Computer Literacy Important Questions – Past Papers

By: Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil

Paper 1: Computer Literacy – University Past Papers.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1 Define the following terms, give your answer precisely (not more than four lines each). (14)
(a) Data and information. (b) Computer aided manufacturing.
(c) Static RAM. (d) Touch screen.
(e) Server computer.

Q.2 What is meant by computer system, discuss the history of computer in detail. (14)

Q.3 What is meant by output devices, discuss the different types of printers along with their advantages and disadvantages. (14)

Q.4 What is meant by operating system, discuss the different types of operating system and function of operating system in detail. (14)

Q.5 What is meant by language translator, why it is needed and discuss compiler, interpreter, and assembler in detail. (14)

Q.6 What is meant computer assisted instruction, discuss the methods and techniques used in computer assisted instruction in detail. (14)

Q.7 Answer the following question in MS Word.
1. Write shortcut keys of the following commands. (6)
1. Subscript. 2. Copy. 3. Justify. 4. Undo.
2. Differentiate between the following commands. (8)
1. Save and SaveAs. 2. Print and print preview.
3. Page break and blank page. 4. Symbol insert and picture insert.

Q.8 Write short notes on any TWO of the following: (7,7)
1. Features of MS Excel. 2. Input devices.
3. Types of computer networks.

Paper 2: Computer Literacy – University Past Papers.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q.1      Define the following terms, give your answer precisely (not more than four lines each).      (14)

(a)        Read only memory.                 (b)        Interrupts.        (c)        Device driver.

(d)        Joystick.                                  (e)        Impact printers.

 

Q.2      What is meant by computer system, discuss the basic components of a digital computer with             diagrammatic representation and also describe functions of the components.             (14)

 

Q.3      What is meant by computer main memory, discuss the different types of computer main memory    in detail.                                                                                                                                    (14)

 

Q.4      What is meant by software, discuss the different types of software in detail.              (14)

 

Q.5      Answer the following question in MS Word.

  1. Write shortcut keys of the following commands.                                             (6)
  2. Subscript.         2.         Copy.               3.         Justify.             4.         Undo.
  3. Differentiate between the following commands.                                             (8)
  4. Save and SaveAs.                    2.         Print and print preview.
  5. Page break and blank page.     4.         Symbol insert and picture insert.

 

Q.6      (a)        What is MS Excel, discuss the features of MS Excel in detail.                         (6)

(b)        Write formulas for the operations (i) – (iv) based on the spreadsheet given below along                                with the relevant cell address:                                                                                      (8)

(i)         To calculate the Total as sum of January, February, March, & April for each investor and display them in column G.

(ii)        To calculate the average investment for each investor and display them in column H.

(iii)       To calculate the highest investment in February and display it in cell D7.

(iv)       To calculate the total number of investors for the January and display it in    cell C8.

 

Q.7      What is meant by world wide web, discuss the different online educational resources in detail. (14)

Q.8      Write short notes on any TWO of the following:                                                                     (7,7)

  1. Types of computer networks. 2.         Programming languages.
  2. Importance of computer.

Paper 3: Computer Literacy – University Past Papers.

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Attempt any five questions. All questions carry equal marks.

 

Q.1      Define Computer. Write a detailed note on classification of computers.

Q.2      a.         Define Computer Generation. Explain First Generation Computers.

  1. Write down advantages and disadvantages of First Generation Computers.

Q.3      Define Operating System. Write down basic functions of operating system.

Q.4      Define Programming Languages. Differentiate between 3rd Generation and 4th Generation Programming Languages.

Q.5      Define Computer Aided Instructions. Discuss different types of CAI in detail.

Q.6      Define Hardware. Explain in detail about the types and their use.

Q.7      Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of use of MS Power Point. Give examples to support your answer.

Q.8      Write Short Notes on any two of the following:        ۔

  1. Input Devices
  2. Internet

c. Use of Computer Education Packages

Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil