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


NICL AO 2017 Phase-I Exam Analysis – Dear Aspirants, Today NICL (Nation Insurance Corporation Limited) has conducted the Online Prelims Examination for the Post of NICL AO (Administrative Officers) and as the second shift exam is over, we are providing you the in-depth and detailed Exam Analysis for the 2nd Slot of NICL AO Phase-I Exam. The examination for NICL AO is scheduled in two Shifts.

The exam pattern of second shift is similar to the 1st Shift and no major changes seen in the subject topics. NICL AO Prelims Second Slot Exam Time – 12:30 p.m to 1:30 p.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 Prelims 2017 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
  • Floor Puzzle 

Coding-Decoding - 5 Questions

Inequality & Alphabetical Series - 4 Questions

Blood Relation, Order ranking, Direction Sense – 6 Questions 

Note : No Questions from Syllogism was asked in the exam.


English Language :  [Moderate]

Reading Comprehension/Passage – 1 Set (10 Questions) 

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

Cloze Test – 10 Questions 

Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction – 5 Questions


Cloze Test Asked 2nd Shift :

Air pollution is a major cause of disease and death,” says Flavia Bustreo, an official at WHO, in a press release. “When dirty air blankets our cities the most vulnerable urban populations — the youngest, oldest and poorest — are the most impacted.” The health effects of air pollution come under increasing scrutiny in recent years as study after study has shown that the problem contributes to millions of premature deaths each year. Air pollution has been linked with a number of ailments including decreased lung functioning, asthma and cancer. City dwellers have increasingly come to understand the dangers of air pollution, but the solutions to the problem remain largely in the hands of the government policymakers. Policies to transition to clean energy sources like solar panels rather than coal-fired power plants will help clear the air in the developing world. Cities in the developed world have choked in recent years as traffic — particularly from diesel vehicles — has exploded in city centers. Many local governments have implemented policies to encourage walking and levied charges on drivers of high-emitting vehicles that want to enter polluted areas. Some environmental experts have suggested that the rise of air pollution may have resulted in part from increased attention paid by policymakers to addressing climate change. 


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 2nd Shift :

1 ) 9, 12, 19, 34, 61, ?

2 ) 16, 7, 6, 8 ,15, ?

3 ) 144, 160, 134, 175, ?

4 ) 4, 3, 6, 25, ?, 2503

5 ) 5, 5, 12, 38, 101, ?


Good Attempts : 70-75


Please Share your exam experience in the comment section below, we will update the Analysis. Stay Tuned..!!

All the Best..!!



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