NIACL AO MAINS 2019 Exam Analysis & Review : 2nd March 2019

NIACL AO MAINS 2019 Exam Analysis & Review

NIACL Administrative Officers (AO) phase-II (Mains) exam for NIACL AO Recruitment is over now.  Many students appeared for this exam and the competition will be huge this time. Therefore, it is necessary that one gets know about the questions asked in the exam so that here we are providing the NIACL AO MAINS exam analysis and review in detail. The examination held in was of Moderate level. 

English Language  25-28
Reasoning  28-33
Quantitative Aptitude 25-28
General Awareness 28-35
TOTAL 128-138

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate & Calculative)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy but the section was calculative. Following were the sets of DI:

  • Caselet
  • Bar Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Tabular

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation  20 Calculative
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems 15 Moderate-Lengthy
Total 50 Moderate-Lengthy


English Language section of NIACL AO Mains 2018-19 was also of a moderate level. There were 2 sets of reading comprehensions. One of the RC was based on Insurance themed article and the other was related to use of technology in various countries. Most of the questions asked were of the conventional pattern seen in the past 6 months in various banking and insurance exam.

  • One RC based on Artificial Intelligence and Robots.
  • One RC based on Insurance sector and Country Albenia.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  10 Moderate
Cloze Test  10 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 6 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
Word Replacement 5 Moderate
Double and Triple Fillers 6 Moderate
Error Detection 8 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate


The level of reasoning was moderate. Following were the questions of puzzles and seating arrangement:

  • Square Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (Parallel Lines)
  • Random Arrangement
  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Year Based Puzzle

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles  22 Difficult
Machine Input Output 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Easy-Moderate
Logical Reasoning 7 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Moderate
Syllogism 3 Easy- Moderate
Total 50 Moderate


  • Major Questions were asked from Current Affairs around 15 Questions.
  • From banking Awareness around 15-18 Questions
  • Static GK 5-8 Questions


This section was of 30 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes. Candidates had to choose from given options to write a letter and an essay.

Letter Writing (150 words)

a) Write a letter to the editor expressing your concern about increasing craze of PubG game.

b) Write a letter to your friend describing MSME

Essay Writing  (200 words)

a) Should mother tongue be given importance in primary education

b) Pros and Cons of getting Insurance Plan online.

All the best for NIACL AO 😊


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