'A' level course of NIELIT Scheme is equivalent to an Advanced Diploma 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.
i) For students appearing through an institute Level 'O' /Government recognized polytechnic engineering diploma after class 10. Followed in each case, by an accredited 'A' level course (no concurrency).
A Government recognized polytechnic engineering diploma after 10+2 / Graduate and an accredited 'A' level course in each case.
The syllabus for 'A' level has been diversified. It contains: - Nine compulsory module and, - One elective papers. In the diversified syllabi, new subjects have been added as electives and certain amendments have been made to the syllabus on some of the subjects. All the subjects prior to diversification have been retained on diversification of the syllabus, with the amendments mentioned above. The syllabus for 'A' level can be obtained from the accredited institute . Examination: Examination for 'A' level will be held only under the diversification syllabus from January 2010 onwards. 'A' level as a whole is a sub-set of 'B'.
Papers: The papers for 'A' level are as under:-
|A1-R4||IT Tools and Business System|
|A2-R4||Internet Technology & Web Design|
|A3-R4||Programming & Problem solving through "C" Language|
|A4-R4||Computer System Architecture|
|A5-R4||Structured System Analysis & Design|
|A6-R4||Data Structure through C++|
|A7-R4||Introduction to Data Base Management Systems|
|A8-R4||Basic of OS, Unix & Shell Programming|
|A9-R4||Data Communication and Networks Technologies|
|A10.1-R4||Introduction to Object Oriented Programming Through JAVA|
|PRACTICAL-1||Based on A1,A2,A3,A4 Module Syllabus|
|PRACTICAL-2||Based on A5,A6,A7,A8,A9,A10.1 Module Syllabus|
At 'A' Level there is one project. 100 marks are assigned. The project has to be submitted along with a fee of Rs 500/- and a certificate is to accompany it. A viva-voce will be conducted by an expert nominated by the NIELIT Society, as far as possible near the candidate's location.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has recognized 'A' level examination conducted by the Computer Society of India (CSI) under the Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses (NIELIT) Scheme as equivalent to Advanced Diploma level course for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government vide their notification No: F 18-23/92-TD.V/TS-IV dated 10th April1996. In view of the above notification the passed out candidates with 'A' level qualification from the NIELIT Society will henceforth be the eligible for registration in employment exchanges for job assistance.