Opearting System MCQ For HPSSC JOA IT Exam

Opearting System MCQ For HPSSC JOA IT Exam


Opearting System MCQ For HPSSC JOA IT Exam

1. DOS stands for_________.

a) Disk operating system

 b) Drive operating system

c) Disk operation socket 

d) disk open supply

2. In a single unit of computer we can use more than _______OS But at a time we may run only one OS.

Ans. 1

3. GUI stands for_________.

a) Graphical user interface 

b) Graphics uniq icon

c) group user interface

 d) game user interface

4. UNIX stands for __________.

a) union interface Xerox

 b) user normal interface

c) user normal interface 

d) Unicode information computing system, source

5. Unix operating system developed in year_____.

a) 1969 

b) 1981

c) 1984 

d) 1954

6. Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie developed an operating system name______

a) MAC

 b) window


 d) Linux

7. ________ is an open source software.

a) UNIX 


 c) Window

 d) MAC

8. The first linux kernel was released in ________.

a) 1991 

b) 1992 

c) 1999 

d) 1984

9. The computer and software system that control the machine is called _______

Ans. Embedded System

10. MAC operating system was developed by ________.

a) Steve jobs

 b) Abhinandan 

c) sunder pichai 

d) Dennis Richie

11. The components that process data are located in ________

Ans. System Unit

12. Operating system is the most common type of ________ software.

a) System

 b) Application

 c) Utility 

d) Symbian

13. Multitasking and multiuser is feature of _____.

a) Linux 

b) Window 

c) Symbian 

d) Mac

14. The pc and the apple mac are example of ________

a) software

 b) application

 c) company 

d) platforms

15. An operating system is said to be multiuser if more than______ user can work simultaneously.

a) one

 b) two

 c) three

 d) four

16. The computer and software system that control the machine is __________.

a) control system 

b) embedded system 

c) operating system 

d) firmware software

17. Data and program stored in main memory when _________.

a) the processor uses them

 b) computer on

c) computer off 

d) computer connected to internet

18. Computer Process data into info By working exclusively with _________

a) Codes 

b) Numbers

 c) Programming language

 d) Processing language

19. When creating a computer program, the_________ designs the structure of the program.

a) System Analyst 

b) Compute programmer 

c) Computer designer 

d) Programmer

20. ______is a computer program that directly executes instructions written in a programming or scripting language, without requiring them previously to have been compiled into a machine language program.

a) Compiler 

b) Assembler 

c) Language converter 

d) interpreter

21. _________is a computer program that translate and executes program at run time line by line.

a) Compiler 

b) Assembler 

c) Language converter

 d) interpreter

22. Inheritance is an ______Principle.

a) OOP

 b) Programming 

c) Object oriented

 d) Internet

23. Which one is an example for OS?

A Antivirus 

B Windows 

C MS Office 

D Macromedia

24. Which acts as an intermediate between a user and a computer?

A Macros

 B Antivirus

C MS Office 

D Operating system

25. Where does the minimized application reside in windows?

A Task bar

B My computer

C My Document

D Recent documents

26. Which control panel applet gives the information of computer?

A System and security

B Hardware and sound

C Programs

D Appearance and personalization

27. What is the extension of applet files in control panel?

A .Ctl

B .Cpl

C .Cal

D .Csl

28. Which is the order of files and directories in Windows Explore?

A Serially

B Sequentially

C hierarchically

D Aplhabtically

29. What steps should be taken, if windows not updated automatically?

A start - control panel - settings - add programs - enable automatic update

B start - setting - control panel - system - enable automatic updated

C re- install windows OS

D restart windows

30. What should be done, if the pen drive is not deducted?

A Device Manger → right click on USB root hub → disable device

B Device Manger → right click on USB root hub → enable device

C Device Manger → right click on USB root hub → scan for hardware changes

D Device Manger → right click on USB root hub → Update drives

31.If there are multiple recycle bin for a hard disk

a) You can set different size for each recycle bin

b) You can make any one of them default recycle bin

32. Identify false statement

a) You can find deleted files in recycle bin

b) You can increase free space of disk by sending files in recycle bin

33. If the displayed system time and date is wrong, you can reset it using

Ans. Control Panel

34. You should save your computer from?

a) Viruses 

b) Time bombs 

c) Worms 

d) All of these

35. A Microsoft windows is a(n)

Ans. Operating system

36. A co-processor

a) is relatively easy to support in software

b) works with any application

37. Which of the following is a program group?

a) Accessories 

b) Word 

c) Paint 

d) All of these

38. Which of the following is not application software?

a) Windows NT

 b) Page Maker

39. The ____ Program compresses large files into a smaller file

Ans. WinZip

40. Which of the following is an example of a real time operating system?

a) Lynx

 b) MS DOS 

c) Window XP 

d) Process Control

41. Which of the following operating system does not implement the multitasking truly?

a) Window 98

 b) MS DOS

42. Which of the following windows version support 64 bit processor?

a) window 98 

b) window XP

43. What program runs first after computer is booted and loading GUI?

a) Desktop manager 

b) Authentication

44. Which of the following operating system is better for implementing a client-server network


 b) Windows 2000

45. Which is the latest version of MS windows?

a) Window 2008

 b) Windows 10

46. Which operating system doesn‘t support networking between computers?

a) Windows 3.1 

b) Windows 95

47. Which of the following does not support more than one program at a time?

a) DOS

 b) Linux

48. Which of the following is not an operating system?

a) DOS 

b) Oracle

49. Linux is a(n)____ operating system.

Ans. Open source

50. Which operating system can you give smallest file name?

a) Windows

 b) DOS

51. Which one is not operating system?

a) P11

 b) OS/2

52. Which of the following is not a multitasking operating system?

a) Windows

 b) DOS

53. You should choose sleep option when

a) The computer is tired after working for the whole day

b) You are leaving for a very short time and want to resume you work shortly

54. The ____ displays the name of every computer user on the computer

a) Wish list screen 

b) Welcome screen

55. The category of software most appropriate for controlling the design and layout of complex document like newsletters and brochure is:

a) Word Processing 

b) Computer aided design

57. The memory which allocated space for DOS and application is called

Ans. Conventional memory

58. The operating system creates ____ from the physical computer.

Ans. Virtual computers

59. Which mode loads minimal set of drivers when starting windows?

a) Safe mode

b) Normal mode

60. Which of the following are loaded in Safe mode?

a) Keyboard driver 

b) Mouse driver

c) VGA drive 

d) All of these

61. A ____ is a named location on a disk where files are stored

Ans. Folder

62. Which type of command requires additional files to perform specific operations?

Ans. External commands

63. Which of the following is system software?

a) Operating system 

b) Compiler 

c) Utilities 

d) All of these

64. A user interface that is easy to use is considered to be

a) User happy

 b) User simple 

c) User friendly 

d) None of these

65. The ____ is the drive containing the files to be copied

a) Source drive 

b) Destination drive

66. The most recent version of MAC OS is based on the ____ operating system.

a) Windows 

b) Linux 

c) UNIX 


67. In windows, start button is used to

a) Run applications 

b) Device setting

c) Turn off system

 d) All of these

68. Which one is true for unconditional disk formatting?

a) Destroys every byte of data on a disk by overwriting it with blank spaces

b) Do not check/scan surface after format

69. Once text has been cut to the clipboard, you can _____ that text into another document

Ans. Paste

70. Which of the following operating system reads and reacts in actual time?

a) Quick Response system

b) Real Time System

71. All of the following are True regarding virtual memory except

a) Any amount of RAM can be allocated to virtual memory

b) The setting for the amount of hard disk drive space to allocate virtual memory can be manually


c) This temporary storage is called the swap file or page

d) Virtual memory is the physical space of the hard drive

72. The essential difference between an operating system like linux and one like windows is that

Ans. Any programmer can modify linux code which is not permitted with windows

73. The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) resides in _____

Ans. ROM

74. Which of the following does not occur during the Power-on-self-test (POST)?

a) The scan disk utility begins to run

b) The video card and video memory are tested

75. Recently deleted files are stored in____.

Ans. Recycle bin

76. Which components appear in the initial Windows start up display?

a) Dialog box 

b) Taskbar

77. A small part of taskbar that has icons of background running application is

a) Task bar 

b) System tray

78. An operating system version designed for use with a media center PC is Microsoft WindowsXP

a) Home edition

 b) Media center edition

79. An operating system version designed for use with a tablet PC is Microsoft Windows XP

a) Home edition

 b) Tablet PC edition

80. ____ runs on a computer hardware and serves as a platform for other system to run on

Ans. Operating system

81. Which is the first program run on a computer when the computer boots up?

Ans. Operating system

82. The _____ contains commands associated with the my computer window

a) Start menu 

b) System menu

83. _____ is the layer of a computer system between the hardware and the user program

Ans. Operating system

84. When you start up the computer the boot up storage at which the BIOS version manufacturer and data are displayed on the monitor is called

Ans. Power on self test (POST)

85. The operating system is the most common type of ____ software

Ans. System

86. Which of the following is not essential to shut down your computer?

a) Save all opened files

 b) Switch off monitor

87. You can move window to a different position on your screen by dragging it by its_____

Ans. Move handle

88. A bar that inform you that available options in your computer, opened applications, background running applications and can be used to switch between applications quickly is ______

Ans. Task bar

89. Which components appear in the initial windows start up display?

a) Task bar 

b) Start menu

90. Taskbar is used for

a) Navigation program 

b) Switching between program

 c) Start a program

 d) All of these

91. How to install the new font in window XP

Ans. Start > setting > control panel > font > Install new font

92. When a peripheral device needs immediate attention from the operation system, it generates a

a) Spool 

b) Interrupt

93. Windows displays various options to shut down. Which is suitable at the end of day?

a) shut down

 b) Restart

94. Which shutdown method is often called warm boot?

Ans. Restart

95. _____ is most often done after fixing a problem, adding a new program or making configuration change

Ans. Restart

96. _____is a compromise mode between shut down and sleep mode because it does not consume power and remembers the current state of your desktop

Ans. Hibernate

97. You should choose this mode if you don‘t know how long you won‘t use your computer but want to have the same desktop state when you resume

Ans. Hibernate

98. The category of operating system that you most likely have running on your PDA computer is a

_____ Operating system

Ans. Single user, single task

99. Running multiple program at the same time is called:

Ans. Multitasking

100. What is the meaning of ―Hibernate‖ in Windows XP/Windows 7?

Ans. Shutdown the computer without closing the running applications

101. What do you mean by dialog box?

a) Interactive message box 

b) Group of options

c) set of controls

 d) All of these

102. To properly exit Windows

a) Click the stop button on the desktop 

b) Select shut down from Start menu

103. Which is not a system tool?

a) Folder 

b) Backup

104. A utility that can be used to minimize the number of fragmented files and enhance the speed

a) Disk space 

b) Defrag

105. How can you optimize performance of your computer?

a) Delete unused files

 b) Defrag disk 

c) Scan for virus 

d) All of these

106. Recently used application file list appears in the Windows operating system

a) Setting menu 

b) Documents menu

107. The title bar always displays on

Ans. Top of the open windows

108. Booting means

Ans. Restarting computer

109.When you open my computer on desktop you see the information of

a) Hard disk 

b) CD 

c) Removable disk 

d) All of these

110. _____ is an intermediate storage for deleted files

Ans. Recycle bin

111. We can start the application from?

a) Network place 

b) Run

112. Which of the following is not process states?

a) New 

b) Running

 c) Ready 

d) Finished

113. Save operation mean____

Ans. Put data into secondary storage

114. A spooler is a

Ans. Program that coordinates the print job that are waiting to process


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