1. NICL AO 2023 Notification

The NICL AO 2023 notification will be released soon. National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) is one of the leading government insurance companies in India. NICL released the notification for AO (Administrative Officer), Account Apprentice, AA (Assistant Actuary) and other posts based on the requirements of the National Insurance Company Limited. 

The detailed NICL AO 2023 exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, and many more details about  NICL AO are given in this blog. NICL AO recruitment contains Prelims and Mains exams. For your reference, the NICL AO previous year notification PDF link is given below.

Check here for NICL AO 2017 Notification

2. About NICL AO 2023 Exam

The Exam pattern of NICL AO of Prelims and Mains exam is given below. 

NICL AO Prelims  Exam Pattern
Phase of ExaminationSubjectsNumber of QuestionsTime Duration
PrelimsEnglish Language3060 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude35
Reasoning Ability35
Total100 60 minutes


NICL AO Mains  Exam Pattern
MainsReasoning40120 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude40
General Awareness40
Computer Knowledge40
English Language (0bjective)40
English Language (Descriptive)330 minutes
Total2032 hrs 30 min

3. About IACE coaching for NICL AO

IACE Academy provides coaching for National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) aspirants. Candidates must take guidance from coaching institutes because coaching institutes provide a competitive environment. Candidates can stay updated, with the latest information about NICL updates, IACE provides a lot of benefits for NICL aspirants such as

  • Complete study material for the NICL AO exam.
  • Mock test series and computer lab facility for the students.
  • Different interactive programs such as Real Intensive program, Battle of Brains, W-CAT & many more programs. 
  •  Current affairs material and daily newspaper. 
  • Grand test series, Home assignments, Practice books.

4. NICL AO 2023 Exam Highlights

The exam highlights NICL AO 2023 vacancies, the selection process and exam dates are given below.

NICL AO 2023  Exam Overview
Conducting BodyNational Insurance Company Limited
PostAdministrative Officer
Level of ExamNational Exam
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Stages of Recruitment
  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam 
  • Interview
Exam Duration
  • Prelims – 60 minutes
  • Mains – 2 hours 30 minutes
Total VacanciesYet to be announced
Release of NotificationYet to be announced
Date of Start of Application Yet to be announced
Date of Application End Yet to be announced
Exam DateYet to be announced
Admit Card Release DateYet to be announced

5. NICL AO 2023 Online Application & Fee

5.1 Online Application Process

  • Candidates must visit the official website of NICL https://nationalinsurance.nic.co.in/
  • Go to the recruitment page of the NICL website.
  • Click on new recruitment for AO.
  • Fill out the complete application form and make the payment 
  • Upload the documents as per the specification of NICL guidelines.
  • Submit and save the application form. 

5.2  Application Fees

The details of NICL AO 2023 application fees are given below.

NICL AO Application Fee
All other candidatesRs. 600/-

6. NICL AO 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) depend on the Age limit and Educational qualification. 

6.1 Educational qualification

PostEducational Qualification
NICL Agriculture ApprenticeGraduate in Agriculture Science or Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 60% in Graduation. 
NICL ActuaryA Candidate must be a fellow member of the Actuaries Act, 2006. abide by all IRDAI regulations’ criteria, and must have a knowledge of insurance.  
NICL AA (Actuarial Apprentice)Graduate from a recognized university with a Minimum 60% in Graduation


6.2 Age limit

PostsAge Limit
NICL Agriculture Apprentice
  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years
NICL AA (Actuarial Apprentice)
  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years 


6.3 Age Relaxation

The Upper age limit candidates can avail of Age relaxation. The age relaxation as per different categories is given below. 

CategoriesNICL AO Age Relaxation
A Defence service disabled in operation                   3 Years
OBC3 Years
Ex-Servicemen 5 Years
SC/ST5 Years
Existing employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies8 Years
PWD10 Years

7. NICL AO 2023- Important Dates

The NICL AO 2023 notification will be released later. The important dates will be announced soon. 

NICL AO Exam Dates
NICL ExamYear
2023 (Tentative)
Official NotificationTo Be Notified Later
Last Date to ApplyTo Be Notified Later
Prelims ExamTo Be Notified Later
Prelims ResultTo Be Notified Later
Mains ExamTo Be Notified Later
Mains ResultTo Be Notified Later
InterviewTo Be Notified Later
Final ResultTo Be Notified Later

8. NICL AO Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for NICL AO depends on Prelims, Mains, and Interviews.

Stage 1 Prelims exam: There will be 100 questions for 1 hour. The Prelims exam contains 3 sections i.e. English, Reasoning and Quant. Candidates have to qualify for each section there will be sectional and total cut-offs. NICL AO prelims exam also contains negative marking, 1/4 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. 

Stage 2 Mains Exam: It consists of an Objective and descriptive paper. An objective test is conducted for 200 marks for 2 hours duration. The descriptive paper is conducted for 30 minutes, it contains 3 questions. There will be a penalty for a wrong answer 1/4 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. 

Stage 3 Interview: The shortlisted candidates are called for an interview. The NICL AO interviews will be conducted in the selected centres. The date and venue for the interview will be shared with the shortlisted candidates.

9. NICL AO Syllabus 2023

The Prelims and Mains NICL AO syllabus is given below. 

NICL AO Syllabus
SectionImportant Topics
  • Puzzle Tabulation
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Input-Output
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Blood Relations
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Work & Time 
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability.
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Distance
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
  • Miscellaneous
  • Cloze Test
  • Paragraph Complete / Sentence Correction
  • Para jumbles
General Awareness
  • Banking Awareness
  • International Organisation / Financial Institutions
  • Summits
  • Sports
  • History of Indian Banking Industry
  • Appointment
  • Other important concepts
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  • National
  • Books & Authors
  • Current Affairs
  • Defence
  • Regulatory Bodies Monetary & Credit Policies
  • Budget Basics and Current Union Budget
  • Indian Financial System
  • Government Schemes Abbreviations and Economic 
  • International Affairs
  • Capital Market & Money Market added in NIACL AO Syllabus
  • terminologies
  • Obituary
  • Awards

10. NICL AO Vacancy 2023: Category-Wise

The NICL AO 2023 notification will be released soon, The 2023 NICL vacancies will be released soon, As per your reference, The NICL 2017 vacancy is given below. 

NICL AO 2017 VacanciesVacancies (Out of Total)

11. NICL AO Cut-Off: Previous Year’s Cut-off Marks

NICL AO 2016 Prelims and Mains exam cut-off will be given below. 

NICL AO Sectional Cut Off 2016 Prelims
Sections URPWD (HI)SC, ST, OBC, PWD (VI, OC)
Reasoning Ability 16.009.7512.00
Quantitative Aptitude 10.756.257.75
English Language 9.755.757.00


NICL AO Overall Cut Off 2016 Prelims
Category Cut Off


NICL AO Mains Section-wise Cut Off (2016)
Section URSC, ST, OBC, PWD 
Quantitative Aptitude 9.757.25
Reasoning Ability 20.5016.75
English Language 12.258.00
General Awareness 13.2510


NICL AO Mains Overall Cut Off (2016)
Category Cut Off


NICL AO Mains Descriptive Paper Cut Off (2016)
Category Cut Off (Total 30)
OBC 15

12. NICL AO 2023 Salary Structure

The NICL AO salary structure is given below : 

NICL AO Salary Structure
Pay Scale INR 32795-1610(14)-5535-1745(4)-62315
Basic Pay INR 32, 795/month
Total Emoluments INR 51,000/month 
CTCINR 7.5 to 8 Lakhs/annum 

13. NICL AO 2023 Guarantee bond

Before Joining the selected candidates will have to undergo a training period i.e. 6 months which may extend up to 1 year. The selected candidates will have to serve the company for a minimum of 4 years including a probation period. If any employee resigns from the company before the expiry of the bond period, they are liable to pay one year of gross salary. 

14. NICL AO 2023 Exam Centre

The exam centres of NICL AO Phase-I, Phase-II and Interview exam centres are given below.

State Phase-I Exam CentresPhase-II Exam centres 
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada



Assam Guwahati




Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Bihar Patna



Chandigarh Chandigarh/MohaliChandigarh/


Chhattisgarh Raipur


Delhi- NCR Delhi-NCRDelhi-NCR
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad/Gandhi Nagar




Haryana Hissar



Himachal Pradesh Shimla




Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar



Jharkhand Ranchi


Karnataka Bengaluru





Kerala Ernakulam/Kochi



Madhya Pradesh Bhopal




Maharashtra Mumbai/ Navi 

Mumbai/  Thane/Greater Mumbai





Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima


Odisha Bhubaneshwar




Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar



Rajasthan Jaipur



Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai



Telangana Hyderabad/ Rangareddy


Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow



Noida/Greater Noida

Uttrakhand Dehradun



West Bengal Kolkata/ Greater Kolkata



Kolkata/Greater Kolkata
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair


NICL AO Interview Exam Centres

15. NICL AO Preparation Tips 2023

Candidates who are preparing for NICL Administrative Officer must start their preparation. You must develop some habits and preparation strategies to prepare for phase-I and phase-II exams. Here are some preparation tips for NICL AO Phase-I and Phase-II. 

  • Analyse the previous year’s question paper,  and understand the syllabus, create a blueprint. 
  • Prepare the study timetable and stick to it.
  • Give mock tests and practice regularly. 
  • Follow single study material for each subject. 
  • Prepare short notes, and read daily newspapers. 

16. NICL AO 2023 Admit Card & Call Letter

The NICL AO 2023 Admit card for Phase I and Phase II will be released soon. The admit card for Phase I and Phase II will be released a few days before the exam. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of NICL https://nationalinsurance.nic.co.in/. The admit card contains the date and venue of the exam.

The call letter for the interview will be given to Shortlisted candidates via mail. 

17. NICL AO Phase-I 2023 Result

The NICL AO 2023 Phase-I results will be released soon. The link for Phase-I results will be updated here candidates can check their Phase-I NICL AO results by entering their roll number and password. 

18. NICL AO Phase-II 2023 Result

NICL AO Phase-II 2023 results will be released soon. Candidates can check their Phase-II  NICL AO 2023 results; the link will be updated here.

19. NICL AO Interview Results

The final results of NICL AO will be released soon. Interview results will be announced on the official website. The link to NICL AO 2023 interview Results will also be updated here. 

20. FAQ's

1. What is the selection process for NICL AO 2023?

Ans. The selection process for NICL AO consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interviews.

2. What are the NICL AO 2023 eligibility criteria?

Ans. The Eligibility criteria for NICL AO depend on the Age limit and Educational qualification.

  • The age limit should be between 21 to 30 years. 
  • Educational Qualification: The minimum educational qualification for applying should be Graduation from agricultural science or a minimum graduation with 60% marks. 

3. Is there any negative marking in NICL AO Prelims and Mains exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking in the NICL AO Prelims and Mains Exam. 1/4 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.  

4. When will the NICL AO 2023 notification be released?

Ans. The NICL Ao 2023 notification will be released soon. As per the previous NICL Ao notification was released on 30/03/2017.  

5. What is the Age limit for applying for NICL AO 2023?

Ans. The age limit for applying for NICL AO should be 21 to 30 years. The upper-age candidates can avail of age relaxation. 

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