CBSE Class 12 Computer Science Syllabus 2021-22 (New): CBSE Academic Session 2021-22

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CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2021-22 (New) Released For CBSE Academic Session 2021-2022: Download Subject-wise PDF!

CBSE Class 12 Computer Science Syllabus 2021-22 (New): 

Learning Outcomes:

a) apply the concept of function and recursion.

b) create and use Python libraries.

c) explain and use the concept of file handling.

d) explain the concept of efficiency in algorithms and computing in general.

e) use basic data structure: Stacks and Queues.

f) explain the basics of computer networks.

g) use Database concepts, SQL along with connectivity between Python and SQL.

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Distribution of Marks: 



Unit Name








Computational Thinking and Programming - 2








Computer Networks





Database Management










Unit wise Syllabus

Unit I: Computational Thinking and Programming – 2

• Revision of Python topics covered in Class XI.

• Functions:  types  of  function  (built-in  functions,  functions  defined  in  module,  user  defined functions), creating user defined function, arguments and parameters, default parameters, positional parameters, function returning value(s), flow of execution, scope of a variable (global scope, local scope)

• Introduction to files, types of files (Text file, Binary file, CSV file), relative and absolute paths

• Text file: opening a text file, text file open modes (r, r+, w, w+, a, a+), closing a text file, opening a file using with clause, writing/appending data to a text file using write() and writelines(), reading from a text file using read(), readline() and readlines(), seek and tell methods, manipulation of data in a text file

• Binary file: basic operations on a binary file: open using file open modes (rb, rb+, wb, wb+, ab, ab+), close a binary file, import pickle module, dump() and load() method, read, write/create, search, append and update operations in a binary file

• CSV file: import csv module, open / close csv file, write into a csv file using csv.writerow() and read from a csv file using csv.reader( )

• Python libraries: creating python libraries

• Recursion: simple programs with recursion: sum of first n natural numbers, factorial, fibonacci series

• Idea of efficiency: number of comparisons in Best, Worst and Average case for linear search

• Data  Structure:  Stack, operations on  stack (push & pop), implementation  of stack using list.

Introduction  to  queue,  operations  on  queue  (enqueue,  dequeue,  is  empty,  peek,  is  full), implementation of queue using list. 

Unit II: Computer Networks 

● Evolution of networking: introduction to computer networks, evolution of networking (ARPANET, NSFNET, INTERNET)

● Data   communication   terminologies:   concept   of   communication,   components   of   data communication (sender, receiver, message, communication media, protocols), measuring capacity of communication media (bandwidth, data transfer rate), IP address, switching techniques (Circuit switching, Packet switching)

● Transmission media: Wired communication media (Twisted pair cable, Co-axial cable, Fiber-optic cable), Wireless media (Radio waves, Microwaves, Infrared waves)

● Network devices (Modem, Ethernet card, RJ45, Repeater, Hub, Switch, Router, Gateway, WIFI


● Network topologies and Network types: types of networks (PAN, LAN, MAN, WAN), networking topologies (Bus, Star, Tree)

● Network protocol: HTTP, FTP, PPP, SMTP, TCP/IP, POP3, HTTPS, TELNET, VoIP, wireless/mobile communication protocol such as GSM, GPRS and WLL

● Mobile telecommunication technologies: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G

● Introduction to web services: WWW, Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Markup

Language (XML), domain names, URL, website, web browser, web servers, web hosting  

Unit III: Database Management 

•  Database concepts: introduction to database concepts and its need

•  Relational data model: relation, attribute, tuple, domain, degree, cardinality, keys (candidate key, primary key, alternate key, foreign key)

• Structured Query Language: introduction, Data Definition Language and Data Manipulation Language, data type (char(n), varchar(n), int, float, date), constraints (not null, unique, primary key), create database, use database, show databases, drop database, show tables, create table, describe table, alter table (add and remove an attribute, add and remove primary key), drop table, insert, delete, select, operators (mathematical, relational and logical), aliasing, distinct clause, where clause, in, between, order by, meaning of null, is null, is not null, like, update command, delete command, aggregate functions (max, min, avg, sum, count), group by, having clause, joins: cartesian product on two tables, equi-join and natural join

•  Interface of python with an SQL database: connecting SQL with Python, performing insert, update, delete queries using cursor, display data by using fetchone(), fetchall(), rowcount, creating database connectivity applications 






Unit Name




Lab Test:


1. Python program (60% logic + 20% documentation +

20% code quality)





2. 5 SQL Queries based on one/two table(s).



Report file: Minimum 20 Python programs. Out of this at least 5 programs should be based on SQL Queries and 2 programs based on Python-database connectivity.



Project (using concepts learnt in Classes 11 and 12)



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Suggested Practical List: Python Programming

● Write a recursive code to find the factorial of a natural number.

● Write a recursive code to find the sum of all elements of a list.

● Write a recursive code to compute the nth Fibonacci number.

● Read a text file line by line and display each word separated by a #.

● Read a text file and display the number of vowels/consonants/uppercase/lowercase characters in the file.

● Remove all the lines that contain the character 'a' in a file and write it to another file.

● Create a binary file with name and roll number. Search for a given roll number and display the name, if not found display appropriate message.

● Create a binary file with roll number, name and marks. Input a roll number and update the marks.

● Write a random number generator that generates random numbers between 1 and 6 (simulates a dice).

● Write a Python program to implement a stack and queue using list.

● Create a CSV file by entering user-id and password, read and search the password for given user- id.

Database Management

● Create a student table and insert data. Implement the following SQL commands on the student table:

o ALTER table to add new attributes / modify data type / drop attribute

o UPDATE table to modify data

o ORDER By to display data in ascending / descending order

o DELETE to remove tuple(s)

o GROUP BY and find the min, max, sum, count and average

●    Similar exercise may be framed for other cases.

●    Integrate SQL with Python by importing suitable modules.

Suggested Reading Material

•   NCERT Textbook for COMPUTER SCIENCE (Class XII)

•   Support Materials on the CBSE website.


The aim of the class project is to create something that is tangible and useful using Python file handling/ Python-SQL connectivity. This should be done in groups of two to three students and should be started by students at least 6 months before the submission deadline. The aim here is to find a real world problem that is worthwhile to solve.

Students are encouraged to visit local businesses and ask them about the problems that they are facing. For example, if a business is finding it hard to create invoices for filing GST claims, then students can do a project that takes the raw data (list of transactions), groups the transactions by category, accounts for the GST tax rates, and creates invoices in the appropriate format. Students can be extremely creative here. They can use a wide variety of Python libraries to create user friendly applications such as games, software for their school, software for their disabled fellow students, and mobile applications, of course to do some of these projects, some additional learning is required; this should be encouraged. Students should know how to teach themselves. 

The students should be sensitised to avoid plagiarism and violations of copyright issues while working on projects. Teachers should take necessary measures for this.

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