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M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010
Elective
BA 9258 — MERCHANT BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
(Regulation 2009)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 Marks
Answer ALL questions
PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)
1. What is merchant banking?
2. What is OTCEI?
3. Define green shoe option.
4. What is book building?
5. Define reverse merger.
6. What is portfolio management?
7. What is operating lease?
8. What is hire purchase?
9. What is bill discounting?
10. What is real estate financing?
PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)
11. (a) Define merchant banking? Discuss in detail the various services rendered
by merchant bankers.
Or
(b) Elaborate the recent developments and challenges ahead of merchant
banking in India.


12. (a) Explain the various methods of public issue? What is an IPO? Explain
the IPO issue management activities performed by merchant banker.
Or
(b) Discuss the guidelines for Merchant Bankers issued by SEBI.
13. (a) What is credit rating? What functions does it provide? Why do companies
go for rating their securities? What benefits do the investors get from
credit rating?
Or
(b) Define a mutual fund and describe the various schemes that can he
offered by it. Explain the various factors to be considered before selecting
a mutual.
14. (a) Explain the various types of leases. Evaluate leasing by highlighting its
advantages and disadvantages.
Or
(b) What is hire purchase? In what ways it is different from leasing? Explain
the guidelines applicable to banks for hire purchase business.
15. (a) What is a credit card? What are the facilities offered to credit card
holders? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of credit card to
various parties.
Or
(b) What are the methods of venture capital financing in India. Explain the
importance of venture capital for the development of a country.

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