NIACL AO Revised Exam Pattern and Selection Process 2018 in details

NIACL AO Exam Pattern and Selection process

On 2018, there has been a major change in the NIACL AO Exam Pattern. Read about the new NIACL AO Paper pattern along with the selection process for Administrative Officer for NIACL.

NIACL AO Exam Pattern & Selection Process

With the release of recruitment notifications for Administrative Officers under New Indian Assurance Company Ltd., job aspirants have started applying for the posts. Simultaneously, they are also looking for the NIACL AO Selection Process and Paper Pattern. To be very specific, this year, there has been a change made in the exam pattern for NIACL AO. To prepare in a much better manner, candidates must get a thorough idea of the new changes made in the exam procedure along with the stages included in the selection process of AO. Read in details in the given section below.

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Selection Process for NIACL AO

The NIACL AO Selection process includes 3 stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

NIACL Prelims Exam Pattern for AO ( Generalists & Specialists)

There has been a new feature introduced in the prelims exam for NIACL AO. And it is the introduction of Sectional timing. NIACL Prelims Exam takes place for 3 different sections: English Language, Reasoning ability and Quantitative Aptitude. And now for each of this sectional, separate timing will be allotted. You can have a detailed look at the NIACL AO Prelims Exam Pattern below:

Section  Marks  Sectional Timing
 English Language  30  20 Minutes
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  20 Minutes
 Reasoning Ability  35  20 Minutes
 Total  100  60 Minutes

You have to remember that the NIACL Prelims Paper Pattern for Specialists is same as that of Generalists. Moreover, there is negative marking for Wrong attempts. 1/4th marks will be penalty for every wrong answer. At the same time, the Prelims exam is a screening test and the marks obtained will not contribute to the final marks. Hence, you have to just attain the minimum sectional and overall cut off to clear the exam.

Along with the exam pattern, you should also go through the NIACL AO Syllabus 2018 to strengthen your preparation.

NIACL AO Paper Pattern for Mains

Candidates successfully qualifying the prelims phase can appear for the Mains exam. The NIACL AO Mains Exam is differently conducted for Generalists and Specialists. In both cases, there are  two sections: One the Objective based test and the other is Descriptive Test on English.

Objective Test NIACL AO Exam Pattern for Generalists

Section  Marks  Timing
 English Language  50  120 Minutes
 Quantitative Aptitude  50
 Reasoning Ability  50
General Awareness  50
 Total  200

Objective Test NIACL AO Exam Pattern for Specialists

In case of NIACL AO Specialists exam, there is an additional paper that aims at testing the technical knowledge of the candidate in the relevant stream.

Section  Marks  Timing
 English Language  40  120 Minutes
 Quantitative Aptitude  40
 Reasoning Ability  40
General Awareness  40
Technical Test  40
 Total  200

Descriptive Paper Pattern for NIACL AO Mains

Next, coming to the descriptive paper, this is a 30 marks test, that candidates have to attempt within 30 minutes. This test basically aims at testing the knowledge of the candidate on English writing. You have to attempt 2 questions each for:

  1. Letter Writing – 10 marks
  2. Essay Writing – 20 marks

Again, you have to remember that, the marks obtained in the descriptive test shall not add to the final marks or for interview. Only that, you need to qualify the exam. Negative marking of 0.25 marks, is also applicable in case Objective test in the Mains exam. But again, you have to clear both the sectional and overall cut off to pass the mains round.

Interview Round

Successful candidates from the mains round shall receive call letters for the Interview round. The final list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in Mains and Interview, in a ratio 80:20.

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Our article on NIACL AO Exam Pattern and final selection process has clearly explained all the stages. Now its your turn to start your preparation. We wish you All the Best and Happy Learning!!


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