NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: Pattern, Syllabus & Books

NIACL Assistant Exam 2017

NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: Pattern, Syllabus and Books.


NIACL Assistant Exam 2017

NIACL has issued a notification for recruitment of Assistant positions. This year the number of vacancies is 976. Additionally, 8 vacancies from last year are also available in the back log vacancies category. So it makes a total of 984.

This year’s exam will witness a great deal of competition since it wasn’t held last year. The fact that the exam is being held after a gap of one year will make more aspirants apply for it.

So it’s time to begin your preparation in full swing and get ahead of the competition.


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NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: New Pattern

The selection process of the NIACL Assistant Exam will consist of on-line test (Preliminary & Main Examination). Candidates qualifying in the Main Examination will be further shortlisted for Regional Language test before the final selection.

The Preliminary Examination (Online Objective Test) for 100 marks, would be of one hour duration and will consist of 3 sections.

Main Examination will consist of Online Objective Test for 250 marks to be conducted in duration of 120 minutes.


NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: Tier I & II 

The selection procedure of NIACL exam will consist of 2 stages:

  • Tier I
  • Tier II

NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: Tier I

Test Name Marks Questions Composite Time
English Language 30 30 1 Hour
Reasoning 35 35
Numerical Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


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NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: Tier II

Test Name Questions Marks Composite Time
Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
English Language 40 50
General Awareness 40 50
Computer Knowledge 40 50
Numeric Ability 40 50
Total 200 250
Total marks obtained as above shall be proportionately reduced to a base of 35 marks


NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: Negative Marking

Penalty for Wrong Answers is applicable to both – Preliminary and Main exam.

  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Online Objective Tests.
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.
  • No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.
  •  The Company reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its official website.

NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: Regional Language Criteria

Knowledge of regional language is an essential criteria for NIACL Assistant Exam 2017. Aspirant should be fluent with the regional language in the state/UT where one is applying.


NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: Official Recruitment Notification



NIACL Assistant  Exam 2017: Complete Syllabus

The section wise syllabus for this year’s NIACL Assistant (both Tier I & II) is as follows –

Quantitative Aptitude


  • Visual Memory.
  • Space Visualization.
  • Figure Classification.
  • Analysis.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Decision Making.
  • Similarities and Differences.
  • Judgement.
  • Discriminating Observation.
  • Relationship Concepts.
  • Arithmetical Number Series etc.

English Language

General Awareness


Computer Knowledge


NIACL Assistant Exam 2017: Most Recommended Books

  1. National Insurance Company Assistant Recruitment Exam 2013 with Model Paper (English) by Arihant
  2. GIC General Insurance Companies: Assistant Recruitment Exam Guide (English) (Paperback)mm by RPH
  3. Guide to GIC – General Insurance Companies : Assistants National Insurance Company Limited Exam with 1 Practice Set : Assistants National Insurance Company Limited Exam
  4. Recruitment of Assistant in GIC (General Insurance Co) (Code 18.56) PB (English) (Paperback) by Unique


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  • Vishnu

    People only see 1 side of the coin and are excited to see nearly 1000 vacancies..
    They don’t realise that these vacancies gets distributed state wise and furthur gets diluted by reservation quota,,, In the end you are competing for around 20 vacancies 😛

    • All you need is one seat. Doesn’t matter if vacancies are 20 or 2000. Make your effort count for that one seat.

      Best wishes 🙂