‘O’ level course of NIELIT Scheme is equivalent to a Foundation Level Course in Computer Applications. Students can acquire this qualification by undergoing this course and passing the examination conducted by the NIELIT Society. Working professionals can also appear in this examination directly, provided they possess the requisite educational qualification as indicated below.

Importance

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has recognized ‘O’ level examination conducted by the Computer Society of India (CSI) under the Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses(NIELIT) Scheme as equivalent to Foundation Level course for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government w.e.f 1st March 1995 vide their notification No: F 18-23/92-TD.V/TS-IV dated 1st March 1995. In view of the above notification the passed out candidates with ‘O’ level qualification from the NIELIT will henceforth be the eligible for registration in employment exchanges for job assistance.

Eligibility

10+2 or any diploma (Govt. Recognized) of a minimum of 1 Year duration after 10th class /ITI Certificate (one year) after class 10.

Or

Successful completion of the second year of a Government recognised 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.