DOEACC Course ‘O’ Level


‘O’ level course of DOEACC Scheme is equivalent to a Foundation Level Course in Computer Applications. Students can acquire this qualification by undergoing this course and passing the examination conducted by the DOEACC 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: 10 + 2 or ITI Certificate ( one year) after class 10 followed in each case by an accredited ‘O’ Level Course.


Successful completion of the second year of a Government recognized polytechnic engineering / diploma course after class 10, followed by an accredited ‘O’ level course concurrently during the third year of the said polytechnic engineering diploma course. ii) For students-at-large (Direct Applicants): 10 + 2 or ITI Certificate (one year) after class 10 followed in each case, by one-year relevant experience. (Relevant experience cannot job experience in IT, including teaching in a recognized institution as faculty member, excludes coaching.


A pass in the NCVT-DP&CS (Data Processing & Computer Software) Examination conducted by DGE&T (Govt. of India).



The syllabus for ‘O’ level has been diversified.
– three compulsory module and,
– one elective modules.
In the diversified syllabus, new subjects have been added as electives and certain amendments have been made to the syllabus on some of the subjects.


 The papers for ‘O’ level are as under: –

 Subject Code


M1-R3 IT Tools and Application
M2-R3 Business Systems
M3-R3 Internet and Web Design
M4.1-R3   Programming & Problem Solving through C Language
M4.2-R3  Programming through Visual Basic  



Examination for ‘O’ level is being held only under the diversified syllabus from January 2000 onwards. Certificate will be issued to candidates, who are registered at ‘O’ level and have successfully completed two modules under the diversified syllabus for ‘O’ level, including compulsory module of ‘Personal Computer Software’. Fee: Rs. 300/- by Demand Draft in favour of DOEACC payable at New Delhi.


At ‘O’ Level there is one project. No marks are assigned. Candidates are expected to carry out a project successfully and submit certificate in the prescribed format from the head of the institute running the accredited course or the organization of which the candidate is an employee.

Government Recognition

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has recognized ‘O’ level examination conducted by the Computer Society of India (CSI) under the Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses (DOEACC) Scheme as equivalent to Foundation Level course for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government w.e.f 1st March 1995 vide their notification No: F 18-23/92-TD.V/TS-IV dated 1st March 1995. In view of the above notification the passed out candidates with ‘O’ level qualification from the DOEACC Society will henceforth be the eligible for registration in employment exchanges for job assistance.

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