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Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) on CCC

Q1      What is Course on Computer Concepts (CCC)?
A1      The computer literacy programme of the Society is an outcome of the recommendation of National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development. This course is designed to aim at imparting a basic level IT Literacy programme for the common man.  This programme has essentially been conceived with an idea of giving an opportunity to the common man to attain computer literacy thereby contributing to increased and speedy PC penetration in different walks of life. After completing the course the incumbent should be able to the use the computer for basic purposes of preparing his/her personal/business letters, viewing information on internet (the web), receiving and sending mails, preparing his business presentations, preparing small databases etc. This helps the small business communities, housewives, etc. to maintain their small accounts using the computers and enjoy in the world of Information Technology. This course is, therefore, designed to be more practical oriented.

Q2      What is the detailed syllabus of CCC:
A2 The detailed syllabus is available on NIELIT website i.e. http://www.nielit.gov.in/pdf/ccc/ccc_syllabus.pdf

Q3      What is duration of CCC Course?
A3      Normally the CCC course duration is 80 hours (Theory: 25 hrs + Practical: 50 hrs. + Tutorial: 5 hrs.)

Q4      What are the eligibility criteria for CCC Course?
A4      The candidates can appear in the NIELIT CCC Examination either through NIELIT approved Institutes which are permitted to conduct CCC Course and having obtained E-Provisional no. / Registration no. or as Direct applicant irrespective of any educational qualifications.

Q5      What is the minimum age required for applying for CCC Examination?
A5      Since this is a course on computer appreciation, there is no minimum or maximum age limit for applying for CCC Examination.

Q6      How to apply in the CCC Examination?
A6      The candidates can apply for the CCC examination through online mode only. The candidate can apply for the CCC examination through online facility of examination form and fee submission offered by NIELIT. The URL for the student online portal is http://student.nielit.gov.in

Q7      What is the fee of CCC Examination?
A7      The examination fee is Rs 360.00 only.

Q8      Can I submit the examination form of CCC with late fee and what is the late fee?
A8      No.

Q9      What is the schedule of CCC examination?
A9     

Examination

Time period for online filling of Examination form & payment

Date of Commencement of Examination

January

November 01-30

1st Saturday of January

February

December 01-31

1st Saturday of February

March

January 01-31

1st Saturday of March

April

February 01-28

1st Saturday of April

May

March 01-31

1st Saturday of May

June

April 01-30

1st Saturday of June

July

May 01-31

1st Saturday of July

August

June 01-30

1st Saturday of August

September

July 01-31

1st Saturday of September

October

August 01-31

1st Saturday of October

November

September 01-30

1st Saturday of November

December

October 01-31

1st Saturday of December

Q10     What documents need to be submitting along with the examination form?
A10     w.e.f 1-Feb-2014, no documents are required to be submit at NIELIT Centre.

Q11     What is mode of Examination fee to be pay in case of Online Examination form?
A11     The candidate/institute make the payment through the following modes : -
            i) Online (Credit/ Debit card/ Netbanking)
            
ii) NEFT
            iii) CSC-SPV

Q12    Where I can submit the examination form?
A12    W.e.f 1-Feb-2014, there is no need to submit any documents/certificates at NIELIT Centres.

Q13     From where can I get the details of Regional Centre?
A13    The details of Regional Centre vis-à-vis state are available on the website of NIELIT http://www.nielit.gov.in/student411ccc.htm.

Q14     How many papers are there in CCC examination?
A14     Only 1 paper.

Q15     What are the minimum marks required to qualify CCC successfully?
A15     50% marks are the minimum marks required.

Q16     What is the mode of examination?
A16     The examination is conducted in Online mode i.e. no pen/pencil/paper is required.

Q17     How many questions to be attempt and what is the duration of examination?
A17     The examination of CCC comprise of 100 objective type questions of 1 mark each, and the candidate is required to attempt the 100 questions in 90 minutes. There is no negative marking.

Q18     Where I can appear in the CCC Examination?
A18     Normally, the exam centres allotted to candidates is according to his/her centre choice (city) filled by the candidate. NIELIT have right to allot the other exam centre that has not filled by candidate.

Q19     Can I submit more than 1 examination form in single exam cycle?
A19     No.

Q20     Can I apply again for another CCC examination cycle, in case I failed to pass the CCC examination? Is there any limit to apply for CCC examination?
A20     Yes, you can apply again in other exam cycle. No, there is no limit yet.

Q21    Can I apply again for another CCC examination cycle, in case I passed the CCC examination?
A21     Yes, you can apply again in other exam cycle.

Q22     How I can get the confirmation that my examination form has been processed?
A22     The Candidate can check the status at http://student.nielit.gov.in

Q23     From where do I get my Admit Card and what can I do, in case there is mistake in the admit card?
A23     The admit card can be downloaded from the student online portal http://student.nielit.gov.in. The admit card is according to details furnished by the candidates in OEAF. No correction request will be entertained.

Q24     Where I can check the result of CCC Examination?
A24     The result will be declared on the NIELIT website http://student.nielit.gov.in.

Q25     When the result will be declared after the examination?
A25    Under normal circumstances, the result will be declared after 15 days from the completion of examination cycle.

Q26     What do the different grades awarded to the candidates after examination, represent?
A26     The examination result is represented as grades. The legend of grades is:
D: 50% – 54%, C: 55% – 64%, B: 65% – 74%, A: 75% – 84%, S: 85% and over, F : Fail (<50%)

Q27     If I get admission to O/A/B or C level of NIELIT after successfully completing CCC can I get any benefit of CCC?
A27     No.

Q28     If I pass the CCC examination, who will issue the CCC certificate?
A28     The CCC certificates to the successful candidates will be issued by the NIELIT.

Q29     If I pass the CCC examination, can I have to collect my CCC certificate from NIELIT or it will be dispatched to me?
A29     With effect from November 2014, digitally signed e-certificates are being issued to the candidates who pass the CCC examination conducted by NIELIT. The digitally signed e-certificates can be downloaded by the successful candidates from the website of NIELIT http://nielit.gov.in/certificate/. Successful candidates can save the pdf file of e-certificate of CCC for future use.
 
Q30    What can I do, in case of mistake found in my certificate? What is the process of reissuance in this case?
A30     No correction request will be entertained by NIELIT for online examination application form submission, implemented with effect from 5-Sep-2013. The correction request will be entertained only for offline form filled by the candidates prior to launch of online portal(http://student.nielit.gov.in). The guidelines are given at http://www.nielit.gov.in/pdf/ccc/Notification_for_Reissuance.pdf

Q31     What can I do, in case of lost/mutilated certificates? What is the process of reissuance in this case?
A31    A duplicate certificate is issued to those candidates whose certificate has been lost / mutilated. The guidelines are given at http://www.nielit.gov.in/pdf/ccc/Notification_for_Reissuance.pdf

Q32    I have downloaded my e-certificate, but the e–certificate displays a question mark and signature are not verified message?
A32    This occurs when the digital certificate and digital signature associated with the PDF file have not yet been verified on your computer system. You need to verify the digital signatures on your computer system.

Q33    How to validate digital signatures on the e-certificate?
A33    The steps to validate digital signatures are provided at the website of NIELIT http://www.nielit.gov.in/certificate/pdf/Steps_to_Verify_Digital_Certificate.pdf. After validation of digital signatures, the digital signature should now display a check mark.