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UGC-NET | UGC NET CS 2016 July – III | Question 71

  • Last Updated : 27 Apr, 2018

Which of the following is characteristic of an MIS?
(A) Provides guidance in identifying problems, finding and evaluating alternative solutions, and selecting or comparing alternatives.
(B) Draws on diverse yet predictable data resources to aggregate and summarize data.
(C) High volume, data capture focus.
(D) Has as its goal the efficiency of data movement and processing and interfacing different TPS.


Answer: (B)

Explanation: Characteristic of an Management Information System(MIS) is draws on diverse yet predictable data resources to aggregate and summarize data.
Other characteristic of MIS are as follows:

  • Management-oriented
  • Management-directed Integrated
  • Common data flows
  • Heavy planning-element
  • Sub System concept
  • Common database
  • User friendly/Flexibility
  • Information as a resource
  • Provides guidance in identifying problems, finding and evaluating alternative solutions, and selecting or comparing alternatives. It is a characteristics of decision support system(DSS).
  • High volume, data capture focus, efficiency of data movement, processing and interfacing different TPS. These are the characteristics of transaction processing system(TPS)

So, option (B) is correct.


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