ICSI Syllabus For Executive Group 2 Company Law June 2010

ICSI Syllabus For Executive Group 2

Company Law

June 2010

Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum marks : 100
Total number of questions : 8 
NOTE : 1. Answer SIX questions including Question No.1 which is compulsory.
2. All references to sections relate to the Companies Act, 1956 unless stated otherwise.
1. Comment on any four of the following :
(i) A company has a statutory right to alter its articles of association.
(ii) ‘Red-herring prospectus’ means a prospectus which has complete particulars on
the price of the securities offered and the quantum of securities offered.
(iii) The power of directors to approve the annual accounts can be delegated to a
committee of directors or some of the directors.
(iv) There are no shareholders in a limited liability partnership, instead there are
partners.
(v) In case of a company, the terms ‘winding-up’ and ‘dissolution’ convey the same
meaning.
(5 marks each)
2. (a) Choose the most appropriate answer from the given options in respect of the
following :
(i) Where the auditor of a company resigns, the vacancy arising therefrom can
be filled by the company only at ––
(a) General meeting
(b) Board meeting
(c) Audit committee meeting
(d) None of the above.
(ii) The invitation and acceptance of deposits by non-banking non-financial companies
in India is regulated by ––
(a) The Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
(b) The Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
(c) The Companies Act, 1956
(d) None of the above.
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(iii) The Companies Act, 1956 allows a company to re-convert its stock into ––
(a) Fully paid-up equity shares
(b) Partly paid-up equity shares
(c) Unpaid equity shares
(d) Uncalled shares.
(iv) In the case of incorporation of an Asset Management Company (AMC), the
memorandum of association and articles of association are required to be
vetted by which of the following authority before these documents are registered
by the Registrar of Companies ––
(a) R O C
(b) SEBI
(c) RBI
(d) NSDL.
(v) Which of the following is correct in respect of a public limited company in
India ––
(a) Business can be commenced immediately on incorporation
(b) No need to have more than two directors
(c) There is no restriction on remuneration payable to directors
(d) The number of members is unlimited.
(1 mark each)
(b) Re-write the following sentences after filling-in the blank spaces with appropriate
word(s)/figure(s) :
(i) A private company, which is a subsidiary of a company which is not a private
company, is a __________ company.
(ii) All contracts which are purported to be made on behalf of a company before
its incorporation are known as __________ contracts.
(iii) The issue of ESOPs or Employees Stock Option Scheme shall be subject to
approval of shareholders through a __________ resolution.
(iv) Sweat equity shares issued to employees or directors shall be locked-in for a
period of __________ from the date of allotment.
(v) When a company makes buy-back of shares or securities, the buy-back operations
shall be completed within __________ from the date of passing of the special
resolution or a resolution passed by the Board.
(1 mark each)
(c) Discuss the various methods by which sense of a meeting is ascertained.
(6 marks)

3. (a) Discuss the requirements for keeping the minutes book of general meetings.
(4 marks)
(b) Discuss briefly the voting rights of a proxy.
(4 marks)
(c) State whether a Board meeting of a company can be held at any place.
(4 marks)
(d) What is the effect of crystallisation of a floating charge ?
(4 marks)
4. (a) In the case where the shares of a company are held in joint-names of two persons
Arpit and Rakshit and one of these joint-holders requests the company to split the
shares equally between them by issuing fresh share certificates, what should the
company do ?
(4 marks)
(b) Layman is a holder of a share warrant in Ontime Fliers Ltd., a public limited
company. Unfortunately, Layman is unaware of any of the formalities to be
complied with for transferring the said share warrant. Advise him about the
formalities to be completed in this regard.
(4 marks)
(c) Four types of persons, viz., a section 25 company, an insolvent individual, a trade
union and a pawnee, apply for membership in your public limited company. Will
you accept them as members of your company ? Why ?
(4 marks)
(d) A company has forfeited shares of a defaulting shareholder for non-payment of
call money. However, the defaulting shareholder approaches the Board after
forfeiture of shares to cancel the said forfeiture. What should the Board do ? Give
your advice.
(4 marks)
5. (a) Abhay is director in two companies –– Goodluck India Pvt. Ltd. and Lucky Winners
India Pvt. Ltd. Abhay attended Board meetings of these two companies on
22nd August, 2009 in the same building ‘Welcome House’ at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
respectively.
(i) Can Abhay draw travelling allowance from both the companies ?
(ii) Is he entitled to receive sitting fees fully from both the companies ?
(6 marks)
(b) Rani is a wealthy lady enjoying large dividend and interest income. She has
formed three private companies and agreed with each of them to hold a block of
investment as an agent for it. Income received was credited in the accounts of the
company but the company handed back the amount to her as a pretended loan.
This way, she divided her income in three parts in a bid to reduce her tax liability.
Discuss the legality of the purpose for which the three companies were formed.
(5 marks)

(c) Carefree is an officer of Cosy Cosy Ltd., who is authorised to sign on behalf of the
company any contract, bill of exchange, hundi, promissory note, cheque, or order
for money or goods. In these circumstances, Carefree signs a cheque on behalf
of the company without mentioning the name of the company. Who is liable to
the holder in such a case ?
(5 marks)
6. Distinguish between any four of the following :
(i) ‘Company’ and ‘corporation’.
(ii) ‘Nominal capital’ and ‘subscribed capital’.
(iii) ‘Shares’ and ‘stock’.
(iv) ‘Whole-time chairman’ and ‘part-time chairman’.
(v) ‘Insolvency of an individual/firm’ and ‘winding-up of a company’.
(4 marks each)
7. State, with reasons in brief, whether the following statements are correct or incorrect:
(i) The members of an unlimited company are liable directly to the creditors of the
company.
(ii) A promoter has legal right to claim promotional expenses for his services.
(iii) Preference shares are non-cumulative unless expressly stated to be cumulative.
(iv) A charge created orally shall also require registration.
(v) A return of allotment in e-form 2 is required to be filed with the Registrar of
Companies even if a single share is allotted by a company.
(vi) The prospectus must be dated.
(vii) A company is required to obtain approval of the debenture trustees for any distribution
of dividend.
(viii) Additional directors can be appointed only by public companies.
(2 marks each)
8. Write notes on any four of the following :
(i) Disadvantages of corporate form of enterprise
(ii) Remuneration of promoters
(iii) Alternate directors
(iv) Passing of resolution by postal ballot
(v) Independent directors.
(4 marks each)

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