NIACL AO Pre Exam 3rd Shift Analysis 16th October 2021: Difficulty Level, Questions, Good Attempts

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

NIACL AO Prelims 2021 exam 3rd shift was over. We can now go through the exact analysis of shift 3 of the NIACL AO Prelims 2021 exam. Byju’s Exam Prep has conducted a full-fledged exam review taken by students who appeared in the exam. Students going to take the exam in the next year will be immensely benefited by going through this analysis.

Let’s discuss the overall analysis of the NIACL AO 2021 prelims exam, overall good attempts, overall difficulty level, section-wise good attempts, section-wise difficulty level, section-wise number of questions asked, and overall exam review of NIACL AO 2021 Prelims 3rd shift. You are advised to completely read the article before starting preparation for the next year’s NIACL AO exam.

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Overview 16th October 2021 (Shift 3): key Highlights

  • The overall level of the Prelims Shift 3 exam was easy to moderate.
  • The level and questions asked were almost similar to the 1st and 2nd shift exams.
  • The average attempt of students was around 75.
  • There were no questions from quadratic equation, probability, and permutation. 
  • In English, no close test questions were asked. The level was easy to moderate level.
  • The reasoning ability section was very easy. Students with basic conceptual clarity can easily attempt 30 questions.

NIACL AO Exam Analysis 3rd Shift 16th October 2021: Youtube Session

Watch live questions asked in the NIACL AO Prelims 3rd shift held on 16th October 2021 discussion. (Youtube session)


NIACL AO Prelims Shift 3 Analysis 16th October 2021 (Section-wise)

1. NIACL AO Prelims 3rd Shift Review: Reasoning Ability

  • The questions asked in this section were of easy to moderate level.
  • Let's discuss the detailed analysis and section-wise difficulty level of the reasoning ability section.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

  • Circular Seating: 5Q( 8 people inward-facing)
  • Uncertain number: 3Q
  • Dual row: 5Q (9 people with no variable with north-south facing)
  • Date and year based puzzle: 5Q
  • Monday to Friday seminar in different cities: 4Q
Almost all the puzzles were easy to moderate level


 3  Easy

Direction and Distance

 2  Easy

syllogism(only a few)

 2  Easy

Blood relation

 3  Easy


TREMENDOUS (Meaningful word)

SUBMARINE (Forward-backward)


2. NIACL AO Prelims 3rd Shift Review: Quantitative aptitude

  • The overall level of the section was easy to moderate level with a bit calculative in nature.
  • Let's discuss the detailed analysis and section-wise difficulty level of the quantitative aptitude section.

Topic Name

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Data Interpretation

  • Table DI- 5 Q (3 companies with income, expenditure, and saving based)
  • Pie chart: 5Q (Govt. fund allocation percentage-wise) 

 Table DI: Moderate

Pie chart: Easy to moderate

Missing Number Series

  • Number of Questions: 5
easy to moderate
  • Number of questions asked:6

Arithmetic Questions

  • Number of Questions: 10-12
 Easy to moderate

Caselet DI

 3Q  Moderate

3. NIACL AO Prelims 3rd Shift Review: English Language

  • The overall level of this section was easy.
  • Let's discuss the detailed analysis and section-wise difficulty level of the English language section.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Reading Comprehension

  • Number of Questions:8 (2 Synonym and antonym questions)
Fill in the blank
  • Number of questions asked: 5
Error Spotting
  • Number of questions asked:5
Correct the order  number of questions – 5  Easy
Para jumble

Number of questions asked:5

 Easy to moderate



NIACL AO Prelims Shift 3 Difficulty Level: 16th October 2021

Let's discuss the overall difficulty level and section-wise difficulty level of the NIACL AO prelims 2021 3rd shift exam.

Section Difficulty level
Quantitative aptitude Moderate
Logical Reasoning Easy 
English Language easy
Overall  easy to moderate

NIACL AO Prelims Shift 3 Analysis 16th October 2021: Good Attempts

Based on the level of the exam, we are sharing the good attempts sectional and overall as follows –

Name of Section

Number of Good Attempts(General Category)

Reasoning Ability


Numerical Ability


English Language




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