Computer Questions for Indian Bank Probationary Officers 2018

  • 1. What type of computers are client computers (most of the time) in a client-server system? 
   A.) Mainframe
   B.) Supercomputer
   C.) Microcomputer
   D.) PDA

Answer: Option 'C'

In the client-server system, microcomputers are commonly treated as client computers due to their limited hardware configuration to handle and process multiple tasks. 

  • 2. Digital computers use a ________ system to encode data and programs.  
   A.) Semiconductor 
   B.) Decimal 
   C.) Binary 
   D.) RAM

Answer: Option 'C'

Digital Computers use Binary System.

  • 3. Which of the following is the foray introduced by Microsoft into the gaming console market? 
   A.) X-box
   B.) Set-up
   C.) Multi play
   D.) I-phone

Answer: Option 'A'

In the gaming console market, Microsoft launched its first foray named X-box that is actually a video game console. 

  • 4. Which of the following characteristic attributes to the fact that computers can perform different types of tasks at the same time? 
   A.) Diligence 
   B.) Versatility 
   C.) Accuracy 
   D.) Speed 

Answer: Option 'B'

Versatility is the characteristic of a computer that attributes to its multitasking and multiprogramming capabilities.

  • 5. Which of the following statements is correct about EPROM? 
   A.) It is a type of ROM from which the stored data cannot be erased
   B.) In this memory, data can be erased by electronic emission
   C.) It is a type of RAM
   D.) Ultraviolet rays are used to erase the data stored in the memory

Answer: Option 'D'

Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EPROM) is a type of ROM from which the stored data can be erased using ultraviolet rays. 

  • 6. Something which has easily-understood instructions is said to be: 
   A.) Information 
   B.) Word processing 
   C.) Icon
   D.) User friendly 

Answer: Option 'D'

User friendly instructions are easy to understand by the user.

  • 7. Computers were based on transistors in the _______ generation. 
   A.) First
   B.) Second
   C.) Third
   D.) Fourth

Answer: Option 'B'

Second generation computers designed in 1960s were based on transistors. These computers were more reliable and faster than first generation computers that were based on vacuum tubes.

  • 8. Information that comes from external source and fed into computer software is called _______.
   A.) Output 
   B.) Input 
   C.) Throughout 
   D.) Reports  

Answer: Option 'B'

Input is fed into computers.

  • 9. Which of the following statements is true for Solid State Drives (SSDs)? 
   A.) They do not contain spinning platters
   B.) They use vacuum tubes for storing data
   C.) They require latency time at the time of transferring data
   D.) All of the above

Answer: Option 'A'

SSD is a storage device that does not contain any moving parts, such as spinning platters and heads; therefore, it is faster than hard disk drive. An SSD uses transistors to store data. In SSD, the information can be accessed immediately, because there is no latency time when data is transferred.

  • 10. The control unit initiates a series of sequential steps of :
   A.) Macro instruction 
   B.) Minicode 
   C.) micro operations 
   D.) Micro circuit 

Answer: Option 'C'

The control unit initiates a series of sequential steps of micro operations.