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NICL 2021 – Check Important Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Cut Off

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NICL  2021 – The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) will release the notification and application form for various posts in online mode.  The NICL application form will be available on the official website for all the posts. The eligibility requirements are based on age and educational qualification. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria as per the prescribed posts will be eligible to register for the NICL 2021. For some posts, the authorities will conduct the selection procedure in three stages – Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview whereas for some posts, only interviews will be held.
The entrance exam will be held in online mode in various cities of India. Candidates qualifying in all three stages will be recruited to the various posts. To know more about the NICL  2021 registration procedure, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam centres, and paper pattern, go through the article. 

What is National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL)?

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) exam is held in three stages to shortlist candidates for the various posts. Some of the posts are Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I, Actuarial Apprentices, Accounts Apprentices, Agriculture Apprentices, etc. Selected candidates in the entrance test will be posted in the head office of National Insurance Company Ltd.

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NICL 2021 Overview 

Overview Specifications 
Name of the exam The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL)
Exam conducting bodyNational Insurance Company Ltd. 
Level of exam National Level
Frequency of examOnce in a year
Language of examEnglish 
Mode of application Online and Offline
Mode of examOnline
Stages of selectionFor some posts – Prelims, Mains and Interview
For some posts – Personal Interview 

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NICL 2021 Important Dates 

Interested candidates can check below the tentative exam as well as other important dates of National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) from the table – 

Dates of NICL – Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I

Events Important Dates
Availability of notification of NICLTo be notified
Application form of NICLTo be notified
Last date to fill the form of NICL AOTo be notified
NICL AO Prelims admit card To be notified
NICL Prelims examTo be notified
Answer key of NICL AOTo be notified
NICL AO prelims result To be notified
Mains admit cardTo be notified
Mains exam of NICL AOTo be notified
Result of mains exam To be notified
Call letter for interview To be notified
NICL AO interview To be notified
Final result of NICL AOTo be notified
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NICL 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) prescribes the eligibility requirements along with the notification. Candidates who wish to apply and appear for the entrance test must fulfil the below-mentioned post-wise The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) eligibility criteria. The authorities prescribe the eligibility criteria of NICL based on the following requirements – nationality, age and educational qualification.

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NICL Eligibility Criteria – Nationality 

Candidates must be a citizen of India, or Nepal, or Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to settle permanently in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of

Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided the candidate must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

NICL Eligibility Criteria – Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I

Age Limit – Candidates applying for NICL Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I must be between 21 to 30 years of age. Also, candidates belonging to the reserved category will be given upper age relaxation. Check below the table – 

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CategoryAge Limit
Other Backward Classes (OBC)3 years
SC/ST5 years
PWD10 years
Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State5 years
Ex-Serviceman, Commissioned Officers includingEmergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least five years of Military Service5 years
Defence service personnel disabled in operation during the hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as consequence thereof3 years
Existing confirmed employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd.)8 years

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Educational Qualification – 

  1. Only those candidates who have completed and qualified in their graduation or post-graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government will be eligible. 
  2. Also, they must obtain a minimum of 60% marks whereas those belonging to SC/ST category will have to secure at least 55% marks. 

NICL Eligibility Criteria – Actuarial Apprentices

Age – Candidates must not be more than 30 years of age. Also, candidates belonging to the reserved category will be given upper age relaxation. 

Educational Qualification – 

  1. Candidates who have completed and qualified in their graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government will be eligible. 
  2. And they should have passed or have been exempted from at least 5 actuarial exams conducted by the Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI) or the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
  3. Also, they must obtain a minimum of 60% marks whereas those belonging to SC/ST category will have to secure at least 55% marks. 

NICL 2021 Registration Form 

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) will release the application form NICL 2021 in online and offline mode. Candidates will have to visit the official website of NICL. Before filling up the online form of National Insurance Company Ltd., they are advised to check the eligibility criteria in order to avoid rejections at a later stage.  

Also, candidates must keep the following documents ready with themselves before filling up the NICL offline and online form – 

  1. Scanned images of photograph and signature
  2. Class 10th, 12th, graduation, and post-graduation mark sheet
  3. Bank account details to pay online application fees

NICL Online Form – 

In order to fill-up the online registration form of National Insurance Company Ltd., candidates will have to follow these steps – 

1st Step – They will have to visit the official website of National Insurance Company Ltd.(NICL).
2nd Step – The new page will appear on the screen.
3rd Step – Now click on apply online.
4th Step – Enter the personal information – name, date of birth, mobile number, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, category, address, permanent address, and educational qualification including class  10th, 12th and graduation, and other courses, if any.
5th Step – After filling in the online form, candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature as per the prescribed specifications by the commission.
6th Step – After uploading the photograph and signature, they will have to pay the examination fees.
7th Step – After payment of fees, candidates must submit their form. 

NICL Application Fees – 

CategoriesApplication Fee
General and OBCRs. 600
SC/ST/PWDRs. 100

The application fees of NICL can be paid through Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card. After completing all the above-mentioned steps, candidates are advised to take a printout of the National Insurance Company Ltd.

NICL Offline Form – 

In order to apply offline for some of the posts, candidates must visit the recruitment section of the website of National Insurance Co. Ltd. They must go through the advertisement and ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria.
After that, they must download the NICL application form, fill all the details in the file, paste the photograph and sign it as per the specification and send the application to the following address – 

The Chief Manager
Personnel Department
National Insurance Co Ltd
Head Office, 3 Middleton Street,
Kolkata 700071. 

Also, candidates must send the scanned copy to the prescribed email ID. 

NICL 2021 Hall Ticket 

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) will issue the admit card of the National Insurance Company Ltd.(NICL) prelims exam in online mode.  Only those candidates who have successfully submitted the application forms will be able to download the National Insurance Company Ltd.(NICL) hall ticket. The authorities will release the admit card separately for all three stages – prelims, mains, and interview. 

The NICL hall ticket will be available only on the official website. Candidates can download the hall ticket of National Insurance Company Ltd.(NICL) 2021 by using the required credentials – registration ID and password in the login window till the date of the exam. The hall ticket for the exam will have information about the exam venue, date and time of the exam, address of the exam centre along with other information like the name of the candidate, application number and photograph and signature, and exam day instructions.  

While going to the exam centres, candidates will also have to carry any one of the following photo identity cards – PAN Card,  Driving License, Aadhaar Card or Passport along with the National Insurance Company Ltd.(NICL) admit card. Without carrying the above-mentioned documents, they will not be allowed to enter the exam centre. 

NICL 2021 Exam Centres

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) releases a list of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) exam centres along with the notification for all the candidates. They will have to select any two or three exam centres as per their preference (where they want to take the exam) while filling out the National Insurance Company Ltd.(NICL) exam application form. The exam will be held in various cities of India. Candidates can check below some of the National Insurance Company Ltd.(NICL) exam centre – 

Exam Cities of NICL

StateExam Cities 
Maharashtra Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nasik
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior
HaryanaHissar, Faridabad, Gurgaon 
Himachal PradeshShimla, Dharamsala, Palampur, Mandi
West BengalBankura, Durgapur, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam
AssamGuwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Jorhat
BiharBegusarai, Bhagalpur, Katihar, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Samastipur 
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
ChandigarhChandigarh/Mohali
Chattisgarh Bilaspur, Raipur
Karnataka Bangalore, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga
Jammu & KashmirJammu, Srinagar, Leh, 
Uttar PradeshKanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, Prayagraj, Varanasi
Odisha Angul, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhadrak, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Puri, Rourkela
Gujarat Ahmedabad/Gandhi Nagar, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara

NICL 2021 Exam Pattern 

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) determines the exam pattern for the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) all the candidates. The NICL exam pattern will have all the important information about the nature of questions, number of questions, marking scheme, mode of exam, time duration, number of sections, etc. The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) for different posts is different. Candidates can check below the paper pattern of the National Insurance Company Ltd.(NICL) 2021 for  Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I – 

NICL Administrative Officers – Preliminary Exam 

The prelims exam will be held in online mode and will have objective-type of questions. 

Name of Test/SectionMarksTime Allotted
English Language3020 min
Reasoning Ability3520 min
Quantitative Aptitude3520 min
Total10060 minutes

Candidates will have to qualify in each test by securing passing marks as decided by the authorities. 

NICL Administrative Officers – Main Exam

The main examination will consist of objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test held for 30 marks. The mains objective as well as descriptive test will be conducted online mode. 

Name of sectionsNumber of questionsMarksMedium of paper
Reasoning4040English and Hindi
English Language4040English
General Awareness4040English and Hindi
Computer Knowledge4040English and Hindi
Quantitative aptitude4040English and Hindi

Candidates will have to complete the paper within 120 minutes. 

NICL Administrative Officers – Descriptive 

Name of sectionsType of testQuestionsMarks
English Language (Essay, Precis, and Comprehension)DescriptiveThree30

The Descriptive Test will be held for 30 minutes in online mode. 

NICL 2021 Marking Scheme 

As per the exam pattern of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL), there will be a penalty for wrong answers. For each wrong answer, one-fourth of the marks will be deducted. In case any question is left blank, there will be no penalty for that question. 

NICL 2021 Syllabus 

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) decides the syllabus of National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL). The syllabus for different posts will contain the topics from where the questions will be asked in the online entrance test. By following the syllabus of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) exam candidates can prepare well for the exam. The NICL syllabus will help the candidates to plan their preparation. Also, they will be able to know which topics will take more time and which ones less while preparation. Check below the syllabus of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) exam – 

NICL Administrative Officers – English 

  1. Para Jumbles
  2. Fill in the blanks
  3. Spotting errors
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. Cloze test
  6. Sentence Improvements

NICL Administrative Officers – Reasoning

  1. Syllogism
  2. Blood Relations
  3. Coding-Decoding
  4. Seating Arrangement
  5. Puzzles
  6. Inequality

NICL Administrative Officers – General Awareness

  1. Banking/Financial Awareness
  2. Static General Awareness
  3. Current Affairs

NICL Administrative Officers – Quantitative Aptitude 

  1. Simplification
  2. Simple Interest, Compound Interest & Indices
  3. Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  4. Mixture & Allegation
  5. Percentage
  6. Permutation, Combination & Probability
  7. Sequence & Series
  8. Profit & Loss
  9. Number System

NICL Administrative Officers – Computer 

  1. The Internet
  2. Microsoft Office
  3. Computer Hardware
  4. Computer Software
  5. Keyboard Shortcuts
  6. Operating System
  7. Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
  8. Computer Abbreviation

NICL 2021 Selection Procedure 

Candidates can check below the post-wise selection procedure of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) – 

Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I – The authorities will conduct the following stages – Preliminary, Mains and Interview. Candidates shortlisted in the prelims exam will be eligible to appear for the mains exams. However, the marks secured in the prelims exam will not be added in the final merit list. The number of candidates to be shortlisted for the mains examination will be 15 t times the number of candidates to be recruited for the post of Administrative Officers. Candidates qualifying in the mains exam will have to appear for an interview.  The final selection will be based on the marks secured in the mains and interview stages. 

Actuarial Apprentices –  All eligible candidates will have to appear for the Personal Interview. Their selection will be based on their performance in the same. The qualifying marks in the Personal Interview will be decided by the authorities. The information regarding NICL Personal Interview will be informed to the candidates through the official website or the registered email ID in due course.
The final selection of candidates will be subject to the medical examination. Postings of selected candidates will be at Head Office, Kolkata. 

NICL 2021 Answer Key 

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) might release the answer key of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) after the conduction of the exam on the official website. NICL 2021 answer key will have all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. Also, in case of any mistakes, candidates can raise objections by submitting an application along with an explanation of the correct answer. The candidates will also have to pay the prescribed fees per question.
The exam conducting will evaluate the objections raised by the candidates. After that, they will release the final NICL answer key.  On the basis of the final answer key, the result for the exam will be declared. 

NICL 2021 Documents Required for Interview 

  1. Printout of the Interview Call Letter
  2. Printout of the NICL Application Form
  3. Mark-sheets & certificates for Std X, XII and Graduation or equivalent qualification, etc. 
  4. Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std.X Certificate with DOB)
  5. Photo Identity Proof
  6. Caste Certificate, along with caste validity certificate, issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by Government of India in the case of SC/ST/OBC category candidates
  7. Disability certificate in the prescribed format
  8. Experience certificates, if any
  9. Any other relevant documents in support of eligibility

NICL 2021 Result 

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) will announce the result of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) for different posts in online mode separately for all the stages. The result will be available on the official website. Candidates will be able to check their National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) result by using the required credentials – registration number in the provided login window. Also, the result of TNPSC Group 2 will not be sent via post or any other medium. The NICL result will be available in the form of pdf. 

The authorities will declare the final National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) AO result based on the marks obtained in the mains exam and interview. The result pdf will contain the name, category, gender, and rank of the candidates.

After the declaration of the NICL result, the exam conducting body will also release the scorecard of the exam. Candidates will be able to download the  National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) scorecard by using their form number and date of birth. 

NICL 2021 Cutoff 

The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) will release the cut off for the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) for different posts for the candidates who appeared in the exam. NICL cut off is the minimum mark that is required to be secured by the candidates in order to get shortlisted. The exam conducting body also releases the minimum the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) for different posts cut off percentile along with the notification. 

NICL 2021 PayScale 

PostSalary
Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale IRs. 32,795
Actuarial ApprenticeFirst Year – Rs. Rs. 30,000Second Year – Rs. 32,500

Also, Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I in the metropolitan cities will get total emoluments of Rs. 51,000. 

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NICL 2021 FAQs (Frequently Asked Question)

Question 1 – In what mode the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) 2021 will be conducted?
Answer –  The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) will be conducted in online mode only at various centres. 

Question 2 – When will the NICL exam be held?
Answer – The authorities have not yet released the official exam dates of National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL). 

Question 3 – I am not able to upload the photograph in the NICL online application form? What should I do?
Answer – In such a case you must check the specifications prescribed in the notification of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL). Follow all the instructions and upload the photograph accordingly. 

Question  4 – What is the maximum age limit to apply for the post of Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I in National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL)?
Answer – The maximum age limit to apply for the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) Administrative Officers (Generalists) is 30 years of age. 

Question 5 – How many times the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) is conducted in a year?
Answer – The National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) is held once in a year for different posts. 

Question 6 –  Will there be a probation period as well in the  National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) ?
Answer – Yes. There will be a probation period of one year from the date of appointment in the  National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL). 

Question 7 – Will there be any negative marking in the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) for the post of Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I?
Answer – Yes. One-fourth of the marks will be deducted in case of wrong answers in the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL). 

Question 8 – What must be the format of the photograph that has to be uploaded in the online NICL registration form?
Answer – The photograph must be uploaded in the png/ jpg/ jpeg format in the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL)  online form. 

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