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KNEC KCSE Computer Studies Paper 1 Question Paper / KCSE 2014

KNEC KCSE Computer Studies Paper 1 Question Paper / KCSE 2014

KCSE 2014

Computer Studies Paper 1

SECTION A (40 Marks)

Answer ALL the questions in SECTION


State one function for each of the following elements of a computer system:
(a) hardware; (1 mark)

(b) software; (1 mark)

(c) liveware. (1 mark)

 3 marks


Explain two health issues that could arise from the use of an unsuitable computer desk.

 4 marks


List the two categories of system software.

 1 marks


Explain two contents of a warranty that should be considered when purchasing computer hardware.

 4 marks


Students of a school intend to elect their school captain by secret ballot. State three ways in which computers can be used to improve the election process.

 3 marks


Figure 1 and figure 2 show icons representing commands used to manipulate graphics in a desktop publishing package.

Computer Studies Paper 1 Question Paper - KCSE 2014
Explain the use of each of the icons labelled figure 1 and figure 2.

 2 marks


Give two differences between a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a Commandline Interface.

 4 marks


Identify each of the following symbols as used in a system flowchart.

Computer Studies Paper 1 Question Paper - KCSE 2014

 2 marks


A student typed a letter in a wordprocessor and the last line of the letter flowed to the second page. State three ways in which the student could have adjusted the letter to fit on one page without changing the paper size.

 3 marks


A computer user is unable to retrieve a file stored in a server in an organisation. State three masons why the user would need to contact the network administrator.

 3 marks


State three ways in which mobile phones have affected money transactions in the country.

 3 marks


State two items that an electronic mail should have for it to be sent.

 2 marks


List four devices that use scanning technology that would be used to capture data directly from the source.

 2 marks


State two ways in which hardware failure is a threat to data security.

 2 marks


Given the binary number 101011101111011, determine the number of:
(a) nibbles; (I mark)
(b) bytes. (I mark)

 2 marks

SECTION B (60 Marks)

Answer Question 16 (Compulsory) and Any other THREE in this Section


(a) State two advantages of using low level programming languages. (2 marks)

(b) Other than flowcharts, state three tools that can be used to present an algorithm. (3 marks)
(c) A form one admission interview consists of four tests; Mathematics, English, Kiswahili and Science. In order to qualify for admission, an applicant must attain a minimum average of 65% in the four tests and not less than 70% in Mathematics. All applicants must sit for the interview. Draw a flowchart that would read the scores for each applicant and determine whether an applicant is successful or not. (10 marks)

 15 marks


(a) With the aid of a diagram, describe time sharing mode as used in computer data processing. (5 marks)
(b) A company’s management has opted to use computers to process data. State four factors that the management needs to consider when selecting the company data processing mode. (4 marks)
(c) Explain the purpose of each of the following in system documentation:
(i) user manual; (2 marks)
(ii) sample data; (2 marks)
(iii) table descriptions. (2 marks)

 15 marks


(a) State the role of each of the following data communication devices:
(i) repeater; (I mark)
(ii) router. (1 mark)

(b) Figure 3 shows a network based on the bus topology.

Computer Studies Paper 1 Question Paper - KCSE 2014 (i) Identify the component labelled P. (I mark)
(ii) State the function of the component labelled P. (2 marks)

(c) Students of Neema Secondary School formed an environmental club with a goal of taking part in environmental conservation activities. Outline three ways in which they can use the internet to achieve this goal. (3 marks)

(i) A company has three branches A, B and C where A is the headquarter. The local area network (LAN) at A is directly connected to the LAN at B and directly to the LAN at C. Explain two benefits of having the LAN at B also directly connected to the LAN at C. (4 marks)
(ii) State three ways in which a company can protect its computer network from hackers. (3 marks)

 15 marks


(a) The following is an extract from a document created using a wordprocessor.

Computer Studies Paper 1 Question Paper - KCSE 2014Identify sirs formats that have been applied on the extract. (3 marks)

(b) State three tools in a wordprocessor that would help a user to minimize spelling mistakes when creating a document. (3 marks)
(c) The following is an extract of a spreadsheet created to manage sales. Use it to answer the questions that follow.

No. A B C D
2 Bed 12,300 3 .
3 Wardrobe 16,000 4 .
4 Blanket 5,000 4 .
5 Mattress 7,000 5 .
6 Table 10,000 3 .

(i) Write a formula that will compute the number of items whose unit price is more than 10,000. (3 marks)
(ii) If the formula = $B2 *C$2 was placed in cell D2, state the output if it was copied to D3. (2 marks)
(d) A school administers examinations to all students in sciences, humanities and languages. Use the entities; EXAMINATIONS, STUDENTS, SCIENCES, HUMANITIES and LANGUAGES to illustrate a network database model. (4 marks)

 15 marks


(a) Describe the octal number system. (2 marks)

(b) Convert each of the following to the number system indicated:

(i) 111.1012 to decimal; (3 marks)

(ii) 14.687510 to binary. (4 marks)

(c) Convert the number -1710 into 8-bit:

(i) signed magnitude representation; (2 marks)

(ii) two’s complement. (2 marks)

(d) Perform the arithmetic operation.(2 marks)


 15 marks

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