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NIACL AO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus for All Posts

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

Feb 28, 2019 09:26 IST
    NIACL AO Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus
    NIACL AO Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    The New India Assurance Co. Ltd (NIACL) has released the result of the Prelims Exam on 5 February 2019. The Prelims Exam was held on 30 January 2019.  The online application started from 10 December 2018 and the process ended on 26 December 2018. The date of the phase II exam is 2 March 2019.

    A total of 312 posts have been notified that are: Company Secretary, Legal, Finance & Accounts and Generalists.

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    NIACL AO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

    NIACL AO Mains Exam consists of Objective and Descriptive type. There are 200 marks for the Objective test and 30 marks for the Descriptive Test. Both the tests will be online and Descriptive Test is to be typed on the computer. Here is the pattern of the Mains Exam:

    NIACL AO Mains Exam Objective Test (for Generalists):

    The duration of the Objective Test is 2 hours. There will be 4 sections. Total marks will be 200.




    Quantitative Aptitude




    2 Hours 

    Reasoning Ability


    English Language


    General Awareness




    NIACL AO Mains Exam Objective Test (for Specialists):

    The duration of the Objective Test is 2 hours. There will be 5 sections. Total marks will be 200.




    Quantitative Aptitude





    2 Hours 

    Reasoning Ability


    English Language


    General Awareness


    Test for the Specific Discipline





    • The mode of question paper will be bilingual except English language.
    • The candidates need to qualify in each section to get shortlisted for the Interview and to get their Descriptive test evaluated.

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    NIACL AO Mains Exam Descriptive Test (for Generalist and Specialist):

    The Descriptive Test will be of 30 minutes and for 30 marks. The test will be of Letter & Essay writing. The test will be in English and in online mode. 10 marks will be for letter writing and 20 marks will be for essay writing. The candidates need to qualify the descriptive test; but the marks in the descriptive test will not be considered for interview and final selection.

    NIACL AO 2018 Mains Exam Syllabus

    The NIACL has not provided any specific syllabus for the AO Mains Exam but on the basis of the analysis of previous exams, some important topics are as below:

    Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude

    • Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)

    • Number System

    • Approximation

    • HCF and LCM

    • Problems based on Age

    • Number Series

    • Quadratic Equations

    • Percentage

    • Ratio and Proportion

    • Average

    • Mixture and Allegations

    • Time and Work

    • Pipe and Cistern

    • Speed, Distance and Time

    • Partnership

    • Simple and Compound Interest

    • Permutation and Combination

    • Profit, Loss and Discount

    • Mensuration

    • Data Sufficiency

    Syllabus of Reasoning Ability

    • Seating Arrangement

    • Data Sufficiency

    • Alphanumeric Series

    • Puzzle

    • Coding-Decoding

    • Inequalities

    • Input - Output

    • Blood Relation

    • Ranking

    • Direction and Sense

    • Series

    Syllabus of English Language

    • Reading Comprehension (including questions on vocabulary)

    • Cloze Test

    • Sentence Improvement

    • Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements

    • Spotting Errors

    • Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)

    • Phrase Replacement

    • Picking out Irrelevant Statements

    • Theme of the Passage

    Syllabus of General Awareness

    • Current Affairs (last 6 months)

    • Banking Awareness Topics (Banking in India, Banking Terminology, Bank Headquarters, Slogans of Banks)

    • Books & Authors

    • Important Places

    • Awards & Honours

    • Headquarters of Important Organisations

    • Schemes of Government

    • Important Days

    • Countries, their Capitals and Currencies

    • Airports around the World

    • Ports in India

    • Superlatives in India and the World

    • Abbreviations and Economic Terminologies

    Syllabus for Professional Knowledge: Company Secretary

    • Advanced Company Law and Practice
    • Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
    • Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency
    • Information Technology and Systems Audit
    • Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
    • Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
    • Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
    • Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
    • Banking Law and Practice
    • Capital, Commodity and Money Market
    • Insurance Law and Practice
    • Intellectual Property Rights
    • International Business Laws

    Syllabus for Professional Knowledge: Legal

    • Consumer Protection Act

    • Banking Regulations

    • Compliance and Legal Aspects


    • Negotiable Instruments, Securities, Foreign Exchange (Laws and Orders)

    • Prevention of Money Laundering

    • Limitation Act

    • Bankers Book Evidence Act

    • DRT Act

    • Banking Ombudsman Scheme

    • Offenses and Penalties

    • Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies and Firm

    Syllabus for Professional Knowledge: Finance & Accounts

    • Accounting for Business Decisions
    • Accounting Theory and Standards
    • Advanced Corporate Accounting
    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Applied Cost Accounting
    • Business Research Methods
    • Computerised Accounting (Tally)
    • Communicative Skills
    • Cost Control Techniques
    • Costing Methods
    • Direct Taxes
    • e-Commerce
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Financial Accounting
    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Financial Management
    • Financial Services
    • Human Resource Management
    • Indirect Taxation
    • Insurance and Risk Management
    • International Financial Management
    • Investment & Portfolio Management
    • Management Accounting
    • Management Information Systems
    • Management of Financial Services
    • Managerial Finance
    • Modern Banking
    • Principles of Accounting
    • Principles of Insurance Management
    • Principles of Modern Banking
    • Principles of Personal Finance
    • Project Management
    • Quantitative Techniques for Finance
    • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

    Considering the exam pattern and syllabus of the NIACL AO Mains Exam, the candidates should prepare for the exams. The syllabus is very exhaustive and therefore it should be studied well to enhance the chance of success in the exam.


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