NICL conducted the written examination for the post of administrative officers on 8th September 2013. The question paper consisted 100 questions of objective type and 3 subjective questions. Each question in the objective part carried 1 mark while the subjective paper was of 50 marks. There were 4 sections in the objective paper and each section had 25 questions the four sections were Aptitude, Reasoning, English and General Knowledge. Even this time around NICL paper was not free of printing errors.
The English section was easy except those synonyms and antonyms. There were around 5-6 questions from these two categories. So that made it difficult for a lot of people to score more marks in this section. The other questions were really easy.
Expected cutoff: 17-19
This was arguably the easiest section among all. Almost all the candidates must have answered all the questions in this section. Apart from 1-2 series questions which were a bit different, the section was a cake walk for most of the candidates.
Expected cutoff: 20-21
General Knowledge :
The difficulty level of this question paper can be termed as moderate. There were a few general questions while there were also a few tricky ones.
Expected cutoff: 15-16
This section consisted questions from aptitude and computer. While the questions from aptitude were very easy and anyone can answer all the questions, most of the candidates found the computer questions a bit difficult. There were 1-2 general knowledge questions as well in this section in the first shift.
Expected cutoff: 16-18
Descriptive Section :
There were 3 questions in this section: a passage, an essay and a précis. The précis was of 10 marks while the other 2 questions consisted of 20 marks each.
Expected cutoff: 30-35
Overall Expected Cutoff:
Objective+ Subjective: 110+
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