Last Updated: 3rd January, 2015

NICL Officer Exam Syllabus, Reference book and Other Detail

Selection Procedure of NICL

The final selection will be made on the basis of overall performance in Online Examination and Interview.

A) Candidates will be called for online examination to be held on various dates in April, 2015.

The test comprises of the following-

For Generalist

S. No Name of Test Type of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Test of Reasoning Objective 40 40 Eng/ Hindi 120 mins
2 Test of English Language Objective 40 40 Eng
3 Test of General Awareness Objective 40 40 Eng/ Hindi
4 Test of Quantitative aptitude Objective 40 40 Eng/ Hindi
4 Test of Quantitative aptitude Objective 40 40 Eng/ Hindi
5 Test in English Language comprising of Essay, Précis & Comprehension. Descriptive 3 40 Eng 45
Total (Aggregate) 200

For Specialist

S. No Name of Test Type of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Test of Reasoning Objective 30 30 Eng/ Hindi 120 mins
2 Test of English Language Objective 30 30 Eng
3 Test of General Awareness Objective 30 30 Eng/ Hindi
4 Test of Quantitative aptitude Objective 30 30 Eng/ Hindi
5 In Specialist stream, an additional test to assess technical & professional knowledge in the relevant discipline Objective 40 40 Eng/ Hindi
6 Test in English Language comprising of Essay, Précis & Comprehension Descriptive 3 40 Eng 45 mins
Total (Aggregate) 200

Note: All the questions will be objective type with alternative choices out of which one will be correct answer. The candidate has to select the correct answer and “ mouse click” that alternative which he or she feels correct. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidates. The objective test ex cept on “English Language” will be bilingual (in English and in Hindi). For each wrong answer marked ¼ of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted from those obtained.

The alternative/option that is clicked on will be highlighted and will be treated as answered to that question.
The Descriptive English Test will be conducted only through online mode. Questions will be displayed on the screen of your computer . Answers are to be typed using the keyboard. Befor e star t of typing answer s to questions in Descr iptive Paper please check all key functions of the keyboard.

You will get 45 minutes to answer the questions.

The total mar ks of the examination will be 200 which includes 40 mar ks of the English Descriptive Section. Candidates will be shortlisted for Inter view on the basis of over all mar ks scored in objective and descriptive section taken together against full marks of 200.
Candidates will have to appear for the online examination at their own expenses.

Cut off Score: Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum total score for short listing for the interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut offs will be decided for short listing.

The above tests, except the Test of English Language, will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Reference Book Available for NICL Exam in market is as follow:




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