Scheme of the Examination for Assistant 
The Examination will be conducted in Two parts.
Part – IPreliminary Online Examination
Part – IIOnline Main Examination

NIACL Assistants Preliminary Online Exam Pattern
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Test of English Language30 Questions30 Marks20 Minutes
Test of Reasoning35 Questions35 Marks20 Minutes
Test of Numerical Ability35 Questions35 Marks20 Minutes
Total100 Question100 Marks60 Minutes
There will be negative marking of one fourth or 0.25 for each wrong answer.


NIACL Assistants Main Online Exam Pattern
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Test of Reasoning40 Questions50 Marks120 Minutes (Total)
Test of English Language40 Questions50 Marks
Test of General Awareness40 Questions50 Marks
Test of Computer Knowledge40 Questions50 Marks
Test of Numerical Ability40 Questions50 Marks
Total200 Questions250 Marks
There will be negative marking of one fourth or 0.25 for each wrong answer.
Candidates have to qualify Preliminary Online Examination then will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
Final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the online Main examination subject to qualifying the Regional Language Test.
No separate marks will be awarded for Regional Language Test. This test will be only qualifying in nature

Syllabus For NIACL Assistants Pre & Main Examination
Test of Reasoning
  • Number series
  • Letter & symbol series
  • Statement and argument
  • Logical problems
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Blood relations
  • Coding-decoding
  • Number ranking
  • Making judgments etc.

Non-Verbal means :

  • Series completion
  • Finding any missing figure
  • Classification.
Test of English Language
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Verb
  • Error Correction
  • Tenses
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles etc
  • Comprehension
  • Unseen Passages
  • Vocabulary etc.
Test of General Awareness
For Current Affairs you should concentrate all important events occurred for last 6 months (excluding 15 days before the exam). You should concentrate on….

  • Banking
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Indian Economy
  • Finance
  • Current Affairs around the world
  • Economic News
  • Budget & Plans
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days & Dates etc.
Test of Numerical Ability
Data Interpretation means :

  • Bar graphs
  • Pie charts,
  • Line graphs
  • Tabulation.

Arithmetic means :

  • Number System
  • HCF, LCM
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Percentage
  • Time and Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Average
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Geometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Mensuration etc.
Test of Computer Knowledge
  • Basic Hardware and Software
  • Uses of Computer
  • Generations of Computer
  • Basic Computer Operations / Shortcut Keys
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Power point)
Eligibility Criteria
Graduate from a recognized University and the candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/ Intermediate/ Graduation level and Knowledge of Regional Language i.e. Language of the State of Recruitment is essential.

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