CBSE Class 10 Foundation of IT Syllabus 2017-18

CBSE Class 10 Foundation of IT Syllabus 2017-18

This year CBSE has changed the exam pattern. Class 10 Foundation of IT 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 Foundation of IT 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 Foundation of IT syllabus 2017-18 this year and be on safe side.

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Foundation of IT Syllabus for Class 10 Session 2017-18


Time: 2½ hours                                                                                          Marks: 40

Unit I: Basics of Information Technology
Internet: World Wide Web, Web servers, Web Clients, Web sites, Web Pages, Web
Browsers, Blogs, News groups, HTML, Web address, E-mail address, URL, HTTP, FTP,
downloading and uploading files from remote site;
Services available on Internet: Information Retrieval, Locating sites using search engines
and finding people on the net;
Web Services: Chat, email, Video Conferencing, e-Learning, e-Banking, e-Shopping,
e-Reservation, e-Governance, e-Groups, Social Networking.
Unit II: Information Processing Tools
Office Tools
Database Management Tool: Basic Concepts and need for a database, Creating a
database, DataTypes-Text, Number, Date, Time, Setting the Primary Key, Entering data
into a database, Inserting and deleting Fields, Inserting and deleting Records, Field
Size, Default Value, Creating Query using Design view.
Information Representation Methods
Hyper Text Markup Language
Introduction to Web Page Designing using HTML, Creating and saving an HTML document,
accessing a web page using a web browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla
Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari, Net scape Navigator);
Elements in HTML: Container and Empty elements, Designing web pages using the
following elements:
BASEFONT(Attributes: COLOR, SIZE, FACE), CENTER, BR (Break), HR(Horizontal Rule,
Attributes: SIZE, WIDTH, ALIGN, NOSHADE, COLOR) inserting comments, H1..H6
(Heading), P (Paragraph), B (Bold), I (Italics), U (Underline), UL & OL (Unordered List &
Ordered List Attributes: TYPE, START), LI (List Item)
Insertion of images using the element IMG (Attributes: SRC, WIDTH, HEIGHT, ALT, ALIGN),
Super Script SUP, Subscript SUB, Creating Table using the element TABLE (BACKGROUND,
COLSPAN, Internal and External Linking between Web Pages: Significance of linking, A –
Anchor Element (Attributes: NAME, HREF, TITLE, MAILTO).
XML (Extensible Markup Language)
Introduction to XML, Difference between XML and HTML with respect to the following:
Data separation, data sharing, document structure, tags, nesting of elements, attributes,
values. XML Elements – Defining own tags in XML, root elements, child elements and
their attributes; Comments in XML, White space and new line in XML, well formed XML
documents, validating XML documents, XML Parser, Viewing XML documents in a web
Unit III: Societal Impacts of IT
Information Security: Virus, Worms, Trojans and Anti-Virus Software, Spyware, Malware,
Spams, Data Backup and recovery tools and methods, Online Backups, Hacker and
Cracker with regard to Computer Data and Applications, Social Networking Information
security provisions in e-commerce, Benefits of ICT in Education, Healthcare, Governance,
Virtual, School, emergence of Knowledge economy, Impact of ICT on Society:
Knowledge based society, Infomania, Digital Unity and Digital Divide.
Unit IV: IT Applications
Students are suggested to work on the following suggestive areas using Database
Management Tool and HTML on topics implementing the tools/elements covered in the
Database Design:
• Personal Data Record File
• School/Class Result Record
• Employee Payroll
• Stock Inventory
• Vehicle Parking Record File
Webpage Design:
• My Home Page
• My School
• My Family
• Personal Blog with Name, Photo, Areas of Interest, School, State, Country
• School Website – Infrastructure, Facilities, Uniform, Motto, School Pictures, Extra
Curricular Activities, Subject and Language Options
• Travel and Tourism
• Statistics on India – State wise Area, Population, Literacy (Enrolment in Primary,
Middle, Secondary, Senior Secondary), Gender Ratio
• Environment (Save Energy) and Pollution (Global Warming)


Time: 4 hours                                                                                     Marks: 60

(A) HANDS ON EXPERIENCE      (30 Marks)
1. Database Design:*
• Creating and entering data into a database
• Setting the primary key
• Inserting meaningful data and organising
• Creating Query with the same design view of the table.
2. Webpage Designing *
• Adding a title to webpage
• Formatting Text
• Adding Ordered/Unordered Lists
• Writing Text in Paragraphs
• Inserting Image
• Adding content in Tabular Form
• Adding Internal / External links.
The students are supposed to know the tools and style for designing domain
specific web pages from real life applications and the topics mentioned in the
3. XML Assignment*
Students to be asked to create an XML document on the lines of XML concepts
covered in theory syllabus.
*Printouts of the document(s) should be attached with the answer sheet.
Students are supposed to make an IT Application Report File containing real life
assignments using a Database Management Tool and HTML
• 5 Database Solutions
• 8 HTML source code along with browser view
• 2 XML Documents Source Code and View
(C) IT Application project using database and website design in a domain such as
School Management, Public Services Computing, Business Computing.       (10 Marks)
(D) VIVA VOCE    (05 Marks)
Viva based on IT applications report file.


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