NICL Administrative Officer Exam 2017 notification has already been released with the Vacancies of 205 posts. To comprehend the level of exam, we're going to share the NICL AO syllabus, exam pattern.
The Exam will be conducted in two phases. i.e Prelims & Mains. The Prelims phase of NICL Administrative Officer Exam is expected to be conducted tentatively on 3rd and 4th June 2017. This gives you approximately 2 months to prepare well for this exam. So, you can go through the article, to understand the exam pattern and syllabus for the preparation of NICL AO Exam

NICL AO Exam Pattern 2017

Preliminary Exam Pattern of NICL AO 2017

Name of Test
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
English Language
Composite time of 60 minutes
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude


Mains Exam Pattern of NICL AO 2017

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.
Note: The Descriptive Test of 30 Minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Essay, Precis and Comprehension). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through on line mode. All the tests of Prelims and Mains exam, except for English Language Test will be available in Hindi as well as English.

NICL AO Syllabus 2017

I. Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement (Circular, Square and Linear)
  • Inequality (Both Direct and Coded)
  • Syllogism (New as well as Old Pattern)
  • Input - Output
  • Coding - Decoding (New as well as Old Pattern)
  • Order and Ranking
  • Direction based problems
  • Blood Relations (Coded as well as Direct)
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Reasoning

II. English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks / Double Fillers
  • Para/ Sentence Completion

III. Numerical Ability

  • Data Interpretation (Try to have a thorough practice of calculative sets)
  • Number Series
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Arithmetic Topics including following -
  • Problem on Ages
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Mixture and Alligations
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Boats & Streams
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Inequalities
  • Mensuration

IV. General Awareness

  • Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Insurance/ Banking Awareness topics will be asked.
  • This section may also include questions on  Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, New Schemes, Important Days & themes etc.
  • It would be advisable to go through the Monthly GK updates of at least last 3 - 4 months.
  • Do not forget to prepare for static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed).

V. Computer Knowledge

  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • History of Computer
  • Internet
  • MS Office – Word, Powerpoint, Excel & Access
  • Memory
  • Hardware
  • Networking
  • Computer Shortcuts
  • Important Abbreviations
You can also go through the official notification of NICL AO from here 

NICL AO Notification 2017-18 - Check Here

Check the Frequently Asked Questions Related to NICL AO Exam from here 

Frequently Asked Questions Related to NICL AO

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