Net sale
(c) Net outstanding sale.
(d) Gross sale.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q31 Which of the following statements is TRUE? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) The reliance on public issues has increased in the recent past.
(b) Private placement is costly and time consuming.
(c) Public issues is a preferred means of raising resources in the corporate sector.
(d) The amount raised through private placements far exceeds that raised through public issues.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q32 A registered sub-broker, holding registration granted by SEBI on the recommendation of a trading member, can transact through ____________ [ 1 Mark ]

(a) a stock exchange directly
(b) any member broker of a stock exchange
(c) the member broker who had recommended his application for registration
(d) any member broker of any stock exchange
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q33 ______ or a corporate can become member of an exchange [ 1 Mark ]

(a) An individual, a partnership firm
(b) Hindu Undivided Family
(c) An individual, a partnership firm, Hindu Undivided Family
(d) An individual, Hindu Undivided Family
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q34 NSCCL uses services of _________ to transfer demat securities [ 1 Mark ]

(a) depositories
(b) clearing Banks
(c) share transfer agents
(d) custodians
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q35 A sub-broker can have a maximum of ___ clients. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 500
(b) 50
(c) unlimited
(d) 100
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q36 The amount in unpaid dividend accounts of companies shall be transferred to the: ____. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Dividend Equalisation Reserve
(b) Investor Education and Protection Fund
(c) Investor Protection Fund
(d) General Revenue Account of the Central Government
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q37 Which is the principal Act that governs the trading in securities market in India? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Companies Act, 1956
(b) Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956
(c) SEBI Act, 1992
(d) Depositories Act, 1996
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q38 Penalty points are charged to members for ______________. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) only for violation in respect of client code modifications.
(b) only for violation in respect of non-confirmation of custodial trades.
(c) only for gross exposure and turnover violations.
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q39 Members can submit which of the following as additional base capital to NSCCL. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Cash.
(b) Bank Guarantee
(c) Fixed Deposit Receipts
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q40 A trading member on the NSE, has set the branch order value unlimited for his Chennai branch and Rs. 950 lakh for Kolkata branch. Chennai branch has two users 'X' and 'Y' with user order limits of Rs. 250 lakh and Rs. 300 lakh respectively. Kolkata branch has one user 'Z' with user order value limit of Rs. 350 lakh. The member applies for a new user at Kolkata. What is the maximum user order value that can be set for the new user? [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Not more than Rs. 950 lakh
(b) Zero
(c) unlimited
(d) Rs. 600 lakh
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q41 What is the minimum networth for a corporate member in Capital Market and F&O segments of NSEIL? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 5 lakh
(b) Rs. 200 lakh
(c) Rs. 10 lakh
(d) Rs. 100 lakh
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q42 A trading member is getting a message that he has violated the gross exposure limit. The gross exposure at that point of time was Rs. 1300 lakh. What is his base capital? (Assume Rs. 1300 lakh is allowable gross exposure). [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 46.00 lakh
(b) Rs. 145.00 lakh
(c) Rs. 157.00 lakh
(d) Rs. 181.00 lakh
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q43 Rahul is supposed to receive Rs. 90,000 from Chandra after 3 years. If the interest rate is 8%, what is the present value of the amount due from Chandra? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 81,444.9
(b) 71,444.9
(c) 86,444.9
(d) 91,444.9
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q44 Which of the following statement/s is TRUE about trade cancellation in the NEAT system?
(A) The trade cancellation request is sent to the Exchange for approval and message to that effect is displayed in the message window.
(B) When a request for the trade cancellation is approved by the Exchange, the parties to trade receive a system message confirming the trade cancellation and the trade cancellation slip is printed at their respective trader workstations.
(C) If the Exchange rejects the trade cancellation request, the trade cancellation rejection slip is printed at their respective trader workstations. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Only statements (A) and (C)
(b) Only statement (C)
(c) Only statements (B) and (C)
(d) Statements (A), (B) and (C)
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q45 Which of the following obligation reports are NOT generated by the clearing software? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Daily Obligation Statement
(b) Final Settlement Obligations Statement
(c) Margin Report
(d) Daily Obligation Statement of Custodial Trades
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q46 What can the corporate manager view in the 'Activity Log' screen in the NEAT system? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) He can view all activities that have been performed on any order for own User Id only.
(b) He can view all the activities that have been performed on any order or all orders under all branches or for a specific branch and for a specific dealer or for all dealers.
(c) He has no access to the 'Activity Log' screen.
(d) He can view all activities that have been performed on any order of the whole market.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q47 What does 'LIS' indicate as a message code in 'Full Message window' in the NEAT system? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) All listing related messages
(b) There is no such message code as 'LIS' in the Full Message Window
(c) All messages related to suspension for trading of listed securities only
(d) All messages related to newly listed securities only
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q48 A person can become a member of __ recognised Stock Exchanges. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 15
(b) any number of
(c) 10
(d) only one
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q49 In the demat environment, the securities are transferred from one account to another through book entry only on the instructions of the _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) beneficial owner
(b) company concerned
(c) stock exchange concerned
(d) depository
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q50 NSCCL pays-out demat securities to the members in the __________ from where these are transferred to the ____________ of the members. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Clients Account, Pool Account
(b) Pool Account, Clients Account
(c) Delivery Account, Pool Account
(d) Receipt Account, Delivery Account
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q51 The maximum amount of claim payable from the IPF to the investor (where the trading member through whom the investor has dealt is declared a defaulter) is ________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Rs. 7 lakh
(b) Rs. 10 lakh
(c) Rs. 17 lakh
(d) Rs. 1 lakh
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q52 If a client buys shares worth Rs. 90,000 and sells shares worth Rs. 1,10,000 through a stock-broker, then the maximum brokerage payable is _____. [ 3 Marks ]

(a) Rs. 4,000
(b) Rs. 5,000
(c) Rs. 2,000
(d) Rs. 6,000
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q53 Which of the following does NOT issue securities in the primary market? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Government of India
(b) Stock Exchanges
(c) Companies
(d) Financial Institutions
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q54 As per the provisions of SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) regulations, any person who holds more than _____________ shares or voting rights in any listed company shall make such disclosure to the company. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 2%
(b) 10%
(c) 5%
(d) 3%
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q55 Which address of the Corporate trading member is printed on the contract note?
(A) Registered office address
(B) Dealing office address
(C) Correspondence address [ 2 Marks ]

(a) (C)
(b) (B) and (C)
(c) (A) and (C)
(d) (A) and (B)
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q56 Mr. Desai has decided to deposit Rs. 100,000 in the bank annually. If the bank has a policy of continuous compounding and the prevailing interest rate is 11.5% how much would his deposit grow upto in 2 years? [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 166,141.11
(b) 171,507.54
(c) 185,570.7
(d) 224,871.26
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q57 A maximum penalty of Rs. _______ can be imposed for insider trading, as prescribed under SEBI Act, 1992. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 5 lakh
(b) 50,000
(c) 3 lakh
(d) 1 lakh
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q58 What does 'P' indicate as a status in the 'Auction Inquiry' screen in the NEAT system? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Auction is pending and yet to begin.
(b) Auction is deleted.
(c) There is no such status indicator as 'P' in the Auction Inquiry screen.
(d) Auction is over.
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q59 Every stock broker shall preserve the books of accounts and other records prescribed under the SEBI (Stock Brokers and Sub-brokers) Regulations, 1992 for a minimum period of _______ years. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) 7
(b) 3
(c) 5
(d) 2
(e) I am not attempting this question

Q60 Which of the following is/are TRUE about the ticker in the NEAT system?
(A) The user has the option of selecting the securities that should appear in the ticker.
(B) When a request for the trade cancellation is approved by the Exchange, the parties to trade receive a system message confirming the trade cancellation and the trade cancellation slip is printed at their respective trader workstations.
(C) The ticker displays information about any trade in the system as and when it takes place. [ 2 Marks ]

(a) Only statements (B) and (C)
(b) Statements (A), (B) and (C)
(c) Only statement (C)
(d) Only statements (A) and (C)
(e) I am not attempting this question

Correct answers are shown in green. Attempted answers, if wrong, are in red.Q1 Cadbury Report came out in _____. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 1993
(b) 1992
(c) 1991
(d) 1994
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q2 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, non-executive directors shall be required to disclose their shareholding: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) In the associate companies other than the listed company in which they are proposed to be
appointed
(b) In the group companies of the listed company in which they are proposed to be appointed
(c) In other companies other than the listed company in which they are proposed to be
appointed
(d) In the listed company in which they are proposed to be appointed as directors
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q3 There are 13 directors in Company A. What shall be the quorum at the Board meeting? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 4
(b) 3
(c) 2
(d) 5
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q4 The term 'material unlisted Indian Subsidiary' mean an unlisted subsidiary incorporated in ________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Incorporation is not required
(b) US
(c) Europe
(d) India
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q5 A listed company is required to lay down procedures to inform board members about the risk assessment and minimization procedures. This information is given as per Clause _____ of the listing agreement. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 49
(b) 36
(c) 51
(d) 12
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q6 Information regarding sale of material nature, of investments, subsidiaries, assets, which is not in normal course of business has to be placed before _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Audit Committee
(b) Senior Management
(c) Board of Directors
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q7 Shareholder grievance committee shall be headed by a _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Executive Director
(b) Chairman of the Board of Directors
(c) Non- Executive Director
(d) Functional head
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q8 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, a statement of funds utilized for purposes other than those stated in the offer document/prospectus/notice shall be certified by: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Statutory auditors
(b) Internal auditors
(c) Audit Committee
(d) Practicing Company Secretary
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q9 State which of the following is false: As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the role of the Audit Committee shall include the following: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Reviewing with the management the adequacy of internal control systems
(b) Reviewing with the management the adequacy of secretarial audit
(c) Reviewing with the management the adequacy of internal audit function
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q10 As per the sub-clause V of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, CFO includes _____. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Chairman of the Audit Committee
(b) Head of Accounts department
(c) Whole time finance director
(d) Chairman
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q11 As per Sub-clause V of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, certification is required to be done by the: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Executive Director of the company
(b) CEO and CFO of the company
(c) Independent Director of the company
(d) Company Secretary of the company
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q12 Board meetings should be held at ________ intervals. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Bimonthly
(b) Annual
(c) Monthly
(d) Regular
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q13 Clause 49 was introduced in the Listing Agreement pursuant to the recommendations of the report of the Kumar Mangalam Birla Committee: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) FALSE
(b) False, only amendments were made to the Clause
(c) TRUE
(d) False, Clause 49 existed prior to the set up of the Committee
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q14 State which of the following is true: As per Section 292A of the Companies Act, 1956, the following shall have the right to vote in an Audit Committee meeting: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) The members of the audit committee
(b) The internal auditors
(c) The director in charge of finance
(d) The statutory auditors
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q15 The inclusion of an independent director in a Board brings ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Independence in management
(b) A more practical approach to the decision making process
(c) Objective view
(d) A more knowledgeable view and a more professional view
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q16 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the disclosures on remuneration shall be made in the Annual Report in the: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Chairman's speech
(b) Disclosure section
(c) Remuneration section
(d) Corporate Governance section
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q17 Announcement in respect to the unaudited quarterly results should be made in the newspaper within _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 72 hours from the closure of the Board meeting.
(b) 48 hours from the closure of the Board meeting
(c) 7 days from the date of the Board meeting
(d) 15 minutes of the closure of the Board meeting
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q18 Training programme of directors should include __________ [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Laws applicable to the company.
(b) Accounting Standards.
(c) Simulation
(d) Provisions of laws.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q19 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, a statement in summary form of transactions with related parties in the ordinary course of business shall be placed before the relevant committee [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Monthly
(b) Annually
(c) Periodically
(d) Quarterly
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q20 The presence of independent directors would improve _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Board effectiveness
(b) Board independence
(c) Board performance
(d) Corporate governance
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q21 While submitting the Compliance Certificate under Clause 49 (VII) of the Listing Agreement to the Stock Exchanges the certificate should be ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Sent along with the Annual Report
(b) annexed to the Directors; Report
(c) Annexed to the Annual Report
(d) Annexed to the Corporate Governance Report
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q22 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement to be denoted as an independent director, an individual should not be an executive of the company in the immediately preceding _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 5 years
(b) 1 year
(c) 3 years
(d) 2 years
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q23 As regards, disclosure regarding changes in accounting policies in the CEO/CFO certificate, _________ [ 1 Mark ]

(a) No disclosure is required to be made.
(b) Significant changes should be disclosed only on directive of the SEBI.
(c) Significant changes should be disclosed.
(d) Changes in the accounting policies in the last two years should be made.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q24 The credibility and effectiveness of a non executive director in the board room will depend on ________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Qualifications
(b) His ability to acquire governance as well as company specific knowledge and skills
(c) Adaptability
(d) Capability to align his objectives with the objectives of the company
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q25 As regards disclosure under item 'General Shareholder Information' rating of which organization shall be indicated in the Corporate Governance Report: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) ICRA
(b) CRISIL
(c) CARE
(d) SMERA
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q26 As per the Listing Agreement shareholding pattern should be intimated _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Quarterly
(b) Annually
(c) Bi monthly
(d) Half yearly
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q27 Training requirements for non-executive and executive directors should _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Vary or be same depending upon the size of the company
(b) Same for both the classes of directors
(c) Partly vary and partly be same for both the classes of directors
(d) Vary for both the classes of directors
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q28 A company can _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Disclose price sensitive information to the stock exchange if the SEBI asks for that
(b) Not disclose the price sensitive information to the stock exchange
(c) Disclose price sensitive information to the stock exchange unless the Stock Exchange is
already aware of it.
(d) Disclose price sensitive information to the stock exchange
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q29 The maximum time gap between two audit committee meetings shall not be more than ______.
[ 1 Mark ]

(a) 2 months
(b) 6 months
(c) 4 months
(d) 3 months
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q30 As per provisions of the Listing Agreement, disclosure on materially significant related party transactions that has potential conflict with the interests of the company at large is to be mandatorily made in the Report on Corporate Governance: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Disclosure on all related party transactions is to be mandatorily made in the Report on
Corporate Governance
(b) Listed companies are not required to comply with this.
(c) Listed companies may do this on the directive of SEBI/Stock Exchange.
(d) Listed companies may do so on the directive of Registrar of Companies/Ministry of Company
Affairs.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q31 A listed company is required to keep the Stock Exchange informed of events such as strikes, lock-outs, closure on account of power cuts, etc in order to enable the shareholders to appraise the position of the company [ 1 Mark ]

(a) After the cessation of the event
(b) At the time of occurrence of the event
(c) Annually at the end of the year.
(d) Both at the time of occurrence of the event and after the cessation of the event
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q32 As per Sub-Clause VII of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, a listed company is required to obtain a certificate of compliance of conditions of corporate governance from: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Internal Auditors
(b) Practicing Advocates
(c) Practicing Cost Accountants
(d) Practicing Company Secretaries
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q33 As per the definition given by clause 49, an Independent Director should not be a shareholder of the company i.e. owning ____ percent or more of the block of voting share. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) two
(b) one third
(c) three
(d) four
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q34 The Kumar Mangalam Birla Committee was constituted by ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) SEBI
(b) Ministry of Company Affairs
(c) Department of Company Affairs
(d) Controller of Capital Issues
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q35 The information about risk/returns should be provided to the shareholders so that it can be ensured about adequate [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Risk management systems
(b) Knowledge management systems
(c) Information systems
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q36 As per the Listing Agreement Annual Report should be submitted to the Stock Exchange ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) within 15 days from the end of the year
(b) within 5 minutes of its issuance
(c) within 30 days from the end of the financial year
(d) as soon as it is issued
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q37 C a shareholder of Company A requested for copies of the register under section 301 of the Companies Act 1956. His request was turned down stating that as the register contains details about interest of directors and contracts in which they are interested, it is confidential and copies cannot be given. Is the refusal valid? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Yes, unless the Board approves such inspection.
(b) Yes, as he is not a director, he cannot inspect such confidential documents.
(c) No. Being a member he has a right to inspect the Register.
(d) Yes, unless the shareholders pass a resolution in favor of it.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q38 Sub-Clause VII of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement requires certification of compliance of conditions of corporate governance. This certificate is required to be sent annually to: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Securities and Exchange Board of India
(b) Shareholders of the company
(c) Directors of the company
(d) Auditors of the company
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q39 The Audit Committee ________ [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Can obtain outside legal or other professional advice only if the Board approves.
(b) Can obtain outside legal or other professional advice only if the members decide by way of
resolution.
(c) Can not obtain outside legal or other professional advice.
(d) Can obtain outside legal or other professional advice.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q40 The maximum time gap between two board meetings shall not be more than _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) four months
(b) six months
(c) three months
(d) two months
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q41 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, details of the following transactions which are not in the normal course of business shall be placed before the relevant committee: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Transactions above Rs.5,000/- with related parties
(b) All transactions with related parties
(c) Significant transactions with related parties
(d) Material individual transactions with related parties
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q42 As per the Listing Agreement intimation of cash bonuses should be given to the Stock Exchange _____. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) As soon as the Board meeting is over
(b) Atleast 7 days prior to the Board meeting
(c) as soon as it is issued
(d) Atleast 5 days prior to the Board meeting
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q43 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, Management Discussion and Analysis Report should include discussion on matters relating to: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Other industries
(b) Developments in general market
(c) Macroeconomic scenario in the country
(d) Industry structure and developments
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q44 As per the Revised Clause 49 of the listing agreement who may review the functioning of the Whistle Blower mechanism, in case it exists in the company? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Audit Committee
(b) Concerned Department Heads
(c) Senior Officers
(d) Board of Directors
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q45 Training of Board members is a must under Clause 49. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) TRUE
(b) FALSE
(c) True, provided all the directors pass a unanimous resolution.
(d) False, training of the CEO, CFO and the Chairman of every committee is mandatory.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q46 The Company shall obtain a certificate regarding compliance of conditions of corporate governance from ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Auditors
(b) Practicing Company Secretary
(c) Either of the two
(d) Both
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q47 There are ______ general types of corporate ownerships. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q48 The minimum number of non-executive directors on board should be _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Not less than 50%
(b) Not less than 33%
(c) Not less than 60%
(d) Not less than 75%
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q49 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee should be: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Chairman of the company
(b) Managing Director of the company
(c) Executive Director of the company
(d) Independent Director of the company
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q50 As per Section 297 of the Companies Act, 1956, certain contracts require the consent of: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Audit Committee Meeting
(b) Managing Director of the Company
(c) Shareholders at a General Meeting
(d) Board of Directors
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q51 The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance provides insight into corporate governance framework at a _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Micro level
(b) Working level
(c) Macro level
(d) Upper level
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q52 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the format for quarterly compliance certificate is required to be made as per : [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Annexure IA of Clause 49
(b) Annexure IC of Clause 49
(c) Annexure IB of Clause 49
(d) Annexure ID of Clause 49
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q53 Annual Report of a listed company contains a brief statement on the company's philosophy on code of governance. The is conforming [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Clause 49 of the listing agreement
(b) Clause 38 of the listing agreement
(c) Clause 51 of the listing agreement
(d) Clause 41 of the listing agreement
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q54 Under Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the unaudited financial results should be furnished to the Stock Exchange within ___________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 1 month from the end of the half year
(b) 1 month from the end of the quarter.
(c) 2 months from the end of the half year.
(d) 2 months from the end of the quarter.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q55 The filing under Clause 41 of the Listing Agreement should be made within _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Within 15 days from the end of the quarter
(b) as soon as the meeting is over
(c) 15 minutes from the closure of the concerned meeting
(d) Within 30 days from the end of the half year
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q56 As per Section 292A of the Companies Act, 1956, an Audit Committee of the Board shall comprise of not less than: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Four directors
(b) Two directors
(c) Three directors
(d) Five directors
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q57 X & Y, both directors of Company A are brothers who stay in the same apartment. Company A decided to do away with sending notice to X as Y promised to inform X about the meeting? Is the contention of Company A valid? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Yes, if all directors agree
(b) yes, only if X agrees
(c) No
(d) Yes
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q58 Management Discussion and Analysis report should form part of the ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Audit Report to Board
(b) Annual Report to Shareholders
(c) Compliance report to Stock Exchanges
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q59 State which of the following is true: As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, reviewing with the management the annual financial statements before submission to the Board for approval includes [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Disclosures of material related & non-related party transactions
(b) Disclosure of any party transactions
(c) Disclosure of any related party transactions
(d) Disclosure of the list of relatives
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q60 As per the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance-2004, corporate governance framework should recognize the rights of stakeholders through _______________ agreements. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) mutual
(b) no
(c) tacit
(d) formal
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q61 State which of the following is false: As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the report of the Remuneration Committee should comprise of: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Composition of the committee
(b) Remuneration policy
(c) Attendance during the year
(d) Location and time where the meetings were held
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q62 Report on Corporate Governance forms clause 49(__) of the listing agreement. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) VI
(b) IV
(c) VII
(d) V
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q63 Whistle blower is ____. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) An employee involved in marketing products
(b) An employee or ex-employee providing information on violations of law, financial
malpractice etc
(c) An ex-employee intimating instances of violations of law, malpractice etc
(d) An advertising agent
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q64 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the Company is required to disclose in the Annual Report: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) The number of non-convertible instruments held by non-executive directors
(b) The number of shares and convertible instruments held by non-executive directors
(c) The number of shares and convertible instruments held by non-executive directors in other
companies
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q65 Interested directors can participate in discussions pertaining to the contract he is interested.
[ 1 Mark ]

(a) FALSE
(b) True, provided he does not vote
(c) TRUE
(d) True, provided the quorum is present
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q66 A separate _______ cell has to be set up by stock exchanges to monitor the compliance of revised clause 49 by the companies. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Evaluating
(b) Monitoring
(c) Enforcing
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q67 Atleast _____ independent director on the board of Directors of the holding company shall be director on the board of directors of a material non listed Indian subsidiary company. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 1
(d) 2
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q68 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, a statement in summary form of transactions with related parties in the ordinary course of business shall be placed before the : [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Shareholders committee
(b) Executive committee
(c) Remuneration committee
(d) Audit committee
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q69 If in respect of any item in the format laid down in Clause 41 of the Listing Agreement varies by ______________ from the respective unaudited results as determined after review by the auditors, the company shall explain the reasons thereof. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 20%
(b) 20% or more
(c) 30% or more
(d) 30%
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q70 Commencement of Commercial Operations or Production has to be reported to Stock Exchange under clause ____. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 50
(b) 43
(c) 36
(d) 41
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q71 For compliance of conditions of clause 49 of the listing agreement, the Board of Directors of a listed company is required to set up: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Remuneration Committee
(b) Audit Committee
(c) Both Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee
(d) Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Investor's Grievance Committee
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q72 A director shall not be a member in more than ____ committees. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) 9
(b) 10
(c) 11
(d) 12
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q73 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the following person shall act as the Secretary to the Audit Committee: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Company Secretary
(b) Finance Director
(c) Chief Financial Officer
(d) Statutory Auditor
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q74 A listed company is required to _____________ a half-yearly declaration of financial performance to ____________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) mandatorily; each shareholder
(b) mandatorily; each household of shareholders
(c) non-mandatorily; each shareholder
(d) non-mandatorily; each household of shareholders
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q75 State which of the following is false: As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the role of the Audit Committee shall include reviewing with the management: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) The qualifications in the final audit report
(b) The functioning of the Whistle Blower Mechanism
(c) The quarterly financial statements
(d) The annual financial statements
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q76 A is the Company Secretary of X Co. Ltd listed in the National Stock Exchange complying with Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement places the summary statement containing related party disclosures before the designated Committee at each of its meeting. D a director of X Co. Ltd. contended that the statement was required to be placed before the Committee every year and not at every meeting. Is the contention of D valid? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) No. The Clause says periodically
(b) No. The Clause says quarterly
(c) No. The Clause says monthly
(d) Yes.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q77 The Annual Report of a company is required to be sent to the stock exchange along with:
[ 1 Mark ]

(a) Certificate from practicing company secretary regarding compliance of conditions of
Corporate Governance as per Clause 49
(b) Certificate from the Chief Executive Officer of the company regarding compliance of conditions of Corporate Governance as per Clause 49
(c) Certificate from the senior management regarding compliance of conditions of Corporate
Governance as per Clause 49
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q78 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement the Board should comprise of _______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) More than fifty percent but less than sixty percent non-executive directors
(b) Not less than fifty percent non-executive directors
(c) Less than fifty percent non-executive directors
(d) fifty percent non-executive directors
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q79 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement the code of conduct should be displayed on the ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Annual report of the company
(b) Notice board of the company
(c) Website of the company
(d) Press release
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q80 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the Shareholder's Grievance Committee should comprise of: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Four Directors
(b) Three Directors
(c) Two Directors
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q81 The revised clause 49 is not applicable to ________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Indian Banks
(b) Listed Development Financial Institutions
(c) Mutual Fund
(d) All of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q82 State which of the following is false: As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, the role of the Audit Committee shall include: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Assisting the statutory auditor
(b) Recommending the appointment, re-appointment and replacement or removal of the
statutory auditor
(c) Approval of payment to statutory auditors
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q83 As per the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance-2004, corporate governance framework should promote [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Transparent and efficient markets
(b) Large and open markets
(c) Responsible & ernst investors
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q84 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, senior management means: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Personnel of the company who are members of its core management team
(b) Personnel of the company who are members of the Executive Committee
(c) Personnel of the company who are members of the Audit Committee
(d) Personnel of the company who are members of the Board of Directors
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q85 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, non-executive directors are required to disclose their shareholding: [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Prior to their appointment
(b) On 1st April every year
(c) Immediately after appointment
(d) On 31st March every year
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q86 For the purpose of reckoning the limit of Chairmanship of Committees, _________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Only membership of Audit Committee and Shareholders Grievance Committee shall be
considered
(b) Chairmanship of any Committee may be considered in absence of Audit Committee/
Shareholders GrievanceCommittee.
(c) Only Chairmanship of Audit Committee and Shareholders Grievance Committee shall be
considered.
(d) Only Chairmanship of Remuneration Committee shall be considered in the absence of Audit
Committee.
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q87 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement one of the areas of training for directors could be [ 1 Mark ]

(a) History and organisation structure
(b) Information systems being used by the company
(c) Industry statistics
(d) Business model of the company
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q88 The compliance report thus submitted should be signed by ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Statutory Auditors
(b) Chairman of the Company
(c) Either Compliance officer or the CEO of the company
(d) Managing Director of the Company
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q89 A presentation made by the company to ____________ can either be hosted on company's website or stock exchange website. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Institutional investors
(b) Institutional investors and analysts
(c) QIBs and analysts
(d) Analysts
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q90 An independent director should not be related to persons occupying positions [ 1 Mark ]

(a) In the senior management
(b) At the board level or at one level below the board
(c) Reporting to the senior management
(d) In the finance department
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q91 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, Quorum for Audit Committee meeting shall be:
[ 1 Mark ]

(a) Three members or one-third of the members of the Committee whichever is greater
(b) Four members or one-third of the members of the Committee whichever is greater
(c) Two members or one-third of the members of the committee whichever is greater
(d) None of the above
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q92 As per Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, information on recruitment of which level of officers are required to be placed before the Board? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Middle level
(b) Just below the board level
(c) Board level
(d) Upper level
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q93 The fees/compensation to the non-executive directors requires previous approval of ________. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Board of Directors' in board meeting
(b) shareholders in general meeting
(c) Both of the above
(d) Approval from SEBI is required
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q94 As regards disclosure pertaining to Means of Communication in the Corporate Governance Report __________ results are to be made. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Bi monthly
(b) Half yearly
(c) Quarterly
(d) Annually
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q95 Discussion on financial performance with respect to operational performance should form the part of _____. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Director's Report
(b) Auditors Report
(c) Corporate Governance Report
(d) Management Discussion and Analysis
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q96 Preparation of annual report and accounts is a key element of _________ by the companies. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Valuations
(b) Assessment
(c) Reporting
(d) Enquiring
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q97 As per Annexure I (d) of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, every listed company is __________ required to establish a whistle blower policy. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) Mandatorily
(b) Non-mandatorily, but where all the present employees give their consent is
(c) Mandatorily on directive of the CLB
(d) Non-mandatorily
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q98 Blue Ribbon Committee was sponsored by ______. [ 1 Mark ]

(a) NYSE and NYMEX
(b) NYSE and NASDAQ
(c) NYSE and NCDEX
(d) NYSE and NASD
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q99 The credibility and effectiveness of a non executive director in the board room will depend on [ 1 Mark ]

(a) His ability to acquire governance as well as company specific knowledge and skills
(b) Motives
(c) Adaptability to issues & concerns raised
(d) Qualifications that he has acquired
(e) I am not attempting the question

Q100 A holds 1.95% of the share capital of Company B. If he wishes to enter into a contract with Company B, is he required to comply with Section 299 of the Companies Act 1956? [ 1 Mark ]

(a) No. as holding is not 2 %
(b) Yes as holding more than 1% of the Share capital
(c) No. as holding is less than 2%
(d) Yes
(e) I am not attempting the question


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