If i download mavericks X, do i need to reinstall my apps, if i download mavericks X, do i need to reinstall my apps

if i download and install mavericks X on my imac, what will happen to my current applications and data? Please help as I am new to my mac. Urgent. if every thing gets formatted then how to create back for the same?

Thanx Niel !!
If i clone my OS for an bootable clone. What would happen to the installed applications? do i need to keep the setup files separately on my EXT HDD? totally new and confused. Sorry too many questions at a time. But I know you will understand.

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