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

Panjab University Chandigarh

Personal Computing Software

Paper : BCA 1st Year
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. (a) Write the applications of computers.
(b) What are the types of networking ? Explain.                        18

2. (a) What are the functions of an operating system ?
(b) Explain three examples of each of DOS internal and external commands. 18

Section - B

3. (a) What are utilities ? Explain the DOS utilities.
(b) Write the significance of :
(i) Config.sys
(ii) autoexe.bat files                          18

4. (a) Explain how file management can be performed in Windows operating system ?
(b) Write the features of Windows accessory program : PAINT                18

Section - C

5. Discuss the following in Word Processing Package
(i) Editing documents
(ii) Mail Merge
(iii) File menu options                                                   18

6. Explain the following :
(i) Creating a multimedia presentation
(ii) Viewing slide show automatically and manually
(iii) Printing documents 18

Section - D

7. (a) Explain data formatting feature of spreadsheet package with examples.
(b) How can a website be created using FrontPage ? Explain.                         18

8. Describe the following :
(i) Spreadsheet charts
(ii) Database management using spreadsheet
(iii) www and internet

Section - E

9. Attempt all of the following :
(i) What is the difference between software and firmware ?
(ii) What happens when you switch on the computer ?
(iii) What are batch files ? How they are useful ?
(iv) What are features of NOTEPAD in Windows ?
(v) What is spell check in word processing ? How it can be used ?
(vi) How graphics can be created using word processing software ?
(vii) What is Macro ? Give an example of a macro in a spreadsheet package .
(viii) What are the animation features available in a presentation package ?
(ix) How internet can be accessed ? Explain.                                        18

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