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CBSE Class 9 Foundation of Information Technology Syllabus 2016 – 2017

Jun 15, 2016 14:00 IST

    New syllabus of CBSE Board Class 9 for the academic session of 2016‒2017 is released by CBSE board.

    The important highlights of CBSE Class 10 Hindi (Course - A) syllabus for the academic year 2016 ‒ 17 are as follows.

    There will be six exams:

    (i) Formative Assessment ‒ I,

    (ii) Formative Assessment ‒ II,

    (iii) Summative Assessment ‒ I

    (iv) Formative Assessment ‒ III,

    (v) Formative Assessment ‒ IV,

    (vi) Summative Assessment ‒ II

    The weightage of marks from each test is as per this scheme:

    TERM I (50%)

    TERM II (50%)

    FA1

    FA2

    SA1

    FA3

    FA4

    SA2

    10 %

    10 %

    30 %

    10 %

    10 %

    30 %

    Course Structure for CBSE Class 9th Term I:

    Marks: 90 (70 Theory, 20 Practical)

    Class

    Term

    Duration

    Marks

    IX

    I

    3 Hours

    90

    Details of Units and their weightage in Term I

    S. No.

    Description

    Periods

    Marks

    1

    Basics of Information Technology

    08

    30

    2

    Information Processing

    08

    30

    3

    IT Applications

    06

    10

    Total

    22

    70

    Note: Assessment of Practical Skills through MCQ will carry 18 marks, i.e., 20% weightage of the Summative Assessment.

    Unit I: Basics of Information Technology

    Convergence of Technologies: Computer, Communication and Content Technologies.

    Computer System: Characteristics of a computer, components of a computer system

    – CPU (CU & ALU), Memory, Storage Devices and I/O Devices

    Memory: Primary (RAM & ROM) and Secondary Memory.

    Units of Memory: Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte, I/O Devices -

    Keyboard, Mouse, Printer, Joystick, Scanner, Microphone, OCR, MICR, Light Pen,

    Barcode Reader, Digital Camera, Web Camera, Speaker, Plotter

    Storage Devices: Hard Disk, CD ROM, DVD, Pen/Flash Drive, Memory Stick

    Types of Software: System Software (Operating System), Application Software

    (General purpose application software - Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation,

    Database Management; Specific purpose application software - Accounting

    Management, Reservation System, HR Management, Attendance System, Payroll

    System, Inventory Control System, Billing System) and Utility Software (Disk/Folder/

    Files Management, Virus Scanner/Cleaner, Encryption/Decryption Tools)

    Unit II: Information Processing Tools

    Operating System - Basic concepts of Operating System, Operating System: Need for operating system, Functions of Operating System (Processor Management, Memory

    Management, File Management and Device Management), Types of operating system

    - Interactive (GUI based), Real Time and Distributed; Commonly used operating systems: UNIX, LINUX, Windows, Solaris, BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions); Mobile OS - Android, Symbian.

    Introduction to Windows: Basic components of a GUI Window: Desktop, Frame, Title

    Bar, Menu Bar, Status Bar, Scroll Bars (Horizontal and Vertical), Basic operations of left and right buttons of mouse, Creating Shortcut, Basic Tools: Text Editor, Painting

    Tool, Calculator, using Mouse and moving icons on the screen, Task Bar, Different types of menu and menu selection, running an application, setting system date and time; viewing files, concept of folders and directories, creating/moving/ renaming/ deleting files and folders, opening and closing Windows, Minimise, Restore and Maximise forms of windows.

    Office Tools

    Word Processing Tool: Introduction to a Word Processor. Creating and Saving a document. Editing and Formatting a Document: Text Style (B, I, U), Font Type, Size, changing color, alignment of text. Formatting paragraphs with line and/or paragraph spacing. Adding headers and footers, numbering pages, using grammar and spell check utilities, using subscript and superscript, inserting symbols, Print Preview, Printing a document. Inserting Pictures, Page Setting, Bullets and Numbering, Borders and Shading, Format Painter/Paintbrush, Find and Replace, Inserting Tables: inserting, deleting rows and columns, merging cells, splitting cells.

    Unit III: IT Applications

    Students are suggested to work on the following areas using Word Processing.

    Domains:

    Multi Lingual Documentation:

    • Letter Writing - content, context, addressee

    • Report Writing - content, presentation, context

    • Greeting Card - design, context, recipient

    • Poster Making - design, context, target group

    Detail of Practicals in Term I

    (A) HANDS ON EXPERIENCE

    1. Working on Operating System:

    To test some of the following basic system operations on file / folder(s):

    • Create

    • Rename

    • Copy / Cut / Paste

    • Delete

    • Commands related to Text Editor / Drawing Tool

    2. Word Processing*

    A document is required to be created for testing the following areas

    Editing and formatting text and paragraph

    • Page and paragraph setup

    • Inserting symbols and pictures

    *Printouts of the document(s) should be attached with the answer sheet.

    (B) IT APPLICATION REPORT FILE

    Students are supposed to make an IT Application Report File containing real life assignments using Word Processing Tool on 4 topics (Report Making, Poster Making, Invitation Cards, Letter/Application writing).

    (C) VIVA VOCE

    The questions can be asked from any portion of the syllabus covered during Term of Class IX.

    Course Structure for Term II

    Class

    Term

    Duration

    Marks

    IX

    I

    3 Hours

    90

    Details of Units and their weightage in Term II

    S. No.

    Description

    Periods

    Marks

    1

    Basics of Information Technology

    06

    15

    2

    Information Processing Tools

    10

    35

    3

    IT Applications

    06

    10

    4

    Societal impacts of IT

    05

    10

    Total

    27

    70

    Note: Assessment of Practical Skills through MCQ will carry 18 marks, i.e., 20% weightage of the Summative Assessment.

    Unit I: Basics of Information Technology

    Communication Technology

    Computer Networking - LAN, MAN, WAN, Internet, Interspace Wired Networking Technology; examples Co-axial Cable, Ethernet Cable, Optical Fiber Wireless Networking Technology, examples, Bluetooth, Infrared and WiFi

    Content Technology

    Data, Information and Multimedia (Picture/Image, Audio, Video, Animation)

    Unit II: Information Processing Tools

    Office Tools

    Presentation Tool: Introduction to Presentation Graphics, Understanding the concept of Slide Shows, Basic elements of a slide, Different types of Slide Layouts,

    Creating and saving a Presentation, Different views of a slide: Normal view, Slide

    Sorter view and Slide Show, Editing and Formatting a slide: Adding Titles, Subtitles,

    Text, Background, Watermark; Headers and Footers, Numbering Slides; Printing

    Slides Handouts, Inserting pictures from files, Animating pictures and Text with

    Sound Effects, Timing Text box, Pictures and Slides, Rehearse Timings, Ungrouping and Grouping Objects (like text, picture).

    Spreadsheet Tool: Introduction to Spreadsheets, Concept of Worksheets and Workbooks, Creating and Saving a worksheet. Working with a spreadsheet: entering numbers, text, date/time, series using Auto Fill, Editing and formatting a worksheet including changing colour, size, font, alignment of text, Inserting or Deleting cells, rows and columns, Formula-Entering a formula in a cell, using operators(+,-,*,/) in formulae, Relative referencing, Absolute referencing and mixed referencing, Printing a worksheet. Use simple Statistical functions: SUM (), AVERAGE (), MAX (), MIN (), IF () (without compound statements); Inserting tables in worksheet, Embedding Charts of various types: Line, Pie, Scatter, Bar and Area in a worksheet.

    Word Processing Tool: Using auto-format, mail merge, track changes, review comments, insertion of drawing tools, shapes and mathematical symbols.

    Unit III: IT Applications

    Students are suggested to work on the following areas using Word Processing, Presentation and Spreadsheet Tools.

    Domains:

    Documentation:

    • Mail-Merge Formal/Informal letter

    Presentation:

    • School Presentation

    • Environment (Save Energy) and Pollution (Global Warming)

    • Product Advertisement

    • Science and Social Science topic from the course

    • Trends in Wireless Computing

    Analysis Reporting:

    • School/Class Result with student-wise and subject-wise marks

    • Cricket Score Record

    • Weather Forecasting Report

    Unit IV: Societal Impacts of IT

    Benefits of ICT in Education, Healthcare, Governance, Business, Design and

    Manufacturing Plagiarism, Privacy, Security and Integrity of Information; Intellectual

    Property Rights, Careers in IT.

    Detail of Practicals in Term II

    A) HANDS ON EXPERIENCE

    1. Presentation

    A presentation is required to be created with 4 slides for testing the following areas:

    • Editing and formatting slides

    • Inserting pictures and sounds

    • Animating pictures and text with sound effects

    2. Spreadsheet*

    A spreadsheet is required to be created for testing the following areas:

    • Formatting cells and data

    • Functions & formulae (Relative, absolute and Mixed reference)

    • Charts

    *Printouts of the document(s) should be attached with the answer sheet.

    (B) IT APPLICATION REPORT FILE

    Students are supposed to make an IT Application Report File containing real life assignments/ presentations using Presentation and Spreadsheet Tools.

    • 4 presentations

    • 4 spreadsheets with charts

    • 1 word processing document along with mail merge feature.

    (C) VIVA VOCE

    The questions can be asked from any portion of the syllabus covered during Term II.

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