NIACL AO Mains Exam Analysis, Review 2018-19: 2nd March

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NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018-19 (Shift-2):

NIACL Administrative Officers (AO) is one of the most sought-after recruitments in the insurance industry. Several aspirants are burning candles at both ends to get a seat for themselves in this prestigious insurance company. The phase-II (Mains) exam for NIACL AO Recruitment is over now.  Many students appeared for this exam and the competition will be very tough this time. Therefore, it is necessary that one gets aware about the type of questions asked in the exam so that you get an idea about how to plan your strategy to attempt the questions in the exam and manage your time accordingly. The examination held in was of Moderate level. 

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SECTIONS
GOOD ATTEMPTS
English Language 
27-32
Reasoning 
33-39
Quantitative Aptitude
23-28
General Awareness
23-36
TOTAL
123-136



Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate but Calculative)
The level of quantitative aptitude was easy but the section was calculative. Following were the sets of DI:

  • Caselet
  • Bar Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Tabular
    The questions were:

    Topic No. of Questions Level
    Data Interpretation  20 Calculative
    Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
    Missing Number Series 5 Moderate
    Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems 20 Moderate-Lengthy
    Total 50 Moderate-Lengthy
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Moderate)
    English Language section of NIACL AO Mains 2018-19 was also of a moderate level. There were 2 sets of reading comprehensions. One of the RC was based on Insurance themed article and the other was related to use of technology in various countries. Most of the questions asked were of the conventional pattern seen in the past 6 months in various banking and insurance exam.

    Topic No. of Questions Level
    Reading Comprehension  11 Moderate
    Cloze Test  10 Easy-Moderate
    Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
    Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
    Word Replacement 5 Moderate
    Double and Triple Fillers 6 Moderate
    Error Detection 8 Moderate
    Total 50 Moderate

    REASONING ABILITY ( Moderate )

    The level of reasoning was moderate. Following were the questions of puzzles and seating arrangement:
    • Square Seating Arrangement
    • Linear Seating Arrangement (Parallel Lines)
    • Random Arrangement
    • There were two more types of puzzles/seating arrangement
    The questions were:

    Topic No. of Questions Level
    Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 
    25
    Difficult
    Machine Input Output

    5 Moderate
    Data Sufficiency
    5
    Moderate
    Blood Relation
    3
    Easy-Moderate
    Logical Reasoning
    7
    Moderate- Difficult
    Coding Decoding
    5
    Moderate- Difficult
    Total
    50 Moderate


    GENERAL AWARENESS (Moderate)
    This section had 50 questions and the level of the questions asked was moderate. Most of the questions in this section were covering the current affairs and news of past 3-4 Months. As per the review shared by students who appeared for this exam, there were only a few questions from static and banking awareness. There were no questions from the interim budget.

    DESCRIPTIVE TEST
    This section was of 30 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes. Candidates had to choose from given options to write a letter and an essay.

    Letter Writing (150 words)
    a) Write a letter to the editor expressing your concern about increasing craze of PubG game.
    b) Write a letter to your friend describing MSME
    Essay Writing  (200 words)
    a) Should mother tongue be given importance in primary education
    b) Pros and Cons of getting Insurance Plan online.

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