The Certification is equivalent to foundation level courses in Computer Applications. The qualifying exam to obtain a NIELIT 'O' Level certification is organized by the Computer Society of India (CSI) and under the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT). Candidates who possess a NIELIT 'O' Level certification are eligible for the employment opportunities under Central Government Candidates can acquire a NIELIT 'O' Level certification by simply undergoing the course, completing assignments and passing the qualifying examination. Working professionals can also appear in this examination directly, they possess the requisite educational qualification. NIELIT 'O' level certification is also one of the criteria of eligibility for registration in employment exchanges for job assistance.