NICL AO Mains 2017 Exam Expected Cutoff




NICL AO Mains 2017-18 Exam ANALYSIS (OVER-ALL):

SECTIONS GOOD ATTEMPTS
English Language 17-21
Reasoning 23-27
Quantitative Aptitude 21-25
Computer Knowledge 29-34
General Awareness 22-26
TOTAL 137-146
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE ( Moderate )
The level of quantitative aptitude was Moderate level. Following were the types of DI:

  • Line Graph
  • Missing DI (Tabular)
  • Pie Chart (Easy level)
The questions were:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Wrong Number Series 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency (2 statement) 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Probability 3 Moderate
Mixture and Allegation 2 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Time and Distance 2 Moderate
Partnership 2 Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Moderate
ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Moderate-Difficult)
This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. The level of English was moderate-difficult. The type of questions was same as that of introduced in SBI PO Mains 2017. Reading comprehension was of the old conventional pattern. It was a passage based on US Health Care. The cloze test was of the new pattern and was on an insurance related topic. Fillers and Errors were on the exact same pattern as asked in  SBI PO Mains.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate
Double Fillers (New Pattern) 5 Moderate-Difficult
Identify the main idea of the paragraph 5 Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection (New Pattern) 5 Difficult
Phrase Related 5 Difficult
Cloze Test (New Pattern) 10 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate-Difficult

REASONING  (Moderate )
The level of reasoning was also moderate. Following were the types of puzzles asked:

  • North-South Linear
  • Person-Color based puzzle
  • Day Based Puzzle with 3 variables
The questions were:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
15
Moderate
Syllogism (old pattern)

6 Moderate
Blood Relation
2
Moderate
Input- Output
5
Moderate
Logical Reasoning
7
Moderate
Data Sufficiency (2 statement)
5
Moderate
Total
40
Moderate


GENERAL AWARENESS ( Easy-Moderate)
Bankersadda’s G.K Power Capsule and Insurance helped students a lot as many questions asked were covered in the capsule already. Most of the questions were from banking and current affairs. Around 12 questions were related to basics of insurance. 1-2 questions were from static awareness and the rest was all banking and current affairs. The level of this section was easy-moderate.

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE (Easy)
The level of this section was very basic most of the questions were from basics of computer organisation. Around 5-6 questions were also from basics of DBMS.

DESCRIPTIVE TEST
This section was of 30 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes. ( 3 Questions). 3 questions were given for essay and candidate has to choose and attempt one.

Precis Writing (150 words)
The topic given was insurance related.
Essay Writing  (200 words)
Insurance related Essay- one topic was home and property insurance

Comprehension (150 words)

The topic for comprehension was related to the corporation.

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