CA Inter EIS-SM Quiz (SM ICAI MCQ 1-10)

1. Sanjivni Pharmaceuticals Limited manufacturers a cough syrup Zenus. It has modified Zenus syrup, claiming that the Zenus cough syrup is sugar-free, and the consumer will not feel drowsiness after consuming this cough syrup. Consumers found this product as unique. The sales of Zenus cough syrup have increased as expected. The price of this sugarfree syrup is higher by 20% than the earlier syrup. Identify the strategy adopted by Sanjivni Pharmaceuticals Limited.

2. Everyouth Beauty Products Limited, the makers of Feel-Fresh soaps have been suffering from low sales volume from the last six months due to stiff competition. To regain its position, Everyouth Beauty Products Limited launched various schemes such as ‘win a phone every hour’, scratch cards, buy 1 get 1 free and contest on social media. This resulted into increase in sales. Which type of promotional activity did Everyouth Beauty Products Limited adopted?

3. ABC Ltd. has identified that all three of its main products are at the maturity phase of the product life cycle. Which of the following is ABC Ltd. likely to be experiencing due to this?

4. Drishti Care is a not-for profit eye hospital and research centre. Which one of the following statements is likely to relate to Drishti Care’s vision, rather than its mission statement?

5. ABC is a marketing consultancy business. ABC’s most recent corporate analysis has identified that three new businesses have recently entered its market and started aggressively targeting ABC’s key client. As part of ABC’s corporate analysis, these three new businesses would be a

6. Trekking Poles is a small company based in the Himalayan ranges in India. It is known in the region for its hill walking sticks. Trekking Poles sell specialist walking equipment in their small shop at the foot of the mountains. They do not have a website yet have been able to sell their products at premium prices. Which of the following one of Porter’s generic strategies best fits Trekking Poles?

7. A Ltd. has recently decided to install a new IT system to improve the efficiency of its payroll function. A ltd. believes this will reduce the cost of running the payroll system by 20%. Which one of the following levels of strategy is the above IT system most closely linked to?

8. An organisation during its strategy planning envisaged entire situation and created a strategy framework. But in mean time after implementation, it realised that its framework is not effective in certain unique unplanned situations. What could be the reason for such ineffectiveness?

9. A beverage company has more than 500 soft drink brands, but none of them is anywhere close to its premium brand One Sip in awareness, revenue and profits. As per BCG's Matrix, One Sip brand for the beverage company is?

10. Davis and Lawrence have proposed three distinct phases for development of matrix structure. These phases are (1) Cross-functional task forces (2) Product/brand management and (3) ______.

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