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Below is an Orion Recruitment Hardware Test! This is an initial test for candidates applying for the Technical Support Junior Operator position. If you want to be a techie, you should be able to solve any problems that one might have when it comes to using a computer. Take up the test and all the best, securing your dream job.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Resolution of display card is

    • A.

      The number of pixels

    • B.

      The number of colours

    • C.

      The amount of memory

    • D.

      The speed of CPU

    Correct Answer
    A. The number of pixels
    Explanation
    The resolution of a display card refers to the number of pixels that can be displayed on a screen. It determines the level of detail and clarity in the images and text displayed on the screen. A higher resolution means a greater number of pixels, resulting in sharper and more detailed visuals. The number of colors, amount of memory, and speed of the CPU are not directly related to the resolution of a display card.

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  • 2. 

    External modem requires a/an __________ to get powered on

    • A.

      AC adapter

    • B.

      Ethernet adapter

    • C.

      DC adapter

    • D.

      Data cable

    Correct Answer
    A. AC adapter
    Explanation
    An external modem requires an AC adapter to get powered on because it needs a direct connection to an electrical outlet to receive the necessary power supply. An AC adapter converts the alternating current from the outlet into the appropriate direct current required by the modem. This allows the modem to function properly and establish a connection to the internet or other devices. Ethernet adapter, DC adapter, and data cable are not suitable for powering on an external modem as they serve different purposes in the modem's operation.

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  • 3. 

    Output of a blue colour wire in a SMPS is

    • A.

      -12v DC

    • B.

      13v DC

    • C.

      22v DC

    • D.

      23v DC

    Correct Answer
    A. -12v DC
    Explanation
    The output of a blue color wire in a SMPS is -12v DC. This means that when the blue wire is connected to a device, it will provide a direct current (DC) voltage of -12 volts. The negative sign indicates that the voltage is negative, which is important for certain devices that require a negative voltage supply.

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  • 4. 

    In a colour monitor, 1 pixel is represented by ___________.

    • A.

      Triad

    • B.

      Nibble

    • C.

      Both (1) and (2)

    • D.

      Btye

    Correct Answer
    A. Triad
    Explanation
    A triad is a group of three colors (red, green, and blue) that are combined to create a single pixel on a color monitor. Each color in the triad represents a different intensity level, and when combined, they create the desired color for that pixel. Therefore, in a color monitor, 1 pixel is represented by a triad of colors.

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  • 5. 

    In a DVD- ROM, tracks are placed ________ mm apart

    • A.

      0.74

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      164

    • D.

      74

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.74
    Explanation
    In a DVD-ROM, tracks are placed 0.74 mm apart. This spacing allows for efficient data storage and retrieval on the disc. The tracks are closely spaced to maximize the amount of information that can be stored on the DVD-ROM. This small distance between tracks ensures that the laser beam can accurately read the data without interference from neighboring tracks.

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  • 6. 

    The output of red colour wire in a SMPS is

    • A.

      +5v DC

    • B.

      +12v DC

    • C.

      -5v DC

    • D.

      -3.3v DC

    Correct Answer
    A. +5v DC
    Explanation
    The output of the red color wire in a SMPS is +5v DC. This means that the red wire provides a direct current (DC) voltage of 5 volts. The red wire is typically used to provide power to various components in electronic devices.

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  • 7. 

    Which IRQ number is used by floppy disk controller?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    The IRQ number 6 is used by the floppy disk controller. IRQ (Interrupt Request) is a signal used by hardware devices to request attention from the CPU. In the case of the floppy disk controller, it uses IRQ 6 to communicate with the CPU and perform read and write operations on the floppy disk drive.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is the type of logical memory?

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      EEPROM

    • C.

      Pen drive

    • D.

      Extended Memory

    Correct Answer
    D. Extended Memory
    Explanation
    Extended Memory is a type of logical memory. It refers to the additional memory space that can be accessed by a computer system beyond its physical RAM capacity. This memory is used to store data and instructions that are not currently in use but can be accessed when needed. Unlike RAM, which is volatile and loses data when the power is turned off, extended memory retains data even when the power is off. It is commonly used in older computer systems that have limitations on their RAM capacity.

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  • 9. 

    To which port of computer system can pen drive connect? 

    • A.

      USB

    • B.

      PS/2 port

    • C.

      Serial port

    • D.

      Parallel port

    Correct Answer
    A. USB
    Explanation
    A pen drive can connect to the USB port of a computer system. USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a common interface used for connecting various devices to a computer, including pen drives. The USB port allows for easy plug-and-play functionality, making it convenient to connect and disconnect pen drives without the need for restarting the computer.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following memories is used by a pen drive?

    • A.

      Flash memory

    • B.

      Cache memory

    • C.

      Physical memory

    • D.

      RAM

    Correct Answer
    A. Flash memory
    Explanation
    A pen drive uses flash memory. Flash memory is a type of non-volatile memory that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. It is commonly used in portable storage devices like pen drives because it allows for quick and easy data transfer and storage. Unlike cache memory, which is a small, high-speed memory that stores frequently accessed data for faster processing, flash memory retains data even when the power is turned off, making it ideal for portable storage devices. Physical memory refers to the actual physical RAM modules installed in a computer, while RAM (random access memory) is a type of volatile memory used for temporary data storage during computer operations.

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  • 11. 

    Which power connector is used to supply power to the motherboard?

    • A.

      PCI

    • B.

      AGP

    • C.

      PS/2

    • D.

      ATX

    Correct Answer
    D. ATX
    Explanation
    The ATX power connector is used to supply power to the motherboard. ATX is a standard form factor for computer motherboards, and the ATX power connector is specifically designed to provide power to the motherboard. It typically consists of a 20 or 24-pin connector that plugs into the motherboard, delivering power from the power supply unit. The ATX power connector ensures a stable and reliable power supply to the motherboard, allowing it to function properly.

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  • 12. 

    How many pins does a DIMM package contain?

    • A.

      144 pins

    • B.

      168 pins

    • C.

      172 pins

    • D.

      72 pins

    Correct Answer
    B. 168 pins
    Explanation
    A DIMM package typically contains 168 pins. DIMM stands for Dual In-Line Memory Module, and it is a type of memory module used in computers. The number of pins in a DIMM package determines the type and capacity of memory it can support. In this case, the correct answer is 168 pins, which is a common pin configuration for DDR3 and DDR4 DIMMs used in modern computers.

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  • 13. 

    Baby AT motherboard supports maximum of _____ slots.

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 8
    Explanation
    The Baby AT motherboard is a type of motherboard that was commonly used in older computer systems. It is known for its smaller size compared to other motherboard types. The correct answer is 8 because the Baby AT motherboard typically supports a maximum of 8 expansion slots. These slots are used to connect various components such as graphics cards, sound cards, and network cards to the motherboard. Having more expansion slots allows for greater flexibility and expandability in terms of adding additional hardware to the computer system.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is also known as printed circuit board in the computer system?

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      Micro-processor

    • C.

      Motherboard

    • D.

      Jumper

    Correct Answer
    C. Motherboard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Motherboard. The motherboard is a printed circuit board that connects various components of a computer system, such as the CPU, RAM, and storage devices. It provides the electrical connections and pathways for data to flow between these components, allowing them to communicate and work together.

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  • 15. 

    _______________ store(s) the time and settings of a system.

    • A.

      Memory slots

    • B.

      CPU socket

    • C.

      CMOS chip

    • D.

      BIOS chip

    Correct Answer
    C. CMOS chip
    Explanation
    The CMOS chip is responsible for storing the time and settings of a system. It is a small battery-powered chip that retains information even when the computer is turned off. The CMOS chip is commonly found on the motherboard and is used to store BIOS settings, such as the system clock, boot order, and hardware configuration.

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  • 16. 

    IRQ 8 is assigned to ________.

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Network card

    • C.

      Sound Card

    • D.

      Real time clock

    Correct Answer
    D. Real time clock
    Explanation
    IRQ 8 is assigned to the real-time clock. The real-time clock is responsible for keeping track of the current time and date in a computer system. It is an essential component for various system operations and time-sensitive tasks. Assigning IRQ 8 to the real-time clock ensures that it receives the necessary interrupts and can perform its functions accurately and in a timely manner.

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  • 17. 

    1 nibble is equivalent to

    • A.

      4 bits

    • B.

      8 bits

    • C.

      32 bits

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 bits
    Explanation
    A nibble is a unit of digital information that consists of 4 bits. It is half of a byte, which is composed of 8 bits. Therefore, 1 nibble is equivalent to 4 bits.

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  • 18. 

    The scanning surface of a scanner is made up of _________.

    • A.

      Plastic

    • B.

      Wood

    • C.

      Ceramic

    • D.

      Glass

    Correct Answer
    D. Glass
    Explanation
    The scanning surface of a scanner is made up of glass because glass is a smooth and transparent material that allows for accurate scanning and capturing of images. Glass is also durable and resistant to scratches, making it ideal for repeated use in scanning documents and images. Additionally, glass has good optical properties, ensuring that the scanned images are clear and of high quality.

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  • 19. 

    You can use the ______________ scanner for scanning large individual sheets of paper.

    • A.

      Slide

    • B.

      Sheet

    • C.

      Sheet fed

    • D.

      Drum

    Correct Answer
    C. Sheet fed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sheet fed." This type of scanner is specifically designed for scanning large individual sheets of paper. Unlike a slide or drum scanner, which are used for different purposes, a sheet-fed scanner allows for easy and efficient scanning of individual sheets without the need for manual placement or handling.

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  • 20. 

    CD-ROM stands for

    • A.

      Combined disk read only memory

    • B.

      Comparative disk read only memory

    • C.

      Compact disk read on memory

    • D.

      Compact disk read only memory

    Correct Answer
    D. Compact disk read only memory
    Explanation
    CD-ROM stands for compact disk read only memory. This term refers to a type of storage medium that uses optical technology to read and store data. The "compact disk" part of the acronym refers to the physical format of the storage medium, which is a flat, circular disc. The "read only memory" part indicates that the data on a CD-ROM cannot be modified or erased once it is written. CD-ROMs were commonly used in the past to distribute software, games, and multimedia content.

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  • 21. 

    Which memory is termed as ' Destructive Memory'?

    • A.

      Primary Memory

    • B.

      Secondary Memory

    • C.

      Cache Memory

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary Memory
    Explanation
    Primary memory is termed as 'Destructive Memory' because it is volatile in nature, meaning that the data stored in primary memory is lost when the power is turned off. This is in contrast to secondary memory, such as hard drives or solid-state drives, which are non-volatile and retain data even when power is removed. Cache memory, on the other hand, is a type of primary memory that stores frequently accessed data for faster retrieval, but it does not have the characteristic of being destructive. Therefore, the correct answer is primary memory.

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  • 22. 

    The number of bits that a memory card consists of is called its

    • A.

      Length

    • B.

      Byte

    • C.

      Word length

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Word length
    Explanation
    The word length refers to the number of bits that a memory card consists of. This term is commonly used in computer architecture to describe the size of data that can be processed or stored in a single operation. It determines the maximum amount of data that can be accessed or transferred at once, and it is an important factor in determining the overall performance and capacity of a memory card.

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  • 23. 

    Which technology was used for storing the large amount of data in the Fourth Generation computers?

    • A.

      RAID

    • B.

      Hard disk

    • C.

      CD-Rom

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. RAID
    Explanation
    RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) technology was used for storing large amounts of data in Fourth Generation computers. RAID combines multiple physical disk drives into a single logical unit to improve performance, reliability, and data redundancy. It allows data to be spread across multiple disks, providing increased storage capacity and protection against data loss in case of disk failure. RAID technology was a significant advancement in data storage during the Fourth Generation of computers.

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  • 24. 

    Which section of CPU selects and interprets program instruction and checks whether they are executed or not?

    • A.

      ALU section

    • B.

      Control Section

    • C.

      Memory

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Control Section
    Explanation
    The control section of the CPU is responsible for selecting and interpreting program instructions. It ensures that the instructions are executed properly by coordinating and managing the flow of data between different sections of the CPU, such as the ALU and memory. The control section also checks whether the instructions are being executed correctly and handles any errors or exceptions that may occur during the execution process.

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  • 25. 

    Do you have a scooter/motorbike?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Yes" because the question asks if the person has a scooter/motorbike, and the person responded affirmatively.

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  • 26. 

    Do you have a motorcycle driving license?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "True" because it implies that the person does have a motorcycle driving license.

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  • 27. 

    Write your text here

  • 28. 

    Do you use WhatsApp?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Yes" because it indicates that the person uses WhatsApp.

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  • 29. 

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