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Explore popular questions from Computer Awareness for IBPS. This collection covers Computer Awareness previous year IBPS questions hand picked by experienced teachers.

Q 1.

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A.....is a software program used to view Web pages.

A

host

B

site

C

link

browser

E

None of these

Explanation

Web browser is a software application used to enable computers users to locate and access web pages. Browsers translates the basic HTML code that allows us to see images, text videos and listen to audios on websites, along with hyperlinks that let us travel to different web pages. The browser gets in contact with the web server and requests for information.

Q 2.

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A computer system includes....

A

software

B

hardware

C

peripheral devices

All of the above

E

None of these

Explanation

A computer system comprises of hardware (physical parts of a computer that can be seen or touched). Hardware may include the system unit which form the core architecture of computer and comprises of CPU, memory, motherboard, buses, etc. It may also include peripheral devices, which are connected to the system unit. It include input devices, output devices and storage devices. A computer software refers to the set the instructions that directs a computer's processor to perform specific operations.

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The term......refers to data storage systems that make it possible for a computer or electronic device to store and retrieve data.

A

input technology

B

retrieval technology

C

output technology

storage technology

E

None of these

Explanation

Storage technology refers to the technology used to store the images or information obtained through the use of some form of capture technology. This includes the medium used for storage the compression methodology used to minimize the amount of storage medium employed, the format used to program the image or information onto the medium, the encoding methods used to represent any interpretation of the stored information and the useful life of the storage medium.

Q 4.

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Sending an E-mail is similar to

A

drawing a picture

writing a letter

C

talking on the phone

D

sending a package

E

None of these

Explanation

Although the means of communication may contrast between writing a letter versus sending an email, key both convey the same messages. A letter is a handwritten or a printed mode of communication address to a person or organisation and usually send by post. An email, on the other hand, is a modem code of communication, where digital messages are exchanged from an author to one or more than one person.

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Items such as names and addresses are considered

A

input

B

information

C

records

data

E

None of these

Explanation

Data is a collection of facts in raw or unorganized form (such as alphabets, numbers or symbols) that refer to or represent conditions, ideas or objects.

Q 6.

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Which of the following is not true concerning user IDs and passwords ?

A

If your computer asks for a user ID and password, you can create your own

B

When you enter your user ID and password, the computer knows it is you

C

Sometimes you are assigned a user ID and password for security reasons

You should share your user ID and password with at least one other person

E

None of these

Explanation

A password is a secret word or strings of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or access approval to gain access to a resource, which sould be kept secret from those not allowed access. It should not be shared with anyone.

Q 7.

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This component is required to process data into information and consists of integrated circuits

A

RAM

B

Hard disk

CPU

D

ROM

E

None of these

Explanation

A CPU is a silicon integrated circuit, sometimes called a computer chip. This is because it consists of a square piece of crystallized silicon that is very, very thin. It consists of millions of transistors connected by very thin wires. It carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmatical, logical and input/ output operations of the system, thereby converting data into information.

Q 8.

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Which is the smallest of the following computers ?

A

Laptop

Notebook

C

Desktop

D

Workstation

E

None of these

Explanation

A notebook is an extremely lightweight personal computer. They typically weigh less than six pounds and are small enough to fit easily in a briefcase. However, a laptop is a small portable computer small enough that it can sit on your lap. They are somewhat larger in size than notebooks, in both thickness and weight.

Q 9.

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What is a modem connected to ?

A

motherboard

B

processor

C

printer

phone line

E

None of these

Explanation

A modem (modulator demodulator) is an electronic device that allows computer to communicate over telephone lines or cable-TV cables. It converts the digital signals into analog signals & vice versa.

Q 10.

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An error is also known as

A

debug

bug

C

cursor

D

icon

E

None of these

Explanation

A software bug is an error, flaw, failure or fault in a computer program or system that produces an incorrect or unexpected result or causes it to behave in unintended ways.

Q 11.

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Which of the following groups consist of only input devices ?

A

Mouse, Keyboard, Printer

B

Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

C

Mouse, Keyboard, Plotter

Mouse, Keyboard, Scanner

E

None of these

Explanation

Mouse, Keyboard, Scanner are input devices that helps the user in entering data in form of numbers letters, symbols, image, commands into the computer for further processing.
► Monitor, printer and plotter are output devices that disply the result of processing (output) to the user.

Q 12.

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A device that connects to a network without the use of cables is said to be

A

centralised

B

distributed

C

open source

wireless

E

None of these

Explanation

A wireless device can refer to any kind of communication equipment that doesn't require a physical wire for relaying information to another device. Wireless communication travel over the air via electromagnetic waves (radio frequencies, infrared, satellite, etc).

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A web site address is a unique name that identifies a specific....on the web.

web site

B

web browser

C

PDA

D

link

E

None of these

Explanation

Every website has a unique address to identify it on World Wide Web. This address is called as web address or Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Like your home address, URL also contains different parts, Domain name in URL is the unique address that identifies the location of the website, eg. http://www. example .com. here, example .com is domain name; http://, is the protocol used to access this website and WWW is a sub domain.

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.......is processed by the computer into information.

A

processor

numbers

C

input

D

data

E

None of these

Explanation

Data is raw, unorganized facts that needs to be processed. Data can be something simple or seemingly random and useless until it is organised. When data is processed, organized, structured, or presented in a given context so as to make it useful, it is called information.

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Most mail programs automatically complete the following two parts in an e-mail

From : and Date:

B

From : and Body :

C

From : and To :

D

From: and Subject:

E

None of these

Explanation

In an email, the body (context text) is always preceded by header lines that identify particular routing information of the message, including the sender, recipient, date and subject. Although, FROM, To, and DATE headers are automatically completed by mail transfer agent (MTA). FROM: indicates sender's name and email address and DATE: indicates sent date/time of the email.

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Editing a document consists of reading through the document you've created, then

A

printing it

correcting your errors

C

saving it

D

deleting it

E

None of these

Explanation

Editing is the process of reading through the already created document for the purpose of making it more professional in look and appearance by formatting it. Also, it is done to correct errors. For this, grammar & spelling check, auto-correct, find and replace, etc features can be used. Editing is done before the final copy of the document is saved or a final print out is taken.

Q 17.

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A directory within a directory is called -

A

Junior Directory

B

Mini Directory

C

Part Directory

Sub Directory

E

None of these

Explanation

A subdirectory is a directory within answer directory or a folder within a folder. All directories can become a subdirectory except for the master directory, which is typically referred to as the root directory or the parent directory.

Q 18.

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All the deleted files go to ______________

A

Task Bar

Recycle Bin

C

Tool Bar

D

My Computer

E

None of these

Explanation

Recycle bin is a waste basket icon on windows desktop that works as a location or Directory or deleted files or folders. All deleted files & folders are temporarily stored here before final deletion.

Q 19.

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Hardware includes___________________

A

sets of instructions that a computer runs or executes

B

all devices used to input data into a computer

the computer and all the devices connected to it that are used to input and output data

D

all devices involved in processing information including the central processing unit, memory, and storage

E

None of these

Explanation

The hardware, in computer, refers to the physical equipment required to create, use, manipulate and store electronic data. It comprises of the system unit (the core architechture of the computer system that house primary components of a computer like CPU, memory, motherboard, etc); Input devices (eg. Keyboard. Mouse.etc); Output devices (eg. Printer, Screen, etc); and storage devices (eg. Hard disk, Floppy disk, USB,etc).

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The main function of the ALU is to ______

A

store data and information for future use

perform arithmetic and logical operations

C

control computer output, such as printing

D

monitor all computer activities

E

None of these

Explanation

The main function of the Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), present in CPU, is to perform arithmetic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and logical comparisons such as greater than, less than, equal to, AND, NAND, etc.

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The secret code that restricts entry to some programs _______

A

passport

password

C

entry-code

D

access-code

E

None of these

Explanation

A password is a secret word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identify or access approval to gain access to a resource (eg. a software, website on World Wide Web, etc); which should be kept secret from those not allowed access.

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An error in a computer programme______________

A

Power Failure

B

Crash

Bug

D

Virus

E

None of these

Explanation

A software bug is an error, flaw, failure or fault in a computer program that produces an incorrect or unexpected result or causes it to behave in unintended ways.

Q 23.

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A complete electronic circuit with transistors and other electronic components on a small silicon chip is called a(n) ____________

A

CPU

B

workstation

C

magnetic disk

integrated circuit

E

None of these

Explanation

An Integrated Circuit (IC) is a small electronic device made out of a semiconductor material. IC, sometimes called a chip or Microchip, is a semiconductor wafer on which thousands or millions of tiny resistors, capacitors and transistors are fabricated. ICs can be used for variety of devices such as micro processors, audio & video equipment and automobiles.

Q 24.

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The term bit is short for ____________

A

binary language

B

megabyte

binary digit

D

binary number

E

None of these

Explanation

A bit (short for binary digit) is the smallest unit of data in a computer. A bit has a single binary value, either 0 or 1.

Q 25.

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A set of instructions telling the computer what to do is called

A

instructor

B

mentor

C

compiler

program

E

None of these

Explanation

A computer program is a sequence of instructions, written to perform a specified task with a computer. A computer requires programs to function, typically executing the program's instructions in a central processor. The series of instructions when executed, causes the computer to behave in a predetermined manner.