The NICL exams are conducted to recruit candidates applying for various posts in the National Insurance Company Limited. The NICL 2020 recruitment yet to start and candidates shall be able to get all the necessary information regarding the exam in this article.
There are three major posts for which the NICL exams are conducted. This includes:
- NICL Accounts Apprentice
- NICL Assistant
- NICL Administrative Officer
Among the three posts mentioned above, the NICL AO or the NICL Administrative Officer exam is one of the most sought after exams in the country.
In this article we shall discuss in detail the NICL AO exam, along with the important dates, notification, vacancies, exam pattern and all the important recruitment related information.
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Table of Contents:
- NICL AO Exam
- NICL AO Notification
- NICL AO Vacancy
- NICL AO Exam Dates
- NICL AO Apply Online
- NICL AO Selection Process
- NICL AO Eligibility
- NICL AO Preparation
- About NICL
NICL AO Exam
The NICL AO exam is conducted to recruit candidates at the post of Administrative Officers in the National Insurance Company Limited. Aspirants across the country seek an opportunity to enter the insurance sector at the Officer post and NICL gives them this opportunity.
The National Insurance Company Limited in the conducting body for the NICL AO exam. The table given below gives some important information regarding the NICL AO exam:
|NICL AO Exam|
|Conducting Body||National Insurance Company Limited|
|Official Notification 2020||Yet To Be Released|
|Level of Exam||National Exam|
|Frequency of Exam||Not Annual|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
Apart from NICL, New India Assurance Company Limited also conducts recruitment for the post of Administrative Officers, Candidates can know more about the NIACL AO exam at the linked article.
NICL AO Notification
The NICL AO exam was last conducted in 2017 and ever since candidates have been waiting for the conducting body to release the official NICL notification for the post of Administrative Officers.
The reason why NICL AO notification is released, is to make the candidates aware of the latest exam pattern, the important exam and application dates, number of vacancies released, eligibility criteria and other important details about the recruitment process.
Until the NICL AO notification 2020 is released, candidates can refer to the NICL AO notification 2017 given below and analyse the exam well.
NICL AO Vacancy
While candidates are anticipating the release of NICL AO notification 2020, the last NICL AO recruitment which was conducted in 2017 has released 205 vacancies to appoint Administrative Officers.
Given below is the category-wise vacancy distribution for the NICL AO 2017 recruitment:
The number of vacancies released each year may increase or decrease in comparison to the previous years. This completely depends upon the requirement of the appointing Organisation and is subject to change.
NICL AO Exam Dates
The NICL exam dates are released along with the official notification for respective posts. Given below are the tentative NICL AO exam dates for the 2020 recruitment and the NICL AO exam dates for the 2017 recruitment:
|NICL AO Exam Dates|
|Official Notification||May 2020||March 30, 2017|
|Last Date to Apply||June 2020||April 20, 2017|
|Prelims Exam||July 2020||June 3, 2017|
|Prelims Result||July 2020||June 12, 2017|
|Mains Exam||August 2020||July 2, 2017|
|Mains Result||September 2020||August 10, 2017|
|Interview||October 2020||September -October, 2017|
|Final Result||November/ december 2020||November 30, 2017|
NICL AO Apply Online
The online application process for the Administrative Officer exam in NICL is easy and can only be completed online. It must be noted that there is no offline mode to apply for the NICL AO exam.
Given below are the steps that a candidate can follow for the NICL AO online application:
Step 1: Visit the official website of NICL (https://nationalinsurance.nic.co.in/)
Step 2: Select the “Recruitment” option given at the top of the homepage
Step 3: Click on the “NICL AO Apply Online” option
Step 4: You are redirected to the application form page. Click on the “New Registration” option
Step 5: Fill in all the required fields like your name, Parent’s Name, contact details, email ID, etc. Once you fill this page and click on the “Submit” option, your registration number and password are shared with you on the contact details mentioned in the form
Step 6: Next upload your passport size photo and scanned image of your signature.
Step 7: Next, fill in your educational qualifications. Make sure that the information you entered is correct as these certificates and degrees are checked at the time of Interview
Step 8: In the next part of the application form, you need to state information regarding your date of birth, category, disabilities, exam centre, etc.
Step 9: Once you have reviewed the form, the final step is paying the application fee. Given below is the application fee details for the NICL AO exam:
|NICL AO Application Fee|
|All other candidates||Rs. 600/-|
Note: Candidates must ensure that the details mentioned in the application form are correct and if any discrepancy is found in the application, the candidate’s candidature may stand cancelled.
NICL AO Selection Process
Since the number of candidates who apply for the exam are much higher than the number of vacancies released. The selection process for the NICL AO exam involves three stages so that candidates can be shortlisted at each phase of the examination.
The three stages of the NICL AO selection process includes:
Given below is the NICL AO exam pattern for the prelims and mains exam in brief:
|NICL AO Exam Pattern|
|Phase of Examination||Subjects||Number of Questions||Time Duration|
|Prelims||English Language||30||60 minutes|
|English Language (0bjective)||40|
|English Language (Descriptive)||3||30 minutes|
Interested candidates can check the detailed NICL Syllabus and exam pattern at the linked article.
NICL AO Eligibility
There are certain eligibility criteria that are set by the conducting body which need to be fulfilled by a candidate to apply for the examination.
Given below is the NICL AO eligibility criteria in brief:
- Age Limit: Minimum age of the candidate must be 21 years and maximum age must be 30 years. For candidates belonging to certain categories, there are upper age relaxations.
- Educational Qualifications: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of a Graduate/Post Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University OR any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government with at least 60% marks in either of the degree examination (at least 55% for SC/ST) candidates.
- Nationality: A citizen of India, subject of Nepal or Bhutan and Tibetan refugee can apply for the exam.
Candidates can check the detailed eligibility details in the official NICL AO notification.
NICL AO Preparation
Lakhs of candidates anticipate the NICL AO recruitment every year but only a handful are able to qualify the exam, whenever conducted. Given below are a few tips that may help candidates prepare for the NICL AO exam 2020:
- Strategise a study plan and accordingly start your preparation
- Solve as many mock tests, practise papers and previous year papers as much as possible as it will give you a better understanding of the paper
- Give equal time for the preparation of each section
- Time management plays a very important role, so as much as you practise, more efficient you will become at answering questions.
National Insurance Company Limited is India’s oldest General Insurance company. It has its offices all across India and one foreign office located in Nepal.
The company works on providing general insurance to the people of the country, these insurance products include Health insurance, motor vehicle insurance, rural and agricultural insurance, industrial and commercial insurance.
In terms of job and career with NICL, it is one of the largest General insurance companies in the country and gives a candidate an opportunity to get a permanent job with a decent salary and perks and reputed lifestyle.