How to Prepare for NIACL Assistant Mains Reasoning Ability Section

How to Prepare for NIACL Assistant Mains Reasoning Ability Section

How to Prepare for NIACL Assistant Mains Reasoning Ability Section: As we all know that, New India Assurance Company Limited has successfully conducted preliminary examination for the post of Assistant on April 22, 2017. The result of the same is expected to be uploaded very soon. The shortlisted candidates will move to the next round i.e NIACL Assistant Mains Examination 2017.

To clear the second hurdle, candidates have to work hard with a pinch of smart work for every sections included in NIACL Mains 2017 examination. This article will focus on How to Prepare for Reasoning Ability for NIACL Assistant Mains 2017. A candidate develops ample of questions in his/her mind when it comes to exam preparation. To help them, we are providing some crucial tips and tricks to be followed to prepare NIACL Mains reasoning ability section efficiently.


NIACL Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2017

Before jumping on how to prepare for NIACL Assistant Mains reasoning ability section, let us first visit exam pattern. A candidate should be aware of the exam pattern to apply his/ her strategy in the right direction.

Name of the Section  No of Questions  Marks
Reasoning Ability  40  50
English Language  40  50
Computer Knowledge  40  50
General Awareness  40  50
Quantitative Aptitude  40  50
 Total  200  250

Here are some details regarding NIACL Assistant Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme for Mains Examination:

  • There will be 200 questions, in total, carrying 1.25 marks each.
  • Total Time duration of the exam is 2 hour.
  • For every wrong attempt, 1/4th mark of the total score of the question will be deducted.
  • Total marks obtained as above shall be proportionately reduced to a base of 35 marks

Candidates qualifying in the Main Examination will be further shortlisted for Regional Language test before the final selection. Now you are aware of the exam pattern, let us move further with our valuable tips on reasoning.


How to Prepare for NIACL Assistant Mains Reasoning Ability

Let us now move to the core of this article i.e how to prepare NIACL Reasoning ability section. Reasoning ability section will contain 40 questions in all. A candidate have to allot fixed duration to a particular section to attempt all the sections equally in 120 minutes.


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Questions based on Reasoning Ability are fun to solve, provided you really know and understand the problem. Let us now go through the important topics of reasoning ability section-

Important Topics:

  • Logical Reasoning.
  • Syllogism.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Input Output.
  • Coding Decoding.
  • Alphanumeric Series.
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test.
  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Coded Inequalities.
  • Seating Arrangement.
  • Puzzle Tabulation.

A candidate will get 35-40 seconds approx to solve a Question, provided he/she is giving equal time to each section. In case of Reasoning Ability, it is possible only if you have practised them well enough. Now let us head towards some crucial tips and detailed analysis on reasoning ability section topic wise-


A candidate will find this section extremely difficult if he/she is a beginner. Input/ Output section comes with a word and number arrangement machine question, when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step.

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Input/ Output questions has 2 level, single side arrangement and double sided arrangement. Double arrangement is somehow difficult in comparison to the single one. There is much possibility that this topic will cover 5-6 questions of double sided arrangement. So, a candidate is advised to practice accordingly.

Seating Arrangement

This topic can be said the core of the Reasoning section. Seating arrangement questions can come in any form, be it square or circle or straight line types questions. It is expected that this topic will cover sufficient amount of marks in reasoning ability section.

The level of questions will be high. Students are advised to make 1-2 possibility diagrams of the solution. Do not try to get the solution and make possibilities in a single diagram in seating arrangement puzzles.


Inequalities is a easy section provided you know the rules and tips. Try to solve inequalities topic questions in a less time so that you can utilize more time to other sections. As of Niacl Mains, it is expected that these questions will not come directly (say A>B<C>D) but in the hidden form (say A@B$C*D). Aspirants should practice this topic efficiently as it will help them to score more in less time.


Syllogism seems to be a difficult topic for the beginners but for the one who remembers all the rules and tricks included, it is a fun to solve. A student needs to remember some rules (eg- Universal truth rule: All the positive statements cannot have a negative conclusion) and tips to excel in this topic. It is expected that Syllogism will cover 5-6 questions in NIACL Online examination.


Mostly every aptitude examination contains this topic questions. Puzzles can be asked in any form. There is not any fixed section or syllabus of puzzles. Do not try to solve puzzles mentally. Note down each and every detail of the data given in question and try to make separate diagrams for the possibility, if needed. It is expected that NIACL Mains reasoning ability section will contain 10-12 questions in different forms.

Blood Relations

Blood relation topic is fun to solve. Just try to apply the question on your family and follow the structure of the question, you will definitely get the answer in less time. This topic question can be manipulated in some other form too.


Other topics include coding-decoding, direction sense, alphanumeric series, Ranking/ Alphabet Test, data sufficiency etc.

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The only way to excel in these topics is to practice as many times as you can, as we all know that Practice makes the man perfect.

Note: The level of NIACL Mains reasoning ability section is expected to be high due to less number of vacancies.


NIACL Assistant Mains Reasoning Section: Tips to Remember

After the detail analysis of each topic, let us remember some tips to be applied for NIACL Mains reasoning ability section:

  • Do not try to attempt every question. Do not waste time on a single question.
  • Note down the data and make separate diagrams for seating arrangement topic.
  • Attempt easier questions first, try to start with your favourite topic.
  • Apply blood relation question on your family structure. This will make things clear to you.
  • A single Question that seems to be unsolvable within 1 min is of no use. Do not stick to a particular question. Do not try a question more than two times. It will definitely kill your time and will lower down your confidence.
  • Do not get nervous if the level of exam is high. Overall cut off will be published in accordance to the level of the exam.

Here we conclude our article on How to Prepare for NIACL Assistant Mains Reasoning Ability Section. Try to follow the article to excel in reasoning ability section.


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