UIIC Mains 2017 – A Complete Preparation Guide

The (United India Insurance Company) UIIC Office Assistant Mains 2017 examination is scheduled on 23rd of October 2017. We congratulate the ones who have cleared the prelims and are appearing for the upcoming mains exam. Here, we bring to you a complete guide on UIIC Mains 2017 exam.

UIIC Mains 2017 – Exam Pattern

Section No of questions Max marks Medium Duration
Reasoning 40 50 English/Hindi 120 mins
English Language 40 50 English
General Awareness 40 50 English/Hindi
Computer Knowledge 40 50 English/Hindi
Numerical Ability 40 50 English/Hindi
Total 200 250

Negative marking: For each wrong answer 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Candidates must secure minimum marks in each of the sections and further qualify in regional language test, before final selection. Regional language test will be qualifying in nature. Final selection will be based on performance in main exam and regional language test.

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UIIC Mains 2017 – Syllabus in Detail

Reasoning  English Language General Awareness Numerical Ability Computer Knowledge

Number Series

Alphabet Series

Test of Direction Sense


Number Ranking


Arithmetical Reasoning

Decision Making

Blood Relations

Problem on Age Calculation

Non-Verbal Series

Mirror Images

Cubes and Dice

Grouping Identical Figures

Embedded Figures






Sentence Rearrangement


Fill in the Blanks with Models, Articles etc.

Answering questions based on Unseen Passages



Current Events

Questions relating to India and its Neighboring Countries pertaining to
History, Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity, Scientific
Research, Insurance etc.

Current Affairs (National and International)

Major Financial / Economic News

Budget and Five Year Plans


Books and Authors

Awards and Honors

Science – Inventions and Discoveries


Important Days

International and National Organizations are some related topics



Average Percentage

Time & Work


Profit & Loss

Simple & Compound Interest

Time & Speed



Ages Problem

Date Interpretation like Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart.


Basic knowledge of computers

The Internet

Text Formatting of the Paragraphs

Insertion of Table

Skill to Print and Save

File Transfer

Website Searching

Browsing and Downloading


Use of pen drive, and other software etc.

Programs of accounting, etc.

Computer Fundamentals


Word Processing (MS-Word)

Spread Sheet (MS-Excel)

Presentation Knowledge (MS-Power Point)

MS Access and Usage of Internet Services

Communication Technology

Networking Concepts

UIIC 2017 Mains – Tips for the Exams

  1. Get the basics clear

Get a strong hold of the basics for each topic. Study concepts in order, especially for the numerical ability section as many topics are interconnected.

  1. Stick to your study plan

You might be already following a study plan. As the last few days are very important, ensure that you stick to it. Do not skip any section and focus on areas that you are less confident at. Include revision and practice tests during the last few days so that you get an edge over the topics.

  1. Online Mock Tests & Analysis

As mentioned above, practice as many mock tests you can during the last few days. Try to attempt 1 full-length UIIC mock test daily, if possible. After every mock, do an analysis of speed and knowledge. Practice the questions you couldn’t crack again and again. Spend some extra study hours on topics that you are finding difficult to solve. Analysing mock tests will also help you identify your strong and weaker areas. Thus, you will be able to pick topics to attempt in the exam easily.

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  1. Time Management

Time management is important for every competitive exam and UIIC Mains is no exception. You need to clear the sectional as well as overall cut off for the exam.  Besides, there is negative marking for every wrong answer. Therefore, answer carefully and only if you are confident. Pick easy and less time-consuming topics so that you can score more numbers and then move on to the rest. Reasoning and Numerical Ability are the most time-consuming sections. To stay in the safer side, plan few extra minutes for both these sections. While you are practicing the mock tests, focus and try to improve your speed and accuracy.

UIIC Mains 2017 – Section-wise Tips

  • Reasoning – Start with topics like inequality, syllogism, blood relations, alphanumeric series so that you can complete more number of questions in less time and score higher
  • Reasoning – Focus more on puzzles/arrangements, inequality, blood relations, syllogism, coding-decoding during preparation as these topics will cover maximum number of questions and proper practice is necessary
  • English – Focus more on topics like cloze test, fill in the blanks as these are less time consuming and will help you score more
  • Numerical Ability – Practice topic-wise test for numerical ability along with sectional and full-length tests. Also, focus on common arithmetic problems like time and work, simple and compound interest to improve your numerical ability score

UIIC Mains 2017 – Last Minute Tips


  • Practice as many mock tests as possible
  • Analyze them properly
  • Revise all the concepts
  • Do Not try to learn something very new
  • Maintain consistency in your study hours
  • Stay healthy and focused

Hope this helps. We wish you all the best for upcoming UIIC Mains 2017 exam.


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