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

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : October 16th, 2021

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

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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 NameNumber 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
Syllogism4 Questions (Only a few based)
Direction Senseparagraph based:  3 Questions
Blood RelationsGeneral family tree: 3 Questions
Order & Ranking6 People, height based - 3 Questions
Coding-Decoding1 Question
Miscellaneous1 Questions

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 NameNumber of Questions
Data Interpretation
  • Tabular
  • Pie Chart)
  • Caselet

15 Questions

Missing Number Series5 Questions (Easy)
Quadratic Equation5 Questions (Easy)
Arithmetic10 Questions

NIACL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 of English Language Section

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

Topic NameNumber  of Questions
Idioms4 Questions (sentence given with idiom emboldened, asked to find the meaning)
Cloze Test5 Questions
Reading Comprehension (Turtle species)8 Questions (Synonym - Sort)  
Para Jumbles (7 Sentences)5 Questions
Word Exchange4 Questions
Error Spot4 Questions (Simple)

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

Reasoning Ability

Topic NameDifficulty Level
Circular SA - 8 PPL (bidirectional facing )Easy
Linear SA dual row-basedEasy
Floor puzzle Moderate
Box puzzleEasy
Order & RankingModerate
Blood RelationEasy to Moderate
Direction SenseEasy

English Language

Topic NameDifficulty Level
Sentence ImprovementEasy
Cloze TestEasy
Reading ComprehensionEasy to Moderate
Sentence RearrangementEasy
Error SpottingEasy to Moderate
Word ExchangeEasy

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 SectionNumber of Good Attempts
English Language24-26
Reasoning Ability28-32
Quantitative Aptitude27-31


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  • The overall difficulty level of the NIACL AO Prelims 2021 exam was easy to moderate. Students who did very well had a thorough practice of the major topics.

  • The number of good attempts in the NIACL AO 16th October Shift 1 English section is between 25-27.

  • The number of good attempts in the NIACL AO 16th October Shift 1 Quantitative section is between 27-31.

  • The number of good attempts in the NIACL AO 16th October Shift 1 Reasoning section is between 28-32.

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