NICL AO Mains Study Plan: With just a few days to go, we expect that most candidates will be on full prep/ revision mode for the upcoming examination. The Recruitment Examination for NICL AO will be conducted on 2nd July.
The written examination will be held throughout the country at various exam centres in an online mode. As our final take on how to crack NICL AO Exam, here are a few pointers on how to devise a proper revision strategy for the next few days.
NICL AO Mains Exam Pattern
As you know NICL AO is a 3-tier Process, The Exam is 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. Here we are providing you the Exam pattern for NICL AO Mains Examination.
|Section Name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam|
|General Awareness||40||40||Eng/ Hindi|
|Computer Knowledge||40||40||Eng/ Hindi|
|Quantitative aptitude||40||40||Eng/ Hindi|
The penalty for wrong answers – One-fourth marks assigned to that question.
NICL AO Mains Study Plan: Introducing Day by Day Strategy
Let us not waste any more time and start elaborating this important strategy for NICL AO Mains.
Day (1-2) : Starting with the Reasoning
Start with the reasoning subject and highlight the important topics. We are providing a list of important topics to be covered. Candidates need to gain command over the topics like
- Syllogisms and ranking,
- Blood relation,
- Coding and decoding,
- Data sufficiency,
- Decision making,
- Sitting arrangement,
- Machine input,
Here are a few tips that will help you in your preparation for Reasoning Ability section for NICL AO Mains.
- Prepare topic by topic and then make yourself clear with Questions under Reasoning that is your strength. Segregate the topics which you are weak in and practice those every day.
- Don’t try to cover everything included in syllabus. Just focus on the important topics which carry a high weightage of marks.
- Focus on accuracy and speed. Solve various mock tests available online by setting a timer for yourself. This practice is the most beneficial one and guarantees proper time management.
- Learn the basics by studying from reference books. Read and understand the basics behind each topic. This way you will be able to grasp the concepts which will help you in solving the questions easily.
- Solve previous year’s question papers to understand the pattern of questions which are asked in the exam.
- Lastly, do not forget to revise the topics which you have learned throughout the week
DAY (3-4) : Moving to Quantitative aptitude
Most of the students find this section difficult, so aspirants are advised to revise certain important topics of NICL AO Mains. We are providing a list of important topics to be covered. Candidates need to gain command over the topics like
- Simplification and approximation,
- Synonym / Antonym,
- Ratio and Proportion,
- Profit and Loss,
- Number series,
- Simple interest and compound interest,
- Age-based problems,
- Time and Work and Speed,
- Distance and Time,
- Mixture and Allegation,
- Permutation and combination,
- Mensuration and
- Data sufficiency
To improve your chances of cracking NICL AO Mains 2017, go through these preparation tips for NICL AO Mains Quantitative Aptitude Section.
- Strengthen your basics: Solving any type of quant-based problem involves a proper understanding of how the system works. You need to know the root of the problem in order to begin the solving process.
- Memorise short tricks, tables, fractions: You will probably have less than 2-3 minutes to solve any type of question. Make sure you don’t waste that in excess calculating or taking a longer route. Try and memorise tables upto 20, squares and cubes upto 30 and conversion values of commonly used fraction to decimal and vice versa. Knowing this while solving arithmetic based problems will definitely boost your speed in the paper.
- Solve Previous Years Papers: A number of questions, as well as questions types, can be deduced based on last years question papers of NICL AO Mains. Make sure you attempt them atleast once.
- Devise a step-by-step approach for DI Questions: Avoid any short techniques in this. Study the graph/ table/ chart carefully and pay attention to all the details. Compare the solution with the given options with caution, sometimes options are almost the same or nearby.
- Battling with Tough/ Long Questions: Each question carries the same mark in all the sections. Keep this in mind when you waste excess time on a relatively hard question, which can be skipped for an easier, solvable one.
DAY (5-6) : Testing your English Section
All the important topics of English section are included below
- Reading comprehension,
- Cloze test, Para jumbles,
- Sentence correction,
- Error spotting,
- Para Completion,
- Synonym and Antonym,
- Double Fillers
- Sentence Exclusion
- Sentence Combination
- Learn Basic Rules: First, you need to remember the Grammar Rules. However, you do not need to know all grammar rules after solving previous year papers you can easily understand what kind of question NICL is framing
- Practice Previous Year Papers: For the smart preparation of NICL AO Mains Examination, the best method will be to get all the previous question papers and do daily practice.
- Newspaper is Necessary: English Section in NICL AO Mains specially judges your ability to understand English and Proper Usage of Grammar. For improvement on understanding English Read Newspapers and Books on Grammar.
- Make it a Habit: You need to develop a habit to learn new words daily from newspaper, news channels, books etc. It will help you to build up your own lexicon of essential words.
- Unleash your Potential: Revise, Reflect and Learn from your mistakes. Revision will play an extremely vital role in improving your score in NICL AO Mains English Language Section.
- What’s stopping you?: It is very important to know your weak areas so that you can pay your special attention to them. Give more time to the study of the subject or topic that you are having difficulty with.
- Effective Time Management: Maintain a plan for each day to practice topics essential to NICL AO Mains English Language Section and try to devote at least three hours for English exercise on daily basis.
- Handy Notes: Try to maintain class notes by creating summary notes. Spot the key terms and concepts and make sure that you understand them.
- Get set go: As you all know, Time Management is the important factor of every competitive examination. Therefore, you need to work on your speed. For solving questions at a faster pace, you have to test yourself on a daily basis by practicing Mock Test and Assessments.
- Smart Work is Hard: Hard Work is essential for cracking NICL AO Mains, but smart work trumps everything. Make sure you are putting your best foot forward.
DAY (7-8) : Make Handy Notes for General Awareness
Here are some important topics which can help you ace in exams:
- Current Affairs
- General/ Economic/ Banking Awareness
- Static Affairs
Under this section we will discuss the crucial points for NICL AO Mains General Awareness Section, here are a few important points to keep in mind.
- Read at least one newspaper daily, as it will help in both GK and English Sectional Preparation.
- Solve the Previous Year’s Question Paper of NICL AO Mains as it helps one to know the type of questions asked and the difficulty level.
- Follow at least one site for Daily Updates on GK and Current Affairs
- Prepare your exam with Practice sample papers/ Previous year Solved Paper.
- It is important to analyze each and every practice or mock test you appear for. It helps in giving you a rough idea of your level of preparation for the exam and apply strategy accordingly.
- Speed is an important factor when you are looking to solve the paper and save time for revision as well. Regular practice of questions can enhance your speed.
DAY (9-10): Last but not Least, Computer Knowledge
Computer Knowledge will relatively be an easy section since most students are already well versed with the basic concepts of computers.
Some tips and strategies for this section are mentioned below.
- Practice and solving more and more Previous Year Exam Paper and Model Question Papers based on Computer Knowledge will be fruitful for Exam preparation.
- Read topic by topic each day so that you didn’t feel monopoly.
- Computer Awareness is an important section in NICL AO Mains Examination. Fundamentals will help you in resolving the complex problem, so you must read the fundamental elements of the computer before the examination.
- Lots of technologies developed in this field and students required to keep an eye on updates. The new types of questions involved just require understanding of the content. Carefully read the information given in directions and solve questions according to it.
- Make short notes so that revision can be done at the last time.
DAY (11-12/FINAL DAYS): A Final Try (Mock Test Covering All Sections)
At last, students have to give a final Mock Test to accumulate the old revisions of each section together so that they did not find any difficulty or loose hope in attempting the Mains. This practice set comprises questions from all the sections which can help you to add feathers in your cap.
Follow this procedure to improve your chance of cracking NICL AO Mains Mains.
- Attempt the online mock test for NICL AO Mains.
- Keep in mind both the time limit and previous year cut-off and try to score above it.
- As soon as the online mock test is complete, check your score and see where you could have attempted more.
- Redo the number of questions which are incorrect and the ones that have been left unattempted.
The reason for this extensive analysis is to get an advance answer on whether you’ll be able to crack NICL AO Mains Exam or not. This is where we conclude our NICL AO Mains Study Plan for the next 12 days.
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