(Paper) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Previous Paper - 2013

(Paper) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Previous Paper - 2013

Direction for questions 1 to 5: Given below are the shares of sectoral FDI inflow to India in different years (figures in percentage). Answer the questions on the basis of following data.

1. Among the four sectors mentioned below, the increase in share of FDI inflow between the terminal years 2007 and 2012 has been HIGHEST for

(1) Services Sector
(2) Construction Development
(3) Automobile Industry
(4) Power

2. Over 2007 to 2012, the simple average share of FDI inflows has been SECOND LOWEST for

(1) Chemicals (other than Fertilizers)
(2) Automobile Industry
(3) Metallurgical Industries
(4) Hotel and Tourism

3. Identify the FALSE Statement from the following sentences

(1) During 2009 to 2012 the percentage share of FDI inflow in power sector has witnessed a continuous decline.
(2) During 2007 to 2009 the percentage share of FDI inflow in drug and pharmaceuticals sector has witnessed a continuous decline.
(3) During 2009 to 2011 the percentage share of FDI inflow in Hotel and Tourism sector has witnessed a continuous increase.
(4) During 2007 to 2010 the percentage share of FDI inflow in Chemicals (other than Fertilizers) sector has witnessed a continuous increase.

4. Identify the TRUE alternative from the given options based on the following statements

i. In 2011, the construction development sector was ranked fifth in terms of percentage share of FDI inflow in the country

ii. In 2009, the Computer Software and Hardware sector was ranked sixth in terms of percentage share of FDI inflow in the country

iii. In 2012, the drugs and pharmaceuticals sector was ranked fourth lowest from the bottom in terms of percentage share of FDI inflow in the country

(1) Statement ii only
(2) Both statement i and ii
(3) Statement iii only
(4) All three statements

5. Mark the HIGHEST figure among the following options

(1) Increase in FDI inflow percentage share for Telecommunications sector between 2007 and 2008
(2) Increase in FDI inflow percentage share for Computer Software and Hardware sector between 2009 and 2010
(3) Increase in FDI inflow percentage share for Automobile sector between 2011 and 2012
(4) Increase in FDI inflow percentage share for Power sector between 2007 and 2008

Direction for questions 6 to 10: Given below are the shares of India’s export basket to different regions (figures in percentage). Answer the questions on the basis of following data.

6. Among the four options mentioned below, export share of India witnessed HIGHEST year-to-year decline in absolute terms in which of the region-period combinations?

(1) In ASEAN region from 2005-06 to 2006-07
(2) In South Asian region from 2004-05 to 2005-06
(3) In West Asia (GCC) region from 2008-09 to 2009-10
(4) In North African region from 2009-10 to 2010-11

7. Among the four options mentioned below, for which region have the export shares declined maximum number of times in a year-on-year basis?

(1) South Asia
(2) North East Asia
(3) North Asia
(4) EU Countries

8. Between 2009-10 and 2010-11, the annual growth rate in India’s (percentage) export shares has been LOWEST for

(1) North Africa
(2) North East Asia
(3) North America
(4) EU Countries

9. Mark the HIGHEST figure from the following options

(1) India’s simple average export share to North Africa during 2008-09 and 2009-10
(2) India’s simple average export share to East Africa during 2004-05 and 2007-08
(3) India’s simple average export share to Latin Africa during 2002-03 and 2004-05
(4) India’s simple average export share to West Africa during 2007-08 and 20010-11

10. Identify the FALSE statement

(1) In 2011-12, South Asia was ranked sixth in India’s export basket
(2) The export share of North Africa in India ’s export basket has been the lowest for maximum numbers of years
(3) In 2004-05, Latin America was ranked fourth from the bottom in India’s export basket
(4) Between 2002-03 and 2003-04, the annual growth rate I India’s (percentage) export share has been highest for West Asia (GCC) market.

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