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

NIACL AO Mains 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.

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
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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