New India Assurance Exam Pattern & Syllabus

New India Assurance Exam

New India Assurance Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

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New India Assurance Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The New India Assurance Company Ltd., a leading Public Sector General Insurance Company & wholly owned by Government of India, has invited applications for recruitment of 300 Officers (Generalist) in Scale I cadre from open market.

New India Assurance Vacancy Details

Total No. of Vacancies – 300

  • General – 158
  • SC – 43
  • ST – 15
  • PWD -9

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Note : The above vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the actual requirements of the Company at the material time. *Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘CREAMY LAYER’ are not entitled to OBC reservation and age relaxation. They should indicate their category as GENERAL. The reservation under various categories will be as per prevailing Government Guidelines at the time of finalization of result.

New India Assurance Exam Pattern

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows –

S.No. Name of Test Type of Test Max. Marks Duration
1 English Language Objective 30  
2 Reasoning Ability Objective 35  
3 Quantitative Aptitude Objective 35  
  TOTAL   100 1 hour (Total)


Candidates have to qualify in each test 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 Mains 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. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

(I) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 2 hours duration consists of 4 sections for total 200 marks.

S.No. Name of Test Type of Test Max. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Objective 50  
2 English Language Objective 50  
3 General Awareness Objective 50  
4 Quantitative Aptitude Objective 50  
TOTAL     200 120 Minutes (Total)


(II) 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 and will be conducted through on-line mode. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score for each section of objective test separately for short listing for the Descriptive test evaluation/Interview.

Descriptive answer script would be evaluated only in respect of those candidates who qualify the objective test. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut offs will be decided for Descriptive paper evaluation. 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.

A candidate shall be required to qualify in the descriptive test, but the marks in the descriptive test will not be counted towards short listing 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 Objective Tests. Each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

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. Interview will be conducted at select centres. The weightage (ratio) of online Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively. Final selection Final selection would be based on consolidated marks of main examination (objective test) & Interview.

The final merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the consolidated marks secured by the candidates. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment


New India Assurance Exam Syllabus

The New India Assurance Exam Syllabus for the various stages will be as follows:

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles

Reasoning Ability

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test
  • Data sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Puzzle
  • Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage & Averages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Data Interpretation

General Awareness

  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK (Few questions)


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