SYLLABUS for B.Sc.
1st Year/ 1st semester
Elementary Statistics and Computer Application
Paper code: 11050101
Note: The question paper will be of two parts—Part A (descriptive type questions) and Part B (objective type uestions), evenly distributed over the entire syllabus. The students have to attempt both part A and part B which carry equal weightage (50% each).
Introduction to statistics, limitations of statistics. Basic concepts: Variable statistics, types and sources of data,
classification and tabulation of data, construction of frequency distribution, tables, graphic representation of
data, simple, multiple component and percentage, bar diagram, pie diagram, histogram, frequency polygon
and frequency curve average and measures of location, mean, mode, median, geometric mean, harmonic
mean, percentiles and quadrilles, for raw and grouped data. Dispersion: Range, standard deviation, variance,
coefficient of variation for raw and grouped data. Probability: Basic concept, additive and multiplicative laws.
Theoretical distributions, binominal, poison and normal distributions, sampling, basic concepts, sampling vs.
complete enumeration parameter and statistic, sampling methods, simple random sampling and stratified
Tests of Significance: Basic concepts, tests for equality of means, and independent and paired t-tests, chisquare test for application of attributes and test for goodness of fit of Mendalian ratios. Correlation: Scatter
diagram, correlation co-efficient and its properties, regression, fitting of simple linear regression, test of
significance of correlation and regression coefficient. Experimental designs: Basic concepts, completely
randomized design, randomized block design, latin square designs, factorial experiments, basic concepts,
analysis of factorial experiments up to 3 factors – split plot design, strip plot design, long term experiments,
plot size, guard rows.
Computer application: Introduction to computers and personal computers, basic concepts, operating system,
DOS and Windows, MS Word- Features of word processing, creating document and tables and printing of
document, MS Excel-Concept of electronic spreadsheet, creating, editing and saving of spreadsheet, inbuilt
statistical functions and formula bar, MS Power point-preparation, presentation of slides and slide show.
Introduction to programming languages, BASIC language, concepts, basic and programming techniques, MS
Office, Win Word, Excel, Power point, introduction to multi-media and its application. Visual basic-concepts,
basic and programming techniques, introduction to internet.
Construction of frequency distribution table and its graphical representation, histogram, frequency polygon,
frequency curve, bar chart, simple, multiple, component and percentage bar charts, pie chart, mean, mode for
row and grouped data, percentiles, quadrille, and median for row and grouped data, coefficient of variation, ‘t’
test for independent, will equal and unequal variants, paired ‘t’ test, chi-square test for contingency tables and
theoretical ratios, correlation and linear regression. Studies on computer components – Basic language, visual
basic, programming techniques, MS Office, Excel, power point.
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2. Nageswara Rao, G. 2007.Statistics for Agricultural Sciences. B.S. Publications,Hyderabad.
3. Rangaswamy, R.1995. A T ext Book of Agricultural Statistics. New Age International Publishing Limited, Hyderabad.
4. Gupta, V.,2002. ComdexComputerKit. DreamTechPress,NewDelhi.