NICL AO 2017 New Exam Pattern & Important Changes

NICL AO 2017 New Exam Pattern & Important Changes

NICL AO 2017 New Exam Pattern & Important Changes: National Insurance Company Limited is the Government owned general Insurance company established in the year 1906 and its headquarter is located in the city of Kolkata. NICL is the subsidiary of General Insurance Company Limited.

Recently National Insurance Company Limited released a notification to recruit candidates for the post of Administrative officer as a Generalist under the Grade of Officer Scale-I. The last date to submit online application is 20th April 2017.

National Insurance Company Limited has come up with the new exam pattern. In the article we are going to provide you the complete information regarding the change in NICL AO Prelims Exam pattern.


NICL AO 2015-2017 Exam Pattern

Go through the article to understand the exam pattern and syllabus for the preparation of NICL AO Exam. But first let us compare the NICL AO exam pattern of 2015 -2017.

NICL AO 2015 Exam Pattern

In 2015, There were 160 questions in Part A (Objective), which had to be answered in 120 minutes. Part B (Descriptive) had 3 questions, which had to be answered in 45 minutes.

In Part A, There were four sections in the Objective Test:

Section Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Total 160 160

All the other sections, except the English language section, were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. Each question had 5 options and was of 1 mark each. There was a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

Part B (Descriptive) tested the English language skills of the candidates. It comprised questions on Precis, Essay and Letter Writing.

NIACL AO 2017 Exam Pattern

The Exam will be conducted in two phases. i.e Prelims & Mains. Candidates will be selected through a selection process consisting of online Exam (Preliminary & Main Examination) followed by an Interview.

NICL AO 2017 Prelims Exam Pattern

The Online Computer-Based Test (CBT) for NICL AO Prelims 2017 will be conducted in objective MCQ pattern. This test would be of 60 minutes duration consisting of 3 sections- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

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Section Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Company (approximately 15 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

NICL AO 2017 Mains Exam Pattern

Section Name   No. of Questions  Maximum Marks  Medium of Exam
 Reasoning  40  40  Eng/ Hindi
 English Language  40  40  Eng
 General Awareness 40 40  Eng/ Hindi
 Computer Knowledge  40  40  Eng/ Hindi
 Quantitative aptitude 40  40 Eng/ Hindi
 Total  200 200
  • The penalty for wrong answers – One-fourth marks assigned to that question.
  • The Descriptive Test of 30 Minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Essay, Precis and Comprehension). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through on line mode. All the tests of Prelims and Mains exam, except for English Language Test will be available in Hindi as well as English.

Over Here, we conclude our article on NICL AO 2017 New Exam Pattern & Important Changes.Till then, Stay connected for more information regarding NICL AO Recruitment 2017. To excel in Insurance Exams, download the Best NICL Exam Preparation App for free.

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