Course on Computer Concepts (CCC) Examination Pattern, Syllabus, Grading, etc.

Course on Computer Concepts or CCC examination is an examination that offers a candidate digital literacy program certification.

Using this certification, the candidate can get basic computer-based jobs in Government offices, institutions, etc.

This examination is conducted by the NIELIT which comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.  

For passing the marks, the candidates are required to score more than 50% marks, and to do that, you’ll need to have detailed information on the CCC examination.

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In this article, we will discuss on Course on Computer Concepts (CCC) Examination Pattern, Syllabus, Grading, etc.

CCC Examination Pattern

The CCC Examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and there will be no pen and Paper based examination conducted.

A total of 100 questions will be asked and each question would be 1 mark. A total of 90 minutes will be provided to the candidate to complete the examination.

There will be no negative marking for any wrong answers. The following are the examination pattern for the CCC entrance examination-

Type of QuestionObjective Type Questions or MCQs
Number of TestsOnly one paper
Number of Question100 Questions
Duration Of the Exam90 Minutes  i.e., 1 Hour 30 minutes
Negative MarkingNo
Total Marks100 Marks
Qualifying Marks50% Marks

Syllabus for CCC Examination

The following is the syllabus for the CCC Examination-

Introduction to Computers

  • What is computer
  • History of Computers
  • Component of Computer System
  • Computer and Latest IT gadgets
  • Evolution of Computers & its applications
  • IT gadgets and their applications
  • Basics of Hardware and Software
  • Hardware
  • Central Processing
  • Input devices
  • Output devices
  • Computer Memory & storage
  • Application Software
  • Systems Software
  • Utility Software
  • Open source and Proprietary Software
  • Mobile Apps

Introduction to Operating System

  • Operating System
  • Basics of Operating system
  • Operating Systems for Desktop and Laptop
  • Operating Systems for Mobile Phone and Tablets
  • User Interface for Desktop and Laptop
  • Task Bar
  • Icons & shortcuts
  • Running an Application
  • Operating System Simple Setting
  • Using Mouse and Changing its properties
  • Changing System Date and Time
  • Changing Display Properties
  • To Add or Remove Program and Features
  • Adding, Removing & Sharing Printers
  • File and Folder Management
  • Types of file Extensions

Word Processing

  • Word Processing Basics
  • Opening Word Processing Package
  • Title Bar, Menu Bar, Toolbars & Sidebar
  • Creating a New Document
  • Opening and Closing Documents
  • Opening Documents
  • Save and Save As
  • Closing Document
  • Using The Help
  • Page Setup
  • Print Preview
  • Printing of Documents
  • PDF file and Saving a Document as PDF file
  • Text Creation and manipulation
  • Document Creation
  • Editing Text
  • Text Selection
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Font, Color, Style, and Size selection
  • Alignment of Text
  • Undo & Redo
  • AutoCorrect, Spelling & Grammar
  • Find and Replace
  • Formatting the Text
  • Paragraph Indentation
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Change case
  • Header & Footer
  • Table Manipulation
  • Insert & Draw Table
  • Changing cell width and height
  • Alignment of Text in cell
  • Delete / Insertion of Row, Column, and Merging & Splitting of Cells
  • Border and Shading
  • Mail Merge


  • Elements of Spread Sheet
  • Creating of Spread Sheet
  • Concept of Cell Address [Row and Column] and selecting a Cell
  • Entering Data [text, number, date] in Cells
  • Page Setup
  • Printing of Sheet
  • Saving Spreadsheet
  • Opening and Closing
  • Manipulation of Cells & Sheet
  • Modifying / Editing Cell Content
  • Formatting Cell (Font, Alignment, Style
  • Cut, Copy, Paste & Paste Special
  • Changing Cell Height and Width
  • Inserting and Deleting Rows, Column
  • AutoFill
  • Sorting & Filtering
  • Freezing panes
  • Formulas, Functions, and Charts
  • Using Formulas for Numbers (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division)
  • AutoSum
  • Functions (Sum, Count, MAX, MIN, AVERAGE)
  • Charts (Bar, Pie, Line)


  • Creation of Presentation
  • Creating a Presentation Using a Template
  • Creating a Blank Presentation
  • Inserting & Editing Text on Slides
  • Inserting and Deleting Slides in a Presentation
  • Saving a Presentation
  • Manipulating Slides
  • Inserting Table
  • Adding ClipArt Pictures
  • Inserting Other Objects
  • Resizing and Scaling an Object
  • Creating & using Master Slide
  • Presentation of Slides
  • Choosing a Set Up for Presentation
  • Running a Slide Show 5
  • Transition and Slide Timings
  • Automating a Slide Show
  • Providing Aesthetics to Slides & Printing
  • Enhancing Text Presentation
  • Working with Color and Line Style
  • Adding Movie and Sound
  • Adding Headers, Footers, and Notes
  • Printing Slides and Handouts

Introduction To Internet and WWW

  • Basic of Computer Networks
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Network Topology
  • Internet
  • Concept of Internet & WWW
  • Applications of Internet
  • Website Address and URL
  • Introduction to IP Address
  • ISP and Role of ISP
  • Internet Protocol
  • Modes of Connecting Internet (Hotspot, Wi-Fi, LAN Cable, Broadband, USB Tethering)
  • Identifying and uses of IP/MAC/IMEI of various devices
  • Popular Web Browsers (Internet Explorer/Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.)
  • Exploring the Internet
  • Surfing the web
  • Popular Search Engines
  • Searching on Internet
  • Downloading Web Pages
  • Printing Web Pages

E-mail, Social Networking, and e-Governance Services

  • Structure of E-mail
  • Using E-mails
  • Opening Email account
  • Mailbox: Inbox and Outbox
  • Creating and sending a new E-mail
  • Replying to an E-mail message
  • Forwarding an E-mail message
  • Searching emails
  • Attaching files with email
  • Email Signature
  • Social Networking & e-Commerce
  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
  • Instant Messaging (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram)
  • Introduction to Blogs
  • Basics of E-commerce
  • Netiquettes
  • Overview of e-Governance Services like Railway Reservation, Passport, eHospital [ORS]
  • Accessing e-Governance Services on Mobile Using “UMANG APP”
  • Digital Locker

Digital Financial Tools and Applications

  • Digital Financial Tools
  • Understanding OTP [One Time Password]and QR [Quick Response] Code
  • UPI [Unified Payment Interface]
  • AEPS [Aadhaar Enabled Payment System]
  • USSD[Unstructured Supplementary Service Data]
  • Card [Credit / Debit]
  • eWallet
  • PoS [Point of Sale] 8.3 Internet Banking
  • National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT)
  • Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)
  • Immediate Payment Service (IMPS)
  • Online Bill Payment

Overview of Futureskills & Cyber Security

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Social & Mobile
  • Blockchain Technology
  • 3D Printing/ Additive Manufacturing
  • Robotics Process Automation
  • Cyber Security
  • Need for Cyber Security
  • Securing PC
  • Securing Smart Phone
  • Introduction to Futureskills

Grading System used in the CCC examination

The following are the grading system followed by the NIELIT to provide certification grading to the candidate participating in the CCC examination-

Total Marks Candidates Grade 
More than 85% Marks or it’s equivalent Grade- S
75% – 84% MarksGrade- A
65% to 74% Marks Grade- B
55% to 64% MarksGrade- C
50% to 54% MarksGrade- D
Less than 50% MarksFail


How many papers are there in the CCC examination?

There is only one paper for the CCC examination.

What is the passing percentage in the CCC examination?

The passing percentage for CCC Examination is 50% and above. The candidates scoring below 50% will be considered failures.

Can I participate in the CCC examination with pen and paper-based entrance examination?

No, the CCC examination is only conducted in a CBT-based examination i.e. online mode.

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