Exam Pattern and Reference Books for Administrative Officer (Generalist) in NIC


Graduates can apply for Administrative Officer (Generalist) post in National Insurance Company Limited. Selection is done on the basis of a written test that would have questions on General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, etc. Preparation for the exam can be made with the help of reference books, e-books, etc.

Exam Pattern for Administrative Officer (Generalist) in NIC

Written test comprises of both objective and descriptive model questions. There will be two sections for the question paper, Section I and Section II. First section comprises of questions from areas such as

  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

English language section includes questions on comprehension and précis. This descriptive section includes essay type questions also. Second section covers questions on general aptitude. General awareness, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation, etc are the topics covered under the section. General aptitude section also includes questions to evaluate the information analysis ability of the candidate. Total marks allotted for the test is 200, 120 marks for section I and 80 marks for section II. Time allotted for the completion of the test is 180 minutes.

Reference Books for Administrative Officer (Generalist) in NIC

Books for Computer Knowledge

  • Computer Fundamentals by Pradeep K Sinha
  • Arihant’s Objective Computer Awareness
  • Computer awareness by Alok kumar

Books for General Awareness

  • General Knowledge Digest by Dhillon Group
  • Current Affairs Reckoner by Vaid, Naresh Kumar
  • Concise General Knowledge with Current Affairs by Prakash, Kant, Suman

Books for English Language

  • English Language Student Book by Alison Ross
  • English Grammar & Composition by S.C.Gupta
  • Descriptive General English (Language Comprehension Communication Skill Writing Ability) by S. P. Bakshi

Books for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Rita Mishra
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (Fully Solved) by A. Gulati
  • Quantitative Aptitude for CPT by Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Books for Reasoning Ability

  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A. K. Gupta
  • All about Reasoning (Verbal) by Anjani A Gupta
  • Non Verbal Reasoning by B. S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

Books for Data Sufficiency & Data Interpretation

  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency by BS Sijwali/Ajay Singh
  • A Comprehensive Study of Data Interpretation Analysis and Sufficiency by Ashok Gupta

Apart from these reference books, candidate can visit educational portals which have materials for exam preparation. Listening news channels, reading news dailies, etc will help one to improve their GK and knowledge on current events. Practicing previous year’s questions is also helpful to clear the exam.



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2 Responses to “Exam Pattern and Reference Books for Administrative Officer (Generalist) in NIC”

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    vikas kale:

    what is means administrative report?

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    I have cmpltd btech in eee can i eligible to nicl ao exam