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Syllabus of Computer Knowledge Examination in India

This page provides the updated syllabus of Computer knowledge test conducted for various competitive exams in India. This syllabus includes the detailed instructions and study of MS Office, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Word Processing, Windows, Internet, Email Management etc. Candidates may use this study material at free of cost.

Computer Knowledge Examination Syllabus

Introduction to Computer

This section covers the introduction to computer machine; components and parts; hardware and software and other peripherals of computer.

  1. Introduction
  • Introduction to the basics of computer
  • Birth of computer
  • Objectives of computer
  • Advantages and disadvantages of Computer
  • History of Computer
  • Generation(s) of Computer
  • Basic applications of computer
  • Roll of computer in entertainment and knowledge
  • E-governance
  1. Components of Computer System
  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  • Visual Display Unit (VDU) often used synonymously with computer monitor
  • Types of computer monitor
  • Keyboard and Mouse
  • Input and output devices of computer
  • Computer organization
  • Memory units of Computer (viz. Primary & Secondary memory, RAM, ROM, units of memory)
  1. Computer Peripherals
  • Connecting keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer to the Central Processing Unit
  • Use of Mouse and/or pointing device
  • Working with buttons of Mouse (scroll, left and right buttons)
  • SMPS (Switch Mode Power Supply)
  1. Hardware and Software
  • Types of computer hardware
  • Types of computer software
  • Application software
  • System software
  • Operating systems

Introduction to Windows

This section covers the introduction to operating system of computer machine. Microsoft Windows is the most popular operating system of computer in the world. Linux, Mac, Unix are also the operating systems. An operating system basically the user interface facility using which we communicates to the computer.

  1. Introduction
  • Definition of Computer Operating System
  • Types of computer operating system
  • Using the pointing device and friendliness with icons on computer screen
  • My Computer
  • My Documents
  • Start menu, minimize, maximize, restore and closing of windows
  • Taskbar
  • Status bar
  • Function of Recycle Bin
  • Creating, deleting and Renaming of files and folders
  1. Windows Settings
  • Control panel
  • Wallpapers and screensavers
  • Setting of date, time zone, timings and sound environment
  • How to use Help section of Windows
  • Display properties
  1. Advanced Windows
  • Creating short cuts
  • Basics of window set-up
  • Notepad
  • Wordpad
  • Paint
  • Window Accessories
  1. Multimedia
  • Playing compact discs, Writing discs
  • Use of DVD’s and Pen drives
  • Using Media Player
  • Sound Recorder

Word Processing

This section covers the introduction to word process applications of computer. There are several word processing software using which we prepare the office documents. Below is the syllabus from which the questions are asked in computer knowledge test.

  1. Introduction
  • Opening word processing package
  • Opening and closing of documents
  • Knowledge of file menu
  • Set of page and work canvas
  • Printing of documents & other properties
  1. Paragraph & Text Editing
  • Creating a Document
  • Moving around in a Document
  • Scrolling by line/paragraph in a Document
  • Selecting & Moving text
  • Spelling check
  • Text selection
  • Editing with cut, copy & paste
  • Function of Undo & Redo
  • Find and replacing the text
  • Thesaurus
  • Paragraph and tab setting
  1. Formatting
  • Font and Size selection
  • Bold, Italic, Shaded and Underline
  • Alignment of Text
  • Bullet and Numbering
  • Border and Shading
  • Change Case
  • Working with tabs, indents & spacing
  • Formatting paragraphs, using columns
  1. Table Manipulation
  • Concept of table and it’s rows, columns and cells
  • Drawing a table
  • Changing the width and height of cell
  • Alignment of text in Cell/Table
  • Copying, delete, insertion of rows, cells and columns
  • Splitting and merging the rows, columns, and cells
  • Converting table to text
  • Setting table properties


Spreadsheet are just like using the Excel application of Microsoft Office software. Mathematical calculations are done in this application. Making charts and tables are also a part of use of spreadsheet.

  1. Introduction and Objectives of Spread-Sheet
  • Elements of Electronics Spread Sheet
  • Saving and editing the workbook
  • Creation and addressing of cells, inserting new rows & columns
  • Renaming, deleting, inserting new one and moving a worksheet
  • Cell addressing
  • Numbers and Dates
  1. Formulas
  • Using Formulas
  • Using basic functions & formulas in cell
  • Sum function, Average, Percentage, other functions
  • Data sorting
  • Applying filters
  1. Use of Spread-sheet for small accounting
  • Totaling of various transactions
  • Inserting and formatting chart
  • Maintaining invoices/budgets
  • Maintaining daily & monthly sales report
Power Point

Power-Point is a popular application of Microsoft Office software. Presentation slides are made using Power-Point. These slides can be shown using a big screen monitor or projectors for office presentations.

  • Introduction to power Point
  • Creating, moving, saving, closing and navigation between slides of presentation
  • Customizing presentation
  • Formatting slides
  • Slide transition
  • Custom animation
Networks & Internet

Brief study of internet and types of network.

  • Concept of Internet
  • Advantages and threats of internet
  • Connecting internet
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Internet Access (Broadband, Dial-up, Wi-Fi)
  • Basic troubleshooting
WWW and Web Browsers

Brief study of world wide web and web browsers.

  • Introduction to World Wide Web (WWW)
  • Introduction to web browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla, Netscape Communicator etc)
  • Knowledge and use of various search engines
  • Surfing the Internet
  • Moving, printing and saving of webpages and websites
  • Chat process, uploading and downloading
Email Management

Brief study and introduction of electronic mail management system.

  • Introduction to E-mail
  • Email addressing
  • Inbox, outbox, spam and other functionalities of mailbox
  • Creating, viewing, sending, replying of Email message
  • Forwarding, sorting and searching of emails
  • Saving mails
  • Sending attachments
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