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NIELIT-‘O’ Level

NIELIT ‘O’ Level (Foundation course in Computer Application)

Eligibility: 10+2 or ITI Certificate (One Year) after class 10 followed in each case, by an accredited ‘O’ Level course.
Successful completion of the second year of a Government recognized polytechnic engineering diploma course after class 10, followed by an accredited ‘O’ Level course concurrently during the third year of the said polytechnic engineering diploma course. The ‘O’ level certificate will be awarded only after successful completion of the polytechnic engineering diploma.

Certificate Awarding Body : NIELIT

Academic Curriculum of NIELIT ‘O’ LEVEL : NIELIT ‘O’ Level Course is a foundation Course in the field of Information Technology. The duration of the course is 1 Year (2 semesters of 6 months each).

Objective: The Objective of the course is to prepare candidates for NIELIT examination by imparting required knowledge and skill.

Recognition: Recognition has been given by the Government of India to NIELIT ‘O’ level examination conducted by the NIELIT as equivalent to Foundation Course in IT for the purpose of employment to the posts and services under Central Government.

Intake : 40 seats for each session

Selection Procedure : Selection of candidate is purely through an entrance test conducted. If the number of applicants is less, entrance test is not held.


Syllabus :

Paper Code Paper Name
First Semester
M1-R4 IT Tools and Business Systems
M2-R4 Internet Technology and Web Design
Second Semester
M3-R4 Programming and Problem Solving through ‘C’ language
M4.1-R4 Application of .NET Technology
M4.2-R4 Introduction to Multimedia
Practical Papers & Project
PR-1 Practical based on the theory papers of the syllabus
PJ Project Work

Project Work :

Projects in the NIELIT Scheme are an integral part of the curriculum to qualify for a certificate. There is one project after the completion of 2nd semester.No marks are assigned for this, but Candidates are required to carry out the project successfully. The head of the Institute will submit a project completion certificate in the prescribed format for issuing pass certificate to NIELIT for the students who have cleared all the papers and complete the project work.


1. Theory Examinations:
NIELIT “O” -level theory examination is conducted twice in a year (in the month of January and July) by NIELIT, New Delhi.  Full mark of each paper is 100 and exam duration is 3 hrs. Examination fee for each theory paper is Rs. 500/- and cost of exam form is Rs. 25/-.

2. Practical Examinations:
The is one practical paper for NIELIT “O” Level Course. Appeared or appearing all the theory papers is the necessary condition for the practical examination. Practical Examination is conducted at the Institute under the supervision of NIELIT, New Delhi. Students need to provide the option for appearing in practical examination while filling up exam form with payment of additional practical examination fee of Rs.300/- . Duration of each practical examination is3 hrs. Following is the Gradation system of the above Courses:

Sl. Marks Scored Grade to be awarded
1 Below 50% F (Failed)
2 50% – 54% D
3 55% – 64% C
4 65% – 74% B
5 75% – 84% A
6 85% & above S

Employment Opportunities:

Some of the Employment Opportunities open to the students after completion of NIELIT O Level Course are given below.

  • Programmer Assistant
  • Junior Programmer
  • Computer Operator
  • IT Lab Assistant etc.
  • Teaching Assistant