NIACL AO Eligibility Criteria 2018: Age limit, Education, Percentage

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

NIACL AO Eligibility Criteria 2018: As per the official NIACL AO Notification, you can start applying online from 10th December 2018. Candidates who intend to apply for the Specialist Officer exam should fulfill the NIACL AO Eligibility Criteria. Go through the age limit, educational qualification and percentage eligibility criteria of NIACL AO in this post to ascertain if you are eligible to apply for this post now!

Eligibility Criteria of NIACL AO 2018

Here are the eligibility requirements in brief for NIACL AO 2018 including an age limit for eligibility and educational qualification eligibility criteria. Take a quick look to find out if you pass the NIACL eligibility criteria-

NIACL AO Age Limit Criteria 2018

  • Under NIACL AO Age Eligibility Criteria, Minimum: 21 years, Maximum: 30 years. (As on 01.12.2018)
  • A candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd Dec-1988 and not later than 1st Dec-1997 (both dates inclusive).
  • There is some relaxation to the upper age limits based on the NIACL AO Selection Procedure given below:

Sr. No.


Relaxation in Age


Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)

5 years


Other Backward Classes (OBC) 

3 years


Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”

10 years


Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 01.12.2018 and have been released; (a) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 01.12.2018) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or (b) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or (c) on invalidment.
The ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 01.12.2018 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment

5 years


Defence service personnel disabled in operation during the hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as consequence thereof

3 years


Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1.1.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years


Existing Confirmed Employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd.)

8 years

NIACL AO Eligibility Criteria – Educational Qualification

Generalists: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of a graduate/post graduate in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government with at least 60% marks in either of the degree examinations for General candidates and at least 55% marks for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Specialists: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification as follows. The qualification should be from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government

Name of the Post

  • Educational Qualifications **
    (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)


  • ACS/FCS from ICSI and Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60%


  • Graduate/Post-graduate in Law with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD) 

Finance & Accounts

  • Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)


  • Cost and Management Accountant (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, earlier known as ICWAI) and Graduation/Post-graduation in any discipline with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)


  • MBA Finance/PGDM FINANCE* with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)


  • M.COM with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)

Candidate should possess a certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination as on 01.12.2018.
* MBA/PGDM Finance candidates must furnish a certificate from university confirming their specialization in finance at the time of the interview, failing which they will not be allowed to appear for the interview.

As now you are aware of the NIACL AO eligibility criteria, you can also go through NIACL AO Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

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