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NIACL Assistants 2018 - Notification

NIACL Assistants 2018 - Notification

The New India Assurance Company Ltd., a leading Public Sector General Insurance Company, invites applications from eligible Indian Citizens 'for recruitment of 685 Assistants in Class III cadre from open market.

NIACL Assistants 2018 - Important Dates

The tentative schedule of events is as follows :

Online Registration 16.07.2018 to 31.07.2018 (Both dates inclusive)
Payment of Application Fees - Online 16.07.2018 to 31.07.20181Both dates inclusive)
Tier I Online Examination (Preliminary Exam) 08th and /or 9th September 2018 (Tentative dates)
Tier II Online Examination (Main Exam) 6th October 2018 (Tentative)
Download of Call Letters 10 days prior to the date of each examination (Tentative)
{Preliminary Examinations as well as Main Exam}

NIACL Assistants 2018 - No Of Vacancies

Since recruitment in clerical cadre is done on State/UT wise basis, Candidates can apply for vacancies in one State/UT only and will have to appear for Online examination from a centre of that particular State/UT or as allotted by The New India Assurance Co.Ltd. For example, a candidate applying against vacancies in West Bengal State can opt for centre in West Bengal only and would be considered for employment in that State only

Category-wise Vacancies (provisional):

105 60 113 375 653

Category-wise Backlog vacancies:

4 10 18 32

Reservation for Person with Disabilities (PWD) and Ex-servicemen are applicable as per prevailing government rules.
Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC candidates belonging to "Non-Creamy layer" only. "Creamy layer" OBC candidates should indicate their category as "General"

NIACL Assistants 2018 - Eligibility Criteria

I Nationality
A candidate applying for recruitment in the Company must be either: -
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii)a subject of Nepal or
(iii)a subject of Bhutan or
(iv)a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
II AGE (as on 30th June 2018)
Minimum Age: 21 years; Maximum Age: 30 years (as on. 30.06.2018) Candidates born not earlier than 1st July 1988 and not later than 30th June 1997 (both days inclusive) are only eligible to apply.
The upper age limit will be relaxed as under:

SL. No Category Upper Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (eligible for reservation) 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years subject to maximum of 45 years.
5 Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 5 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31- 5 years 12-89 5 years
7 Existing Employees of The New India Assurance Co.Ltd. 5 years

The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above Point 2 (3) to (7).
Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) along with the original certificate(s) for verification at the time of Regional Language Test and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by the Company.
Note for Ex-Servicemen:
I. In case of an Ex-serviceman who has once joined in a Govt. job on the civil side after availing the benefits given to him as an Ex-serviceman for his re-employment, his Ex-serviceman status for the purpose of re-employment in Government will be governed by prevalent DoPT guidelines.
II. An Ex- serviceman, who applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment, can avail the benefit of reservation as ex-serviceman for any subsequent employment. However, to avail of this benefit, an ex-serviceman, as soon as he/she joins any civil employment, should give self-declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various vacancies for which he/she had applied before joining the initial civil employment. Further, this benefit would be available only in respect of vacancies which are filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation is applicable to the ex-serviceman

NIACL Assistants 2018 - Selection Procedure

The selection process will consist of on-line tests (Preliminary & Main Examination). Candidates qualifying in the Main Examination will be further shortlisted for Regional Language Test before the final selection

Tier I: Preliminary Examination:
The Preliminary Examination (Online Objective Test) for 100 marks, would be of one-hour duration and will consist of 3 sections as follows:

SL.No Name of the test No of questions Marks Duration
1 Test of English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Test of Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
3 Test of Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
TOTAL 100 100

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of English Language, will be made available in English & Hindi. Candidates will have to qualify in each test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company. Adequate number of candidates state-wise and category-wise as decided by the Company will be shortlisted for the Tier II-Main Examination.

Tier II : Main Examination:
The structure of Main Examination (Online objective test) will be as follows:

SL.No Name of the test(Objective) No of questions Marks Duration
1 Test of Reasoning 40 50 Composite Time 120 minutes
2 Test of English Lanquaqe 40 50
3 Test of General Awareness 40 50
4 Computer Knowledge 40 50
5 Test of Numerical Ability 40 50
TOTAL 200 250
Total marks obtained as above shall be proportionately reduced to a base of 35 marks

a) Main Examination will consist of Online Objective Test for 250 marks to be conducted in duration of 120 minutes.
b) The questions in objective tests, except for the test of English Language, will be made available in English & Hindi.
c) Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum total score (as decided by the Company) in the main examination.
d) Candidates qualifying in the Online Main Examination will be shortlisted and called for Regional Language Test, before final selection. No separate marks will be awarded for Regional Language Test. This test will be only qualifying in nature.
e) Final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the online Main examination subject to qualifying the Regional Language Test. Merely satisfying the eligibility norms do not entitle a candidate to be called for online examinations & Regional Language Test.
f) In case of equal marks scored by the last two or more candidates in the merit list, the candidate senior most in age will be shortlisted for further process of recruitment.
• Penaltyfor Wrong Answers (Applicableto both - Preliminary and Main examination)
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Online Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.
• The Company reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its Website.
The Final Merit List state wise and category wise shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination subject to qualifying the Regional Language Test. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness. Candidates will be intimated of the same through the Company's website. The candidates are requested to check the website regularly.
A contingency List of candidates may also be prepared and may be utilized in the event of non-acceptance of employment offer by the candidates selected in the final merit list.
Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the online examination without the following documents:
1. Valid Call Letter for the respective date and session of Examination
2. Photo-identityproof (as specified) in original bearing the same name and other information as it appears on the call letter/application form and
3. Photocopy of the above photo-identity proof (as detailed below")

NIACL Assistants 2018 - Application Fees

Payable from 16.07.2018 to 31.07.2018 (both dates inclusive).

Category SC/ST/PWD/EX·SER Other than SC/ST/PWD/EX·SER
Application Fees(inclusive of GST) RS.100/- (Intimation Charges only) RS.600/- (Application fee including Intimation Charges)

Bank Transaction charges, if applicable, have to be borne by the candidate.
Fee once paid will neither be refunded nor be adjusted against any future recruitment projects. Fee payment options are detailed under Para 12 given below

NIACL Assistants 2018 - How To Apply

Detailed Guidelines/Procedures for:
A) Application Registration
B) Payment of Fees
C) Scan and Upload of Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression, A Hand Written Declaration
Before applying online, candidates should
i. Scan their
- Photograph (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm)
- Signature (on white paper with black ink)
- Left thumb Impression (on white paper with black or blue ink)
- A Hand Written Declaration (On white paper with black ink) (text given below).
ensuring that all these scanned documents adhere to the required specifications as given under "Guidelines for scanning and uploading of Documents.'
ii. Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
iii. The Left Thumb Impression should be properly scanned and not smudged (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his 1 her right thumb for applying.)
iv, The text for the hand written declaration is as follows: -
"I,..............(Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required."
v. The above mentioned a hand written declaration has to be in the candidate's handwriting and in English only. If it is written and uploaded by anybody else or in any other language, the application will be considered as invalid. (In the case of Visually Impaired candidates who cannot write may get the text of declaration typed and put their left hand thumb impression below the typed declaration and upload the document as per specifications.)
vi. Keep the necessary details 1 documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee 1 intimation charges.
vii. Have a valid personal email 10 and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process. Company may send intimation to download call letters for the Examination, Regional Language Test etc. through the registered e-mail 10. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail 10or mobile no., he/she should create his/her new e-mail 10and acquire new mobile no. before applying on-line and must maintain that email account and mobile number till the completion of Recruitment Exercise.
1. Candidates have to go to the Company's website "Recruitment" Section and click on the option "APPLY ONLINE" which will open a new screen.
2. To register application, choose the tab "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION" and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id, mobile no.etc.. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.
3. In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVEAND NEXT" tab. Prior to submission of the online application, candidates are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and verify/ get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct, prior to final submission.
4. Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application form themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the "FINAL SUBMIT" BUTTON.
5. The Name of the candidate and his/her Fatherl Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificatesl Mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
6. Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'VALIDATE YOUR DETAILS' and 'SAVE & NEXT' button.
7. Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Uploading of Photograph and Signature detailed under point "C" given below
8. Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.
9. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before "FINAL SUBMIT".
10. Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' only after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.
11. Click on 'PAYMENT' Tab and proceed for payment.
12. Click on 'SUBMIT' button.
1. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
2. The payment can be made by using only Debit Cards (Rupayl Visa/ Master/ Maestro), Credit cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cardsl Mobile Wallets.
3. After submitting your payment information in the online application form, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE.
4. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.
5. Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their Provisional Registration Number and Password and repeat the process of payment.
6. Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.
7. For Credit Card users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will convert it to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.
8. To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.
9. There is facility to print application form containing fee details after payment of fees
Before applying online, a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his / her photograph, signature, left thumb impression and written declaration as per specifications given below
Photograph Image: (4.Scm x 3.5cm)
• Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture
• Make sure that the picture is in colour, taken against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
• Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face
• If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
• If you have to use flash, ensure there's no "red-eye"
• If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
• Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.
• Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
• Size of file should be between 20kb-50 kb
• Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb. If the size of the file is more than 50 kb, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.
Signature, left thumb impression and hand-written declaration Image:
• The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
• The applicant has to put his left thumb impression on a white paper with black or blue ink.
• The applicant has to write the declaration in English clearly on a white paper with black ink
• The signature, left thumb impression and the hand written declaration should be of the applicant and not by any other person.
• The signature will be used to put on the Call Letter and wherever necessary.
• If the Applicant's signature on the attendance sheet or Call letter, signed at the time of the examination, does not match the signature uploaded, the applicant will be disqualified.
• Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
• Size of file should be between 1Okb- 20kb for Signature and left thumb impression.
• For hand written declaration size of file should be 20kb - 50 kb
• Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20kb or 50 kb (for hand written declaration)
Signature/Hand written declaration in CAPITAL LETTERS shall NOT be accepted.
Scanning the documents
• Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
• Set Color to True Color
• File Size as specified above
• Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature/ left thumb impression / hand written declaration, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
• The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or movirig the mouse over the file image icon.
• Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain documents in .jpeg format not exceeding 50kb (photograph and hand written declaration) & 20kb (signature and left thumb impression) by using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager. Scanned documents in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using 'Save As' option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50 kb (photograph and hand written declaration) & 20 kb (signature and left thumb impression) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & Oi)above for the pixel size) in the 'Image' menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.
• If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his/her photograph, signature, left thumb impression and hand written declaration.
Procedure for Uploading the documents
There will be separate links for uploading Photograph, Signature, left thumb impression and hand written declaration
• Click on the respective link "Upload Photograph / Signature / left thumb impression / hand written declaration"
• Browse and Select the location where the Scanned Photograph / signature / left thumb impression / hand written declaration file has been saved.
• Select the file by clicking on it.
• Click the 'Open/Upload' button.
Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your Photograph, signature, left thumb impression and hand written declaration as specified.
(1) In case the face in the photograph or signature or left thumb impression or the hand written declaration is unclear / smudged the candidate's application may be rejected.
(2) After uploading the Photograph / signature / left thumb impression / hand written declaration in the online application form candidates should check that the images are clear and have been uploaded correctly. In case the photograph or Signature or left thumb impression or the hand written declaration is not prominently visible, the candidate may edit his/ her application and re-upload his/ her photograph or signature, prior to submitting the form.
(3) After registering online candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application forms

NIACL Assistants 2018 - Pay Scale

i. Scale of Pay:14435·840(1 )·15275·915(2)·171 05·1030(5)·22255·1195(2)·24645·1455(3)·2901 0·151 0(2)·32030·161 0(5)·40080.
ii. Emoluments:Total emoluments works out to approximately Rs.23500/- per month in the initial stage in a metro city. Other Allowance may vary depending upon the place of posting. Apart from allowances other benefits such as lump sum domiciliary medical benefit, membership of Group Mediclaim Policy for Reimbursement of hospitalization expenses, leave travel subsidy and other staff welfare schemes would be as per the rules of the Company.

NIACL Assistants 2018 - General Instructions

i. The possibility for occurrences of some problem in administration of the examination cannot be ruled out completely which may impact test delivery and/or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify the problem, which may include shifting the candidates to the other centers or to conduct another examination if considered necessary. Decision of the Company in this regard shall be final. Candidate not willing to accept such change shall loose his/her candidature for this exam.
ii. Decision of the Company in all matters relating to recruitment will be final and binding on the candidate. No correspondence or personal enquiries shall be entertained in this regard.
iii. If the examination is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated to adjust for slight differences in difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions. More than one session is required if the nodes capacity is less or some technical disruption takes place at any centre or for any candidate.
iv. The responses (answers) of individual candidates will be analysed and compared with those of other candidates to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers. If in the analytical procedure adopted by the Company in this regard, it is inferred/ concluded that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, The Company reserves the right to cancel the candidature of the concerned candidates and the result of such candidates (disqualified) will be withheld.
v. Instances for providing incorrect information and/or process violation by a candidate detected at any stage of the selection process will lead to disqualification of the candidate from the selection process and he/she will not be allowed to appear in any NIA (The New India Assurance Company Ltd.) recruitment process in the future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected subsequently, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect.
vi. While applying on-line for the post, the applicant should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility and other norms mentioned above as on the specified dates and that the particulars furnished by him/her are correct in all respects. In case it is detected at any stage of recruitment that a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility norms and/or that he/she has furnished any incorrect/false information or has suppressed any material facts, his/her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is/are detected even after appointment, his/her services are liable to be terminated.
vii. Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/inability/failure to log on to the website on account of heavy load on internet or website jam.
viii. Company does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of any reason Whatsoever.
ix. Not more than one application should be submitted by any candidate. In case of multiple Applications, only the latest valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fees / intimation charges paid for the other multiple registration(s) will stand forfeited.
x. Applicants are advised to keep their registered e-mail ID and mobile number mentioned in the online application active during the recruitment exercise for communication if any.
xi. The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of Online Main examination subject to qualifying the Regional Language Test. The Company reserves the right to hold any other test wherever deemed necessary as well as the right to add, delete or allot any centre at its discretion.
xii. Admission to Online examination will be purely provisional without verification of age/qualification/category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXS) etc. of the candidates with reference to documents.
xiii. Documents relating to Age/Qualification/Category etc. will have to be submitted at the time of Regional Language Test by the candidates called for the same. Caste certificate by candidates seeking reservation as SC/ST/OBC in the prescribed proforma from the competent authority indicating clearly the candidate's caste, the Act/Order under which the caste is recognized as SC/ST/OBC and the village/town the candidate is originally a resident of.
xiv. At any stage if falsification of caste certificate is noticed, the candidature will stand cancelled automatically.
xv. The candidates will have to appear for the tests at their own cost. SC/ST /PWD candidates called for Regional Language Test, are entitled to 2nd class to & fro railway fare/bus fare by shortest route on production of evidence of travel (Rail/bus ticket/receipt etc.) ..
xvi. Candidates serving in Government! Quasi Government Offices, Public Sector undertaking including Nationalised Banks, financial institutions and other institutions will be required to submit 'No Objection Certificate' from their employer at the time of Regional Language Test, failing which their candidature may not be considered and travelling expenses, if any otherwise admissible, will not be paid. Candidates who are selected are required to submit discharge letter! relieving letter from their employer (GovtlPublic sector! Private) at the time of joining the company, WITHOUT WHICH THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN.
xvii. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their being found medically fit as per the requirement of the Company. Such appointment will also be subject to the service and conduct rules of the Company.
xix. The Company reserves the right to post the selected candidate anywhere in the state/UT for which the candidate has applied. Any request for any kind of change in posting will not be entertained for any reason whatsoever. Any request for extension in joining time will not be entertained.
xx. The Company reserves the right to transfer any candidate anywhere in India even before the expiry of 3 year period from the initial place of posting.
xxi. Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and/ or an application in response thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai. Courts! tribunals/forums at Mumbai only shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any cause/dispute.
xxii. Selected candidates will be governed by the terms and conditions of the Service Regulations of the Company in force in which he/she is appointed.
xxiii. Use of Mobile Phones calculator or any such devices is strictly prohibited inside the examination hall. Candidates before entering examination premises are likely to be frisked to ensure compliance with followings:
a) Mobile phones or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones to the venue of the examination as no arrangement of safekeeping will be available.
xxiv. Candidate's admission to the Online test! Regional Language Test is strictly provisional. The mere fact that the call letter has been issued to the candidate does not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Company.
xxv. The Company reserves the right to cancel the above Recruitment Exercise at any stage of the process without assigning any reason thereof.

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