NICL AO 2018

NICL or National Insurance Corporation Ltd. is one of the most prestigious Insurance Company of India. NICL conducts NICL AO Exam every year to recruit eligible candidates to the post of Administrative Officer (Officer in Scale I Cadre). NICL AO 2018 will be conducted shortly with the same agenda of recruiting bright minds in the country to the post of AO in one of the many branches of National Insurance Corporation Ltd.

NICL AO Notification 2018

The notification for NICL AO 2018 exam will be released shortly. The total number of vacancies expected this year for the post of AO is 450+. Post release of Official Notification, NICL AO 2018 Recruitment Process will start. Candidates are requested to visit this site regularly for further updates from NICL.

NICL AO 2018 Exam Dates

NICL AO 2018 will constitute of both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam, the dates for which will be announced in the official Notification. It is necessary for a candidate to clear both these papers to be eligible for the further rounds conducted by NICL. The complete schedule of NICL 2018 is discussed below:

Serial Number Activity Dates
1 Release of the application form To be announced
2 Last date to submit application form
3 Commencement of preliminary exam
4 Commencement of Mains exam
5 Declaration of final result

NICL Mock Test Series 2018

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NICL AO 2018 Exam Pattern

Questions asked in both the papers of NICL 2018 exam are Objective Multiple Choice Type. In addition to the objective paper asked in Mains exam, a descriptive paper of 30 marks will also be asked. NICL 2018 Exam will be conducted in three phase: Preliminary exam will be conducted first followed by Mains Exam. After the declaration of result of Mains Exam, interviews will be conducted for the selected students to determine the final selection for the post of Associate Officer through NICL 2018 exams.

Let's have a look at the detaiiled NICL AO Exam Pattern 2018

NICL AO Prelims Exam Pattern 2018

Serial Number Sections Total Number of Marks Time Allocated
1. Quantitative Aptitude 35 A composite time of 60 minutes
2. Reasoning 35
3. English Language 30
Total 100

NICL AO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

Serial Number Sections Total Number of Marks Number of Questions Time Allocated
1. English Language 40 40 A composite time of 120 minutes (2 hours)
2. Reasoning 40 40
3. Numerical Ability 40 40
4. Computer Knowledge 40 40
5. General Awareness 40 40
Total 200 200

Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test will contain 3 questions asked in English that will carry a total of 30 marks and has to be completed in 30 minutes.

Final Selection

An Interview Process will be conducted for all the candidates clearing the Mains Exam to determine the final selection of the candidate to the post of Assistant Officer through NICL AO 2018 Exam.

Penalty for wrong answers

Preliminary Exam: 0.25 marks will be deducted everytime an answer is marked wrong by a candidate. No marks will be deducted if a question is left blank or un-answered.

Mains Exam: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question marked wrong by a candidate. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank or un-answered.

NICL AO Eligibility 2018

There are basic 3 criteria which a candidate needs to fulfill to be eligible for NICL AO 2018 Exam.

  • A candidate is required to be either a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • A candidate is required to hold a valid Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with an aggregate of 60% and above from a recognized university for NICL 2018 exam.
  • A candidate is also required to be aged between 21-30 years while applying for this exam.

Age Relaxation

Category Age Limit
SC 5 years
ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex. Servicemen 5 years
Defence Personnel 3 years
Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
Existing confirmed employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies 8 years

NICL AO Syllabus 2018

Preliminary exam of NICL 2018 Exam will have 3 major sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Mains examination will have more or less same syllabus as that of preliminary exam with an inclusion of a descriptive test in English comprising of 30 marks. Apart from these two papers, an interview will be conducted for selected candidates.

NICL AO Prelims Syllabus 2018

Subject Topics to cover
Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Coding - Decoding (New as well as Old Pattern)
  • Order and Ranking
  • Input - Output
  • Direction based problems
  • Seating Arrangement (Circular, Square and Linear)
  • Inequality (Both Direct and Coded)
  • Syllogism (New as well as Old Pattern)
  • Blood Relations (Coded as well as Direct)
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Jumbles
  • Para/ Sentence Completion
  • Cloze Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Fill in the Blanks / Double Fillers
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation (Try to have a thorough practice of calculative sets)
  • Number Series
  • Time & Work
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Arithmetic Topics including following -
  • Problem on Ages
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Averages
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Boats & Streams
  • Mathematical Inequalities
  • Mensuration
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • NICL AO Mains Syllabus 2018

    Subject Topics to cover
    Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Coding - Decoding (New as well as Old Pattern)
  • Order and Ranking
  • Input - Output
  • Direction based problems
  • Seating Arrangement (Circular, Square and Linear)
  • Inequality (Both Direct and Coded)
  • Syllogism (New as well as Old Pattern)
  • Blood Relations (Coded as well as Direct)
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Jumbles
  • Para/ Sentence Completion
  • Cloze Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Fill in the Blanks / Double Fillers
  • Numerical Ability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation (Try to have a thorough practice of calculative sets)
  • Number Series
  • Time & Work
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Arithmetic Topics including following -
  • Problem on Ages
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Averages
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Boats & Streams
  • Mathematical Inequalities
  • Mensuration
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • General Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Insurance Awareness
  • Banking Awareness
  • Books & authors
  • Important Places
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Policies
  • Important Days & themes
  • General knowledge (Economics, Banking, Currencies, History. Geography)
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • History of Computer
  • Computer Shortcuts
  • Important Abbreviations
  • Memory
  • Hardware
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • NICL 2018 Admit Card

    The admit card for NICL 2018 Preliminary Exam will be released after the exam for the same has been conducted. The admit card for NICL 2018 Mains exam will be issued to candidates who qualify the preliminary round of NICL 2018 exam.

    NICL Exam 2018 Results

    The results for NICL 2018 Exam will be released after each phase of the exam is completed. The result for preliminary exam will be declared first followed by the result of mains exam. The merit list will be prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates in the final interview round.

    NICL Exam 2018 Cut Off

    The cut-off for NICL 2018 Exam will be released after each phase of examination is completed. Candidates can evaluate their selection chances by matching their score with the cut-off list released by NICL. To get a detailed knowledge of NICL AO 2018 Cut-Off, let's have a look at the previous year's cut-off

    NICL AO Prelims Cut-Off 2017

    Categories Cut-Off Marks
    SC 54.25
    ST 47.00
    OBC 59.00
    UR 61.25
    HI 27.00
    OC 52.25
    VI 54.75

    Section-wise NICL AO Cut-Off 2017

    Category Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English Language
    Maximum Marks 35 35 30
    Cut-Off (GEN) 9 14.25 8.75
    Cut-Off (SC/ST/OBC/HI/OC/VI) 6.25 10.25 6.00

    Cut-Off NICL AO Prelims 2016

    Category Overall Prelims Cut Off
    UR 65.50
    OBC 59.75
    SC 57.25
    ST 51.25
    HI 26.50
    OC 52.25
    VI 55.50

    NICL AO Mains 2016 Section-wise Cut-Off

    Sections Maximum Marks UR SC, ST, OBC, PWD
    English Language 50 12.25 8.00
    Reasoning Ability 50 20.50 16.75
    Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 7.25
    General Awareness 50 13.25 10

    NICL AO 2016 Mains Cut-Off

    Category Cut Off
    UR 99.25
    OBC 88.25
    SC 81.5
    ST 72.25
    HI 67.50
    OC 75.75
    VI 84.75

    Cut Off Marks for Descriptive Paper 2016

    Category Cut Off
    UR 15
    OBC 15
    SC 13.5
    ST 13.5
    HI 13.5
    OC 13.5
    VI 13.5

    NICL 2018 Preparation

    To prepare effectively for NICL 2018 exam, it is really necessary for a candidate to excel in the subjects being asked in the Preliminary and Mains exam. Candidates can prepare for written test either through our Online Mock Test Series or by joining the Career Power Offline Classroom Program. Now is the time, buckle up and set your foot on the paddle for an accelerated preparation for NICL 2018 exam.

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