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NIACL AO Exam - Complete Details


New India Assurance Company Limited. The Govt-owned New India Assurance Company Limited (NIACL) conducts the NIACL AO exams to select candidates for Administrative Officer in Generalist and Specialist Cadre. Recruitment for Administrative Posts is done for two categories – NIACL AO Generalist and NIACL AO Specialist. NIACL AO is not an annual exam; vacancies are decided by the conducting body depending on the requirements. 

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NIACL AO Notification 2021 – Notification

The New India Assurance Company Limited has announced 300 vacancies for the post of Administrative Officer – AO (Generalists) in various disciplines. The online applications will start from 1st – 21st September 2021. 

EventsImportant Dates
Online Application Start Date1 September 2021
Online Application End Date21 September 2021
NIACL AO Phase 1 Exam Date16 October 2021
NIACL AO Phase 2 Online Exam (Objective + Descriptive)4 December 2021

NIACL AO Eligibility 2021

The NIACL AO 2021 Notification had recently announced a total of 300 vacancies for the post of Administrative Officer (AO) in both Generalists and Specialists disciplines. Get eligibility criteria to apply for the exam.

NIACL AO Eligibility 2021 – Age Requirements

Minimum Age: 21 years

Maximum Age: 30 years

NIACL AO Eligibility 2021 – Educational Requirements

Educational Requirements: Generalists 

A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of a graduate/post-graduate in any discipline from a recognised university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government with at least 60% marks in either of the degree examinations for General candidates and at least 55% marks for SC/ST/PwBD candidates.

Educational Requirements: Company Secretary

ACS/FCS from ICSI and Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60%

Educational Requirements: Legal

Graduate/Post-graduate in Law with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)

Educational Requirements: Finance & Accounts

Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD) Or Cost and Management Accountant (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, earlier known as ICWAI) and Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD) Or MBA Finance/PGDM FINANCE* with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD) Or M.COM with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)

A candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd April-1991 and not later than 1st April 2000 (both dates inclusive). 

NIACL AO Vacancy 

NIACL has announced a total of 300 vacancies in Generalists and specialist streams. The details of Discipline-wise vacancies are given in the following table.

NIACL AO 2021 – Vacancies (Category-wise)

The following table shows the vacancies for each of the categories separately.


NIACL AO Exam Pattern

The NIACL AO 2021 Recruitment has 3 phases:

Phase 1 – Prelims Exam (Objective Test)

Phase 2 – Main Exam (Objective and Descriptive Test)

Phase 3 – Interview

NIACL AO Recruitment 2021 – Phase 1 Exam Pattern

English Language3020 MinutesEnglish
Reasoning3520 MinutesEnglish & Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude3520 MinutesEnglish & Hindi
Total10060 Minutes 

Candidates have to qualify for each test/section by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company.

NIACL AO Exam 2021 – Phase 2 Exam Pattern

The Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Tests for 30 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer the Descriptive Test by typing on the computer.

(i) Objective test

Objective Test For Generalists -:

SubjectNo. of Ques.  / Max MarksTimeMedium
Test of English Language50120 MinsEnglish
Test of Reasoning50English & HindiObjective
Test of General Awareness50English & HindiObjective
Test of Quantitative Aptitude50English & HindiObjective

Objective Test For Specialists -:

SubjectNo. of Ques.  / Max MarksTimeMedium
Test of English Language40120 MinsEnglish
Test of Reasoning40English & HindiObjective
Test of General Awareness40English & HindiObjective
Test of Quantitative Aptitude40English & HindiObjective
In the Specialist stream, an additional test to assess technical & professional knowledge in the relevant discipline40English & HindiObjective

(ii) Descriptive Test: 

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing-10 marks & Essay-20 marks). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted online mode.

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score for each section of the objective test separately for shortlisting for the Descriptive test evaluation/Interview. Descriptive answer script would be evaluated only in respect of those candidates who qualify for the objective test.

NIACL AO Recruitment 2021 – Phase 3 Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted at the end of Phase-II will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Company. The interview will be conducted at select centers. The weightage (ratio) of Online examinations and interviews will be 80:20 respectively.

NIACL AO Application Form

Candidates are also advised to keep the following documents handy while filling up the application form:

  • A valid Mobile Number/Email ID should be verified through OTP.
  • An updated photo ID proof. (Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Pan Card, Passport, Driving License, Government Employer ID)
  • A scanned passport-size photograph in JPEG format.
  • A scanned signature in JPEG format.

To apply for NIACL's AO exam, candidates need to register on the official website. Candidates must apply online only to take the NIACL AO examination. Following is the application process for NIACL AO 2020.

Step 1: You can apply online for NIACL AO 2021 by clicking on the ‘Apply Online' link given above.

Step 2: Click the CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION link provided on the topmost right-hand side of the redirected page to begin your online application.

Step 3: Fill in all of your basic information in the first section of the form and click on Save and Next at the bottom of the page.

Step 4: Upload your photograph and signature onto the second section of the NIACL AO 2021 application form. For NIACL 2021, photographs should be of passport size, and 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm is the maximum permissible size. Photo's file size should be at least 20KB and maximum 50KB, and signature's at least 10KB and of maximum 20KB. Click on the Next button.

Step 5: Give your contact information as well as your educational and work history. After you are done, click SAVE & NEXT.

Step 6: At this point, you will see the preview of the application form for NIACL AO 2021. Make sure you check all details for errors. After you submit the Application Form and pay the Application Fee, you will not be able to review it.

Step 7: Select the preferred method of payment to pay the NIACL AO 2021 Exam application fee. Application fees can be paid by credit or debit cards, or by net banking.

Step 8: Click the Submit button. You will successfully submit your application for NIACL AO 2021. Take a printout of the final Application form for future reference.

NIACL AO Application Fee

The application fee for the NIACL AO exam is non-refundable in any case and cannot be reserved for any other exam or selection. Also, the transaction charge, if any, is to be borne by the candidates. As per the 2021 notification, the NIACL AO Application fees for reserved categories is given below:

NIACL AO Exam Application Fees

SC/ST/PWDOnly Intimation Charges i.e. Rs. 100/- 
General & OBCApplication Fee plus intimation charges i.e. Rs. 600/- 

NIACL AO Exam Syllabus

The topic-wise syllabus for each section in the NIACL AO examination is as follows:

ReasoningCoded Inequalities
Seating Arrangement (Circular, Linear, Square)
Puzzle Tabulation
Logical Reasoning
Order/ Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Data Sufficiency
Blood Relations
Alphanumeric Series/ Number Series/Alphabet Series
Direction based question inequalities (Direct and Coded)
EnglishReading Comprehension
Cloze test
Fill in the blanks
Error Spotting/New Pattern Error Spotting
Sentence Correction/Sentence Improvement
Para Jumbles
Para Summary
Odd One Out
Para Completion
Quantitative AptitudeData Interpretation
Simplification/ Approximation
Number Series
Quadratic Equations
Quantity based problems
Ratio & Proportion
Percentage & Averages
Profit & Loss
Mixtures & Allegations
Pipes and Cisterns
Boats and Streams
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Time, Work, and Wages
Time & Distance
Permutation, Combination & Probability
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs
Books & Author
Sports added in NIACL AO Syllabus
National Appointment
Obituary etc.
Banking Awareness
Indian Financial System
History of Indian Banking Industry
Regulatory Bodies
Monetary & Credit Policies
Budget Basics and Current Union Budget
International Organisation / Financial Institutions
Capital Market & Money Market added in NIACL AO Syllabus
Government Schemes Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
Other important concept abbreviations and Economic terminologies
Other important concepts.


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What is the NIACL AO age limit?

The minimum age requirement for NIACL AO is 21 years, and maximum age limit is 30 years at the time of registration.

How to apply online for NIACL AO? +

Candidates should apply online for NIACL AO 2021 on Simply click on the apply online link, then complete the registration process and submit NIACL AO application form 2021.

What is the start date of Online Registration For NIACL AO 2021? +

You can start applying for the NIACL AO Generalists from 1st September 2021.

When is the last date to apply for NACL AO 2021? +

You can apply till 21st September 2021.

How many vacancies have been released for NIACL 2021? +

A total of 300 vacancies has been released for the NIACL AO Generalists posts for 2021 recruitment notification.

What is the NIACL AO Phase 1 Prelims Exam Date? +

The NIACL AO Phase 1 Prelims exam is going to be conducted tentatively in the month of October 2021.

What is the exam date for NIACL AO Phase 2 Online Exam (Objective + Descriptive)? +

The NIACL AO Phase 2 Online exam is going to be conducted tentatively in the month of November 2021.

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