NICL Recruitment  Administrative Officer


Nationality: Indian

Age Limit: 21 to 30 years

Age of Relaxation:

  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe: 5 years
  • Other Backward Classes: 3 years
  • Persons With Disability: 10 years


Educational Qualification:

For Generalist:

NICL AO – ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA is main part for Candidate must possess the minimum qualification of a Degree in any discipline from a recognized University OR any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government.

For Information Technology:

B.E/B.Tech in Computer Science/ Information Technology.

For Finance:

Chartered Accountant (ICAI) / Cost Accountant (ICWA)/ MBA Finance / B.Com / M.Com.

For Automobile Engineering:

B.E./B.Tech. in Automobile Engineering OR Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with Diploma (at least one year duration) in Automobile Engineering.

For Legal:

Graduate in Law.

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Selection will be based on Online Written Exam & Interview.

The on-line examination will comprise the following objective type multiple choice tests as stated below:

no Test Type of test No. of questions Marks Time





Test of ReasoningTest of English Language  Test of General Awareness Test of Quantitative aptitude

Test in English Language comprising of Essay, Précis & Comprehension
















120 minutes




45 minutes



Total 200 165  minutes


All tests except test of English Language and Descriptive Paper will be provided in English and Hindi. You can attempt any objective question at any point of time within 120 minutes. All the objective questions will have multiple choices. Out of the five answers to a question only one will be the correct answer. You have to select the most appropriate answer and ‘mouse click’ that alternative which you feel is appropriate/correct. The alternative/ option that you have clicked on will be treated as your answer to that question. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by you. For every wrong answer marked by you, 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

The Scores of Online Examination will be obtained by adopting the following procedure:

(i) Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the Corrected Score after applying penalty for wrong answers.

(ii) The Corrected Scores so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the Equated Scores*

*Scores obtained by candidates on any test are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms.

(iii) Testwise scores and scores on total is reported with decimal points upto two digits.

Note: Cutoffs may be applied in two stages:

(i) On scores in individual tests

(ii) On Total Score

The total marks of the examination will be 200 which includes 40 marks of the English Descriptive section. Candidates will be shortlisted for Interview on the basis of overall marks scored in objective and descriptive section taken together against full marks of 200.

English Descriptive Test will only be evaluated for those candidates who qualify in the Objective type of tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in the objective test. Descriptive test to the extent of 15 times the number of vacancies in each discipline/category will be evaluated. The various qualifying cut off marks in each of the objective tests and the descriptive paper will be decided by the company


Questions will be displayed on the screen of your computer. Answers are to be typed using the keyboard. Before start of typing answers to questions in Descriptive Paper please check all key functions of the keyboard. You will get 45 minutes to answer the questions.


No Name of test Number of questions Marks Title
1. Essay writing, Precis writing &  Comprehension 2Q.1. – Essay writing

Q.2. – Precis writing

Q.3. Comprehension

40(15 marks each for Essay and comprehension 10 marks for question based on precis) Composite Time of 45 minutes for all Questions together



Candidates appearing for Online examination for the post of Administrative Officer (Scale I ) and Assistant (Class III) on various dated during the month of April,2015 are requested to note the following instructions carefully.

The candidates are required to bring the photo affixed call letter along with a valid photo identity proof in original and photocopy of the photo identity proof. Please note that your name as appearing on the call letter (provided by you during the process of registration) should exactly match the name as appearing on the photo identity proof. For example call letter states the name of the candidate as Ashoke Bose and the candidate produces an ID card which reads as Ashoke Kumar Bose or A K Bose. Such type of candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam under any circumstance. Female candidates who have changed

first/last/middle name post marriage must take special note of this. If there is any mismatch between the name indicated in the Call Letter and Photo Identity Proof you will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

The following mentioned Photo Id proof will be considered as valid for the said examinations:

  1. PAN Card
  2. Passport
  3. Driving Licence
  4. Voter’s Card
  5. Bank Passbook with photograph
  6. Photo Identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on official letterhead
  7. Photo Identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead
  8. Valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognised College/University
  9. Aadhar Card with a photograph
  10. Employee ID
  11. Bar Council Identity card with photograph.

Please Note – Ration Card and E-adhar Card will NOT be accepted as valid ID proof for this project.


National Insurance Company

National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) AO Exam is the most popular exam among the all exams conducted by NICL. Now lets have a look at the detailed NICL AO – SYLLABUS & BLUE PRINT



Test of Reasoning:

Number series, Letter & symbol series, Statement and argument, Logical problems, Verbal reasoning, Blood relations, Coding-decoding, Number ranking, Making judgments etc.


Series completion, Finding any missing figure, Classification,

English Language:

Synonyms, Antonyms, Verb, Error Correction, Tenses, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles, Comprehension, Passages, Vocabulary etc.

 General Awareness:

Current affairs (with special reference to Banking Industry). Banking, Culture, Geography, Indian Economy, Finance, Current Affairs around the world, Economic News, Budget & Plans, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honors, Science Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days & Dates etc.

 Quantitative Aptitude:

Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Time and Distance, Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Mensuration etc.

Data Interpretation:

Bar graphs, Pie charts, Line graphs, tabulation.

Technical & professional knowledge:

This paper will include questions based on the post they are applied for, Expect questions in graduation level, a good reference of text books in your degree class with some current affairs on the subject will make things easy. The following areas are considered important based on the previous year examinations.

AO Blue Print
Year   2012 2013 2014
Topics Sub topic
Reasoning Analytical Reasoning 10 9 9
Sequential Output Tracing 5 5 5
Letter Series 5 4 5
Analogy 7 6 5
Mathematical Operations 5 6 5
Syllogism 5 5 6
Missing term of the series 2 3 3
Alphabet Test 1 2 2
Quantitative Aptitude Divisibility 2 2 1
Decimal Fraction 2 3 2
Square, Cube and Roots 3 2 3
Number System 4 3 2
Area 3 3 3
Volume 1 2 1
Average 1 1 2
Data Interpretation – Bar Graph 5 5 5
Data Interpretation – Table 5 5 5
Surds and Indices 5 4 4
Algebra 2 3 2
Mixture or Allegation 1 0 1
Percentage 2 2 2
Time and Distance 1 1 2
Time & Work 1 1 1
HCF  and LCM 1 1 1
Simple Interest 1 2 1
General Knowledge Famous Place 5 5 4
Awards 3 3 3
History 5 4 5
Books & Authors 2 3 2
Sports 2 2 3
Constitution of India 2 2 2
General Science 3 3 3
Banking 2 2 2
Geography 2 2 2
Famous Personalities 1 2 1
Indian Economy 2 1 2
Abbreviation 1 1 1
English Antonyms 4 3 3
Idioms and Phrases 4 3 2
Sentence Completion 7 6 6
Sentence Improvement 3 5 5
Sentence Rearrangement(Jumbled Sentence) 4 5 5
comprehension 10 10 10
Synonyms 4 4 3
Spotting Error 4 4 5

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