NIACL AO Prelims exam Analysis & Review 2019 : Shift-1 | 30 January 2019

NIACL Administrative Officers (AO) 30th January 2019 is the first phase of this exam, i.e., (phase-I) prelims. This year there is the sectional timing of 20 minutes in the Prelims Exam. NIACL AO PRE Exam analysis and review can help the aspirants who are yet to appear in upcoming shifts of NIACL AO Prelims to get an idea of the difficulty level and expected pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of Easy to Moderate level.

The order of occurrence of sections:-

  1. English Language,
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning Ability.

NIACL AO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 23-25 20
Reasoning Ability 29-32 20
Quantitative Aptitude 21-23 20
Total 80-85 60

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate because 10 questions were based on word problems (Miscellaneous). 

There were 3 DIs questions based on Tabular (Based on Ratio), Caselet and Bar Graph.  Tabular DI was based on the ratio between students and teachers while the bar-graph based on comparison between Indian and Western Cloths.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (3Set) 15
Wrong Number Series 5
Approximation 5
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 10
Total 35

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was easy. There was one set of Reading Comprehension with 7 questions out of which 2 questions were on identifying the synonyms and antonyms (thinner). The passage of the RC was based on Insurance Market. 

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension (Insurance industry) 7
Error Spotting (Grammatical) 5
Single Filler 5
Cloze Test 5
Sentence Re-arrangement (Single type) 5
Word Usage 3
Total 30

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning section was also Easy. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types

  • Square seating arrangement (8 people, single variable)
  • Box-based puzzle (9 boxes)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement single Line (9 number of people, single variable)
  • Floor-based puzzle (9-floor, single variable)
Topics No. of Questions
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20
Syllogism 5
Coding-Decoding (New Type) 5
Inequalities  5
Total 35

All the best for Next Shift 🙂



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