Computer Applications Practical I – KASNEB Syllabus



This paper is intended to equip the candidate with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to perform basic computer operations.


A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

  • Use an operating system for file management
  • Use a word processor
  • Make a presentation using appropriate software
  • Install software in a computer
  • Use a computer to manage day to day business


Introduction to operating systems

  • Overview of operating systems
  • Types of operating systems
  • Types of user interfaces
  • WIMP
  • Selection of an operating system
  • Types of booting
  • Boot process
  • BIOS
  • Making bootable devices
  • Selection of operating systems

Introduction to application programs

  • Overview of application programs
  • Types of application programs
  • Selection of application programs
  • Converting programs to PDF format

Basic computer operations

  • Desktop operations
  • Starting up the computer
  • Managing files and folders
  • Plugging in, preparing and ejecting storage devices
  • Loading applications

Software installation

  • Common operations performed during installation
  • Types of installations
  • Software installers
  • Drivers
  • Installing process
  • Uninstalling software

Peripheral devices

  • Types of keyboards
  • Keyboard layout
  • Typing skills
  • Keyboard ergonomics
  • Mouse skills
  • Touch screen
  • Add/remove printer
  • Setting up default printer
  • Projectors

Word processing software

  • Using features of a word processor window
  • Creating and retrieving existing documents
  • Setting page setup features
  • Using toolbars
  • Formatting and editing text
  • Manipulating a document using shortcut keys
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Creating and formatting images and drawing
  • Inserting and editing headers and footers
  • Inserting footnotes, endnotes, citation and bibliography
  • Proofreading tools
  • Using mail merge tool
  • Tracking changes and comments
  • Converting documents
  • Linking and embedding
  • Creating table of content, list of figures and list of tables
  • Saving a document
  • Using templates
  • Automating simple tasks
  • Printing a document

Presentation software

  • Using features of a presentation program window
  • Inserting a slide, typing and formatting text in a slide
  • Importing and exporting content
  • Working with master slides and templates
  • Editing slide content
  • Drawing and formatting various objects
  • Working with graphics and charts
  • Inserting and formatting images
  • Animation effects
  • Reviewing presentation
  • Saving, copying and deleting slides
  • Presentation views
  • Automating simple tasks
  • Printing handouts and slides

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