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Dibrugarh University B.Com Third Sem: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATION IN BUSINESS Question Papers (Nov' 2018)

2018
(November)
COMMERCE
(General/Speciality)
Course: 304
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
 (NEW COURSE)
(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATION IN BUSINESS)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 24
Time: 3 hours
1. Answer as directed:                                                          1x8=8

Fill in the blanks:
a)         EDIFACT stands for _____.
b)         The language that computer can understand and execute is called _____.
c)          Assembler translates a program written in _____ language into machine language.
Write True or False:
d)         Less pixels per square inch means better resolution.
e)         Dynamic RAM requires constant refreshing to retain its content.
f)          212 MB equals a terabyte.
g)         Cylinders can be found both on a floppy and a hard disk.
h)         Write the full form of EBCDIC.
2. Write briefly on:                                      4x4=16
a)         Categories of software.
b)         Value added network (VAN).
c)          Cache memory.
d)         Financial EDI (FEDI).
3. (a) Discuss the importance of Information Technology in the teaching-learning process.      11
Or
(b) Define the term Information Technology. Discuss briefly its components and the basic features.    2+4+5=11
4. (a) Differentiate between Primary memory and Secondary memory. Why are primary memories required in a computer? Discuss how the memory in a computer is managed.             3+3+5=11
Or
(b) “Computer hardware without software is like a car without a driver.” Explain. What is utility software? Discuss its function.                                              4+2+5=11
5. Answer either (a, b, c, d) or (e, f, g):
a)         Differentiate between Relative and Absolute cell referencing with example.       3
b)         Explain any two mathematical functions in MS-Excel giving proper syntaxes.       3
c)          Give the syntax of the logical function IF().                  2
d)         Write the steps of inserting a chart in MS-Excel for a selected range of values.         3
e)         How can spell check be performed in MS-Word?             3
f)          How can bullets and numbers be inserted for a piece of text?           3
g)         What is mail merge and what are its benefits? How can the main document and the data source be created for the mail merge process in MS-Word?                 2+3=5
6. What is meant by EDI? Discuss the advantages and the problems of implementation of EDI by the trading partners. 2+4+5=11
Or
Why are EDI standards needed? Explain the various standards used for preparation of data to be transmitted using EDI. 3+8=11
7. What is computerized accounting? Discuss the advantages of computerized accounting over manual accounting. 2+10=12
Or
Write briefly on:                                         4+4+4=12
a)         Funds Flow Statement.
b)         Bank Reconciliation Statement.
c)          Balance Sheet.
(OLD COURSE)
(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATION IN BUSINESS)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
1. Write the full forms of the following:                                        1x8=8
a)         EDIFACT.
b)         SMTP.
c)          VLSI.
d)         MICR.
e)         GUI.
f)          PROM.
g)         URL.
h)         HTML.
2. (a) Explain how read/write operation is carried out on an optical disk.             4
(b) Discuss how memory is managed by an operating system.                     4
(c) Briefly describe the essential components of Information Technology.              4
(d) Give description of the view menu in MS-Word.                                   4
3. (a) Information Technology plays a pivotal role in the development of business. Discuss.  11
Or
(b) Discuss the basic features of Information Technology. Discuss how it can be efficiently deployed in the manufacturing industry.                         5+6=11
4. (a) Differentiate between Primary memory and Secondary memory. Explain the working of a magnetic tape. What are its advantages and disadvantages?                   3+4+4=11
Or
(b) “Computer hardware without software is like a car without a driver.” Explain. What is utility software? Discuss its functions.                                  4+2+5=11
5. (a) Discuss the problems of implementation of EDI by the trading partners. Write a brief note on financial EDI.                 6+5=11
Or
(b) Define EDI. Discuss the two methods used for transmission of EDI documents.     3+4+4=11
6. (a) What is a table? How can you convert text into a table? Write the steps.                         4
(b) What is formatting? Briefly describe the different line spacing options available in MS-Word.                           4
(c) Write the steps for finding a particular word in a text and replacing it with another.                                                                3
7. (a) What is meant by netiquette? Discuss the rules that have to be followed in using Internet.2+10=12
Or
(b) What is ERP? What are the limitations of conventional ERPs? Discuss some of the features of Tally.   2+4+6=12

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