Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Personal Computing Software - Question Paper of 1st Year September 2013 - Panjab University

Panjab University Chandigarh

Personal Computing Software


Paper : BCA 1stYear
Time : 3 Hrs.
M. Marks : 90

Note : Attempt five questions in all. select one question each from Sections A-D. section E is compulsory.

Section - A

1. Explain the following terms :
(i) Hardware, software, firmware
(ii) Secondary storage devices
(iii) Interpreters and compilers

2. (a) Describe the disk organization
(b) Write the purpose and example of the DOS commands.
(i) XCOPY
(ii) ATTRIB
(iii) FIND

Section - B

3. (a) What are the features of the :
(i) Line editor
(ii) Screen editor?
(b) Why are the batch files with command line arguments ? Explain with any two examples.

4. (a) Discuss the help features of Windows Operating system.
(b) What all can be done using NOTEPAD in windows ?

Section - C

5. (a) Explain the formatting features of word processing package.
(b) Describe the following in word processing :
(i) Find and Replace
(ii) Setting up multiple columns in a document

6. (a) Explain the procedure to create multimedia presentations using a presentation package.
(b) What are the different views a presentation can have ? Explain briefly.

Section - D

7. (a) What type of data be entered in a worksheet cell ? Explain briefly.
(b) What is :
(i) Absolute and
(ii) Relative address in a spreadsheet ? Explain with relevant example.

8. Describe the following :
(i) FrontPage features
(ii) Internet services
(iii) Macros in spreadsheet

Section - E

9. Attempt all of the following:
(i) What is network topology ?
(ii) What happens when the system boots ?
(iii) What are nested batch files ?
(iv) How do you rename a file and a directory in Windows ?
(v) How page numbers can be given to a word document ?
(vi) Explain the spell check feature of word processing.
(vii) Why spreadsheet software is a 3 -in-1 package ?
(viii) What are the different types of charts that can be created using spreadsheet software ?
(ix) How Internet can be used for quality education ?
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