NICL AO 2017 - Exam Analysis and Expected Cut Off : 3rd June

NICL AO 2017 - Exam Analysis and Expected Cut Off : 3rd June (1st Slot)

NICL AO Preliminary Exam 2017 has started from today. You can go through NICL AO exam analysis & expected cut off for Prelims in this post. Preliminary exam of NICL AO will be conducted in 2 different slots today. Make sure that you go through this NICL AO Prelims Exam analysis in order to understand the level of difficulty of this exam.
This exam analysis will also help students of the next slot with the type of questions that they can expect in their exam. We have also shared the previous year cut off of NICL AO exam for your reference.
NICL AO Pre Exam Analysis has been posted based on the reviews shared by gradeup readers who appeared for this exam. Inform us about any anomaly in the comments section, we will update it at the earliest.

Slot 2 of NICL AO was conducted from 12:30 p.m to 1:30 p.m

NICL AO Preliminary Exam Analysis 2017

Overall level of NICL AO Prelims was Easy to Moderate. Let us now have a look at the individual sections and the questions asked in them.

NICL AO Exam Analysis: English Language

30 Questions were asked from this section. Overall level of this section was Moderate
Questions were asked from following topics-
  • Reading Comprehension-  10 Questions with 4-5 questions from Antonyms & Synonyms 
  • Cloze test -  5 Questions were asked (Based on Environmental Reforms, Pollution)
  • Sentence Correction - 7 Questions
  • Spotting Errors - 8 Questions

NICL AO Exam Analysis 2017: Quantitative Aptitude

This section had 35 questions. Overall level of this section was Easy to Moderate
Following topics were asked under this section -
  • Number Series -  5 Questions
  • Data Interpretation -  3 Set (15 Question) [Pie Chart, Tabular Chart and Bar graph]
  • Bar Graph - Pie Chart
  • Tabular Graph (Calculative) 
  • Quadratic Equation -  5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous -  10 Questions - (based on Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Profit Loss, Probability , Mensuration, Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership, Average, Boats & Stream etc. )
There were no questions from Simplification/ Approximation.

NICL AO Preliminary 2017 Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability 

35 questions were asked from this section with a total of 35 marks. Overall level of this section was Easy to Moderate. Following topics were asked in this section -
Puzzles – 4 Sets (20 Questions)

  • Linear Arrangement (12 persons seating Parallel : 6 facing North and 6 facing South]
  • Circular Arrangement [8 persons sitting facing inwards and Outwards]
  • Puzzle - Month Based
  • Floor Puzzle 

Coding-Decoding - 5 Questions
Inequality & Alphabetical Series - 4 Questions
Blood Relation, Order ranking, Direction Sense – 6 Questions
No questions asked from Syllogism.

NICL AO Expected Cut Off 2017

Here is the expected cut off of NICL AO Prelims Exam -
Name of SectionExpected Cut off
Reasoning Ability11-13
English Language10 - 12
Quantitative Aptitude 10-12
Overall Expected Cutoff60 - 62

NICL AO Previous Year Cut Off

NICL AO Cut off Marks (Generalist) 

Here is the cutoff of NICL AO exam conducted in 2015. This exam was not conducted in 2016. This cutoff, however, is for single level exam.
CategoryReading AbilityEnglish LanguageGeneral AbilityQuantitative Aptitude
PWD (HI/ OH/ VI)8.257.755.254

NICL AO Cut off Marks - Generalist

CategoryTotal Objective (Out of 160)Descriptive Paper
(DP) (out of 40)
Total Online Examination (out of 200)Interview (out of 50)Grand Total (out of 250)
PWD (HI)28.51063As per the Category109.75
PWD (OH)6910106.75As per the Category154
PWD (VI)63.510107.25

NICL AO Prelims 2017 - Good Attempts

Name of SectionGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability22 - 25
English Language18-20
Quantitative Aptitude22 - 24
Overall Exam65 - 70

To know the questions asked in NICL AO click on the link below:

Question Asked in NICL AO Exam 03rd June 2017 

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