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New India Assurance Company Ltd. Assistant Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 13th October, 2020
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New India Assurance Company Limited Assistant is a paper-pen-based recruitment exam directed for assistant recruitment in New India Assurance. Graduates (Bachelors degree) in any stream aged between 21 and 30 years of age are eligible to apply for New India Assurance Assistants Recruitment. This test aims to assess and understand the linguistic (language), general awareness, numerical ability, and computer proficiency of applicants intent on being recruited as Assistants in New India Assurance.

NIACL Assistant exam is conducted by New India Assurance Company Limited for the recruitment of assistants of Class III cadre from the open market. New India Assurance Company Limited is a leading Public Sector General Insurance Company with branches in every part of India.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam Recruitment of assistants from the open market of Class III cadre
Conducting Body New India Assurance Company Limited
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NIACL Assistant Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate applying for recruitment in the Company must be either: –
    a) a citizen of India, or
    b) a subject of Nepal, or
    c) a subject of Bhutan, or
    d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at the SSC/ HSC/ Intermediate/ Graduation level. The candidate should possess a certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination as of the date of application registration.

    Knowledge of Regional Language of the State for which a candidate applies is essential. Proficiency in the Regional Language of the State/UT (Candidates should know to read, write and speak the Regional Language of the State/UT against the vacancies for which a candidate wishes to apply, is essential.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the NIACL Assistant examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 30 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 35 years
    OBC 33 years
    Persons With Disability 40 years
    Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen 45 years
    Widows or Divorced women 35 years
    Domicile of the Kashmir Division (State of Jammu & Kashmir), time period being 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 35 years
    Existing Employees of The New India Assurance Co.Ltd. 35 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

NIACL Assistant Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Admit Card Release Date To be notified.
Starting Date of Phase-I Exam To be notified

NIACL Assistant Exam Pattern 2021

A selection process will be required for candidates wishing to appear for the recruitment of the New India Assurance Company Limited Administrative Officer. The process of selection is split into two stages. An online preliminary test will be the first phase, which will be objective in nature. In addition, all candidates qualifying in the prelims will give a Mains test that will be both Objective and Descriptive in nature.

Important points regarding the pattern of the exam:

  • This paper has unit-based cut-off marks which require a candidate to qualify for each section separately.
  • The questions in objective tests, except for the test of English Language, will be made available in English Hindi.
  • Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum total score (as decided by the Company) in the main examination.
  • Candidates qualifying in the Online Main Examination will be shortlisted and called for Regional Language Test, before final selection. No separate marks will be awarded for Regional Language Test. This test will be only qualifying in nature
  • Final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the online Main examination subject to qualifying the Regional Language Test. Merely satisfying the eligibility norms do not entitle a candidate to be called for online examinations & Regional Language Test.
  • In case of equal marks scored by the last two or more candidates in the merit list, the candidate senior most in age will be shortlisted for further process of recruitment.

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

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

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 English Language
Qualifying Nature 30 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 30
2 Reasoning
Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 35
3 Numerical Ability
Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 35
Total Marks* 100

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Main Exam

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

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Reasoning
Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 50
2 English Language
Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 50
3 General Awareness
Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 50
4 Computer Knowledge
Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 50
5 Numerical Ability
Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 50
Total Marks* 250

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Regional Language Test

Candidates shortlisted in the online Main examination will subsequently be called for Regional Language Test to be conducted by the Company, at select centers. The Regional Language Test will be of a qualifying nature only. No Scores will be allotted for the same.

NIACL Assistant Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 English Language

  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Error / Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks, Sentence Arrangement/ Word Arrangement
  • Comprehension & Cloze Test
  • Vocabulary questions, Para connectors, para completion, para restatement, paragraph inference, para fillers
  • Tenses Rules

2 Reasoning

  • Syllogism
  • Linear and Circular Sitting Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Alphabet Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Number Series

3 Numerical Ability

  • Percentage
  • Time & Work
  • Area
  • Profit & Loss
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Average
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • HCF, LCM
  • Problem On Ages
  • Time & Speed
  • Investment

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Reasoning

  • Syllogism
  • Linear and Circular Sitting Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Alphabet Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Number Series

2 English Language

  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Error / Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks, Sentence Arrangement/ Word Arrangement
  • Comprehension & Cloze Test
  • Vocabulary questions, Para connectors, para completion, para restatement, paragraph inference, para fillers
  • Tenses Rules

3 General Awareness

  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indian Constitution
  • India and its neighboring countries.
  • Budget and Five Year Plans.
  • Important Financial Economic News.
  • Scientific Research
  • Culture
  • Economy
  • Current Affairs – National International
  • Sports
  • Economy, Banking, and Finance.
  • Knowledge of Current Events.
  • Countries Capitals.
  • General Politics etc.

4 Computer Knowledge

  • Computer Software
  • Number System
  • Networking & Operating System
  • Logic Gates
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Computer Hardware
  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • MS Office
  • Internet and Computer Shortcuts

5 Numerical Ability

  • Percentage
  • Time & Work
  • Area
  • Profit & Loss
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Average
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • HCF, LCM
  • Problem On Ages
  • Time & Speed
  • Investment

Syllabus for Regional Language Test

The test consists of writing ( a person dictates and the candidate has to write in the provided paper), reading ( a paragraph from a newspaper, magazine), and speaking on the topic given to you( speaking in front of a panel of 3 to 4 people, not in front of all the candidates).

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