How to Prepare for NICL AO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Section 2017

How to Prepare for NICL AO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Section 2017

How to Prepare for NICL AO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude: To initiate step one of NICL AO recruitment process, National Insurance Company Limited will be conducting NICL AO Prelims 2017 on 3rd June to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Administrative Officer. As mentioned in the official notification, there are 205 posts for the said posts.

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In order to secure good marks and qualify NICL AO Prelims, here are some essential tips on NICL AO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude preparation which will help you to attempt NICL Prelims efficiently.


How to Prepare for NICL AO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Section 2017

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.

Name of the Test 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.

NICL AO Quant Preparation Tips 2017

Quant can be a nightmare to some students whereas fun for some others. You either get it completely right or entirely wrong. It’s not like a language/ Gk section wherein there can be a maybe. And that is also the reason that it is definitely possible to score 35/35 marks in NICL AO Quantitative Section.

Based on previous year exams, the list of important topics is as under:

  • Simplification
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Approximation
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous

A student cannot be made to fall in love with mathematics overnight but the following are some tips to improve your score in maths and even help you achieve full marks in maths:

Master the Fundamentals

Always make sure that your basic concepts for all the topics are very clear. Don’t leave any topic as questions are present from anywhere. If your basics are clear, you will be able to answer all questions in general. While practicing basics, try to solve a few solved examples, then, later on, solve them all by yourself without reference.

The syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude consists of the following topics:

  • Data Interpretation

It involves a lot of calculation that consumes a major portion of your time, try to apply as many shortcut techniques as you can. For this, you can also learn speed or vedic mathematics if possible. Many of the questions have where a lot of text is provided regarding the information of the question. So, always make it a habit to read the question carefully. If you understand the question, you are halfway through calculating the answer.

  • Arithmetic Ability

This topic requires memorizing a number of formulae, values and tables. You can jot down all the frequently used ones in one place. This will make it easier for you to learn them. Questions related to average, time and work, volume and surface area, equations require a lot of practice. They do not require lengthy calculations and can be solved in a couple of seconds provided you know the exact formulae and values to be applied.

Memorizing Shortcut Techniques, Formulae and Tables

A lot of formulas and tables are present in solving aptitude questions. These questions also involve lengthy calculations. So, to accentuate your speed and save time, practice a lot of shortcut techniques and use them while solving questions.

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Try to memorize formulae, tables, common conversions, squares and cubes to escalate your promptness to solve. This is the best technique to help you prepare for NICL AO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude.

Time Management in Calculative Questions

This is a very specific query. How to solve questions involving calculations? As we have stated above, learning shortcut methods like memorizing squares, cubes and common fraction to decimals can be great on such questions.

But, if there is a chance that error can occur, you may skip such questions and devote that time towards solving questions from other topics. Remember, the question to time ratio is less than 1.

Practice and Solve Mock Tests/ Sample Papers

This will help you to be aware of the pattern and structure of the exam. Always follow a systematic approach.


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Solve questions topic-wise and then try to attempt the paper in one go. Also, time your tests and towards the end evaluate your performance, analyze the areas which need more practice and work accordingly. By the end of this, you will know where you stand and how hard you need to work to achieve your goal.

Maintain Composure

Stay calm and composed at all times and don’t panic. It will only make matters worse for you. Always study with a positive attitude which will help you to retain and recall all that you have learned over the period of time.

Even if you are not good at a particular topic, instead of worrying and getting stressed, try to work on it. Also, don’t neglect your health and try to take out some time to meditate or exercise as a healthy mind only resides in a healthy body.

We hope that this article was capable of helping you and guiding you to prepare efficiently for NICL AO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude section.

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