Preparation Strategy for the NIACL AO English language section

New India Assurance Company Limited conducts NIACL AO exam to recruit eligible candidates for Administrative Officer post in various cadres. The job nature of NIACL AO depends on the post Generalist or specialist. The work profile of a Generalist includes Risk assessment, claims settlement, underwriting and supervision of Assistant work.The work profile of a specialist as a CS involves an efficient administration of the company whereas a NIACL AO as a legal officer is required to handle all the legal affairs of the company. This article deals with the preparation strategy for the NIACL AO English Language section. 

The English language is the easiest section when you have a proper study plan. The English section in the NIACL AO consists of 30 Questions for the total marks of 40 in the prelims section and for 50 marks in the Generalist Mains Exam and 40 marks in the specialist exam. The difficulty of the section has increased over the years. This section seems to be easy when compared to the Quantitative Aptitude section and Reasoning ability section, but without proper preparation and study plan you cannot score well in this section.

NIACL AO English language preparation: Topic wise strategy

Candidates should have strong command over grammar and vocabulary to excel in the English language section. English language holds the following topics: Reading Comprehension, Error Detection, Fill in the blanks, Rearrangement of Sentences, Cloze Test, Jumbled Words, Antonyms and Synonyms. Check below the tips and strategies to tackle this section easily.

Grammar:

  • Inculcate the habit of reading books and newspapers regularly.
  • Brush up all the basics of grammar.
  • Be Thorough with parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, active and passive voice, direct and indirect speech, tenses, articles, singular and plural, phrases and idioms, etc.
  • Practice all the question types.

Reading Comprehension:

  • It is one of the important topics in the English language section, speed reading is needed to get more marks in this section.
  • You can improve your reading skill by reading newspapers and articles on a daily basis.
  • While answering the reading comprehension questions, read the passage completely and try to understand the essence of the paragraph, so that you can answer easily.
  • Don’t waste your time on a single question.

Error Spotting:

  • Error spotting is a little bit time consuming. You should have good grammar knowledge to tackle this section.
  • Learn all the rules of Error spotting.
  • Read the questions carefully and then eliminate the ones which are completely wrong.
  • Read regularly to improve the flow.

Fill in the blanks

  • Candidates should read the whole question before they start to fill the answers.
  • Candidates must be rich in Vocabulary to tackle this section easily.

Cloze test:

  • If the candidates grasp the main idea of the passage, they can easily eliminate the odd one out.
  • Practice regularly to clear this particular section easily.

Para Jumbles: 

  • If you are done with the connecting sentence, then para jumbles are easy to do.

Sentence Correction:

 

  •  Go through all the choices thoroughly.

 

  • Try to identify the grammatical errors.

Sentence completion:

  • Candidates should possess good reading skills to clear this section.
  • All the options should be read carefully to choose the correct one which matches the theme of the passage.

Best book for English language preparation:

Check below the following books suggested by the experts for English language preparation.

Name of the Book Author
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
Objective General English SP Bakshi
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis

 

NIACL AO Exam Pattern:

Check below the detailed NIACL AO Exam 2020

Exam Pattern Subjects Marks Duration
Preliminary Exam English Language 30 marks 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 marks
Reasoning Ability 35 marks
Mains Exam (Generalist) English Language 50 marks 2 hours 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 marks
Reasoning Ability 50 marks
General Awareness 50 marks
English (Descriptive) 30 marks
Mains Exam (Specialists) English Language 40 marks 2 hours 30 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 marks
Quantitative Aptitude 40 marks
General Awareness 40 marks
Professional Knowledge 40 marks
English (Descriptive) 30 marks
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What is the total marks for the English language section in the Mains specialist exam?

A. The English language section in the Mains specialist exam is for a total of 40 marks.

Q. Suggest some tips to clear the Cloze test.

A.

  •  If the candidates grasp the main idea of the passage, they can easily eliminate the odd one out.
  • Practice regularly to clear this particular section easily.

Q. Suggest some best books for English language Preparation?

A.

Name of the Book Author
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
Objective General English SP Bakshi
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis

Q. Suggest some tips to improve grammar knowledge.

A.

  • Inculcate the habit of reading books and newspapers regularly.
  • Brush up all the basics of grammar.
  • Be Thorough with parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, active and passive voice, direct and indirect speech, tenses, articles, singular and plural, phrases and idioms, etc.
  • Practice all the question types.

 

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