Computer Studies Paper 2, May/June 2015

Question 4

  1. List the two main constituents of a computer.
  2. State four characteristics of a computer.
  3. In a tabular form, categorize each of the following statements into either data or information:
  4. (i)It is not significant alone by itself; (ii)It is significant by itself; (ii)It is obtained through observations and recordings;

    (iv)It is obtained through analysis;


The expected answers were:

(a)        -Computer software                                                                                       
-Computer hardware                                                                                      

(b)        Characteristics of a computer:

  • It is electronic in nature
  • It is accurate
  • It has speed
  • It has storage facility
  • It is interactive
  • It is automatic
  • It is diligent
  • It is versatile
  • It has reduction in cost

(c)        Data:  

  • It is not significant by itself.                                                              
  • It is obtained through observations and recording.                           


  • It is significant by itself
  • It is obtained through analysis

Candidate’s were tested on “Parts of Computer” and “Information Processing” and their performance here was below average.