The New India Assurance Company Ltd selection procedure

Selection Procedure 

Phase-I: 

Preliminary Examination Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This would consist of 3 sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:



Candidates have to qualify in each test/section 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 2.5 hours’ duration will be as follows. There will be separate timing for every section.



(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes’ duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing-10marks & Essay-20 marks). 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. Descriptive answer script would be evaluated only in respect of those candidates who qualify the objective test. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut offs will be decided for Descriptive paper evaluation. 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. Qualifying marks in the descriptive test shall be as follows: 15/30 (13.5/30 for SC, ST and PwBD).

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. 

Phase – III: Interview Candidates who have been shortlisted at the end of Phase-II will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Company. Interview will be conducted at select centres. The weightage (ratio) of online Examination and Interview will be 75:25 respectively. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from company’s website. Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained. However, the company reserves the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview or hold supplementary process for particular date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any. Final selection Final selection would be based on consolidated marks of main examination (objective test) & Interview. The final merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the consolidated marks secured by the candidates. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment. The selected candidates may be appointed in more than one batch as per the discretion of the Management. The seniority of the selected candidates will be as per the merit / select list. A Waiting List of candidates not exceeding 50% of the number of vacancies 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. 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. The candidates are advised to ensure that they fulfill the requirements of age and qualification (as on respective crucial dates mentioned earlier) before they apply. If a candidate is found ineligible, his/her candidature will be cancelled at any stage of recruitment. 

Appearing in the ONLINE EXAMINATION(S) & INTERVIEW will not automatically confer any right of being selected for the said post. 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-identity proof (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*) 

*IDENTITY VERIFICATION In the examination hall as well as at the time of interview, the call letter along with the original and a photocopy of the candidate’s currently valid photo identity such as PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer on official letterhead/ Photo identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead/ valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognized college/ university/ Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity card with photograph should be submitted to the invigilator and the original shall be produced for verification. The candidate’s identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the call letter, in the Attendance List and requisite documents submitted. If identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Examination. Ration card and Learner’s Driving license are not valid id proof for this process. 

Note: Candidates have to produce, in original, the photo identity proof and submit photocopy of the same along with Examination call letter as well as the Interview Call Letter while attending the examination/ interview, without which they will not be allowed to appear for the examination/ interview. Candidates must note that the name as appearing on the call letter (provided during the process of registration) should exactly match the name as appearing on the photo identity proof. Female candidates who have changed first/last/middle name post marriage must take special note of this. If there is any mismatch between the name indicated in the Call Letter and Photo Identity Proof the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the examination. Candidates reporting late i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for Examination will not be permitted to take the examination. The reporting time mentioned on the call letter is prior to the start time of the test(s). Though the duration of the examination is 1 hour for Phase-I & 2 ½ hours for Phase-II, candidates may be required to be at the venue for a longer duration for completion of various formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite data/documents, logging in, giving of instructions, etc. 

BIOMETRIC DATA – Capturing and Verification It has been decided to capture the biometric data (left thumb impression or otherwise) and the photograph of the candidates on the day of the Main Examination (Phase-II) for the candidates who qualify after the preliminary examinations (Phase-I) and appear for the main examination (Phase-II). The biometric data and photograph will be verified on two occasions - On the day of interview of qualifying candidates and at the time of joining of provisionally selected candidates. Decision of the Biometric data verification authority with regard to its status (matched or mismatched) shall be final and binding upon the candidates. 

Candidates are requested to take care of the following points in order to ensure a smooth process 

 If fingers are coated (stamped ink/mehndi/coloured...etc), ensure to thoroughly wash them so that coating is completely removed before the exam / interview / joining day 

 If fingers are dirty or dusty, ensure to wash them and dry them before the finger print (biometric) is captured 

 Ensure fingers of both hands are dry. If fingers are moist, wipe each finger to dry them 

 If the primary finger (left thumb) to be captured is injured /damaged, immediately notify the concerned authority in the test centre. In such cases impression of other fingers, toes etc may be captured 6 Social Distancing Mode conduct of Exam Related Instructions Different reporting times will be printed for different sets of candidates. 

Candidate must report much before the Reporting time to avoid crowding. 

1. Candidate is required to report at the exam venue strictly as per the time slot mentioned in the admit card AND/OR informed via SMS/Mail on their registered mobile number/mail prior to exam date. It is expected that candidate strictly adhere to this time slot – as entry into the exam venue will be provided based upon the individual’s time slot ONLY. Candidates should report at least 15 minutes before the Reporting time indicated on the call Letter. 

2. Mapping of ‘Candidate Roll Number and the Lab Number’ will NOT be displayed outside the exam venue, but the same will be intimated to the candidates individually at the time of entry of the candidate to the exam venue and post their Admit Card/ Call Letter and ID verification. 

3. Items permitted into the venue for Candidates Candidates will be permitted to carry only certain items with them into the venue. 

a) Mask (WEARING A N95 MASK is COMPULSORY) 

b) Gloves 

c) Personal transparent water bottle 

d) Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml) 

e) A simple pen 

f) Exam related documents (Call Letter/Admit Card, ID card in Original, Photocopy of ID Card, etc) 

g) Call Letter/Admit Card should be brought with the Photocopy of the Photo ID stapled with it. Original ID (same as Photocopy) is also to be brought for verification. The name on the ID and on the Call Letter/Admit Card should be exactly the same. 

h) In case of Scribe Candidates – Scribe form duly filled and signed with Photograph affixed. No other Items are permitted inside the venue.

 4. Candidate should not share any of their personal belonging/material with anyone 5. Candidate should maintain safe social distance with one another. 

6. Candidate should stand in the row as per the instructions provided at venue. 

7. If candidate is availing the scribe, then scribe also should bring their own Gloves, N95 Mask, sanitizer (50ml) and water bottle. Wearing a mask is compulsory. Both candidate and Scribe will require to be wearing N95 Mask. 

8. A Candidate must have Aarogya Setu App installed on his mobile phone. The Aarogya Setu status must show candidate’s risk factor. A candidate will have to display this status to the Security Guard at the entry into the exam venue. In case a candidate does not have a smart phone, he/she will have to bring in a signed declaration to this effect (self- declaration form provided in Annexure) and show the same to the Security Guard at the entry into the exam venue. Candidates with Moderate or High Risk Status on Aarogya Setu will not be allowed entry. In case any of the responses in declaration suggest COVID 19 infection/symptoms, the candidate will not be permitted inside the exam venue. [This instruction is also applicable to the scribe brought by the candidate] 

9. After Aarogya Setu status display at the entry gate, candidates will be required to switch off their mobile phones, and deposit it at the designated location, to be collected while exiting 

10. All candidates will be checked with Thermo-guns at the entry point for temperature. In case, any person is observed to be having above normal temperature (> 99.14° F) or displaying any symptoms of the virus, they will not be allowed entry into the venue 

11. Candidate registration: 

a. Candidate registration will be done through photo capture. 

b. Photograph will be taken while candidate is standing. 

c. Seat number will be given to the candidate. 

12. Rough sheet call letter and ID proof management 

 Rough sheet(s) kept at each candidate desk will be used by candidate. No additional sheets will be provided during the exam. 

 Candidate must follow the instructions related to dropping the call letter with the ID proof copy in the boxes provided at the exit of lab/venue while leaving or at the designated place. Those candidates who avail the services of Scribe should submit Scribe form also along with the Call Letter and ID proof copy 

 Candidate must drop the rough sheets in the boxes provided at the exit of lab/venue while leaving. The drop box for the rough sheets will be different from that of Call Letter box. Specific instructions will be displayed at the Venue. 

13. Post Examination Controls On completion of a shift, the candidates should move out in an orderly manner without crowding as instructed by the venue staff. (Some more instructions related to exam may be added or modified depending on the situation during the scheduled date of exam) 

LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW (AS APPLICABLE): The following documents in original and self attested photocopies in support of the candidate’s eligibility and identity are to be invariably submitted at the time of interview failing which the candidate may not be permitted to appear for the interview. 

Non submission of requisite documents by the candidate at the time of interview will debar his candidature from further participation in the recruitment process.

 i) Printout of the valid Interview Call Letter

 ii) Valid system generated printout of the online application form registered for the online examination 

iii) Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB) 

iv) Photo Identify Proof as indicated in 

*IDENTITY VERIFICATION section of the advertisement 

v) Mark-sheets & certificates for Std X, XII, Graduation and Post-Graduation (if any) or equivalent qualification(s) etc. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 30.09.2021 has to be submitted. Where CGPA / OGPA are awarded, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms 

vi) Caste Certificate, along with caste validity certificate (wherever applicable), issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format as 7 stipulated by Government of India in the case of SC / ST / OBC category candidates. In case of candidates belonging to OBC category, certificate should specifically contain a clause that the candidate does not belong to creamy layer section excluded from the benefits of reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil posts & services under Government of India. OBC caste certificate containing the Non-creamy layer clause should be valid as on the date of online registration as given in point no. 13(b) of this advertisement. 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. They should indicate their category as General in the online application form. 

vii) Disability certificate in prescribed format issued by the authorized certifying authority in case of Persons with Benchmark Disability category. 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 or any person designated as certifying authority by appropriate government. If the candidate has used the services of a Scribe at the time of online examinations- the duly filled in details of the scribe in the prescribed format as available in our website. 

viii) An Ex-serviceman candidate has to produce a copy of the Service or Discharge book along with pension payment order and documentary proof of rank last / presently held (substantive as well as acting) at the time of interview. Those who are still in defence service should submit a certificate from a competent authority that they will be relieved from defence services, on or before 31.03.2022.

 ix) Income and Asset Certificate issued by any one of the Authorities as notified by the Government of India in the prescribed format in the case of EWS category candidates. 

x) Candidates serving in Government / Quasi Govt. offices/ Public Sector Undertakings (including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions) are required to produce a “No Objection certificate” from their employer at the time of interview, in the absence of which their candidature will not be considered and travelling expenses, if any, otherwise admissible, will not be paid. 

xi) Experience certificates, if any 

xii) Persons falling in categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) of Nationality criteria should produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. Of India 

xiii) Any other relevant documents in support of eligibility 

Note: Candidate will not be allowed to appear for the interview if he/ she fails to produce the relevant eligibility documents as mentioned above 

9. Application Fee (Non-Refundable) Payable on-line from 01.09.2021 to 21.09.2021 (both dates inclusive) SC/ ST / PwBD Rs. 100/- (Intimation charge only) All candidates other than SC/ ST / PwBD Rs. 750/- (Application fee including intimation charges) 

*The transaction charge, if applicable, is to be borne by the candidate. Fee/ Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held reserve for any other examination or selection. 

10. (a) Examination Centers: 

 The examination will be conducted online in venues given in the respective call letters. 

 No request for change of centre/venue/date/session for Examination shall be entertained. 

 Company, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc. 

 Company also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for. 

 Candidate will appear for the examination(s) at Examination Centre(s) at his/her own risks and expenses and Company will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature. 

 Tentative lists of centres for Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) & Main Examination (Phase-II) are given below Centre and dates of Examinations are liable to be changed at the Company’s discretion. In the event of cancellation of Examinations at any centre, the Company may at its discretion allot an alternative centre to the candidates concerned. Separate call letters will be issued for Phase-I & Phase-II examinations and should be downloaded by the candidates from the link provided in the Company’s website i.e. www.newindia.co.in. at appropriate time. Candidates will not be admitted to the examinations without the Call Letters.

for more details visit the official website and notification 

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