Information Systems Past Papers


Subject: Information Systems

Time Allowed: 15 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only.  Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I Encircle the right answer, cutting and overwriting are not allowed. (10)

1. Term software refers to __________.
a. computer manuals
b. computer programs
c. machinery
d. both computer programs and manuals
2. inorder to produce a computer-based information system, we must together ___________.
a. 5 parts
b. 3 parts
c. 2 parts
d. 4 parts
3. Term hardware refers to _________.
a. computer manuals
b. computer programs
c. machinery
d. both computer programs and manuals
4. Facts and figures that are used by programs to produce useful information are called ________.
a. Software
b. Data
c. Hardware
d. Procedures
5. Set of instructions and rules to design and use information system are called ________.
a. Software
b. Data
c. Hardware
d. Procedures
6. An _______ is a set of processes and procedures that transform data into information and knowledge.
a. information system
b. Knowledge system
c. Database system
d. Computer system
7. A system is called ______ when the inputs, process and the outputs are known with certainty.
a. Probabilistic
b. Deterministic
c. Open
d. Close
8. Which of the following is included in the Office automation systems? i). Word processing ii). Electronic mail
iii). Voice mail iv). Electronic calendaring v). Audio conferencing
a. i, ii, iii and v only
b. i, il, iii and iv only
c. i, ii, iv and v only
d. All i, ii, iii, iv and v
9. In a typical _______ network, application processing is shared between clients and one more servers.
a. client server computing
b. cloud computing
c. mobile computing
d. data computing
10. The is defined as a set of activities performed across the organization creating as output of value to the customer.
a. development process
b. business process
c. quality process
d. customer focus


Subject: Information Systems (IT)

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50



Part-II Give short notes on following, each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: What are the five components that make up an information system?

Q#2: What are three examples of information system hardware?

Q#3: Microsoft Windows is an example of which component of information systems?

Q#4: What is application software?

Q#5: What roles do people play in information systems?

Q#6: List the following in increasing order (slowest to fastest): megahertz, kilohertz, gigahertz.

Q#7: What is the bus of a computer?

Q#8: Name two differences between RAM and a hard disk.

Q#9: What are the advantages of solid-state drives over hard disks?

Q#10: How heavy was the first commercially successful portable computer?


Part-III Give detailed answers, each question carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: With reference to the type of decisions made, define the followings.

  1. a) Operational Management b) Strategic Management c) Tactical Management

Q#2: Briefly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of choosing packaged software rather than developing customized software.

Q#3: What are the main functions of a modern database management system?

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