NIACL AO Exam Pattern

NIACL AO Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains Exam 2018 – Check Now here complete detail about NIACL Administrative Officers (Generalist & Specialist) Exam Pattern and Selection Process 2018.

NIACL AO Exam Pattern Changed – Sectional Timing Introduced in Prelims!

NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2018: The New India Assurance Company Ltd. (NIACL) recently released a recruitment notification for Administrative Officers (AO) Post (Generalist & Specialist) (Scale-I) 2018.  NIACL is a Govt. of India Undertaking Company, registered at Mumbai. For securing a safe place from 312 vacancies announced through this recruitment drive, you have to go through 3 phases of exams – Prelims, Mains and Interview. Lakhs of candidates every year apply for NIACL exam to get hired for the post of Assistant & Administrative Officer (AO) in this prestigious organization. The 312 number of vacancies for NIACL AO 2018 has been introduced by NIACL.
This time NIACL 2018 exam comes with a surprise element of sectional timing in Prelims. To know more about the NIACL AO Exam Pattern for the recruitment of Administrative Officers Posts.

Important Highlight: NICAL AO Exam Pattern

Name of Organization The New India Assurance Company Limited (NIACL)
Name of Vacancy Administrative Officer (Generalists & Specialists) Scale -1 vacancy
Total No. of Vacancy 312 Posts
Last date for Submission of NIACL AO Recruitment Online Form 26th December 2018
NIACL CBT Exam Date 30th January 2019
Jobs Location Pan India
Official website newindia.co.in

NIACL AO Selection Process 2018

The NIACL AO Selection Process involves 3 stages:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Personal Interview

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NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2018 – Prelims (Generalists & Specialists)

There has been a major change in NIACL AO Exam Pattern this year. NIACL has introduced sectional timings in the Prelims following the trend of IBPS & SBI.

The Preliminary Exam will be of Objective Type. It will hold 100 marks and will be online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:

Subject Max Marks Duration for each section
English Language 30 20 mins
Reasoning Ability 35 20 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 mins
Total 100  1 Hour

Candidates have to qualify in each test/section by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Company (approximately 15 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

  • Apart from the test of English Language, you have the option to attempt the exam in either Hindi or English Language.
  • You will get 20 minutes for each section.
  • You have to secure passing marks section-wise.
  • Prelims will be qualifying in nature.
  • Based on these marks, you will be shortlisted for the mains exam.
  • For each wrong answer you will lose one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question.
  • However, if you leave a question blank, there will be no penalty for that question.

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NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2018 – Mains

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 marks. Both these tests will be online and you will have to answer the Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Here are the patterns for both the exams:

1. Objective Test:

Mains Exam Pattern for Generalists

The duration of Objective Test will be 2 hours and it will consist of 4 sections for 200 marks.

Name of Test
(not in sequence)
Maximum
Marks
Duration
Reasoning 50 120
min
English Language 50
General Awareness 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
Total 200
  • Apart from the test of English Language, you have the option to attempt the exam in either Hindi or English Language.

Mains Exam Pattern for Specialists

The duration of Objective Test will be 2 hours and it will consist of 5 sections for 200 marks.

Name of Test
(not in sequence)
Maximum
Marks
Duration
Reasoning 40 120
min
English Language 40
General Awareness 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40
In Specialist stream, an additional test to assess technical &professional knowledge in the relevant discipline 40
Total (Aggregate) 200
  • Apart from the test of English Language, you have the option to attempt the exam in either Hindi or English Language.

2. Descriptive Test:

The duration of the Descriptive Test will be 30 minutes and it will hold 30 marks. It will be a Test of English Language – Letter & Essay writing. The descriptive test will be in English and take place in online mode. The pattern would be:

Name of Exam Marks
Letter Writing 10 marks
Essay Writing 20 marks
  • You need to obtain a minimum score for each section of objective test separately for short listing for the Descriptive test evaluation/Interview.
  • You also need to score equal to or more than the total cut-off, in the objective test.
  • The company will decide the section-wise as well as the total cut-off for qualifying for Descriptive test evaluation/Interview.
  • Although you need to qualify the descriptive test, your marks in the descriptive test will not be counted towards short listing for interview or final selection.
  • For each wrong answer you will lose one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question.
  • However, if you leave a question blank, there will be no penalty for that question.

NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2018 – Interview

The weightage i.e., ratio of online Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. One can download his/her interview call letter from the NIACL’s official website.

Final Selection Process

  • Your final selection would be based on consolidated marks of main examination (objective test) & Interview.
  • The final merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the consolidated marks secured by the candidates. If you fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list, the company will consider you for the appointment.
  • Note that a Waiting List of candidates not exceeding 50% of the number of vacancies may also be prepared and may be utilized in the event of non-acceptance of employment offer by the candidates selected in the final merit list.

Guarantee Bond

Before joining as probationer, the selected candidates will be required to give the undertaking to serve the Company for a minimum period of four years including probation period. In the event of their resigning from the Company before the expiry of the bond period, they will be liable to pay liquidated damages equivalent to one year’s gross salary paid to them during the year of probation.

View Here Official Notification for More detail:

NIACL AO Recruitment Notification 2018 

NICAL AO Vacancy Details – Vacancies (Discipline-wise)

Discipline Vacancies
Company Secretary 02
Legal 30
Finance & Accounting 35
Generalist 245
Total 312

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