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NIACL AO 2020 Recruitment | Highlights, Vacancies, Exam Dates, Salary, Syllabus

The New India Assurance Company Ltd. or NIACL is one among the leading insurance companies in India. NIACL every year gives the opportunity to candidates by releasing the vacancies for Administrative Officers for the post of Generalists, Specialists along with several other posts. 

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NIACL AO 2020 Exam Notification

NIACL AO notification is expected to be released soon in the coming months. The examination date will be released once the official notification will come, further it is advised not to not wait for the NIACL AO 2020 official notification to release and start preparing for the exam. The NIACL AO official notification contains all the relevant information related to the exam like Eligibility Criteria, Educational qualification, exam dates, Exam Syllabus etc.

NIACL AO Exam 2020 Exam Highlights

Conducting BodyNew India Assurance Company Limited
Mode of ExamOnline
Phases3 – Stage 1 (Preliminary), Stage 2 (Main), Stage 3 (Interview)
Name of the PostAdministrative Officers
Official Websitenewindia.co.in

 NIACL AO 2020 Exam Dates

The exam notification for NIACL AO is expected to be released soon in the coming months. NIACL AO Exam notification also includes an exam calendar in which all the information related to exam dates, application process date, closure of application process will be given. The exam calendar for NIACL AO will be updated here once the official notification for the same will be released.

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by CandidatesTo be notified
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)To be notified
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryTo be notified
Online Examination – PreliminaryTo be notified
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryTo be notified
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainTo be notified
Online Examination – MainTo be notified
Declaration of Result of Online Main ExaminationTo be notified

 NIACL AO 2020 – How to Apply:

To apply for the post of NIACL AO 2020 , a candidate first needs to ensure whether he/she is eligible for the post. This thing should be taken very seriously by the applicants because any incorrect information will lead to disqualification of the application form. After checking all the requirements for the post, a candidate needs to have all the required documents like 10th certificate, Degree, Identification Card number etc. to fill the application form. Here we have provided step by step process to fill the application form:

  • Step 1: Candidates first need to go to the Recruitment Section of NIACL Website i.e. http://newindia.co.in
  • Step 2: Click on “APPLY ONLINE” which will take you to a new screen.
  • Step 3: Click on the tab “Click here for New Registration” and register yourself with entering your Name, Contact details and Email-id.
  • Step 4: A system generated Registration Number and Password will be given to the candidate via an Email and SMS.
  • Step 5: Log in with the system generated Registration Number and Password and fill in your application form.
  • Step 6: After successfully entering all the details click on SAVE and NEXT option to verify the details you have entered.
  • Step 7: Candidates will be asked to upload Photo and Signature. After fully verifying the details click on the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON to submit your application. Please note that no modification will be done the final submission.
  • After verifying all the details, it is now time for the payment. The candidate now needs to process and do the payment. After the payment, click on the submit button.

NIACL AO Exam 2020 Application Fee

In the last process of the application form, an application payment option will pop up in which a candidate needs to pay the required amount of fees in order to become an applicant in NIACL AO exam. There are different guidelines for payment for different sections of the category. A general candidate has to pay an amount of 600 rupees whereas the reserved category candidates like SC/ST/PWD are required to pay a total of rupees 100. Complete details on this is provided on the table below.

CategoryApplication Fee

NIACL AO Exam 2020 Vacancy

Vacancies of NIACL AO for the year 2020 are yet to be released. NIACL AO generally releases vacancies for the post of Generalist and specialist. For a Generalist post any graduate/ post-graduate having a minimum of 60% in graduation or post-graduation can apply but for a specialist post, some special skills are required. You can know about it in detail under the educational qualification section. If we go by last year vacancy list. A total of 312 administrative officers post were released during last year. This year too, candidates can expect a similar number of vacancies whereas it is better to wait for the official notification to release. Till then the previous year vacancies are as follows-

Company Secretary20002
Finance & Accounts354382011


NIACL AO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate needs to fulfill certain eligibility criteria prescribed by NIACL in order to get eligible for the NIACL Administrative Officer post. If a candidate fails to follow the required eligibility criteria, his/her application will be cancelled. So, it is advised to go through the eligibility criteria first and only then proceed to apply for the exam. There are various eligibility criteria including Nationality, educational qualification, age limit etc that needs to be taken care of while filling out the application form.

Educational Qualification

It is extremely important for a candidate to look at the educational qualification for desired post as NIACL has prescribed different educational qualifications for different posts. We have explained educational qualifications for each post.

  • For Generalists: To apply for the post of generalist a candidate is required to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with at least 60% marks in either graduation/ post-graduation.
  • For Specialists: There are different posts that come under specialists post so it needs to have a different educational qualification. Whatever degree is required a candidate has to make sure that it is from a recognized university. There is a certain percentage criteria as well to apply for the post, further details are shown in the table below:
PostEducational Qualification
AO Must be a Graduate/ Post Graduate from a recognized University in any discipline. Must hold at least 60% marks in either of the degree exam for General candidates and at least 55% marks for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Age Criteria

There are various eligibility criteria that need to be fulfilled by the candidate who desired to be part of NIACL as an Administrative officer failing which leads to cancellation of the applicant’s candidature. Age criteria is also one of them. A minimum of 20 years of age and a maximum of 30 years of age is required to apply for any post in NIACL AO.

PostAge Criteria
AO Minimum Age Required 21 years/Maximum Age Required 30 years

Age Relaxation

The government has provided relaxation in the upper age limit to the candidates who belong to reserved category. The reserved category candidates include SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/OBC/PWD along with others. Candidates who seek age relaxation are required to present the original certificate at the time of the NIACL AO exam interview. The detailed information on age relaxation for NIACL AO exam is provided in the table below:

Sr. No.CategoryAge Relaxation
1.SC/ST5 years
2.OBC3 years
3.Persons with Benchmark Disabilities10 years
4.Ex-servicemenActual period of service rendered in the Defence forces + 3 years, maximum upto the age of 45 years
5.Disabled Ex-ServicemenRelaxation upto the age of 45 years


The reason why NIACL AO is preferred by a lot of young individuals who all are looking to make their career in the insurance sector is that along with the job security NIACL AO provides a handsome salary to its employees. A total salary of 51,000 is given to a candidate in a metropolitan city. NIACL also facilitates its Administrative Officers with various allowances. To know about the salary structure in detail please refer to the table below:

  • Rs. 32,795/- as Basic Pay.
  • scale of Rs. 32795-1610(14)-55335-1745(4)-62315
  • approximately Rs.51,000/- p.m.

NIACL AO Job profile

NIACL AO is one of the largest general insurance companies in India. To become an NIACL AO is a dream of many as it not only provides job security and a handsome salary but also provides a name that people can rely on. There is various work profile of a NIACL AO depending on the post i.e. Generalist or a specialist.

  • The work profile of a Generalist includes Risk assessment, claims settlement, underwriting and supervision of Assistant work. An NIACL AO can be posted anywhere in India also the probation period of a NIACL AO is one year. A candidate has to sign a guarantee bond of a minimum of 4 year which includes the probation period.
  • 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. A finance officer does all the financial bookkeeping of the company.

NIACL AO Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

NIACL AO 2020 exam tests your knowledge of basic aptitude along with a sound knowledge of english language. NIACL AO examination pattern of prelims is same for both Generalists and Specialist posts whereas there is a separate exam for Mains in NIACL AO. In addition to the general aptitude, some technical knowledge is also evaluated for the Specialist post. A descriptive test is also there for testing the knowledge of English Language along with the General Knowledge. All the tests are computer-based  including the descriptive test.

NIACL AO Prelim Exam Pattern

The examination pattern for NIACL AO Prelims consists of three sections namely English Language, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude. A composite time of one hour will be allotted for the exam which further has separate timing for each section. This test is qualifying in nature hence the marks obtained in this exam will not be added in final merit list. The NIACL AO examination pattern for Prelims in tabular form is shown below:

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

NIACL AO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who qualify the Preliminary examination will be called out for NIACL AO Mains Examination. As mentioned above the examination pattern for NIACL AO mains is different for both Generalists and Specialists. The NIACL AO examination pattern for both the posts is explained below:

Examination pattern for Generalists: For the post of Generalist, the NIACL AO Mains examination pattern consists of four sections namely English Language, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. A composite time of 120 min or two hours will be given. Please note that there is no sectional timing in this, unlike the prelims exam. The exam will consist of a maximum 200 marks which means there are a total 200 questions with individual sections having 50 questions. For clear understanding of the pattern please refer below:

Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability5050Composite time of 2 hours
English Language5050
General Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050

Examination pattern for Specialists: For the specialist post, along with the above four sections an additional test of technical knowledge is added in the Main examination. Here also a composite time of 120 minutes is given. A total of 40 questions will be asked per section and weightage of each question will be one mark. A total of 200 marks will be allotted for the NIACL AO examination. For complete details about the examination pattern of NIACL AO exam for specialist post please refer below:

Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability4040Composite time of 2 hours
English Language4040
General Awareness4040
Quantitative Aptitude4040
In Specialist stream, an additional test to assess technical & professional knowledge in relevant discipline4040

The NIACL AO main examination is followed by the descriptive test. Candidates who will qualify the NIACL AO mains examination will be called for the Interview round.

NIACL AO Exam – Marking scheme

The marking scheme in NIACL AO exam is the same for Prelims and Mains. There is a negative marking for incorrect questions. One mark will be allotted for every correct answer marked whereas 1/4th or 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. There is no deduction for any unattended question.

NIACL AO Exam Marking scheme

NIACL AO Exam Marking schemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers1 mark
For wrong answers-0.25 marks
For not attempted0 (no marks)

 NIACL AO 2020 Exam Language

NIACL AO exam is bilingual in nature which means a candidate can attempt the exam in either of the language i.e. English or Hindi except the test of English Language which is to be attempted in English only. It should also be noted that the descriptive examination in which a candidate has to write essays and letters will be conducted in English only.

NIACL AO 2020 Syllabus

Before starting preparation for NIACL AO examination, it is advisable for a candidate to look at the NIACL AO exam syllabus. Syllabus makes a candidate aware about the sections involved in the exam. There are two phases in NIACL AO Exam.The first phase contains only three subjects whereas Second Phase involves four subjects for Generalist posts and for specialist posts an extra technical subject is also included.

NIACL AO Prelims Syllabus

The sections that are involved in an NIACL AO prelims exam are as follows (a) Logical Reasoning (b) General English (c) Quantitative Aptitude. This exam is qualifying in nature which means these test marks will not be added in the final merit list of NIACL AO Exam. The syllabus of these three subjects is same for prelims as well as mains, the only difference lies in the difficulty level of the exam. Candidates should start preparing for NIACL AO exam as soon as possible because it’s a golden opportunity that should not be missed.

Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityEnglish Language
Ratio and ProportionInequalityGrammar
AverageCoding DecodingVocabulary
Time and WorkSyllogismError Spotting
Speed, Distance and TimeMachine Input OutputComprehension
Mixture and AllegationsData SufficiencyPassage Making
Stocks and SharesCircular ArrangementJumble Words
PercentageLinear ArrangementFill in the Blanks
Permutation and CombinationFloor PuzzleSentence Framing
TrigonometryVerbal Reasoning 
Data InterpretationOrdering and Ranking 
MensurationArrangement and Pattern 
ProbabilityBlood Relations 
Set TheoryDirection and Distance 

NIACL AO Mains Syllabus

There are two types of posts in NIACL AO exam, first is Generalist and second is Specialist for which mains examination will be held separately. Three sections are same in this but an additional technical section is involved for a specialist post.

  • For Generalist: In generalist post there are mainly four sections involved in the mains examination that are: General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General English. All of them contain equal weightage in the exam so it is advised to the candidates to give equal preparation time to all sections and do not take any section lightly.
  • For Specialist: In specialist post, other than subjects that are mentioned above, an additional technical subject is involved in which a candidate knowledge for that technical subject is tested. The subjects will depend on what post you are opting for.
Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityGeneral AwarenessEnglish LanguageComputer Knowledge
Ratio and ProportionInequalityCurrent AffairsGrammarLanguages
AverageCoding DecodingIndian Financial SystemVocabularyBasic Hardware and Software
Time and WorkSyllogismIndian Banking SystemError SpottingHistory of Computers
Speed, Distance and TimeMachine Input OutputMonetary PlansComprehensionDevices
Mixture and AllegationsData SufficiencyNational InstitutionPassage MakingViruses and Hacking
Stocks and SharesCircular ArrangementBanking TermsJumble WordsMS Office
PercentageLinear Arrangement Fill in the BlanksNetworking
Permutation and CombinationFloor Puzzle Sentence FramingDBMS
TrigonometryVerbal Reasoning   
Data InterpretationOrdering and Ranking   
MensurationArrangement and Pattern   
ProbabilityBlood Relations   
Set TheoryDirection and Distance   

NIACL AO Exam – Study Material

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NIACL AO – Preparation Strategy

A candidate needs to have a proper preparation strategy if he/she wants to clear the NIACL AO 2020 exam. A candidate first needs to know all the sections/ subjects that are involved in the exam and the examination pattern also. After understanding all this, a candidate is required to make a preparation strategy which should be two things (a) attainable (b) practical. Assign short term goals daily. Finish them and then assign again, this way a candidate will remain motivated about the exam and could be able to clear it with flying colours.

NIACL AO Exam Previous Year Cut-off

It is wise to refer to the previous years’ cut-offs to get an idea about the level of NIACL AO Exam. Previous year’s cut off not only gives you a true picture of the exam but also shows the need to work to get on to the level of the exam. NIACL AO Exam is held in three phases, therefore it is extremely important to be aware of the cut-offs. There are two types of cut-offs in the NIACL AO Exam, and those are Overall Cut-off and Sectional Cut-off. To ensure his / her selection a candidate needs to secure the minimum required marks in different sections as well as the overall marks. Given below is the previous year cut off.

NIACL AO Cut Off for Mains

Category-wise cut-offs (Out of 200) for NIACL AO Mains who has been shortlisted for the Interview.

Company Secretary102
Finance & Accounts8164.7589.2599No candidates Qualified71.75

Minimum Qualifying Marks in Descriptive Paper (Out of 30) who has been short-listed for the Interview


NIACL AO Cut Off (Section-wise) for Mains

DisciplineCompany SecretaryLegalFinance & Accounts
Reasoning Ability (40)4.5814.52.756.25
English Language (40)8.512.54.758.56.510.5
General Awareness (40)4.07.0142.55.5
Quantitative Aptitude (40)
Professional Knowledge (40)13.516.035.513.25


Section-wise minimum qualifying marks for NIACL AO Generalist Posts to be eligible for descriptive paper assessment and short-listing for Interview

Reasoning Ability (50)17.7521
English Language (50)10.514.5
General Awareness (50)6.510.5
General Awareness (50)17.2520.25

NIACL AO Cut Off for Prelims 2018-19

Company Secretary36.75
Finance & Accounts56.5046.2547.0028.2534.5028.2536.50

NIACL AO Prelims Cut off for Generalists 2018-19

Quantitative Aptitude10.757.

NIACL AO Prelims Cut off for Company Secretary 2018-19

Quantitative Aptitude5.753.

NIACL AO Prelims Cut off for Legal 2018-19

Quantitative Aptitude4.001.501.501.501.50

NIACL AO Prelims Cut off for Finance & Accounts 2018-19

Quantitative Aptitude7.


NIACL AO Exam 2020 Admit card

Soon after the closure of the application process, NIACL will release the admit card for Phase 1 i.e. Prelims. The candidate is required to take a print out of the admit card along with the photocopy of any valid identity card. Print out of the admit card as well as the photocopy along with the original ID card is required at the time of the exam. The NIACL AO admit card will contain the examination centre, examination date and examination time.

NIACL AO 2020 Exam Centre

While filling the application form for NIACL AO 2020 , a candidate will be given the option of opting an examination centre. A candidate has to select a state and then the city where he/she likes to attempt the examination.

Examination centre for prelims

As already mentioned above there are two phases in the examination. So, the examination centre for both phases are also different. The list of examination centre for Prelims is mentioned below:

State /UT / NCRCentres (Phase-I – Prelims)
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
Andhra PradeshChirala,Guntur, Hyderabad,Kakinada,Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry,Tirupati,Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal PradeshItanagar/Naharlagun
BiharArrah,Aurangabad,Bhagalpur,Darbhanga,Gaya, Muzzafarpur,Patna, Purnea
Dadra & Nagar HaveliSurat
Daman & DiuSurat
DelhiDelhi,Faridabad, Ghaziabad,Greater Noida,Gurgaon
GujaratAhmedabad,Anand,Gandhinagar,Mehsana, Rajkot,Surat,Vadodara
HaryanaAmbala,Hissar,Karnal,Kurukshetra,Panipat, Yamuna- Nagar
Himachal PradeshHamirpur,Kangra,Kullu,Mandi, Shimla,Solan,Una
Jammu & KashmirJammu, Srinagar, Samba
JharkhandBokaro,Dhanbad,Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur,Ranchi
KarnatakaBelgaum,Bengaluru, Gulbarga,Hubli,Mangalore, Mysore,Shimoga,Udipi
KeralaAlappuzha,Kannur,Kochi,Kollam, Kottayam,Kozhikode, Malappuram,Palakkad, Thiruvananthpuram, Thrichur
Madhya PradeshBhopal,Gwalior,Indore,Jabalpur, Sagar,Satna,Ujjain
MaharashtraAmaravati,Aurangabad, Chandrapur,Dhule,Jalgaon, Kolhapur,Latur,Mumbai/Thane/ Navi- Mumbai,Nagpur,Nanded, Nasik,Pune,Ratnagiri
OdishaBalasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar,Cuttack, Dhenkanal,Rourkela ,Sambalpur
PunjabAmritsar,Bhatinda ,Jalandhar,Ludhiana,Mohali, Pathankot,Patiala
RajasthanAjmer,Alwar,Bikaner, Jaipur,Jodhpur,Kota,Sikar,Udaipur
TamilnaduChennai,Coimbatore, Madurai,Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur,Thiruchirapalli,Tirunelvelli,Vellore
TelanganaHyderabad,Karimnagar, Khammam,Warangal
Uttar PradeshAgra,Aligarh,Allahabad,Bareilly,Gorakhpur,Jhansi, Kanpur,Lucknow,Mathura, Meerut,Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar,Varanasi
UttarakhandDehradun,Haldwani, Roorkee
West BengalAsansol,GreaterKolkata,Hooghly,Kalyani,Kolkata, Siliguri

Examination centre for mains

For Mains very few centres are available, the centres that are available are mainly the capital of the states along with some very important cities. The list for Mains examination centre  of NIACL AO 2020 is given in tabular form below:

State /UT / NCRCentres (Phase-II – Mains)
Andhra PradeshVijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
DelhiDelhi NCR
GujaratAhmedabad/ Gandhinagar
Himachal PradeshShimla, Hamirpur
Jammu & KashmirJammu, Srinagar
Madhya PradeshBhopal
MaharashtraMumbai/Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Pune
Uttar PradeshLucknow, Allahabad
West BengalGreater Kolkata

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NIACL AO Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is the minimum educational qualification required for LIC Assistant Recruitment?

The basic minimum qualification required for LIC Assistant Recruitment is a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution.

Q2:   How many vacancies have been announced for the LIC Assistant post ?

There are a total of 7941 vacancies that have been announced by LIC for the post of Assistant.

Q3: Is there a common notification for the post of LIC Assistant ?

No. LIC has released the LIC Assistant recruitment notification division wise for various zones. There are separate notification pdfs for separate zones.

Q4:   How many zones have been included in LIC Assistant Recruitment?

There are total 8 zones for which the notification has been released: Northern Zone, North Central Zone, East Central Zone, Eastern Zone, Central Zone, South Central Zone, Southern Zone, Western Zone.

Q5:   Can I get through the selection process if I do not have the knowledge of official language of my state?

No. Every candidate needs to have the knowledge of official language of the state for which he/she is submitting the application. All the selected candidates will have to prove their knowledge of the official language of their respective states before they join the organization.

Q6: Will there be an Interview in the LIC Assistant recruitment process?

No. There will only be two stages of Prelims & Mains online examination in the LIC Assistant recruitment.

Q7: Do I have to attempt the tests for both English & Hindi Language in LIC Assistant Prelims?

No. You need to attempt either English Language or Hindi Language in LIC Assistant Prelims