OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis: 18th November 2017

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

The Mains exam of OICL AO 2017 was conducted today in a single shift. We have shared the OICL AO Mains exam analysis 2017 in this post. To know about the sectional and overall level of the exam, questions asked, good attempts and new changes introduced, read this OICL AO Mains Exam Review now!

The mains exam of OICL AO (Administrative Officer) was conducted for 2 profiles, namely Generalist and Specialist. Here is the OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis for Generalist profile. 

OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis 2017

Let us have a look at the individual sections and the type of questions asked from them in this exam.

1. OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude

This section comprised of 50 questions. The overall level of this section was Moderate. 

  • 3 sets of Data Interpretation questions were asked. 
    (a) One was a caselet DI, based on 3 companies and 3 months data. 
    (b) One tabular DI
    (c) One mixed DI consisting of a Pie chart and a table. 
  • Number series was asked containing 5 questions. 
  • 5 Questions were asked from Quadratic Equations. 
  • Questions from Simplification/ Approximation were also asked. 
  • Remaining questions of this section were asked from various arithmetic topics like Simple & Compound Interest, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Partnerships, Probability, Profit & Loss, Percentages, Time Speed and Distance etc. 

2. OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis of Reasoning Ability

50 Questions were asked from this section. The overall level of reasoning section was Difficult. 

  • There were 4 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Questions. 
    (a) One was a Circular arrangement with 4 people facing inside, who were watching animals and 4 people facing outside, who were watching birds. 
    (b) Another one was a linear arrangement in which people were sitting in a row and the number of people was not specified. 
    (c) Scheduling based puzzle of Monday to Sunday, with 3 fruits as an additional parameter. 
    (d) Age-based puzzle
  • 5 Questions from Input-Output
  • 5 Questions were asked from Syllogism. Questions were mostly possibility based. 
  • Data Sufficiency was also asked with questions containing 2 statements from different topics like Ranking, Weight-based etc. 
  • There were many questions from Logical Reasoning as well. 

3. OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis of English Language

English section comprised of total 50 questions. This section was of Easy to Moderate level. 

  • 10 Questions were asked from Reading Comprehension, which included 4 questions from Synonyms/ Antonyms as well. The passage was based on Insurance in India. 
  • 10 Questions were asked from Cloze Test
  • Error based question in which part of a sentence was wrongly spelt or was inappropriate and one had to identify it. 
  • Error questions in which 5 sentences were given in the options and one had to identify the correct or incorrect statement. 

4. OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis of General Awareness

50 Questions were asked from the General Awareness section. The overall level of GA section was Easy to Moderate. Some of the questions asked were:

  • E-Pragati in Andhra Pradesh
  • IRDA related question
  • Capital and currency based questions. 
  • Most of the questions asked were Insurance and Current Affairs based. 

5. OICL AO Mains Exam Analysis of Descriptive Test

2 questions were asked in the descriptive test of OICL AO Mains exam, a letter and an essay. 

  • Essay Writing Topics: 
    (a) Mutual Funds SIP Vs Whole life insurance for a child’s future. 
  • Letter Writing Topics: 
    (a) Letter requesting the change of name after marriage. 
    (b) Letter to a bank manager inviting him to your company to give an introduction about Insurance and convince employees to buy it. 

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