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NICL AO 2020

National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) conducts a yearly exam for the recruitment of Administrative Officers (Generalist) Scale I post to fill in vacancies across the country. NICL AO is an online exam which is divided into two stages Preliminary and Mains stage which is then followed by an Interview. After qualifying the NICL AO Exam, candidates are eligible to get a job in NICL and will be hired as an Administrative Officer. NICL AO is the desired Insurance exam among the Indian Insurance sector job aspirants.

NICL AO 2020 Prelims exam will be conducted around June 2020 while the Mains Exam will be conducted in July 2020 and the commencement of the NICL AO 2020 registration will be around March 2020.


NICL AO 2020 Highlights



Exam Name

National Insurance Corporation Ltd. Administrative Officer (Officer in Scale I Cadre)

Commonly Known As


Conducting Body

National Insurance Corporation Ltd.

Examination Level

National Level


Vacancy Based


English and Hindi

Exam Mode

Computer-based test (CBT)

Mode of Application



NICL AO 2020 Important Dates



Start Date for Online Application

March 2020

Last Date for Online Application

April 2020

Online Fee Payment

April 2020

NICL AO 2020 Admit Card

Ma 2020

NICL AO 2020 Prelims Exam Date

June 2020

NICL AO 2020 Mains Exam Date

July 2020


NICL AAO 2020 Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Conditions


Indian citizen

Subject of Bhutan/Nepal

Tibetan refugee who migrated to India before January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

21-30 years , along with relaxation for reserved categories as given below:

Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled Castes (SC) - 5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC) - 3 years

Persons with Disability (PWD) - 10 years

Academic Qualification

Bachelor or Master’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or by  Central Govt. with at least 60% marks aggregate in either degree (55% for SC/ST category)


NICL AO 2020 Application Form

Registration for NICL AO Exam will be conducted in March 2020 and will be done through online mode only. Follow the below mentioned steps to complete the procedure:

1.      Candidates must register through the official website of NICL by filling the basic details with name, valid id and an active phone number which should be kept till the declaration of results. This will generate registration number and password.

2.      Candidates must upload their photograph, signature as per specifications and fill in the requisite details as mentioned in the official notification.

3.      Candidates must pay the Application fee online through online mode using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Wallets etc.

4.      On successfully finishing the steps, submit the application form. An e-receipt will be generated of which print out should be taken along with application form for future references.

Application fee for general category is Rs. 600/- while that for SC/ST/PWD is Rs.100/-


NICL AO 2020 Admit Card

NICL AO 2020 Admit card will be released separately for each phase of the examination. Candidates are mandatory to download their respective admit cards & carry it to the examination hall without which entry is not allowed. Admit Cards can be downloaded by visiting the official website of NICL. Hall ticket for NICL AO 2020 exam will be officially announced 10 days prior to the examination date.

NICL AO 2020 Exam Pattern

NICL AO 2020 exam is conducted online and is a computer-based test (CBT).

The exam is divided into 3 stages

1.      Prelims Exam

2.      Mains Exam

3.      Personal Interview


NICL 2020 Prelims Exam is an objective type questions test which needs to be attempted by candidates in 1 hour. Medium of the exam is bilingual i.e. English and Hindi. Marking scheme- 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Section-wise distribution of question is mentioned below:


Maximum Marks


English Language



1 hour



Quantitative Aptitude






NICL AO 2020 Mains exam comprises of objective and descriptive test. Following is the subject-wise distribution of exam pattern given below:


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks







2 hours




General Awareness



Computer Knowledge



Quantitative Aptitude






English Language (Descriptive)



30 minutes


Marking scheme- Negative marking of 0.25 marks will be deducted as a penalty for every wrong answer.


NICL AO 2020 Recommended Books

·         Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal

·         Quicker Mathematics by M. Tyra

·         Descriptive General English by S.P. Bakshi and Richa Sharma

·         Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

·         NCERT books for History, Politics, Science

·         Lucent’s General Knowledge (English)

·         Manorama Year Book 2020

·         Competition Success Review Year Book (English)

·         English Grammar by Wren and Martin

·         Essential English Grammar by Raymond Murphy

·         Objective General English by S P Bakshi

·         Quick learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal &Vikas Aggarwal


NICL AO 2020 Result

The NICL AO 2020 Exam result for all the stages exams will be announced within 1-2 months of the examination date. NICL AO 2020 Results will be released on the official website of the NICL. Candidates can download the result with their score card of each stage by entering their login credentials. Candidates qualifying the prelims cut off will be eligible for the mains exam. Consequently, the selected candidates will be then called for the interview round. The weightage (ratio) of online NICL AO Main Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively.


NICL AO 2020 Preparation Tips

The following NICL AO exam Preparation Tips for AO is for every candidate who desires to crack the exam. Mentioned below are the NICL AO preparations on major tasks:


·         Versed with NICL AO Exam Pattern 2020- Being familiar with the exact exam pattern saves the last minute surprises in the examination. Start reading the basic pattern of the exam, i.e. the various sections, overall marks, time-distribution, etc. for NICL AO exam. Additionally, be aware of the complete NICL AO syllabus & nature and changes in the question paper before starting the preparation.


·         Go through the expected & previous years NICL AO Cut Off- Cut offs basically are the minimum marks that need to be stored in the specific level of an exam to become eligible to appear for the next level of examination. Analyze the previous years cut offs, especially NICL AO Cut off& NICL question papers.


·         Preparation for all subjects with equal Importance- Equal importance should be given to each & every section such as Quant, Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer & English and work harder on the topics which are frequently asked or carry more weightage than rest of the topics. 

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