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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
  • Mode of Conduction
    Online Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Exam Duration
    For Prelims: 1 hour For Main: 2 hours for objective + 30 minutes for subjective/ descriptive
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
    For Prelims: 100 For Main: 200
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    -0.25 for incorrect answer
  • Exam Dates
    OICL Prelims Exam: March 2022 and for OICL Main Exam: To be announced
Eligibilty Criteria
OICL Posts 2022 Minimum Educational Qualification
Generalist Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university. (with 60% for unreserved category, and 55% for SC/ST)
Automobile Engineers Graduation or Post-graduation in Automobile Engineering (with 60% for unreserved category, and 55% for SC/ST)
Medical Officer Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Legal Officer Bachelors of Legislative Law (LLB degree)
Actuary Professional Graduation with 60% marks, plus cleared 4 Actuarial tests from IAI/IFOA
Accounts Masters in Commerce, MBA in Finance, or ICWAI Exam, Cost and Management Accountant

OICL Exam Eligibility: Age criteria

The age limit assigned for the application for OICL 2022 is given below. The applicant must have been born not earlier than 1st August 1990 and not later than 31st July 1999 (including both the dates. In case this age of the candidate doesn’t fit this limit, he is not eligible for the application for OICL 2022.

  • Minimum Age- 21 years, as of 31st July 2022
  • Maximum Age- 30 years, as of 31st July 2022
Exam Pattern

OICL Exam Pattern Prelims

The OICL Prelims will be a total objective paper with only Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) asked in the exam.

Name of the Section Marks Allotted
English language 30
Reasoning Ability 35
Quantitative Aptitude 35
Total 100

The pattern of the OICL Mains exam is different for Generalists and for Specialist:

Section Generalists (Marks Allotted) Specialists (Marks Allotted)
Reasoning Ability Test 50 40
English Language Test 50 40
General Awareness Test 50 40
Quantitative Aptitude Test 50 40
Professional Knowledge Test - 40
Total 200 200

English Language or Verbal Ability Syllabus

This section of the paper will test the candidate’s basic knowledge of the English language, grammar, and comprehension skills. This will include familiarity with elementary English grammar and other simple topics related to the language.

English Language syllabus
Synonyms Antonyms
Vocabulary Fill in the blanks
Comprehension Passages Editing
Jumbled Paragraphs Omitting
Sentence corrections Error Spotting
One-word substitutions Spelling check
Idioms and Phrases Sentence Completion
Passage Completion Prepositions
Active and Passive Voice Sentence Arrangement

Reasoning Ability or Logical Reasoning

This Critical reasoning exam is for testing the candidates’ ability to draw logical conclusions. This skill is important in everyday life also which makes it an inherent part of the Prelims exam. The subsections for the Logical Reasoning test are as follows:

Logical Reasoning
Logical Problems Number Series
Analytical Reasoning Cause and Effect
Statement and Conclusion Verbal Classification
Puzzles Verbal Classification
Logical Deduction Data Interpretation
Blood Relations Clocks
Calendars Alphanumeric Series

Quantitative Aptitude or Mathematical Ability

This part of the paper consists of mathematics topics from the primary and secondary levels of school. This elementary level of mathematics and aptitude will test the candidate’s ability to problem-solve and basic quantity calculation sums.

OICL 2022 Quantitative Aptitude syllabus
Number sense and numeration Profit and Loss
Unitary Method Geometry
Mensuration Algebra
Trigonometry Data Management
Simple Equations Problems on HCF and LCM
Elementary Number Theory Ratio and Proportion
Time and Distances Compound Interest

The OICL Mains exam has two alternative patterns for Generalists and Specialists:

Sections of Examination Generalists (Marks Allotted) Specialists (Marks Allotted)
General Awareness Test 50 40
English Language Test 50 40
Reasoning Ability Test 50 40
Quantitative Aptitude Test 50 40
Professional Knowledge Test 40
Total 200 Marks 200 Marks
General Knowledge Syllabus of OICL
Indian Politics, culture, Sports Tourism
Constitution of India Inventions and Discoveries
Literature- Famous Books and Authors Fiscal and Monetary Awareness
International Events Science and Technology
Countries and Capital Static GK
Indian Geography Famous days in History

Professional Knowledge Section of the OICL

The knowledge and understanding of certain areas of study will be tested in this section of the Mains exam.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus of OICL
Legal Operating System
Marketing Management Human Resource/ Personnel Management
Database Management Actuaries
Account and Finance Information Technology

Personal Interview with the OICL

Applicants who pass the Mains exam will be invited to participate in the Personal Interview phase. The number of applicants will be roughly three times the number of posts that need to be filled.

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