NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018-19

NIACL AO Premlims Exam Analysis 2018-19


NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018-19: 30th January


NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018-19:

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. 30th January is the first phase of this exam, i.e., (phase-I) prelims. 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.

This year there is the sectional timing of 20 minutes in the Prelims Exam, its important for all banking aspirants to go through the review once. Exam analysis and review can help the aspirants who are yet to appear in upcoming shifts of NIACL AO Prelims to get an idea of the difficulty level and expected a pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of Easy to Moderate level. The order of occurrence of sections was the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

NIACL AO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 22-26 20
Reasoning Ability 28-33 20
Quantitative Aptitude 19-23 20
Total 76-83 60

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate because 10 questions were based on word problems (Miscellaneous). There were 3 DIs questions based on Tabular and Bar Graph.  Tabular DI was based on the ratio between students and teachers while the bar-graph based on the comparison between Indian and Western Cloths.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Wrong Number Series 05 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 05 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

English Language (Easy)

English section was easy. There was one set of Reading Comprehension with 7 questions out of which 2 questions were on identifying the synonyms and antonyms (thinner). The passage of the RC was based on Insurance Market. 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  07 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection (Grammatical) 05 Easy
Single Word Filler 05 Easy
Cloze Test 05 Easy
Sentence Re-arrangement 05 Easy-Moderate
Word Usage 03 Easy
Total 30 Easy

Reasoning (Easy)

The level of reasoning section was also Easy. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types

  • Square seating arrangement (8 people, single variable)
  • Box-based puzzle (9 boxes)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement single Line (9 number of people, single variable)
  • Floor-based puzzle (9-floor, single variable)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 05 Easy
Direction Sense 03 Easy
Alphabets Based  02 Easy
Coding-Decoding 05 Easy
Total 35 Easy to Moderate


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