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NICL AO Exam - Worst Exam Administration

NICL is known for bad exam administration, this fact was proved in last last exam when question paper was leaked in Patna centre. In Ludhiana centre candidates were using their cell phones as I revealed in my previous post my exam experience.

I thought this time NICL will learn a lesson from their previous mistakes but they proved that they are not here to learn from mistakes. I appeared for NICL AO in Ludhiana. Examination centre was 3 kilometers away from my home and I never heard for that school, just how difficult it was for candidates who were coming from another cities. It was "Gyan Vidya Mandir - Ludhiana", I am unable to find this school in Google Maps. I was shocked to see that this kind of schools still exist in Ludhiana. Although I am not convent educated and went to a Government School (PAU Ludhiana), but I find Government schools much better than this school. This school was looking like a poultry farm just leave it as it's not my agenda here.

Strange things I noticed

Wrong questions and options

There were at least 10 wrong questions and answers in the exams. I still remember a simple equation, answer was quite clear but it was not in options. I thought its my mistake but after 5 minutes a candidate raised this problem to invigilator and then many other raised same problem. Invigilator clarified that many other candidates faced the same problem in the morning session and the coordinator will fix this issue.

Here comes the coordinator, a dashing gentleman in his late 40's, but his clarification was not so dashing. He said mark any answer and you will get marks if you attempt the question. It was a good news for all but after few minutes I found there were 10 wrong questions. Should mark answers for all of them ?

Exam was really very easy but I was confused whether to mark answers for wrong answers or not.

School kids were serving water

While in the exam I noticed a strange thing, school didn't have any staff. School kids were serving water, providing answer sheets, tea and all that stuff. NICL authorities standing knew all the facts but they acted as "Three Monkeys of Gandhiji". I felt ashamed to see all that stuff but I was helpless. It was Sunday and many students were in the schools. Don't you think NICL authorities could add a clause "No student of the school should be present in the school on exam day". I don't think school authorities would have any issue to follow this clause but NICL authorities don't want to take any responsibility.

Suggestions for NICL 

  • Proofread the question papers twice.
  • You should conduct online examination instead of offline mode. Cost of making an application is less than INR 3 lac and I think you have collected much more than that.
  • Don't try to save money while choosing examination centres as it costs a lot to candidates
I am going to mail this post to all NICL examination governing board members but I don't they are going to make any reply. As they already know that they are committing lots of mistakes while conducting the exam. 
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  1. Agree !!! Yes there were many mistakes, in AO generalist examination paper i found 4 question incorrect , i left these questions without marking , reason how i suppose to answer wrong if i know right answer, as well as my thinking goes , one should get marks for all wrong questions , whether he attempts or does not ....

    Ashish Tiwari

  2. Dear friend, my exam on 22 Dec...please suggest me...if I found any wrong question in the exam, then what should I do. ...

  3. I can understand as last time I gave exam at Gyan vidya mandir.
    This time it was at 'Chander Model high school' in Ludhiana. Few students were not even given those small desks instead they were provided with stools and were given card boards to write exam.
    How will the wrong questions marked ????

  4. NICL.........again worst administrator for conducting examinations....many questions were wrong...Ashish..agreed how anybody is supposed to answer those wrong was not any truth or dare was bloody AO examination..Time management was poor..paper was distributed late but collected early...really frustrating

  5. plz post some GA question with ans and what type of question in resaon,apti-trigo,mansuration is there? what abt Descriptive part plz guide us abt exam (instead of all this we all know this but kya kare sir hum kuch nahi ker sakthe bas exam aacha denge)plz give a look on this exam ....plz reply soon

  6. I agree with you sir. I also appeared for the exam in DAV college, Dehradun. There were no proper toilets, No one cared about what was written in the walls and black board (some vulgarity was prominent in the board). After an hour the only lady invigilator also went outside the classroom to have the warmth of the sun along with other lady invigilators of nearby classroom. At 9:15 someone came to put a bulb in our room, I am so thankful for that coz it was so dark in there. One person was also using his cell phone(not for cheating bt he was talking to his friend about something else). I had prepared well for this exam but left hope and was seriously disheartened by seeing what NICL has done even in the re exam... Really very shameful. I have decided not to appear for NICL exams in near future. IBPS is far far better. I have qualified both PO and RRB scale 1 from Uttarakhand general category.

  7. Sir, please tell all the essay topics.

  8. i wrote the NICL exam which was cancelled by travelling for almost 30 kms some were in the outskirts of bangalore. i did not attend the re-exam which was on the last sunday because it was on the same day that i had my ibps clerical exam. when NICLscheduled the re exam they should have atleast checked if der wer any other public sector organisations' exam.. i m sure most students wuld hav faced the same issue..

    1. many faced the same issue as there was Punjab FCI exam on same day

  9. i wrote the NICL exam which was cancelled by travelling for almost 30 kms some were in the outskirts of bangalore. i couldn't appear for the re exam coz i had my ibps clerical exam on the same day. NICL should hav atleast checked if there was any other recruitment exams on the same day.

  10. Thanks for this post ramandeep. I was almost 90% sure that i would not appear for NICL re-exam as I had also faced the same problem last time and had met some worthless people who had declared it on "danke ki chot" that they had "jugaad" upto interview level. Seeing the admin of NICL we have every reason to believe these hooligans. Now, i am 100% sure of not going for it again. Anyways i have cleared ibps po3, so better concentrate on the interview now.


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