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NIACL Assistant Selection Process

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NIACL Assistant Selection Process

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The NIACL Assistant Selection Process involves Two tiers: Tier I – Preliminary Examination, Tier II – Main Examination. Preliminary Examination would be held on 8th and or 9th September 2018 (Tentative dates). Candidates who will clear the Prelims Exam will proceed to the NIACL Assistant Main exam to be held on 6th October 2018 (Tentative).

Candidates shortlisted in the online Main examination will subsequently be called for Regional Language Test to be conducted by the Company, at select centers.



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The Preliminary Examination (Online Objective Test) for 100 marks, would be of one-hour duration and will consist of 3 sections as follows:

SL. No. Name of the test No of questions Marks Duration
1 Test of English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Test of Reasoning 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Test of Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100


The questions in objective tests, except for the test of English Language, will be made available in English & Hindi. Candidates will have to qualify in each test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company. Adequate number of candidates state-wise and category-wise as decided by the Company will be shortlisted for the Tier II-Main Examination.

The structure of Main Examination (Online objective test) will be as follows:

SL. No. Name of the test No of questions Marks Duration
1 Test of Reasoning 40 50 Composite Time 120 minutes
2 Test of English Language 40 50
3 Test of General Awareness 40 50
4 Computer Knowledge 40 50
5 Test of Numerical Ability 40 50
Total 200 250
Total marks obtained as above shall be proportionately reduced to a base of 35 marks


a) Main Examination will consist of Online Objective Test for 250 marks to be conducted in duration of 120 minutes.

b) The questions in objective tests, except for the test of English Language, will be made available in English & Hindi.

c) Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum total score (as decided by the Company) in the main examination.

d) Candidates qualifying in the Online Main Examination will be shortlisted and called for Regional Language Test, before final selection. No separate marks will be awarded for Regional Language Test. This test will be only qualifying in nature.

e) Final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the online Main examination subject to qualifying the Regional Language Test. Merely satisfying the eligibility norms do not entitle a candidate to be called for online examinations & Regional Language Test.

f) In case of equal marks scored by the last two or more candidates in the merit list, the candidate senior most in age will be shortlisted for further process of recruitment.


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Regional Language Test:


  • Candidates shortlisted in the online Main examination will subsequently be called for Regional Language Test to be conducted by the Company, at select centers. The name and address of the Centre, time & date of this test will be informed to the shortlisted candidates on official website.

  • Candidates are required to download their call letters for the Regional Language Test from the company’s website, Please note that any request regarding change in date, time, centre etc. will not be entertained, However, the Company reserves the right to change the date/ time/ venue/ centre etc. of this test or hold a supplementary process for particular date/ session/ venue/ centre/ set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any

  • The Regional Language Test will be of qualifying nature only. No Scores will be allotted for the same.

  • The scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination will be considered while arriving at the final ranking subject to their qualifying the Regional Language Test. Candidate should be sufficiently high in the merit list to be shortlisted for subsequent recruitment process.