NIACL AO 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.
NIACL AO Notification 2021 – Overview
|Name of the Exam||New India Assurance Company Limited, Administrative Officer Exam|
|Conducting Body||NIACL- New India Assurance Company Limited|
|Recruitment Cadre||Administrative Officer Scale-1 (Generalist)|
|Job Location||Across India|
NIACL AO Recruitment 2021 – Important Dates
|Online Application Start Date||1 September 2021|
|Online Application End Date||21 September 2021|
|NIACL AO Phase 1 Exam Date||16 October 2021|
|NIACL AO Phase 2 Online Exam (Objective + Descriptive)||4 December 2021|
NIACL AO 2021 - Selection Process
The selection process of NIACL AO 2021consists of three successive stages which are as follows:
- Phase I: NIACL AO Preliminary or Prelims Examination
- Phase II: NIACL AO Mains Examination
- Phase III: Interview
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This would consist of 3 sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:
|English Language||30||20 Minutes||English|
|Reasoning||35||20 Minutes||English & Hindi|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||20 Minutes||English & Hindi|
|Total||100||60 Minutes|| |
Candidates have to qualify for each test/section by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Company (approximately 15 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.
Phase – II: Main Examination
(i) Objective Test
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test 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. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
|Subject||No. of Ques. / Max Marks||Time||Medium|
|Test of English Language||50||40 mins||English|
|Test of Reasoning||50||40 mins||English & Hindi|
|Test of General Awareness||50||30 mins||English & Hindi|
|Test of Quantitative Aptitude||50||40 mins||English & Hindi|
|Total||200|| || |
(ii) Descriptive Test
The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing-10marks & Essay-20 marks). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted online. 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.
Qualifying marks in the descriptive test shall be as follows: 15/30 (13.5/30 for SC, ST, and PwBD).
A candidate shall be required to qualify in the descriptive test, but the marks in the descriptive test will not be counted towards shortlisting for an interview or final selection.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Phase – III: 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 weightage (ratio) of the online Examination and the Interview will be 75:25 respectively.
The final selection would be based on consolidated marks of the main examination (objective test) & Interview. The seniority of the selected candidates will be as per the merit / select list. A Waiting List of candidates not exceeding 50% of the number of vacancies may also be prepared and may be utilized in the event of non-acceptance of employment offer by the candidates selected in the final merit list.
Examination centers for Phase II are given below:
Examination Centers for Phase-II
|State / UT/ NCR||Centres |
|Andhra Pradesh||Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Chandigarh - Mohali|
|Daman & Diu||Raipur|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla, Hamirpur|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Srinagar|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Pune|
|Uttar Pradesh ||Lucknow, Prayagraj (Allahabad)|
|West Bengal||Greater Kolkata|