New India Assurance successfully conducted NIACL AO Mains Exam today i.e January 10th, 2017. The total number of aspirants who attempted the paper this year is way more than last year’s examination. O
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NIACL AO Exam Analysis Mains : Sectional 

Quantitative AptitudeDifficult50
General AwarenessModerate50
English LanguageModerate50

 NIACL AO Exam Analysis: Good Attempts

SectionGood Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude18-21
General Awareness29-33
English Language20-22
The Overall level of the exam was Moderate to Difficult. The analysis has been presented based on the reviews shared by our readers who appeared for the exam. In case of any anomaly, let us know in the comments, we will update it.

English Language NIACL AO Mains Exam Analysis 

Number of questions - 50
Level of the exam – Moderate to Difficult
  • 2 passages were asked. Synonyms/ Antonyms were asked in both passages.
  • Double Fillers - 5 Questions were asked from this topic.
  • Identifying correct/ incorrect sentence among the given options - 5 questions were asked from this topic.
  • Spotting Errors (both grammatical and misspelt words) - 5 questions
  • Idioms based - Meaning of idioms was given in different statements and you had to identify the sentence with correct meaning of given idiom/phrase.

Reasoning Ability NIACL AO Mains Exam Analysis

Number of questions - 50
Level of the exam – Moderate 
  • Seating Arrangement / Puzzles - 4 sets (20 questions) were asked. These included Circular arrangement, ranking based puzzle including colors as other parameter, Linear Arranegement with marks as other parameter.
  • Syllogism - This topic had 5 questions based on new (as asked in IBPS PO Mains) as well as old pattern.
  • Alphabet Coding/ Analogy - Questions from these topics were also asked.
  • Miscellaneous - This involved questions from blood relation, direction sense, ranking, coding - decoding (sentence coding) etc.

Quantitative Aptitude NIACL AO Mains Exam Analysis

Number of questions - 50
Level of the exam – Moderate to Difficult (Section was Calculative)
  • Data Interpretation - 3 sets were asked (15 Questions). This involved questions from Tabular graph, Bar graph and mixed graph consisting of pie and tabular chart.
  • Number Series - This involved 5 questions based on identifying the wrong number in the series.
  • Data Sufficiency - Questions from this topic were comparatively difficult. This involved questions based on normal Data sufficiency as well as quantity based data sufficiency as asked in IBPS PO Mains Exam.
  • Miscellaneous - Major chunk of this section consisted of Miscellaneous questions. These were comparatively difficult and calculative.

General Awareness NIACL AO Mains Exam Analysis

Number of questions - 50
Level of the exam – Moderate 
  • Based on RBI Liquidity
  • IRDA related to re-insurance license
  • Questions based on NABARD
  • Question related to Balpakram National Park
  • Related to Consumer Grievance (CMC)

Descriptive Exam NIACL AO Mains Exam Analysis 

The descriptive paper was quite challenging and only the most prepared aspirants are going to score well here.
Number of questions - 2
Level of the exam – Moderate 

Essay Topics - 
  • How are Pension Plans justified?
  • Based on SIP (Systematic Investment Plan)
Letter Topics - 
  • Letter to Manager for transfer of Insurance Plan from Assam to West Bengal.

Questions Asked in NIACL AO Mains Exam 10 January 2016

General Awareness Questions Asked in NIACL AO Mains  Exam Analysis 10 January 2016

We have received some inputs on the questions asked in General Awareness section. The questions from other sections will be updated soon.
  1. The founder of the autonomous kingdom of Avadh was
  2. Who was the Nawab of Bengal during ‘Battle of Plassey’?
  3. Who is considered the real founder of the Gupta Empire?
  4. Based on RBI Liquidity
  5. IRDA related to re-insurance license
  6. Questions based on NABARD
  7. Question related to Balpakram National Park
  8. Related to Consumer Grievance (CMC)
  9. HPCL Refinery
  10. Insurance related questions.
  11. Anupam Mishra who recently passed away belonged to which field? Environmentalist
  12. Consumer grievance OCMC recently launched. What doers M stand for?
  13. Question related to Balpakram National Park
  14. Health insurance under which insurance? General insurance
  15. 10000 POS Machine given by NABARD at which cost ?
  16. NABARD distributed ___ crores for farmers after demonetization.
  17. In LAF, what does A stand for?
  18. Gurdongmong lake ?
  19. Utkarsh gets license for ? Small finance bank
  20. 100% govt equity in which payment bank?
  21. ___ % under foreign investment for payment banks?
  22. 49% FDI in insurance must be approved by ? FIPB CCEA IRDAI SEBI
  23. March 8 observed as which day?
  24. ICC approved a stadium in Noida recently. What is its name?

Expected NIACL Cutoff 2016 – Overall

CategoryExpected NIACL Cutoff

Final New India Assurance Cutoff 2015 – Overall

Category NIACL Cutoff
General 132
OBC 122
SC 118.75
ST 113.5

Factors Determining NIACL Cutoff 2016

  • Total number of vacancies for 2016
  • Total number of aspirants attempting NIA Preliminary Exam 2016
  • Level of Complexity of NIA Preliminary Exam
  • Past two year trends

Note: Until last year, New India Assurance Exam was single tier. So the New India Assurance Cutoff below is out of 200. This year, however the pattern has changed.
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