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NIACL AO Mains 2017 : Detailed Exam Pattern and Syllabus


New India Assurance Company Limited (NIACL) is a general insurance company owned by Government of India. It has issued vacancies for Administrative Officers Scale-1. The selection is based on the online exam to be conducted in two phased followed by an interview.

Post Name: Administrative Officer(AO)

Number of vacancies: 300

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NIACL AO Selection Procedure:

Phase I

Preliminary exam (online objective type)

Phase II

Mains exam(online objective and offline descriptive)

Phase III


The NIACL AO prelims was conducted on 17th December 2016. The result was declared on 23rd December  2016. Those who are qualified can appear for the NIACL AO Mains exam , which is scheduled on 10th January 2017.

We are giving the detailed exam pattern and syllabus for NIACL AO Mains below:

NIACL AO Mains Exam Pattern:

The phase II or Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks  of 2 hours and Descriptive Test for 30 marks of half an hour.The descriptive test will be conducted immediately after the completion of Objective Test.

NIACL AO Mains Objective Test:


Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning  Ability


120 minutes

English Language


General Awareness


Quantitative Aptitude


Negative marks: Each wrong attempt will fetch you 0.25 marks.

NIACL AO Mains Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test will be a 30 minutes test of English Language. It will consist of:

  • Letter Writing (10 marks)
  • Essay Writing (20 marks)

  • It is mandatory to score minimum marks in each section of objective test to be eligible for the evaluation of the descriptive test.
  •  The descriptive paper is of qualifying nature and its marks will not be counted for the shortlisting process.
  • There will be a cut off criteria for deciding the eligibilty for the interview.
  • Both objective and descriptive test should be qualified in order to be considered for the interview process.

NIACL AO Mains Syallbus:

Quantitative Aptitude

Tables, Pie Charts, Bar and Line Graphs, Probability, 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, Simplification, Surds & Indices, Percentages & Partnership

Reasoning Ability

Syllogisms, Seating Arrangements, Blood Relations, Inequalities and Decision Making, Data Sufficiency, Input- Output, Number Series, Coding & Decoding, Order & Ranking

English Language

Grammar (verb, prepositions, adverbs, articles, tenses ), Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Phrases, Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension, theme detection, passage completion, deriving conclusions

General Awareness

(Focus will be on Banking & Insurance)

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

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