Analysis of NICL Assistant

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NICL Assistant exam concluded last week. Below is the section-wise analysis of the exam and you can see the questions asked in GA section at the end of this post. 

Expected Cutoffs:
General – 181 ± 5

OBC – 174 ± 5
SC – 164 ± 5
ST – 151 ± 5

Overall
Overall, the exam was easy to moderate. A good number of attempts in the exam were 150 – 170.


Reasoning: 
Overall, the Reasoning section was easy. A good number of attempts in the exam were 30-33. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Coding: 5
  • Blood Relation: 1
  • Series: 5
  • Simple Puzzle: 5
  • Direction Sense: 2
  • Alphabetical Puzzle: 5
  • Inequalities: 5
  • Syllogism :5
  • Seating Arrangement :5
  • Miscellaneous :2

Numerical Ability:
Overall, the Numerical Ability section was moderate to difficult and a good number of attempts in this section were 16-25. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Profit Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Mixture, Age: 15
  • Series: 5
  • Simplification: 10
  • Data Interpretation: 10

English:
Overall, the English section was easy and a well prepared candidate could attempt 33-35 questions. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Reading Comprehension: 10
  • Jumble Sentences: 5
  • Spotting error and Spelling: 10
  • Cloze Passage: 10
  • Sentence Completion: 5

General Awareness:
Overall, the GA section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 26-33 questions. 


Computer Knowledge:
Overall, the CK section was easy and a well prepared candidate could attempt 33-38 questions in this section

General Awareness Questions:

  • International labour day is observed on? – 1 May
  • Steve smith is associated with which sport?- Cricket
  • Union Minister for Tribal Affairs – Shri Jual Oram 
  • Simlipal National Park is located in which state?– Orissa
  • The headquarters of UNEP is located at  – Nairobi, Kenya
  • Abel Prize is associated with? – Mathematics
  • Madrid is the capital of which country? – Spain
  • Veteran Journalist Vinod Mehta was associated with which magazine? – Outlook
  • Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute is located at? – Kolkata
  • Who is the host of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?-England and Wales 
  • Who is the first women speaker of Lok Sabha?- Meira Kumar 
  • Press Freedom Day is observed on – 3rd May 
  • Which country is the largest producer of Silk? –China
  • “Earth Hour” is observed on –28 March 
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador – Sachin Tendulkar 
  • Winner of Gandhi Peace Prize 2014?- ISRO 
  • Madan Mohan Malviya was the chairman of which Newspaper?- Hindustan Times 
  • Tiger Woods is associated with which sport? – Golf