Introduction to Operating System important MCQs in English/Hindi | Nielit Notes | PDF

In this post, we cover all important Questions from the topic "Introduction to Operating System".

These MCQs will definitely help to pass IT and Computer students in any exam and interview that have an Introduction to Operating System topic.

The Introduction to Operating System chapter covers the following topics:

1. Operating System, Basics of Operating system, Operating Systems for Desktop
     and Laptop, Operating Systems for Mobile Phones and Tablets.
2. User Interface for Desktop and Laptop, Task Bar, Icons & shortcuts.
3. Running an Application,
4. Operating System Simple Setting, Using Mouse and Changing its Properties,
     Changing System Date and Time, Changing Display Properties.
5. To Add or Remove Program and Features, Adding, Removing & Sharing Printers,         File and Folder Management.
6. Types of File Extensions.

After completion of the Introduction to Operating System unit, Students are expected to be familiar with the:

  • Well acquainted with Operating System and its applications for both desktop and mobile devices.
  • Able to identify various desktop screen components and modify various properties, date, time etc.
  • Able to add and remove new program and features, manage files and folders.
  • Well versed with printing and know various types of file extensions.

Introduction to Operating System MCQs

Here are the 34 most important and frequently asked MCQs from the  "Introduction to Operating System" topic.

1. BIOS is used by?

a) Operating system

b) Compiler

c) Interpreter

d) Application software

Ans. a) Operating system

2. Logical extension of multiprogramming operating system is

a) time-sharing

b) multi-tasking

c) single programing

d) both a and b

Ans.d) both a and b

3. What is the Default File Extension after .(Dot) in Web files

a) .gtml 

b) .html or .htm

c) .com 

d) .xtml

Ans.b) .html or .htm

 4. In which directory the local user profile settings are stored by default in Windows 2000?

a) C: \ USERS



d) C: \ Documents and settings

Ans.d) C: \ Documents and settings

5. The situation when two or more programs are hung up is referred as

a) Multiprogramming

b) Failed Mutual Exclusion

c) Deadlocks

d) Improper Synchronization

Ans.c) Deadlocks

6. Which of the following is not an operating system?

a) Windows

b) Linux

c) Oracle

d) DOS

Ans. c) Oracle

7. Linux is a______and_____operating system.

a) Multiuser, Single-tasking

b) Multiuser, Multitasking

c) Single user, Multitasking

d) None of the above

Ans.b) Multiuser, Multitasking

8. What does OS X has?

a) monolithic kernel with modules

b) microkernel

c) monolithic kernel

d) hybrid kernel

Ans.d) hybrid kernel

9. Windows 95 is an example of which type of operating system?

a) Single-User Operating System

b) Multi-User Operating System

c) Real-Time Operating System

d) Distributed Operating System

Ans. a) Single-User Operating System

10. Which of the following supports Windows 64-bit?

a) Window 1998

b) Window 2000

c) Window XP

d) None of these

Ans.c) Window XP

11. Which of the following is an example of system software?

a) Operating system

b) Loader

c) Linker

d) All of the above

Ans.d) All of the above

12. What is the full name of the DSM?

a) Direct system module

b) Direct system memory

c) Distributed shared memory

d) Demoralized system memory

Ans.c) Distributed shared memory

 13. Which of the following options is not a function of the operating system.

a) Memory management

b) Process Management

c) File management

d) Database management

Ans.d) Database management

14. Which of the following operating systems does not support more than one program at a time?

a) Linux

b) Windows

c) DOS

d) MAC

Ans.c) DOS

15. Does Ubuntu need Antivirus?

a) Yes 

b) No

c) Partial 

d) None

Ans.b) No

16. In Unix, which system call creates the new process?

a) create

b) fork

c) new

d) none of the mentioned

Ans.b) fork

17. Configuration manager responsible for implementing and managing the

a) System Control

b) System Damage

c) System registry

d) System Access

Ans.c) System registry

18. When was the first operating system developed?

a) 1948

b) 1949

c) 1950

d) 1951

Ans. c) 1950

19. OS does not boot itself when a system is.......

a) Shutdown 

b) Reset

b) Powered on 

d) Restarted

Ans.b) Powered on

20. Which of the following is NOT a search engine?

a) Bing

b) Ask

c) Yahoo

d) Safari

Ans.d) Safari

21. A process is known to be a collection of

a) Threads

b) Files

c) Registers

d) Buffers

Ans. a) Threads

22. Operating Systems for Mobile Phones and Tablets are

a) Windows OS 

b) Android OS

c) iOS 

d) All of the Above

Ans.d) All of Above

23. Which one of the following is not a real-time operating system?

a) RTLinux

b) Palm OS

c) QNX

d) VxWorks

Ans.b) Palm OS

24. Cache manager is responsible for improving the performance of

a) Programmed I/O

b) File base I/O

c) I/O device

d) I/O Modules

Ans.b) File base I/O

25. Operating System manages?

a) Memory 

b) I/O Devices

b) Processor 

d) All of the options

Ans.d) All of the options

26. Data integrity is the process of protecting data from unauthorized

a) Access

b) Control

c) Modification

d) Interruption

Ans.c) Modification

27. Interrupts make an operating system more

a) Rigid

b) Expensive

c) Reliable

d) Flexible

Ans.d) Flexible

28. Which of the following operating system does not implement multitasking truly?

a) Windows 98 


c) Windows XP 

d) Windows NT

Ans.b) MS DOS

29. Which of the following is the core of an operating system?

a) Ventura

b) Kernel

c) Xenix

d) Device Driver

Ans.b) Kernel

30. Which of the following is a single-user operating system?

a) Windows

b) Ms-Dos

c) MAC

d) None of these


31. Aqua user interface appeared with?

a) windows 

b) shells

c) MAC OS 

d) Bourne shell

Ans.c) MAC OS 

32. Process and schedulers are used for

a) Programs

b) I/O Devices

c) I/O Modules

d) Processes

Ans.d) Processes

33. Which of these is NOT an operating system?

a) Android

b) Scala


d) Windows

Ans.b) Scala

34. In Linux a user can load or upload

a) I/O Modules

b) I/O Devices

c) Kernel Modules

d) File Base I/O

Ans.c) Kernel Modules

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