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NICL 2021: Application Process, Eligibility, Admit Card, Syllabus and Career

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Oct 29, 2020

NICL Recruitment is one of the most sought after careers in the banking sector in India. National Insurance Company Limited, abbreviated as NICL is an organization that is owned by the government of India. It offers several different insurance products in various different regions of India. It is one of the leading companies in the field of insurance.

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NICL Recruitments are carried out several times during the year, and the career has very good growth as well as great job security. NICL AO (Administrative Officer), NICL AA (Assistant Actuary), and many more posts are offered as and when vacancies open up. The recruitment procedure differs according to the post, but generally, an exam is conducted followed by an Interview and medical examination.

Latest Updates

  • Three of the major posts offered are -
    • NICL Accounts Apprentice
    • NICL AO (Administrative Officer)
    • NICL Assistant
  • NICL AA 2020 (Actuarial Apprentice) is the last recruited post as per official website.
  • NICL AA Recruitment only consisted of Personal Interview.
  • NICL Accounts Apprentice recruitment had an online exam followed by Interview and medical examination.
  • The application process for all NICL Recruitments is online through the official website
  • Other posts include NICL Chair Professor, NICL Actuary, NICL Agriculture Apprentice, etc.
NICL Highlights

NICL 2021 Highlights

Name of Exam NICL 2021
Name of Organization National Insurance Company Limited
Post Chair Professor, Actuary, Agriculture Apprentice, Actuarial Apprentice, Accounts Apprentice, Accounts Intern etc.
Vacancies Varies
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee NICL AO Application Fee:
1. General: INR 600/-
2. SC/ST/PwD: INR 100/-
Mode of Exam Online/Physical Examination/Interview
Selection Process
  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview
  4. Medical Examination
Job Location Pan India
Official Website
NICL Important Dates

NICL 2021 Important Dates

Event 2021 2020
NICL Notification To be announced April 2020
NICL Apply Online starting Date To be announced April 2020
Last Date of NICL application To be announced June 25th, 2020
NICL Admit Card To be announced June 2020
NICL Phase 1 Exam To be announced June 2020
NICL Phase 2 Exam To be announced July 2020
NICL Interview To be announced To be announced
NICL Eligibility

NICL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

NICL 2021 Eligibility criteria is the minimum age and educational qualifications you need to have to be able to apply for the posts. The eligibility criteria vary as per the post, as different posts required different skill sets. The Eligibility Criteria is relaxed for those who have reservations as per government directives. Here are NICL 2021 Eligibility criteria for the different posts -

NICL 2021 Education Criteria

Post Criteria
NICL AO (Administrative Officer)
  • Graduate/Post-graduate in any discipline from a recognized university
  • 60% marks in qualifying exam
NICL AA (Actuarial Apprentice)
  • Graduate from recognized university
  • 60% in graduation
NICL Actuary
  • Fellow member in accordance with Actuaries Act, 2006
  • Cleared specialization subject in insurance
  • Satisfy all requirements as per IRDAI Regulations
NICL Agriculture Apprentice
  • Graduate in Agriculture Science/Agriculture Engineering/Forestry/Horticulture/ or equivalent from recognized university
  • 60% in graduation

NICL 2021 Age Limit

Post Criteria
NICL AO (Administrative Officer)
  • Minimum Age: 21 years (Completed)
  • Maximum Age: 30 years (GEN)
  • OBC: 3 years relaxation
  • SC/ST: 5 years relaxation
  • Ex-SM/Kashmir Domicile: 5 years
NICL AA (Actuarial Apprentice)
  • Maximum Age: 30 years (GEN)
  • OBC: 3 years relaxation
  • SC/ST: 5 years relaxation
  • PwD: 10 years relaxation
NICL Actuary
  • Minimum Age: 33 years
  • Maximum Age: 62 years
NICL Agriculture Apprentice
  • Minimum Age: 21 years (Completed)
  • Maximum Age: 30 years (GEN)
  • OBC: 3 years of relaxation
  • SC/ST: 5 years relaxation


Candidate should be an Indian National OR subject of Nepal/Bhutan/Tibet

  • Ex-Servicemen disabled during service have a 3-year relaxation in age limit for NICL AO
  • Existing confirmed employees of Gov. Insurance firms have a relaxation of 8 years.
NICL Selection Process

NICL 2021 Selection Process

The selection process for NICL goes as follows -

  1. Filling the application form.
  2. Downloading Admit Cards.
  3. Appearing for the exam at the designated center.
  4. Appearing for the Interview round.
  5. Results.
  6. Final Selection.
NICL Application Process

NICL 2021 Application Process

The NICL 2021 Application process is done completely online or through the mail. There are no other methods of applying for the NICL exams. Here is the detailed and step by step application procedure for the NICL 2021 Exams:

  1. Visit the official website of NICL by clicking here
  2. Click on the recruitments tab on the top
  3. Find the post you are interested in and click on it
  4. From the drop-down menu, click on “Apply Online”
  5. Fill in all the necessary details carefully
  6. Upload all the required documents, photos, signatures etc.
  7. Check everything before clicking on the submit button.
  8. Pay the application fees online
  9. If the option for online application is not present, you will have to physically mail the application form for the post you are interested in by following these steps.
  10. Download the application form from the drop down menu in step 4
  11. Fill it carefully and cross check once.
  12. Once filled you will have to print it
  13. Mail the copy along with all the necessary documents to the following address -

The Chief Manager
​Personnel Department
National Insurance CO LTD
Head Office, 3 Middleton Street,
Kolkata 700071.

  • Send a scanned copy of the application form to this email address as well:

Application Fee for NICL 2021

NICL 2021 Application fee may vary as per the post. There are relaxations for those with reservations. Read below to find out the application fee for NICL 2021:

Category Application Fee
General INR 600/-
NICL Admit Card

NICL 2021 Admit Card

The NICL admit card is usually released at least three weeks before the exam has been scheduled. For the last recruitment round i.e. for NICL AO 2021, the admit cards were released on 8th February 2019. Here are the steps to download the admit card -

  • The admit card can only be downloaded from the official website.
  • Click here to go to the official website to download NICL Call Letter/Admit Card
  • Select your preferred language
  • Enter your Registration Number/DOB.
  • Enter the captcha carefully.
  • Download the admit card and save it to your device and on a cloud service.
  • Take a print out for use at the exam center.

NICL 2021 Interview Centers

NICL 2021 has an Interview round for those who cleared the Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams. The interview centers are here as follows -

City Phone Number Address
Chennai Phone: +91 44 28150500
Fax: +91 44 28150778
Grand By GRT HOTELS, 120, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T-Nagar, Chennai – 600 017
Delhi NA SCOPE Academy, SCOPE Minar, Laxmi Nagar District Centre, Delhi – 110 092
Kolkata Phone : 033-24772624/24772727/ 24772728
National Centre for Insurance Learning, 79, Netaji Subhas Road, Narendrapur, Kolkata – 700 103 Landmark: Opp. Ramakrishna Mission Main Gate
Mumbai Phone: +022-2204 4508/09 GM OFFICE, National Insurance Building, (Royal Insurance Building), 3 rd Floor, 14 J. Tata Road, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400 020
NICL Exam Pattern

NICL 2021 Exam Pattern

NICL 2021 Exam Pattern will be in the following manner:

  1. Phase 1 (Prelims)
  2. Phase 2 (Mains)
  3. Interview
  4. Pre Employment Medical Examination

Each stage precedes the one it follows, and candidates will not be allowed to attempt the next stage without qualifying for the previous one. Candidates have to be very thorough with the exam pattern so as to give the best possible attempt in the exa,. Here is the detailed NICL AO 2021 Exam Pattern:

NICL 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

This is the first stage of the examination and is the qualifying round.

Subject Total Questions Total Marks Duration
English 30 30 60 minutes
Quantitative Ability 35 35
Reasoning 35 35
Total 90 90 60 minutes

NICL 2021 Mains Exam Pattern

Subject Total Questions Total Marks Duration
General Awareness 40 40 120 minutes
Quantitative Ability 40 40
Reasoning 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 40
English (Objective) 40 40
English (Descriptive) 3 30 30 Minutes
Total 203 230 140 minutes
NICL Syllabus

NICL 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for the NICL 2021 exam is as follows:

Subject Topics
English Reading/Writing Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Word Jumbles, Paragraph, Essay writing, Idioms and Phrases, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Tenses, and Prepositions, etc.
General Awareness Current Events of National, Internations and Local Interest, Indian Polity, History, Sports, General Science, Biology, Banking Awareness, General Accounting Principles, Indian Banking Sector, Reforms in the Banking Sector, etc.
Reasoning Logical Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Blood Groups, Coding and Decoding, Decision Making, Data Sufficiency, Allegation, etc.
Quantitative Ability Number Systems, Age, Simple and Compound Interest Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Central Tendency, Speed, Distance, Stream, etc.
Computer Knowledge Software, Hardware, Fundamentals of Computers, Networking, Internet, MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access, etc.), Computer Programming Languages, etc.
NICL Result

NICL Result and Cut Off

NICL Secretary 102 - - - - - - -
NICL Legal 99 81 64.75 89.25 - 45.25 - -
NICL Finance & Accounts 99 81 64.75 89.25 - - 71.75 -
NICL Generalist 126.5 108 95.25 118.25 82 113.75 115.25 86.5

NICL 2021 Vacancies

NICL 2021 vacancies have not been released yet. They will be updated once the official notifications have been released. However, you can check out the vacancies for the previous years so that you can get an idea of the competition and other areas you might want to prepare yourself for.

Post Vacancies
NICL AO (Administrative Officer)
  • Total Vacancies: 205
  • General: 113
  • SC: 31
  • ST: 16
  • OBC: 45
  • PwD: 6
NICL AA (Actuarial Apprentice) Total Vacancies: 6
NICL Actuary Total Vacancies: 1
NICL Agriculture Apprentice Total Vacancies: 25

Note: These vacancies are from 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

NICL Salary

NICL 2021 Salary Structure

Post Monthly Salary
NICL AO (Administrative Officer) Basic Pay: INR 32,795/- per month Emoluments: INR 51,000/-
NICL AA (Actuarial Apprentice) 1st year: INR 30,000/- per month 2nd year: INR 32,500/- per month
NICL Actuary negotiable
NICL Agriculture Apprentice 1st year: INR 40,000/- per month 2nd year: INR 45,000/- per month

NICL Benefits

NICL Administrative Officers perks and benefits are very good. A Candidate gets several benefits as per the government directives and other norms. Here is a list of NICL AO Perks and benefits:

  • Pension under new pensions scheme governed by PFRDA
  • Gratuity
  • LTS
  • Medical Benefits
  • Group Personal Accident Insurance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • City Compensation Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Reimbursements, etc


Ques. How to check for new posts by NICL?

Ans. You have to keep checking the recruitments page on the official website of NICL. Alternatively, you can also check this page as it will be regularly updated with any new NICL 2021 notifications.

Ques. What is the NICL Apprenticeship duration?

Ans. NICL Apprenticeship duration is for a period of 2 years. During this 2 year period, the candidate will receive several benefits like a monthly stipend/salary from 30,000 to 40,000 which will increase during the second year of the apprenticeship period.

Ques. When will the NICL Exam be conducted?

Ans. The dates have not been announced yet. This page will be updated as soon as the posts are released.

Ques. What are the career prospects for NICL Apprentice?

Ans. The career trajectory for NICL Apprentice is quite good. Once the candidate completes the two-year apprenticeship, they will be eligible for the post of NICL AO (Administrative Officer) after passing two additional actuarial papers.

Ques. Where can I get the forms to send along with the application form?

Ans. All the forms to send with the application can be found under the recruitments page on the official website of NICL. Click on the post that you are interested in and click on the form you want to fill to download.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.