NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2021: Latest Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern

NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2021: NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2021 is here!!! Candidates who are going to start preparing for the upcoming NIACL AO 2021 Exam shall refer to this exam pattern for prelims and mains exams. The New India Assurance Company is one of the leading insurance companies in India has released the NIACL AO 2021 Notification on its official site.  NIACL recruits candidates for the post of the administrative officer. The candidate who wants to join the leading company must aware of the NIACL AO exam pattern 2021.


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 exams.

NIACL AO Notification 2021: Important Dates

Event Date
Notification Released 24th August 2021
Starting Date to Apply Online 01st September 2021
The Final Date to Submit 21st September 2021
Phase 1 Online Exam October 2021 (Tentative)
Phase-2 Online Examination November 2021 (tentative)

NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2021:

Here we have updated the NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2021 for both prelims and mains examinations.

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Patten

The NIACL AO Prelims exam is the initial stage of the selection process. It is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in this exam will not be considered for the final selection.

S.No Section No of Questions Max Marks Duration
1 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

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 a 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.

NIACL AO Mains Exam Pattern

S.No Section No of Questions Max Marks Duration
1 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50  40 minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 50 50  40 minutes
3 English Language 50 50  40 minutes
4 General Awareness 50 50  30 minutes
Total 200 200 160 minutes

Important Points:

  • NIACL AO Mains Exam comprises Aptitude, Reasoning, English & General Awareness.
  • For Specialist additionally, there will be a technical & professional knowledge section which will be a descriptive type.
  • The descriptive question consists of Letter writing and Essay writing.
  • Candidates should answer the descriptive type question by typing on the computer.
  • Here for the mains examination, there will no sectional timing for each section.
  • Candidates should get the minimum qualifying mark in each section.
  • Minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the recruitment board.
  • There will be 0.25 negative marks for every wrong answer.

NIACL AO Exam Syllabus

 NIACL AO Descriptive Test 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 answers would be evaluated for those who qualify for the objective test.

Qualifying marks in the NIACL AO Descriptive test

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

NIACL AO Salary Details


Q. When was the NIACL AO 2021 exam notification released?

A. The official notification of NIACL AO 2021 get released on 24th August 2021.


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

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


Q. How many phases are in the NIACL AO 2021 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 are in the NIACL AO Prelims exam?

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