NIACL Assistant Exam Pattern 2018


As you all know that NIACL has released the notification for the recruitment of Assistants. All those who couldn't perform well in the previously held SBI PO, Clerk and other examinations have got a second bite at the cherry with this notification. Also, you all must be aware of the changes made by NIACL in the Pattern of Examination by now. As these changes were already introduced in the pattern of SBI Clerk and PO Examination, it was expected that a more or less same pattern will be introduced in IBPS and other banking Examinations. The changes introduced are for the Prelims Examination pattern whereas the pattern of Mains Examination, to your aid, still remains the same. This year's NIACL Assistant Pre Examination has a major pattern change in it, i.e., sectional timings (20 minutes for each section) for the three different sections (English, Reasoning, and Quants). So, this is just an overview of what NIACL has newly introduced to the pattern of Assistant Examination that we will be discussing about in this article as we proceed further.

This is how the new pattern of NIACL Assistant 2018 Examination looks like:

NICL Assistant Preliminary Examination Pattern 2018:


Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour (60 minutes)

NICL Assistant Main Examination Pattern 2018: 

Serial Number Section No. of Question Max. Marks Duration
1. English Language 40 50 120 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 50
3. Reasoning 40 50
4. General Awareness 40 50
5. Computer Knowledge 40 50
Total 200 250

Now, in prelims examination, students have to finish each of the three sections within a time limit of only 20 minutes. Earlier, students used to spend 25-27 minutes (on an average) on this section, but unfortunately, that is not going to be the case this time. As NIACL has already restricted the time to do this particular section to just 20 minutes, one really needs to break her/ his back in order to attain good or satisfactory marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section. Whereas one gets enough of the time to solve the questions efficiently, i.e., 20 minutes for 30 questions. Earlier, students used to have a mindset of doing with the English section within 10-15 minutes and thereby solving the questions of the Quantitative Aptitude or the Reasoning Ability Section that are comparatively complex and time-consuming. But to your dismay, all these strategies won't be working anymore.

So, all that you need to do is to have a better pre-planned strategy so that you are not a bundle of nerves while dealing with the NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam. One really needs to plan her/ his preparations in a way that she/ he is able to handle the examination pressure with poise. So students, practice as much as you can and success will be wrapped around your little finger. At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful.

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