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NIACL AO Instructions is a comprehensive guide pertaining to various aspects of the NIACL AO Test day and Test Centers of the Online examinations. Candidates are strongly advised to read the instructions carefully to get acquainted with all the elements of the NIACL AO Recruitment process.

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a) The possibility for occurrence of some problem(s) 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 other centres or conducting another examination if considered necessary. Decision of the Company in this regard shall be final. Candidates not willing to accept such change shall lose their candidature for this exam.
b) Decision of the Company in all matters relating to recruitment will be final and binding on the candidates. No correspondence or personal enquiries shall be entertained in this regard.
c) If 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 are required if the nodes capacity is less or some technical disruption takes place at any centre or for any candidate.
d) The responses (answers) of individual candidates will be analyzed & compared with those of other candidates to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers. If in the analytical procedure adopted 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.
e) Instances of 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 affect.
f) 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.
g) 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.
h) 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.
i) Applicants are advised to register online themselves and to keep their e-mail id active during the recruitment exercise. The candidates should give their mobile number in the application form for SMS service from the company. Please note that the e-mail id and mobile numbers are to be kept active during the exercise.
j) The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of Online Tests & Interview. 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.
k) Admission to Online Tests will be purely provisional without verification of age/ qualification/ category (SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwBD/ XS) etc. of the candidates with reference to documents.
l) Documents relating to Age/ Qualification/ Category etc. will have to be submitted at the time of Interview by the candidates called for Interview. Caste certificate accompanied with caste validity certificate (wherever applicable) must be submitted 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 recognised as SC/ ST/OBC and the village/ town the candidate is originally a resident of.
m) At any stage if falsification of caste certificate is noticed, the candidature will stand cancelled automatically.
n) Candidates serving in Government/ Quasi Government Offices, Public Sector undertakings including Nationalised Banks and financial institutions will be required to submit ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their employer at the time of Interview, 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 (Govt/ Public sector/ Private) at the time of joining the company, WITHOUT WHICH THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN.
o) The candidates will have to appear for the tests at their own cost. Candidates called for INTERVIEW are entitled to sleeper class to & fro railway fare/bus fare by shortest route, from their place of residence, on production of evidence of travel (Rail/ bus ticket/ receipt etc.)
p) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their being found medically fit as per the requirements of the Company. Such appointment will also be subject to the service and conduct rules of the Company.
q) Decisions of the Company in all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of online examinations, other tests, interview and selection would be final and binding on all candidates. No representation or correspondence will be entertained by the Company in this regard.
r) The Company reserves the right to transfer any candidate anywhere in India even before the expiry of 5 year period at the initial place of posting.
s) Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and/ or an application in responses thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai. Courts/ Tribunals/ Forums at Mumbai only shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any cause/ dispute.
t) Selected candidates will be governed by the terms and conditions of the Service Regulations of the Company in force.
u) 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 the following:
    i) 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.
    ii) 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 for safekeeping will be available.

v) Candidate’s admission to the test/Interview is strictly provisional. The mere fact that the call letter has been issued to the candidate does not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the Company.
w) The Company reserves the right to cancel the above Recruitment Exercise at any stage of the process without assigning any reason thereof.
x) 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 of the 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.
Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered with or fabricated and should not suppress any material information while submitting an online application.
At the time of online examinations, Interview or in a subsequent selection procedure, if a candidate is (or has been) found guilty of -
  • Using unfair means or

  • Impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or

  • Misbehaving in the examination hall or disclosing, publishing, reproducing, transmitting, storing or facilitating transmission and storage of contents of the testis) or any information therein in whole or part thereof in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronically or mechanically for any purpose or

  • Resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/her candidature or

  • Obtaining support for his/her candidature by any unfair means or

  • Carrying mobile phones or similar electronic devices of communication in the examination hall, such a candidate may in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable:
    i. To be disqualified from the examination for which he/she is a candidate.
    ii. To be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from any examination conducted by The New India Assurance Co. Ltd.
    iii. For termination of service, if he/ she has already joined The New India Assurance Co. Ltd.
i. Guidelines for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities using a Scribe
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination (Preliminary and Main). In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
  • The candidate will have to arrange his / her own scribe at his/ her own cost.

  • The qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate.

  • The scribe may be from any academic stream for Generalist discipline. For Specialist discipline, the scribe should be from an academic stream different to the respective specialist stream.

  • Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe. Further in case it later transpires that he/ she did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the examination.

  • Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of the examination.

  • The same scribe cannot be used by more than one candidate. The scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the online examination. If violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process, candidature of both the candidate and the scribe will be cancelled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the examination should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favourably entertained.

  • The scribe should not be a candidate for this process. In case it is found at any stage, that the scribe has also appeared for the same exam in a different session, the candidature of both the scribe and the candidate will be cancelled.

  • The Scribe should not be a current employee of The New India Assurance Co Ltd.

  • Only candidates registered for compensatory time will be allowed such concessions since compensatory time given to candidates shall be system based, it shall not be possible for the test conducting agency to allow such time if he/ she is not registered for the same. Candidates not registered for compensatory time shall not be allowed such concessions.

ii. Guidelines for candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy:
    A Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).

iii. Guidelines for Visually Impaired candidates:
  • Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination.

  • The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.

iv. Guidelines for Candidates with Intellectual Disability (ID):
    A Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour of examination, either availing the services of a scribe or not, shall be permitted to the candidates with more than 40% Intellectual Disability (autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness).

These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.
Special Instructions for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwBD
a) Caste Certificate in respect of SC/ST candidates is to be obtained from the following Authorities:
    i) District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ First Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner (Not below the rank of First Class Stipendiary Magistrate).
    ii) Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate.
    iii) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
    iv) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/ or his family normally resides.
    v) In so far as the Scheduled Tribes communities of Tamil Nadu is concerned, the Certificate given by the Revenue Divisional Officer instead of Tehsildar would only be accepted.

b) Candidates seeking reservation as OBC are required to submit a certificate regarding his/her “OBC Status & Non-Creamy Layer Status” issued by an authority mentioned in DOPT OM No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 15/11/1993, as amended from time to time. Certificate should contain the “Non Creamy Layer Clause” in line with Column 3 of the Schedule to the DoPT OM No.36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 08/09/1993 (as amended from time to time). The certificate should be based on the income for the preceding three financial years i.e., FY 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 (and should have been issued after 31.03.2018). Without this the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the interview. Such candidates should also submit a declaration in addition to certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the following format:
“I, ______ son/daughter of Shri ______ resident of Village/ town/ city ______ District ______ State ______ hereby declare that I belong to the ______ community which is recognised as a backward class by the Government of India for the purpose of reservation in services as per rules contained in Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No.36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 08/09/1993, as amended from time to time. It is also declared that I do not belong to persons/ sections/ sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule to the above referred Office Memorandum dated 8-9-1993, as amended from time to time.”
Caste Name mentioned in certificate should tally letter by letter with Central Government list/ notification. Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer and/ or if their caste does not find place in the Central List are not entitled to OBC reservation.
c) For Persons with Benchmark Disabilities: Authorized certifying authority will be the Medical Board at the District level consisting of Chief Medical Officer, Sub-Divisional Medical Officer in the District and an Orthopaedic/ Ophthalmic/ ENT Surgeon.
d) Please refer to Annexure for the prescribed formats of (SC, ST, OBC, PwBD, EX-Servicemen) certificates to be submitted at the time of interview etc. Candidates belonging to these categories are required to produce the certificates strictly in these formats only.