Central University M.Sc CS/IT Entrance Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Papers

M.Sc. in Computer Science (CODE-MSCS) offered by CUR and CUB

Syllabus for Entrance Examination

Part A: It will be of 45 minutes duration and will have 35 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four
options: only one correct.
Syllabus for Part A: General awareness, reasoning, analytical skills and language proficiency of the medium of instruction-English.
Sample Questions (PART A)
1. In a certain code language ‘green grass everywhere’ is written as “dik pa sok” and ‘cow eats grass is written as “nok ta pa”. How is ‘ cow ‘ written in that code language ?
(A) pa (B) ta (C) nok or ta (D) None of these
2. Which of the following is the currency of Dubai?
(A) Taka (B) Dollar (C) Dirham (D) Dinar
3. Find the odd number from the given alternatives
(A) 2 (B) 63 (C) 9 (D) 28
4. Pick the choice to complete the sentence correctly. They have no house to————-
(A) Live (B) Live in (C) Live for (D) live on
Part B: will be subject specific, of 75 minutes duration and will have 65 MCQs with four options: only one correct.
Topics for Subject Specific Part B:
Foundations of Programming: Control structures, data structures (arrays, records included), data types, functions, subroutines, parameter passing mechanism, Pointers, scope and lifetime of variables.
Procedural and Problem oriented programming languages, Top-Down Programming, Bottom-up programming, Object Oriented Programming, Essentials of OOPs (Encapsulation, Overloading, Inheritance, Polymorphism) Object, Classes, Constructors, Destructors, and Exception Handling.
Computer Architecture: Anatomy of a computer: Overview of basic digital building blocks; basic structure of a digital computer. Combinatorial logic (multiplexers, decoders, encoders comparators, arithmetic operators included) sequential circuits (flip flops, counter and shift register).
Computer organization: Introduction, system buses and instructions cycles, memory subsystem organization and interfacing, and I/O subsystem organizations. Operating System: Structure of operating system, resource sharing, policies and mechanisms, Process management and scheduling, memory management, file systems, device drivers and management, principles of protection mechanism, basics of multi programming, and time sharing.
Computer Networks: Introduction, network reference model and architecture (OSI and
TCP/IP), networks types (LAN, MAN and WAN), network topologies, components of network.
Database Management System: Basics of data management systems, database models,
relational algebra, relational calculus, normalization, and SQL.
Discrete Mathematics: Sets and Propositions – Cardinality, Principal of inclusion and exclusion, Mathematical induction. Relations and Functions- Binary relations, Equivalence relations and Partitions, Boolean Algebra, Recurrence relations, Graphs – Basic properties and terminology, Trees – Basic properties and terminology.

Electronics: Half-wave and full-wave rectifiers, ripple factor, efficiency and regulation, filters. Transistor operation, hybrid parameters, CE, CB and CC characteristics; Biasing and stability factor; Load line; principle of transistor amplifier, analysis of transistor amplifiers using hybrid parameters; frequency response of CE transistor amplifier, emitter follower. Logic gates and their realization.
Physics: General Physics up to CBSE XII standard.
Sample Questions (PART B)
1. The Boolean algebra expression X ( X + Y ) is equivalent to ………. .
(a) X (b) Y (c) XY (d) XX ( )
2. Which of the following means that enough memory space exists to satisfy a memory request, but the memory space is non-contiguous ?
(a) Internal fragmentation (b) External fragmentation
(c) Starvation (d) Segmentation ( )
3. Compiler is the
(a) name given to the computer operator
(b) part of the digital machine to store the information
(c) translator of source code to object code
(d) part of arithmetic logic unit ( )
4. Which of the following statements, is used to terminate loops or to exit from a switch?
(a) continue (b) break (c) switch (d) default ( )
5. If p is a pointer variable, then p++ means that………… .
(a) increment the value of p
(b) increment the pointer p
(c) increment the address of the variable to which p is pointing
(d) increment the value of the variable to which p is pointing ( )
6. The page replacement policy, that sometimes leads to more page faults when the number of page
frames is increased, is………… .
(a) LRU (b) LIFO (c) MFT (d) FIFO ( )
7. Disk scheduling decides ………. .
(a) which disk should not be accessed next
(b) the order in which disk access requests must be serviced
(c) the physical location where files should be accessed in the disk
(d) All of the above ( )
8. A relation is said to be in…………when every non-key attribute is fully functionally dependent on the primary key.
(a) 1NF (b) 2NF (c) 3NF (d) BCNF ( )

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