OICL AO Recruitment: OICL AO Exam Pattern, Details and Insights

OICL (Oriental Insurance Company Limited) having a regional office of more than 30 Regional Offices and 1800 branches all over India. OICL is a public sector non - life insurance company. OICL has released 300 vacancies for Assistant Officers (AO). Those candidates can apply who are graduates from recognized university/institution. The selection process will be of three phases- Online Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview. The online preliminary exam will be of one hour and will have three sections- Reasoning Ability, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. To Prepare well, candidates are advised to attempt OICL AO Exam previous year question papers.

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Key Highlight
of OICL AO Prelims Exam
Application Dates:
Starts from July 2020 Ends in August 2020
Age of the candidate:
Minimum Age: 21 years Maximum Age: 30 years
Educational Qualification:
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with 60% marks for General and 50% for SC/ST/PWD.
Exam Dates:
Prelims Exam: Oct 2020 Mains Exam: Dec 2020
Selection process:
1. Online Preliminary Exam 2. Mains Exam 3. Interview
Exam Duration:
1 hour

Eligibility for OICL AO Recruitment Exam:

Nationality / Citizenship: The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

Age of the candidate:

Minimum Age: 21 years

Maximum Age: 30 years

 Age relaxation:

  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe - 5 years
  • Other Backward Classes - 3 years

Educational Qualification:

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with 60% marks for General and 50% for SC/ST/PWD. The other educational qualifications required for the posts are mentioned with the job posts.

OICL AO Recruitment: Exam Pattern for Prelims

  • Preliminary online test (CBT) will be of 100 marks.
  • The exam will have 100 MCQs type questions.
  • The total duration of the exam will be 60 minutes.
  • The medium of language of the questions will be Hindi and English
  • Sections in the exam: Three
    • Reasoning for 35 marks
    • Quantitative Aptitude for 35 marks
    • English Language for 30 marks

OICL AO Recruitment: Exam pattern for Mains Final

  • Mains online test (CBT) will be of 200 marks.
  • The exam will have 200 MCQs type questions.
  • The total duration of the exam will be 2 hours.
  • The medium of language of the questions will be Hindi and English.
  • Sections in the exam for Generalists: Four
    • Reasoning Ability for 50 marks
    • English Language for 50 marks
    • General Awareness for 50 marks
    • Quantitative Aptitude for 50 marks
  • Sections in the exam for Specialists: Five
    • Reasoning Ability for 40 marks
    • English Language for 40 marks
    • General Awareness for 40 marks
    • Quantitative Aptitude for 40 marks
    • Professional Knowledge for 40 marks
  • There will be separate descriptive papers for English Language (Letter writing and essay) which will have 2 subjective type question of 30 marks for 30 minutes.

Selection process: OICL AO Recruitment Exam

  • First- the candidates will have to appear for an Online Preliminary Test that would be of 100 marks.
  • Second- those who qualify the Preliminary Test will be shortlisted for Mains Test which would be of 200 marks.
  • Third- those who qualify Mains will be followed by Interview.

Syllabus: OICL AO Recruitment Exam  

Number Series, Directions, Non-Verbal Series, Number Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Alphabet Series, Venn Diagrams, Arithmetical Reasoning, Analogy, Clocks & Calendars, Decision Making, Mirror Images, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Cubes and Dice, Cause and Effect, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement

Quantitative Aptitude:
Number System, Data Sufficiency, Speed, Time and Distance, Problems on Ages, Simple & Compound Interest, Data Interpretation, Decimal & Fractions, Average, Mixtures & Allegations, Mensuration, Simplification, Permutation & Combination, Ratio and Proportions, Interest. Profit and Loss, Probability, Algebra, Time and Work, HCF & LCM, Percentages

General Awareness:
Economics Scene, General Policy Including Indian Constitution, History, News related to Reserve Bank of India, India and Its Neighboring Countries, Scientific Research, Culture, Sports, Geography, Banking/ Financial Awareness, Current Affairs

English Language:
Subject-Verb Agreement, Reading Comprehension, Error Correction, Unseen Passages, Tenses, Sentence/ Para Completion, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the Blanks, Verb, Adverb, Sentence Improvement/Phrase Replacement, Idioms & Phrases, Grammar, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Synonyms/Antonyms, Articles/Vocabulary, Essay and Letter Writing (Descriptive Section)

Preparation tips for OICL AO Recruitment: For Prelims/ Mains Exam

  • You need to finish three sections of OICL AO Prelims within 60 minutes, which means you need speed with accuracy in order to attempt 100 questions in total. The more you practice, the better chances you have of acing this exam.

  • Make mathematics and reasoning your strong subjects, practice questions to solve them within time to increase efficiency. You should lay emphasis not on mugging up the formulas but instead try understanding the concepts, so, you can modify the formulas according to the question requirement.

  • Remember negative marking is not a factor here. Therefore, try to attempt all the questions. Although the prelim exam will be of just qualifying nature and won’t be considered for the final merit list as only Main exam marks will matter, you still need to secure the minimum qualifying marks in the prelims as set by the OICL.

  • Manage your time properly; give an appropriate amount of time to each section. Try to improve your time by practicing as many online tests as possible. Youth4work provides online mock tests will time limit attached to each question; this way one can learn to finish the entire exam within the time limit.

  • Studying in a stretch for hours can be tedious and hard and also not so good. Therefore, try to study several times in regular sessions during a day. This will make learning easy and fun, also you will have enough time to brush up the already studied topics in between intervals.

  • It is very important to maintain proper health, so you don’t fall sick on the big day. Give your brain an appropriate time to refresh itself. Don’t rush too much information into your head than its limit allows. Take it slow and steady. And get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

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