PCTE Computer – I (BMHCT) 1
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COURSE – PLAN (Jul 10 – Dec 10)
SUBJECT: Computer - I
CODE: BH – 107
CLASS: BHMCT – 1st Sem.
TEACHER: Mrs. Maninder Kaur (MN)
This course includes introduction to computers that focus on classification of computers,
characteristics, hardware and software concepts, operating system and then we’ll have hands
on practice in learning MS-DOS and Windows.
More specifically, we will cover the following topics:
Characteristics and classification of computers
Generations of computers
Components of a Computer
Primary and Secondary Memories
Input / Output Devices
Operating System Concepts
Introduction to MS-DOS
Introduction to Microsoft Windows
The basic objective of the course is to introduce the students to the world of computers and
computer technology and to give the knowledge about the basic concepts of operating
systems, World Processing, Database, presentations & Networking.
The students will learn fundamentals of computers, their characteristics and classification,
develop an understanding of hardware and software concepts and have knowledge about
input/output devices. This course makes you familiar with MS-DOS and also with graphical
interface of Microsoft Windows.
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MSE: 8 marks
Hourly Tests: 6 marks
Class Tests: 3 marks
Assignments: 3 marks
Total: 20 marks
Rules for Assignments:
The assignments will primarily be practice problems for the exams. Thus, you should
not collaborate on it with others by splitting the work and sharing answers. You will
gain the most benefit from doing it by yourself. You can, of course, ask me for help.
If someone in the class asks you for help on assignments, handle the situation as if
you are a course instructor. Don’t just give them an answer, but make sure they know
how to find the answer on their own. If I feel that people have submitted answers
that are merely copies of each other, I will grade the one solution and divide the
credit for it equally among the copies.
As indicated in the course break-up below.
You must do your work on time because we'll be correcting/discussing it in class. No
assignment will be accepted after the due date. If you know that you have a specific
time conflict, make arrangements with me in advance for a separate assignment for
All assignments should be done according to the following format:
Assignment must have a cover page including title of assignment, subject, date
of submission, students name, class, roll no. and submitted to.
For a sample of cover page, visit my website http://www.eazynotes.com.
Use loose sheets with one side plain and other side lined.
Write questions/headings with black pen and other text with blue pen.
Draw diagrams (if necessary), neat and clean with pencil on plain side of
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Pages should be numbered.
Mention Contents at the beginning and References at the end of each
Tests can be oral/written/open book. Open book test is so that you can look up formulas or
data from the text or lecture notes. You need to be sufficiently familiar with the material in
the book to know where to look up the information that you need. The purpose of the exams
is for you to demonstrate that you have attained an operational level of understanding of the
The tests will be conducted on the dates mentioned in the course break-up. No extra test will
be conducted for the absentees. If you have any time conflict for the test, contact me in
advance so that we can make sufficient arrangements. Keep in mind that there will be no
improvement test at the end of the semester. Therefore, it’s your responsibility to give test on
A large component of your learning takes place in class. The actual concepts of computers
are fairly simple, although their implementation is often complicated by real-world
constraints. Thus, I tend to give lectures to explain these concepts, and pose questions for
discussion that are meant to draw out these implications. I will guide discussion, and add
information here and there as necessary to carry the discussion forward or to lead it into a
digression that adds depth in a different direction.
I will frequently have in-class exercises that you will do as individual/groups. Thus, it is very
important that you attend class regularly. I will keep attendance throughout the semester.
Please let me know in advance of any scheduled absences.
Following are the classroom policies and they are meant to be strictly followed:
Be punctual for the class; try to minimize your disturbance if you are late. I may reject
students who come after 15 minutes from the scheduled time.
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Student coming late will be considered as late arrival and I will record late arrivals on
the day’s attendance.
Three late arrivals equals to one absent. And then entry will be permitted only if you
sign an application from the director.
Mobile phones are not allowed in the classroom. If any student found using the
mobile phone, he/she has to pay Rs. 200 as fine in the account office.
During lecture delivery, if you have any kind of query, just raise your hand. Queries
are important for the understanding of the concepts. So, do ask queries but make sure
they are relevant to the subject.
Be disciplined in the classroom and don’t make any noise while we are studying.
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Computer – I (Theory)
BH – 107 Internal Assessment: 20
Max. Marks: 50 External Assessment: 30
Information Concepts and Processing
B. Need , Quality and Value of Information
C. Data Processing Concepts
Elements of a Computer System
B. Characteristics of Computers
C. Classification of Computers
Hardware Features and Uses
A. Components of a Computer
B. Generations of Computers
C. Primary and Secondary Storage Concepts
D. Data Entry Devices
E. Data Output Devices
A. System Software
B. Application Software
C. Language Classification
D. Compilers and Interpreters
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Basics of MS-DOS
A. Internal Commands
B. External Commands
Introduction to Windows
A. GUI Features
B. What are Windows and Windows 95 and Above?
C. Parts of a Typical Window and Their Functions
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Computer – I (Practical)
BH – 107 Internal Assessment: 20
Max. Marks: 50 External Assessment: 30
Windows Operations – Practical
A. Creating Folders
B. Creating Shortcuts
C. Copying Files/Folders
D. Renaming Files/Folders
E. Deleting Files
F. Exploring Windows
G. Quick Menus
Creating a Document
A. Entering Text
B. Saving the Document
C. Editing a Document Already Saved to Disk
D. Getting Around the Document
E. Find and Replace Operations
F. Printing the Document
Formatting a Document
A. Justifying Paragraphs
B. Changing Paragraph Indents
C. Setting Tabs and Margins
D. Formatting Pages and Documents
E. Using Bullets and Numbering
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A. Print Special Effects e.g. Bold, Underline, Superscripts, Subscripts
B. Changing Fonts
C. Changing Case
Cut, Copy and Paste Operation
A. Marking Blocks
B. Copying and Pasting a Block
C. Cutting and Pasting a Block
D. Deleting a Block
E. Formatting a Block
F. Using Find and Replace in a block
Using Ms-Word Tools
A. Spelling and Grammar
B. Mail Merge
C. Printing Envelops and Labels
A. Inserting Clip Arts
B. Symbols (Border/Shading)
C. Word Art
A. Previewing the Documents
B. Printing a Whole Document
C. Printing a Selected Page
D. Printing a Selected Set
E. Printing Several Documents
F. Printing More Than One Copies
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Subject: Computer – I Code: BH – 107
Class: BHMCT Semester: I
No. of Lect.: 26 No. of Assignments: 3
No. of Tests: 2 No. of Viva Voce: 1
Teacher: Mrs. Maninder Kaur (MN)
Proposed Lect. Actual Date
Lect. Content Assignments Tests
Week No. of Delivery
Introduction to Course Plan &
Introduction to Computers
2 2. Information Concepts and Processing
3. Elements of a Computer System
4. Generations of Computers
3 5. Practical: Windows Operations
6. Block Diagram of Computer Assign-1
7. Input Devices
4 8. Creating Document & Document
9. Output Devices
Introduction to Memory & Types of
12. Storage Devices & their Types
13. Practical: Formatting a Document
Software Concepts, Compilers and
6 14. Assign-2
Introduction to Operating System & its
16. Various types of the Operating System
Practical: Special Effects on Text
Cut , Copy & Paste
18. Test- 2
19. MS-DOS and its Internal Commands
20. External Commands
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21. Introduction to Windows 95 Assign-3
10 22. Practical: Tables, Mail merge
11 23. Parts of a Window
Discussion of Previous Question
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Long Questions: (5 marks)
1. Write all six types of classifications of computers by its size, capacity, speed and functions.
2. Explain the generations of computer.
3. What are essential components of a computer? Draw the schematic diagram of a computer
showing its essential components. Discuss the function of each component.
4. List various types of input devices and explain them.
5. What do you understand by Operating System? What are the functions of an Operating
6. List various output devices.
7. What is the difference between internal and external DOS commands? Explain each
command with syntax.
8. Explain the hierarchy of memory.
9. What are the features of Windows?
10. What is the function of Windows Explorer?
Short Questions: (2 ½ marks)
1. What is a computer?
2. Give limitations of computers?
3. What is a window? Explain.
4. Write short note on operating system?
5. Difference between:
a. Internal and External Commands
b. Hardware and Software
c. GUI and CUI
d. Multiprogramming and Multiprocessing
e. System Software and Application Software
f. RAM and ROM
g. Magnetic Disk and Magnetic Tape
h. Compiler and Interpreter
i. Printer and plotter
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6. What are major components of a computer?
7. What is BIOS?
8. What are the parts of a window?
9. What is translator?
10. What the purpose is of drag and drop method?
11. How can you set the screen saver and background of Windows?
12. What do you know about desktop, icon, folder and shortcuts?
13. How can you set date and time in Windows?