UIIC Office Assistant 2017 : Important Topics, Preparation Tips

The United India Insurance Company (UIIC) had invited applications for the post of office assistants for about 696 vacancies. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on 22 September, 2017.

With only 10 days to go for this exam, it is time to put your preparation in the full throttle. In this post, we bring to you a section-wise list of important topics you absolutely shouldn’t miss. We would also be listing some preparation tips for each of these sections.

Before moving on to the important topics, let’s quickly glance through the UIIC Assistant 2017 exam pattern.

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UIIC Assistant 2017 Recruitment : Exam Pattern
Tier-1: Preliminary exam (online objective test)
Name of the section Number of questions Max marks Medium Duration
English Language 30 30 English 60 mins
Reasoning 35 35 English/Hindi
Numerical Ability 35 35 English/Hindi
  100 100  

Candidates will have to secure minimum marks in each test to qualify for main exam

Tier-2: Main exam (online objective test)
Name of the 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
  200 250  

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

UIIC Assistant 2017 Recruitment Exam : Section-wise Important Topics


  • Number & Alphabet Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Arithmetical, Non-verbal & Analytical Reasoning
  • Decision Making, Blood Relations
  • Cubes

Practice as many question types as possible.

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English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar : Verbs, Adverbs, Tenses
  • Error Correction
  • Subject Verb Agreement
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Synonyms/Antonyms

The key to successfully clearing the English section is having strong basics. So, let’s see how to do just that for each of the above mentioned question types. 

  • Reading Comprehension Section

A good reading speed gives you an edge to score well in the exam, so make sure while preparing for RC you also work on your reading speed.

Read how to increase your reading speed here.

  • Grammar

This isn’t a question type as such in the exam, however it forms the basis of important question types such as : sentence re-arrangement, idioms & phrases, error spotting, sentence correction etc. So build on your grammar by referring to helpful books such as : Wren & Martin. You can also refer to custom made e-books such as : 100 important idioms. These help you with your preparation as they cover exactly what is covered in the exam.

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Numerical Ability

  • Simplification
  • Averages, Mixtures Percentage,
  • Time & Work, Time & Distance
  • Area,
  • Profit & Loss,
  • Simple & Compound Interest,
  • LCM and HCF,
  • Ages Problem
  • Date Interpretation like Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart.

Most Quant topics require you to apply concepts of Interest, Percentage and Profit & Loss. Therefore, we suggest you practice what are called the base of Arithmetic section: Percentage, Profit & Loss and Interest. Understand the concepts and practice them to master them.

In general, make sure you decide on the following things:-

  • Order of attempting various sections
  • Time to be spent on each section
  • Number of questions to be attempted

Understand that all the 3 things mentioned above vary from person to person, or sometimes even paper to paper, based on the difficulty level. Attempting a substantial number of mock tests (both sectional & full-length) would help you decide on the above-mentioned things. Do remember, the mock tests mentioned in the study plan will serve their purpose only if you analyze them and devote sufficient time to that analysis, instead of simply taking a mock test.

UIIC Assistant 2017 Recruitment Exam : Previous Year’s Cut-off Marks 

Sectional Cut Offs for UIIC AO 2014

Section Name Total Marks Cut Offs
General (UR) SC/ST/OBC/PwD
Reasoning 50 17 12
English 40 11 7
Quantitative Aptitude 50 9 6
General Awareness 40 10 7
Computer Literacy 20 15 13


Overall Cut Offs for UIIC AO

Category Year
2013 2014
SC 106 111
ST 89 97
OBC 114 119
General (UR) 126 128



Cut Off for Descriptive Test

Test name Maximum marks Cut Offs
General (UR) SC/ST/OBC/PwD
Essay writing 20 15 13.5
Letter Writing 10
UIIC Assistant 2017 Recruitment : What to do in last 10 days?

These last 10 days are very crucial for your preparation. Do the following for sure:-

  • take as many mock tests as possible
  • analyze them properly
  • revise on your concepts
  • do NOT try to learn something very new
  • maintain consistency in your study hours

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Hope this post helps you make the most of these last 10 days of UIIC Assistant Prelims Preparation.

All The Best!

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