CBSE Class 9 Computer Applications Syllabus 2020-21| Check Latest Exam Pattern

CBSE released revised Class 9 Computer Applications Syllabus 2020-21 which is reduced by 30 percent to ease the academic pressure on the students. The theory will be of 50 marks while another 50 marks will be awarded to lab exercises.


CBSE Class 9 Computer Applications Syllabus 2020-21

Unit No.Unit NameMarks
1Basics of Information Technology20
2Cyber safety15
3Office Tools15
4Lab Exercises50
-Total100

Unit 1: Basics of Information Technology

• Computer Systems: characteristics of a computer, components of a computer system – CPU, memory, storage devices and I/O devices
• Memory: primary (RAM and ROM) and secondary memory
• Storage devices: hard disk, CD ROM, DVD, pen/flash drive, memory stick
• I/O devices: keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer, scanner, web camera
• Types of software: system software (operating system, device drivers), application software including mobile applications
• Computer networking: Type of networks: PAN, LAN, MAN, WAN, wired/wireless communication, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cloud computers (private/public)
• Multimedia: images, audio, video, animation

Unit 2: Cyber-safety

• Safely browsing the web and using social networks
• Safely accessing websites: viruses and malware , adware

Unit 3: Office tools

• Introduction to a word processor: create and save a document.
• Edit and format text: text style (B, I, U), font type, font size, text colour, alignment of text. Format paragraphs with line and/or paragraph spacing. Add headers and footers, numbering pages, grammar and spell check utilities, subscript and superscript, insert symbols, use print preview, and print a document.
• Insert pictures, change the page setting, add bullets and numbering, borders and shading, and insert tables – insert/delete rows and columns, merge and split cells.
• Use auto-format, track changes, review comments, use of drawing tools, shapes and mathematical symbols.
• Presentation tool: understand the concept of slide shows, basic elements of a slide, different types of slide layouts, create and save a presentation, and learn about the different views of a slide set – normal view, slide sorter view and hand-outs.
• Edit and format a slide: add titles, subtitles, text, background, and watermark, headers and footers, and slide numbers.
• Insert pictures from files, create animations, add sound effects, and rehearse timings.
• Spreadsheets: concept of a worksheet and a workbook, create and save a worksheet.
• Working with a spreadsheet: enter numbers, text, date/time, series using auto fill; edit and format a worksheet including changing the colour, size, font, alignment of text; insert and delete cells, rows and columns. Enter a formula using the operators (+,-,*, /), refer to cells, and print a worksheet.
• Use simple statistical functions: SUM (), AVERAGE (), MAX (), MIN (), IF () (without compound statements); embed charts of various types: line, pie, scatter, bar and area in a worksheet.

Lab Exercises

• Browser settings for a secure connection
• Working with the operating system: Navigation of the file system using a mouse and keyboard.
• Word processing: create a text document; create a letter, report, and greeting  card.
• Create a text document with figures in it. It should describe a concept taught in another course.
• Discuss the following in a text document about the basic organisation of a computer: CPU, memory, input/output devices, hard disk.
• Create a text document in an Indian language other than English.
• Create a presentation.
• Create a presentation with animation.
• Include existing images/ pictures in a presentation.
• Animate pictures and text with sound effects in a presentation
• Create a simple spreadsheet and perform the following operations: min, max, sum, and average.
• Create different types of charts using a spreadsheet: line, bar, area and pie.

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