Sunday, 22 October 2017

OICL AO Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 22nd Oct 2017 (Shift 2)

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OICL AO Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 22nd Oct 2017 (Shift 2)

OICL AO Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 


OICL ‘s recruitment of Administrative Officer is the much-anticipated opportunity for every insurance aspirant and with the Preliminary exam, you are now a step closer to achieve your goal. Today's (22nd October'17) OICL AO Pre exam 2nd shift is over now, and it is the time for its Exam Analysis. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for OICL AO Prelims Exam can benefit from this exam analysis as here we provide you an insight on the types and levels of questions being asked in this year's OICL AO Pre exam. The level of this shift's examination was Easy to Moderate.You can expect cut off to be higher, due to the easy-moderate level of paper. In second shift, there were some changes in Reasoning section. No syllogism was asked in the second shift. But English Langauge and Quantitative Aptitude were same as first shift.

OICL AO Prelims Analysis: Overall  

The preliminary exam for OICL AO was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (35 Questions), Quantitative Aptitude (35 Questions), and English (30 Questions). 

Sections Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 16-19 15
Reasoning Ability 22-26 20
Quantitative Aptitude 18-21 25
Total 67-72 60


English Language ( Moderate)

The level of English Language was Moderate. The topic of reading comprehension was related to  Air Pollution. There were 1 questions of Antonyms and 2 question of synonym with the passage.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate
Phase Replacement  5 Moderate
Single Filler 5 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 10 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate


Quantitative Aptitude ( Easy- Moderate )

The level of quantitative aptitude section was Easy-Moderate. If you are yet to appear for OICL AO exam, The first and most basic tip to help you clear quantitative aptitude section’s cut off is that you should work on your calculation speed. There were only 2 sets of DI:

  • Line Graph 
  • Tabular

Topics No. of Question Level
Series (Missing) 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation10Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation5 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 1 Moderate
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 2 Easy
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

According to most of the aspirants who appeared for the exam, puzzles asked were very difficult to solve. There were 4 types of questions from puzzles and Seating Arrangement which is given below:-
  • Linear (7 People and 7 Colour, 2 variables)
  • Circular (All person was sitting inward, 2 variables)
  • Day based (Different Store Different thing, 3 variables)
  • Box Based
  • Topics No. of Questions Level
    Alphabets 1 Easy
    Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate-Difficult
    Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
    Blood Relation 3 Moderate
    Order and Ranking 1 Easy
    Inequalities 5 Moderate
    Total 35 Easy-Moderate

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