NICL 2019

May 04, 2019 - 09:31

NICL AO 2019

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 2019 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 2019-Vacancy

The total number of vacancies for NICL AO 2019 will be updated as soon as the official notification has been released. To get an idea of the expected NICL AO 2019 vacancy, let's have a look at the vacancy for the Last Year-

NICL AO Vacancies
Vacancies (Out of Total)
SC
ST
OBC
General
Total
OC
VI
HI
31
16
45
113
205
2
2
2
 

NICL AO 2019 - Exam Date

NICL AO 2019 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 2019 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 AO 2019 - Eligibilty Criteria

There are basic 3 criteria which a candidate needs to fulfill to be eligible for NICL AO 2019 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 2019 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 2019 - Exam Pattern

NICL AO Prelims Exam Pattern 2019

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 2019

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 2019 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 2019 - Syllabus

NICL AO Prelims Syllabus 2019

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 2019

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 AO 2019 - Salary

  • The NICL AO are recruited in the pay scale of Rs. 32795-1610 (14)-55335-1745 (4)-62315.
  • A newly recruited AO will have a basic pay of Rs. 32795/- & after one year, he/she will get an increment of Rs. 1610.
  • Apart from this, the AO is entitled to several other benefits such as DA, HRA, Medical, Travelling allowance & much more. 

NICL AO 2019 - Application fee

CATEGORY FEE
SC/ ST / PWD Rs. 100/-
All Candidates other than SC/ ST / PWD Rs. 600/-
 

NICL AO 2019 - Admit Card

The admit card for NICL 2019 Preliminary Exam will be released after the exam for the same has been conducted. The admit card for NICL 2019 Mains exam will be issued to candidates who qualify the preliminary round of NICL 2019 exam.

  • Go through the official portal of the organization which is nationalinsuranceindia.nic.co.in
  • Follow “Recruitment of Accounts Apprentices” link at the home page.
  • Press on “Download Interview Call Letters” link available under this section.
  • Now you need to enter the asked details to download NICL Hall Ticket.
  • Hit “login” tab and NICL Admit Card will show at your computer screen.
  • Download NICL Accounts Apprentice Admit Card 2019 or save NICL Accounts Apprentice Hall Ticket.
  • Candidates can take a print out of NICL Accounts Apprentice Call Letter also for exam purpose.

NICL AO 2019 - Result

The results for NICL 2019 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.

  • Initially candidates log in to the official website at nationalinsuranceindia.nic.co.in.
  • Find the NICL Accounts Apprentice Result 2018-2019 link on the NICL main page.
  • Next click on that link.
  • A page will open regarding login credential information.
  • Enter Hall Ticket Number, Date of Birth details and submit.
  • As per given info, the NICL Accounts Apprentice Result will display on the screen.
  • Check the Result Status and download it.

NICL AO 2019 - Previous Year Exam Analysis

S.No. Subjects Questions Paper Level & Good Attempt
01 English 30 17-20
02 Quantitative Aptitude 35  22-24
03 Reasoning 35 23-27
04 Total 100 62-71

Reasoning –  It has 35 questions with 35 marks. Each question of reasoning has 2 marks in weight. Important topics of reasoning area syllogism, number series, statement questions, Blood relation, Data sufficiency etc

Name of the Topic Asked Questions Level of Questions
Sitting Arrangement 10 Easy
Miscellaneous ( Ranking, Direction Sense, Blood Relations etc. ) 05 Moderate
Inequalities 05 Easy to Moderate
Puzzles 10 Easy
Syllogism 05 Easy
Total 35 Easy

English – This section will play a crucial role. Important topics are paragraph comprehension, synonym, antonym, cloze test etc. Passive voice, direct indirect will ask.  These will take in the examination.

Name of the Topic Asked Questions Level of Questions
Errors 10  Moderate
Para jumbles 05  Easy
Close Test (Related to the situation of Work Place) 07  Easy to Moderate
Reading Comprehension 08  Moderate
Total 30  Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude – It is also an important part of NICL AO. Mathematics has 100 marks weight age in this recruitment. Tier 1 examination will have a basic question & level. Important topics are DI, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Compound Interest, Average etc.

Name of the Topic Asked Questions Level of Questions
Approximation 05  Easy to Moderate
Quadratic Equation 05  Easy
Series 05  Moderate to Difficult
Miscellaneous(SI, CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 10  Moderate
Data Interpretation 10  Easy to Moderate
Total 35  Easy to Moderat
 

NICL AO 2019 - Previous Year 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
 

NICL AO Exam FAQ's

Ques. Is NICL AO exam difficult?

Ans. Yes, you can expect the difficulty level to be a little higher as it is an officer level exam.

Ques. What is the maximum age limit to apply for NICL AO 2019 Exam?

Ans. It is 30 years for general category.

Ques. Is NICL AO a government job?

Ans. Yes, NICL is owned by the government of India.

Ques. What is the salary of an AO in NICL?

Ans. The newly joined administrative officer is entitled to receive a basic pay of Rs. 32795/-.

Ques. Is there any percentage criteria in NICL?

Ans. Yes, minimum 60% marks are required in graduation to participate for NICL AO exam.

Ques. What is the full form of AO?

Ans. AO stands for administrative officer.

Ques. What are the steps of the selection process?

Ans. The selection of NICL AO exam will take place in three different stages, which are as follows:

  • Prelims

  • Mains

  • Interview

Ques. From where can I apply for NICL AO 2019 Exam?

Ans. You can apply through the official website of NICL, once the link is activated.

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