NIACL AO Syllabus 2019

NIACL AO 2019 Syllabus

The candidates are asked to go through the syllabus carefully before starting the preparation. The candidates will know about the important topics, chapters, subjects that are important for the exam.

The syllabus for the preliminary test is as follows:

Category Syllabus
Quantitative aptitude Data interpretation, number series, simplification/ approximation, quantity based problems, quadratic equations, ratio and proportion, profit and loss, percentage and averages, mixtures and allegations, boats and streams, pipes and cisterns, simple and compound interest, time, and distance, time, work and wages, permutation and combination, probability
Reasoning Ability Seating arrangements-circular, linear, square, puzzles, syllogism, coding and decoding, input and output, order and ranking, blood relations, alphanumeric series, number series, alphabet series, direction based questions, logical reasoning, data sufficiency, inequalities(direct and coded)
English language Reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, cloze test, sentence correction, new pattern error spotting, error spotting, sentence improvement, Para summary, Para jumbles, odd one out, Para completion.
General Awareness Banking, insurance, and financial awareness, static GK, Current affairs of last 5-6 months.


The syllabus for Mains exam is as follows:

Category Syllabus
Reasoning Coded inequalities, puzzle tabulation, seating arrangement, logical reasoning, ranking, direction, alphabet test, data sufficiency, syllogism, input and output, blood relations, coding, and decoding, alphanumeric series
Quantitative aptitude Simplification, ratio and proportion, percentage, profit and loss, number system, mixtures and allegations, simple and compound interest, surds and indices, time and distance, work and time, sequence and series, permutation and combination, probability, data interpretation, mensuration- cylinder, cone, and sphere.
English language Reading comprehension, cloze test, multiple meaning/error spotting, fill in the blanks, paragraph complete/ sentence correction, Para jumbles, miscellaneous
General Awareness Current affairs, summits, books and authors, awards, sports, national, defence, appointment international obituary etc, banking awareness, history of Indian banking industry, Indian financial system, regulatory bodies, monetary and credit policies, union budget, international organisations/financial institutions, capita market and money market, government schemes, abbreviations, economic terminologies other important concepts and abbrevaions.


Preparation books:

Preparation books for preliminary test:

Books for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams- R.S.Aggarwal.
  • Fast track objective arithmetic –Arihant Publications.
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT –Sarvesh k Verma.
  • Magical Book on Quicker math-M Tyra.

Books for reasoning:

  • A modern approach to non-verbal and verbal reasoning- R.S.Aggarwal.
  • Magical book on Puzzles- K Kundan.
  • Analytical Reasoning-M.K.Pandey.
  • Kiran’s tricky approach to competitive reasoning non-verbal and verbal(fully solved).

Books for English:

  • Objective general English – S P Bakshi.
  • High school composition and grammar- Wren and Martin.
  • Word clerkwer made easy- Norman Lewis.

Books for General Awareness:

  • Banking awareness- Arihant.
  • Upkar General Awareness.
  • General/ Financial Awareness/Banking with current affairs for Bank exams.

Books for Mains descriptive test:

  • Descriptive English- S P Bakshi.
  • Descriptive English-Thakur and Rout.
  • A handbook for letter writing- Arihant.
  • 151 essay writing-Arihant.