New India Assurance Company Limited is a Mumbai-based Public Sector General Insurance Company established in 1919 by Sir Dorabji Tata and nationalized in 1973. It operates both in India and abroad. It has been rated AAA/STABLE by CRISIL indicating the highest degree of credit strength. It is the only direct insurer in India that has been rated A by AM Best, indicating its strength.
Every year NIACL conducts the NIACL Assistant Exam for recruitment of Class III Assistants. Previously, it had called for 685 posts, and the range varies close to this. The exam is conducted once a year and is of online mode. Updates for the 2021 cycle are yet to be released, with expected dates in December for release of notification.
|Name||NIACL Assistant Exam|
|Conducted by||New India Assurance Company Ltd.|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Duration||Prelims – 1 Hour Mains – 2 Hours|
|Fee||General/OBC – ₹600
SC/ST/PWD/Ex-Servicemen – ₹100
|Purpose||Recruitment of Class III Cadre Assistant|
|Helpdesk No.||022-22708100 022-22708400|
The dates for the 2021 cycle of Exams are yet to be notified. However, looking at previous trends can give us a brief idea of expected dates. Here is the list of tentative dates.
|NIACL Assistant Notification Date||December 2020|
|Online Application Starts||January 2021|
|Last Date of NIACL Online Application||January-February 2021|
|Payment of Application Fees||January-February 2021|
|NIACL Assistant Exam Date 2020 (Prelims)||NA|
|NIACL Mains Exam Date 2020||NA|
|Admit Card Download Date||NA|
|NIACL Mains Result Date||NA|
NIACL hasn’t notified the no. of Posts for recruitment. However looking at the previous trends of no. of vacancies, we can take a guess regarding posts. The following table indicates the total no. of a vacancy in the 2018 cycle.
Category wise NIACL Assistant Vacancies (Provisional)
Category wise Backlog NIACL Assistant Vacancies
From the above table, it can be expected that around 650-680 posts will be released in the coming cycle. However, it may vary according to the requirements of NIACL.
There are certain requirements to fulfill before sitting in the exam of NIACL Assistant. Both General and educational requirements are mentioned in the following table.
|Ex-servicemen/ Disabled Ex-servicemen||The actual period of service + 3 years, subject to a maximum age of 45 years.|
|Widows, Divorced women & legally separated single women||5 years|
|J&K domiciled candidates during 1-1-80 to 31-12-89||5 years|
|Existing Employees of NIACL||5 years|
Exams for NIACL are conducted on 2 levels, i.e., Preliminary and Mains. The preliminary Exam is of 1-hour duration and Mains is of 2 hours duration. The below tables indicate the pattern of the paper.
NIACL Prelims consists of 3 sections. Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and English. Each section is of 20 minutes duration and has to be attempted in the allotted time only. No. of questions is 100, and the maximum marks that can be obtained are also 100.
|S. No.||Test Name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1.||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2.||Logical Reasoning||35||35||20 minutes|
|3.||Quantitative Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
NIACL Mains has 5 sections including Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, English, General Awareness, and Computer. There are 40 questions in each section, and the total duration of the exam is 2 hours. The total no. of questions is 200, and the maximum marks that can be obtained are 250.
|Test Name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Quantitative Ability||40||50||2 hours|
|Total||200 questions||250 marks|
NIACL Assistant Exam has a vast syllabus of general nature. It includes Quantitative Ability, Reasoning Skills, proficiency in the English Language, and knowledge of Computers. Important topics in each of the sections form the syllabus, which is given below in the following table.
NIACL Assistant is a job at the clerical level. He/She has the responsibility of Data Entry Operations and assisting the AOs in designated sections. They are mainly responsible for Underwriting, Claims, and Accounts.
NIACL Assistant Increments
NIACL Assistant Other Benefits
NIACL Assistant Career Growth
There is a fast track promotion system in NIACL. Candidates are promoted according to their performance. The hierarchy of promotion/career growth in NIACL is mentioned below.
Before starting preparation for any exam, it is necessary to check the syllabus and the cut-off marks for the Exam. Cut-off marks for the 2018 Exam are available and are mentioned below. This will help in preparation for the exam.
|English Language||Logical Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude|
|Maximum Marks: 30||Maximum Marks: 35||Maximum Marks: 35|
|SC, ST, OBC, PC, Ex-Servicemen||11.00||11.00||13.50|
Admit Card for NIACL Assistant Exam is released 15-20 days before the actual Exam. For every stage, a separate admit card will be issued, and the candidate must download and take its printout before appearing for the exam.
Given steps must be followed while downloading the Admit Card.
NOTE: Test Centre will be mentioned on the Admit Card. The candidate is allowed to sit in the exam at the allotted test centre only. The candidate will not be entertained at any other centre except the one mentioned in the Admit Card.
To crack a major exam, it becomes necessary to follow a plan and stick to it. It is necessary that the candidate must know all the pros and cons of each step and take them warily. The following are some general tips for preparation.
Tips for Quantitative Ability
Tips for Logical Reasoning
Tips for the English language
Tips for General Awareness
Tips for Computer Knowledge
The results of the NIACL Assistant Exam are declared 20-25 days after the Exam. Results for both Prelims and mains are declared separately, whenever they are conducted. Results are declared on the official website of NIACL and can be checked by the candidates there.
Ques. Is New India Assurance Company Ltd. Is a Public Sector Enterprise?
Ans. Yes, New India Assurance Company Ltd. Is a Public Sector Enterprise of Govt. of India. It was nationalized in the 1970s.
Ques. Is NIACL a Bank?
Ans. No. NIACLS is a public sector, General Insurance Bank. Earlier, it was a part of General Insurance Corporation of India, but after the breakup of the latter, it came out as one of the parts with the name of NIACL.
Ques. Does NIACL have an International presence?
Ans. Yes. NIACL has a presence in more than 28 countries including major powers like Japan and New Zealand.
Ques. What is the rating of NIACL?
Ans. NIACL has an extremely good rating by different credit rating agencies.
Ques. Is there a sectional cutoff in NIACL Mains Exam?
Ans. Yes. There is a sectional cutoff for each section in the NIACL Assistant Mains Exam. It is suggested that the candidate must know the basics of each section to clear the exam.
Ques. Does NIACL provide accommodation to its employees?
Ans. Yes. NIACL does provide accommodation to its employees, but not in the beginning. New recruits have to search for their own accommodation.
Ques. Is the post of Assistant open for females in NIACL?
Ans. Yes. There is no barrier of Gender in any post under NIACL. In fact, females are most welcome in the opening.
Ques. What is the maximum age limit to apply for NIACL?
Ans. Candidate must be of at least 21 years of age and a maximum of 32.
Ques. Are the marks of Prelims added in the final result in NIACL Exams?
Ans. No. Marks in the Preliminary test are just for the selection/rejection of the candidates. It is just of qualifying nature.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.