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NICL AO Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern for Generalist and Specialist Posts

NICL AO Syllabus 2024: National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) has released an official notification pdf for 274 Administrative Officer (Scale-I) vacancies for Generalist and Specialist posts. The candidates who are willing to appear for the upcoming NICL AO 2024 Exam must have a clear understanding of the detailed NICL Administrative Officer Exam Pattern 2024, marking scheme, selection process, and NICL AO Syllabus 2024. In this article, we have shared the updated NICL AO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024 as detailed in the NICL AO Notification 2024.

NICL AO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

There would be 2 stages of the selection process for Generalist, Specialist (Doctors (MBBS), Legal, Finance, Actuarial, Information Technology, and Automobile Engineers), and a single phase for Hindi (Rajbhasha) Officers posts. A glimpse of the important details for the NICL Administrative Officer Exam 2024 has been discussed below.

NICL AO Syllabus 2024- Overview
Recruitment Body National Insurance Company Limited (NICL)
Posts Administrative Officer (Scale-I)
Vacancies 274
NICL AO Prelims Exam Date 2024 4th March 2024
Category Syllabus
Selection Process Prelims, Mains, and Interview
Number of Questions Prelims- 100
Mains- 250 (objective test)
Negative Marking 1/4th marks
Official website https://nationalinsurance.nic.co.in/

NICL AO Selection Process 2024

The selection for Generalists and Specialist (except Hindi Officers) posts will be conducted in three phases-

Phase- I: Preliminary Examination online

Phase- II: Main Examination online

Phase- III: Interview

There would be only a single phase and Interview for the candidates who apply for Hindi (Rajbhasha) Officers.

NICL AO Selection Process 2024
Disciplines Selection Process Details 
Generalist Prelims- Objective Test No. of Questions- 100
Total Marks- 100
Negative Marking- 0.25
Duration- 60 minutes
Mains- Objective Test and Descriptive Test No. of Questions- 250
Total Marks- 250
Negative Marking- 0.25
Duration- 180 minutes
Descriptive- 30 marks & 30 minutes
Interview The weightage (ratio) of online Main Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively.
Specialist (Doctors (MBBS), Legal, Finance, Actuarial, Information Technology, and Automobile Engineers) Prelims- Objective Test No. of Questions- 100
Total Marks- 100
Negative Marking- 0.25
Duration- 60 minutes
Mains- Objective Test and Descriptive Test No. of Questions- 250
Total Marks- 250
Negative Marking- 0.25
Duration- 180 minutes
Descriptive- 30 marks & 30 minutes
Interview The weightage (ratio) of online Main Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively.
Hindi (Rajbhasha) Officers Single Phase No. of Questions- 204
Total Marks- 250
Negative Marking- 0.25
Duration- 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Interview The weightage (ratio) of Single phase Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively.

NICL AO Exam Pattern 2024

The NICL AO Exam Pattern 2024 for both the Prelims and Mains exams has been notified with the notification for NICL AO Recruitment 2024. The candidates preparing for NICL Administrative Officer (Scale-I) for Generalist and Specialist posts must go through the details for the exam pattern as discussed below.

NICL AO Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

As per the officials, the NICL AO Prelims Exam consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from the English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude sections. The duration of NICL AO Phase 1 Exam is 60 minutes (20 minutes for each section). There would be a negative marking of 0.25 or 1/4th mark for each incorrect answer.

NICL AO Prelims Exam Pattern 2024
SNo.  Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total
100 100 60 minutes

NICL AO Mains Exam Pattern 2024 [Objective]

NICL AO Mains Exam Pattern 2024 for Generalist

  1. For generalist posts, there will be 5 sections namely Reasoning Ability, English Language, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  2. The duration of NICL AO Generalist Mains Exam is 180 minutes and there will be sectional timing as discussed in the below table.
  3. As per the marking scheme, a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer will be there.
NICL AO Mains Exam Pattern 2024 for Generalist
SNo.  Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 50 40 minutes
3. General Awareness 50 50 30 minutes
4. Computer Knowledge 50 50 30 minutes
5. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 250 250 180 minutes

NICL AO Mains Exam Pattern 2024 for Specialist

  1. For Specialist posts, there are 6 sections. Reasoning Ability, English Language, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude and an additional test to assess technical & professional knowledge in relevant disciplines will be there.
  2. As per the marking scheme, a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer will be there.
  3. The duration of NICL AO Specialist Mains Exam is 180 minutes and there will be sectional timing as discussed in the below table.
NICL AO Mains Exam Pattern 2024 for Specialist
SNo.  Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 40 40 35 minutes
2. English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3. General Awareness 40 40 20 minutes
4. Computer Knowledge 40 40 25 minutes
5. Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 35 minutes
6. In Special stream, an additional test to assess technical & professional knowledge in relevant discipline 50 100 35 minutes
Total 250 250 180 minutes

NICL AO Mains Descriptive Test

The descriptive Test of 30 Minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language for Essay, Précis & Comprehension. The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through online mode

NICL AO Mains Descriptive Test
Topics Marks Duration
Essay 10 30 minutes
Précis 10
Comprehension 10
Total 30

NICL AO Interview 2024

The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at based on scores obtained by the candidates in the online Main Examination (Objective test) and Interview. The weightage (ratio) of the online Main Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively. The final merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the consolidated marks secured by the candidates.

NICL AO Syllabus 2024

The candidates must efficiently prepare for NICL AO 2024 by understanding the detailed NICL AO Syllabus 2024. The NICL Syllabus includes sections on English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability. The NICL AO Prelims and Mains Syllabus for all subjects have been discussed in the below section.

NICL AO Syllabus for English Language

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Spelling Checks
  4. Improving Sentences
  5. Jumbling of Paragraphs
  6. Completing sentences and paragraphs
  7. Parts of Speeches
  8. Articles
  9. Prepositions Fillers
  10. Detection of errors

NICL AO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

NICL AO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
Topics Sub Topics
BODMAS, Square & Cube, Square & cube root, Indices, fraction, percentage, etc.
Number Series Missing Number series, Wrong number series, etc.
Inequality Linear equation, Quadratic equation, Quantity comparison (I and II), etc.
Arithmetic Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Number System, HCF and LCM, Average, Age, Partnership, Mixture and Alligation, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Time and Work & wage, Pipe and Cistern, Profit and Loss and discount, Speed Time Distance, Boat And stream, Train, Mensuration 2D and 3D, Probability, Permutation and combination, etc.
Data Interpretation (DI) Table DI, Missing Table DI, Pie chart DI (single and multiple pie chart), Line chart DI (Single and multiple lines), Bar chart DI, Mixed DI, Caselet (Simple table-based caselet, Venn diagram based case let, Arithmetic based case), etc.
Data Sufficiency (DS) Two-Statement Data Sufficiency

NICL AO Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

NICL AO Syllabus for Reasoning Ability 
Topics Sub Topics
Puzzles Box-based puzzle, Designation-based puzzle, Category based puzzle, Floor / Flat-floor based puzzle, Day / Month / Year based puzzle
Seating Arrangement Circular Seating Arrangement (Uncertain), Square / Rectangle / Triangular seating Arrangement, Linear seating arrangement, Single row, Double row, Uncertain
Miscellaneous Inequality (Direct and Indirect Statement), Distance and Direction (Normal), Coding-Decoding (General), Blood Relation (Normal), Syllogism (2/3 statement + 2 conclusion), Series, Alpha-numeric-symbol based, Alpha-numeric based, Word-based, Number based, Digit based series, Letter based series, Order – Ranking (Comparison), Word Pair / Number Pair, Word formation (Meaningful word), Odd one out, Word / Number based (Multiple operations)

NICL AO Syllabus for General Awareness

  1. National Current Affairs
  2. International Current Affairs
  3. State Current Affairs
  4. Sports News
  5. Central Government Schemes
  6. Agreements/MoU
  7. Books & Authors
  8. Summits & Conferences
  9. Defense News
  10. Science & Technology News
  11. Banking & Insurance News
  12. Static GK
  13. Ranks/Reports/Indexes
  14. Business & Economy Related News
  15. Important Days
  16. Obituaries
  17. Important Appointments
  18. Important Awards & Honours
  19. Union Budget 2023-24
  20. Current Static
  21. Apps & Portals
  22. Static Insurance
  23. Committees/Councils
  24. NICL In News
  25. International Loans
  26. Abbreviation

NICL AO Syllabus 2024- FAQs

Q1. What is NICL AO Syllabus 2024?

NICL AO Syllabus 2024 for both Prelims and Mains Exam for Generalist and Specialist posts has been discussed in the article.

Q2. Is there negative marking for NICL AO Exam 2024?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for objective type questions in NICL AO Exam 2024.

Q3. What is the selection process for NICL AO Exam 2024?

The selection process for NICL AO Exam 2024 includes 03 stage. i.e. Preliminary Examination online, Main Examination online, Interview.

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