NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis

The NIACL AO Prelims exam analysis will help candidates understand the exam well and also analyse the standard of examination and the important topics related to the Administrative Officer exam.

The NIACL AO exam 2020 is yet to be conducted but the last recruitment was held in 2019 and the prelims exam for the same was conducted on January 30, 2019 and the mains was conducted on March 2, 2019.

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In this article, we bring to you the detailed NIACL AO prelims exam analysis for the two shifts in which the exam was conducted. For your reference along with it important questions from each section have also been given.

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The exam review will help candidates in multiple ways:

  • To analyse the level of examination
  • Important topics with respect to the examination
  • Understanding the exact exam pattern 

Aspirants who are looking forward to the NIACL AO exam must refer to the exam analysis given below and prepare themselves accordingly.

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NIACL AO Exam Pattern

The exam comprises three sections with a sectional time of 20 minutes devoted to solving each section. Total 100 questions were asked and the total time given was 60 minutes.

The detailed NIACL AO exam pattern for the prelims examination has been given below:

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Pattern
Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English Language 35 35 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

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NIACL AO Prelims Exam Review – January 30, 2019

The New India Assurance Company Limited is the conducting body for the NIACL AO exam and also the body responsible for setting up the paper for the examination. The NIACL AO Prelims exam 2019 was conducted in two shifts of 60 minutes each.

Given below is an overall review of the NIACL AO prelims exam 2019 along with the good number of attempts and level of examination:

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall (January 30, 2019)
Good Attempt Level of Exam
Shift 1 69-72 Easy to Moderate
Shift 2 68-74 Easy to Moderate

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NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis – Section-wise

The overall level of the prelims examination 2019 was easy to moderate and it should be noted that this mostly results in the cut off marks getting higher. So, it is important that a candidate performs equally well in every subject to qualify the exam.

The table given below gives the section wise number of questions which could be considered as good attempts:

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis – Section-wise (January 30, 2019)
Section-wise Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Shift 1 24-27 20-23 21-23
Shift 2 25-29 21-25 22-24

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NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 – English Language

The English language section of the preliminary exam comprises 30 questions with one mark allotted for each question. The level of this section for the 2019 prelims exam was easy to moderate and candidates could easily attempt more than 20 questions in this section correctly.

Given below is the distribution of questions asked from various topics in the English language section:

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis – English Language (January 30, 2019)
Topics Number of Questions
Shift 1 Shift 2
Reading Comprehension 7 8
Sentence Rearrangement 5 5
Words Usage 3
Cloze Test 5
Error Spotting 5 5
Fillers 5 6
Words Exchange 6

The reading comprehension in Shift 1 was based on Insurance and in the second shift was bank based.

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude section is one of the lengthiest sections in the prelims examination because it includes a lot of calculations and  multiple steps. The level of the 2019 prelims NIACL AO quantitative aptitude section was moderate and candidates could easily attempt 20-25 questions in this section correctly within 20 minutes.

Given below is the topic wise distribution of questions in the quantitative aptitude section:

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude (January 30, 2019)
Topics Number of Questions
Shift 1 Shift 2
Wrong Number Series 5 5
Simplification 5 5
Data Interpretation 10 10
Caselet 5 5
Word Problems 10 10

The data interpretation questions included:

  • Tabular DI (Pen and Pencils)
  • Tabular DI (Number of Students and Buses)
  • Caselet DI (Based on Airlines)

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NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability

The reasoning ability is one section where candidates can score the most. The level of this section in the NIACL AO prelims exam was moderate.

Given below is the distribution of question in the reasoning ability section in the two shifts of the examination:

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability (January 30, 2019)
Topics Number of Questions
Shift 1 Shift 2
Puzzles 18 17
Coding-Decoding 5 5
Syllogism  5 5
Inequality 5 5
Direction Test  2
Blood Relation 3

The puzzles and seating arrangement questions asked in this section included:

  • Circular Arrangement (Facing Inside and Outside)
  • Box Based – 9 Boxes
  • Floor Based – 9 Floors
  • Month Based Puzzle (9 people)
  • Seating Arrangement (8 people)

Candidates who are willing to apply for the NIACL AO exam 2020 must carefully go through the prelims exam analysis given here and accordingly prepare themselves for the upcoming exam.

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