NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis Third Slot – 23rd April 2017


NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis : Dear Aspirants. NIACL Assistant Prelims Examination third shift is over now and in this post we are providing 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


NIACL Assistan exam Analysis


Examination Pattern of NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam : 

The exam consist of three section namely Numerical ability, Reasoning ability and English language. Time allotted for the exam is 60 minute. Candidates need to secure minimum marks in all three sections to clear the sectional cut off and also the overall cut off which will be decided by the NIACL.  Negative marking of 0.25 marks is applied on each wrong answer.

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 third Slot for NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam 2017 which is conducted from 2:00 p.m – 03:00 p.m.


Reasoning Ability : [Easy-Moderate]

Puzzles – 3 Sets (15 Questions)

  • 1 Puzzle (based on weekdays with one variable)
  • Linear Arrangement ( 8 people seating in a line Facing North)
  • Square Arrangement ( 8 People – 4 facing inside and 4 facing outside )

Syllogism – 5 Questions (Old Pattern)

Alphabetical Series Test – 5 Question 

Alpha numeric symbol series – 5 Questions

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


Puzzle asked :

Seven person P, Q, R, S, T, U, V are working seven different day from Monday to Sunday of same week not necessarily in same order. T is working one of the days before Wednesday. Only three person are working between T and P. As many person between P and S are working same as between S and Q. Neither R nor S are worked on Wednesday. U worked on a day immediately before R.


English Language : [Moderate]

Reading Comprehension – 1 Set (10 Questions) [story of a couple exchange their duties. Synonym-Antonym Questions were asked]

Cloze Test – 10 Questions (Cloze Test was based on Wood Carving)

Spotting Errors – 10 Questions


Cloze Test asked in third shift :

The art of wood carving is very old craft in India. Since time immemorial, man had started decorating his home
by using wood carving methods. They used to make dolls and toys for their children. Wood craft in India is a
common heritage and is found to exist across all parts of the country.
The traditional craftsmen used wood, stone, earth and colour for painting as raw materials. They skillfully
carved doors, door frames and brackets in palaces and temples. Images of Gods, Idols and Deities were also made of Wood. Sacred woods were used in such creations. The wood carvers had to retain strict austerity throughout the period they were occupied in the work. There was no restriction on the usage of colour and varnish.

We can see carved wooden symbols in the rural areas which reminds us of a tribal heritage.Wood craft is still being used for carving toys and dolls. The modern wood carving has touched a new height of sculpuresque perfection. At maintain traditional local flavor at the same time.The religious product includes images of gods and legendary figures like Durga, Ganesha, etc. Some craftsmen carve a single piece of wood to form an object. These attempts are made for artistic demonstration. Some distinct forms and shapes of items of wood craft have come down from remote past and some innovative forms have been evolved maintaining the custom and simplicity.

In the past, these wood craft items such as toys, dolls, idols, etc. were meant for local market. There is a great
demand for these wooden products as decorative items. The mostly carry decorative value in modern society.Some wood artisans make wooden masks depicting customary religious sentiments.The tools used for Wood craft are mainly the carpenter’stools, carving chisels and the wood. The woods that they use are soft and are easily available.There are thousands of wood craftsmen making pieces of wood carved items of exceptional beauty.


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.


Q.1 Renu gets monthly pocket money out of which 1/5 is spent on amusement, and remaining is spent in the ratio 3:1 on tuition fees and books respectively. If she spent 7200 on tuition fees, then what’s her pocket money?


Number Series asked in third shift :

1 ) 7 ,  8,  18,  57,  232,  ?

2 ) 9 ,  16 , 25,  38,  57,  ?

3 ) 14,  37,  83,  152,  ?,  359

4 ) 16 , 8 , 8,  12,  ?,  60

5 ) 13,  18,  28,  45,  71,  ?


Note : Overall difficulty level of the NIACL prelims exam is Easy to Moderate. No major changes was seen in the examination pattern as compare to previous shift. 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


Click Here to view 1st Shift Exam Analysis 


All the Best..!!





NIACL Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis Third Slot - 23rd April 2017 Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 2 reviews
5 1