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Computer Knowledge Study Notes on MS Office 2016 for IBPS RRB 2017 Exam

MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel are the most used and most popular applications of the Microsoft Office Application Suit. If you are preparing for the computer awareness section for various bank recruitment exams you must be well aware of various terms and short cut key combinations of these 3 applications specifically.

MS Office is essentially suite of products developed by Microsoft Corporation that includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Each program serves a different purpose and is compatible with other programs included in the package. The suite of programs is compatible with both the Windows and Macintosh operating system.
Microsoft Office 2016 is the latest version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, succeeding both Office 2013 and Office for Mac 2011. Office 2016 is available in 5 different editions. Following are the applications with Office 2016 (the applications provided vary with different edition subscriptions):
  • Microsoft Word: Helps users in creating text documents.
  • Microsoft Excel: Creates simple to complex data/numerical spread sheets.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: Stand-alone application for creating professional multimedia presentations.
  • Microsoft Access: Database management application.
  • Microsoft Publisher: Introductory application for creating and publishing marketing materials.
  • Microsoft OneNote: Alternate to a paper notebook, it enables a user to neatly organize their notes.
  • Microsoft Outlook: Personal information manager; often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, journal, and web browsing.
Some useful and important shortcut keys of MS Office applications
Go to “Tell me what you want to do” Alt+Q
Open Ctrl+O
Save Ctrl+S
Close Ctrl+W
Cut Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Select all Ctrl+A
Bold Ctrl+B
Italic Ctrl+I
Underline Ctrl+U
Decrease font size 1 point Ctrl+[
Increase font size 1 point Ctrl+]
Centre text Ctrl+E
Left align text Ctrl+L
Right align text Ctrl+R
Justify align text Ctrl+J
Cancel Esc
Undo Ctrl+Z
Re-do Ctrl+Y
Zoom Alt+W, Q, then tab in Zoom dialog box to the
value you want.
Copy formatting from text. Ctrl+Shift+C
Apply copied formatting to text. Ctrl+Shift+V

Computer Study Notes: Operating System for NABARD Exam 2017:

With NABARD exam approaching; it is a must that you cover all aspects of the exam to score well. Computers is a section in the Phase-I of NABARD recruitment examination and it is important that you pay attention in preparing Computers as well.  Here we will discuss some terms related to the operating system to help you prepare well for upcoming NABARD exam.
An operating system is a set of programs that help in controlling and managing the hardware and the software resources of a computer system. Main functions of the operating system are:
  • Process management
  • Memory management
  • File management
  • Security
  • Command and interpretation
  • Resource allocation
Following are some types of Operating Systems:
1) Batch operating system: Here data and program that need to be processed are bundled and collected as a batch and executed together.
2) Multiprogramming operating system: It allows the instruction and data from two or more separate process to reside in primary simultaneously. Multiprogramming systems are multitasking multiuser and multiprocessing operating system.
 
3) Single user: It is designed for single user and a single person use it at a time i.e. DOS window’s 95 etc.
4) Distributed operating system: It is the one which manages a collection of independent computers and makes them appear to the user of the system as a single computer.
 
5) Real-Time Operating System (RTOS): It is a computing environment that reacts to input within a specific time period. It is used at those Places in which we require higher and Timely Response.
 
6) Time-Sharing System: A time-sharing system allows the many users to simultaneously share the computer resources. Since each action or command in a time-shared system takes a very small fraction of the time, only a little CPU time is needed for each user.
7) Mobile OS: Windows 10 Mobile is the latest name for Microsoft’s phone and tablet operating system. Google’s latest’s version of its Android OS is Nougat and iOS i.e. iPhone Operating System’s latest version is iOS 10.
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