Exam Review - NIACL Assistant 2017 Phase I - 23 April, 2017

Hello and welcome to exampunditSo, the NIACL Assistant Phase I exam finally ended. We received plenty of reviews and we simply cannot thank you for sharing all the necessary information. So, lets get started!

Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern, as predicted was same as IBPS Clerk Prelims VI exam held in 2016. The most important thing is this indicates that the SBI PO Prelims might be similar to IPPB PO Prelims exam.

Now, lets see what are the type of questions that appeared.


We saw Syllogism problems in today’s exam and they were extremely easy (for most) in terms of difficulty level.

There were puzzles which were also easy. One could easily solve each puzzle.

There were questions from Alphabetical Series as well as Blood Relations.

Overall the reasoning part was high scoring.

Numerical Ability:

The numerical ability was comparatively calculative than other tests. The questions were not difficulty but one had to spend some time calculating the word problems.

The number series questions were very easy. There were Data Interpretation questions which were scoring.

Approximation problems were also easy. Only the word problems were bit time consuming.

Overall Numerical Ability had mixed reviews.

English Language:

English was totally similar to IBPS Clerk which had Error Correction, Cloze Test and Comprehension carry 10 questions each.

Comprehension was story based and very easy. There were questions from error correction as well as Cloze Test.

English was also easy for most of the aspirants.



The overall exam was easy but not like everyone attempted more than 90. Moreover, your attempts are related to your state.

The cut-off will be high but still it will be Statewise, so one cannot predict or assume her/his chances right away.

The average attempts from all shifts are between 71 to 80. The following chart represents the average attempts shiftwise.

Note: We took over 400 attempts & reviews throughout the day. From that, we have prepared the above data.

Starting from next week, most of you have SBI PO Prelims exam. So focus on that exam. Its over. So let it be. Don’t ruin your SBI PO preparation over this.

If you have not attempted above or below par, do not think! Just give your best in the coming examination and let the result decide your chances for mains!

All the best!

May the force be with you!



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