WAEC Computer Science Questions and Answers 2020/2021 (Essay and Objectives)

2020 WAEC Computer Science Answers, WAEC Computer Studies/Science questions and answers, WAEC Computer Science questions and everything you need to know about 2020 WAEC Computer Examination will be provided in this article.

waec logo

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) is an examination body in Nigeria and other parts of Africa like Ghana, Gambia and Sierra-leone that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in May/June and November/December respectively.

WAEC Computer Studies Questions and Answers

The questions below are the WAEC Computer Studies Objective questions and answers. Go through them and be ready to score high in your WAEC 2020 Computer Studies examination. You will see Computer Science Paper 1 (Objective) and Paper 2 (Essay) here.

1. The way of manipulating data into information is called

A. organizing

B. transmission

C. storing

D. processing

E. deletion

ANSWER: D 

2. It is a small piece of text stored on a user’s computer by a web browser for maintaining the state. What are we talking about?

A) Session

B) Applets

C) Cookie

D) Application

E) Query String

ANSWER: C

3. Which of the following is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the resources of the computer?

A. motherboard

B. application software

C. RAM

D. system software

E. operating system

ANSWER: E

4. In computers, what is the smallest and basic unit of information storage?

A. byte

B. bit

C. megabyte

D. kilobyte

E. Newton

5. What is the shortcut key of printing a document for computer having windows?

A. Shift + PP

B. Shift + P

C. Alt + P

D. Ctrl + P

E. Fn + P

6. What type of device is a computer keyboard?

A. software

B. input

C. processing

D. output

E. storage

7. What type of devices are CDs or DVDs?

A. output

B. software

C. storage

D. input

E. processing

8. Which was the first web browser?

A. World Wide Web

B. Netscape Navigator

C. Safari

D. Chrome

E. Internet Explorer

9. What type of device is a computer monitor?

A. processing

B. storage

C. software

D. input

E. output

10. MP3 file format is associated with what type of files?

A. flash file

B. Word document

C. video

D. image

E. audio

11. Microsoft command based Operating System “DOS” was created in the year

A. 1968

B. 1972

C. 1980

D. 1990

E. 1993

12. Characteristics of a good program include the following EXCEPT

A. accuracy

B. generality

C. inefficiency

D. maintenance

E. readability

13. A hexadecimal “A0” has the decimal value

A. 80

B. 100

C. 160

D. 183

E. 256

14. Which of the following generation of computers is referred to as an expert system?

A. Fifth

B. First

C. Fourth

D. Second

E. Third

15. The difference between people with access to computer and internet and those without its knowledge is known as

A. computer literate

B. computer programmer

C. digital divide

D. internet experts

E. web master

16. The distribution of audio and video contents to a dispersed audience through a digital transmission media is called

A. authenticating

B. broadcasting

C. converting

D. switching

E. translating

17. In Microsoft Excel, a new work space is created with the name ______ by default.

A. book 1

B. excel 1

C. mybook 1

D. sheet 1

E. workbook 1

18. In the e-mail address [email protected] , “deardammy” is the _______ name.

A. client

B. domain

C. host

D. server

E. user

19. The _______ displays the content of the active cell in Microsoft Excel.

A. formular bar

B. name box

C. row heading

D. task pane

E. title bar

20. A computer system without an Operating System is useless, this is because Operating System is

A. a program that manages computer hardware and software

B. an antivirus agent

C. embedded in the motherboard

D. the microprocessor of a computer

E. the source of power to the computer

21. The following are output devices except

A. plotter

B. monitor

C. printer

D. mouse

E. speakers

22. What are the two broad categories of software?

A. Transaction and System

B. Microsoft and Mac OS

C. MS Word and spreadsheet

D. Transaction and Application

E. System and Application

23. Who owns the Internet?

A. Internet Architecture Board

B. No one owns it

C. Internet Engineering Task Force

D. ICANN

E. InterNIC

24. What type of device is a computer printer?

A. storage

B. output

C. input

D. software

E. processing

25. Memory management is a feature of

A. operating system

B. processor

C. UPS

D. animation

E. MS Word

26. What does HTTP stand for?

A. Head Tail Transfer Plot

B. Hypertext Transmission Process

C. Hypertext Transfer Protocol

D. Hypertext Transfer Plotter

E. Head Tail Transfer Protocol

27. Which of these is a correct format of an email address?

A. contact.website.info

B. [email protected]@info

C. [email protected]

D. contactwebsite.info

E. [email protected]

28. What type of device is a digital camera?

A. processing

B. input

C. software

D. storage

E. output

29. MS Word is an example of

A. ALU

B. System Software

C. Operating System

D. Application Software

E. Scanner

30. What type of device is a computer mouse?

A. storage

B. output

C. input

D. processing

E. software

31. Which software application is used for accessing sites or information on a network (as the World Wide Web)?

A. Microsoft Excel

B. Microsoft Word

C. FileZilla

D. Operating System

E. Web Browser

32. What does BIOS stand for?

A. Basic In put Output System

B. Better Integrated Operating System

C. Backup Input Output System

D. Battery Integrated Operating Setup

E. Battery Input Operating System

33. In computers, ‘.tmp’ extension refers usually to what kind of file?

A. video file

B. database file

C. temporary file

D. text file

E. image file

34. One kilobyte contains how many bytes?

A. 1001

B. 1000

C. 10

D. 1024

E. 100

35. What type of devices are computer speakers or headphones?

A. input

B. storage

C. processing

D. software

E. output

36. Which of the following is not a storage device?

A. DVD

B. flash drive

C. mouse

D. hard disk

E. floppy disk

37. A program that can copy itself and infect a computer without the permission or knowledge of the owner is called what?

A. monitor

B. flash

C. floppy

D. virus

E. java

38. What type of device is a 31/2 inch floppy disk?

A. input

B. processing

C. storage

D. output

E. software

39. Which of this is a correct format of an IP address?

A. 192.168.111.1111

B. 192.168.900.1

C. 192.168.1.1

D. 192.16.168.111

E. 192.900.168.1

See: WAEC Geography Questions and Answers

40. What is Windows XP?

A. storage device

B. processor

C. operating system

D. input device

E. output device

41.The way of manipulating data into information is called

A. organizing

B. transmission

C. storing

D. processing

E. deletion

42. It is a small piece of text stored on a user’s computer by a web browser for maintaining the state. What are we talking about?

A. Session

B. Applets

C. Cookie

D. Application

E. Query String

43. Which of the following is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the resources of the computer?

A. motherboard

B. application software

C. RAM

D. system software

E. operating system

44. In computers, what is the smallest and basic unit of information storage?

A. byte

B. bit

C. megabyte

D. kilobyte

E. Newton

45. What is the shortcut key of printing a document for computer having windows?

A. Shift + PP

B. Shift + P

C. Alt + P

D. Ctrl + P

E. Fn + P

46. What type of device is a computer keyboard?

A. software

B. input

C. processing

D. output

E. storage

47. What type of devices are CDs or DVDs?

A. output

B. software

C. storage

D. input

E. processing

48. Which was the first web browser?

A. WorldWideWeb

B. Netscape Navigator

C. Safari

D. Chrome

E. Internet Explorer

49. What type of device is a computer monitor?

A. processing

B. storage

C. software

D. input

E. output

50. MP3 file format is associated with what type of files?

A. flash file

B. Word document

C. video

D. image

E. audio

WAEC Computer Science Essay and Objective 2020 (EXPO)

The above questions are not exactly 2020 WAEC Computer questions and answers but likely WAEC Computer repeated questions and answers.

These questions are for practice. The 2020 WAEC Computer science expo will be posted on this page 30 minutes before the WAEC Computer Science examination starts. Keep checking and reloading this page for the answers.

WAEC Computer Science Questions and Answers 2020 Loading…

Today’s WAEC Computer Studies/ Science Essay Answers

1a)
(i) Corel draw
(ii) Adobe Photoshop

(1b)
To insert a photograph into a multimedia presentation:
Select the “Insert tab”, then click the Pictures command in the Images group. A dialog box will appear. Locate and select the edited image file, then click Insert.
The picture will appear on the currently selected slide.

(1c)
Audio

(1d)
(i) Projector
(ii) Computer system
(iii) Screen 

(2ai)
Video conferencing is a live visual connection between two or more people residing in separate localities for the purpose of communication.

(2aii)
TABULATE

ITEM | TICK
Track ball |
Codec | √
Broadband | √
Telephone |
Modem/Router | √
Magnetic tape drive |
Webcam | √
Dot matrix printer |

(2aiii)
(i) Projector
(ii) USB microphones

(2b)
(i) HDMI
(ii) USB cables.

No (3a)
The term home page is used to refer to the page that is the default page of any website. It is the main page of a complex website

(3bi)
(i)To foster communication
(ii)For information resources

(3bii)
(i)Virus threat
(ii)Spamming

(3c)
(i)Firefox
(ii)Google
(iii)Internet explorer
(iv)Opera
================================
No (5a)

An algorithm is a step-by-step analysis of the process, while a flowchart explains the steps of a program in a graphical way.
5bi)Always format your flow from left to right or top to bottom.

Ii) Run your return lines under your flowchart, making sure that they don’t overlap.

Iii ) Maintain consistent spacing between symbols.

===================

Typing…

Keep checking and reloading this page for more answers. More Answers Loading…

WAEC Computer Science Objective (OBJ) Loading…

1-10: DADBACDCAB
11-20: CCBCBDADDA
21-30: BDDABAADCD
31-40: BDBCBBBCAD
41-50: DDCBACDCBA

Tips to Pass WAEC Computer Science Questions

1. Study Hard

It is known to everyone that hardwork brings success. Ensure to read the Computer studies textbooks recommended by The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).

This will help you to take a look at most of the questions you will see in the day of WAEC Computer examination.

Let me clearly state that questions are not imported from heaven but from those textbooks recommended by WAEC.

2. Read WAEC Computer Studies Past Questions

WAEC usually picks questions from the previous years to form fresh questions. Studying WAEC Computer Studies past questions would give you an idea of how WAEC Computer questions are set.

3. Start Preparing for WAEC 2020 :

Stop wasting your time. Now that you have gotten textbooks and past questions, the next thing is to begin your reading. Early reading and practice is good for you; you will pass well on WAEC 2020 Computer Studies

4. Solve and try to understand every example and exercise you see in textbooks

It is very unfortunate that Secondary school students are fond of skipping exercises and even examples while studying textbooks.

They loved notebooks so much that they could ask, “can I read my Computer Studies notebook and pass WAEC 2020?”. Don’t be scared of attempting exercises; they are there to help you. Face it and overcome it!

5. Practise Regularly

Don’t get discouraged when certain topics are annoying, keep on practicing until you master everything. Never give up and never say never. Keep pushing….

If you have any questions about WAEC Computer Science Questions and Answers for 2020, kindly drop your question in the comment box and please, remember to share this information by clicking the Facebook share icon or any of the social media share icons below.

Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by Admin

Please Share

10 thoughts on “WAEC Computer Science Questions and Answers 2020/2021 (Essay and Objectives)”

  1. Computer science expo needed now because there’s no time

    Reply

Leave a Comment

DMCA.com Protection Status