Sunday, 17 August 2014


1. What is required when more than one person uses a central computer at the same time?
a) Light pen
b) Mouse
c) Digitizer
d) Terminal
e) None of the above

2. One nibble is equal to ___
a) 4 bits
b) 8 bits
c) 16 bits
d) 32bits
e) None of the above

3. Which of the following terms is the most closely related to main memory?
a) Non-volatile
b) Permanent
c) Control unit
d) Temporary
e) None of the above

4. A picture, map or graphics or image that can be used in a document is known as ___
a) Hypertext
b) Clipboard
c) Object
d) Drag drop
e) None of these

5. The amount of vertical space between lines of text in a document is called:
a) Double spacing
b) Line spacing
c) Single space
d) Vertical spacing
e) None of these

6. Which of the following is a smallest dot that can be uniquely drawn on a computer screen?
a) Bexel
b) Computer dot
c) Cursor
d) Pixel
e) None of these

7. _____means to enlarge a window to its maximum area so that it will fill entire desktop.
a) Maximise
b) Zoom
c) Enlarge
d) Extend
e) None of these

8. The computer's capability of distinguishing spoken words is called ___
a) voice analysis
b) speech acknowledgement
c) voice recognition
d) speech interpretation
e) none of these

9. Which of the following is the process of getting access to the computer?
a) Sign up
b) Log in
c) Log off
d) Enter
e) None of these

10.Aseries of instructions that tells a computer what to do and how to do it, is called a ____
a) program
b) command
c) user response
d) processor
e) None of these

11. The full step wise process of closing a computer is called _____
a) Hibernating
b) Closing
c) Log off
d) Shut down
e) None of these

12. Which key combination is used for special tasks?
a) Insert, Delete
b) Ctrl, Shift
c) Left Arrow, Right Arrow
d) Page up, Page Down
e) None of These

13. ____ allows wireless mobile devices to access the Internet and its services such as the Web and e-mail.
a) TCP/ IP
b) Ethernet
c) WAP
d) Token ring
e) Internet

14. The _____ enables you to simultaneously keep multiple Web pages open in one browser window.
a) Tab box
b) Pop-up helper
c) Tab row
d) Address bar
e) None of these

15. The most important or powerful computer in a typical network is ____
a) Desktop
b) Network client
c) Network server
d) Network station
e) None of these

16. The primary purpose of software is to turn data into ____
a) Websites
b) Information
c) Programs
d) Objects
e) None of these

17. Grouping and processing all of a firm's transactions at one time is called ___
a) a database management system
b) a real-time system
c) an on-line system
d) batch processing
e) None of these

18. Which of the following is a standard way for a Web server to pass a Web user's request to an application program and to receive data back to forward to the user?
a) Interrupt request
b) Forward DNS lookup
c) Data-Link layer
d) Common gateway interface
e) None of these

19. What is the shortcut key to “Undo” the last action in a document?
a) Ctrl + X
b) Ctrl + Y
c) Ctrl + U
d) Ctrl + N
e) Ctrl + Z

20. The errors that can be pointed out by the compiler:
a) Syntax errors
b) Semantic errors
c) Logic errors
d) System errors
e) All of the above

21. Pick out the wrong definition.
a) COBOL : A language used for business data processing
b) CPU: Is the brain of computer
c) LAN: Is used in local areas
d) FORTRAN: Is used for logical processing
e) None of these

22. Modulator is a device that converts:
a) Digital signal into Ana log signal
b) Ana log signal into digital signal
c) Both A and B
d) Sometimes only A and B
e) None of the above

23. What is the capacity of a 3.5” Floppy Disk?
a) 360 KB
b) 720 KB
c) 1.2 MB
d) 1.44 MB
e) 1.8 MB

24. Which command of MS-DOS is used to copy only files that have been modified on or after the date you specify?
a) XCOPY/D : date
b) COPY/D : date
e) None of the above

25. If the processor of a computer does not have a direct and unassisted access to data items, these items are said to be ___
a) Offline
b) Remote
c) Disconnected
d) Detached
e) None of the above

26. The input and output devices are located away from the central computer facility in which particular type of processing?
a) Time sharing
b) Batch processing
c) Interactive mode
d) Real time processing
e) None of the above

27. What is the minimum number of operations required, for a microprocessor with 8 data  pins, to read a 32-bit word?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 4
d) 8
e) 16

28. Which of the following is a special purpose language used to describe to a computer's operating system?
b) APL
c) ICU
e) ICL

29. The part of machine level instruction, which tells the central processor what has to be done, is ___
a) Operation code
b) Address
c) Locator
d) Flip-Flop
e) None of the above

30. A system program that sets up an executable program in main memory ready for execution:
a) Assembler
b) Linker
c) Loader
d) Compiler
e) None of the above

31. Which of the following are loaded into main memory when the computer is booted?
a) External command instructions
b) Internal command instructions
c) Utility programs
d) Word processing instructions
e) None of the above

32. In which addressing mode the contents of a register specified in the instruction are first decremented and then these contents are used as the effective address of the operands?
a) Index addressing
b) Indirect addressing
c) Auto increment
d) Auto decrement
e) None of the above

33. From what location are the 1st computer instructions available on boot up?
b) CPU
c) boot.ini
e) None of the above

34. You were installing an application in Windows 95, and the computer crashes, what do you do?
a) Press alt + Ctrl + delete, twice
b) Press alt + Ctrl + delete and end task
c) Press the reset button on the computer
d) Turn off computer and boot from a floppy disk
e) None of the above

35. Each of data files has a _____ that describe the way the data is stored in the file.
a) File structure
b) Records
c) Fields
d) Database
e) None of the above

36. In a ___ a parent record type can be linked to one or more "child" record types, but a child record type can have only one parent.
a) Network database
b) Relational database
c) Distributed database
d) Hierarchical database
e) None of the above

37. In the accompanying figure, the _____ is a special toolbar that displays a series of names, each of which represents a list of commands that can be used to perform tasks.
a) Scroll bar
b) Status bar
c) Title bar
d) Menu bar
e) None of these

38. When the Language bar is _____, it means that you do not see it on the screen but it will be displayed the next time you start your computer.
a) Restored
b) Hidden
c) Minimized
d) Closed
e) All of the above

39. What is the name of the memory card which is conceptually related to the smart card but is similar to the video disk?
a) Laser card
b) Master card
c) Visa
d) Optical card
e) None of the above

40. Which of the following is not an alternative name for primary memory?
a) Main memory
b) Primary storage
c) Internal storage
d) Mass storage
e) None of the above

1) d; 2) a; 3) d; 4) c; 5) b; 6) d; 7) a; 8) c; 9) b; 10) a;
11) d; 12) b; 13) c; 14) c; 15) c; 16) b; 17) d; 18) d; 19) e; 20) a;
21) d; 22) c; 23) d; 24) a; 25) a; 26) b; 27) c; 28) e; 29) a; 30) c;
31) b; 32) d; 33) a; 34) d; 35) a; 36) d; 37) d; 38) b; 39) a; 40) d;

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


1. The MS-DOS file extension usually attached to a file containing backup data is ...........
2) BAK
3) BAC
4) DOC
5) MSD
2. The amount of data that can flow through a channel is called ...........
1) Bandlength
2) Capacity
3) Bandwidth
4) Digital Speed
5) None

3. ........ is made of static RAM
1) Cache memory
2) Buffer space
3) Clipboard
4) Virtual memory
5) None

4. COBOL, a high level programming language developed for ...........
1) Teaching children in schools
2) Designing plan for buildings
3) Maintaining the data of a firm
4) Business data processing applications
5) None

5. In word processing, an efficient way to move the 3rd paragraph to place it after the 5th paragraph is ...........
1) Copy and paste
2) Copy, cut and paste
3) Cut, copy and paste
4) Cut and paste
5) None of these

6. The software tools that enable a user to interact with a computer for specific purposes
are known as ...........
1) Hardware
2) Network Software
3) Shareware
4) Applications
5) None of these

7. A(n) ......... backup contains a copy of every program, data, and system file on a computer
1) Restoration
2) Bootstrap
3) Differential
4) Full
5) None of these

8. Where is data saved permanently?
1) Memory
2) Storage device
3) CPU
4) Printer
5) None of these
9. Which is not a basic function of a computer?
1) Copy text 2) Accept input
3) Process data 4) Store data
5) None of these

10. A MODEM is connected in between a telephone line and a ...........
1) Network
2) Computer
3) Communication Adapter
4) Serial Port
5) All of these

11. The ........... is the box that houses the most important parts of a computer system.
1) Software
2) Hardware
3) Input device
4) System unit
5) None of these

12. The first computer introduced in Nepal was
1) IBM 1400
2) IBM 1401
3) IBM 1402
4) IBM 1403
5) None of these

13. Data that is copied from an application is stored in the ...........
1) Driver
2) Terminal
3) Prompt
4) Clipboard
5) None of these

14. In a spreadsheet program the ....... contains related work sheets and documents.
1) Workbook
2) Column
3) Cell
4) Formula
5) None of these

15. What is the permanent memory built into your computer called?
1) RAM
2) ROM
3) CPU
5) None of these

16. Another word for software is....
1) input
2) output
3) program
4) system
5) None of these

17. An input device that can interpret pencil marks on paper media is called as ...........
1) Pencil Mark Reader
2) Scanner
3) Optical Character Reader
4) Overlapped Pencil Marker
5) Optical Mark Reader

18. A register in CPU that is used to store the address of the next instruction to be executed
is ...........
1) Program runner
2) Next program data counter
3) Program counter
4) Processing desk
5) Cache memory

19. An electronic circuit with about 10,000 transistors fabricated in a single silicon chip is...
1) Valves
2) Mega Transistor
5) IC

20. Which of the following is not a set of instructions?
1) Program
2) Program File
3) Software
4) Data File
5) None

21. CP/M stands for ___
1) Command Program /Management
2) Control Program / Micro Computer
3) Control Program / Mini Computer
4) Control Program / Super Computer
5) None of these

22. Find the odd man out.
1) Internet
2) Intranet
4) MID
5) None

23. What does 'S' stand for in ISP?
1) Service
2) Sources
3) Select
4) Server
5) Sketch

1-2, 2-3, 3-1, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-2, 9-5, 10-2
11-4, 12-2, 13-4, 14-1, 15-2, 16-3, 17-5, 18-3, 19-3, 20-4, 21-2, 22-4, 23-1

Sunday, 3 August 2014


1. The physical parts of a computer are known as:
a) Software
b) Hardware
c) Shareware
d) Fixed - ware
e) Digital - ware

2. Which type of the following software is used by a person for preparation of text documents?
a) Data processor
b) Word processor
c) Complier
d) Multimedia
e) b and c

3. The complete picture of data stored in database is known as:
a) Record
b) Schema
c) System flow chart
e) None of these

4. Most of the errors blamed on computers are actually due to ____
a) programming errors
b) hardware figure
c) defects of floppy disks
d) data entry errors
e) None of these

5. Information retrieval is fastest from ____
a) floppy disks
b) magnetic tapes
c) hard disk
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

6. In addition to keying data directly into a database, data entry can
also be done from a/ an ____
a) field
b) table
c) data dictionary
d) input form
e) None of these

7. Assembly instructions are in the form of ____
a) binary digits
b) digits and numbers
c) general English
d) a new format different from all of the above
e) None of the above

8. You must install a ____ on a network if you want to share an internet connection.
a) Router
b) Modem
c) Node
d) Cable
e) None of these

9. The ___ software contains lists of commands and options.
a) menu bar
b) tool bar
c) title bar
d) formula bar
e) None of these

10. A computer program which could infect the other programs or data is called:
a) System software
b) Application software
c) Cybercrime
d) Virus
e) Computer fraud

11. Which of the following parts of the computer makes use of primary memory?
a) Storage unit
b) Central Processing Unit
c) Output devices
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

12. The term ATM stands for:
a) Automatic Teller Mechanism
b) Automated Teller Mechanism
c) Automated Teller Machine
d) Atomic Teller Machine
e) Automated Telephone Machine

13. The device that is a kind of computer which does not have its own CPU or storage:
a) Standby computer
b) Terminal
c) Mainframe computer
d) Personal computer
e) None of the above

14. ___ is called as a supervisor of computer activities.
a) Memory
b) OS
c) I/O devices
d) CU
e) ALU

15. Master files contain data of ___ nature.
a) temporary
b) local
c) permanent
d) global
e) None of these

16. Which of the following temporarily stores the data?
a) RAM
b) ROM
c) Floppy disk
d) Hard disk
e) None of these

17. Data division is the third division of a ____ program.

18. In Windows XP, which shortcut key is used to cycle through opened items in taskbar?
a) Ctrl + Tab
b) Alt + Tab
c) Ctrl + Esc
d) Alt + Esc
e) None of these

19. A/An___ is a program that makes the computer easier to use.
a) Operating system
b) Application
c) Utility
d) Network
e) None of these

20. Allocator and manager of memory in an operating system is:
a) Keyboard
b) Key punch
c) Kernel
d) Kludge
e) None of these

21. Which of the following is a type of memory chip whose contents cannot be altered by writing
a) RAM
c) ROM
e) None of these

22. Which computer has been designed to be as compact as possible?
a) Mini
b) Super computer
c) Micro computer
d) Mainframe
e) None of the above

23. Which part is interprets program that converts assembly language to machine language?
a) Input
b) Storage unit
c) Logic unit
d) Control unit
e) None these

24. A memory that does not change it's contents without external causes is known as:
a) Dynamic memory
b) Static memory
c) RAM
e) None of these

25. The computer program that ensure interface between the user and the computer hardware:
a) Application software
b) Operating software
c) Processing software
d) Complier
e) Interpreter

26. Which of the following better describes the term internet?
a) A network of standard alone computers
b) A network servers
c) A network of networks
d) A network of world - wide computers
e) All of the above

27. What is the name of the windows software that is used for managing data base format?
a) MS Word
b) MS Power Point
c) MS Access
d) MS Excel
e) b and d

28. The computer related storage device used for the purpose of making permanent record:
a) CD -ROM
b) Floppy disk
c) Hard Disk
d) WORM Drive
e) All of the above

29. Which of the following takes care of processing of the information in a computer system?
a) ALU
b) CPU
c) Storage unit
d) Control unit
e) Processors

30. Devices that let the computer communicate with you are called ____ devices.
a) input
b) output
c) type
d) print
e) None of these

31. To move down a page in a document we use
a) Task bar
b) My computer
c) Recycle bin
d) Only (b) and (c)
e) None of these

32. To find a saved document in the computer's memory and bring it on the screen to view is called
a) reserve
b) rerun
c) retrieve
d) return
e) None of these

33. ____ servers store and manage files for network users.
a) Authentication
b) Main
c) Web
d) File
e) None of these

34. The ____ manual tells you how to use a software program.
a) documentation
b) programming
c) technical
d) user
e) None of these

35. Which of the following can be another word for program?
a) Software
b) Disk
c) Floppy
d) Hardware
e) None of these

36. ____ is the process of finding errors in software code.
a) Debugging
b) Compiling
c) Testing
d) Running
e) None of these

37. A name applied by Intel corp. to high speed MOS technology is ___
b) LAP
e) None of the above

1) b 2) b 3) b 4) d 5) c 6) d 7) e 8) a 9) a 10) d
11) b 12) c 13) b 14) b 15) c 16) a 17) c 18) b 19) c 20) c
21) c 22) c 23) d 24) b 25) b 26) c 27) c 28) e 29) b 30) b
31) e 32) c 33) d 34) d 35) a 36) c 37) c