NICL AO Phase II Mains 2017 Exam Analysis July 2, 2017



NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017 was conducted today (July 02, 2017). There were 200 questions, which had to be answered in 120 minutes. There were five sections - Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge and Quantitative Aptitude. All the other sections, except the English Language section, were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. Each question had 5 options. There was a negative marking of one-fourth marks assigned to that question for every incorrect answer. 

Part A – Objective Test

Break-up of the NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017 was as follows:

Section

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Level of difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Approximate time taken (in minutes)

Reasoning

40

40

Easy-Moderate

26-28

24-25

30

English Language

40

40

Moderate-Difficult

20-22

18-20

25

General Awareness

40

40

Easy-Moderate

25-27

23-25

15

Computer Knowledge

40

40

Easy

34-36

31-33

15

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

Easy-Moderate

25-28

22-25

35

Total

200

200

Moderate

135-145

130-140

120

Below is the section-wise analysis of NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017:

Reasoning Section of NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level  of Difficulty

Analytical Reasoning- Parallel Row Arrangement (North-South)

5

Easy-Moderate

Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement- 3 information based)

5

Moderate

Analytical Reasoning (Data Arrangement– Persons and color based)

5

Moderate

Input-Output

5

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency (2 statement based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation

2

Easy-Moderate

Syllogism

6

Easy-Moderate

Logical Reasoning

7

Moderate

The Reasoning Ability section of NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017 was dominated by questions based on Analytical Reasoning. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

English Language Section of NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level  of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Based on US health care)

10

Moderate

Sentence Correction (Error Spotting)

5

Difficult

Phrase Replacement

5

Difficult

Cloze Test (Based on insurance)

10

Moderate

Sentence Completion (Double fill in the blanks)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Central Idea of the Paragraph

5

Moderate-Difficult

The English Language section of NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017 comprised of questions based on Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction and Cloze Test. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

General Awareness Section of NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017:

In general, the difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Around 12 questions were from basics of insurance.  1-2 questions were from Static Part. Rest questions were from Current Affairs and Banking.

Computer Knowledge Section of NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017:

In general, the difficulty level of this section was easy. Most of the questions were from basics of computer organization.

Quantitative Aptitude Section of NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level  of Difficulty

Data Interpretation (Table Based)

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart)

5

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Line Graph)

5

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency (2 statement)

5

Moderate

Simplification/Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

Number Series

5

Moderate

Time & Work

1

Moderate

Ratio, Proportion and Partnership

2

Moderate

Time, Speed and Distance, Boat and Stream

2

Moderate

Mixture/Alligation

2

Moderate

Probability

3

Moderate

The overall difficulty level of Quantitative Aptitude Section of NICL AO Phase II (Main) Exam 2017 was easy to moderate.

Part B – Descriptive Test

This part was of 30 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes.

  • Reading Comprehension (150 words): The topic was related to the corporation.
  • Essay Writing (200 words): Three topics were given for essay. One topic was home and property insurance.
  • Précis Writing (150 words): The topic was insurance related.

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Team CL