NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2020: Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern


NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2020: New India Assurance Company is one of the leading insurance companies in India. NIACL recruits candidates for the post of administrative officer. the official notification for the recruitment of AO will release soon. The candidate who wants to join the leading company must aware of the AO exam pattern.

NIACL AO exam is conducted in three phases Prelims, Mains, and interviews. In this article, we are sharing the complete NIACL AO exam pattern for both prelims and mains exam.

NIACL AO Notification 2020

NIACL AO Exam Pattern for 2020 Recruitment

Phase – I: Preliminary Examination 

S. No Name of Test/Section (not in sequence) Max. Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 20 min
2 Reasoning Ability 35 20 min
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 min
Total 100 60 Mins
Points to be Remember: 
  1. NIACL AO Preliminary online examination consists of 100 Objective Questions for 100 marks.
  2. The 100 Objective questions are split into 3 sections and each section having a 20mins time duration.
  3. Candidates should answer the questions within their sectional time duration.
  4. One-fourth of assigned marks will be deducted as a penalty forever wrong answers.
  5. There will be no penalty for not answering questions (i.e.) If candidates left blank any questions, there are no marks will be deducted as penalty for the question.
  6. For NIACL AO Main Examination 15 times of Vacancies (Approximately 5*312) will be shortlisted based on the Phase I Prelims Exam.

 Phase – II: Main Examination

NIACL AO Main Exam (Objective Test Exam Pattern)

For Generalist:

S. No Section No of Questions Max Marks Duration
1 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 2 hours
2 Reasoning Ability 50 50
3 English Language 50 50
4 General Awareness 50 50
 Total 200 200

For Specialist

S.No Section No of Questions Max Marks Duration
1 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 2 Hours
2 Reasoning Ability 40 40
3 English Language 40 40
4 General Awareness 40 40
5 Technical & Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 40 40
 Total 200 200
Points to be Remember: 
  1. NIACL AO Main Examination will consist of Objective Test and Descriptive Test.
  2. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be conducted online.
  3. Candidates first attend the Objective test for 2 Hours and continuously they have to appear for the Descriptive Test.
  4. The Objective Test will be conducted for 200 marks in 2 hours and the descriptive test will be conducted for 30 Marks in 30 Mins.

NIACL AO Exam Syllabus

 NIACL AO Main Exam (Descriptive Type Exam Pattern) 

Descriptive Test Max. Marks Duration Language
Letter Writing 10 30 min English
Essay Writing 20
Total 100
 Points to Remember: 
  1. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score for each section of the NIACL AO Main Exam objective test separately for shortlisting for the Descriptive test evaluation/Interview.
  2. NIACL AO Main Exam Descriptive answer would be evaluated for those who qualify for the objective test.
  3. Qualifying marks in the NIACL AO Main Exam Descriptive test


Category Descriptive Test Marks Out of 30
General 15
SC, ST, and PWBD 13.5


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Q. When will the NIACL AO exam notification 2020 release?

A. The official notification 2020 will release soon, as soon as the notification release we will update you.

Q. Is there negative marking in the NIACL AO exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in 1/4 mark in the exam.

Q. How many phases in the NIACL AO 2020 exam?

A. There are three phases in the exam Prelims, Mains, and the Interview.

Q. What is the duration of the NIACL AO Mains exam?

A. The duration of the AO Mains exam is 2 hours (120 minutes).

Q. How many sections in the NIACL AO Prelims exam?

A. There are three papers in the prelims exam Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language.