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Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 Marks)

  • Fundamental principles and basic concepts of accounting
  • Financial Accounting:
  1. Nature and Scope
  2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
  3. Basic concepts and conventions
  4. Generally accepted accounting principles
  • Basic concepts of accounting:
  1. Single and double entry
  2. Books of original entry
  3. Bank reconciliation
  4. Journal
  5. Ledgers
  6. Trial Balance
  7. Rectification of errors
  8. Manufacturing
  9. Trading
  10. Profit & Loss appropriation accounts
  11. Balance Sheet
  12. Distinction between capital and revenue expenditure
  13. Depreciation accounting
  14. Valuation of inventories
  15. Non-profit organisations accounts
  16. Receipts and payments & income and expenditure accounts
  17. Bills of exchange
  18. Self Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance (120 Marks)

  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India: Constitutional provisions, role and responsibilities.
  • Finance Commission: Role & functions
  • Basic concepts of economics & introduction to micro economics:
  1. Definition
  2. Scope and nature of economics
  3. Methods of economic study
  4. Central problems of an economy
  5. Production possibilities curve
  • Theory of Demand & Supply:
  1. Meaning & determinants of demand
  2. Law of demand
  3. Elasticity of demand, price, income and cross elasticity
  4. Theory of consumer’s behavior- Marshallian approach and indifference curve approach
  5. Meaning & determinants of supply
  6. Law of supply & elasticity of supply
  • Theory of production & cost:
  1. Meaning & factors of production
  2. Laws of production- law of variable proportion & laws of returns to scale.
  • Forms of market & price determination in different markets:
  1. Various forms of markets- Perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly
  2. Price determination in these markets
  • Indian Economy:
  1. Nature of the Indian Economy
  2. Role of different sectors- agriculture, industry and services-their problems and growth
  3. National income of India-concepts of national income, different methods of measuring national income
  4. Population- its size, rate of growth & its implication on economic growth
  5. Poverty & Unemployment- absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment
  6. Infrastructure- energy, transportation & communication
  • Economic Reforms in India:
  1. Economic reforms since 1991: Liberalization, Globalization and Privatization
  2. Disinvestment
  • Money & Banking:
  1. Monetary/Fiscal policy
  2. Role and functions of RBI
  3. Functions of commercial banks/RRB/payment banks
  4. Budget and fiscal deficits & Balance of Payments
  5. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance

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