NIACL AO Prelims exam Analysis & Review 2019 : Shift-2 | 30 January 2019

NIACL Administrative Officers (AO) 30th January 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 There were 3 sets of DIs namely:

  • Tabular DI (Based on number of buses & children of schools)
  • Caselet DI (Based on strength of crew members & ground staff of three airlines A, B and C)
  • Tabular DI (Based on pen & pencil)
Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (3Set) 15
Missing Number Series 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 10
Total 35

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was easy-moderate. There was one set of Reading Comprehension with 8 questions out of which 2 questions were based on VocabsSynonym of operate & Antonym of blatantly was asked.  The passage of the RC was based on Role of Banks in Economy. 

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension (Insurance industry) 8
Error Spotting (Grammatical) 5
Single Filler 7
Word Replacement 5
Column Based Questions 5
Total 30

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning section was also Easy-Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Circular Based Puzzle (8 people, 1 variable)
  • Month-Based Puzzle (9 people)
  • Color Based Puzzle
  • Arrangement (8 people painting their house)
Topics No. of Questions
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 18
Syllogism 03
Blood Relation 03
Order & Ranking 04
Coding-Decoding 04
Inequalities  03


 All the Best 🙂


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