KCSE Secondary Level Computer Studies Form 1  Question Paper

Exam Name: Computer Studies Form 1 

Course: Secondary Level

Institution/Board: KCSE

Exam Year:2012

Name: …………………………………………………………………………….. ADM …………………………………….. Form 1 ……….
TERM THREE CAT 1 EXAMS 2012
COMPUTER STUDIES PAPER.
GOT MATAR MIXED-BONDO
1. Define the following terms (3mks)
a) Port

b) Interface cable


c) Power cable


2. What is the function of the power supply unit found in the system unit found in the system unit?
(1mk)
3. Differentiate between parallel and serial interface cables (2mks)


4. Give two advantages of using USB interface cable. (2mks)



5. Differentiate between system software and application software giving an example of each. (4mks)




6. What is the purpose of an operating system? (2mks)


7. Give four examples of application software and their respective uses. (8mks)









8. What are the advantages of standard software over the in-house developed software? (2mks)



9. What is the difference between single-purpose programs and integrated software? (2mks)



10. Why do computers need network software? (1mk)



11. Give three examples of operating systems



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