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Q.1 Choose the correct or the best alternative in the following: (210)
a. When a key is pressed on the keyboard, which standard is used for converting
the keystroke into the corresponding bits?
b. A Pixel is
(A) A computer program that draws picture
(B) A picture stored in secondary memory
(C) The smallest resolvable part of a picture
(D) None of these
c. Which technology is used in Compact disks?
(A) Mechanical (B) Electrical
(C) Electro Magnetic (D) Laser
d. Which of the following storage devices can store maximum amount of data?
(A) Floppy Disk (B) Hard Disk
(C) Compact Disk (D) Magneto Optic Disk
e. Who invented the high level language C?
(A) Dennis M. Ritchie (B) Niklaus Writh
(C) Seymour Papert (D) Donald Kunth
f. Algorithm and Flow chart help us to
(A) Know the memory capacity
(B) Identify the base of a number system
(C) Direct the output to a printer
(D) Specify the problem completely and clearly

g. Which device is used as the standard pointing device in a Graphical User
(A) Keyboard (B) Mouse
(C) Joystick (D) Track ball
h. Execution of two or more programs by a single CPU is known as:
(A) Multiprocessing (B) Timesharing
(C) Multiprogramming (D) None of the above
i. Operating system
(A) Link a program with the subroutines it references
(B) Provides a layered, user-friendly interface
(C) Enables a programmer to draw a flowchart
(D) None of the above
j. The errors that can be pointed out by the compiler are
(A) Syntax errors (B) Semantic errors
(C) Logical errors (D) None of the above

Answer any FIVE Questions out of EIGHT Questions.
Each question carries 16 marks.
Q.2 a. Write an algorithm and flowchart to check whether a number is palindrome.
Eg 1234321 (5)
b. Draw the basic format of Decision Tables and write the role of each part.
What are its advantages and limitations? (5)
c. What are the characteristics necessary for a sequence of instructions to
qualify as an algorithm? Write the factors we often use to judge the quality
of algorithms. (6)
Q.3 a. What is Structured Programming? (5)
b. We use both DO…WHILE and REPEAT…UNTIL for looping. Explain the
difference between the structures with example. (5)
c. Differentiate between Top-Down and Bottom-up Design Approach. (6)
Q.4 a. Why do we refer to machine and assembly languages as low-level
languages? (6)
b. Illustrate machine independent characteristics of a High level language. (6)
c. Name the three categories of computer languages in order of their ease of
use. Briefly define each. (4)

Q.5 a. Define the following:
(i) Throughput
(ii) Turnaround Time
(iii) Response Time (6)
b. What is main objective of memory management module of an operating
system? (6)
c. What is Operating System capability enhancement software? Write three
types of software that belong to this category. (4)
Q.6 a. Write a program in C to generate the sum of the digits of a number. [e.g.
456=4+5+6=15] (4)
b. Write advantages and Limitations of Sequential, Direct and Indexed-
Sequential File Organizations. (8)
c. Write a short note on Graphics Package. Mention the features and examples.
Q.7 a. What is a Personal assistance package? Mention some commonly supported
features found in modern personal assistance package. (6)
b. Write the steps to use Mail-Merge feature of MS-Word with an example. (5)
c. Write a short note on spreadsheet, its uses and salient features. (5)
Q.8 a. What is virtual memory? (4)
b. What is a pre-processor? Explain how a source program written in an
extended languages is converted to its equivalent executable object code. (8)
c. Differentiate between Syntax Errors, Semantic Errors and Logic errors. (4)
Q.9 Write short notes on any FOUR of the following:
(i) Batch Processing
(ii) Time Sharing
(iii) Deadlock
(iv) Modular Programming
(v) Linker/Loader (

Q.1 Choose the correct or the best alternative in the following: (2 10)
a. In a computer ‘debugger’ is a part of
(A) hardware. (B) software.
(C) disc drive. (D) CPU.
b. A programming language is a system of ……………….for describing
(A) notations. (B) algebraic signs.
(C) rules. (D) definitions.
c. Recognition of basic syntactic constructs through reductions, this task is
performed by
(A) Lexical analysis. (B) Syntax analysis.
(C) Semantic analysis. (D) Structure analysis.
d. ____________ is a technique of temporarily removing inactive programs from
the memory of computer system
(A) Swapping (B) Spooling
(C) Semaphore (D) Scheduler

e. Compiler is a software which converts
(A) high level language program into low level language program..
(B) source program into object program.
(C) program in high level language into program in low level language.
(D) program in source language into program in object language.
f. Fortran, COBOL, BASIC, C all are the
(A) Low level languages (B) Machine languages
(C) High level languages (D) Natural languages

g. Which of the following shortcut key is used to check spelling in MS-Word?
(A) F1 (B) F2
(C) F9 (D) F7
h. Which of the following is not an application software?
(A) Operating System (B) Notepad
(C) Text Editor (D) Word processor
i. Which of the following is the default extension of a file in MS-Excel?
j. The advantage of using a spreadsheet is:
(A) Calculations can be done automatically.
(B) Changing data automatically updates the calculations
(C) More flexibility.
(D) All of the above.

Answer any FIVE Questions out of EIGHT Questions.
Each question carries 16 marks.
Q.2 a. Draw a flow chart to determine if the triangle formed from the three given
sides is isosceles, equivalent or scalene. (8)

b. What is a decision table? List out the steps to construct a decision table. (8)
Q.3 a. What is an Operating system. What are it’s goals? Explain about the various
types of Operating Systems. (8)

b. Write a program in BASIC to find out factorial for the given number. (8)
Q.4 a. Explain the top-down programming design technique. Give its limitations. (8)
b. Give the advantages of high level languages over the assembly languages
and machine languages. (8)

Q.5 a. Give the rules for drawing flowcharts. (4)
b. What is a linker? Illustrate the process of compiling multiple source
program files and linking them to create an executable program. (6)
c. Explain any two fundamental file organization techniques. (6)

Q.6 a. Enumerate the three basic control structures used in various programming
languages with examples. (8)
b. What is Mail Merge? List out the steps followed in Mail Merge technique. (8)
Q.7 a. In DOS, what do these commands do?
(i) COPY (ii) CHKDSK
(iii) PROMPT (iv) DISKCOMP (4)
b. Write the applications and advantages of Spread Sheet? (6)
c. What is the purpose of CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT file? (6)

Q.8 a. Give the sequence of steps to draw the bar graph in an EXCEL / spread sheet
with an example. (4)
b. Write a short note on features:
Drag and drop objects, paint drawings and pictures of a graphic package.
c. What is justification? Explain briefly the various ways of justifying a
paragraph in MS WORD. (6)

Q.9 a. Write short notes on
(i) Command line interface
(ii) Graphical user interface. (8)
b. Explain the concept of dynamic linking. (4)
c. Explain page fault and its consequences thereafter w.r.t. memory
management unit of operating system. (4)
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Subject :Computer Software Fundamentals
Year : June 2006
Total time : 3 hr
Max. marks: 100
No. of Questions : 9

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