Eligibility Criteria

Registration is a pre-requisite for candidates to appear in NIELIT O/A/B/C level examinations. Examinations are held all over India on the second Saturday of January and July each year.

Dates for Examinations

Dates for the various activities connected with examinations will be announced through Newspapers well in advance of the examinations, normally in the last week of February and August relevant to July and January examinations, respectively.
Candidates undergoing 'O' level accredited course may appear in first two modules of 'O' level examination after six months of the commencement of the accredited course and in the remaining two modules after the completion of one year of the commencement of the accredited course. This is subject to the condition that the subjects have been covered in the accredited course by the institute and so endorsed in the examination application forms as per format therein.
Graduate Candidates registered for 'O' level course may appear in examination for all modules in a single attempt.

Eligibility Criteria

At O/A/B/C levels, candidates can appear in any paper, in any order, if the subject has been covered in the institution running the accredited course and so endorsed on the application form. Direct candidates can appear in examinations if they satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to them.

Examination Centres

​Examinations are conducted at about 120 centres all over the country. The conduct of examinations at these centres is liable to change.
Examination Centres are classified as Primary Centres and Secondary centres.
Examinations will be conducted at all the Primary Centres. For the examination to be carried out at any of these Primary centres will depend upon the number of candidates and infrastructure available at these centres. It is possible that one or more of these Primary Centres may be cancelled, if there are not sufficient numbers of candidates or for any other administrative reasons.
Candidates who choose one of the Secondary centres as a first choice in their application forms for examinations are required to give a Primary centre as a second choice.

Applying for Examinations

Application forms for examinations are different from Registration Forms. Details of the availability of the Examination Application Forms will be announced in the leading newspapers as and when examinations are scheduled. The time schedule of examinations is as follows:

  Calendar of Events Examinations
A Availablity of Online Examination Application Form on NIELIT Website
1st September
2nd March
B Closing date for receipt of filled forms Online on NIELIT Website
31st October
30th April
C Commencement of Exams
2nd Saturday in January
2nd Saturday in July

Last Date for receipt of applications online.

The last date for receipt of applications online are as under:

For January Exam:   31st October

For July Exam:        30th April

Examination fee

  • Examination fee for each module/paper of O/A/B/C level is Rs.500/- for each paper/module.

  • In addition an amount of Rs.100/- will be charged along with the examination fee towards processing fees.

  • Refund of fee - fees, once paid, will not be refunded or adjusted, under any circumstances.

  • If the examination fee paid does not cover the module(s) applied for, examination forms would reject.

  • Exam fee for Improvement after qualifying all papers of the level is Rs.1000/- for one paper

  • SC/ST candidates are eligible for refund of examination fee after they clear all the modules/papers relating to an examination, namely O/A/B/C. Such candidates should apply along with the attested photocopies of: -

                               i) Proof of belonging to SC/ST
                              ii) Result sheet of NIELIT examination

Submission of Application Forms to NIELIT
 Institutes authorized to conduct NIELIT courses have to submit the filled in online examination application forms. However, it shall be the responsibility of the institute to ensure that the same is verified by them and processed online, well before the cut-off date, as mentioned in above. Under no circumstances any request with respect to the late submission will be entertained and application(s) can not be received and processed after the cut-off date

Admit Cards
Candidates who are found eligible will be issued admit cards well before commencement of the examination.
Admit card is issued to a candidate who is admitted to the NIELIT Examination. A timetable containing details such as dates of examination, examination timing / session, sequence of papers, instructions to candidates is also published along with the admit cards. Candidates in their own interest are advised to carefully verify these details.
Candidates who may not have been able to view their admit / identity cards by 30th June / 31st December for January / July examinations, respectively, may check their Roll Numbers from the web site (www.nielit.in) entering their login credentials.
The candidates should report at the relevant examination centres along with the print out of the Admit Card. They will be allowed to appear in the examination after verification of their identity for which necessary arrangements exists at each examination centre.

Result of Examinations
Results of all O, A, B, C Levels are published on the NIELIT website. Results are sent as grades to the candidates as also to institutes, conducting accredited courses, from where candidates have appeared for examinations. Gradation is as follows:

Marks Grade Marks Grade
Below 50%
F (Failed)
75% - 84%
85% and above

Re-totalling of marks for any of the module/paper can be requested in the specefied proforma within one month from the date of the result sheet along with a fee of Rs. 200/- per module/paper.
On successful completion of the modules/papers and of the project, the candidates are awarded certificates / diplomas by NIELIT.
'B' level candidates on successful completion of first ten papers common to 'A' level and of the first project, are awarded Advanced Diploma as are being issued to 'A' level successful candidates.
Results of O,A,B&C Levels will also be available in the NIELIT Website.

Medium of Examination (applicable only for 'O' level)

Candidate can opt to write the answers (Descriptive Portion Only) in Hindi or English. The choice should be indicated therein. In case the choice is not given, the choice of English medium would be assumed. Question Papers however, would continue to be in English only.