A-Level ( Advanced Diploma)/PGDCA

Duration : 3 semester / 18 months

'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.

Course Outline:

The syllabus for 'A' level has been diversified. It contains: - Eight compulsory module and, - One Specilization group of two papers. In the diversified 5th revised syllabi, new subjects have been added. 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 for 'A' level will be held only under the diversification syllabus from July 2020 onwards.

Papers: The papers for 'A' level are as under:-

Subject Code Subject

Information Technology Tools and Network Basics

A2-R5 Web Designing and Publishing
A3-R5 Programming and Problem Solving Through Python
A4-R5 Internet of Things and Its Applications (IoT)
A5-R5 Data Structure Through Object Oriented Programming Language
A6-R5 Computer Organization and Operating System
A7-R5 Database Technologies
A8-R5 Systems Analysis, Design and Testing
A9.3-R5 Network Management
A10.3-R5 Information Security Management
PRACTICAL-1 Based on A1,A2,A3,A4 Module Syllabus
PRACTICAL-2 Based on A5,A6,A7,A8,A9.3-R5,A10.3-R5 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 1000/- in favour of NIELIT either by Demand Draft or via NEFT 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.

Government Recognition

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.

Course Fee :

Admission Fee : Rs. 25,000.00

Thereafter Rs. 1000 x 10 Installment

Total Rs. 35,000.00 ( Thirty Five thousand only )

Registration Fee included. NIELIT Examination will be levied extra.

Books will be provided by the Institute.

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