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NICL AO Prelim Exam Analysis All Shift – 03 June 2017

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Hello Aspirants,

The NICL AO prelims exam 2017 begins. It is a qualifying test, candidates are required to pass in each section & score the necessary cutoffs to get shortlisted for the NICL AO main exam.

The overall exam is said to be moderate to difficult. Smart work will work in the game. The same Question Pattern is expected in the upcoming Shifts also. All the candidates are requested to do practice on the topics mentioned below. Let’s see today’s exam analysis also.

Exam Pattern:


Section-wise Analysis:

SectionLevel of DifficultyGood Attempts
Shift III
QuantModerate 22-25 20-24
ReasoningModerate to Difficult 20-24 22-26
EnglishEasy to Moderate 18-22 17-21

Overall Good Attempts:  58-62

Chapter-wise Analysis

English Section

English section was easy to moderate as always. Questions are asked from the topics mentioned below. No Parajumble and Fill ups.

EnglishNo of QuestionDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension10 Moderate
Cloze test10Easy to Moderate
Sentence Correction /Spotting errors10Easy to Moderate
Shift –Wise Good AttemptsShift 1Shift 2
Reading Comprehension 6 7
Cloze test 5 6
Sentence Correction / Phrase Replacement 7 6
Over all good attempt 18 19

Reasoning section

This section is time-consuming with 4 puzzles. No syllogism questions in this section. Questions are asked from the topics mentioned below.

Reasoning AptitudeNo of QuestionDifficulty Level
Puzzles and Arrangements20(Floor, Month based, Linear and Circular arrangement)Moderate to Difficult
Coding – Decoding5Moderate to Difficult
Blood Relation, Order and Ranking, Direction,Alpha-Numeric Series10Easy
Shift –Wise Good AttemptsShift 1Shift 2
Puzzles and Arrangements 12 15
Miscellaneous(Blood Relation, Order and Ranking, Direction, Coding – Decoding) 10 7
Over all Good attempts 2222

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant section is moderate. This section includes good questions. Questions are asked from the topics mentioned below.

Quantitative AptitudeNo of QuestionDifficulty Level
Number Series5Easy to Moderate
Data Interpretation15Easy to Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)10Moderate to Difficult
Shift –Wise Good AttemptsShift 1Shift 2
Number Series 4 5
Data Interpretation 8 10
Quadratic Equation 4 3
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 6 6
Over all Good attempts 22 24

Sectional & Overall Attempts by Candidates: (From Exam Centre)

CandidatesEnglishReasoningQuantOverall Attempts
Shift – 1 17 24 20 61
Shift – 2 18 22 24 64

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