In this article, we have tried to cover all kinds of doubts which you may have for the NIACL AO 2018 exam. Have a look:
Ques 1 In my masters I have scored more than 60%, but in graduation, my score is less than 60%. Am I eligible for NIACL AO?
Ans Yes, if you are applying for the generalist post and have more than 60% marks in PG. And if you are applying for a specialist post, and have got more than 60% marks in your PG, you can apply provided you have your degree in the relevant discipline.
Ques 2 What is the upper age limit for the NIACL AO exam?
Ans. The upper age limit is 30 years (as on Dec 1, 2018) and the lower age limit is 21 years.
Ques 3 I have only 54% marks in graduation? Can I apply for the NIACL AO exam?
Ans No, The minimum criteria is 60% in graduation for generalists (with 5% relaxation for SC/ST/PwBD candidates). However, if you are thinking to apply for the specialist posts, below is the eligibility criteria.
Ques 4 What is the upper age limit for a scheduled caste or scheduled tribe?
Ans 35 years
Ques 5 What is the minimum qualification for finance & accounts discipline?
Ans Below are the details:
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)
M.COM with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)
Ques 6 How many vacancies are there in NIACL AO?
Ans. In total there are 312 vacancies.
Ques 7 Will the Reasoning Ability section will come in both the versions including English and Hindi?
Ques 8 Which section has the maximum marks, Reasoning Ability or Quantitative Aptitude?
Ans Both the sections have 35 marks each.
Ques 9 How many candidates will be shortlisted for the Mains?
Ans Aspirants equivalent to approximately 15 times the numbers of vacancies will be shortlisted for Mains.
Ques 10 What all tests are there for Generalists category?
Ans A Prelims followed by Mains exam and a descriptive test.
Ques 11 What are the maximum marks for General awareness section?
Ans This section will be of 50 marks.
Ques 12 In Specialist stream for NIACL AO Mains exam is there any additional tests to assess professional and technical knowledge?
Ans Yes, there will be an additional test in the relevant discipline which will be of 40 marks.
Ques 13 Will all papers in NIACL AO will be bilingual?
Ans No, All the papers apart from the English Language and the Descriptive Test would be bilingual i.e. in both English and Hindi.
Ques 14 How will the Descriptive test for NIACL AO be conducted?
Ans The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter writing- 10 marks & Essay writing- 20 marks). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through online mode.
Ques 15 Will they evaluate the descriptive test for all students?
Ans No, This paper will only be evaluated if you have secured the passing marks in the mains exam.
Ques 16 What are the qualifying marks in the descriptive test for NIACL AO exam?
Ans Qualifying marks in the descriptive test shall be as follows: 15/30 (13.5/30 for SC, ST, and PwBD). You only need to qualify in the descriptive test. Its marks will not be counted towards interview-shortlisting or final selection.
Ques 17 Is there any negative marking?
Ans There will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer.
Ques 18 What is the date for Phase I Online Examination, NIACL AO?
Ans Jan 30, 2019
Ques 19 What is the last date of online registration and payment of application fees?
Ans Dec 26, 2018
Ques 20 What is the date for Phase II Online Examination? And will it include both Objective and Descriptive tests?
Ans Mar 2, 2019. Yes, it will include both objective and descriptive tests.
Hope, all of your queries have been answered. If you still have any doubt, post it in the comments section.