NIACL AO Syllabus 2021, Detailed Exam Pattern & Syllabus

NIACL AO Syllabus 2021: New India Assurance Company Limited has invited eligible graduates and post-graduates for the post of Scale-I Administrative Officer (Generalist) and also announced the Prelims Exam to be held in October 2021 and Mains in November 2021. Therefore with only 2 months left, the candidates must begin with their preparation for the NIACL AO Exam 2021 and for your help we have provided the complete syllabus in this section. The proper strategy before beginning the exam preparation is a must and the syllabus plays a vital role in strengthening preparations. 

NIACL AO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

The NIACL AO Prelims Exam consists of 3 sections namely Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language whereas, in Mains Exam, there will be an additional General Awareness Section and a descriptive test. In this article, we have discussed the section-wise NIACL AO Syllabus 2021 along with the detailed exam pattern. 

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NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2021

NIACL AO 2021 will be conducted in 3 phases: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. The candidate has to qualify each stage to get recruited at the post of Administrative Officer (Generalist) Scale-I.  

NIACL AO 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

1. Three sections: English, Reasoning, and Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude are covered in the prelims exam.

2. The duration for the exam is 1 hour (20 minutes each section)

3. A penalty of ¼th mark is deducted for incorrect answers.

Check the NIACL AO Prelims Exam Pattern from the below table.

S. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksLanguageDuration
1.English Language3030English20 minutes
2.Reasoning Ability3535English/Hindi20 minutes
3.Numerical Ability3535English/Hindi20 minutes
 Total100100  60 minutes

NIACL AO 2021 Mains Exam Pattern

1. The Mains Exam is divided into 2 parts: Objective & Descriptive type 

2. Passing both sections is compulsory. 

3. The total duration of the NIACL AO Mains Exam is 2.5 hours, which is divided as 2 hrs for objective and 30 minutes for descriptive.

4. There will be 200 MCQ-type questions and 2 Essay/Letter Writing questions.

5.  ¼ mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Objective Type

Check the NIACL AO Mains Objective Exam Pattern from here.

S. No.Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksLanguageDuration
1.Reasoning Ability5050English/HindiComposite time of 120 minutes
2.English Language5050English
3.General Awareness5050English/Hindi
4.Quantitative Aptitude5050English/Hindi
 Total200200 

NIACL AO Descriptive Test

The duration of the NIACL AO Descriptive Test will be 30 minutes for 30 marks test. It will be a Test of English Language – Letter & Essay writing. NIACL AO descriptive test will be conducted in English and will take place online.

Name of ExamMarks
Letter Writing10 marks
Essay Writing20 marks

NIACL AO Interview Process

The candidates qualifying for both Prelims & Mains exam will be called for an Interview round, which will be the final selection stage for Administrative Officer posts. The Ratio of the Online Examination and Interview Process will be calculated as 80:20.

NIACL AO Syllabus 2021

Don't begin your preparation without the detailed syllabus; as an updated syllabus is important to score good marks and you can better understand which topics are to be covered and which topics require more hard work. Check the section-wise Prelims & Mains Syllabus from the below section.  

NIACL AO Prelims Syllabus 2021

The NIACL AO Prelims Syllabus is compiled of three subjects: English Language, Reasoning Ability & Quantitative Aptitude. The topics covered in each section have been discussed below. 

English

The questions of this section will be assessing the candidate's knowledge about the English language and the questions will be of English language only. 

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Fill in the blanks
  4. Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
  5. Paragraph Complete / Sentence Correction
  6. Para jumbles
  7. Miscellaneous

Quantitative Aptitude

The questions of this section are more calculation and formula-based, therefore the candidates are advised to learn tricks to learn the concepts of solving the questions of this section. 

  1. Simplification
  2. Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  3. Number Systems
  4. Profit & Loss
  5. Mixtures & Alligations
  6. Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  7. Time & Distance
  8. Work & Time
  9. Sequence & Series
  10. Permutation, Combination & Probability. Data Interpretation
  11. Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Reasoning Ability 

The topics of Reasoning Ability are the same in both Prelims & Mains, however, the difference lies in the difficulty level of the questions. Check the topics of Reasoning Ability of NIACL Prelims Exam 2021.  

  1. Coded Inequalities
  2. Seating Arrangement
  3. Puzzle Tabulation
  4. Logical Reasoning
  5. Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Syllogism
  8. Blood Relations
  9. Input-Output
  10. Coding-Decoding
  11. Alphanumeric Series

NIACL AO Mains Syllabus 2021

Reasoning Ability

Though the topics of this section seem to be easy, however, you must be knowing the shortcuts to solves these tricky questions. Check the topics of the Reasoning section asked in NIACL AO Mains Exam 2021 from here. 

  1. Coded Inequalities
  2. Seating Arrangement
  3. Puzzle Tabulation
  4. Logical Reasoning
  5. Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Syllogism
  8. Blood Relations
  9. Input-Output
  10. Coding-Decoding
  11. Alphanumeric Series

Quantitative Aptitude

Check the topics covered in the Quantitative Aptitude Section from the below list and prepare accordingly for NIACL AO 2021 Exam. The questions of this section are calculation based, therefore advised to learn tricks to solve these questions quickly. 

  1. Simplification
  2. Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  3. Number Systems
  4. Profit & Loss
  5. Mixtures & Alligations
  6. Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  7. Time & Distance
  8. Work & Time
  9. Sequence & Series
  10. Permutation, Combination & Probability. Data Interpretation
  11. Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  12. English Language Reading Comprehension
  13. Cloze Test
  14. Fill in the blanks
  15. Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
  16. Paragraph Complete / Sentence Correction
  17. Para jumbles
  18. Miscellaneous

General Awareness

For this section, the candidates have to prepare for the below topics at the national and international levels. This section requires proper discipline and frequency of learning the topics daily.   

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Summits
  3. Books & Authors
  4. Awards
  5. Sports
  6. Defence
  7. National
  8. Appointment
  9. International
  10. Obituary etc
  11. Banking Awareness
  12. Indian Financial System
  13. History of Indian Banking Industry
  14. Regulatory Bodies Monetary & Credit Policies
  15. Budget Basics and Current Union Budget
  16. International Organisation / Financial Institutions
  17. Capital Market & Money Market added in NIACL AO Syllabus
  18. Government Schemes Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  19. Other important concepts
  20. Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  21. Other important concepts

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NIACL AO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021: FAQs

Q. Which stages are included in NIACL AO Selection process?

Ans. NIACL AO Selection will be done through Prelims, Mains, and Interview stages.

Q. Is there any negative marking for NIACL AO Exam 2021?

Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 1/4 marks for NIACL AO Prelims & Mains Exam.

Q. What is the syllabus for NIACL AO Exam 2021?

Ans. The detailed NIACL AO Exam Pattern & Syllabus for prelims & mains has been discussed in the article.