NIACL AO Notification Out !! 450 Posts

NIACL has released the detailed notification for recruitment of 450 Administrative Officers (Scale-I).

(A) Important Dates :

Online registration window : 1st - 21st August 2023 (both dates inclusive)

Date of Phase I (Objective) Online Exam : 9th September 2023 (tentative)

Date of Phase II (Objective + Descriptive) Online Exam : 8th October 2023 (tentative)

(B) Total Posts : 450

SC - 67

ST - 33

OBC - 121

EWS - 45

UR - 184

(C) Eligibility : (as on 01.08.2023)

Age : 21 years and Maximum Age: 30 years.

Degree : Refer detailed notification

(D) Selection Procedure :

Phase I: Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This would consist of 3 sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Name of Test Max. Marks Duration (min.)
English Language 30 20
Reasoning Ability 35 20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20
Total 100 60

Candidates have to qualify in each test/section by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Company (approximately 15 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

Phase II : Main Examination:

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

(a) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 2.5 hours duration will be as follows. There will be separate timing for every section.

Name of Test Max. Marks Duration (min.)
Reasoning Ability 50 40
English Language 50 40
General Awareness 50 30
Quantitative Aptitude 50 40
Total 200 150

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes’ duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing-10marks & Essay-20 marks). The descriptive test will be in English.

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum total score (to be decided by the Company according to number of vacancies) in the objective test (main examination) and qualify in the descriptive test for short listing for the Interview. Qualifying marks in the descriptive test shall be as follows: 15/30 (13.5/30 for SC, ST and PwBD).

A candidate shall be required to qualify in the descriptive test, but the marks in the descriptive test will not be counted towards shortlisting for interview or final selection.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both - Preliminary and Main examination)

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Online Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has given by the candidate, one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.

Phase III : Interview:

Candidates who have been shortlisted at the end of Phase-II will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Company. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The weightage (ratio) of online Examination and Interview will be 75:25 respectively.

(E) Application Fee :

SC/ST/PWD : Rs. 100/· (Intimation Charges only)

Others: RS.850/·(Application fee including Intimation Charges)