20 Days Study Plan for NICL AO Mains 2017 Exam

Just 20 days to go for NICL AO Mains 2017 Exam. Today we are allocating the 20 Days Study plan for NICL AO Mains 2017 Exam. NICL Administrative Officer Scale-I is one of the most lucrative jobs because of its perks & emoluments associated with the post.  A good score in this examination will provide you the corridor to the final and an important phase of this recruitment drive. So, get started to grab your seat in 205 vacancies. Follow the below given schedule to crack the exam.

Now the question comes to your mind: what is the use of this study plan?

Answer: A time table merely mentions the time duration you should devote to each subject and how many free hours will be available. It also helps you to drive your strength in a better way to cover each topic separately. It can be fruitful if followed sincerely. 

Before running on directly to the study plan let’s first quickly review the Exam pattern for NICL AO Mains 2017 Exam, as it will help you in understanding the clear-cut weightage of each subject and time to be devoted for each section. Also, you can go through the Previous Year Cut off for NICL AO Mains exam.

S.No.Name of TestType of testNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1.ReasoningObjective4040120 minutes (2 hours)
2.English LanguageObjective4040
3.General AwarenessObjective4040
4.Computer KnowledgeObjective4040
5.Quantitative aptitudeObjective4040
Total (Aggregate)200
6.English Language(Essay, Precis and Comprehension)Descriptive33030 mins.
  • There will be a ¼ negative marking for each wrong attempt
  • The Descriptive Test will be conducted through online mode. Questions will be displayed on the computer screen. The descriptive test was consisting of three types of questions i.e. - Essay, Precis and Comprehension.

NICL AO Mains Daily Study Routine

ActivityTime allocation
Quantitative Aptitude 2 hours
Reasoning Ability 2 hours
English and Descriptive2 hours
General awareness    1.5 hours
Computer Knowledge30 min.
Total time8 hours

Also, make sure you should attempt Full Length Mock Test with detailed analysis to test your preparations for NICL AO Mains exam.

Study Plan for NICL AO Mains 2017

Follow the study plan with equitable preparation strategy for NICL AO Mains 2017 exam.

DayQuantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityEnglish and DescriptiveGeneral awarenessComputer Knowledge
Day 1Simplification and approximation, Number SeriesSyllogisms and ranking, Linear Arrangement(Dual Row, Multi Story building Based)Reading comprehension,
Essay on current topic.
Banking Awareness,
weekly current affair one liner.
Computer basics
Day 2Percentage, Ratio and proportion.Blood relation, Puzzle and Seating ArrangementSentence Improvement (Error Spotting /Phrase Replacement)
Essay on current topic.
Financial Awareness, Types of banks and products ,
weekly current affair one liner
About Antivirus
Day 3Quadratic Equations, Number SeriesCoded Inequality, Coded Blood relation, Floor puzzle (Multi Story building Based)Cloze test, Essay on current topic.Static GK, Types of cheques. NEFT, RTGS, IMPS,
weekly current affair one liner.
Important abbreviations
Day 4
Revision + Full length Mock Test with analysis
Day 5Profit and Loss, Data Interpretation.Coding Decoding (Fictitious Type/Coding By Analogy) ,Input – output.Para/Sentence Completion, Essay on current topic.Basic banking Terminology, Monthly Digest (February).Computer Networking
Day 6Average, Caselet (Paragraph DI)Double line-up Puzzle, Data SufficiencyOdd Sentence Out,
Essay on current topic.
Capital, Currencies, Dams, National Park,
weekly current affair one liner.
DBMS  basic and important concepts only
Day 7Quadratic Equations, Number Series.Coding Decoding – Old Pattern, Verbal ReasoningFill in the blanks, Essay on current topic.Important committees and Acts related to banking industry, Monthly Digest (March).Computers history
Day 8
Revision +  Full length Mock Test with analysis
Day 9Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Problems based on ages.Mixed Puzzles, Coding Decoding – New Pattern.Reading comprehension, Pronoun. Essay on current topic.Monetary policy, National Income, Insurance related awareness, weekly current affair one liner.Generations
Day 10DI: Tabular, Ratio and ProportionAlpha Numeric Symbol Sequence, Data Sufficiency.Cloze test, Essay on current topic.Capital, Currencies, Dams, National Park,
weekly current affair one liner.
Day 11Partnership, Time and Work.Syllogism , Decision Making, Puzzle and Seating ArrangementWord Association Pair (Synonym or Antonym), Essay on current topic.RBI & Monetary policy, Monthly Digest (April).Computer devices
Day 12
Revision +  Full length Mock Test with analysis
Day 13DI: PI chart, Inequality, Probability.Problems and Course of Action, Puzzle and Seating ArrangementReading comprehension- 3, Prepositions, Essay on current topic.Sports, Awards & Honours, Books & Authors, weekly current affair one liner.Operating systems
Day 14Pipes and Cisterns, Speed Time Distance, Boat and StreamsStatement and Assumptions, Coding Decoding – New Pattern.Para/Sentence Completion/Odd Sentence Out, Essay on current topic.Money and Capital Market in India,
weekly current affair one liner.
Day 15Quadratic Equations, Number Series, DI: TabularCause and Effects, Order, Raking and DirectionReading comprehension, Essay on current topic.Important Abbreviations, New appointments, Monthly Digest (May).Software
Day 16
Revision +  Full length Mock Test with analysis
Day 17Problem on Trains, Boat and Streams Mixture and allegation.Statement and Argument, Puzzles (with Multiple Variables).Cloze test, Essay on current topic.Important world organisations, Insurance related awareness,
weekly current affair one liner.
MS word
Day 18DI: Combined Graph, Simplification/ ApproximationProblems and Course of Action, Puzzle and Seating ArrangementPara jumble, Error Spotting, Essay on current topic.Important Days, Recently launched schemes, Apps and web portal,
weekly current affair one liner.
MS Excel
Day 19DI: Bar Graph, Permutation and CombinationAnalogy and classification, Puzzle and Seating ArrangementPara/Sentence Completion, Fillers,
Essay on current topic.
Indian economy (focus on economic survey, budget, 5-year plan),
weekly current affair one liner.
MS PowerPoint
Day 20
Revision +  Full length Mock Test with analysis

Inklings for NICL AO Mains 2017 Exam

  • This Study Plan is just for reference purpose, every student has its own strength – so plan accordingly to score more in the examination. Accordingly attempt questions in the examination.
  • As we always say, don’t cram anything for the examination & also don’t rush for too many books. Make your notes, create your own short tricks, it will help you more than going through different books in these last days.
  • Manage your time accordingly for the exam as per your strength and weakness. Practice a lot as it is the only way to help you more in the examination.
  • Make sure you go through all the topics, so that you are not left with any portion. As every single mark matters to qualify in the examination.
  • Accuracy is the key to success in competitive exams, never comprise with it. As it will earn you’re a positive mark rather than the guess work which may earn you a negative score.
  • Don’t take too much pressure of the exam as it can have a bad impact on mental health. Your Mental health is more important than grades. If you are well prepared for the exam, you will surely make it, just revise well and give your best shot.
You can also check here the result of NICL AO Prelims 2017 Exam:-

NICL AO Prelims Result 2017, Check Here!


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