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NICL AO 2017 - Selection Procedure

8.Selection Procedure

A)The selection procedure comprises of the following-

Phase-I : Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 60 minutes duration consisting of 3 sections as follows :

Candidates have to qualify in each test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Company. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Company (approximately 15 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

Phase – II : Main Examination

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 Marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

(i)Objective Test : The Objective Test of 2 hours duration consists of 5 sections for total 200 Marks :

(ii)Descriptive Test : the Descriptive Test of 30 Minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Essay, Precis and Comprehension). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through on line mode.

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score for each section of objective test separately for short listing for the Descriptive Test evaluation/Interview i.e. Descriptive answer script would be evaluated only in respect of those candidates who qualify the objective test. There will also be a separate cut-off marks for the Descriptive Test.

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum total score (to be decided by the Company according to number of vacancies) in the objective test(Main Examination) and qualify in the descriptive test for short listing for the Interview.

A candidate shall be required to qualify in the descriptive test, but the marks in the descriptive test will not be counted towards short listing for interview or final selection.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main Examination)

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. 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. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

The Company reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its website.

Candidates will be shortlisted for Interview on the basis of overall marks scored in Main Examination after evaluation as above.

Note: All the questions will be objective type with alternative choices out of which one will be correct answer. The candidate has to select the correct answer and “mouse click” that alternative which he or she feels correct. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidates. The objective test except on “English Language” will be bilingual (in English and in Hindi). For each wrong answer marked ¼ of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at the corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question. The alternative/option that is clicked on will be highlighted and will be treated as answered to that question.

The Descriptive English Test will be conducted only through online mode. Questions will be displayed on the screen of the computer. Answers are to be typed using the keyboard. Before start of typing answers to questions in Descriptive Paper please check all key functions of the keyboard. The Candidates will get 30 minutes to answer the questions.

Candidates will have to appear for the online examination at their own expenses.

Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the online examination without the following documents ( All Documents are compulsory) :

(1) Valid Call Letter for the respective date and session of Examination

(2) Photo-identity proof (as specified below) in original bearing exactly the same name and other information as it appears on the call letter/application form

(3) Photocopy of the above photo-identity proof

(4) E-Aadhar Card