Important Computer Shortcut Keys for Government Exams

Computer Awareness is a common section for the various Bank, Insurance, SSC, and RRB exams conducted in the country. The list of computer shortcut keys is a question that may not just be asked as a part of the Computer section but may also be asked in the General Awareness section in a few cases.

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Want to upgrade your Computer Knowledge?? Start off with the list of important Computer Shortcut Keys.

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Since the computer shortcut keys form an important part of the computer awareness syllabus, we have given the list of these shortcut keys further below in this article. Also, a few sample questions which may be asked based on this topic have been discussed below.

Prepare for the Computer Knowledge section with the help of links given below:

Fundamentals of Computer Computer Abbreviations
10 Important Computer Terms for Bank Exams High Level Computer Languages

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List of Computer Shortcut Keys

The table given below mentions the list of shortcut keyboard keys, mainly used for operations in MS Office and its applications. Candidates can go through the list carefully and must know them for basic computer operations as well.

Computer Shortcut Keys
S.No. Shortcut Keys Function
1 Alt+F Displays the File menu options
2 Alt+E Opens the  Edit options 
3 Alt+Tab Switch between open programs
4 F1 Used by every Windows program for Help
5 F2 To Rename a selected file
6 F5 Refresh the page or current window
7 Ctrl+D To Bookmarks the current page (for most Browsers)
8 Ctrl+N Create a new or blank document or open a new tab in the Internet Browser
9 Ctrl+O To Open a file
10 Ctrl+A Select the entire text at once
11 Ctrl+B Change the text to Bold
12 Ctrl+I Change the Text to Italics
13 Ctrl+U Underline the selected text
14 Ctrl+S Save the file or document you are working on
15 Ctrl+X Cut selected part of the text or image
16 Shift+Del Remove the selected items
17 Ctrl+C To copy the text or image
18 Ctrl+V To Paste
19 Ctrl+Y Redo last action
20 Ctrl+Z Undo last action
21 Ctrl+K Insert hyperlink for selected text.
22 Ctrl+P To print the document
23 Home Moves the beginning of the current line
24 Ctrl+Home Moves to the beginning of the document
25 End Moves to the end of the line
27 Ctrl+End Moves to the end of the document
28 Ctrl+Left arrow Moves one word to the left at a time.
29 Ctrl+Right arrow Moves one word to the right at a time.
30 Alt+F4 To close the program currently active
31 Alt+Enter Open the properties for the selected item 
32 Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar  Create a non-breaking space
33 Ctrl + Shift+ <  Decrease font size one value
34 Ctrl + Shift + >   Increase the font size one value
35 Ctrl + [  Increase the font size by 1 point
36 Ctrl + ]  Decrease the font size by 1 point
37 Ctrl + Spacebar Remove paragraph or character formatting
38 Ctrl + Alt + V  Paste special
39 Ctrl + Shift + V   Paste formatting only
40 Ctrl+F10  Maximise the document window
41 Ctrl + Shift + T  Enter the current time
42 Ctrl + ; Enter the current date
43 Shift + F3  Open the Excel formula window
44 Shift + F5 Bring up search box.
45 Ctrl + F9  Minimise current workbook
46 Ctrl + F10 Maximise currently selected workbook
47 Ctrl + F6  Switch between open workbooks/window
48 Ctrl + Page Down  Move between Excel worksheets in the same Excel document
49 Ctrl + Tab Move between two or more open Excel files
50 Ctrl + Page Up  Move between Excel worksheet in the same Excel document
51 Alt + = Create a formula to sum all of the cells
52 Ctrl + ’ Insert the value of the above cell into cell currently selected.
53 Ctrl + Arrow key  Move to next section to text
54 Ctrl + Space Select entire column
55 Shift + Space Select entire row
56 Ctrl+L To left-align the selected text
57 Ctrl+R To right-align the selected text
58 Ctrl+J To justify the selected text
59 Ctrl+E To centre align the text
60 Ctrl+Del To delete the word to the right
61 Shift+Del To permanently delete a file

The above-mentioned list s for the most commonly and frequently used shortcut keys and candidates must memorize them so that they are able to answer the direct questions based on the shortcut keys topic.

Refer to the following computer-related terms and concepts to strengthen your command and to score more in the Computer Awareness section of the upcoming competitive exams:

Web Browsers Storage Devices
Types of Computer Internet
Computer Virus Computer Networks

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Computer Shortcut Keys – Sample Questions

Given below are a few sample questions which shall help candidates understand the type of questions which may be asked with respect to this topic.

Q 1. What along with the “ctrl” key needs to be pressed in order to cut a part of the text written in MS Word?

  1. X
  2. C
  3. alt
  4. alt+C
  5. Z

Answer: (1) X; “ctrl+X” needs to pressed to cut a part of text or image from an MS Word document

Q 2. Which of the given pairs of keys need to be pressed in order to move at the beginning of a document?

  1. F1+A
  2. ctrl+alt+home
  3. alt+A
  4. ctrl+home
  5. alt+home+A

Answer: (4) ctrl+home

Q 3. _________ shortcut keys must be used to select an entire row.

  1. ctrl+space
  2. ctrl+alt+shift
  3. shift+space
  4. ctrl+L
  5. alt+shift+L

Answer: (3) shift+space

Q 4. To move between two more MS Excel files, which shortcut keys can be used?

  1. ctrl+Tab
  2. Ctrl+V
  3. Alt+space
  4. Ctrl+T
  5. alt+Tab

Answer: (1) ctrl+Tab

Q 5. Shift+ctrl+___  keys are used to decrease the size of the font by one number. What should come in place of the blank?

  1. +
  2. >
  3. <
  4. D

Answer: (4) <

Q 6. What is the function of the F2 key?

  1. To increase the brightness of the system
  2. To save a file
  3. To rename a file
  4. To add an extra sheet in MS Excel
  5. To copy the file to another drive

Answer: (3) To rename a file

Q 7. To bookmark the current page, which shortcut keys can be used?

  1. ctrl+D
  2. ctrl+X
  3. shift+D
  4. alt+D
  5. alt+X

Answer: (1) ctrl+D

Q 8. What is the function of the shortcut key “ctrl+shift+T”?

  1. To copy the text from one folder to another
  2. To enter the time
  3. To have a text break in the file
  4. To skip any text break in the document
  5. To open a new tab in Internet Explorer

Answer: (2) To enter the time

Q 9. Which shortcut keys from the given options can be used to add a hyperlink to the selected text?

  1. ctrl+H
  2. ctrl+U
  3. ctrl+P
  4. ctrl+L
  5. ctrl+K

Answer: (5) ctrl+K

Q 10. In MS-Excel, which shortcut keys can be used to create a formula to sum all of the cells?

  1. Alt+sum
  2. alt+=
  3. alt+F
  4. alt+F4
  5. alt+ctrl+F4

Answer: (2) alt+=

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The above-mentioned questions will help candidates apprehend the way in which questions based on computer shortcut keys may be asked in the various Government exams.

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