NIACL AO Preliminary Exam 2016 – Over all Analysis & expected Cutoff – 2ndSlot

New India Assurance successfully conducted NIACL AO Exam 2016. The total number of aspirants who attempted the paper this year is way more than last year’s examination. You will be glad to know that our experts went at several NIACL Exam centres to bring you a LIVE and an honest NIACL AO Exam Analysis just like we do for all the important competitive exams. Apart from asking the students directly about their stance on NIACL AO Exam Analysis, we have also made sure to include valuable inputs from previous year students.

The 2nd slot of NIACL AO Preliminary exam 2016 was conducted from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. We are now going to share the detailed analysis of this slot.

NIACL AO Exam Analysis – Overall 

Sectional Cutoff
Negative Marking
Yes (0.25)
Complexity Level
Doable Questions
Time Crunch
No. Time could be managed with some planning.

NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2016

S. N.
Name of the Subject
Maximum Marks
Total Time
English Language
1 hour
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude

The Overall level of the exam was Moderate. 
The analysis has been presented based on the reviews shared by our readers who appeared for the exam. In case of any anomaly, let us know in the comments, we will update it.

English Language
  • Number of questions – 30
  • Level of the exam – Moderate to Difficult 
Reading Comprehension
1 set (10 Questions) (Synonym / Antonym were asked) (Based on Indian Safari)
Cloze test
10 Questions (Based on topic related to accidents)
Spotting Errors
10 Questions

Reasoning Ability 
  • Number of questions – 35
  • Level of the exam – Moderate 
Seating Arrangement and Puzzles
3 sets (15 questions) were asked –
  • 1 floor based puzzle (tricky)
  • 1 square based arrangement (4 people facing inwards and 4 outwards)
  • 1 linear arrangement (people sitting in 2 rows, some facing north and some facing south)
5 Questions 
5 Questions
10 Questions (Based on Distance and Direction, Blood Relation Coding – Decoding etc.)

Quantitative Aptitude –

  • Number of questions – 35
  • Level of the exam – Easy to Moderate 

Number Series
5 Questions were asked from this topic 
Data Interpretation
2 sets of DI were asked (10 Questions) (1 pie chart and 1 tabular)
Simplification / Approximation
5 questions
Quadratic Equations
5 Questions 
10 questions were from this category (Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership,Pipes and Cisterns, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, Probability etc.)

NIACL AO Exam Analysis FAQ’s

A1. The procedure that we follow here is as follows –
Two of our experts visited some of the NIACL AO exam centres and spoke exclusively with the students who appeared for the exam. Their inputs were taken into consideration.
Various previous year students (who qualified the exam last year) gave in their feedback on this year’s exam and that too was taken into consideration.
Lastly, a few experts from NIACL itself were consulted and the final NIACL AO Exam Analysis was conducted.

Q2. How is the NIACL Exam Analysis useful to candidates ?
A2. NIACL AO Exam Analysis is useful in that it can be used as a source of reference for future attempts as well as future aspirants. 

Factors Determining NIACL Cutoff 2016

  • Total number of vacancies for 2016
  • Total number of aspirants attempting NIA Preliminary Exam 2016
  • Level of Complexity of NIA Preliminary Exam
  • Past two year trends

Advantages of Estimating NIACL Cutoff 2016

It gives a rough estimate to aspirants about the overall attempt in the examination. Candidates get aware of the potential competition in the examination.
If you have any queries or doubts related to NIACL AO Exam Analysis 2016 or want to know about your chances of qualifying the exam, feel free to post your expected score and level of accuracy in the comments sections below. We’ll make sure to let you know your status.
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