Every field today is automated or computerized; no work can be completed in an organization without the use of computers or computing process. This section tests computer skills and basic knowledge about the computer ability of the candidate. As PO, the candidates need to work effortlessly on the computer. At the same time, it is a highly scoring section and requires little effort if you are tech-savvy. Make sure you prepare the below-listed topics:
|Hardware||Software||Windows operating system||Internet terms and services||Basic Functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)|
|Logic gates||History of computers||Networking and communication||Databases||Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses|
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This section has 20 questions with each question carries 1 mark. With good practice, you can easily solve these within 5 minutes and score over 15 marks. Here are the general tips for preparation.
The candidates must focus on the section-wise study аѕ there would be а sectional cutoff to clear. Hеnсе thеу саnnоt leave аnу section. So, be prepared with a thorough study in the Computer knowledge section. Here are the individual topics which need to be prepared.
This topic is vital for the computer knowledge section. If you are thorough with MS Office, you can easily clear the cut-off score in this section. Make sure you have sufficient knowledge of
e. Keyboard shortcuts
f. Basics of the operating system and software
An Antivirus is an application used to protect the computer from viruses, automated scripts, and bugs and enable keeping the computer in a normal working condition. Learn the different types of antiviruses and how they keep your computer safe.
Binary numbers are the basic blocks on which computers work, therefore, basic conversions from one unit to another should also be known to candidates.
The questions on this topic are mostly in basic history, evolution, syntax, interpreters, compilers, binary conversions, and hexadecimal conversions. You need not worry about higher-level programming questions in this section.
Learn the email basics, uses of email, basic email etiquettes one should have, the internet, the role of HTTP, FTP, protocols, etc.
The history of computers and technology associated with each of the computer generations is to be studied. The type of technology that initiated the formulation of magnetic tapes and discs, batch processing, chips, microprocessor, etc. should be known.
The shortcut keys for accessing systems, browsers, new files, exiting a system, files, media files, etc. should be known. What sequences denote which operations, what sequences should be used to execute a task, shortcut keys for file, running, compiling, etc. comes easily with using computers.
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Preparing for computer awareness is not too difficult if you inculcate a practical as well as theoretical interest in computers. Computers being a daily part of our lives are a must to be known and every person using computers should know the basics of computers. Some Computer Knowledge based questions are discussed below:
Ques. The language in which the applications communicate?
Ans. Application programming interface (API)
Ques. The cloud sharing that includes internal and external cloud service?
Ans. Hybrid IT
Ques. Which is not a flash memory?
Ques. IC in which generation?
Ans. 3rd generation
Ques. Which of this is not a Mobile OS?
Ques. Who controls all functions of the CPU?
Ans. Control unit
Ques. 1 nibble?
Ans. 4 bits
Ques. Online credit card which type processing?
Ans. Batch processing
Ques. Spell check is available at?
Ans. Review tab
Ques. Short cut for Rename of File?
Ques. Which company first invented MODEM?
Ans. Bell 103 by AT&T (Dennis Hayes)
Ques. The smallest unit in an image on a computer screen?
Ques. Network in which LAN and MAN both present?
Ans. WAN (Wide Area Network)
Ques. Verification of a login name and password is called?
Ques. Top slide in a hierarchy of slides that stores information about the theme and slide layouts of a presentation in PowerPoint?
Ans. Slide Master
Ques. Not an object-oriented language?
Ques. 1 and 0 is?
Ans. Machine language
Ques. Stop error in Microsoft Windows?
Ans. Blue screen with white text
Ques. The principle that Internet service providers enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites?
Ans. Net Neutrality
Ques. IBM Supercomputer name?
Reading is a valuable way of self-educating yourself and an excellent way of filling in time. If you want to clear the IBPS PO Computer Knowledge section, buy books according to the syllabus and written by a good writer.
|Computer Knowledge Book Name||Author’s name|
|Computer literacy and Knowledge for Bank PO and Bank Clerk Exam||Kiran|
|Handbook on computer awareness||NK Gupta|
Be Confident about your efforts. It will surely bear fruit if you are sincere enough.
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