Computer Applications Class 10 Syllabus

The syllabus consists of four units: (i) Networking, (ii) HTML, (iii) Cyber ethics, and (iv) Scratch or Python.

Exam Structure

Unit Name Marks
1 Networking 10
2 HTML 20
3 Cyber Ethics 10
4 Scratch / Python 10
5 Practicals 50
  Total 100

Unit 1: Networking

Internet: World Wide Web, web servers, web clients, web sites, web pages, web browsers, blogs, news groups, HTML, web address, e-mail address, downloading and uploading files from a remote site. Internet protocols: TCP/IP, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, HTTPS.

Remote login and file transfer protocols: SSH, SFTP, FTP, SCP, TELNET, SMTP, TCP/IP.

Services available on the internet: information retrieval, locating sites using search engines and finding people on the net

Web services: chat, email, video conferencing, e-Learning, e-Banking, eShopping, e-Reservation, e-Governance, e-Groups, social networking.

Mobile technologies: SMS, MMS, 3G, 4G.

Unit 2: HTML

Introduction to web page designing using HTML: create and save an HTML document, access a web page using a web browser.

HTML tags: html, head, title, body, (attributes: text, background, bgcolor, link, vlink, alink), br (break), hr(horizontal rule), inserting comments, h1..h6 (heading), p (paragraph), b (bold), i (italics), u (underline), ul (unordered list), ol (ordered list), and li (list item). Description lists: dl, dt and dd. Attributes of ol (start, type), ul (type).

Font tags (attributes: face, size, color).

Insert images: img (attributes: src, width, height, alt), sup (super script), sub (subscript).

HTML Forms: Textbox, radio buttons, checkbox, password, list, combobox.

Embed audio and video in a HTML page.

Create a table using the tags: table, tr, th, td, rowspan, colspan

Links: significance of linking, anchor element (attributes: href, mailto), targets.

Cascading style sheets: colour, background-colour, border-style, margin, height, width, outline, font (family, style, size), align, float.

Unit 3: Cyber ethics


Software licenses and the open source software movement.

Intellectual property rights, plagiarism and digital property rights.

Freedom of information and the digital divide.

E-commerce: Privacy, fraud, secure data transmission.

Unit 4: Scratch or Python

Alternative 1: Scratch

  • Revision of the basics of Scratch

  • Sprite, tempo, variables, and events

  • Coordinates and conditionals

  • Drawing with iteration

  • Update variables repeatedly, iterative development, ask and answer blocks

  • Create games, animated images, stories and songs

Alternative 2: Python

  • Revision of Python basics

  • Conditionals: if, if-else statements

  • Loops: for, while (e.g., sum of first 10 natural numbers)

  • Practice simple programs

5. Lab Exercises

  • Create static web pages.

  • Use style sheets to enforce a format in an HTML page (CSS).

  • Embed pictures, audio and videos in an HTML page.

  • Add tables and frames in an HTML page.

  • Decorate web pages using graphical elements.

  • Create a website using several web pages. Students may use any open source or proprietary tool.

  • Work with HTML forms: text box, radio buttons, checkbox, password, list, combo box.

  • Write a blog using HTML pages discussing viruses, malware, spam and antiviruses

  • Create a web page discussing plagiarism. List some reported cases of plagiarism and the consequent punishment meted out. Explain the nature of the punishment in different countries as per their IP laws.

  • Create simple stories with Scratch (involving at least two objects/characters) and iteration OR write programs for finding the sum/product of first n natural numbers using Python