NICL Administrative Officers (AO) Syllabus 2017

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NICL Administrative Officers (AO) (Scale-I) Selection Procedure/Scheme:

The Selection Procedure/Scheme of the Exam will be as follows: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Interview


NICL Administrative Officers (AO) (Scale-I) Exam:

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NICL Administrative Officers (AO) (Scale-I) Exam Pattern:

  1. A) The selection procedure comprises of the following-

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 60 minutes duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:

Name of Test (Not in Sequence) Type of test Max. Marks Duration Version
English Language Objective 30 60 minutes English
Reasoning Ability Objective 35 Eng/Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude Objective 35 Eng/Hindi
Total (Aggregate)   100    


Candidates have to qualify in each test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Company (approximately 15 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

Phase – II: Main Examination

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 Marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.


(i) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 2 hours duration consists of 5 sections for total 200 Marks:

Name of Type of test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Reasoning Objective 40 40 Eng/Hindi 120 mins
English Language Objective 40 40 Eng
General Awareness Objective 40 40 Eng/Hindi
Computer Knowledge Objective 40 40 Eng/Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude Objective 40 40 Eng/Hindi
Total (Aggregate)     200    
English Language(Essay, Precis and Comprehension) Descriptive 3 30 Eng 30 mins


(ii) Descriptive Test : the Descriptive Test of 30 Minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Essay, Precis and Comprehension). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through on line mode.


Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score for each section of objective test separately for short listing for the Descriptive Test evaluation/Interview i.e. Descriptive answer script would be evaluated only in respect of those candidates who qualify the objective test. There will also be a separate cut-off marks for the Descriptive Test.


Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum total score (to be decided by the Company according to number of vacancies) in the objective test(Main Examination) and qualify in the descriptive test for short listing for the Interview.


A candidate shall be required to qualify in the descriptive test, but the marks in the descriptive test will not be counted towards short listing for interview or final selection.


Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main Examination)


There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. Each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, onefourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.


The Company reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its website.


Candidates will be shortlisted for Interview on the basis of overall marks scored in Main Examination after evaluation as above.


NICL Administrative Officers (AO) (Scale-I) Syllabus:

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