NIACL Administrative Officer Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
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New India Assurance Company Ltd. examines the post of General Assistant Officer and Specialist Officer every year. This is done in two categories, AO Generalist and AO Specialist. Individuals lying in the age group of 21 to 30 can participate in this exam, while there are some relaxations in age for some creamy layer groups.

This national level exam is conducted by the company every year, and the aspirants must be a graduate. The headquarter of this company is in Mumbai. The Administrative Officers will be selected for different disciplines such as Company Secretary, Legal, Finance/Accounts, and Generalists.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam For recruitment in the posts of Assistant Officer in prestigious companies.
Conducting Body New India Assurance Company Limited
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NIACL Administrative Officer 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
    • Generalists: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of a graduate/post-graduate in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government with at least 60% marks in either of the degree examination for General candidates and at least 55% marks for SC/ST/PwBD candidates.
    • Specialists: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification as follows. The qualification should be from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government

  4. Age Limit
  5. The age of the candidate to appear in the NIACL Administrative Officer Exam 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
    Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 35 years
    OBC 33 years
    Persons With Disability 40 years
    Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs 35 years
    Defence Service Personnel, disabled in operation 33 years
    Persons domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (during 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989) 35 years
    Existing Confirmed Employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies 38 years

  6. Restrictions on Attempts
  7. There is no limit on the number of attempts until the candidate fulfills all the required eligibility criteria.

NIACL Administrative Officer Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application September 1, 2021
Last Date of Application September 21, 2021
Downloading Admit Card October 4, 2021
Starting Date of Phase-I Exam October 16, 2021

NIACL Administrative Officer Exam Pattern 2021

Important points regarding the pattern of the exam:

  • The examination takes place over two broad phases: Phase I, Phase II and Phase-III.
  • The phase I exam has three sections, while the Phase II exam has four to five units.
  • Phase II exam is conducted for two categories of posts: the Generalist and Specialists.
  • Although the paper remains more or less similar in these two cases, there is an additional section of technical and professional assessment for the latter.
  • There is also a descriptive paper for the Phase-II exam, taken immediately after the objective exam.
  • The candidates selected from the two rounds go on to the interview round from where the interview panel selects the final candidate.

Pattern for Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

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 30
2 Reasoning Ability
Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 35
3 Quantitative Aptitude
Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 35
Total Marks* 100

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

Pattern for Main Exam (Generalist)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Reasoning
Merit Ranking Nature 50 Objective (Multiple Choice) 50
2 English Language
Merit Ranking Nature 50 Objective (Multiple Choice) 50
3 General Awareness
Merit Ranking Nature 50 Objective (Multiple Choice) 50
4 Quantitative Aptitude
Merit Ranking Nature 50 Objective (Multiple Choice) 50
Total Marks* 200

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

Pattern for Main Exam (Specialist)

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) 40
2 English Language
Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 40
3 General Awareness
Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 40
4 Quantitative Aptitude
Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 40
5 Professional and Technical Test
Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 40
Total Marks* 200

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

Pattern for Descriptive Paper

Total marks allotted: 30

The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through online mode.

Pattern for Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted at the end of Phase-II will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Company. Interview will be conducted at select centres. The weightage (ratio) of online Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively.

NIACL Administrative Officer Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

1 English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Para Summary
  • Odd One Out
  • Para Completion
  • Error Spotting/New Pattern Error Spotting
  • Sentence Correction/Sentence Improvement

2 Reasoning Ability

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Alphanumeric Series/Number Series/Alphabet Series
  • Order and Ranking
  • Direction based questions
  • Seating Arrangement (Circular, Linear, Square)
  • Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data sufficiency
  • Inequalities (Direct and Coded)
  • Logical Reasoning

3 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Quantity based problems
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage & Averages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time, Work and Wages
  • Time & Distance
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Boats and Streams

Syllabus for Main Exam (Generalist)

1 Reasoning

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Alphanumeric Series/Number Series/Alphabet Series
  • Order and Ranking
  • Direction based questions
  • Seating Arrangement (Circular, Linear, Square)
  • Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data sufficiency
  • Inequalities (Direct and Coded)
  • Logical Reasoning

2 English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Para Summary
  • Odd One Out
  • Para Completion
  • Error Spotting/New Pattern Error Spotting
  • Sentence Correction/Sentence Improvement

3 General Awareness

  • Banking, Insurance & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Geography
  • General Science

4 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Quantity based problems
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage & Averages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time, Work and Wages
  • Time & Distance
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Boats and Streams

Syllabus for Main Exam (Specialist)

1 Reasoning

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Alphanumeric Series/Number Series/Alphabet Series
  • Order and Ranking
  • Direction based questions
  • Seating Arrangement (Circular, Linear, Square)
  • Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data sufficiency
  • Inequalities (Direct and Coded)
  • Logical Reasoning

2 English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Para Summary
  • Odd One Out
  • Para Completion
  • Error Spotting/New Pattern Error Spotting
  • Sentence Correction/Sentence Improvement

3 General Awareness

  • Banking, Insurance & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Geography
  • General Science

4 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Quantity based problems
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage & Averages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time, Work and Wages
  • Time & Distance
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Boats and Streams

5 Professional and Technical Test

There is no specific syllabus mentioned for this test in the detailed exam notification.

Syllabus for Descriptive Paper

• Letter Writing
• Essay Writing

Syllabus for Interview

There is no specific syllabus for interview. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate’s intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion, LEADERSHIP, and intellectual and moral integrity.

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