OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017

OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017

OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017: Get Complete exam analysis with questions asked, the good number of attempts, section cutoff, difficulty level and more.

OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017

OICL AO Mains exam is over and it brings all aspirants closer to their dreams of working in the insurance sector. The mains exam was conducted in a single shift. Read on to know about the exam analysis along with sectional and overall cutoff of the exam, questions asked, the good number of attempts and changes introduced.

The OICL Mains exam was conducted for 2 profiles today – Generalist Officer and Specialist Officer. We have provided analysis for OICL AO Mains Generalist Officer Profile. There are a total of 223 Vacancies in OICL for Generalist AO profile. (OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017)

Examination Paper Pattern of Mains Examination

Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests were held online. Candidates had to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test was administered.

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  • Objective Test: The Objective Test of 2 hours duration consists of 4 sections (Generalists) and 5 sections (Specialists) for total 200 marks.

For Generalists-

S. No. Name of the Test (not in sequence) Type of test Max. Marks Duration Version
1. Test of Reasoning Ability Objective 50 120 Minutes English / Hindi
2. Test of English Language Objective 50 English
3. Test of General Awareness Objective 50 English / Hindi
4. Test       of   Quantitative

Aptitude

 Objective 50 English / Hindi
Total (Aggregate) 200

For Specialists-

S. No. Name of the Test (not in sequence) Type of test Max. Marks Duration Version
1. Test of Reasoning Ability Objective 40 120 Minutes English / Hindi
2. Test of English Language Objective 40 English
3. Test of General Awareness Objective 40 English / Hindi
4. Test       of     Quantitative

Aptitude

 Objective 40 English / Hindi
5. Test              of                   Professional Knowledge  Objective 40 English / Hindi
Total (Aggregate) 200

OICL AO (Generalist) Mains 2017 exam had 4 sections in the objective test of 200 marks – Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning and General Awareness for a composite duration of 120 minutes. OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017 is for Generalist Post.

OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017: Overall Analysis

OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis for Generalist post

SECTIONS GOOD ATTEMPTS
Reasoning 32-16
Quantitative Aptitude 21-26
General Awareness 29-34
English Language 21-24
TOTAL 138-151

OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017 – Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude: Moderate Level

This section had 50 questions for 50 marks. The questions of Data Sufficiency were difficult to solve as they were from advanced maths. The level of Quantitative Aptitude was Moderate and there were 5 sets of Data Interpretation Questions. Following were the types of DI:

  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Caselet
  • Tabular DI
  • Mixed DI

The questions were of Moderate level of difficulty

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 25 Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Mixture and Allegation 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1
arModerate-Difficult 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

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OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017 – English Language

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Moderate Level 

This section had 50 questions for 50 marks. The level of English Language section was moderate. Questions were asked from Reading Comprehension, which included 4 questions from Synonyms/ Antonyms as well.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Error Detection 10 Moderate
Double Replacement 5 Moderate
Spell-Error 5 Moderate
Para-Jumbles 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017: Reasoning
REASONING:  Easy-Moderate Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement sets were moderate level. Following were the types of puzzles asked:

  • Circular Seating Arrangement (2 Variable)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Scheduling (Day) Based Puzzle (2 variables)
  • Age-Based Puzzle

The questions were of Easy to Moderate level.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 21 Difficult
Data Sufficiency (2 statement) 5 Difficult
Machine Input-Output 5 Difficult
Machine Input-Output 5 Difficult
Machine Input-Output 5 Difficult
Machine Input-Output 5 Difficult
Logical (Statement- Assumption) 5 Difficult
Direction Sense 4 Moderate
Total 40 Difficult

OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – 18th November 2017 – General Awareness

General Awareness: Easy-Moderate Level

50 Questions were asked from the General Awareness section.Most of the questions asked were from Insurance and Current Affairs based.

Some of the questions asked were:

  • E-Pragati in Andhra Pradesh
  • IRDA related question
  • Capital and currency based questions.

 OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis of Descriptive Test: 

The Descriptive Test was of 30 minutes duration for 30 marks. It was English Language test comprising of l Letter Writing-10marks & Essay-20 marks. The descriptive text was in English and was be conducted through online mode.

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The Descriptive test comprised of 2 Questions each from Essay writing and letter writing.

  • Essay Writing Topics: 
    1. How to choose right kind of insurance for an individual?

    2. What matters are kept in mind while choosing this?

    3. Mutual Funds SIP Vs Whole life insurance for a child’s future.

  • Letter Writing Topics: 
    (a) Letter requesting the change of name after marriage.
    (b) Letter to a bank manager inviting him to your company to give an introduction about Insurance and convince employees to buy it.

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