Computer Knowledge - Topics & Questions

The Computer Knowledge or the Computer Awareness section is an integral part of many major competitive exams syllabus conducted in the country. 

In this article, we shall discuss at length about the list of topics which are a part of the Computer Awareness section along with the exams in which this subject is included in the syllabus. Aspirants will also find some sample Computer Knowledge questions and answers below.

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Questions from the Computer Awareness section are direct and straightforward. Candidates can easily increase their overall score if they perform well in this section. 

To get the detailed syllabus and notes for the different sections included in competitive exams, candidates can refer to the set of links given below:

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Verbal Ability Static GK
Daily Current Affairs Banking Awareness

What is Computer Knowledge?

Having a basic knowledge of computer applications is a must for any aspirant to join a suitable job in the Government sector. Apart from that, having awareness of various computer applications, terminologies, shortcuts and software is a must to qualify this section.

Given below are a few points of consideration regarding the Computer Awareness section:

  • The questions are direct
  • Based on basic computer knowledge
  • Less time consuming
  • No lengthy solutions/ calculations
  • Not a separate section in many bank exams but combined with the Reasoning Ability section
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List of Topics under the Computer Knowledge Section

Given below is the list of topics included in the Computer Awareness section for the various Government exams:

  1. Fundamentals of Computer
  2. Microsoft Windows
  3. Microsoft Office
  4. MS Word
  5. MS PowerPoint
  6. MS Excel
  7. MS Access
  8. MS Outlook
  9. Computer Shortcut Keys
  10. Computer Abbreviations
  11. High Level Computer Languages
  12. Basics of Cloud Computing
  13. Computer Networks
  14. Types of Computer
  15. Hardware and Software
  16. Internet
  17. Input and Output Devices
  18. Computer Virus
  19. Websites
  20. Web Browsers
  21. Storage Devices
  22. Components of Computer
  23. Important Computer-related Terms
  24. Database Management System (DBMS)
  25. Introduction to Operating System
  26. OSI Model – Open Systems Interconnection
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List of Exams with Computer Awareness as one of the Topics

The list of competitive exams where questions based on Computer Awareness may be asked is given below. Candidates preparing for the respective exams can prepare themselves accordingly.

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Sample Questions – Computer Knowledge

For maximum competitive exams, candidates need to secure the minimum qualifying marks overall and also in each section. Thus, scoring well in every part of the examination is a must.

Since the Computer Awareness section is easier in comparison to the other major sections of the competitive examination, candidates must work harder in this domain to improve their overall scores.

So, to assist candidates and help them understand what type of questions may be asked and standard of examination, given further below are a few sample questions based on Computer Knowledge. Candidates can solve these as they may help them apprehend the standard of upcoming Government examinations.

Q 1. Which software tool enables user interaction with the computer for a specific purpose? 

  1. MS Office
  2. Application
  3. Hardware
  4. Central Processing Unit
  5. None of the above

Answer: (1) Application

Q 2. GSM is a standard developed by ETSI to describe the protocols for second-generation networks used by mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets. What is the full form of GSM?

  1. Graphic Setting Management
  2. Global System for Mobile Communications
  3. Grid System Management
  4. Graphical System Management
  5. Global Setting Management

Answer: (2) Global System for Mobile Communications

Q 3. __________ is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network.

  1. E-mail address
  2. Topology
  3. Router
  4. IP Address
  5. Website

Answer: (4) IP Address

Q 4. What is “P” stand for in MPEG?

  1. Pixels
  2. Pictures
  3. Parts
  4. Protocol
  5. None of the above

Answer: (2) Pictures

Solution: The full form of MPEG is Moving Pictures Experts Group

Q 5. Using which of the following can the exchange of text messages and computer files over smaller or larger areas be done easily? This transfer may either be done in a Local Area Network or a Wide Area Network.

  1. Internet Protocol Address
  2. Webpage
  3. Electronic Mail
  4. File Transfer Protocol
  5. Modem

Answer: (3) Electronic Mail

Solution: Electronic Mail is the acronym for E-Mail

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Q 6. The compensation for the difference between the rate of flow of data from one to another can be done using ________ storage. 

  1. RAM
  2. ROM
  3. HDD
  4. Buffer
  5. None of the above

Answer: (4) Buffer

Q 7. What is the full form of URL?

  1. Uniform Resource Locator
  2. Unicode Random Locator
  3. Unified Real Locator
  4. Unfiltered Resource Locator
  5. Uniform Read Only Locator

Answer: (1) Uniform Resource Locator

Q 8. The features exhibited by a Hybrid Computer are also exhibited by which other types of computers?

  1. Analog Computer
  2. Digital Computer
  3. Super Computer
  4. Mainframe Computer
  5. Both 1 and 2

Answer: (5) Both 1 and 2

Q 9. Which of the given statements are incorrect?

  1. The full form of BCC is Bling Carbon Copy
  2. A Metropolitan Area Network is expanded within the reach of a complete country
  3. Network Topology is the arrangement of various nodes in a network
  4. The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the administrative part of a Computer
  5. All the statements are correct

Answer: (2) A Metropolitan Area Network is expanded within the reach of a complete country

Solution: A Metropolitan Area Network is expanded within the reach of many buildings or localities in a city itself. WAN is expanded across a country

Q 10. Which of the given statements is completely correct?

  1. The full form of MODEM is Modulating Demodulating
  2. All the input and output devices in a computer are called Software
  3. The file extension of an MS Word file is .doc
  4. The file extension of a Pascal file is psc
  5. All the statement are incorrect

Answer: (3) The file extension of an MS Word file is .doc


  • The full form of MODEM is Modulator Demodulator
  • All the input and output devices in a computer are called Hardware
  • The file extension of a Pascal file is pac

All these questions discussed above are straight forward and if any candidate is well prepared with all the important Computer Awareness topics, he/she can easily score well in the final examination.

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