Study Plan for NIACL AO 2023 – Preliminary Exam

The NIACL AO Preliminary Examination will take place in October 2021. With just over a month remaining for the prelims, we hope you are ready to start your preparation. For your assistance, we bring to you the 40 Days Study Plan for NIACL AO 2021. This plan will help you prepare for the exam in a systematic and structured way ensuring you don’t miss any important topics and score well in the exam. Let’s glance through the NIACL AO Prelims exam pattern first:

NIACL AO Recruitment 2021 – Phase 1 Exam Pattern

English Language3020 MinutesEnglish
Reasoning3520 MinutesEnglish & Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude3520 MinutesEnglish & Hindi
Total10060 Minutes 

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

Also, Check NIACL AO Exam Details- FAQs 

Study Plan for NIACL AO 2021 (Prelims Exam)

Day 1NIACL AO Prelims | Mock Test 1
Take The Diagnostic Mock
Spend Time Analyzing Your Performance
Identify Strengths &
Day 21Direction Sense concept
Direction Sense Practice Test
Day 2Seating Arrangements
Seating Arrangements
Practice Test
Day 22Order And Ranking Concept
Order & Ranking Practice Test
Day 3Reasoning Puzzles Concepts
Reasoning Puzzles Tests
Day 23Percentages & Partnership Concepts
Percentages & Partnership Practice Test
Day 4Number Series Concepts
Number Series Practice Test
Day 24Ratio & Proportion Concepts
Ratio & Proportion Practice Test
Day 5Simplification/ Approximation Concepts
Simplification/ Approximation Practice Test
Day 25Time & Work Concepts
Time & Work Tests
Day 6Reading Comprehension Concept
Reading Comprehension Practice Test
Day 26Probability Concepts
Probability Tests
Day 7Cloze Test Concept
Cloze Test Practice Test
Day 27Alphanumeric Series Concepts
Alphanumeric Series Tests
Day 8Error Spotting Concepts
Error Spotting Practice Test
Day 28Problems on Ages Concepts
Problems on Ages tests
Day 9Inequality Concepts
Inequality Practice Test
Day 29Para-jumbles Concepts
Para-jumbles tests
Day 10Syllogism Concepts
Syllogism Practice Test
Day 30Permutation and Combination Concept
Permutation and Combination tests
Day 11Input-Output ConceptsInput-Output TestsDay 31Fillers Test Level 1, 2 and 3
DI – Table levels 1, and 2
Day 12Data Sufficiency Concepts
Data Sufficiency Practice Test
Day 32Sentence Joining Level 1, 2 and 3
DI – Caselets level 1 and 2
NIACL AO Prelims Mock Test 2
Day 13Quadratic Equations Concepts
Quadratic Equation Practice Test
Day 33Vocabulary Level 1 and 2
DI – Chart and Graph Level 1 and 2
NIACL AO Prelims Mock Test 3
Day 14Averages, Mixtures, and Alligation Concepts
Averages, Mixtures, and Alligation Practice Test
Day 34Quantity Comparison Level 1 and 2
Coding-Decoding Level 1, 2, and 3
NIACL AO Prelims Mock Test 4
Day 15Profit & Loss Concepts
Profit & Loss Practice Test
Day 35Mensuration levels 1 and 2
Analytical Reasoning level 1 and 2
NIACL AO Prelims Mock Test 5
Day 16Simple & Compound Interest Concepts
Simple & Compound Interest Practice Test
Day 36Revision of Quant
NIACL AO Prelims Mock Test 6
Day 17Time, Speed & Distance Concepts
Time, Speed & Distance
Practice Test
Day 37Revision of Quant
NIACL AO Prelims Mock Test 7
Day 18Sentence Improvement/ Correction Concepts
Sentence Improvement/ Correction Practice Test
Day 38NIACL AO Prelims Mock Test 8
Revision of Reasoning
Day 19Logical Reasoning Concepts
Logical Reasoning Practice Test
Day 39NIACL AO Prelims Mock Test 9
Revision of Reasoning
Day 20Blood Relations Concept
Blood Relations Practice Test
Day 40Revision of English
NIACL AO Prelims Mock Test 10

NIACL AO Exam: General Tips and Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks to clear the NIACL AO Exam. 

  1. Make Time Table- Many students apply for any exam but then do not study systematically. For systematic study you need a proper time table. So first of all prepare a time table covering all the topics asked in the exam.
  2. Read good books: There are plenty of books available in the market, but reading all of them will be of no use. If you have notes from your coaching institute then refer to them for your preparation.
  3. Revision is the key: One thing that sets toppers apart is the habit of revision. For this exam, revision is the key, you have to remember whatever you are reading.
  4. Mock Tests for Prelims: Join a mock test series for better understanding of the actual exam level, test series can immensely help you in acing this exam.
  5. Previous Year Question Papers: Go through the previous year question papers, It will help you to get a better idea of the level of exam and the kind of questions asked.

** You are not bound to strictly follow this study plan. We understand that everyone learns and understands at their own pace. You can anytime customize the plan as per your convenience or availability of time (in case you are a working professional), but try to include the topics daily and gradually try to speed up the process. For this, you can take the help of Oliveboard’s Study Planner and get a Free Customized Study Plan at your convenience (by including/ excluding weekends/ weekdays, etc.)

Giving Mock Tests is an essential aspect of your preparation strategy. Mock Tests will not only help you to get an idea about the various types of questions that you can expect during the examination but will also help you with time management. Most candidates complain that they cannot complete their papers because of a lack of time. Attempting various mock tests available online will familiarize you with the examination environment, thus you will be able to manage your time more efficiently.

Analyzing Mocks – How to do it properly

In the study plan, mock tests are recommended almost every day, especially towards the end. Analysing mocks is as important as attempting them. Unless you analyze your performance, your preparation strategy won’t be fruitful. Here’s how to analyze mocks properly.

  • Review the Wrong Questions. Find where your concept or approach went wrong. Click on Review Wrong” and this takes you through solutions of only the wrong attempts.
  • Attempt the Unattempted ones. You can take an untimed test of only the Unattempted questions in the mock test. Click on Review Un attempted” and this allows you to attempt all the ones left unanswered.
  • Review the Correct Answers. Check if there were better solutions or approaches to the one you adopted.
  • Practice tests from your Weak Areas. Oliveboard’s Adaptive Engine figures the top three areas that you need to work on the most based on your performance data and gives you lessons and tests on those topics. After each mock test, find new lessons + tests on your weak areas by visiting theImprove
  • Analyze Graphs. These are detailed reports on your time spent & accuracy section-wise, along with bench-marking reports on your score and percentile.

Remember that ‘success comes to those who work hard. So, start preparing from now onwards to fulfill your dream of clearing the exam.

This is all from us in this article. Hope this Study Plan for NIACL AO 2021 helps you get through NIACL AO 2021 exam.

All the Best!

How many sections are there in the NIACL AO prelims exam?

There are a total of three sections in the prelims exam of the NIACL AO exam.

What is NIACL AO?

The Govt-owned New India Assurance Company Limited (NIACL) conducts the NIACL AO exams to select candidates for Administrative Officer in Generalist and Specialist Cadre.

Is there any negative marking in the NIACL AO exam?

Yes, there will be a negative marking of 1/4 marks for each wrong answer.

Is there any interview for the NIACL AO post?

Yes, there will be an interview round before the final selection of the candidates.


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