Basic Computer Course (BCC)


Objective of BCC:  In step with effort to achieve the objective of achieving computer literacy in an inclusive manner, NIELIT has launched a new programme, “Basic Computer Course (BCC)”. The objective of the course is to impart basic level computer appreciation programme with more emphasis on hands on training. Initially, the course was conceived as to boost the concept of introducing a course on computer fundamentals, especially for students, studying vocational courses at ITIs/ITCs. However, the course has gained popularity amongst many more categories. The BCC was launched in year 2011. The programme can equip a person to use the computers in day-to-day life for professional and personal use. After completing the course the incumbent will be computer literate and will be able to:

  • Acquire confidence in using computer techniques available to users;

  • Recognize the basic components of computers and terminology;

  • Understand data, information and file management;

  • Create documents using Word processor, Spreadsheet & Presentation Software;

  • Understand computer networks, Internet;

  • Browse the internet, content search, email and collaborate with peers;

  • Use e-Governance applications;

  • Use computer to improve existing skills and learn new skills.

Eligibility: The candidates can appear in the NIELIT BCC Examination through following modes :

2.1 Candidates sponsored by NIELIT approved Institutes which are permitted to conduct BCC Course and having obtained e-provisional no. – irrespective of any educational qualifications;

2.2 Direct Applicants -irrespective of any educational qualification;

Duration: The total duration of the course is 36 hours, consisting of:



10 hours



4 hours



22 hours

Who can conduct the course: The education and training for BCC shall be imparted at the institutions specifically authorised by NIELIT for conducting BCC. In addition, the students can study the course on self-learning mode and can apply as a direct candidate for appearing in the BCC examination conducted by NIELIT. 
Examination: Examination for the BCC is conducted by the NIELIT as per the schedule/calendar of  events given below.

Calendar of events-BCC Exam Cycle

Activity For Candidate appearing through Approved Institutes including government recog. school/colleges or appearing as direct applicant
Feb Exam March Exam April Exam May Exam June Exam Aug Exam Sep Exam Oct Exam Nov Exam Dec Exam

Date of commencement of Online Exam Form Filling & Fee Payment

1st Nov

1st Jan

1st Feb

1st Mar

1st Apr

1st May

1st July

1st Aug

1st Sep

1st Oct

Last date for Online Exam Form Filling & Fee Payment

31st Dec

31st Jan

28/29th Feb

31st Mar

30th Apr

30th June

31st July

31st Aug

30th Sep

31st Oct

Date of commencement of Exam

1st Saturday of Feb.

1st Saturday of March

1st Saturday of April

1st Saturday of May

1st Saturday of June

1st Saturday of August

1st Saturday of Sep.

1st Saturday of Oct.

1st Saturday of Nov.

1st Saturday of Dec.