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Candidates applying for the CUET Examination 2022 can check out the topics and units included in the syllabus of Business Studies.

Principles and Functions of Management

 Unit I: Nature and Significance of Management • Management – concept, objectives, importance. • Nature of management; Management as Science, Art, Profession. • Levels of management – top, middle supervisory (First level). • Management functions – planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. • Coordination – nature, and importance. 

Unit II: Principles of Management • Principles of Management – meaning, nature and significance. • Fayol’s principles of management. • Taylor’s Scientific Management – Principles and Techniques. 

Unit III: Business Environment • Business Environment – meaning and importance. • Dimensions of Business Environment – Economic, Social, Technological, Political, and Legal. • Economic Environment in India;Impact of Government policy changes on business and industry,with special reference to the adoption of the policies of liberalization privatization, and globalization. 

Unit IV: Planning • Meaning, features, importance, limitations. • Planning process. • Types of Plans – Objectives, Strategy, Policy, Procedure, Method, Rule, Budget, Programme 

Unit V: Organising •Meaning and importance. •Steps in the process of organizing. •Structure of organization – functional, and divisional. •Formal and informal organization. •Delegation: meaning elements and importance. •Decentralization: meaning and importance. •Difference between delegation and decentralization. 

Unit VI: Staffing • Meaning, need, and importance of staffing. • Staffing as a part of Human Resources Management. • Steps in the staffing process. • Recruitment – meaning and sources. • Selection – meaning and process. • • Training and Development – meaning, need, methods – on the job and the job methods of training. 

Unit VII: Directing • Meaning, importance, and principles. • Elements of Direction: – Supervision – meaning and importance – Motivation – meaning and importance, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs; Financial and non-financial incentives. – Leadership – meaning, importance; qualities of a good leader. – Communication – meaning and importance, formal and informal communication; barriers to effective communication. 

Unit VIII: Controlling • Meaning and importance. • Relationship between planning and controlling. • Steps in the process of control. • Techniques of controlling. Business Finance and Marketing 

Unit IX: Business Finance • Business finance – meaning, role, objectives of financial management. • Financial planning – meaning and importance. • Capital Structure – meaning and factors. • Fixed and Working Capital – meaning and factors affecting their requirements. 

Unit X: Financial Markets • Concept of Financial Market: Money Market – nature instruments; • Capital market: nature and types – primary and secondary market. • The distinction between capital market and money market. • Stock Exchange – meaning, functions, NSEI, OCTEI, Trading Procedure. • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) – Objectives, Functions. 

Unit XI: Marketing • Marketing – meaning, functions, role. • The distinction between marketing and selling. • Marketing mix – concept and elements: – Product – nature, classification, branding, labelling, and packaging – Physical distribution: meaning, role; Channels of distribution, – meaning, types, factors, determining the choice of channels. – Promotion – meaning and role, promotion mix, Role of Advertising and personal selling; objections to Advertising. – Price: factors influencing pricing.

 Unit XII: Consumer Protection • Importance of consumer protection. • Consumer rights. • Consumer responsibilities. • Ways and means of consumer protection – Consumer awareness and legal redressal with special reference to the Consumer Protection Act. • Role of consumer organizations and NGOs. 

Unit XIII: Entrepreneurship Development • Concept, Functions, and Need. • Entrepreneurship Characteristics and Competencies. • Process of Entrepreneurship Development. • Entrepreneurial Values, Attitudes, and Motivation – Meaning and Concept. 

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CUET Business Studies Syllabus – FAQs

What is the CUET Examination?

CUET is the Central Universities Entrance Test

What is the last date to apply for the CUET Examination?

The last date to apply for the CUET Examination is 6 May 2022.

How many questions are there in the CUET paper?

A total of 50 questions will be asked in the paper out of which 40 must be attempted by the candidates.

What is the selection procedure for the CUET Examination?

The selection procedure for the CUET Examination is a written examination and an interview

How many units are there in the Business Studies subject of CUET?

A total of 13 units are there