OICL Administrative Officers (AO) Generalists Mains Exam Strategy 2017

OICL-Administrative-Officers-(AO)-Generalists-Mains-Exam-Strategy 2017

Dear Students, as the Preliminary Examinations of OICL examination, is already over, you all must be worried regarding your preparations for the OICL Mains Examination. Before going for any competitive examination, one must always have 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. So, to let you crack this year's OICL Mains Examination, Bankersadda is providing you all with a sound strategy.

The Mains Examination (Online Objective Test) for 200 marks, would be of TWO Hours duration and will consist of 4 sections as follows:

S. No. Name of the Test (not in sequence) Type of Exam Max. Marks Version Duration
1. Test of Reasoning Ability Objective 50 English/Hindi 120 minutes
2. Test of English Language Objective 40 English
3. Test of General Awareness Objective 40 English/Hindi
4. Test of Quantitative Aptitude Objective 50 English/Hindi

Quantitative Aptitude Section Strategy for OICL Mains Exam

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 remaining few questions will be based on miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, etc. The expected number of questions on DI is 15, Number series is 5, Quadratic Equations is 5 and miscellaneous topics is 15. Try to do with the section within 40 minutes.

Reasoning Ability Section Strategy for OICL Mains Exam

The trick to attempt the maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time is to attempt the difficult puzzles in the end. The expected number of questions on puzzles and seating arrangement is 15-20. Start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with the questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding-decoding, alphanumeric 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 you do not spend more than 35 minutes doing this section.

English Language Section Strategy for OICL Mains Exam

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 fingertips when you are to attempt the examination.  Try to do with the section within 25 minutes.

General Awareness Section Strategy for OICL Mains Exam

So much is happening every day that unless you keep yourself abreast of these changes you cannot adjust yourself to them or tackle the GA section of any exam smoothly and easily. A busy person hardly gets the time to read everything that it contains. This is why, to save your precious time, we provide you with an alternative that is our “Daily GK Update” (Available in both Hindi and English languages) that contains only the news that is important from the point of view of competitive examinations. It contains all the news that is likely to be asked in the OICL Mains Examinations. Avoid the habit of ignoring everyday news telling yourself that you will do it in the end when the examinations are close, you only end up lying crushed under a pile of news. You can go through the Insurance Capsules provided by us as 10-15 questions in Insurance exams are based Insurance. Try to finish with this section in 20 minutes.

Descriptive Test Strategy for OICL Mains Exam 

The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted online. All candidates are supposed to obtain a minimum score for each section of objective test separately for getting shortlisted for the Descriptive test evaluation/Interview. The descriptive test would be evaluated only for the candidates who clear the objective test. This Test is of 30 minutes duration and of 30 marks. Candidates are tested for English Language (Letter Writing-10marks & Essay-20 marks).

Writing skills are an important part of communication and Descriptive Test (of English Language) will test your writing skills, understanding, analysing and summarising skills. Learning how to write essays and letters can be one of the drearier experiences for students, but it is also one of the most important. It puts all your knowledge of language and General Awareness to Test.

Brush up your knowledge of Current Affairs- There is a high possibility that you'll face a question from one of the trending topics in news, so always stay updated.

Best of luck!!



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