MAT-O Level

MAT- 'O' Level (Foundation course in Multimedia & Animation Technology)

MAT-O Level Course is a foundation course of NIELIT in the field of Multimedia & Animation Technology. The duration of the course is 1 Year (2 semesters of 6 months each). The next level IT course of NIELIT is MAT-A Level which is equivalent to Advance Diploma course in Multimedia & Animation Technology. The course commences in the month of February and August every year. Admission notice is published in the local dailies about 1 month prior to commencement of the classes.



The Objective of the course is to impart basic knowledge to appreciate the basic Multimedia systems, tools and techniques, implement components of Multimedia productions, Web Designing and Animation production skills.


Eligibility: 10+2

Intake: 20 seats for each session

Selection Procedure: Selection of candidate is based on an entrance test conducted by NIELIT, Kohima.


Paper Code Paper Name

First Semester


Introduction to Information Technology


Introduction to Multimedia

Second Semester


Multimedia Processing Techniques


Multimedia Design Principles & Applications

Practical Papers & Project



Practical in First Semester


Practical in Second Semester

Mini Project

Project in First Semester

Major Project

Project in Second Semester


Project Work:

Project Work under the NIELIT Scheme is an integral part of the curriculum to qualify for the certificate. There is one mini project at the end of the first semester which should be carried out by the candidate in the center and evaluated internally. After the completion of 2nd semester, a major project must be carried out by the candidate internally or outside and submit to the Head Quarter or Nodal Center in the prescribed registration period. Mini Project carries 50 marks and Major Project carries 200 marks.


1. Theory Examinations:

“MAT-O” Level theory examination is conducted twice a year (in the month of February and August) by NIELIT, New Delhi. Examination forms must be submitted online through NIELIT website. There is a number of examination centres all over India available/provided for, while collecting exam forms. Students can choose one of the examination centres according to their convenience.

Full mark of each paper is 100 and exam duration is 3 hours. Examination fee for each theory paper is ` 500/- and processing fee is ` 100/-.

2. Practical Examinations:

There are two practical papers for “MAT-O” Level Course. Practical-1 is in First semester and carries 50 marks and Practical-2 is in Second semester and carries 100 marks. Practical Examination is conducted at the Institute under the supervision of NIELIT, New Delhi. Students provide the option for appearing in practical examination while filling up exam form with payment of additional practical examination fee of ` 300/-. Duration of each practical examination is 3 hours.

Fee charter is shown below:


Sl. No. Particulars Fee (in `)


Exam fee for each Theory Module



Exam fee for each Practical Module



Late submission of Exam Application form fee



Improvement of Theory Module fee



Mini Project fee



Resubmission of Mini Project fee



Major Project fee



Resubmission of Major Project fee



Issue of Duplicate Certificate fee



Re-totaling of Answer Script fee



Disclosure of Answer Script fee



Result of Examination:

Result of ‘MAT-O’ Level examination is published in the NIELIT website normally after 2 months of completion of the exam. Results are also sent from the NIELIT Head Quarter to the candidates individually. The result is provided in the form of Grade.

‘MAT-O’ Level course follows the grading system of DOEACC ‘O’ Level. Re-evaluation of marks can be requested within one month from the date of announcement of the result. If changes are made after correction, the result is sent to the candidates from the Head Quarter.


Employment Opportunities:

As per the recent market trend and the objective of the course as well as the projected skill sets of the “MAT-O” Level qualifiers, it is envisaged that the likely career options will be:

1. Multimedia Production Assistant

2. Multimedia Technician

3. Web Developer