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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    Prelims – 1 Hour Mains – 2 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
    For Prelims: 100 For Mains: 250
  • Total No. of Questions
    For Prelims: 100 For Mains: 200
  • Medium of the exam
    English, Hindi
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    to be announced
  • Start of Registration Process
    to be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

General Criteria

  • The age of the candidate must be between 21 and 30.
  • Upper age relaxation has been provided for candidates of certain categories:
Category Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-servicemen/ Disabled Ex-servicemen The actual period of service + 3 years, subject to a maximum age of 45 years.
Widows, Divorced women & legally separated single women 5 years
J&K domiciled candidates from 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
Existing Employees of NIACL 5 years

Educational Criteria

  • Candidates must have graduated in any stream from a recognized University.
  • Candidates must have English in SSC/HSC/Intermediate/Graduation as a subject.
  • Candidate must be proficient in the state language of the state from where he/she has applied.
Exam Pattern

NIACL Assistant Exam Pattern

Exams for NIACL are conducted on 2 levels, i.e., Preliminary and Mains. The preliminary Exam is of 1-hour duration and Mains is of 2 hours duration. The below tables indicate the pattern of the paper.

NIACL Assistant Preliminary Test Exam Pattern

NIACL Prelims consists of 3 sections. Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and English. Each section is of 20 minutes duration and has to be attempted in the allotted time only. No. of questions is 100, and the maximum marks that can be obtained are also 100.

S. No. Test Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Logical Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
3. Quantitative Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

NIACL Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

NIACL Mains has 5 sections including Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, English, General Awareness, and Computer. There are 40 questions in each section, and the total duration of the exam is 2 hours. The total no. of questions is 200, and the maximum number of marks that can be obtained are 250.

Test Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Quantitative Ability 40 50 2 hours
English Language 40 50
Logical Reasoning 40 50
General Awareness 40 50
Computer 40 50
Total 200 questions 250 marks
Subjects Topic
Quantitative Ability Data Interpretation, Sequence & Series, Simplification, Approximation, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic, Probability, Data Sufficiency
English Language Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles, Fillers, Para Completion
Logical Reasoning Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Inequality, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Verbal Reasoning, Miscellaneous
Computer Knowledge Fundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet, MS Office, Memory, Input-Output devices, Computer Shortcuts, Important Abbreviations

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