NICL AO 2022: Notification, Exam Date, Application

NICL AO 2022: Notification, Exam Date, Application

ByKanika Ralhan  |  Updated on: Aug 24, 2020
NICL AO 2020 notification for Officer Scale I cadre post will be released soon. National Insurance Company Limited will soon upload the NICL AO 2020 recruitment notification PDF at the official site.

NICL AO Latest Updates

The NICL AO (Administrative Officer) is equivalent to the Officer in Scale I Cadre post in National Insurance Corporation Ltd. The last NICL Assistant recruitment was held in the year 2017, and the 2020 notification is yet awaited. The post of Administrative Officer in NICL is one of the most sought after posts and candidates looking for an opportunity to join the insurance sector with this post.

NICL AO Notification 2020

NICL has not announced the NICL AO exam date for both Prelims and Mains 2020 exam. However, candidates can get the detailed exam date schedule along with the official notification. Once the exam notification is publicly announced on the official website, we will notify you instantly.

The NICL AO 2020 online application link will be activated after 2 days of the release of notification. Therefore to apply online, candidates are advised to visit the official website of NICL. Selected candidates will have to undergo a probation period of 1 year. Along with the probation period, there is a guaranteed bond to be served a minimum of 4 years including the probation period.

About NICL AO Exam

  • NICL is a state-owned general insurance company, conducts the exam for the post of Administrative Officer.
  • NICL was established in 1906 but was nationalized in 1972. Its headquarters are in Kolkata.
  • Candidates who are selected after the final interview round, get to work as Officers in Scale I cadre in NICL.

NICL AO Important Dates

The table given below will enlighten you with the tentative NICL AO exam dates 2020 along with other important dates such as application form, admit card dates for NICL AO 2020 exam:


Important Dates

NICL AO 2020 online application starts

To be announced soon

Last date to apply online

To be announced soon

Downloading of call letters commences from

10 days prior to the exam

NICL AO Prelims Exam Date 2020

To be announced soon

NICL AO Result Date

20-25 days after the exam

NICL AO Mains Exam Date 2020

To be announced soon

NICL AO Vacancy

Since there was no new notification released last year due to which it is expected to be out this year. However, you can go through the vacancy details for reference to the number of vacancies released under NICL 2017-18 for the post of administrative officer (AO) -

NICL AO Vacancies

Vacancies (Out of Total)

















Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NICL AO recruitment 2020 is described below:


  • Must be a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a citizen who has a residential certificate provided by the Indian government.

Age Limit:

  • The minimum age of the candidate must be 21 years and,
  • The maximum age must be more than 30 years.
  • As per the government rules, there is age relaxation in the upper age limit for the following categories.
CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PWD10 years
EXSM/Persons domiciled in Kashmir5 years
Defense service personnel disabled in operation during the hostilities3 years
Existing confirmed employees of public sector insurance companies8 years

Educational Qualification:

  • Graduate/Post Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university OR any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government.
  • General/OBC category candidates should have a minimum of 60% marks in graduation, while minimum marks for SC/ST is 55%.

NICL AO Salary & Job Profile

NICL AO Salary and Perks

  • The NICL AO are recruited in the pay scale of 32795-1610 (14)-55335-1745 (4)-62315.
  • A newly recruited AO will have a basic pay of 32795/- & after one year, he/she will get an increment of 1610.
  • Apart from this, the AO is entitled to several other benefits such as DA, HRA, Medical, Travelling allowance & much more.
  • To get further details, take a look at Salary Structure, Perks & Allowances of NICL Administrative Officer (AO).

Job Profile

An Administrative Officer in NICL has to perform a variety of work. However, the majority of the work involves,

  • Claim Settlements
  • Underwriting
  • Risk Assessment
  • Supervision of Assistants work
  • Verify the risk proposals etc.

For more information check out complete details Job Profile of NICL Administrative Officer (AO).

NICL AO Apply Online

NICL AO Online Application Form

The online registration link for NICL AO recruitment usually activates after two days of the release of notification which remains activated till 20-25 days. You can fill the online form at the official website or use the direct link to apply online for NICL AO 2020 recruitment. Candidates can follow the steps below for NICL AO 2020 registration:

  • Visit the official website of NICL i.e.
  • Go to the recruitment section on the home page.
  • Click on the recruitment link of the NICL AO 2020 exam.
  • To register your application, click on the tab "Click here for New Registration".
  • Now fill up the details as per your official documents & click on the save & next button.
  • Now, Upload your scanned photograph & signature image as per the mentioned dimensions.
  • Click on the preview button to verify the details of the application form.
  • At last, pay the application fee via Debit/Credit Card/Wallet/Net Banking, etc.
  • Take a print out of the e-receipt for future use.
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Application Fee

The application fee to be paid for different categories are different. Candidates are required to pay the application fee online and print the e-receipt generated after the submission of the application form. Below is the NICL AO application fee for various categories:

S. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1.GeneralRs.600 (Application fee including Intimation Charges)
2.SC/ST/PWDRs.100 (Intimation Charges Only)

NICL AO Selection Procedure

A candidate shall be required to qualify the following phases in order to get selected for NICL AO. You can check out the detailed selection procedure of NICL AO for more information.

  • Phase I (Preliminary)
  • Phase II (Main)
  • Phase III (Interview)

NICL AO Exam Pattern

NICL AO Preliminary Exam Pattern is shared below, for further analysis of examination type, you can take a look at the NICL AO Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


English Language



60 minutes (1 hour)

Reasoning Ability



Quantitative Aptitude






NICL AO Mains Exam Pattern:

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning4040120 minutes (2 hours)
English Language4040
Quantitative Aptitude4040
General Awareness4040
Computer Knowledge4040
Total200 questions200 marks 
English Language (Essay, Precis, and Comprehension)33030 mins. (1/2 an hour)

Cut Off

Knowing NICL AO Cut Off in advance will help you determine the minimum number of attempts to be made in respect with the level of competition & types of questions asked in the exam. Below you can go through the NICL AO Cut off for prelims as well as mains exam.

NICL AO Prelims 2017 Cut Off (Section-Wise)

SC, ST, OBC, HI, OC, VI6.0010.256.25

NICL AO Mains 2017 Cut Off (Category-Wise)

CategoryCut Off Marks

For further details, you can check out the NICL AO Prelims Exam Cut-Off.

NICL AO Preparation

Preparation Tips

  • Candidates appearing for NICL AO for the first time need a proper direction to prepare for the NICL AO exam 2020.
  • A good direction will help you to improve your accuracy & score more marks in the exam.
  • A good score will not only confirm your selection for the next phase, instead increases your chances of grabbing a seat.
  • To help you with this, we have already shared the NICL AO Study Plan.

NICL AO Test Series

  • To check your exam preparation, one should attempt the test series & free mock test on a regular basis to score more in the NICL AO exam 2020.
  • You can subscribe to our test series for the NICL AO exam to boost your exam preparation.

NICL AO Admit Card

NICL AO Admit Card 2020 will be released 10 days prior to the exam date. Candidates those who will apply successfully for NICL AO 2020 exam will only be eligible to download for the NICL AO admit card. NICL will separately release the NICL AO admit card for both prelims as well as mains on its official website.

Steps to download NICL AO Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of NICL AO.
  • At home page, click on NICL AO admit card.
  • Add the required credentials - registration no & password.
  • Now click the submit button.
  • New tab showing your NICL AO admit card will appear.
  • Don't forget to download minimum 2 copies of NICL AO admit card.

NICL AO Result

NICL AO Result will be declared 25-30 days after the successful completion of the written exam. Candidates can also view the scorecard 7 days after the release of the NICL AO Result. NICL AO Result will be made available on the official website of NICL. Make sure you have your registration details in order to login the result page.


  • The NICL 2020 exam is expected to be conducted soon. However, candidates must wait for the release of the official notification by the officials of NICL.

  • The pay scale of an NICL AO is ₹ 32795-1610 (14)-55335-1745 (4)-62315.

  • To be eligible for NICL AO 2020 exam, a candidate must not be less than 21 years and not more than 30 years along with a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

  • No, NICL AO 2020 application form is available online only.

  • The perks and benefits are really good for the post of NICL AO. New India Insurance Company Limited offers a 5-day working job, with weekends off.

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