NIELIT "O" Level

Objective of the ‘O’ Level Course The objective of the course is to enable a student to acquire the knowledge pertaining to fundamentals of Information Technology (IT Tools and Business Systems, Internet Technology and Web design, Programming and Problem Solving through ‘C’ Language, Application of .NET Technology, Introduction to Multimedia, Introduction to ICT Resources, a Practical and Project Work). In order to serve the IT industry better, the DOEACC ‘O’ Level course has been designed to develop the basic skills for the above.

The career options available to a DOEACC ‘O’ level qualifiers are:

  • Junior Programmer
  • EDP Assistant
  • Web Designer
  • Lab Demonstrator
DOEACC ‘O’ Level Course consists of four theory modules (three compulsory modules and one elective module), one Practical andone Project. The structure of the ‘O’ Level syllabus is indicated below:-


The structure of the ‘O’ Level course is:-
M1-R4 ----- IT Tools and Business System
M2-R4 ----- Internet Technology and Web Design
M3-R4 ----- Programming and Problem Solving Through ‘C’ Language
M4-R4 ----- Elective: (One Module out of the following three modules to be chosen)
  • M4.1-R4 Application of .NET Technology
  • M4.2-R4 Introduction to Multimedia
  • M4.3-R4 Introduction to ICT Resources
PR Practical (Based on M1, M2, M3, M4 module syllabus)
PJ Project


Minimum duration of the ‘O’ Level course is One Year.


The students have to devote half of the total time allotted to each module of the course for the practical session. Practical assignments have been worked out for each theory module. The Practical examination willbe based on the syllabi M1-R4, M2-R4, M3-R4 and M4-R4 modules of ‘O’ Level course.


DOEACC curriculum has a project as an important component of ‘O’ Level course.The Project is carried out by the student under guidance and support of faculty and management of the respective Institute / Organization. It is felt that such a project provides an opportunity to the student to apply his/ her knowledge and skills to real life problems (including oral and written communication skills), and as such the project should be given utmost importance and priority both by the students as well as institution faculty / management in respect of its identification, planning and implementation.


The theory examination for each module under the fourth revised syllabus would be for duration of three hours and the total marks foreach subject would be 100. One Practical examination of three hours duration and 100 marks. The first examination with the revised syllabus will be held in July 2010, for which teaching will commence with immediate effect. Dates for the various activities connected with examinations will be announced on DOEACC website, well in advance of the examinations. Laboratory/ Practical work will be conducted at Institutions / organizations, which are running the course. The Society will be responsible for holding the examination for theory and practical both for the students from Accredited Centers and student at large.


To qualify for a pass in a module, a candidate musthave obtained at least 50% in each theory and practical examination.The marks will be translated into grades, while communicating results to the candidates. The gradation structure is as below:-
  • Pass percentage -- Grade
  • Failed (<50) ------------ F
  • 50%-54% -------------- D
  • 55%-64% -------------- C
  • 65%-74% -------------- B
  • 75%-84% -------------- A
  • 85% and over --------- S


The students would be eligible for the award of ‘O’Level Certificate on successfully qualifying the Theory Examinations of all modules, Practical Examination and the Project. The ‘O’ Level Certificate is recognized as equivalent to Foundation Level Course by the Government of India for the purpose of employment vide Notification No. 43 & 49 dated 1stMarch, 1995 and 10thApril, 1996 respectively issued by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.


  • No of Practical Examination : One
  • Duration of Practical Examination : Three hour duration including viva-voce
  • Max. Marks : 100 = 80(Practical) + 20(Viva Voce)
Grading :- Marks obtained by the students will be translated into the Grades as per the structure given above. The Practical Examination will be conducted by the Society in reputed Institutions for all candidates. The institutes are obliged to facilitate the conduct of Practical Examinations and arrange infrastructure, support of its faculty and staff for the conduct of Practical Examination at their Centre.