NIACL Assistant 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis First Shift – 23rd April 2017


NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis : Dear Aspirants. NIACL Assistant Prelims Examination first shift is over now and in this post we are providing the detailed and in-depth analysis of the New India Assurance Assistant Prelims examination 2017. 


About NIACL – The New India Assurance Company Limited is the Government owned General Insurance Company established in the Year 1919 and its headquarter is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. 

Post Name : Assistant ( Class III Cadre )

Number of Vacancies in NIACL Assistant – 984 Post




Examination Pattern of NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam : 

NIACL Assistants Prelims Exam Pattern
SubjectsQuestionsMarksTime Allotted
Test of Numerical Ability3535Composite Time
of 1 Hour
Test of Reasoning Ability3535
Test of English Language3030

Read the examination review given below of First Slot for NIACL Assistant Prelims 2017 which is conducted from 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.


Reasoning Ability : [Easy-Moderate]

Puzzles – 3 Sets (15 Questions)

  • 1 Puzzle : 7 people visit different cities from Monday to Sunday 
  • Linear Arrangement ( 8 people seating in a line Facing North)
  • Square Arrangement ( 8 People – 4 facing inside and 4 outside)

Syllogism – 5 Questions

Alphabetical Series – 5 Question

Alpha numeric series – 5 Questions

Miscellaneous – 5 Questions [ Blood Relation, Directions, Coding-decoding etc]



English Language : [Moderate]

Reading Comprehension – 1 Set (10 Questions) [Story based. Synonym-Antonym Questions were asked]

Cloze Test – 10 Questions

Spotting Errors – 10 Questions


Cloze Test asked in first shift :

Education is the single most important instrument for social and economic transformation. A well educated population, adequately equipped with knowledge and skill is not only essential to support economic growth, but is also a pre-condition for growth to be inclusive since it is the educated and skilled people who stand to benefit most from the employment opportunities which growth provides.

India is one of the few countries in the world where the working age population will be far in excess of those dependent on them and as per the World Bank, this will continue for at least three decades till 2040. This has increasingly been recognized as a potential source of significant strength for the national economy, provided we are able to equip and continuously upgrade the skills of the population in the working age group.

If India wants to become a manufacturing-hub, given its requirement for employment generation to reap the demographic advantage; it must focus on skill development instead of present education system. Since, India’s education system has been skewed in favour of formal education focusing on academics; it has done well in services/tertiary sector. As this sector is the most important recipient of formally educated work-force. Manufacturing processes, on the other hand, does not require academic skills to that extent, for majority of work-force. As a result, the people employed in this sector are either uneducated or unskilled as low-end firms can’t afford college graduates; or they are over-educated and yet unskilled at the task required, in case of firms that can pay. The education required for manufacturing is very basic that enables a person to read and understand instructions and make basic calculations; while the skills actually required vary from painting, welding, polishing, assembling, packaging, and equipment handling, among others. Thus, a complete overhaul of the existing education system is required.


Passage asked in first shift :

Well, he set out, and he traveled a long way, and at last he came to a woman’s cottage that had some grass growing on the roof. And the woman was trying to get her cow to go up a ladder to the grass, and the poor thing durst not go. So the gentleman asked the woman what she was doing. “Why, lookye,” she said, “look at all that beautiful grass. I’m going to get the cow on to the roof to eat it. She’ll be quite safe, for I shall tie a string round her neck, and pass it down the chimney, and tie it to my wrist as I go about the house, so she can’t fall off without my knowing it.” “Oh, you poor silly!” said the gentleman, “you should cut the grass and throw it down to the cow!” But the woman thought it was easier to get the cow up the ladder than to get the grass down, so she pushed her and coaxed her and got her up, and tied a string round her neck, and passed it down the chimney, and fastened it to her own wrist. And the gentleman went on his way, but he hadn’t gone far when the cow tumbled off the roof, and hung by the string tied round her neck, and it strangled her. And the weight of the cow tied to her wrist pulled the woman up the chimney, and she stuck fast half-way and was smothered in the soot.
And the gentleman went on and on, and he went to an inn to stop the night, and they were so full at the inn that they had to put him in a double-bedded room, and another traveler was to sleep in the other bed. The other man was a very pleasant fellow, and they got very friendly together; but in the morning, when they were both getting up, the gentleman was surprised to see the other hang his trousers on the knobs of the chest of drawers and run across the room and try to jump into them, and he tried over and over again, and couldn’t manage it; and the gentleman wondered whatever he was doing it for. At last he stopped and wiped his face with his handkerchief. “Oh dear,” he says, “I do think trousers are the most awkwardest kind of clothes that ever were. I can’t think who could have invented such things. It takes me the best part of an hour to get into mine every morning, and I get so hot! How do you manage yours?” So the gentleman burst out a-laughing, and showed him how to put them on; and he was very much obliged to him, and said he never should have thought of doing it that way.
Then the gentleman went on his travels again; and he came to a village, and outside the village there was a pond, and round the pond was a crowd of people. And they had got rakes, and brooms, and pitchforks, reaching into the pond; and the gentleman asked what was the matter. “Why,” they say, “matter enough! Moon’s tumbled into the pond, and we can’t rake her out anyhow!” So the gentleman burst out a- laughing, and told them to look up into the sky, and that it was only the shadow in the water. But they wouldn’t listen to him, and abused him shamefully, and he got away as quick as he could.
So there was a whole lot of sillies bigger than them three sillies at home. So the gentleman turned back home again and married the farmer’s daughter, and if they didn’t live happy for ever after, that’s nothing to do with you or me.


Numerical Ability : [Easy-Moderate]

Simplification/Approximation – 10 Questions

Number Series – 5 Questions

Data Interpretation – 1 Set (5 Question) Tabular DI

Miscellaneous  – 15 Questions  (based on Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Profit Loss, Probability , Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership, Average, Boats & Stream etc. )

Note : No Question asked on Quadratic equation.


Word Problems asked in first shift :

Q. 1 A and B complete a work together in 22.5 days. B takes 24 hours more than A .Then how much time alone A takes to complete the work.

Q. 2 Simple interest obtained on an amount of P at interest of 8% for 5 years is equal to SI obtained on amount of (P+500) at 9% interest rate for 4 years. Find the Principal.

Q.3 In a mixture of 50 liters the ratio of milk and water is 2:3. How much water should be added so that ratio of milk and water becomes 5:9 ?

Q.4 6/13 of boys and 4/7 of girls are appear for exam in the total of 122. Total 56 girls are there, then what is the difference between girls and boys appear?


Number Series asked in First Shift : 

1 )  7, 10, 15, 24, 39, ?

2 ) 6, 11, 21, 38, 64, ?

3 ) 17, 36, 74, 131, ?, 302

4 ) 8, 4, 4, 6, ?, 30

5 ) 3, 4, 10, 33, 136, ?


Solutions : 

1 ) +3…..+5……+9…..+15…..+23


2 ) +5…..+10…..+17…..+26….+37


3 ) +19……+38…..+57…..+76…..+95


4 ) x0.5…x1…..x1.5……x2……x2.5

5 ) x1+1….x2+2….x3+3…..x4+4


Note : Overall difficulty level of the exam is Easy to Moderate. No major changes was seen in the examination pattern. Vacancies published in the Notification is according to the States/UT. Hence the Cut off will be different for all the States.


Expected Cut off : 70-75


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All the Best..!!





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