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PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS @ KENT

MCA/MSc/A.P.G.D.C.A. Third Semester

Jan 2007
Time : Three Hours

RDBMS
Maximum Marks : 75

Note : Attempt any five questions. All questions carry equal marks.

Q1. Explain the terms:Database and DBMS with examples. Explain the three schema architecture of a DBMS with the help of diagram. Why do we need mappings between the different schema levels? Also explain the main advantages of DBMS examples. Q2. (a) Define the term E-R-diagram. Explain the various types of relationship in a E-R- diagram. Draw an E-R-diagram for taking your own example. (b) Explain the various operators available in Relational Algebra with the help of examples. Q3. (a) What is meant by Normailzation? Explain and define the various types of Normal forms with the help of suitable examples. Also explain the advantages of normalization. (b) What is SQL? Explain the purpose and use of SQL in RDBMS. Also discuss the basic structure of an SQL expression. Q4. Discuss the following concurrency control techniques with examples: (a) Locking Techniques. (b) Techniques based on time-stamp ordering. (c) Multiversion conversion control techniques. Q5. What is meant by Query Processing? Discuss the various methods for query optimization with the help of suitable examples. Q6. Write short notes on following:(a) Overview of Client Server System, (b) Data Fragmentation in DBMS, (c) Replication and Allocation techniques for query processing in DBMS. Q7. (a) What are the main responsibilities of DBA? Explain. (b) How the performance of database is affected by the following:1-Data Migration, 2-Tunning of Database (C) Differentiate between the DDL and DML. Q8. Write short notes on any three with examples:-(a) Full/Partial/Transitive dependencies, (b) Various problems associated with concurrency control in DBMS, (c) Differences between DBMS and DDBMS, (d) Database security and RDBMS.

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PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS @ KENT

MCA/MSc/A.P.G.D.C.A. Third Semester

July 2007
Time : Three Hours

RDBMS
Maximum Marks : 75

Note : Attempt any five questions. All questions carry equal marks.

Q1.(a) What is DBMS? What are the advantages and disadvantages offered by such systems as compared to file-processing system? Explain. (b) What is schema and subschema? Why should a subschema be independent of schema? Also explain what is logical schema and physical schema and their differences. Q2. (a) Discuss the role of E-R diagrams in the design of relational database. Illustrate your answer with the help of an example. (b) Explain why navigation is simpler in the relational data model than in any other data model with examples. Q3.(a) Explain the various operators of relational algebra with examples. (b) What is SQL? Explain its use, purpose and importance through suitable examples. Q4 (a) Explain what is meant by normalization and its advantages. Explain and define 1NF,2NF,3NF,BCNF and 4NF by giving suitable examples for each. (b) What are the main responsibilities of Database Administrator? Explain.

Q5. (a)What is concurrency? Discuss the various problems associated with DBMS. (b) Discuss the locking techniques for concurrency control with examples. Q6. (a) What is the difference between DBMS and DDBMS? Also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of DDBMS. (b) Explain with examples the replication and allocation techniques for design query processing in DBMS. Q7. What are the general strategies for Query Processing? Explain .Also discuss query optimization techniques through suitable examples. Q8. Write short notes on any three of the following: a) Client-Server Architecture b) Multiversion concurrency control techniques c) Data fragmentation in DDBMS. d) Database security RDBMS.

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PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS @ KENT

MCA/MSc/A.P.G.D.C.A. Third Semester

Jan 2008
Time : Three Hours

RDBMS
Maximum Marks : 75

Note : Attempt any five questions. All questions carry equal marks.

Q:1

(a) (b)

What is DBMS ? What are main facilities that every DBMS should provide? Explain. Explain the three-scheme architecture of a DBMS. Why do we need mappings between different scheme levels? Discuss. Define term E-R diagram. Explain the various types of relationship in a E-R diagram, Draw an E-R diagram for taking your own problem. Explain the following operations of relational algebra with examples : Selection, Projection, Join. What is Query Processing ? Discuss the basic algorithms for executing query processing operations with examples. Discuss the various query optimization technique using neuristics with examples. What is Normalization ? Explain successive normalization in designing a relational database by taking a suitable example.

Q:2

(a) (b)

Q:3

(a) (b)

Q:4

(a)

(b) What is the difference between DBMS and DDBMS? Also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of DDBMS. Q:5 Q:6 What do you understand by concurrency in database ? Discuss the various concurrency control methods in database with the help of examples. (a) (b) Q:7 (a) (b) Explain the replication and allocation techniques in query processing in distribution database with examples. What do you mean by Data Fragmentation? Discuss the database model involving fragments & also illustrate few queries involving fragments. Explain , how the performance of the database is affected by the following : (i) Data migration, (ii) Tuning of database What is SQL? Discuss basic structure of an SQL expression with the help of examples. Also explain the purpose and use of SQL in RDBMS.

Q:8

Write short notes on the following : Database security in RDBMS, (a) Client-Server Architecture, (b) Full/ Partial/ Transitive dependencies, (c) DDL & DML

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PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS @ KENT

MCA/MSc/A.P.G.D.C.A. Third Semester

July 2008
Time : Three Hours

RDBMS
Maximum Marks : 75

Note : Attempt any five questions. All questions carry equal marks.

Q:1

(a) (b)

Explain the term Database and DBMS. Discuss the three-level architecture of DBMS. Also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of DBMS. What do you mean by Data independence? Explain the various types of data Independence. What is relational algebra ? Explain the various relational operators and set Operators in relational algebra through suitable examples. What is SQL? Explain the various SQL in RDBMS? Explain the various SQL expressions with the help of suitable examples. What is Normalization? Explain the all types of Normal form with the help of suitable examples. Also explain the advantages of normalization. What do you mean by E-R-diagram? Draw an E-R-diagram of the problem of you choice.

Q:2

(a) (b )

Q:3

(a) (b)

Q:4

What is meant by Query Processing? Discuss the various methods for query processing and query optimization with examples. Explain the following concurrency control methods in DBMS with examples: (a) (b) (c) . Locking techniques, Time-stamp ordering, Multi version concurrency control. What is Distributed Database Management System(DDBMS) ? Discuss the various Types of structure for DDBMS. Discuss the various techniques for query processing in DDBMS with examples. Also DDBMS over DBMS. How is security of database enforced in a RDBMS ? Discuss. Discuss the client-server architecture in brief. What do you mean by Data Fragmentation Explain.

Q:5

Q:6

(a) (b)

Q:7

(a) (b) (c )

Q:8

Write short notes on the following : (a) Various problems associated with concurrency in DBMS, (b) Main responsibilities of DBA, (c) Tunning of Database, (d) DDL, DML & DCL.

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