NIACL Assistant 2017 Prelims Exam Review and Analysis – Shift 1

There was 100 questions for 3 sections English, Reasoning and Quant for a time limit of 60 minutes in NIACL Assistant Prelims exam 2017 – Shift 1

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 18-20  15
Reasoning Ability 22-25  20
Quantitative Aptitude 20-24  25
Total 60-69 60


The Quant paper was not at all difficult. It was a bit lengthy but no one can say that it was difficult.

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Series 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 5 Easy
Simplification 10 Easy
Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 15 Easy – Mod
Total 35

Number Series Questions asked in Shift -1 :-


This section was overall easy in comparison with other sections of this examination.

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension
(Traveler and His Journey)
10 Easy
Close Test (Problems in Indian Education) 10 Easy
Errors 10 Easy
Total 30



This time Reasoning paper again became the easiest of all. There were 5 questions of syllogism. There were 3 puzzles which are given below :-

  • Linear
  • Square
  • Week Days

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Syllogism 5 Easy
Puzzles 15 Easy – Mod
Alphanumeric Series 5 Easy
Miscellaneous ( Ranking, Direction Sense, Blood Relations etc. ) 10 Easy
Total 35

NIACL Assistant Pre 2017 Analysis

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