Analysis of NICL AO

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NICL AO exam started on 4th April. Below is the section-wise analysis of the exam till 5th April and you can see the questions asked in GA section at the end of this post. 

Overall
Overall, the exam was moderate. A good number of attempts in the exam were  94-103.

Overall Recommendation:

  • Focus on accuracy. Because the paper is moderate, you may be able to do more questions than normal. However, it is more important to get more of them right. In GA only guess if you are at least 50% sure of the answer. Avoid wild guesses. In QA and Reasoning, double check your solutions and be extremely vigilant. Simply by avoiding silly mistakes, you can push your accuracy in these 2 sections above 90%
  • Move on to next question if you are not able to solve/ recall the answer. Do not get stuck with one question. There are a lot of other questions which you can solve and score well. Good luck

Quantitative Aptitude:
Overall, the Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate to difficult and a good number of attempts in this section were 14-20. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Bar Graph : 5
  • Tabulation : 5
  • Profit/Loss : 2
  • Average/Percentage :3
  • Problem on Ages : 2
  • Number Series : 3
  • Pipes and Cisterns :2
  • SI/CI : 1
  • Partnership : 1
  • Pie Chart : 5
  • Problem on Numbers : 2
  • Time and Work : 1
  • Simplification : 6
  • Area and Volume : 2

Reasoning:
Overall, the Reasoning section was moderate. A good number of attempts in the exam were 22-25. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Syllogisms:3
  • Seating Arrangement:5
  • Circular Arrangement :5 
  • Input – Output:5
  • Inequality:6 
  • Cause and Effect : 2
  • Coding/Decoding : 4
  • Data Sufficiency : 5
  • Inference :2
  • No Series : 3

English 
Overall, the English section was easy and a well prepared candidate could attempt 25-30 questions. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Reading Comprehension: 15
  • Cloze Test:10
  • Spotting the errors :5
  • Sentence Correction :5
  • Para jumble :5

General Awareness:
Overall, the GA section was moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 20-23 questions. 

Descriptive paper
Topics for Essay
Should abortion-natural or induced- be covered under health insurance?
Pros and cons of Online Insurance purchases
Pet Insurance

 General Awareness Questions:
  • ITBP
    Day is celebrated on? – 24 October
  • What
    does S mean in ‘SIFI’? – Systematically
  • Copenhagen is the capital of which country? – Denmark  
  • Where
    is National Insurance Academy situated? – Pune
  • Burraq
    drone has been acquired by which country? – Pakistan
  • What
    is the currency of Belgium? –  Euro
  • Where
    is Ganga talao located? – Mauritius
  • World
    intellectual property organisation is headquartered in?- Geneva
  • Ranji trophy winner? – Karnataka
  • Mohamed Nasheed is the former President of which country? – Maldives
  • UNEP Full form : United Nations Environment Programme
  • K Srikanth is associated with which game – Badminton
  • Operational range of Shaheen 3 missile -2750 km
  • Women’s Day is celebrated on which date? – 8 March