BECE 2021 Information Technology (ICT) Syllabus – Some Areas of Study

Below are some of the BECE 2021 Information Technology (ICT) Syllabus – Some Areas of Study. If you are a candidate, you can use this as a guide to help you prepare for your examination.

InformationTechnology Syllabus Topics

Parts of a Personal Computer

Basic Input and Output Devices

Basic Storage Media

Switching on/off the Personal Computer

Graphical User Interface

File and Folder Management

Information Processing Cycle

Health And Safety in Using ICT Tools

Ethics In Using ICT Tools

Integration of ICT into Education

Basic Typing Skills Development

Review of Mouse Skills

Creating Word Processing Document

Editing a Word Processing Document

Formatting Text in Word Processing Document

Toolbars

The Use of Drawing Toolbar in Word Processing Document

Inserting Pictures in a Word Processing Document

Printing a Word Processing Document

Creating a Word Processing Document

Creating a File in Paint Application

Internet and World Wide Web

Tools Used to Access the Internet

Using the Internet to Communicate

Accessing and Sharing Information

Search Engines

Introduction to Spreadsheet Application

 

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

There will be two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, both of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 will be combined and taken at one sitting.

Paper 1 will comprise 40 compulsory multiple-choice objective questions and will last 45 minutes for 40 marks.

Paper 2 (essay) will consist of two sections: A and B.

Section A will be a compulsory question for 24 marks and Section B will contain 4 questions out of which candidates will answer any 3 for 12 marks each. The Paper will last 1 hour 15 minutes and will carry a total of 60 marks.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

PAPER 1(OBJECTIVES)

1. The part of a computer system that performs arithmetic and logic operations on data is known as

A. visual display unit.
B. central processing unit.
C. input/output device.
D. memory storage device.

Answer: B

2. In the classification of computers, Personal computers (PC), Laptops, Notebooks, and Personal digital assistants (PDA) are examples of

A. super computers.
B. micro computers.
C. mainframe computers.
D. mini computers.

Answer: B

3. An internal permanent store of memory which can be read but cannot normally be changed is the

A. ALU.
B. CAD.
C. RAM.
D. ROM.

Answers: D

4. The curser which indicates the point at which a text should be marked is found on the

A. printer.
B. central processing unit.
C. visual display unit.
D. keyboard.

Answer: C

5. The most common unit of computer storage is the

A. bit.
B. byte.
C. bundle.
D. Buffer

Answers: B

PAPER 2 (ESSAY)

1. (a) Study the diagram below carefully and answer the questions that follow:

BECE 2021 Information Technology (ICT) Syllabus - Some Areas of Study

 

(b) Use the spaces below to name the parts labelled above

A …..Titlebar………………………………………………………………………………………….

B …..Minimize Button………………………… …………………………………………..

C …..Maximum Button……………………………………………………………………..

D ….Close Button………………………………. ………………………………………….

E ….Ruler………………………………………………………………………………………….

F ….Work Space…………………………………………………………………………………………..

[6 marks]

(c) State one function for each of the following labelled parts?

B …….Minimize button shrinks the window and places it on the taskbar while leaving the program running

C …….Maximize button changes to the Restore button………………

D …….Close the Word Processor Windows……………………………………. [3 marks]

Name the Application software used to create the document

……WordPad……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. [1 mark]

(d) Name the document created.

…….Word Document………………………………………………………….. ……………………………. [2marks]

(e) Name three toolbars shown in the document window.

…Save Button……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
…Copy & Paste button……………………………………………………………………………………………………
…Print  & Download Utton……………………………………………………………………………………………. [3 marks

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