NIACL AO Recruitment 2021: Exam Pattern, Salary

NIACL AO Recrutiment - New India Assurance Administrative Officer

New India Assurance Company Limited (NIACL) is one of the prestigious Insurance companies in the country. It is a Public Sector General Insurance Company established in 1919 by Sir Dorabji Tata and nationalized in 1973. It operates both in India and abroad. The full form of NIACL AO is New India Assurance Company Limited Administrative Officer. The NIACL releases official notification for the recruitment of Administrative Officers (Generalist & Specialists) in Scale I cadre every year. The candidates selected will be hired in the offices and branches of New India Assurance Company Limited all throughout the country.  In this article, we shall see all important information related to NIACL AO Recruitment 2021 exam such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job profile, etc. It is worth noting that NICAL is is a company with strong financials. It is rated as AAA/Stable by CRISIL and A by AMBEST. These ratings indicate the credit strength and overall financial health of the company.

NIACL AO 2021 Exam Highlights

NIACL AO Exam Overview
Name of Organization New India Assurance Company Limited
Official Website
Posts Administrative Officers
No. of Vacancies To Be Announced
Application Start Date To Be Announced
Application End Date To Be Announced
Exam Date To Be Announced
Admit Card Release Date To Be Announced
Mode of Exam Online
Selection Process
  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination

NIACL AO Exam Date 2021

Since the New India Assurance Company Ltd has not released any official notification yet, therefore the NIACL AO Exam date for the first stage of Prelims Test as well as the Mains Exam Date has not been released. It is expected to be released soon. We will keep you posted with all the latest updates as per the official notification.

Exam Events Dates
Application Start Date To Be Announced
Application End Date To Be Announced
Prelims Exam To Be Announced
Mains Exam To Be Announced

NIACL AO Vacancy 2021

The official notification for the NIACL AO 2021 has not come out yet. The last NIACL AO notification was released in 2018 when NIACL hired a total number of 312 candidates for different disciplines. We will update the latest vacancy details once the NIACL releases the latest notification. However, we have provided the 2018 vacancy details for your reference.

NIACL AO Vacancy of 2018
Discipline  Total SC ST OBC UR PwBD
Company Secretary 2 00 00 00 2  —  —  —  —
Legal 30 4 3 7 16 1
Finance & Accounts 35 4 3 8 20 1 1
Generalists 245 29 20 59 137 3 2 2 4
Total 312 37 26 74 175 4 3 3 4

NIACL AO Apply Online 2021

The candidates who wish to fill the NIACL AO 2021 application form can follow the steps given below to register their candidature.

Step 1: Click the direct link above or go to the NIACL Official Website.

Step 2: Click ONLINE APPLY.

Step 3: Click the ‘New Sign-Up’ button and enter your name, contact details, and email address.

Step 4: It will generate a provisional registration number and password. Note it somewhere safe.

Step 5: Enter all the details and then click ‘Save and Next’.

Step 6: Check your details carefully and then press the ‘Final Submit’ button.

Step 7: Candidates should scan and upload their photograph and signature to ensure that the required specifications are met for both the photograph and signature.

Step 8: Click on the payment tab and continue with the payment procedure.

Step 9: Keep the application receipt carefully after the payment is done.

NIACL AO Application Fee

The candidates will have to pay an application fee while they are applying for the NIACL AO Recruitment. You can use debit cards, credit cards, internet banking, mobile wallets, etc to pay the application fee. Candidates, please note that this is a non-refundable application fee.

Category Application Fees 
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 100/-(Intimation Charges only)
Other than SC/ST/PWD Rs. 600/- (Application fee including Intimation Charges)

NIACL AO Eligibility 2021 (Expected)

Before filling out the application form for the recruitment process, candidates can check the NIACL AO eligibility criteria. The criteria for eligibility are discussed below:

NIACL AO Eligibility Criteria Overview
Age Limit (Expected) 21-30 Years
Educational Qualification Graduation/Post Graduation is the minimum qualification required for the NIACL AO 2021 exam with 60 percent marks in any discipline from a recognized university. It is 55 percent for SC/ST.
Nationality The candidate who is eligible should be either of the following:
  • An Indian Citizen
  • A Citizen from Nepal
  • A Citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetian refugee who came to India before 1 January 1962
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from countries such as Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam in order to settle permanently in India.

Upper Age Limit Relaxation for NIACL Applicants 

Categories NIACL AO Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Person with Disability 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen 5 Years
Defence service personnel disabled in operation 3 Years
Persons originally domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir
during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89
5 Years
Existing Confirmed Employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd.) 8 Years

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification required for different streams is given below:

Discipline Qualification
Company Secretary ACS / FCS from ICSI and
Graduation / Post-Graduation in any discipline with minimum 60%
Legal Graduate / Post-Graduate in Law with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)
Finance and Accounts Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)
Cost and Management Accountant (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, earlier known as ICWAI) and Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)
MBA Finance/PGDM FINANCE* with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD) Or M.COM with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)

NIACL AO Admit Card 2021

Applicants who have successfully submitted an application form to successfully pay the application fee will be issued the NIACL AO Admit Card. Various details, such as personal details, exam date and time, NIACL AO Exam Centre, etc., are printed on the admission card. Typically, a few days before the scheduled examination date, the admission card is expected to be released.


The Salary details of NIACL AO is as follows:

  • Basic Pay- Rs. 32795-1610(14)-55335-1745(4)- 62315 and where applicable, other eligible allowances.
  • When the basic pay reaches Rs. 5,53,355, you will be eligible for 14 increments.
  • For another 4 years, you will be eligible to receive an increase of Rs 1745 until your salary reaches Rs. 62,315.
  • Total Emoluments will be approximately Rs 51,000/- per month with the other allowances such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance, etc.

NIACL AO Syllabus 2021 (Expected)

For the Prelims and Mains test, the candidates appearing for the NIACL AO 2021 can look through the NIACL AO Syllabus. Candidates will be invited to respond to both objective and descriptive questions. The subjects that are anticipated are given below:

English language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
Reading Comprehension
Cloze test
Fill in the blanks
Para Jumbles
Para Summary
Odd One Out
Para Completion
Error Spotting/New Pattern Error Spotting
Sentence Correction/Sentence Improvement
Blood Relations
Alphanumeric Series/Number Series/Alphabet Series
Order and Ranking
Direction based questions
Seating Arrangement (Circular, Linear, Square)
Data sufficiency
Inequalities (Direct and Coded)
Logical Reasoning
Data Interpretation
Simplification/ Approximation
Number Series
Quadratic Equations
Quantity based problems
Ratio & Proportion
Percentage & Averages
Profit & Loss
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Time, Work, and Wages
Time & Distance
Permutation, Combination & Probability
Mixtures & Allegations
Pipes and Cisterns
Boats and Streams
Banking, Insurance & Financial Awareness
Current Affairs
Awards and Recognitions
General Science

NIACL AO Selection Process 2021

Candidates who wish to appear for the New India Assurance Company Limited Administrative Officer recruitment will have to undergo a selection process. The selection process is divided into two phases. The first phase will be an online preliminary test which will be objective in nature. All the candidates who qualify in the prelims will be further giving a mains test that will be both objectives as well as descriptive in nature.

NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2021

The NIACL AO Exam is divided into various sections. The sections are Technical & Professional Knowledge Test in the relevant discipline, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness. There are two sets of patterns. One for candidates applying for the Generalists posts while the other for the Specialists post. The details of both the Exam Patterns are given below:

NIACL AAO Preliminary Exam Pattern: 

Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

NIACL AAO Mains Exam Pattern

For the Mains Exam, there is an Objective paper for 2 hours and then there will be a Descriptive Paper of 30 mins. The Exam Pattern is given below:

  1. I) Objective Paper

For Generalists:

Section  Maximum Marks Time
Reasoning Ability 50 120 Minutes


(2 Hours)

English Language 50
General Awareness 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
Total 200

For Specialists:

Section  Maximum Marks Time
Reasoning Ability 40 120 Minutes (2 Hours)
English Language 40
General Awareness 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40
An additional test to assess
technical & professional knowledge
in the relevant discipline
Total 200
  1. II) Descriptive Paper
  • There will be a 30-minute Descriptive Test with 30 marks
  • The English Language Test will be for
  • Letter Writing – 10marks
  • Essay – 20 marks
  • The descriptive test will be conducted in English and in online mode.


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