(For Both School and Private Candidates)

Time: 3 Hours Year: 2021


  1. This paper consists of sections A, B and C with a total of nine (9) questions.
  2. Answer all questions in sections A and B and two (2) questions from section C.
  3. Section A carries twenty (20) marks and section B and C carry forty (40) marks each
  4. Non programmable calculators may be used.
  5. Cellular phones and any unauthorised materials are not allowed in the examination room.
  6. Write your Examination Number on every page of your answer booklet(s).

SECTION A (20 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section.

1.For each of the items (i) - (xv), choose the correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet provided.

(i) What is the main reason for admitting a new partner in partnership business?

  1. To gain more profits in the business. 
  2. To receive more salary.
  3. To help writing off bad debts. 
  4. To reduce the business loses.
  5. To expand the business.
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(ii) Which item would appear under non-current liabilities in the statement of financial position?

  1. TZS 70,000, 8-years loan from National Bank of Commerce
  2. TZS 900,000 investment maturing in 10-years time
  3. TZS 50,000 accrued expenses
  4. TZS 80,000, 6-months loan from CRDB
  5. TZS 20,000 credit sales
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(iii) How can a Book Keeper use a Trial Balance?

  1. To disclose all assets of the business at the trial balance date.
  2. To disclose the financial position of a business at the year end.
  3. To check the arithmetical accuracy of double entry records in the ledger.
  4. To prove that the debit column amount is equal to the credit column amount.
  5. To list all liabilities of the business at the Trial Balance date.
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(iv) During the month of January, a petty cashier was provided with an opening cash float of TZS. 70,000. However, at the end of the same month the closing cash float balance was 15,900. How much should be reimbursed to the cashier at the,end of the month?

  1. TZS 15,900 
  2. TZS 70,000
  3. TZS 54,100 
  4. TZS 140,000
  5. TZS 101,820
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(v) Which of the following errors would be disclosed by the Trial Balance?

  1. Selling expenses had been debited to sales account.
  2. Credit sales of TZS 30,000 entered in the books as TZS 3,000.
  3. Cheque for TZS 95,000 from C. Jones entered in C. Jones account as TZS 59,000.
  4. purchase of goods worth TZS 250 omitted from the books.
  5. Cheque for TZS 25 from J. Moses was omitted from the books of account.
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(vi) What is the purpose of the provision for doubtful debts account in the business?

  1. To write off bad debts. 
  2. To recover all bad debts.
  3. To record all possible bad debts. 
  4. To provide debtors discounts.
  5. To record bad debts allowances.
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(vii) Amani business had an opuning balance of TZS 12,.500 fnr creditors at the beginning of the year and the closing creditors balances of TZS 21,000 at the year end. During the year, the payment made to creditors amounted to TZS 16,000. Calculate the amount of purchases during the year.

  1. TZS 33,500
  2. TZS 27,000
  3. TZS 16,500
  4. Tzs 24,500
  5. TZS 7,500
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(viii) A business has the cost of goods sold worth TZS 150,000 and the mark up of 40%. Calculate the amount of sales for the business.

  1. TZS 102,000 
  2. TZS 90,000
  3. TZS 60,000 
  4. TZS 150,000
  5. TZS 210,000
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(ix) How would you record the commission due to consignee in the books of the consignee?

  1. Dr. Consignee's account and Cr. Consignment account
  2. Dr. Consignment account and Cr. Profit and loss account
  3. Dr. Profit and loss account and Cr. Consignment account
  4. Dr. Consignor's account and Cr. Commission Receivable account
  5. Dr. Goods on consignment account and Cr consignment account
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(x) A customer buys 100 items of TZS 5,000 each and has been given a 25% trade discount if he pays within 30 days. What amount would he pay within the discounting period?

  1. TZS 735,000 
  2. TZS 625,000
  3. TZS 573,000 
  4. TZS 375,000
  5. TZS 125,000
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(xi) How is the capital for a non-profit making organization described?

  1. Capital employed fund 
  2. Capital supplied fund
  3. Accumulated fund 
  4. Gross working capital fund
  5. Accumulated shares fund
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(xii) How could a purchase of a non-current asset by cheque affect the balance sheet?

  1. By decreasing non-current asset account and decreasing bank account.
  2. By increasing bank account and decreasing asset account. 
  3. By increasing non-current asset account and decreasing cash account.
  4. By increasing cash account and decreasing asset account.
  5. By increasing non-current asset account and decreasing bank account.
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(xiii) Costs incurred for machine repairs in accounting for departmental businesses is appropriately apportioned according to

  1. the value of machinery in each department.
  2. the value of non-current assets in each department.
  3. the number of machines in each department.
  4. the number of machine hours used in each department.
  5. the floor area occupied by each machine.
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(xiv) How are the records maintained by accounting officers for proper control of expenditure of public funds against provision of funds called?

  1. Vote book 
  2. Special accounts
  3. Expenditure accounts 
  4. Receipts accounts
  5. Cash books
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(xv) Which categories of errors represent errors which do not affect the Trial Balance agreement?

  1. Errors caused by inaccurate arithmetic operations.
  2. Errors which cancel out each other in the trial balance.
  3. Errors caused by omission of a balance of account.
  4. Errors caused by entering an item once in an account.
  5. Errors caused by posting an item on a wrong side of an account.
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4. Suppose you are an independent auditor who examines firms' accounting records and financial statements, briefly describe five types of audits.

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5. On 1st January 2015 Mikuyu Motors Company Ltd purchased Motor Lorry worth TZS 12,000,000. The company used the asset for three years. On 31st December 2017 the lorry was sold for TZS 3,000,000. It is the policy of the company to compute depreciation using straight line method.

Using the information provided, prepare the Motor Lorry and Provision for Depreciation on Motor Lorry Account for the three years ending 31st December 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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6. The following jam illation was extracted from the records of Waero Ltd for the month of August 2017. Use the information provided to prepare the Sales Ledger Control Account of Waero Ltd. For The Month Of August 2017.

At August 1
Sales Ledger debt balance
Sales Ledger credit balance
Transactions for the month: 
Cash received
cheques received
Bad debts written off
Discounts allowed
Returns inwards
Cash  refunded to a customer who had over paid his account  
Dishonoured cheques  
Interest charged on customers over due debts  
Carriage charged to debtors  
Set off against purchases ledger  
At August 31: 
Sales ledger debit balance 
Sales ledger credit balance 
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SECTION C (40 Marks) 
Answer two (2) questions from this section.

7. (a) Bora Shoes Ltd is a company which manufactures shoes. The following information was extracted from the company's books for the year ending 31st December 2019:

Purchase of raw materials 800,000
Inventory of raw materials on Is' January 2019  400,000
Returns of raw materials to supplier 350,000
Plant and machinery depreciation 52,000
Inventory of raw materials on 31St December 2019  50,000
Rent 944,000
Rates 865,000
Insurance 3,192,000
Water and lighting 8,3000,000
Wages and salaries 10,184,000
Direct labour 6,436,000
Direct expenses 440,000
Power and heat 1,163,000
Factory maintenance 511,200
Work in progress on 31st December 2019 963,400
Plant repairs  96,600
Internal transport expenses (factory)  175,000
Carriage on raw materials 195,000
Lubricants and fuel 512,000

Additional information:

  1. 20% of rent and rates is non-factory overheads.
  2. 45% of insurance, water and lighting are chargeable to administration.
  3. 50% of wages and salaries are chargeable as factory cost.

Use the information provided to prepare the Statement of Manufacturing Cost for the year ending 31st December 2019.

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(b) From the following information of Monalisa Furniture shop, prepare the Bank and Cash Accounts and balance off the accounts at 30th April 2017.

April 1 Started business with capital in cash TZS 200,000.

2 Paid rent by cash TZS 46,000.

3 Goseji lent Monalisa TZS 400,000 paid directly into her bank account.

4 Monalisa paid Nyanzobe by cheque TZS 172,000.

5 Cash sales TZS 38,000.

7 Loveness paid Monalisa by cheque TZS 68,000.

9 Monalisa paid Kitambi in cash TZS 184,000.

11 Cash sales paid direct into the bank TZS 302,000.

15 P. Mkola paid Monalisa in cash TZS 192,000.

16 Monalisa took TZS 20,000 out of the cash till and paid it into the bank account.

19 Monalisa repaid Kapigawasi TZS 100,000 by cheque.

22 Cash sales paid direct into the bank TZS 24,400.

26 Paid motor expenses by cheque TZS 15,000.

30 Withdrew TZS 40,000 cash from the bank for business use.

30 Paid wages in cash TZS 64,000.

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8. The following is the receipts and payment account of Chamwino social club for the year ending 31st December 2017:

Details TZS Details TZS
Balance b/d  202,500  Salaries  50,000 
Subscription: Year 2016
Printing and postage
Year 2017 
General expenses
Year 2018
Drama expenses
Proceeds of drama
Municipal taxes
Sale of waste papers

Electricity bills

Additional Information

  1. There are 500 members, each paying annual subscription fee of TZS 450.
  2. TZS 9,000 is still in arrears for the year ended 2016 and it was decided to be written off.
  3. Buildings stand in the books at TZS 500,000 and are to be depreciated at 5%.
  4. General expenses of TZS 2,100 for the year have not been paid.

Use the information provided to prepare the following:

  1. Statement of Affairs at 1stJanuary 2017.
  2. Subscriptions Account for the year ending 31stbecember 2017.
  3. Statement of Income and Expenditure for the year ending 31 StDecember 2017.
  4. Statement of Financial Position for the year ended 31stbecember 2017.
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9. The following balances remained in the ledgers of John and James after they had prepared their trading account for the year ending 31st December 2016:

Gross profit 

General reserve 

Accounts payable 

Premises 350,000
Furniture 14,000
Motor vans 32,000
Accounts receivable 140,000
Inventory, 31st December 194,200
Wages & salaries 132,900
Light & heat 13,600
Rates & insurance 7,800
Office expenses 8,300
Rent receivable 

Cash in hand 1,300
Cash at bank 21,000
Drawings: John 38,400
James 46,500

Current account balances on 1st January:





Capital accounts:




1,000,000 1,000,000

Additional information:

  1. Wages salaries owing TZS 2,300.
  2. An insurance premium of TZS 2,400 was paid on 1St April 2016 for one year.
  3. Unused office stationery at 31 St December 2016 was valued at TZS 300.
  4. A provision for bad and doubtful debts is to be created at 2% of debtors.
  5. Depreciation is to be provided at 15% on book value of motor van and furniture.
  6. Rent accrued for December 2016 was TZS 1,000.
  7. James is entitled to a monthly salary of TZS 600.
  8. Allow for interest on partners' fixed capital at 5% per annum.
  9. TZS 20,000 should be transferred to general reserve at year end.
  10. Profits and losses are shared equally by the partners.

Use the information provided to prepare the following:

  1. Profit or Loss and the Appropriation Accounts for the year ending 31st December 2016;
  2. Partners' Current Accounts in columnar form; and
  3. The firm's Statement of Financial Position as at 31g December 2016.

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