How to approach NIACL AO Preliminary Exam

How to approach NIACL AO Preliminary Exam 2016

Dear Aspirants,

The Preliminary phase of NIACL Administrative Officers (AO) Exam is scheduled for 17th December 2016. Since we had been receiving a lot of requests regarding the preparation strategy for this exam, today we are sharing with you all some important tips that would come in handy for this exam.

Pattern of the Exam –

There is a penalty of 1/4th marks for every wrong answer. Candidates need to qualify the sectional as well as overall cutoff in order to clear this phase of the exam.

Sectional Strategy –

English Language

You can expect questions from the following topics –

Reading Comprehension –

  • This topic is usually time consuming.
  • In order to save time, first try to go through the question and then through the passage. It will help you mark out the answer easily.
  • As far as the Synonyms / Antonyms questions are concerned, go through the sentence containing the concerned word first and then through the options provided.
  • Try to attempt the Vocabulary questions (Synonyms / Antonyms) first.

Cloze Test –

  • It basically consists of a passage from which some words have been eliminated.
  • This topic aims at testing your ability to comprehend text.
  • Read the sentence first and then try to find the correct option by substituting the given options in the sentence. You should be able to eliminate incorrect options with the help of this approach.
  • If you feel stuck at some question then move on to the next one. Try and answer it and then go back to the previous question since all the sentences are logically connected.

Para Jumbles-

  • While attempting this topic, first go through all the lines and try to understand the gist of the passage.
  • Try to look up the independent sentence which mostly forms the first sentence.
  • Find out the connecting sentences and try to arrange accordingly.

Spotting Errors/ Sentence Improvement/Correction –

  • Again, go through the entire sentence first.
  • Look up for grammatical errors, in case the structure of the sentence seems fine to you.
  • Try to eliminate the options by going through the sentence properly.

Phrase Replacement –

  • You should be able to attempt these questions by reading the sentence properly.
  • In case of doubt, try eliminating the options.
  • These sentences usually have grammatical errors, so look up the grammar in the sentence to attempt these questions.
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