NIACL Assistant Syllabus 2020 – Check Complete Details Here

NIACL assistant syllabus has been released by NIACL on its official website. NIACL assistant written exam will be conducted in two phases, NIACL assistant preliminary and main. A preliminary exam is conducted for shortlisting candidates for mains; it is qualifying in nature.

NIACL assistant main exam marks are taken into consideration while preparing the merit list. After qualifying for NIACL assistant main, candidates need to qualify a regional language test to prove their efficiency in their chosen regional language. NIACL assistant exam pattern and syllabus are different for preliminary and main exam.

NIACL Assistant Exam Pattern

The mode of exam for the post of NIACL Assistant is online. The exam is conducted in two phases:

  1. NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam
  2. NIACL Assistant Mains Exam

NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

The Preliminary exam for NIACL Assistant is an online objective test and consists of three papers:

  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning
  3. Numerical Ability

To know more, refer to the table below:

NIACL Assistant Subjects Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
Prelims Examination English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


Candidates can view the NIACL Assistant Salary in the linked article.

NIACL Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

The mode of NIACL Assistant Mains examination is online and consist of objective type questions. The subjects included are:

  1. Reasoning
  2. English Language
  3. General Awareness
  4. Computer Knowledge
  5. Numerical Ability

The Mains examination is conducted for 250 marks, and each candidate must obtain a minimum total score (as decided by NIACL) to qualify for the Mains examination.

To know more, refer to the table below:

NIACL Assistant Subjects Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
Mains Examination Reasoning 40 50 Composite 120 minutes
English Language 40 50
General Awareness 40 50
Computer Knowledge 40 50
Numerical Ability 40 50
Total 200 250

There is negative marking in both phases. For each wrong attempt, ¼ th of the mark assigned against that question will be deducted. The medium of online exams will be in English & Hindi except for the English Language.

NIACL Assistant: Regional Language Test

Candidates must qualify for the Prelims as well the Mains Examination to get selected for the Regional Language Test. This test is of qualifying nature, and no separate marks will be awarded for it.

NIACL Assistant Final Selection

The final selection for the post of NIACL Assistant will be made on the basis of performance in the online Mains examination as well as in the Regional Language Test. If two or more candidates in the merit list score the same marks, the senior-most candidate will be shortlisted for further process of recruitment.

NIACL Assistant Syllabus for Prelims

NIACL assistant prelims have three sections, candidates need to score certain qualifying marks in each section to pass the exam. Find the syllabus for NIACL assistant prelims below: 

NIACL assistant prelims subjects Syllabus
English Language Vocabulary

Sentence Error / correction

Fill in the blanks

Sentence Arrangement/ Word Arrangement

Comprehension & Cloze Test

Para jumbles

Test of Reasoning Syllogism

Linear and Circular Sitting Arrangements


Alphabet Series


Verbal Reasoning

Blood Relations

Number Series

Test of Numerical Ability Percentage, Time & Work, Area, Profit & Loss

Number Series, Quadratic Equations, Average

Simple & Compound Interest

HCF, LCM, Problem On Ages

Time & Speed, Investment

NIACL Assistant Syllabus for Main

NIACL assistant main exam will have five sections. Find the details syllabus for NIACL assistant main below:

NIACL assistant main subjects Syllabus
Reasoning Mathematical Reasoning


Linear and Circular Sitting Arrangements



Data Interpretation

Blood Relations

Alphabet Series

Distance and Direction

Statements and Conclusions

Statements and Arguments

Number Series

Clocks and Calendars

Decision Making

Mirror Image detection

English Vocabulary

Sentence Error / correction

Fill in the blanks

Sentence Arrangement/ Word Arrangement

Comprehension & Cloze Test

Para jumbles

Numerical Ability Simplifications and Quadratic Equations

HCF, LCM, Problem On Ages

Number Series

Simple and Compound Interest

Data Interpretation


Profit & Loss

Number Series

Ratio and Proportion

Time & Work


General Awareness Current affairs of National & International news

Awards and Honors, Science and Inventions, Countries, Capitals, and Currencies

History of India, Indian Economics, Indian polity

Current events related to Sports, Banking, Five Year Plans, national budget, insurance, etc.

Computer Knowledge Fundamentals of Computer

MS Office

Computer Software

Internet and Computer Related Abbreviations

Networking & Operating System

Logic Gates

Keyboard Shortcuts

Computer Abbreviation

Computer Hardware

NIACL Assistant Books

It becomes very important to choose the right study material to crack a competitive exam like NIACL assistant where the level of competition is very high. Also, the NIACL assistant syllabus has multiple sections that require equal attention. Candidates can refer to the books given below for different sections:

NIACL Assistant Subjects NIACL Assistant syllabus Author of the Books
Reasoning Ability Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal
Logical and Analytical Reasoning (English) 1st Edition AK Gupta
Quantitative Aptitude


Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma
Quicker Mathematics M Tyra
English Language English Grammar  SP Bakshi
Word Power Made Easy Wren & Martin
English Grammar Norman Lewis
Current Affairs and General Awareness NCERT Books NCERT
Manorama Year Book Philip Mathew 
Banking, Financial & General Awareness I K Pavel
Computer Awareness Objective Computer Awareness Somya Ranjan Behera
Computer Awareness Rani Ahilya

NIACL Assistant Syllabus 2020 FAQs

when NIACL Assistant notification 2020 is going to be released?

NIACL Assistant notification 2020 will be released soon.

How many stages are there in NIACL Assistant recruitment?

NIACL Assistant recruitment has three phases, a candidate must qualify all the three phases to become eligible for induction to the posts.

What is the frequency of NIACL Assistant recruitment?

NIACL Assistant exam is conducted once a year or as per vacancy.

Is having experience in the insurance sector necessary to apply for NIACL Assistant?

There is no special requirement to have prior experience in the insurance sector to apply for NIACL Assistant.

Can I apply for NIACL Assistant if I don’t know the regional languages of my state?

Reading, writing, and speaking any of the regional languages is mandatory for NIACL Assistant, candidates have to pass the regional language test to crack the exam.

What is the exam pattern of the NIACL assistant prelims exam?

The prelims exam comprises 100 objective type questions and carries 100 marks.

What is the exam pattern of the NIACL assistant mains exam?

Main Examination will consist of Objective Test for 200 marks and carries 250 marks. 

What will be the language of the NIACL assistant question paper?

The language of the question paper will be English and Hindi.

What will be the level of NIACL assistant syllabus?

NIACL assistant syllabus will be of the 12th level. 

What are the topics for the Regional language test?

This test is conducted to test the writing, speaking, and reading ability of the candidates. This test is only qualifying in nature, candidates will not be given scores for this section.


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