NICL AO Prelims Exam Analysis

Welcome to the Insurance Company Limited (NICL) is going to conduct Prelims Examination for recruitment of Administrative Officers (AO) from today. The exam will be conducted in 4 slots i.e. 9 am – 10 am,  11.30 am – 12.30 pm, 2 pm – 3 pm, 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm. The first slot of the over now. Here we bring you the NICL AO Prelims Exam Analysis of First Slot which will help you understand the composition of NICL AO Pre exam.

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NICL AO  Prelims Exam Analysis

Pattern of the exam

No of Questions
Maximum Marks
1. English Language 30 30 60 min
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

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The analysis is based on the review given by various students across the country and here is the section wise review. The Overall level of the exam was Easy to Moderate. Following topics were asked from different sections in the NICL AO Prelims.

NICL AO Prelims 2017  Exam Difficulty Level

Name of Section


Difficulty Level


English Language


Easy to Moderate
Reasoning Ability


Easy to Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude


Easy to Moderate


Easy to Moderate

English Language

  • 30 Questions were asked from this section. The overall level of this section was Easy.
Topic Name Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10 Questions
Cloze Test 5 Questions
Spotting Errors /Sentence Correction  15 Questions

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Tips :- As we can see only three topics are being asked since last year’s paper so, you have to practice these topics broadly. Also, RC and close test are based on technology and economy, so you should practice recent editorials based on technology and economy from news papers.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • 35 Questions were asked from this section. The overall level of this section was  Moderate.
Topic Name Number of Questions
Number Series 5  Questions

  • 116 – 125 – 107 – 134 – X – 143
  • 8 – 6 – 8 – 14 – 30 – X – 77
  • 3 – 5 – 14 -42 – 107 – X
  • 7 –  11 – 19 – 36 – 69- X
  • 6 – 7 – 24 – 125 – X – 7947
Simplification/ Approximation  none
Data Interpretation  105 Questions ( Line graph , Bar graph and Tabular DI)
Miscellaneous Questions  10 Questions
Quadratic Equations  5 Questions

 Miscellaneous section included questions from Time, Work and Wages, Profit and loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Age based problems, Averages, Partnership, Probability, Percentages, Ratio and proportion etc.

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Reasoning Ability

  • 35 Questions were asked from this section. Overall level of this section was Moderate.
Topic Name Number of Questions
Puzzles / Seating Arrangement  15 Questions 

  • Floor Puzzle
  • North – South Direction based arrangement (12 people)
  • Circular Arrangement direction based (8 people facing inside as well as outside)
Coding Decoding 5 question 
Inequility  5 Questions (3 questions were direct while 2 were individual questions)
Miscellaneous ( Direction, Order and ranking ,)  7  Questions
 Blood Relation   3 Questions

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NICL AO Prelims 2017 Good Attempts

Name of Section Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 18-20
English Language 15-18
Quantitative Aptitude 20-23
Total 60-65

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