NICL AO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis – First Shift (3rd June 2017)


NICL AO 2017 Phase-I Exam Analysis – Dear Aspirants, Today Nation Insurance Corporation Limited has conducted the Online Prelims Examination for the Post of NICL AO (Administrative Officers) and as the first shift exam is over, we are providing you the in-depth and detailed Exam Analysis for the 1st Slot of NICL AO Phase-I Exam.

NICL AO Prelim First Shift Exam Time – 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m


Exam Pattern of NICL Scale-I (AO):

The examination is consisting of three section namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. Total Marks allotted for the paper is 100 marks. Negative marking of 0.25 will be applied on each wrong answer. 

NICL AO 2017 Phase-I Online Exam Pattern
SubjectsQuestionsMarksTime Allotted
Quantitative Aptitude3535Composite Time
of 1 Hour
Reasoning Ability3535
English Language3030


NICL AO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis


Reasoning Ability : [Moderate]

Puzzles – 4 Sets (20 Questions)

  • Linear Arrangement (12 persons seating Parallel : 6 facing North and 6 facing South]
  • Circular Arrangement [8 persons sitting facing inwards and Outwards]
  • Puzzle - Month Based ( 4 Months and 2 dates )
  • Floor Puzzle 

Coding-Decoding - 5 Questions

Inequality, Blood Relation, Order ranking, Alpha-Numeric Series & Direction Sense – 10 Questions ( 2 Questions Each)

Note : No Syllogism was asked in the exam


Seating Arrangement Question asked  :

12 Persons A, B, C, D, E, F (Facing North) & J, K, L, M, N, O (Facing South) seating in a Parallel row having 6 person in each. A is second from one of the extreme end. Only 3 persons sits between A and B. One of the immediate neighbors of B faces K. Only one person between K and J. L sits immediate right of O. L faces E. The one who sits immediate to the right of M faces C. D sits right of F.


English Language :  [Moderate]

Reading Comprehension/Passage – 1 Set (10 Questions) 

Note : Synonym and Antonyms (4-5 Questions) are also asked in Reading comprehension

Cloze Test – 10 Questions 

Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction – 5 Questions


Cloze Test asked in First Shift :

Air pollution—an environmental problem now more associated with the developing cities like New Delhi than the capitals of the West—has emerged as key issue in the race to elect the next London mayor, with all three leading candidates campaigning on their solutions and voters describing the problem as an important concern.

The mayoral campaign comes on the heels of a series of recent reports blaming pollution—largely from the emissions of diesel vehicles—as a leading killer in the United Kingdom. Around 40,000 people deaths annually in the country are linked to air pollution, according to a recent Royal College of Physicians report. Another report, from King's College London, suggests as many as 9,500 people die of that cause annually in London alone.

Those figures—blasted across headlines and bandied about in campaign speeches—have been absorbed by the electorate. Nearly 70% of London parents say they're worried about their children breathing dirty air and nearly two-thirds say the city should completely ban diesel trucks from the city center, according to recent polls from the London Evening Standard. The mayoral candidates all acknowledge the scope of the problem and say they are committed to expanding a measure introduced by current Mayor Boris Johnson to create a Ultra Low Emission Zone in London beginning in 2020 that would charge owners of high-polluting vehicles who want to enter city center. The leading candidates—with the exception of Conservative Zac Goldsmith—have said they would move that date forward and expand the territory it covers.


Quantitative Aptitude :  [Moderate]

Number Series – 5 Questions

Data Interpretation – 3 Set (15 Question) [Pie Chart, Tabular Chart and Bar graph]

Quadratic Equations - 5 Questions

Miscellaneous  – 10 Questions  (based on Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Profit Loss, Probability , Mensuration, Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership, Average, Boats & Stream etc. )

Note : No Simplification questions were asked.


Number Series asked in First Shift NICL AO :

1 ) 116, 125, 107, 134, ?, 143

2 ) 8, 6, 8, 14, 30, ?

3 ) 3, 5, 14, 42, 107, ?

4 ) 7, 11, 19, 36, 69, ? 

5 ) 6, 7, 24, 125,  ?, 7947


Solution : 

1 ) +9....-18.....+27.....-36......+45

2 ) x0.5+2.....  x1+2..... x1.5+2....x2+2

3 ) 13+3...23+1.....33+1.....43+1

4 ) +4....+8....+17....+33


5 ) x1+1....x3+3.....x5+5....x7+7


Good Attempts : 72-78


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