Paper – 1: Fundamentals of Economics and Management
Section A : Fundamentals of Economics (50%)
Section B : Fundamentals of Management (50%)
1. Basic concepts of Economics 20%
2. Forms of Market 20%
3. Money and Banking 10%
4. Management Process 50%
Section A: Fundamentals of Economics
1. Basic Concepts of Economics – Micro & Macro Economics
(a) The Fundamentals of Economics
(b) Utility, Wealth, Production
(c) Theory of Demand (meaning, determinants of demand, law of demand, elasticity of demand price, income and cross elasticity) and Supply (meaning, determinants, law of supply and elasticity of supply)
(d) Equilibrium
(e) Theory of Production (meaning , factors, laws of production- law of variable proportion, laws of returns to scale)
(f) Cost of Production (concept of costs, short-run and long-run costs, average and marginal costs, total, fixed and variable costs)
2. Forms of Market: Pricing strategies in various forms of markets
3. Money and Banking
(a) Definition of Money, Types, Features and Functions
(b) Definition, functions, utility, principles of Banking
(c) Commercial Banks, Central Bank
(d) Measures of credit control and Money Market
Section B : Fundamentals of Management
4. Management Process
(a) Introduction, planning, organizing, staffing, leading, control, communication, co-ordination
(b) Concept of Power, Authority, Delegation of Authority, Responsibility, Accountability
(c) Leadership & Motivation – Concept & Theories
(d) Decision-making - types of decisions, decision-making process.

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