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1. Write the various steps involved in executing a C program and illustrate it
with the help of flow chart.
2. Give and explain the structure of a C program.
3. What are the general characteristics of C?
4. Write about space requirement for variable of different data type.
5. What is the different between signed integer and unsigned integer in terms of
memory and range?
6. Name and describe the four data type qualifiers. To which data types can each
qualifier be applied?
7. What are constants? Explain any four basic types of constants?
8. What is variable? How can variables be characterized? Give the rules for
variable declaration?
9. What is an operator? Describe different types of operators that are included
within the ‘C’ language with an example for each?
10. What are logical operators used in C? Illustrate with example?
11. What is an expression? What kind of information is represented by an
12. What are the commonly used input functions in C? How are they accessed?
13. Summarize the standard escape sequences (special characters) in C. describe
14. Explain about different Define statements in C?
15. What is the purpose of switch statement? How does this statement differ form
the other statements?
16. an electric power distribution company charges its domestic consumers as
Consumption units Rate of charge
0 -200 Rs. 0.50 per unit
201-400 Rs.100 plus Rs.0.65 per unit excess 200
401-600 Rs.230 plus Rs.0.80 per unit excess 400 1
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Write a ‘c’ program that reads the customer number and power consumed and
prints the amount to be paid by the customer.
17. Write a ‘C’ program to print the Pascal’s triangle.
18. Write a program to determine and print the sum of the following harmonic
series for a given value of n:......1+1/2+1/3+.....1/n.
1. What do you mean by function? Give the structure of the functions and explain
about the arguments and their return values.
2. What is mean by function prototype? Give an example of function prototype.
3. Distinguish between function prototype and function definition.
4. What is the scope of variable of type: auto, register and static?
5. Why is it possible to use the same variable names for actual and formal
6. Distinguish between user-defined and built-in functions.
7. What is recursion? What is its advantage?
8. Write a recursive function power that when invoked return base exponent.
9. Explain in detail about pass by values and pass by reference. Explain with a
simple program.
10. Write a recursive and non-recursive functions to find the factorial value for an
11. What do you mean by the preprocessor? Explain different types of preprocessors
in C?
12. What is the significance of conditional compilation?
1. What is a pointer? How is a pointer initiated? Given an example.
2. What is a pointer variable? How is a pointer variable different from ordinary
3. If m and n have been declared as integers and p1 and p2 as pointers to integers,
than find out the errors, if any in the following statements. 2
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a. p1= &m;
b. p2=n;
c. m=p2-p1;
d. *p1=&n;
4. State whether each of the following statement is true or false. Give reasons
a. An integer can be added to a pointer.
b. A pointer can never be subtracted from another pointer.
c. When an array is passed as an argument to a function, a pointer is passed.
d. Pointers cannot be used as formal argument to functions.
5. Write a C program that uses a pointer as a function argument.
6. Explain the process of accessing a variable through its pointer. Give an example.
7. How to use pointer variables in expression? Explain through example.
8. Write a C function using pointers to exchange the values stored in two locations
in the memory.
9. Write a C program to illustrate use of indirection operator ‘*’ to access the value
pointed by a pointer.
10. Write a C program to find factorial of given number using pointers.
1. In what way array is different from an ordinary variable?
2. What conditions must be satisfied by the entire element of any given array?
3. What are subscripts? How are they written? What restrictions apply to the
values that can be assigned to subscript?
4. What advantage is there in defining an array size in terms of a symbolic
constant rather than a fixed integer quantity?
5. How are multidimensional array defined? Compare with the manner in witch
one-dimensional arrays are defined?
6. Write a program to demonstrate passing an array argument to a function.
Consider the problem of finding largest of N numbers defined in an array.
7. Write a C program using pointer to read in an array of integer and print its
element in reverse order. 3
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8. Write a C program to compute the sum of all elements stored in an array using
9. Write a ‘C’ program to arrange the given list of numbers in ascending order
using pointer.
1. Write a C program to sort the set of strings in an alphabetical order.
2. Write a C program to accept a string up to any termination character and count
the number of blank spaces, lines and characters in the string.
3. Write a program to count the number of words, lines and characters in a text.
4. Write a C program to find number of words, blank spaces, special character,
digit and vowels of a text using pointers.
5. Write a program to find the length of a given string by using pointer.
6. Write a ‘C’ program using pointer for string comparison.
7. Write a ‘C’ program to arrange the given names in alphabetical order using
1. What is the use of a structure? Give an example for a structure with initialized
2. Describe nested structure. Draw diagram to explain nested structure.
3. When are array of structure used? Declare a variable as array of structure and
initialize it.
4. Distinguish between an array of structures and array within a structure. Give an
example each.
5. Explain the advantages of structure type over the array type variable?
6. How to compare structure variables? Give an example.
7. Explain the different ways of passing structure as arguments in function.
8. Write a C program to illustrate the method of sending an entire structure as a
parameter to a function.
9. How structure elements are accessed using pointers? Which operator is used?
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10. Different between a structure and union with respective allocation of memory by
the compiler. Give an example of each
11. Consider a structure master includes the information like name, code, pay,
experience. Write a program to delete and display the information contained in
master variable for a given code.
12. Define a structure to represent a data. Use your structures that accept to different
dates in format mm-dd of the same year. And do the following: write a program to
display the month names of both dates.
13. A company markets items. Create a structure “hwitem” that stores the title of the
item, its price, an array of three floats so that it can record the sale in rupees of a
particular item for the last three months, category of the item and it’s original
equipment manufacturer. Write a short program that provides facility to read N
numbers of item information, append new item and displays all record.
14. Write a C program using structure to create a library catalogue with the
following fields: access number, author’s name, and title of the book, year of
publication, publisher’s name and price.
15. Define a structure type struct ABS that contains name, age, designation and
salary. Using this structure, write a C program to read this information for one
person from the keyboard and print the same on the screen.
16. Write a C program to print maximum marks in each subject along with the student
name by using structure. Take 3 subjects and 3 student’s records.
17. Write a C program to calculate student-wise total for three students using array of
18. Write a program to use structure within union. Display the content of structure
19. Write a C program to add the two given complex numbers. Define function and
print with pointers as argument. The complex number is a structure object with
real and imaginary fields.
20. The annual examination is conducted for 50 students for three subjects. Write a
program to read the data and determine the following, 5
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a. Total marks obtained by each student.
b. The highest marks in each subject and roll number of the student who
secured it.
c. The student who obtained the highest total marks.
21. Define a structure that represent a complex number (contains two floating
members, called real and imaginary). Write a C program to add, subtract and
multiply two complex numbers.
1. Distinguish between text mode and binary mode operations of a file.
2. Compare between printf and fprintf function.
3. What is purpose of getchar( ), putchar( ) function? How it is used in a C program?
How is it different from getc( ) and putc( ) function?
4. Distinguish between getchar and scanf function for reading string?
5. Write a C program to read a text file and to count number of characters, Number
of words, Number of sentences and write in an output file.
6. Write a C program to read last ‘n’ characters of the file using appropriate file
7. Write a C program to read a text file and convert the file contents in capital and
write the contents in an outputs file.
8. Write a program to open a preexisting file and add information at the end of file.
Display the contents of the file before and after appending.
1. Write and explain linear search procedure with a suitable example.
2. Write a C program to search for a given element in the integer array using binary
3. Write and explain non-recursive algorithm for binary search with suitable
example and discuss the various time complexities of binary search.
4. Suppose that the list contains the integers 1,2,….8 in the order. Trace through the
steps of binary search to determine what comparisons of keys are done in
5. Formulate recursive algorithm for binary search with its timing analysis. 6
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6. Explain the algorithm for selection sort and give a suitable example.
7. Explain Quick sort with algorithm.
8. Trace through the steps by hand to sort the following list in Quick sort. 28 7 30 3
36 13 61 17 50 25.
9. Explain the algorithm for exchange sort with a suitable example.
10. Write a C program to sort the element of an array using tree sort method with
suitable example.
1. Define a data structure. What are the different types of data structures? Explain
each of them with suitable example.
2. Write a C program to reverse the elements in a single linked list.
3. Write a function in C to combine two ordered lists into a single order list.
4. What is Circular doubly linked list? Explain the various operations on Circular
doubly linked lists with suitable algorithms.
5. Write a C program to insert and delete the elements from circular doubly linked
6. What is a queue? Explain the various operations performed on queue with suitable
7. Write a non-recursive simulation of Towers of Hanoi problem.
8. Use the operations push, pop stack top and empty to construct operations on
stacks, which do each of the following. Give an integer n, set I to the nth element
from top of stack, leaving the stack unchanged. Set I to the bottom element of
stack, leaving the stack empty.
9. Declare a Queue of integers. Write functions to insert and delete an element from
10. Declare a circular Queue of integer such that F points to the front and R points to
the rear write functions to insert and delete an element from queue.
11. Write a C program using pointers to implement a stack with all the operations.
12. What is the difference between linked list and an array.
13. Write a program to convert a given prefix expression to postfix expression using
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14. Write a program to convert the infix expression into postfix expression.
15. Write a program to convert a given postfix expression to prefix expression using
16. Write a C program to evaluate the postfix expression.
1. Formulate a non-recursive and recursive algorithm for converse inorder
traversal of a binary tree.
2. Explain non-recursive and recursive algorithm for post-order traversal of
binary tree.
3. Write an algorithm to count the number of leaf nodes in a binary tree. What is
its computing time?
4. Write a C program to implement binary tree traversals.
5. Define graph. Explain the properties of a graph. 8