Below given are Previous Years Question Papers of Human Resource Management (HRM) of Pune University. These Question Papers are of MBA course but can be referred by BBA, B. Com, M. Com and MCA students. We have tried to add all question papers of HRM including latest 2016 pattern, 2013 pattern, 2008 and 2005 pattern of MBA.
2016 April (2008 Pattern)
QI) Explain the concept of FIRM & Role of Modem HR Manager?
Q2) Justify “Recruitment is positive & Selection is negative process”?
Q3) Explain the Job Evaluation Methods in Details?
Q4) Explain the concept of Training Evaluation with help of Kirk Patricle’s Model?
Q5) What do you understand by separation? Explain different types of separations?
Q6) Define manpower planning. Explain various steps involved in manpower planning?
Q7) Write Short notes on any 2: a) VRS b) Quality Circles c) Suspension& Discharge d) Career Planning
2016 April (2013 Pattern)
Q1) Discuss the importance of HRM and explain FIRM Unctions & Objectives with examples.
What are various models of HRM? Explain atleast one model in detail.
Q2) What is job analysis? Discuss its importance & purpose with illustration.
What is human resource planning? Explain the process of FIRP in your own language.
Q3) Define Training. Explain significance of training need analysis with reference to training evaluation.
Design a training program for newly joined sales trainee of a Pharmaceutical company.
Q4) Explain performance Appraisal & discuss its relevance to employee’s Compensation.
What are various methods of performance Appraisal and which one is how comprehensive. Justify?
Q5) Explain the concept of employee Relationship Management in organisational context.
“Flexible work Arrangement enhances employee’s productivity”. Discuss with justification.
2015 OCT (2008 Pattern)
QI) Define HRM. Explain the structure of Human Resource Department in relation to the role of HR manager.
Q2) What is Kaizen? How can effectiveness be improved through Kaizen?
Q3) Explain the term selection. Elaborate the process of recruitment and selection.
Q4) Explain the objective of manpower planning and elaborate the concept of succession planning.
Q5) Define training and development. Explain any 4 methods of training.
Q6) Define collective bargaining. Discuss the concept and importance of collective bargaining.
Q7) Write short notes (any two) a) Suspension b) MBO c) JOB analysis d) Human resource planning
2015 Oct (2013 Pattern)
QI) a) “The role of HRM in formulating is implementing strategies is crucial”. Elaborate.
b) How organisational strategies are closely linked with HR strategy. Discuss.
Q2) a) What are various factors responsible for un-effective job design. Explain in details.
OR b) Discuss the recent trends of Recruitment methods as being adopted by various companies.
Q3) a) How management development programme is different from other training programme explain its scope is advantages.
b) “Money spend on Training is not on expenditure but an investment”. Explain.
Q4) a) Define performance & explain various methods of performance appraisal.
OR b) Discuss the advantages & problems of linking compensation with performance.
Q5) a) Explain the concept of downsizing & discuss the difference between Termination & Resignation.
b) Define “employee survey” & explain various types of employee survey conducted in an organisation.
2015 APR (2008 Pattern)
Q1) Define Human Resource Management. Discuss difference between Personnel Management and FIRM.
Q2) Explain the importance of Training and Development. And further describe the need of evaluation of Training Programme.
Q3) What do you understand by performance management? Elaborate any 3 methods of performance evaluation.
Q4) Define Recruitment. Explain in detail the process of recruitment and selection.
Q5) What is collective bargaining? Discuss its importance in settlement of Industrial Disputes.
Q6) Define Manpower Planning. Elaborate its need & importance. Q7) Write short notes (Any Two): a) Succession Planning. b) TQM. c) Job analysis. d) Rating errors.
2015 APR (2013 Pattern)
Q1) a) Define HRM & explain various functions of HRM. OR b) What are the strategic functions of HRM understood and implemented in the company. Discuss.
Q2) a) What is need of man power planning in an organization? Discuss its benefits & process in detail.
b) Explain in your own language internal & external sources of recruitment.
Q3) a) Define training and explain the significance & steps of training needs assessment.
b) Design a training programme. For newly inducted employees in the sales department of a pharmaceutical company.
Q4) a) Explain the concept of performance appraisal & discuss how it is different from performance management system. OR b) Explain the advantages & problems of linking compensation with performance.
Q5) a) Explain the concept of employee relation & discuss its importance in organisation context.
b) Discuss in detail the advantages & disadvantages of flexible work arrangement in an organization.
2014 OCT (2013 Pattern)
Q1) a) Discuss the importance of HRM and bring out the difference between the role of FIR Manager & Personnel Manager.
b) ‘Organizational Strategies have linkages with HR strategies” Discuss.
Q2) a) “Job Design is a result oriented tool for optimal utilization Human Resources”. Discuss with example.
b) What is the significance of job analysis and what are its benifits explain with suitable example.
Q3) a) Describe in details – “Training need assessment and its advantages.
b) Discuss the different methods of training used by an organization for enhancing employee performance.
Q4) a) Why it is essential to measure the performance of an employee? Describe the factors need to consider while doing the same.
b) “Compensation linked with performance”. Discuss.
Q5) a) “Flexi work time enhance the employee performance”. Discuss with suitable example.
b) What is employee down-sizing? Discuss its importance in an organizational context.
203 : HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (2008 Pattern) Time : 3 Hours) (Max. Marks : 70 Instructions to the candidates: I) Question No. 1 is compulsory. 2) Attempt any four from the remaining. 3) All questions carry equal marks.
Q1) “The role of FIRM in formulating & implementing strategies is crucial? Elaborate.
Q2) Discuss the concept of performance management. Elaborate on the 360 degree method of appraisal.
Q3) Explain in detail the Recruitment & Selection process.
Q4) What is collective Bargaining? Give its importance in dispute settlement.
Q5) Explain the bathers to HRP. Bring out the requisites for effective planning.
Q6) Write short notes on – (Any two) a) Kaizen. b) Golden Hand shake. c) Job Analysis. d) VRS.
2012 OCT(2008 Pattern)
Q1) Explain the roles & responsibilities of an HR manager.
Q2) Define succession planning and steps involved in succession planning.
Q3) What are the various methods of performance appraisal? Explain any two modern methods of appraisal in detail.
Q4) Do you think collective bargaining helps in avoiding disputes. Explain with importance of collective bargaining in organisation.
Q5) Discuss the concept of job Description, Job enlargement, Job enrichment & job rotation.
Q6) “Compensation management plays a vital role in various aspects of HRM”. Discuss.
Q7) Write short notes on : (any 2) a) Job description. b) MBO c) Rating errors. d) Quality circle.
Total No. of Questions : 7] [Total No. of Pages : 1  – 203 Course: M.B.A.
203 : HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (2008 Pattern) (Sem. – II) Time :3 Hours] [Max. Marks :70
Instructions to the candidates:- 1) Answer any five questions. 2) All questions carry equal marks.
- Explain the concept of HRM and Rules of HR manager.
- Define manpower planning. Explain various steps involved in manpower planning.
- Explain concept of Training Evaluation. Describe Kirk Patricle’s model.
- Explain concept of performance management system. How does it differ from performance appraisal.
- Explain in detail model of Grievance Procedure.
- Explain in detail total quality management.
- Write short notes on any two :
- Succession planning.
- Job Enrichment and job Enlargement.
MAY 2009 NEW
Instructions to the candidates:- 1) Attempt any five questions. 2) All questions carry equal marks. 3) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
- Define Human Resource Management & discuss the difference between Personnel Management and HRM.
- Explain in detail the process of recruitment & selection of the employees.
- Explain the importance of training & development & further describe the need for evaluation of training programmes.
- What do you understand by Performance Appraisal management system? Elaborate any three methods of Performance Appraisal.
- “Compensation Management plays a vital role in various aspects of HRM”. Discuss.
- Elaborate various methods of employee separation.
- Write short notes (any two):
- Succession Planning.
- Quality Circles.
- Rating Errors.
- Job Description.
MAY 2009 OLD
Instructions to the candidates: 1) Attempt any Five questions. 2) All questions carry equal marks. 3) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
- Discuss what is Human Resource Management and explain the difference between Personnel Management and HRM. 
- Discuss the importance of Manpower planning and elaborate its objectives. 
- Explain the need of training and further discuss why the training programmes are evaluated. 
- Discuss the ethics and concep.t of Performance Management and explain MBO method of performance appraisal. 
- Explain the different methods of separating employees from the organization. 
- Discuss what is collective bargaining and explain its importance in industrial relations. -
- Write short notes on any two: 
- Job enlargement and job enrichment.
- Succession planning.
- Time Management.