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 Examination Subjects Number of Questions Time Duration
Prelims English Language 30 60 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35
Reasoning Ability 35
Total 100  60 minutes


NICL AO Mains  Exam Pattern
Mains Reasoning 40 120 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40
General Awareness 40
Computer Knowledge 40
English Language (0bjective) 40
English Language (Descriptive) 3 30 minutes
Total 203 2 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 Body National Insurance Company Limited
Post Administrative Officer
Level of Exam National Exam
Mode of Examination Online
Stages of Recruitment
  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam 
  • Interview
Exam Duration
  • Prelims – 60 minutes
  • Mains – 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Vacancies Yet to be announced
Release of Notification Yet to be announced
Date of Start of Application  Yet to be announced
Date of Application End  Yet to be announced
Exam Date Yet to be announced
Admit Card Release Date Yet 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
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/-
All other candidates Rs. 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

Post Educational Qualification
NICL Agriculture Apprentice Graduate in Agriculture Science or Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 60% in Graduation. 
NICL Actuary A 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

Posts Age 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. 

Categories NICL AO Age Relaxation
A Defence service disabled in operation                    3 Years
OBC 3 Years
Ex-Servicemen  5 Years
SC/ST 5 Years
Existing employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies 8 Years
PWD 10 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 Exam Year
2023 (Tentative)
Official Notification To Be Notified Later
Last Date to Apply To Be Notified Later
Prelims Exam To Be Notified Later
Prelims Result To Be Notified Later
Mains Exam To Be Notified Later
Mains Result To Be Notified Later
Interview To Be Notified Later
Final Result To 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
Section Important 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 Vacancies Vacancies (Out of Total)
SC ST OBC General Total OC VI HI
31 16 45 113 205 2 2 2

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  UR PWD (HI) SC, ST, OBC, PWD (VI, OC)
Reasoning Ability  16.00 9.75 12.00
Quantitative Aptitude  10.75 6.25 7.75
English Language  9.75 5.75 7.00


NICL AO Overall Cut Off 2016 Prelims
Category  Cut Off
UR 65.50
OBC 59.75
SC 57.25
ST 51.25
OC 52.25
HI 26.50
VI 55.50


NICL AO Mains Section-wise Cut Off (2016)
Section  UR SC, ST, OBC, PWD 
Quantitative Aptitude  9.75 7.25
Reasoning Ability  20.50 16.75
English Language  12.25 8.00
General Awareness  13.25 10


NICL AO Mains Overall Cut Off (2016)
Category  Cut Off
UR 99.25
OBC 88.25
SC 81.5
ST 72.25
HI 67.50
OC 75.45
VI 84.75


NICL AO Mains Descriptive Paper Cut Off (2016)
Category  Cut Off (Total 30)
UR 15
OBC  15
SC 13.5
ST 13.5
HI 13.5
OC 13.5
VI 13.5

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 
CTC INR 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 Centres Phase-II Exam centres 
Andhra Pradesh  Vijayawada



Assam  Guwahati




Arunachal Pradesh  Itanagar
Bihar  Patna



Chandigarh  Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh/


Chhattisgarh  Raipur


Delhi- NCR  Delhi-NCR Delhi-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
Delhi Chennai Kolkata Mumbai

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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