Business Administration CSS Paper 2021

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION – 2021
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POST IN BS – 17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART – I (MCQs): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART – I (MCQs): MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART – II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80

NOTE:
(i) Part – II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART – II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in Accordance with Q. No. in the Q. Paper.
(v) No Page / Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(iv) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.
(v) Use of Calculator is allowed.
PART-II

Q. No. 2. Calculate the payback period, the required rate of return is 12% for net present value and profitability index. (20)

0 Initial Cash outflow $ 1,00,000
1 Cash flows $ 34,432
2 Cash flows $ 39,530
3 Cash flows $ 39,359
4 Cash flows $ 32,219

Q. No. 3. An international manufacturing concern has provided the income statement data. Give formulas to calculate the following ratios. Also, explain how to interpret them. (i) Current ratio (ii) Quick ratio (iii) Average collection period(iv) Time interest earned (v) Inventory turnover (20)

Q. No. 4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different methods a manager can adopt for effective performance appraisal of employees. (20)

Q. No. 5. Describe competitive advantages and the competitive strategies the organizations use to achieve it with practical examples. (20)

Q. No. 6. Define the major steps in designing a customer value-driven marketing strategy, market segmentation, targeting, differentiation, and positioning. (20)

Q. No. 7. The impact of different levels of decision phases of the supply chain depends on the timeframe. Explain the decision phases in supply chains with examples. (20)

Q. No. 8. Compare the advantages of mass marketing to those of market segmentation fora company. Discuss relevant business examples. (20)

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