Software Concepts MCQ [PDF] Questions for Competitive Exams

Software Concepts MCQ. Computer Objective Questions and answers in with PDF for all competitive exams. Useful for Class 11, SBI Clerk & PO, All Banks Probationary & Specialist officers, clerk, SSC, Railway, UPSC, State PCS, LIC, GIC, B.Ed, etc.

Software Concepts MCQ

1. Word processing, spreadsheet, and photo-editing are examples of:

a) application software

b) system software

c) operating software

d) platform software

Ans. a

2. _____ is a set of computer programs used on a computer to help perform tasks.

a) An instruction

b) Software

c) Memory

d) A Processor

Ans. b

3. System software is the set of programs that enables your computer’s hardware devices and ___ software to work together.

a) management

b) processing

c) utility

d) application

ans. d

4. The two broad categories of software are:

a) Word processing and spreadsheet

b) Transaction and application

c) Windows and Mac OS.

d) System and Application

Ans. d

5. Personnel who design, program, operate and maintain computer equipment refers to

a) Console-operator

b) Programmer

c) Peopleware

d) System Analyst

Ans. b

6. A computer program that convert an entire program into machine language is called a/an

a) Interpreter

b) Simulator

c) Compiler

d) Commander

Ans. c

7. A computer program the translates one program instructions at a time into machine language is called a

a) Interpreter             

b) CPU            

c) Compiler                

d) Simulator

Ans. a

8. Program designed to perform specific tasks is known as

a) System software

b) application software

c) utility program

d) operating system

Ans. b

9. Each model of a computer has a unique

a) Assembly language

b) Machine language

c) High level language

d) All of the above

Ans. b

10. The language that the computer can understand and execute is called

a) Machine language

b) Application software

c) System program

d) All of the above

Ans. a

11. The steps and tasks needed to process data, such as responses to questions or clicking an icon, are called:

a) instructions

b) the operating system

c) application software

d) the system unit

Ans. a

12. Which statement is valid about computer program?

a) It is understood by programmer

b) It is understood user

c) It is understood by computer

d) all of the above

Ans. d

13. Software in computer

a) Enhances the capabilities of the hardware machine

b) Increase the speed of central processing unit

c) Both of above

d) none of above

ans. a

14. Which of the following is not computer language?

a) High level language

b) Medium level language

c) Low level language

d) All of the above

ans. b

15. Which language is directly understood by the computer without translation program?

a) Machine language

b) Assembly language

c) High level language

d) None of above

Ans. a

16. Instruction in computer language consists of



c) Both of above

d) All of the above

Ans. c

17. Machine language is

a) Machine dependent

b) Difficult to program

c) Error prone

d) All of the above

Ans. d

18. The translator program used in assembly language is called

a) Compiler

b) Interpreter

c) Assembler

d) Translator

Ans. c

19. A compiler is a translating program which

a) Translates instruction of a high level language into machine language

b) Translates entire source program into machine language program

c) It is not involved in program’s execution

d) All of the above

Ans. d

20. Which of the following is machine independence program?

a) High level language                       

b) Low level language

c) Assembly language            

d) Machine language

Ans. a

21. Which statement is valid about interpreter?

a) It translated one instruction at a time

b) object code is saved for future use

c) Repeated interpretation is not necessary

d) all of above

Ans. a

22. Which is the limitation of high level language?

a) Lower efficiency                

b) Machine dependence

c) Machine level coding        

d) None of above

Ans. a

23. High level language is also called

a) Problem oriented language

b) Business oriented language

c) Mathematically oriented language

d) All of the above

Ans. a

24. FORTRAN is

a) File Translation

b) Format Translation

c) Formula Translator

d) Floppy Translation

Ans. b

25. All of the following terms are associated with spreadsheet software except.

a) worksheet

b) cell

c) formula

d) Virus detection

Ans. d

26. A ____ contains specific rules and words that express the logical steps of an algorithm. (SBI Clerk, 2008)

a) Syntax

b) Programming structure

c) Programming language

d) Logic chart

Ans. a

27. A single application that combines the major features of several types of applications is called (SBI PO Tier-1, 2008)

a) integrated software

b) a suite

c) a combo package

d) high-end

Ans. a

28. Application software

a) is used to control the operating system

b) is designed to help programmer

c) performs specific task for computer users

d) is used for making design only

Ans. c

29. In the “C” language the function scanf( ) reads

a) single character                 

b) character and strings

c) any possible number          

d) any possible variable type

Ans. d

30. A set of instructions telling the computer what to do is called [SBI Clerk, 2008]

a) mentor       

b) instructor   

c) compiler     

d) program

Ans. d

31. The first computer were programmed using ___ (SBI Clerk 2007)

a) assembly language            

b) machine language             

c) source code            

d) object code

Ans. b

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