'A’ Level (IT)

NIELIT-'A' Level (IT)

NSQF Level:  5

DOEACC ‘A’ Level Course is the next level of NIELIT IT Professional Course after ‘O’ Level. It is equivalent to the Advanced Diploma Course in Computer Application as recognized by Govt. of India for job purposes. The course starts in the month of January and July every year.

Objective of the ‘A’ Level Course

The objective of the course is to impart required knowledge and skills in I.T. and prepare the candidates for NIELIT examination. The ‘A’ LEVEL course is to equip a student with necessary skills as per following job role based on specialisation attained.

  • Freelancer (For self-employed)
  • IoT Developer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Scientist/Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IoT Architect
  • Training Faculty

Eligibility: A Government recognized polytechnic engineering diploma after 10+2/ Graduate and an accredited ‘A’ Level course in each case (may be concurrent).

Duration   :  1620 Hours /1.5 Year- Three Semesters of 6 months

Timing      :  4 hrs each working day b/w 9.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m

Suggestive Structure of NIELIT ‘A’ Level Course

Paper Code

Paper Name

First Semester


Information Technology Tools and Network Basics


Web Designing & Publishing


Programming and Problem Solving through Python


Data Structure Though Object Oriented Programming Language

Second Semester


Computer Organization and Operating System


Internet of Things and its Applications


Database Technologies


Big Data Analytics using Hadoop (Specialized area-1)


                                                                                                                                    Practical based on A1-R5, A2-R5, A3- R5 and A4-R5


Practical based on A5-R5, A6-R5 and A7-R5


Mini Project

Third Semester


Systems Analysis, Design and Testing


Data Science using Python (Specialized area-2)


Major Project based on Specialized area(A9.1-R5 and A10.1-R5)

Course Fee:  Rs 45,000/- .  Course Fee can be paid in three instalments:

First Instalment             : Rs 20,000/- (At the time of admission)

Second Instalment        : Rs 15,000/- (in Second Semester)

Third Instalment            : Rs 10,000/- (in Third Semester)


Registration is a pre-requisite for appearing in ‘A’ Level (IT) examinations. Candidate has to register with NIELIT through student portal https://student.nielit.gov.in.  Registration will be valid for 5 years. Registration fee is Rs 500/-


1. Theory Examinations:

NIELIT “A” level theory examination is conducted twice in a year (in the month of January and July) by NIELIT HQ, Delhi. There is a number of examination centres all over India. The list of exam centers will be listed while filling of online examination form. Student can choose one of the exam centre according to their convenience. Full mark of each paper is 100 and exam duration is 3 hrs. Examination fee for each theory paper is Rs 750/- + Rs 100/- processing fee.

2. Practical Examinations:

Practical Examination for NIELIT-“A” Level course will be conducted at the Institute itself under the supervision of DOEACC Society, New Delhi. Students need to provide the option for appearing in practical examination(s) while filling up online examination form with the payment of practical examination fee of Rs 500/-per paper. Duration of each practical examination is 3 hrs.

NIELIT “A” Level Course has two practical papers viz. PR-1 & PR-2 carry marks 100 (including 20 marks for Viva Voce) each. PR-I will be based on A1-R5 to A4-R5 and PR-2 will be based on A5-R5 to A7-R5.

Project Work

Mini Project: The candidate registered in ‘A’ Level in Information Technology (IT) under DOEACC Scheme is required to submit two projects, one mini project and second major project. Students who complete the mini project submit a project completion certificate in the prescribed format to NIELIT Hq with requisite project fee. The project should be of minimum 40 man-hours and carries a total of 100 marks. 

Major Project: NIELIT curriculum has a Major project as an important component of ‘A’ Level course in Information Technology. The Project is carried out by the student under guidance and support of faculty of the respective institute. Student can submit the Major project based on specialized area which the student has opted and after clearing 5 papers of the ‘A’ Level Course in IT and has appeared in both the modules of opted specialized area. The student will submit his/her project report in the prescribed format along with Project fee of Rs 1000/-. The project should be of minimum 350 man-hours and carries a total of 200 marks (80% for the project evaluation and 20% for the viva-voce).

Result of Examination

Result of NIELIT-‘A’ Level examination is published in the NIELIT HQ website http://www.nielit,gov,in  after 2 months of completion of the exam. Students can check their result from this website and can also get from the institute.

Payment of Course Fee:

Admission fee and other miscellaneous Charge shall be charged at the time of admission. Payment paid in the form of Demand Draft or through NEFT/RTGS/Net banking.

By Demand Draft:

The Demand Draft will be in favour of NIELIT New Delhi Centre payable at New Delhi.

By Online Methods: Online payment may be made through NEFT/RTGS/Net banking/PAYTM

 *Bank Particulars Details for Online Payment

  • Account No: 0176002100250666
  • Bank Name: Punjab National Bank, Shastri Nagar
  • Bank Code: 139800
  • IFSC No: PUNB0139800
  • MICR Code: 110024034

5th Revised Syllabus of IT ‘A’ Level can be downloaded from http://nielit.gov.in/sites/default/files/191115_Revised_A_Level_R5.pdf

Note: No Course fee for SC-ST Candidate for NSQF Aligned Courses as per Govt. Norms