NIACL Assistant 2017 Mains Exam Analysis First Shift – 23rd May 2017


NIA Assistant 2017 Exam Analysis : Dear Aspirants, Today, NIACL has conducted the online Main Examination for the recruitment of Assistants in New India Assurance Company Limited. As the exam is over now and here we will provide you the in-depth Exam Analysis of the NIACL Assistant Mains Exam 2017 conducted.



Post Name : Assistant ( Class III Cadre )

Number of Vacancies in NIACL Assistant – 984 Post

Read the detailed analysis of NIACL Assistant Main Exam which will be conducted in only one shift. We have provided the sectional analysis along with the questions asked from the topics in a particular subjects. 


Examination Pattern of NIACL Assistant Mains :

The NIA Assistant Mains examination paper consist of total five sections namely General Awareness, computer knowledge, English language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning. All sections are having 40 Questions and total marks allotted for each section is 50 Marks. The time duration for the examination is 120 minutes. Negative marking of 0.25 marks will be deducted on each wrong answer.

Mains Exam Pattern for NIACL Assistants 2016-17
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Test of Reasoning4050Composite Time of 2 hours
Test of English Language4050
Test of General Awareness4050
Computer Knowledge4050
Test of Numerical Ability4050
Total200 Questions250 Marks


Reasoning Ability : [ Easy-Moderate ]

Inequality - 5 Questions

Data Sufficiency - 5 Questions

Syllogism - 5 Questions

Seating Arrangement - 1 Set [ Circular Seating Arrangement - 5 Questions asked]

Puzzles - 2 Sets

  •  1 Puzzle set is related to Floor Puzzle - 5 Questions 
  • 1 Puzzle based on Linear Seating Arrangement 

Miscellaneous - 10 Questions [ based on Ranking & order, Direction sense, Word formation, Series etc.]


Numerical Ability : [ Moderate ]

Simplification/Approximation - 5 Questions

Number Series -  5 Questions

Quadratic Equation -  5 Questions 

Data Interpretation - 2 Sets of DI asked [ Question based on Bar Graph and Tabular Graph ] - 10 Questions

Miscellaneous - Rest question were based on topics like Boat & Stream, Time Speed and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss etc


Number Series asked in NIACL :

1 )  7, 22, 68, 207, 625, ?

2 ) 163, 179, 147, 195, 131, ?

3 ) 244, 248, 232, 296, 40, ?

4 )  5, 7, 18, 47, 103, ?

5 )  9, 12, 22, 51, 117, ?


English Language : [ Easy-Moderate ] 

Reading Comprehension/Passage - 10 Questions [ Based on Economy ]

  • In Passage 4 Questions were based on Synonyms- Antonyms

Cloze Test - 10 Questions (old Pattern) [ based on Hypothetical based on future perspectives of human being ]

Para Jumble - 5 Questions  (Pros and Cons of Coffee)

Sentence Improvement - 5 Questions

Fillers - 5 Questions

Spotting Errors - 5 Questions 


Cloze Test asked : [Article from THE ECONOMIST ]

Imagine a world in which getting fitted with a new heart, liver or set of kidneys, all grown from your own body cells, was as commonplace as knee and hip replacements are now. Or one in which you celebrated your 94th birthday by running a marathon with your school friends. Imagine, in other words, a world in which ageing had been abolished.

That world is not yet on offer. But a semblance of it might be one day. Senescence, the general dwindling of prowess experienced by all as time takes its toll, is coming under scrutiny from doctors and biologists. Suspending it is not yet on the cards. But slowing it probably is. Average lifespans have risen a lot over the past century, but that was thanks to better food, housing, public health and some medicines. The new increase would be brought about by specific anti-senescence drugs, some of which may already exist.

This, optimists claim, will extend life for many people to today’s ceiling of 120 or so. But it may be just the beginning. In the next phase not just average lifespans but maximum lifespans will rise. If a body part wears out, it will be repaired or replaced altogether. DNA will be optimized for long life. Add in anti-ageing drugs, and centenarians will become two a penny.


General Awareness : [ Moderate - Difficult ] 

In GA section total 40 Questions were asked which is of 50 marks. The questions in General Awareness section is mainly came from the insurance sector along with some Static GK and other current affairs news from last 3-4 months. But the maximum questions is related with insurance sector like its history and current insurance based news. Overall the difficulty level this section is Moderate-difficult.


Computer Knowledge : [ Easy ] 

The Computer Knowledge section is also having 40 Questions of 50 marks. The question asked from this section is based on MS office shortcuts, Internet, Input-output devices, Abbreviations etc. If we talk about the difficulty level, this is the easiest section and definitely the scoring section for the candidates.


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