CBSE Class 10 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Syllabus 2017-18

CBSE Class 10 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Syllabus 2017-18

This year CBSE has changed the exam pattern. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Syllabus in Board exam will consist of 40 marks of theory and 60 marks of practical. This year, there is no CCE pattern or division of syllabus for SA1 or SA2 as it used to be before.

This year complete syllabus will be there in your final/annual exam. Along with Information and Communication Technology syllabus for class 10 cbse has also issued the chapter-wise breakup of questions along with weightage of each chapter. The package also enlists the learning objectives. That’s why it is strongly recommended to download new class 10 ICT syllabus 2017-18 this year and be on safe side.

This year is going to be tough for you because you’ve to cover complete syllabus for your board exam. Earlier it used to be only half the syllabus ie syllabus of SA2. So it is very important for you to prepare for your board exams smartly according to the Information and Communication Technology syllabus by cbse because it will reduce the topics, will tell the weightage of each chapter so that you can invest more time on important topics. 

Here we have presented the CBSE syllabus for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) class 10 in the same format as released by CBSE, without making any changes or editing from our side. Students are advised to download the class 10 cbse Information and Communication Technology syllabus for the session 2017-2018 even if they have the previous year syllabus because there is a lot of changes in the syllabus, question pattern and weightage of each chapter.

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Syllabus for Class 10 

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) syllabus for class 10 2017-18

Theory Paper

Time: 2½ hours                                           Marks: 40

Unit I: Computer Components and Interconnection   (Marks: 5)
Computer System and its definition, Hardware, Basic components of a Computer System,
Input Unit, Central processing Unit/CPU, Output unit and functions, Memory, types of
memory, Primary Memory, RAM (Random Access Memory), ROM(Read Only Memory),
SECONDARY MEMORY, Binary digit, concept of bit and bytes, Types of computers (Analog,
Digital, Hybrid), characteristics of computers, types of software (System Software,
Application Software, Utility Softwares, classification of Programming Languages Ports
and Cables)
Unit II: Advance GIMP    (Marks: 10)
Toolbox-Move tool, Alignment tool, Scale tool, Shear tool, Perspective tool, Flip tool,
Blend tool, Blur/Sharpen tool, Smudge tool, Dodge / Burn tool Painting in GIMP-Pencil
and paintbrush tool
Operations on Layers (Adding new layers, Renaming a Layer, Deleting a Layer, Merging a
Layer, Scaling a layer, Duplicating a Layer)
Masking-Introduction and example, editing a mask
Unit III: Advanced HTML    (Marks: 20)
Representing data in Tabular forms, Concept of Table
Attributes <table> ..</table> ,<TR>..</TR>, <TD>..</TD>TH, Attributes: Colspan,
Properties: Align, width, Border, Color, Bgcolor, background, <CAPTION> tag
Working with frames, frame attributes (<frameset..> ), Attributes of <frameset>; Rows,
Cols, Border, Frameborder, Framespacing.
Frameset element and its attribute (Src, Scrolling, Noresize), target attribute in anchor
Working with HTML Forms
Introduction and explanation of forms, Tags and attributes used in Form, <Form>..</
Form> INPUT tag and its attributes (Name, Size, Maxlength, Type)
Fields displayed by type attribute, (Text Box Field, Radio Buttons, Check boxes,
command Button, Drop down Box, TEXTAREA and SELECT)
Introduction to DHTML, Features and uses of DHTML, Components of DHTML, Cascading
style sheet, Advantages and Limitations of CSS,
Methods of applying CSS to an HTML document: In-line (the attribute style) and Internal
(the tag style), External (link to style sheet), creating and saving cascading style sheets
Introduction and familiarization of Font: Font-Family, Style, Size, Variant, Weight; Text
and Background properties; Colour properties – Text Indent, Align, Decorating, Spacing,
Transform, Text alignment, decoration and transformation, Foreground and Background
colour, Image and Repeat
Use of margin and margin properties, Concept of padding and Border ; Padding and
Border Properties
Absolute and Relative Positioning
Unit IV: Network Security     (Marks: 5)
Concepts: Cyber Law, Cyber Crime, Fire wall, Cookies, Hackers and Crackers
Open Source Software, Free ware, Shareware, Licensing scheme, Copywriting,
GPL(General Public Licence), Licensed software, Copyright software, refrain from
copyright violation and piracy etc.


Duration: 4 hours               Marks: 60

1. Design of a Practical Question Paper
2. Instructions on the basis of syllabus, distribution of marks and conduct of practical
    examination have been provided.
3. The examiner is advised to set the question paper according to the prescribed curriculum
    and distribution of marks.
(A) HANDS ON EXPERIENCE   (30 marks)
GIMP 10 marks
(B) IT Application Report File    (15 Marks)
Students are supposed to make a IT Application Report File Containing Real life
assignments/ presentations using GIMP and Advanced HTML.
• At least 5 Activities related to Advance GIMP
• At least 10 webpages covering the concepts covered such as Tables,
Frames, Forms, DHTML and CSS.
(C) Project Work    (10 Marks)
Developing a website on a topic integrating all the concepts covered using
advance GIMP and advanced HTML.
(D) Viva Voice    (5 Marks)
Suggested Activities
1. Find out and make a list of the types of memory available in the market and
their storing capacity. Also find out, about the various utility and application
software(s) used, and share this information through social networking sites.
Create a document/ spreadsheet/form through Office Web Apps e.g. google
docs/sky drive and share it with your friends.
2. Create a collage from the pictures of any recent event held in school.
3. Design a digital poster for any state of your choice in India depicting their tourist
spots and thus promoting tourism.
4. Collect and import few pictures or images of important monuments (tourist
spots). Add layers and place a picture in each layer. Merge layers and edit layers
and use mask to selectively colour the images.
5. Create a website for a Computer Hardware firm. The firm deals in various output
units and various types of memory. Collect information about various brands of
printers, scanners, memory etc. available in market. Show the various product
details in tabular form on each web page.
6. Create following online forms:
a) Adhaar Card
b) Railway Reservation form
7. Using HTML design a web site for your school.
8. Using HTML design a web site providing information about Open source, free
ware, licensed software(s).
9. Collect information of Cyber Laws and create a web site.
Note: Activities mentioned above are only suggestive. Teachers should encourage
children to innovate.


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