As all the Banks around the Country have been computerization, Computer Awareness section has become an inevitable part of every Bank Exam. The Computer Knowledge Section in Bank Exams has a good weightage of marks. So, you need to score well in the computer knowledge section to increase your overall score in the Exam. In his article, we are here to supply you with the important topics that can lead you to ultimate success.
Basic knowledge in Computer Hardware and software
The basic knowledge in Computer Hardware and software will be tested. Go through the following content to know more about the important topics of this section:
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Microsoft Office
- Computer Software
- Basic of Logic Gates
- Computer Abbreviation
- Computer Hardware
- Operating System
- Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies
- Number System
Important Topics in Computer Awareness
Given below are 10 important topics you need to explore to counter any Bank Exam.
1. Introduction to Computers
Learn about basic details of the computers starting from the history, generation of computers, characteristics of computers and types of computers.
2. Basic Computer Organization & Data Cycle
Here we will discuss the components that build up the basics of computer organization. This will include the types of memory and memory devices. Input and output devices and peripheral devices. All specifications will be discussed in detail.
3. Operating Systems
Learn about different generations of operating systems and types of Softwares.
4. Computer Languages
Computers needs a language to understand and interpret the commands given by humans. You need to explore how and why it does so.
5. Memory Storage Units
The computer has a memory block which it understands and is like the SI unit system in science. MB, KB, GB, you may have heard, are a few examples of the memory storage units.
6. Microsoft Office
This topic will broadly cover all the subparts of MS office, extensions given to the file and conversion of files into different formats and the change in their extensions.
7. Computer Network
5 components of the computer network, their types, the architecture that is followed, terminologies and the topologies involved, everything will be discussed in detail.
8. Logic gates
Logic gates are mainly implemented using diodes or transistors acting as electronic switches, but can also be constructed using vacuum tubes, electromagnetic relays (relay logic), fluidic logic, pneumatic logic, optics, molecules, or even mechanical elements. Learn more about types and functioning of logic gates will be covered.
9. Database Management System
Every system needs a management system to store the files and folders fed in their memory. Database management system enhances the file handling and storing experience for the users. You need to cover the architecture and glossary used in the DBMS.
10. OSI Model
OSI model stands for Open Systems Interconnecting Model. It helps in the building of a telecommunication model of the system. Cover layers of OSI Model, TCP/IP model, Data Transmission modes and Data Transmission media.
11.) Other Topics
Learn about Network and the Abbreviations and common technical terms. You need to understand and memorize some words and glossaries.
Some more important topics
Following are some more important topics that you need to cover:
1) Introduction to Computers
- Characteristics of Computers
- Types of Computers
- History of Computers
- Generation of Computers
- Fundamentals of Computer
2) Basic Computer Organization & Data processing Cycle
- Primary Memory
- Secondary Memory
3) Computer Peripheral
- Input Devices
- Output Devices
4) Operating System
- Layered Structure of Operating System
- Functions of Operating systems
- Types of Operating Systems
- Other Terms related to Operating System
- System Software
- Application Software
6) Computer Languages
- Low-Level languages
- High-Level languages
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Other related terms
7) Database Management System
- Architecture (Levels of Data Abstraction in DBMS)
- Keys in DBMS
8) Microsoft Office
9) File Extension
9) Computer Network
10.) Some more topics
Memory Storage Units, Number System, Logic Gates, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
11.) Computer Network
- The five components of a computer network:
- Types of Computer Network
- Network Architecture
- Other Terms used in networks
- Network Topology
12) Open System Interconnection Model (OSI Model)
- Layers in The OSI Model
- TCP/IP Model
- Data Transmission Modes
- Data Transmission Media
- Network Devices
13) Some more important topics
- Computer Hacking
- List of Computer Abbreviations
5 Best books for Computer Awareness preparation
Given below is a list of 5 books that you can consider to prepare Computer Awareness:
- Lucent’s Computer Book
- Objective Computer Awareness by Arihant Publications
- Computer Knowledge by Shikha Agarwal
- Kiran’s Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy
- Objective Computer Awareness by Somya Ranjan Behera
Frequently Asked Questions on Computer Awareness
Q 1. Computer Awareness is included in which major government exams?
Ans. SSC, Bank, Insurance, RRB exams like NABARD Grade A & NABARD Grade B Exam, IBPS RRB Mains-Officer Scale I, and RRB Clerk or Office Assistant, etc. are few of the major competitive exams in which Computer Awareness is included.
Q 2. How to prepare Computer Awareness for the bank exams?
Ans. You need to focus on understanding the concept. Practice computer-based questions. Buy books with practice questions. Solve mock tests and previous year question papers. Computer Awareness questions are very basic and not complex.
Q 4. Which are the common Computer Awareness topics?
Ans. Computer Virus, Internet, Search Engine, MS Windows, MS Office, Input Output Devices, Hardware Software, etc. are the common topics from which questions are asked in Computer Awareness.