CBSE Class 9 Information Technology Syllabus


(CODE No. 165)

Learning Objectives

General :

1. To familiarize with basics of information technology

2. To develop basic skills of using tools for information representation and processing.

3. To use Information Processing tools for enhancing productivity and quality.

Specific :

1. Cognitive domain : Knowledge and understanding To develop basic understanding of IT tools.

2. Psychomotor domain : Skills To develop skills in using Information Processing tools.

3. Affective domain : Personality traits To develop habit of teamwork, structure presentation and abide by ethical principles of computing



Unit 1: Basics of Information Technology

Convergence of Technologies - Computer, Communication and Content technologies.

Computing Technology

Computer System : Characteristics of a computer, Components of a computer system - CPU, 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, Speaker, Plotter;

Storage Device : Hard Disk, CD ROM, DVD, Blu Ray, Pen/Flash Drive, Memory Stick;

Type 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, School Inventory Control System, Billing System) and Utility Software (Disk/Folder/Files Management, Virus Scanner/Cleaner, Encryption/Decryption Tools.)

Communication Technology

Computer Networking - LAN, MAN, WAN, Internet, Interspace Wired Networking Technology examples Co-axial Cable, Ethernet Cable, Optical fibre Wired Networking Technology examples Bluetooth, Infrared and WiFi Content Technology Data, Information and Multimedia (Picture/Image, Audio, Video, Animation)


Operating System - Basic concepts of Operating System and its functions (GNU Linux) Introduction to windows : Using Mouse and moving icons on the screen, My Computer, Recycle Bin, Task Bar, Start-menu and menu selection, running an application, Setting system date and time; Windows Explorer to view files, folders and directories, creating and renaming of files and folders, Opening and closing of windows, Minimise, Restore and Maximise forms of windows, Basic components of a window : Desktop, Frame, Title Bar, Menu Bar, Status Bar, Scroll Bars (Horizontal & Vertical), Using right button of the Mouse, Creating Shortcut, Basic windows Accesories : Notepad, Paint, Calculator, Wordpad, using Clipboard ;

Office Tools

Word Processing Tool

Introduction to a Word Processor, Creating and Saving a document, Editing and Formating a Document; Text Style (B, I.U.), Font Type Size, changing color, alignment of text; Formating paragraphs with line or paragraph spacing; adding headers and footers, numbering pages, using grammar and spell check utilities, using subscript and superscript, Print Preview, printing a document. Inserting Symbol, Clipart and Pictures, Page Setting, Bullets and Numbering, Borders and Shading,

Format Painter, Find and Replace, Inserting Tables:

Inserting, deleting-rows and columns, merging cells, splitting cells, using autoformat: Mail Merge, Using simple mathematical expressions, track changes.

Presentation Tools

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 Formating a slide: Adding Titles, Subtitles, Text, Background, Watermark ; Headers and Footers, Numbering Slides; Inserting pictures from files, Animating pictures and Text with Sound Effects, Timing Text box, Pictures and Slides, Rehearse Timings, ungrouping and Grouping pictures from Clipart. 

Spreadsheed Tool

Introudction 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 formating a worksheet including changing colour, size, font, alignment of text, Inserting or Deleting cells, rows and columns, Formulae-Entering a formula in a cell, using operators (+, -, x, /) 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. 


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



* Mail-Merge Formal/Informal letter

* Report Writing

* Multi-Lingual Greeting card

* Poster making

Presentation :

* School Magazine

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

* Product Advertisement

* Science & Social Science topics 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

Please refer to attached file for CBSE Class 9 Information Technology Syllabus

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