CBSE Question Paper 2018 class 12 Informatics Practices

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CBSE Question Paper 2018 class 12 Informatics Practices

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Last Year Question Paper Class 12 Informatics Practices 2018

Time allowed : 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 70

Instructions :

  1. All questions are compulsory.
  2. Answer the questions after carefully reading the text.

    1. ABC Company wants to link its computers in Head office in New Delhi to its office in Sydney. Name the type of Network that will be formed. Which communication media should be used to form this Network? (2)
      Ans.
      Type of network that will be formed: Wide Area Network(WAN) Transmission media to be used: Satellite
    2. Which of the following is/are not communication media? (2)
      1. Microwaves
      2. Optical Fiber cable
      3. Node
      4. Radio waves
        Identify which of the above-mentioned communication media are Wired media and which ones are Wireless media.

      Ans. Not communication media: Node
      Wired media: Optical Fiber cable
      Wireless media: Microwaves, Radio waves

    3. Write two examples each of software in the following categories: (2)
      1. Open Source Operating System
      2. Open Source Web Browser

      Ans.

      1. Linux, Android, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly BSD, OpenSolaris, illumos, AuroraUX, Darwin, OpenDarwin, MINIX, FreeRTOS, FreeDOS, Haiku, House KolibriOS, MenuetOS, GNU, ReactOS, L4, Fiasco, Pistachio, Plan 9, AROS, Syllable, Inferno, NuttX, eCos, RTEMS, HelenOS, E/OS, TempleOS, Linux, BOSS, Ubuntu, Kali Linux
      2. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, QupZilla, Midori, rekonq, Tor Browser, NetSurf, Pale Moon, GNOME Web
    4. Expand the following terms : (2)
      1. GSM
      2. IP

      Ans.

      1. GSM – Global System for Mobile Communications/ Global System for Mobile/ Graphics Stimulator Media
      2. IP – Internet Protocol
    5. Name the devices: (2)
      1. This device constantly looks at all the data entering and exiting your connection. It can block or reject data in response to an established rule.
      2. This device connects multiple nodes to form a network. It redirects the received information only to the intended node(s).

      Ans.

      1. Firewall
      2. Switch
    1. Identify the invalid variable names. State the reason if invalid. (1)
      1. Marks Unit
      2. Product_1
      3. Sales123
      4. 2Marks

      Ans. Invalid variable names are :

      1. Marks Unit
        Reason: Variable Name should not contain space
      2. 2Marks
        Reason: Variable Name should not start with digit
    2. Write the data type of variables that should be used to store: (1)
      1. Marks of students
      2. Grades of students(Grade can be ‘A’ or ‘B’ or ‘C’)

      Ans.

      1. float/ double /int / byte / short / long
      2. char
    3. Write examples of any two properties and any two methods of jButton component (2)
      Ans.
      Properties of JButton component :
      Background, font, label, text, name, editable, enabled, horizontal alignment, border
      Methods of JButton component :
      setText(), getText(), setEnabled(), setVisible(), setEditable(), setVisible(), isSelected(), setSelected()
    4. Write the purpose of HTML. Distinguish between <P> and <BR> tag. (2)
      Ans.
      HTML is used to create web page(s).
      <P> tag is used to introduce a paragraph while <BR> tag is used to introduce a line break on a web page.
      Note: <P> as paragraph tag and <BR> as line break tag to be accepted as difference
    5. Distinguish between ComboBox and ListBox. When would you prefer using them over Radiobutton and Checkbox? (2)
      Ans.
      A ComboBox allows selection of one item from a set of items.
      while ListBox provides a scrollable set of items from which one or more item(s) may be selected.
      When the number of items are more Combobox or ListBox would be preferred over Radiobutton and Checkbox.
    6. Rewrite the following code using switch statement: (2)
      if ( code == ‘A’)
      allowance = 3500;
      else if ( code == ‘B’)
      allowance = 3200 ;
      else
      allowance = 2000 ;
      Ans
      . switch(code)
      {
      case ‘A’ : allowance = 3500;
      break ;
      case ‘B’ : allowance = 3200;
      break ;
      default : allowance = 2000;
      }
    1. What is MySQL used for? Abhay wants to start learning MySQL. From where can he obtain the MySQL software ? (1)
      Ans.

      1. MySQL is an open source RDBMS used for managing databases.
      2. For obtaining MySQL, Abhay has the following options :
        • download from the website mysql.org
        • downloads it from any website that offers MySQL.
        • get the software from any source
    2. In the table “Student”, Priya wanted to increase the Marks(Column Name: Marks) of those students by 5 who have got Marks below 33. She has entered the following statement: (1)
      SELECT Marks+5 FROM Student WHERE Marks<33;
      Identify errors (if any) in the above statement. Rewrite the correct SQL statement.
      Ans.
      Error: UPDATE should be used instead of SELECT
      Correct SQL statement:
      UPDATE Student SET Marks= Marks+5
      WHERE Marks<33;

      1. Name the Data type that should be used to store AccountCodes like “A1001” of Customers.
      2. Name two Data types that require data to be enclosed in quotes. (2)
    3. Ans.
      1. char/ varchar
      2. char/ varchar/ date
    4. Given the table ‘Player’ with the following columns : (2)
      Table: Player

      PCODEPOINTS
      150
      2NULL
      340

      Write the output of the following statements:

      1. SELECT AVG(POINTS)
        FROM Player;
      2. Select COUNT(POINTS) FROM Player;

      Ans.

    5. ‘Class’ table has columns RNO and NAME.
      The following statements are executed:
      SET AUTOCOMMIT = 0;
      INSERT INTO CLASS VALUES (5,‘Rajiv’);
      COMMIT;
      UPDATE CLASS SET NAME = ‘Rajeev’ WHERE ID = 5;
      SAVEPOINT A;
      INSERT INTO CLASS VALUES (6,‘Chris’);
      SAVEPOINT B;
      INSERT INTO CLASS VALUES (7,‘Feroze’);
      SELECT * FROM CLASS;
      ROLLBACK TO B;
      SELECT * FROM CLASS;
      What will be the output of both the above given SELECT statements? (2)
      Ans.
      (Case 1: If RNO is treated as ID, the following solution should be accepted:)
      Output of SELECT statement 1 :

      RNONAME
      5Rajeev
      6Chris
      7Feroze

      Output of SELECT statement 2 :

      RNONAME
      5Rajeev
      6Chris

      (Case 2: If RNO is NOT treated as ID, the following should be accepted:)
      Output of SELECT statement 1 :

      RNONAME
      5Rajeev
      6Chris
      7Feroze

      Output of SELECT statement 2 :

      RNONAME
      5Rajeev
      6Chris

      Case 1 and 2 : ( 2 marks for output of any one of the SELECT statement)

    6. Name SQL Single Row functions (for each of the following) that (2)
      1. returns a number.
      2. returns lowercase letters.
      3. returns names of days. For example: “Monday “, “Tuesday”.
      4. returns weekday number. For example 1 for Sunday, 2 for Monday, 3 for Tuesday.

      Ans.

      1. length()/ instr()/ round()/ truncate() or any other correct Single Row Function that returns a number
      2. lower() / lcase()
      3. dayname()
      4. dayofweek()

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