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NIACL AO Exam 2018 : Exam Pattern and Syllabus

NIACL AO Exam 2018

The New India Assurance Company Limited (NIACL), in a recent notification,has announced 312 vacancies for the post of Administrative Officer – AO (Generalists and Specialists) in various disciplines. Check the official notification for the NIACL AO Recruitment 2018. Here we bring to you Exam Pattern and Syllabus for NIACL AO Exam 2018.

Let’s have a look at the exam pattern –

NIACL AO Recruitment 2018 – Exam Pattern

The NIACL AO 2018 Recruitment will be having 3 Phases:

Phase 1 – Prelims Exam (Objective Test)

Phase 2 – Main Exam (Objective and Descriptive Test)

Phase 3 – Interview

NIACL AO Recruitment 2018 – Phase 1 Exam Pattern

Subject Marks Time Medium
English Language 30 20 Minutes English
Reasoning 35 20 Minutes English & Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 Minutes English & Hindi
Total 100 60 Minutes

Candidates have to qualify in each test/section by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company.

NIACL AO Exam 2018 – Phase 2 Exam Pattern

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer.

Objective Test For Generalists -:

Subject Marks Time Medium Type
Test of English Language 50 120 Mins English Objective
Test of Reasoning 50 English & Hindi Objective
Test of General Awareness 50 English & Hindi Objective
Test of Quantitative Aptitude 50 English & Hindi Objective
Total 200    

Objective Test For Specialists -:

Subject Marks Time Medium Type
Test of English Language 40 120 Mins English Objective
Test of Reasoning 40 English & Hindi Objective
Test of General Awareness 40 English & Hindi Objective
Test of Quantitative Aptitude 40 English & Hindi Objective

In Specialist stream, an additional test to assess technical& professional
knowledge in the relevant discipline

40 English & Hindi Objective
Total 200      

(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing-10 marks & Essay-20 marks). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through online mode.

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score for each section of the objective test separately for shortlisting for the Descriptive test evaluation/Interview. Descriptive answer script would be evaluated only in respect of those candidates who qualify the objective test.

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NIACL AO Recruitment 2018 – Phase 3 Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted at the end of Phase-II will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Company. The interview will be conducted at select centres. The weightage (ratio) of Online Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively

Final selection would be based on consolidated marks of main examination (objective test) & Interview

NIACL AO Exam Syllabus

  • English Language

Grammar (verb, prepositions, adverbs, articles, tenses etc.),

Synonyms, Antonyms,

Vocabulary,

Idioms, Phrases,

Para-jumbles,

Cloze Test

Sentence Correction,

Reading Comprehension (theme detection, passage completion, deriving conclusions), etc.

  • Reasoning

Syllogisms,

Seating Arrangements,

Puzzles,

Blood Relations,

Inequalities and

Decision Making,

Data Sufficiency,

Input-Output,

Number Series,

Coding – Decoding,

Order and Ranking etc.

  • Quantitative Aptitude

DI: Tables, Pie Charts, Bar, Line Graphs, Caselet,

Percentage

Simplification & Approximation

Averages, Mixtures and Allegations,

Ratio and Proportion,

Time & Work,

Time & Distance,

Rate Benefit,

Stocks & Shares,

Mensuration,

Height & Distance,

Permutations & Combinations,

Simple & Compound Interest,

Number System, etc.

  • General Awareness

Owing to the nature of the exam, questions can be expected from the banking and insurance sector. Other important topics are: General Awareness, Current Affairs, Culture, Geography, Indian Economy, Finance, Books and Authors, Awards and Honours, Sports, Science Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations / Full Forms, Important Days / Dates etc.

That’s all from us in this blog. You can kick-start your NIACL AO 2018 Exam Preparation with a free Mock Test from Oliveboard!

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