GTU Exam papers BE Sem 1st and 2nd Communication Skills June 2011



                       B.E Sem-I/II Examination June-July 2011

Subject code: 110002

                             Subject Name: Communication Skills


  1. Attempt all questions.
  2. Make suitable assumptions wherever necessary.
  3. Figures to the right indicate full marks.

Q.1 (a) Explain communication cycle. Write the various characteristics of   language.

(b) Discuss Formal and Informal communication. Discuss advantages and   disadvantages of ‘Grapevine.’

Q.2 (a) Discuss the techniques of paragraph development. Mention the central   components of a paragraph.

(b) Write the importance of visual aids. List the various types of visual aids   used in presentation.


(b) Discuss the various forms of Group communication. Explain evaluation   components of Group Discussion for selection process.

Q.3 (a) Wanted a Project Manager at our new factory, Bhavnagar, Gujarat.   Engineering graduates with minimum six months experience as Project Manager can apply. Salary negotiable. Apply with covering letter along with suitable resume to Box 264, The Times of India, New Delhi. Latest by 30th November 2010.

(b) Write the objectives, characteristics and formats of Technical Reports.


Q.3 (a) Draft a letter to M/S Apex Electronics Ltd., calling for the illustrated   catalogue and Quotations and certain Electronics goods required by your firm. Use Block layout.

(b) Write the purpose of Reading. Discuss the reasons for poor reading   comprehension and list out various techniques of good comprehension.

Q.4 (a) Bharat Textile Mill, Kanpur, manufactures several kinds of cotton and   synthetic clothes. For the last five years there has been a gradual decline in profits owing to various causes including fall in sales. The Managing Director has asked the marketing manager to investigate the causes, make suitable recommendations and submit a report in Memo. Format. (Assume yourself as a Marketing Manager.)

(b) Discuss the various guidelines for writing a good technical description.


Q.4 (a) As a General Secretary of the students union of your institute, prepare a   proposal of setting up a Canteen in the institute’s premises. The proposal is to be written in the form of Memo and submitted to the Chairman.

Do as directed:

Each politician was making false promises. (Change the voice)

    1. Is the flight  time. (Use appropriate preposition)
    2. Everything  (change) with time (Use proper verb form)
      1. I will phone you when she (come) back. (Use proper verb


  1. Over ninety_ of the inhabitants here are given to drinking.

(percent, percentage)

  1. We made the decision on grounds. (moral, morale)
    1. The Principal (want) to speak to you. (Use proper verb


Q.5 (a) Write Short Notes on: (any four)                    14


I. Semantic gap
II. Brain storming
III. Objectives and types of Interviews
IV. Active and Passive Listening.
V. Types of Resume
VI. Extemporaneous




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