OICL AO 2017 Strategy

 How To Prepare For OICL AO 2017

Students, now that the official notification for the recruitment of Generalist Officers in THE ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD. is already out, you must be all set to prepare for the same. The first step in one's preparation is always an adequate knowledge of the syllabus, examination pattern, the changes introduced in the pattern of examination, and how one should plan his/her preparations in a way to do with the syllabus and the revision before the examination takes place. And the most important of all is that you just do not have to complete the syllabus on time, what matters is that your preparations should be planned in a way that you are able to perform to the best of your ability in the examination.

We all know that the pattern of all the banking examinations has been showing extreme modifications when compared to previous year’s examinations. All that you need to do is to be ready for a bolt from the blues and tackle the questions with ease. So, let you score the maximum marks in the upcoming OICL Generalist Officer Examination, we are providing you all with a strategy intended to solve all your queries regarding the OICL Exam Preparations. Look, everyone has only 24 hours in a day, what makes the difference is how one utilizes these hours. So, just reading through the strategy won't do, if you really wish to crack the examination, you need to dedicate most of your everyday hours to studies only, as its the high time to start off with your preparations. You have got hardly one and a half months for your preparations, alarm bells are already ringing do your best, you will reap what you sow now.

Students, the last date to register for the online examination for OICL is 15-09-2017. The Online Examination, Phase I will be held on 22-10-2017, Phase II will be held on 18-11-2017 and Phase III, i.e. the Interview will be held post declaration of Phase II Online Examination. And here is the pattern of Phase I and Phase II Examinations.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:

S. No. Name of the Test (not in sequence) Type of test Max. Marks Version Duration
1. English language Objective 30 English 1 hour
2. Reasoning Ability Objective 35 English/Hindi
3. Quantitative Aptitude Objective 35 English/Hindi
Total 100

Phase – II: Main Examination Main Examination 
It will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

(i) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 2 hours duration consists of 4 sections (Generalists) and 5 sections (Specialists) for total 200 marks.

S. No. Name of the Test (not in sequence) Type of test Max. Marks Version Duration
1. Test of Reasoning Ability Objective 50 English/Hindi 120 minutes
2. Test of English Language Objective 50 English
3. Test of General Awareness Objective 50 English/Hindi
4. Test of Quantitative Aptitude Objective 50 English/Hindi
Total (Aggregate) 200

(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing-10marks & Essay-20 marks). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through on-line mode.

Prepare a study plan. Such a timetable would assist you in completing the target syllabus on time. Organize all the things you have to do and fix your timetable around it. Making a time table inculcates a sense of discipline; the aspirant is bound to give a certain amount of time to a particular subject or topic. Once you are done with the topics in advance, you get enough of extra hours to revise everything that you have already done. Regular studies reduce the level of stress, as the number of topics to be done does not accumulate into blizzards, hence provide the aspirant with a better physical and mental health. If you do not revise the topics that you studied months back, you end up remembering nothing at all.

Do remember that you need to assess your progress from time to time. Practicing with test series helps you ace the original tests/examinations. You can identify what topics you are good at and where you lack. That way, in the original examination, you will choose to attempt the very section first that you are very good, or say fast at. Adda247 test series encompass a range of questions that match the level of frequently asked questions, previous year questions, and new pattern questions for OICL Prelims as well as Mains Examination. Computer based Test Series for OICL AO also help you save your time as they simulate the real tests and let you know you how to attempt the questions in a way that you are able to attempt the maximum number of questions within the stipulated time. It also gives you an All India Rank so as you can assess where you stand and how much more you need to work in order to make the grades in original examination.

Quantitative Aptitude
The trick to scoring marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section is to attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series. After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for Data Interpretation. The number of questions based on DI in the examination can range from 10 to 15. In every DI 3 questions are always doable and the rest two are a bit tricky and calculative. The remaining few questions will be based on miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, etc. The average time to be spent on this section should be 25 minutes. Practice continuously, it will pay big time.

Reasoning Ability
The trick to attempt the maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time is to attempt the difficult puzzles in the end. Start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding decoding, alpha numeric series, and other random topics. Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to be solved and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way. So, this is how you have to manage to attempt this section. Make sure that the time that you spend on solving this section doesn't exceed 20 minutes.

English Language
The trick to scoring in English section can vary from one person to another depending on his/her strengths and weaknesses. If you are good at vocab and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc. But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end. The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that you attempt questions based on vocab and phrases first and then the questions that need a deep penetration through the paragraphs. The important topics for cloze test are subject verb agreement, preposition and verbs. These topics may help you some other questions too that will be based on grammar. So make sure that you have these topics on your finger tips when you are to attempt the examination. This section should be finished within a time limit of 15 minutes.

So students, work hard, put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret to success. Best of luck for your preparations!!

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