NIACL AO 2021 Exam Date Announced!


NIACL AO 2021 Exam Date

The NIACL AO 2021 Phase 1 exam date for Generalist Scale 1 has been announced on September 24, 2021. The Preliminary exam is slated to be held on October 16, 2021.

NIACL AO 2021 Notification

The NIACL AO 2021 notification is out. Many of you have been eagerly awaiting the release of the NIACL AO 2021 notification. NIACL has announced a total of 300 vacancies. The NIACL Recruitment 2021 is announced for Generalists posts.

NIACL AO 2021 exam preparation requires you to be thoroughly prepared and therefore it’s time to gear up and start full-fledged preparation with the right study plan. But even before you carry further with your preparation, an important aspect is to apply to the exam right at the earliest.

What’s changed in 2021?

ParametersNIACL AO 2018 NotificationNIACL AO 2021 Notification
Exam PatternComposite time of 2 hours was there in the mains examSectional timings are allotted to each section in the mains exam. Total time-2.5 hours (objective) and 30 min (subjective)
Exam PatternMains exam has a total duration of 2 hours (objective) Mains exam has now a total duration of 2.5 hours (objective)

All the interested candidates can start applying for the post as soon as the link gets activated. The NIACL AO Prelims Exam is scheduled for October 2021.

Exam Dates

The tentative exam date for NIACL AO has also been announced as shown in the table below. 

Online Registration and Payment of Fees DatesSeptember 01,2021- September 21, 2021
NIACL Prelims examinationOctober 16, 2021
NIACL Mains examinationNovember 2021 (tentative)


NIACL has announced 300 vacancies for the post of Administrative Officer this year. All interested candidates can start applying for the same. The number of vacancies is provisional and is subject to change. The breakup of the vacancies is given below.


Eligibility Criteria

Before applying to the NIACL AO 2021 Exam, it is very important to gather all the necessary information and confirm your eligibility for the specified post.

Educational Qualification (as on September 30, 2021)A graduate from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks.55% for SC/ST/PWD
Age (As on April 01, 2021)Minimum Age – 21 years Maximum Age – 30 years i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd Apr-1991 and not later than 1st Apr-2000 (both dates inclusive)

You can apply to the NIACL AO exam 2021 even if you await your final result. However, the result from the recognized university should be declared on or before September 30, 2021. You will also get the relaxation in the upper age limit as per the government guidelines.

Selection Procedure

NIACL will conduct online written examinations to select the eligible candidates for the post of ‘Administrative Officer’ which will be further followed by a personal interview. The notification has been released with some major changes in the exam pattern. This time, there will be sectional timings in the mains exam. Earlier, a composite time of 2 hours was there with no sectional timings. The NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2021 will be held in three stages.

  • Prelims (Objective) – Qualifying in nature
  • Mains (Objective (200)  & Descriptive (30)
  • Interview

Prelims Exam Pattern

Please note that the NIACL AO Prelims exam is qualifying in nature i.e., the marks obtained in this exam will not be considered in making the final list. The pattern of the test will be as per the details given below.

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Please Note: Candidates approximately 15 times the number of vacancies subject to availability will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

Mains exam pattern

The NIACL AO Mains exam pattern for Generalists will comprise of four sections: Test of English Language, Test of Reasoning, Test of Quantitative Aptitude, and Test of General Awareness. All the sections will carry 50 marks each.

Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration for each test/section (Separately timed)
Reasoning Ability505040 min
English Language505040 min
General Awareness505030 min
Quantitative Aptitude505040 min
Total200200150 min

Please note that all the sections will be available bilingually except the test of English Language. The online test for NIACL AO will also consist of a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

Descriptive Test: A Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing-10 marks & Essay-20 marks). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted online mode.

Please note that the descriptive test is qualifying in nature which means that the descriptive test will not be counted towards shortlisting for an interview or final selection. Also, for the NIACL AO, the descriptive paper will only be assessed if candidates clear sectional cut-offs of NIACL AO Mains (Objective).

Qualifying Criteria for Descriptive Test

Qualifying marks in the descriptive test shall be as follows.

SC, ST and PwBD13.5/30


After qualifying Mains exam, you will be shortlisted for the personal interview. Interview will be conducted at select centres. The weightage (ratio) of online Examination and Interview will be 75:25 respectively


If you are selected as an Administrative Officer in NIACL, your starting basic pay will be Rs. 32,795/- p.m excluding every perk and emoluments. Besides this, you will be eligible for other benefits such as coverage under the National Pension System governed by PFRDA, Gratuity, LTS, Medical Benefits, Group Personal Accident Insurance etc. among others.  Your initial monthly gross emoluments will be approx Rs. 60,000/ p.m in Metropolitan Centers.

The Officers are also entitled to Company’s / leased accommodation as per norms. The salary scales are due for revision w.e.f Aug 2017.

Application Process

As soon as the online application process for the Administrative Officer post commences, the candidates will have to follow some simple steps for successful application.

Step 1: Candidates need to go to the recruitment section of the NIACL Website i.e. 

Step 2: Click on “APPLY ONLINE” which will take you to a new screen.

Step 3: Click on the tab “Click here for New Registration” and register yourself by entering your name, contact details and email-id.

Step 4: A system-generated registration number and password will be given to the candidate via email and SMS.

Step 5: Log in with the system-generated registration number and password and fill in your application form.

Step 6: After successfully entering all the details, click on SAVE and NEXT options to verify the details you have entered.

Step 7: Candidates will be asked to upload a photo and signature. After fully verifying the details click on the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON to submit your application. Please note that no modification will be done to the final submission.

After verifying all the details, it is now time for the payment. The candidate now needs to process and do the payment. After the payment, click on the submit button.

Guidelines for Uploading the Photograph

  • The photograph dimensions must be 4.5 cm * 3.5 cm.
  • The photograph must be clear and of passport size.
  • The size of the photograph must be between 20KB – 50 KB.

Guidelines for Uploading the Signature

  • The signature of the applicant must be clear and legible.
  • The signature should only be done with either blue or black ink.
  • The size should be between 10KB-20 KB.

Left thumb impression:

  • The applicant has to put his left thumb impression on white paper with black or blue ink.
  • File Size: 20 KB – 50 KB

Hand-written declaration:

  • The handwritten declaration should not be written in CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • File Size: 50 KB – 100 KB
  • “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

Application Fee

The candidates will be given online payment options and thus the fees will be paid in online mode only.

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PwDRs. 100/- (Intimation charge only)
All candidates other than SC/ ST / PwBDRs. 750/- (Application fee including intimation charges)

As the notification for NIACL AO has been released, it will be beneficial for all the candidates to grab this golden chance and make the best use of it. You can practice NIACL AO mock tests with ixamBee. 

In case you need assistance you can reach out to us by filling the NIACL AO Exam Preparation form. Also, you can join us through NIACL AO Online Course. Here, you will get crisp content based on the latest exam pattern. The content is prepared based on the previous year papers. 


NIACL is the largest nationalized general insurance company of India on the basis of gross premium collection inclusive of foreign operations. 

It was a subsidiary of the General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC). But after GIC became a re-insurance company ( through IRDA Act 1999).  New India Assurance along with United India Insurance, Oriental Insurance and National Insurance became an autonomous company.


  • The New India Assurance Co. Ltd headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra 
  • It is under the ownership of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
  • NIACL was founded by Sir Dorabji Tata in 1919 and was nationalized in 1973.

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