NIACL AO 2018 Exam Eligibility

Check NIACL Administrative Officers Scale I 2018 eligibility for the posts of Company Secretary, Legal, Finance & Accounts, and Generalists.

Created On: Jan 14, 2019 11:24 IST
NIACL AO 2018 Eligibility
NIACL AO 2018 Eligibility

The candidates applying for the posts in NIACL AO 2018 exam should know the eligibility conditions like age, qualification, nationality and other relevant details.

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NIACL AO 2018: Eligibility


A candidate applying for recruitment in the Company must be either-

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

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Educational Qualification

Generalists: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of a graduate/post graduate in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government with at least 60% marks in either of the degree examination for General candidates and at least 55% marks for SC/ST/PwBD candidates.

Specialists: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification as follows. The qualification should be from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination as on 01.12.2018.

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Minimum Qualification

Company Secretary

ACS/FCS from ICSI and Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60%


Graduate/Post-graduate in Law with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)








Finance & Accounts

Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and Graduation/Post-graduation

in any discipline with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)


Cost and Management Accountant (The Institute of Cost

Accountants of India, earlier known as ICWAI) and

Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60%

(55% for SC/ST/PwBD)


MBA Finance/PGDM FINANCE* with min 60% (55% for



M.COM with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)

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(a) Educational qualifications should be from a University/ Institution/Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 01.12.2018.

(b) Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 01.12.2018 has to be submitted at the time of interview.

(c) The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate of the necessary qualification as on 01.12.2018.

(d) The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%.

(e) Where CGPA / OGPA are awarded, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.

NIACL AO 2018: Exam Pattern and Syllabus


Minimum Age: 21 years Maximum Age: 30 years, as on 01.12.2018 i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd Dec 1988 and not later than 1st Dec 1997 (both dates inclusive).

Relaxation in upper age limit shall be as follows:


Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 Years

Other Backward Classes (Non creamy layer)

3 Years

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”

10 Years

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 01.12.2018 and have been released; (a) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 01.12.2018) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or (b) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or (c) on invalidment. The ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 01.12.2018 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

5 Years

Defence service personnel disabled in operation during the hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as consequence thereof

3 Years

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1.1.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years

Existing Confirmed Employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd.)

8 Years


i. In case of a candidate who is eligible for relaxation under more than one of the above categories, the age relaxation will be available on a cumulative basis based on Govt. guidelines & Company Rules.

ii. Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) and produce the original certificate(s) for verification at the time of interview and /or any subsequent stage of recruitment process.

iii. If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue of being an Existing Confirmed Employee of Public Sector General Insurance Companies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd.), concession to him/her will be admissible either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Existing Confirmed Employee of Public Sector General Insurance Companies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd.)’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her.

iv. In case of an Ex-serviceman who has once joined in a Govt. job on the civil side after availing the benefits given to him as an Ex-serviceman for his reemployment, his Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of re-employment in Government ceases. However he/she will be eligible for age relaxation as applicable to ex-servicemen.

v. An Ex- serviceman, who applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment, can avail the benefit of reservation as ex-serviceman for any subsequent employment. However, to avail of this benefit, an ex-serviceman, as soon as he/she joins any civil employment, should give self declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various vacancies for which he/she had applied for before joining the initial civil employment. Further, this benefit would be available only in respect of vacancies which are filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation is applicable to the ex-servicemen.

vi. There is no reservation for Ex-servicemen in Officers’ Cadre.

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