Informatics Practices Class 11 Syllabus

The syllabus consists of four units: (i) Introduction to Computer System (ii) Introduction to Python (iii) Database concepts and the SQL (iv) Introduction to Emerging Trends.

Exam Structure

# Unit Name Marks
1 Introduction to Computer System 10
2 Introduction to Python 25
4 Database concepts and the SQL 30
5 Introduction to Emerging Trends 5
  Total 70

Unit 1: Introduction to Computer System

Introduction to computer and computing: evolution of computing devices, components of a Computer System and their interconnections, Input/Output devices.

Computer Memory: Units of memory, types of memory - primary and secondary, data deletion, its recovery and related security concerns.

Software: purpose and types - system and application software, generic and specific purpose software.

Unit 2: Introduction to Python

Basics of Python programming, Python interpreter - interactive and script mode, the structure of a program, indentation, identifiers, keywords, constants, variables, types of operators, precedence of operators, data types, mutable and immutable data types, statements, expressions, evaluation and comments, input and output statements, data type conversion, debugging.

Control Statements: if-else, for loop

Lists: list operations - creating, initializing, traversing and manipulating lists, list methods and built-in functions.

Dictionary: concept of key-value pair, creating, initializing, traversing, updating and deleting elements, dictionary methods and built-in functions.

Unit 3: Database concepts and the Structured Query Language

Database Concepts: Introduction to database concepts and its need, Database Management System.

Relational data model: Concept of domain, tuple, relation, candidate key, primary key, alternate key

Advantages of using Structured Query Language, Data Definition Language, Data Query Language and Data Manipulation Language, Introduction to MySQL, Creating a database using MySQL, Data Types

Data Definition: CREATE TABLE


Data Manipulation: INSERT

Unit 4: Introduction to the Emerging Trends

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Immersive experience (AR, VR), Robotics, Big data and its characteristics, Internet of Things (IoT), Sensors, Smart cities, Cloud Computing and Cloud Services (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS); Grid Computing, Block chain technology.

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