UIIC AO 2016 exam analysis and last minute tips 2016

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United India Insurance Company Limited Exam (for Generalist) – 2016 Analysis

United India Insurance Company Exam, 2016 was conducted on June 12, 2016. The paper was divided into two parts – objective and descriptive. A total of 120 questions had to be answered in 120 mins in the objective paper. Each question was followed by 5 options. An incorrect answer will reduce a candidate’s score by ¼ of the marks allotted to the question. In the descriptive paper, a student was required to write a letter and an essay on any one of the given topics.

The detailed breakdown of the objective paper is as under:

SectionNo. of QuestionsLevel of DifficultyGood AttemptGood ScoreApproximate Time Taken (In Minutes)
Reasoning

50

Moderate – Difficult

35-38

32-34

35

English Language

40

Easy – Moderate

35-36

30-32

20

Quantitative Aptitude

50

Moderate – Difficult

35-36

32-34

45

General Awareness (with special reference to Financial Sector)

40

Moderate

20-24

16-17

15

Computer Literacy

20

Moderate

10-14

10-11

5

Total

200

Moderate

135-148

 120-128

120

 

Reasoning

This section saw a mix of questions from varied topics. One particular set on Arrangement was quite difficult and a student should have left the set. The section was pretty lengthy and students would have found it difficult to complete the section in 30 minutes.

The detailed breakdown of the section is as follows:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Input – Output

5

Moderate

Direction

2

Easy

Statement Argument

1

Moderate

Arrangement

14 (5+5+4)

Moderate – Difficult

Statement Conclusion

5

Moderate

Inequalities

6

Moderate

CR

3

Moderate – Difficult

Blood Relations

1

Easy

Coding – Decoding

5

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

3

Moderate

Syllogisms

5

Easy

 

English Language

The section was primarily designed to check students’ knowledge of grammar. Questions on Error Spotting required students to pay close attention to the sentences. Sentence Improvement questions were pretty easy; a student should have easily attempted all the sentence improvement questions. The Reading Comprehension passage was followed by a mix of direct, indirect and vocabulary based questions.

The detailed breakdown of the section is as follows:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Para Jumble

5

Moderate

Error Spotting

10

Moderate – Difficult

Sentence Improvement

5

Easy

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate

Cloze Test

10

Easy – Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

The section was dominated by questions based on Data Interpretation. These questions were a little time consuming. The other questions were based on Time, Speed, Distance, Sequence, Mixtures & Allegations, Data Sufficiency, Algebra, Average, etc.

The detailed breakdown of the section is as follows:

Topic Number of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Time, Speed and Distance1Easy
Boats and Streams2Moderate
Data Interpretation12 (6+6)Moderate – Difficult
Data Sufficiency5Easy – Moderate
Profit and Loss2Moderate
Algebra6Easy – Moderate
Average1Easy
Sequence6Moderate – Distance
Work, Time and Force1Moderate
Partnership1Easy
Simple Interest / Compound Interest1Moderate
Percentage2Moderate
Ages1Moderate
Geometry3Moderate – Difficult
Number Series4Moderate – Difficult
Ratio2Easy – Moderate

 

General Awareness

This section saw a mix of questions from static GK and current GK. A majority of the questions were related to financial sector. A few questions on scientific research and insurance were also covered in this section.

Computer Literacy

The section was devised to test the students’ computer knowledge. Questions were based on computer applications, keyboard function keys, operating system, application software, internet, computer languages, etc.

Descriptive Test

In the Descriptive Paper, students had to attempt two questions in 30 minutes. In the first question, the students were required to write an essay. In the second question, the students were required to write a letter. For both the questions, students were given three choices. The topics of the essay and the letter were related to insurance.

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All the Best!
Team CL

 

UIIC AO 2016 exam will be conducted on June 12, 2016. With just one day left for the exam, you all must be feeling jittery. Don’t fret, here are a few last minute tips to guide your way through UIIC AO exam.

UIIC AO Objective Examination: Given below is a table highlighting the exam pattern.

Composite time: 120 minutes

SectionNo. of questionsMaximum marks
Reasoning Ability5050
English Language4040
Quantitative Aptitude5050
General Awareness4040
Computer Knowledge2020
Total200200

The objective test except test on “English Language” will be bilingual. For each wrong answer, one fourth of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted from those obtained.

UIIC AO Descriptive Examination: Immediately after the objective test, a descriptive test will be administered. This section consists of two writing tasks, viz. letter and essay writing, to be completed in 30 minutes.

Last minute tips for UIIC AO exam

Reasoning Ability 

  • Select the questions you are most comfortable with.
  • Skip time consuming questions.
  • Questions based on Blood Relations and Puzzles might be lengthy to read. But don’t skip all of them, go through them and if you think you can solve them quickly, go ahead with them.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • You need to dedicate 30% of your total time towards QA section.
  • Avoid calculation intensive questions. Try to pick up questions which require lesser time to solve.
  • Don’t do guess work. This might reduce your score, if it goes wrong.

English Language

  • Solve Cloze Test first. It consumes lesser time and it’s easier to solve.
  • Attempt RC based questions only if you have extra time. Sometimes, RC might be long and difficult to comprehend.

General Awareness 

  • Go through basic insurance terms.
  • Read current affairs of last six months.
  • Attempt this section first. It can fetch you more marks in lesser time. Avoid any sort of guess work.

Descriptive Exam: While writing letter and essay answers, stick to the word limit and ensure that all key points are incorporated in it. Remember, the format of the letter carries significant weightage.

Stay confident and calm during the exam. Give your best performance.

Wishing you all the best

Team CL

 

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