CBSE Class 12 Computer Science Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 12 Computer Science Syllabus 2022-23 includes Computational Thinking and Programming – 2, Computer Networks, Database Management etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 12 Computer Science CBSE latest sample question papers for the 2023 exams, please install the myCBSEguide App which is the best mobile app for CBSE students. The myCBSEguide app not only provides you the CBSE class 12 Computer Science model question papers but it also provides class 12 Computer Science chapter-wise test papers, class 12 Computer Science best revision notes and other study material for class 12 Computer Science students.

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CBSE Class – 12
Computer Science (Code No. 083)
Syllabus (2022-23)


1. Prerequisites
Computer Science- Class XI
2. Learning Outcomes
Student should be able to

  • apply the concept of function.
  • explain and use the concept of file handling.
  • use basic data structure: Stacks
  • explain basics of computer networks.
  • use Database concepts, SQL along with connectivity between Python and SQL.

3. Distribution of Marks:

Unit No.Unit NameTheory MarksPeriods
TheoryPractical
IComputational Thinking and Programming – 2407050
IIComputer Networks1015
IIIDatabase Management202520
Total7011070

4. Unit wise Syllabus
Unit I: Computational Thinking and Programming – 2

  • Revision of Python topics covered in Class XI.
  • Functions: types of function (built-in functions, functions defined in module, user defined functions), creating user defined function, arguments and parameters, default parameters, positional parameters, function returning value(s), flow of execution, scope of a variable (global scope, local scope)
  • Introduction to files, types of files (Text file, Binary file, CSV file), relative and absolute paths
  • Text file: opening a text file, text file open modes (r, r+, w, w+, a, a+), closing a text file, opening a file using with clause, writing/appending data to a text file using write() and writelines(), reading from a text file using read(), readline() and readlines(), seek and tell methods, manipulation of data in a text file
  • Binary file: basic operations on a binary file: open using file open modes (rb, rb+, wb, wb+, ab, ab+), close a binary file, import pickle module, dump() and load() method, read, write/create, search, append and update operations in a binary file
  • CSV file: import csv module, open / close csv file, write into a csv file using csv.writer() and read from a csv file using csv.reader( )
  • Data Structure: Stack, operations on stack (push & pop), implementation of stack using list.

Unit II: Computer Networks

  • Evolution of networking: introduction to computer networks, evolution of networking (ARPANET, NSFNET, INTERNET)
  • Data communication terminologies: concept of communication, components of data communication (sender,receiver, message, communication media, protocols), measuring capacity of communication media (bandwidth, data transfer rate), IP address, switching techniques (Circuit switching, Packet switching)
  • Transmission media: Wired communication media (Twisted pair cable, Co-axial cable, Fiber-optic cable), Wireless media (Radio waves, Micro waves, Infrared waves)
  • Network devices (Modem, Ethernet card, RJ45, Repeater, Hub, Switch, Router, Gateway, WIFI card)
  • Network topologies and Network types: types of networks (PAN, LAN, MAN, WAN), networking topologies (Bus, Star, Tree)
  • Network protocol: HTTP, FTP, PPP, SMTP, TCP/IP, POP3, HTTPS, TELNET, VoIP
  • Introduction to web services: WWW, Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Markup Language (XML), domain names, URL, website, web browser, web servers, web hosting

Unit III: Database Management

  • Database concepts: introduction to database concepts and its need
  • Relational data model: relation, attribute, tuple, domain, degree, cardinality, keys (candidate key, primary key, alternate key, foreign key)
  • Structured Query Language: introduction, Data Definition Language and Data Manipulation Language, data type (char(n), varchar(n), int, float, date), constraints (not null, unique, primary key), create database, use database, show databases, drop database, show tables, create table, describe table, alter table (add and remove an attribute, add and remove primary key), drop table, insert, delete, select, operators (mathematical, relational and logical), aliasing, distinct clause, where clause, in, between, order by, meaning of null, is null, is not null, like, update command, delete command, aggregate functions (max, min, avg, sum, count), group by, having clause, joins: cartesian product on two tables, equi-join and natural join
  • Interface of python with an SQL database: connecting SQL with Python, performing insert, update, delete queries using cursor, display data by using fetchone(), fetchall(), rowcount, creating database connectivity applications

5. Practical

S.No.Unit NameMarks (Total = 30)
1Lab Test:
1. Python program (60% logic + 20% documentation + 20% code quality)
8
2. A stub program with Python SQL connectivity must be provided with blanks (4 blanks) to be filled by the student with the desired SQL query.4
2Report file: (i) Minimum 15 Python programs.
(ii) SQL Queries – Minimum 5 sets using one table / two tables.
(iii) Minimum 4 programs based on Python – SQL connectivity
7
3Project (using concepts learnt in Classes 11 and 12)8
4Viva voce3

6. Suggested Practical List:
Python Programming

  • Read a text file line by line and display each word separated by a #.
  • Read a text file and display the number of vowels/consonants/uppercase/lowercase characters in the file.
  • Remove all the lines that contain the character ‘a’ in a file and write it to another file.
  • Create a binary file with name and roll number. Search for a given roll number and display the name, if not found display appropriate message.
  • Create a binary file with roll number, name and marks. Input a roll number and update the marks.
  • Write a random number generator that generatesrandom numbers between 1 and 6 (simulates a dice).
  • Write a Python program to implement a stack using list.
  • Create a CSV file by entering user-id and password, read and search the password for given user id.

Database Management

  • Create a student table and insert data. Implement the following SQL commands on the student table:
    • ALTER table to add new attributes/modify data type/drop attribute
    • UPDATE table to modify data
    • ORDER By to display data in ascending/descending order o DELETE to remove tuple(s)
    • GROUP BY and find the min, max, sum, count and average
  • Similar exercise may be framed for other cases.
  • Integrate SQL with Python by importing suitable module.

7. Suggested Reading Material

  • NCERT Textbook for COMPUTER SCIENCE (Class XII)
  • Support Materials on the CBSE website.

8. Project

The aim of the class project is to create something that is tangible and useful using Python file handling/ Python-SQL connectivity. This should be done in groups of two to three students and should be started by students at least 6 months before the submission deadline. The aim here isto find a real world problem that is worthwhile to solve.
Students are encouraged to visit local businesses and ask them about the problems that they are facing. For example, if a business is finding it hard to create invoices for filing GST claims, then students can do a project that takes the raw data (list of transactions), groups the transactions by category, accounts for the GST tax rates, and creates invoices in the appropriate format. Students can be extremely creative here. They can use a wide variety of Python libraries to create user friendly applications such as games, software for their school, software for their disabled fellow students, and mobile applications, of course to do some of these projects, some additional learning is required; this should be encouraged. Students should know how to teach themselves.
The students should be sensitised to avoid plagiarism and violations of copyright issues while working on projects. Teachers should take necessary measures for this.


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