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Maximum production start up cost for making a chemical plant operational is about __________ percent of the fixed capital cost.

A. 1

B. 5

C. 10

D. 30

Correct Answer :

C. 10


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Pick out the correct statement.

A. Difference between income and expense is termed as gross revenue

B. Unamortised cost is the difference between the original cost of a property and all the depreciation charges made to date

C. Sum-of-the-years-digits methods of depreciation calculation accounts for the interest on the investment

D. Scrap value is the net amount of money obtainable from the sale of used property over and above any charges involved in its removal & sale

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Fixed charges for a chemical plant does not include the

A. Interest on borrowed money

B. Rent of land and buildings

C. Property tax, insurance and depreciation

D. Repair and maintenance charges

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If 'S' is the amount available after 'n' interest periods for an initial principal 'P' with the discrete compound interest rate 'i', the present worth is given by

A. (1 + i)n/S

B. S/(1 + i)n

C. S/(1 + in)

D. S/(1 + n)i

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Optimum number of effects in a multiple effect evaporator is decided by the

A. Cost benefit analysis

B. Floor area availability

C. Terminal parameters

D. Evaporation capacity required

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Direct costs component of the fixed capital consists of

A. Contingencies

B. Onsite and offsite costs

C. Labour costs

D. Raw material costs

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The economic life of a large chemical process plant as compared to a small chemical plant is

A. Only slightly more

B. Much more

C. Slightly less

D. Almost equal

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A present sum of Rs. 100 at the end of one year, with half yearly rate of interest at 10%, will be Rs.

A. 121

B. 110

C. 97

D. 91

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Pick out the wrong statement.

A. Longer tubes are less expensive per unit heat transfer area as compared to shorter tubes

B. A cost index is merely a number for a given year showing the cost at that time relative to a certain base year

C. Turnover ratio of a chemical plant is the ratio of gross annual sales to the fixed capital investment

D. Plates with butt welded joints are less expensive compared to lap welded joints, because squaring of plates is not necessary

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Factory manufacturing cost is the sum of the direct production cost

A. Fixed charges and plant overhead cost

B. And plant overhead cost

C. Plant overhead cost and administrative expenses

D. None of these

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A series of equal payments (e.g., deposit or cost) made at equal intervals of time is known as

A. Perpetuity

B. Capital charge factor

C. Annuity

D. Future worth

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In financial accounting of a chemical plant, which of the following relationship is invalid?

A. Assets = equities

B. Assets = liabilities + net worth

C. Total income = costs + profits

D. Assets = capital

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Which of the following is the cheapest material of construction for the storage of sodium hydroxide upto a concentration of 75%?

A. Stainless steel

B. Plain carbon steel

C. Nickel

D. Copper

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Which of the following is not a current asset of a chemical company?

A. Inventories

B. Marketable securities

C. Chemical equipments

D. None of these

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Generally, income taxes are based on the

A. Total income

B. Gross earning

C. Total product cost

D. Fixed cost

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Equipment installation cost in a chemical process plant ranges from __________ percent of the purchased equipment cost.

A. 10 to 20

B. 35 to 45

C. 55 to 65

D. 70 to 80

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In which of the electric power generation system, the operating cost is minimum?

A. Thermal

B. Nuclear

C. Hydroelectric

D. Fast breeder reactor

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Which of the following methods of depreciation calculations results in book values greater than those obtained with straight line method?

A. Multiple straight line method

B. Sinking fund method

C. Declining balance method

D. Sum of the years digit method

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Which of the following is not a mathematical method for evaluation of profitability of a chemical process plant?

A. Cash reserve

B. Rate of return on investment

C. Payout period

D. Discounted cash flow based on full life performance

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Which of the following is not a component of the working capital for a chemical process plant?

A. Product inventory

B. In-process inventory

C. Minimum cash reserve

D. Storage facilities

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The ratio of working capital to total capital investment for most chemical plants (except for nonseasonal based products) is in the range of __________ percent.

A. 0.1 to 1

B. 1 to 2

C. 10 to 20

D. 50 to 60

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The amount of compounded interest during 'n' interest periods is

A. p[(1+i)n - 1)]

B. p(1 + i)n

C. p(1 - i)n

D. p(1 + in)

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An annuity is a series of equal payments occuring at equal time intervals, and this amount includes the sum of all payments plus interest, if allowed to accumulate at a definite rate of interest from the time of initial payment to the end of annuity term. Ordinary annuity is used in the calculation of the

A. Manufacturing cost

B. Depreciation by sinking fund method

C. Discrete compound interest

D. Cash ratio

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Scheduling provides information about the

A. Proper utilisation of machines

B. Means to minimise idle time for machines

C. Time of completion of job

D. Time of starting of job and also about how much work should be completed during a particular period

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Cost of piping in a fluid processing unit (e.g., distillation) of a chemical process plant is about __________ percent of the fixed capital investment.

A. 4

B. 13

C. 22

D. 34

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A machine has an initial value of Rs. 5000, service life of 5 years and final salvage value of Rs. 1000. The annual depreciation cost by straight line method is Rs.

A. 300

B. 600

C. 800

D. 1000

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Expenditure on research and development (R & D) is categorised as the __________, while making an estimate of the total product cost for a chemical plant.

A. Overhead cost

B. Fixed expenses

C. General expenses

D. Direct production cost

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An investment of Rs. 100 lakhs is to be made for construction of a plant, which will take two years to start production. The annual profit from the operation of the plant is Rs. 20 lakhs. What will be the payback time?

A. 5 years

B. 7 years

C. 12 years

D. 10 years

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Personnel working in the market research group is responsible for the job of

A. Equipment selection

B. Product evaluation

C. Equipment design

D. Cost estimation

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The __________ of a chemical company can be obtained directly from the balance sheet as the difference between current assets and current liabilities.

A. Cash ratio

B. Net working capital

C. Current ratio

D. Liquids assets

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Accumulated sum at the end of 5 years, if Rs. 10000 is invested now at 10% interest per annum on a compound basis is Rs.

A. 15000

B. 16105

C. 18105

D. 12500