Assistant post in General Insurance companies of India is an exciting career opportunity for candidates.The best part is all four major Government Insurance companies are conducting a common written test.This is the first time such combined test is scheduled for recruitment in General Insurance companies.The companies which are doing recruitment based on this exams are
- National Insurance Co. Ltd
- Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd.
- The New India Assurance Co. Ltd.
- United India Insurance Co. Ltd.
They might be inspired by success of IBPS examination for banks.Such combined exams do help candidates.Since this is first year there is confusion among candidates.
General insurance companies assistant exam pattern
In advertisement they have mentioned question paper pattern similar to IBPS exams.The sections are same and marks distribution is also same.The time is 120 min compared to 150 min in IBPS.I have produced the information below for your reference.We will be using this to make your exam plan
According to advertisement the marks you obtain will be proportionally reduced to scale of 35.Lets understand this with an example.You have scored 175 out of 250.So you score on scale of 35 will be (175/250)* 35 = 24.5.The interview carries 15 marks.
General insurance companies assistant exam planning
The paper pattern as shown above is same as that of IBPS pattern.In these exams time is biggest concern.How one can solve 250 questions in 120 mins? So you get less than 30 sec to read a question,understand it,solve a question and mark the answer sheet.No one is going to attempt all the questions and get it correct.
So one should really plan to attempt 80% of the questions.Anything above that is good .But instead of attempting more questions it would be great to increase accuracy rate of 80% questions.
In below table I have shown cutoff marks and approx time you should dedicate to a particular section.Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude are time consuming sections.So to answer 24 questions in these sections you will need good amount of time.Compared to these sections Computer knowledge and General Awareness are less time consuming sections.
Also it is important to clear sectional cut off in all the sections.Since this is first time it is hard to say exact sectional cutoff.But normally 48% is taken as sectional cutoff.So you should try to score above 48% in all sections.For example you are good in reasoning and answered 45 questions out of 50.
But you have answered only 20 questions from General Awareness.Assuming all answers are correct your score is 65.Now someone scoring 30 in reasoning and 30 in General Awareness has total score of 60.But he/she has cleared sectional cutoff in both sections.So he/she will get selected instead of you.You have more marks than him.But you have not cleared section cutoff in General Awareness.
I said above about 80% question attempt.Having said that this does not mean you only prepare 80% topics.You should prepare some topics very well and basics of some topics.Sometimes you will find easy questions from some topics.If you do not have basic idea you will miss some easy marks.
You should also avoid marking answers on guess.It might be correct but chances of getting it wrong is high.Few candidates later repent about marking answers on guess.Sometimes we tend to think it is better to mark the answers and try our luck.But it does not work that way.You should only use this tactics if you have scored very less in a section or overall paper.
General insurance company assistant exam preparation
General Insurance company assistant written test complexity will be more or less same as that of IBPS clerk.You can download above papers to practice.The papers have questions of different complexity.Some of them are easy and some very tough.So solving them will boost your confidence.You can expect similar questions or questions less in complexity than in above downloaded paper.
You can also read newspaper or watch news channel to prepare General Awareness section.There are many magazines in market which give detailed information about current affairs.For example if your exam is in July then exam paper is set two months before that.This mean current affairs before June will be in exam paper.So you should read those magazines of that period.
You can also solve IBPS clerk test series or books to prepare for General Insurance companies assistant exam.It should be quite helpful.
General insurance companies assistant exam paper free download
Above preparation material contains Quantitative Aptitude.Logical Reasoning,English,Computer,Insurance Knowledge,Interview Questions and Interview tips.All the questions are with answer. Along with above preparation material you can use online tests on this site for preparation.
I have also created mobile apps which are free.You can use these mobile apps for preparation as well.All the questions are with answer and fully solved in mobile app.Thus mobile apps are best way to prepare for General Insurance exams.
General insurance companies assistant exam book
Many candidates have asked me about a good General insurance companies assistant book.So I went through available books in market and come up with below book.You can buy the book online.Buying online will cost less as you would get discount as well.
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