**How to Prepare for NIACL AO Numerical Ability 2018: **NIACL is going to recruit candidates for the post of Administrative Officer for a total of 312 posts. Many of the candidates have submitted their application online & its time to initiate exam preparation. NIACL will conduct the exam in the month of January 2018.

In order to secure good marks and qualify in NIACL AO Exam, here is a proper study plan on How to prepare for NIACL AO Prelims Numerical Ability Section 2018. But first, let us provide you a brief view of the exam pattern.

**How to Prepare for NIACL AO Numerical Ability 2018**

The Online Computer Based Test (CBT) for NIACL AO Prelims 2018 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

So, without any further build-up, this our take on How to Prepare for NIACL AO Numerical Ability 2018.

### Analyze your Exam Syllabus First

The NIACL AO Numerical Ability Section can be *cumbersome*. So, there can be a chance that you might miss out on a few scoring topics. Read the following article on NIACL AO Syllabus and Pattern.

The following topics in NIACL AO Numerical Ability Section in Preliminary Examination should be at your tips.

- Quadratic Equation
- Approximation
- Number Series
- Data Interpretation
- Miscellaneous – Distance & Time, Work & Time, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Partnerships, Boats & Streams

These are the most commons topics asked in the Numerical Ability Section of NIACL AO Exam 2018. The go-to strategy for NIACL AO Numerical Ability Preparation is

- Begin with the basics
- Understand the type of questions asked from a particular topic
- Find ways to solve them optimally
- Practice and Practice

It is understandable that not many candidates are comfortable with Numerical Ability*,* but you need to qualify past the sectional cutoff. So, try to at least solve a set number of questions that you are confident about.

### Beginning with Data Interpretation Preparation

For DI Problems in NIACL Numerical Ability, one should be well versed with percentage, ratios and proportion, averages and Vedic mathematics.

Rather than solving the problem, one should develop a habit of taking approximations and option eliminations. Vedic Maths can do wonders in this category.

### Exam Strategy for Arithmetic in Numerical Ability

The world of arithmetic is basically – Numbers and their properties, LCM and HCF, Algebra word problems, Sequence and series, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance. These are the topics one should do on a priority basis as these are not very difficult and easy to crack.

Most questions on the above-mentioned topics can be solved by directly applying a formula or algorithm so make sure that you maintain a proper notebook with the most frequently used ones.

But as a fail safe, you cannot dedicate *more than 2 minutes* to any questions. Just skip if you cannot deduce the answer by inspection.

### P&C and Probability – The Twin Towers of Peril

No matter how hard you try, there is absolutely no way to gain full confidence in Permutation & Combination and Probability. For NIACL AO Numerical Ability section, the questions are generally based on

- Collection of Cards
- Arrangement in a Linear/ Circular Manner
- Dice Problems
- Forming Groups, Teams etc.

Please do not waste a lot of time preparing for these sections as these will not get you many questions.

### Speeding Up Calculations with Tips & Minor Hacks

Since you will be facing a number of calculation based questions, you need to have the following things at your tips

- Tables from 1 to 20
- Square from 1 to 30
- Cube from 1 to 30
- Most common Fraction to Decimal Conversions and
*vice-versa*

Though most of you already know all this, it is advisable to go through this at least once or twice until the exam day and also inculcate these short tricks while solving the paper.

### Previous Years NIACL AO Exam Papers & Mock Test Series

This goes for every recruitment examination and applies everywhere. You can never be fully confident about a paper unless you solve the actual one, and the previous year’s papers are the best ‘net practice’ for you before the real match.

You need to solve previous years NIACL AO Exam Papers first and your objectives should be as follows.

- Understand which topics were prominent in NIACL AO Examination
- Were the questions easy, moderate or difficult to solve?
- How much time you were able to dedicate to each section?
- What was your correct/ incorrect ratio while attempting?
- Where you able to score above the NIACL AO Cutoff of that year?

A complete analysis will help you understand where you actually stand. Hence, with the analysis in mind, proceed further and solve NIACL AO Mock Tests and further strengthen your hold not only in NIACL AO Numerical Ability section but the entire paper.

We hope this article on ‘How to Prepare for NIACL AO Numerical Ability 2018 helps you in cracking the NIACL AO Recruitment Examination. Stay connected for more info as we would come up with our own list of Focus Areas in a later blog post.