NICL Administrative officer written exam interview questions

NICL Administrative officer recruitment details

National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) has published advertisement for recruitment of 362 officers in scale one in year 2015.National Insurance company limited is a Government of India undertaking company.It is headquartered in Kolkata.

It is good to know about the company you are applying for.

NICL Administrative officer recruitment dates

The important dates about NICL recruitment are

  • Start of online registration – 5th Jan 2015
  • Last date of online registration – 24th Jan 2015
  • Payment of application fees – From 5th Jan to 24th Jan 2015
  • Written test to be held on different dates of April

So even if you have not prepared for NICL Administrative officer exams you have almost two months time. It is worth mentioning that only online application format is accepted.Also the written test will be online.

NICL Administrative officer recruitment vacancies

As mentioned above the number of total vacancies are 362.However these vacancies are divided into many categories as mentioned below

  • Finance – 60 posts
  • Legal – 60 posts
  • Automobile Engineering – 30 posts
  • Information Technology – 20 posts
  • General Administrative Officer – 192 posts

You can apply for any one of the post.For example if you are BTECH in Computer Science then you are eligible for Information Technology as well as General Administrative officer.But instead of applying for both posts you should only apply for one.If you apply for both then one of your application will be cancelled as per NICL guidelines.So before filling up the form o through the details and select the post you want to apply for.

NICL Administrative officer eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for different posts are given below

  • Finance – B.COM,M.COM,Chartered Accountant,Cost Accountant
  • Automobile Engineering – BE and BTECH in Automobile engineering
  • Information Technology – BE and BTECH in Computer Science and Information technology
  • Legal – Graduate in Law
  • General Administrative Officer – Graduate in any stream
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You must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate of the necessary qualification as on 30.11.2014. NICL is very strict about this so if your do not satisfy this criteria then you should not fill up the form.Your date of birth should not be earlier than 1st dec 1984 and later than 30th Nov 1993.If your date of birth is on these two dates then you are eligible.

Above date of birth is applicable for General category candidates.For other categories the age is relaxed.

NICL Administrative officer important points

First Point

Candidates will be on probation of one year after joining the organization.During the probation period you would be required to pass the non-life Licentiate Examination conducted by Insurance Institute of India. If you do not pass the exams then you could be terminated from NICL.

Second point

You should carry original id proof and one photocopy of it for written test and Interview.The details you enter in application form should match the details of id proof.If your identification is doubtful then your candidature will be cancelled.

Third Point

Candidates should have valid caste certificate issued in format prescribed by Government of India.OBC candidates who belong to creamy layer should not fill the form as OBC candidate.They should indicate General while filling up the form.If you have caste certificate for IBPS exams then that will be valid for NICL recruitment as well.

Fourth point

You should take a printout of the e-receipt and online Application Form.You should keep them with you.Many candidates forget taking print out of either application or e receipt.

Fifth point

Please double check all the details you are entering while applying.On my IBPS post candidates often have queries that I have entered this detail wrong that detail wrong what to do? This does not help them and they are not able to focus on preparation.So it would be better to double check your application details and then submit.

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NICL Administrative officer written exam format

NICL written exams will have separate format for General Administrative officer post and special Administrative officer post.So candidates preparing for exams should really understand the areas to focus on.Also there will be two parts in written test.One part will be objective exams and second part will be descriptive paper.You should prepare for both the sections.

However it is mandatory to clear the objective section before appearing for the descriptive section.Also objective section will carry more marks then descriptive section.So you can divide the time in ratio of 90% and 10% while preparing for these two sections.

General Administrative officer post exam format

  • Reasoning – 40 questions of 1 marks each
  • English – 40 questions of 1 marks each
  • General Awareness – 40 questions of 1 marks each
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 40 questions of 1 marks each
  • Descriptive paper (Essay,Comprehension) – 3 questions of total 40 marks and time 45 minutes

Specialist Administrative officer post exam format

  • Reasoning – 30 questions of 1 marks each
  • English – 30 questions of 1 marks each
  • General Awareness – 30 questions of 1 marks each
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 30 questions of 1 marks each
  • Professional Knowledge – 40 questions of 1 marks each
  • Descriptive paper (Essay,Comprehension) – 3 questions of total 40 marks and time 45 minutes

The total time is 120 minutes for each objective test.The total number of questions are also same (160).So basically a candidate gets less than 1 minute to solve a problem.So in either format speed and accuracy are the keys to success.

NICL Administrative Officer Recruitment sample papers

You can download the sample papers for free using the links below

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Exam preparation material free download

NICL Administrative officer preparation tips

If you see the NICL exam format above it is same as that of IBPS bank exams.The sections reasoning,English and Quantitative Aptitude are same.The difference is in General Awareness.IBPS general awareness focuses more on banking industry news and concepts.But NICL does not focus on banking.So your IBPS General Awareness preparation will not help much in NICL exam preparation.

Apart from General Awareness rest of the objective written test sections are same as that of IBPS.It is worth mentioning that IBPS PO exam question standard are same as that of NICL Administrative exam question standard.So in case you are preparing for IBPS PO exams then you do not have to prepare specially for NICL exams.These sections can be prepared together.

NICL Administrative officer Interview tips

NICL is Insurance domain company.You are applying for Administrative officer post.So you are expected to have some knowledge of Insurance.In Interview you will face some basic Insurance domain questions.As NICL is General Insurance company focus will be more on General Insurance.

They also expect you to have some knowledge about NICL as a organization.So they may ask you couple of questions on NICL profile and area of business.Since these types of questions are not answered in a single place.I have created a document which lists questions on NICL and Insurance.These documents are included in exam preparation material shared above.

NICL Administrative officer book

You can buy below book for the exams.The book is in English as we ll as Hindi language.I have shared link of both below.You can buy the one as per your need.


Link to book


Link to book


Feel free to share your queries and doubts using comment section below.All the best for preparation for NICL exams.

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