NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 (16 Oct): Shift 1 Review, Good Attempts, Questions Asked

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

NIACL AO Exam Analysis 2021 (16 Oct): The NIACL AO Prelims Shift 1 is over and we are here with the detailed exam analysis along with the section-wise review. Our experts have one-on-one conversations with aspirants who had attempted the NIACL AO 2021 Prelims Shift-1 Exam to bring you the direct exam analysis. Furthermore, the NIACL AO Exam Analysis 2021 will help the candidates in knowing the difficulty level of the exam, the number of good attempts, and the asked questions. 

Candidates who will appear in the upcoming shifts or sessions must go through NIACL AO Prelims exam analysis 2021 of 16th October to analyze the section-wise topics and questions. 

Check also: NIACL AO Prelims Exam Shift 2 Analysis 16th October 2021

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Highlights: 16th October (Shift 1)

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was Easy.
  • The sort of questions asked in the NIACL AO Prelims Exam did not vary, and the general level of the exam was easy.
  • Students who had prepared well were able to correctly answer the questions on the shift-1 exam.
  • With good attempts, here is a thorough NIACL AO Prelims 2021 Exam Review.

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 (Shift 1) Youtube Session

Watch Live Session of NIACL AO Shift 1 Exam Analysis of the Prelims held on 16th October 2021.

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 of Reasoning Section

The Reasoning Ability section of the NIACL AO was Easy to moderate.

Topic Name Number of Questions
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  • Circular SA – 8 People (bidirectional facing ) -5 Questions
  • Linear puzzle dual row-based – 12 people – 5 Questions
  • Floor puzzle – 8 people +1 variable (movie) – 5 Questions
  • Box puzzle – 8 boxes – 5 Questions
Syllogism 4 Questions (Only a few based)
Direction Sense paragraph based:  3 Questions
Blood Relations General family tree: 3 Questions
Order & Ranking 6 People, height based – 3 Questions
Coding-Decoding 1 Question
Miscellaneous 1 Questions
Total 35

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 of Quantitative Section

The overall paper of the Quantitative section was easy and doable with the right efforts.

Topic Name Number of Questions
Data Interpretation
  • Tabular
  • Pie Chart)
  • Caselet

15 Questions

Missing Number Series 5 Questions (Easy)
Quadratic Equation 5 Questions (Easy)
Arithmetic 10 Questions
Total 35 

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 of English Language Section

The English Section of the NIACL AO Prelims exam was also easy.

Topic Name Number  of Questions
Idioms 4 Questions (sentence given with idiom emboldened, asked to find the meaning)
Cloze Test 5 Questions
Reading Comprehension (Turtle species) 8 Questions (Synonym – Sort)  
Para Jumbles (7 Sentences) 5 Questions
Word Exchange 4 Questions
Error Spot 4 Questions (Simple)

NIACL AO Prelims Topic Wise Difficulty Level 2021 (Shift 1)

Reasoning Ability

Topic Name Difficulty Level
Circular SA – 8 PPL (bidirectional facing ) Easy
Linear SA dual row-based Easy
Floor puzzle  Moderate
Box puzzle Easy
Syllogism Moderate
Order & Ranking Moderate
Blood Relation Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense Easy
Coding-Decoding Easy
Miscellaneous Easy

English Language

Topic Name Difficulty Level
Sentence Improvement Easy
Cloze Test Easy
Reading Comprehension Easy to Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement Easy
Error Spotting Easy to Moderate
Word Exchange Easy

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 (Shift 1): Good Attempts

Based on the level of the NIACL AO Prelims exam, we are sharing the good attempts sectional and overall as follows-

Name of Section Number of Good Attempts
English Language 24-26
Reasoning Ability 28-32
Quantitative Aptitude 27-31
Total 79-89


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