GIC Assistant Manager Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

GIC Assistant Manager Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

GIC Assistant Manager Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 is released along with official notification of GIC recruitment 2021 for Assistant Manager (Scale- I) officer. Thus, a clear idea of the exam pattern and syllabus of the GIC Assistant Manager is necessary if you want to prepare for the exam from the basics. There are two phases in GIC Assistant Manager Recruitment which are Online Written Test and Group Discussion & Personal Interview. In the article, we’ve shared the detailed GIC Assistant Manager syllabus which covers all topics of Quantitative Aptitude, English, Reasoning, Computer Literacy, General Awareness, and Descriptive Test section.

GIC Assistant Manager Exam Pattern for Specialist Stream

The candidates will be finally selected on the basis of performance in the Online Test and in Group Discussion and interview. The total marks for Written Test, Group Discussion and Interview will be 200. GIC Assistant Manager Online written exam is divided into three parts which are given as follows –

  • Part A – Objective Test
  • Part B – Objective Test
  • Part C – Descriptive Test

The detail of the parts mentioned above is given as under –

Online Written Test for Specialist Stream Candidates

Subjects Max. Marks Number of Questions
PART A (Objective) Technical & Professional Knowledge Test in the relevant discipline 40 40
PART B (Objective) Test of Reasoning 20 20
Test of English Language 25 25
Test of General Awareness 20 20
Test of Numerical Ability & Computer Literacy 15 15
Part C (Descriptive) Test in the English Language – Essay, precise and Comprehension 30 03
150 123

GIC Assistant Manager Exam Pattern for General Stream

GIC Assistant Manager Exam Pattern for General Stream

Subjects Max. Marks Number of Questions
PART A (Objective) Higher-Order Reasoning Ability/Critical Thinking 40 40
PART B (Objective) Test of Reasoning 20 20
Test of English Language with special emphasis on grammar and vocabulary. 25 25
Test of General Awareness 20 20
Test of Numerical Ability & Computer Literacy 15 15
Part C (Descriptive) Test in the English Language – Essay, precise and Comprehension 30 03
150 123

Important Points :

1)There is negative marking for wrong answers marked by the candidates in objective tests. For every wrong answer marked, 0.25 marks of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted.

2) Minimum qualifying marks in the online test are 60% for General & OBC and 50% for SC /ST.

3) Candidates shortlisted at the end of phase I will be called for group discussion and interview.

4) Minimum qualifying marks for the overall selection process (online test, GD and Interview) – 60% for General & OBC and 50% for SC /ST.

GIC Assistant Manager Syllabus 2021

The detailed subject-wise syllabus for GIC Assistant Manager 2021 exam is given below for your reference. Prepare thoroughly with the latest GIC Assistant Manager syllabus here.

Higher-Order Reasoning Ability/Critical Thinking

In this section, questions can be asked from the following topics –

  • Statement & Conclusion,
  • Statement & course of action,
  • Statement & Arguments,
  • Cause & effect,
  • Arguments & Assumption,
  • Assertion-Reason,
  • Decision Making.

GIC Assistant Manager Reasoning Ability Syllabus

Topic Description
Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Type: Unidirectional & Bi-directional problems on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal tables & can be combined with Blood Relations or Double Line up type problem
Linear Sitting Arrangement
  • Type: Single or Double rows facing each other/opposite in the same or different direction.
  • Type: 2-3 statements & conclusions on logical argument, that are asserted or assumed to be true.
Coding & Decoding
  • Type: Coding by Letter Shifting/Analogy/Fictitious Language/Word.
  • Type: one statement is followed by some conclusions, which is to be decoded.
  • Type: Puzzles based on Floor & etc. need to be arranged by different parameters.
  • Type: Questions are based on logics.
  • Type: Questions based on blood relation, distance & direction, ordering & ranking, Alphanumeric series etc.

GIC Assistant Manager English Language Syllabus

Topic  Description
Reading Comprehension
  • Type: 1 or 2 passages along with questions with/without antonyms and synonyms.
Cloze Test
  • Type: Fill the words in the blanks according to the context of the passage.
Error Spotting
  • Type:  To spot the grammatical errors in the sentences.
Para Jumbles
  • Type: Questions based on rearranging the jumbled sentences of paragraphs.
Sentence Connector
  • Type: To complete the missing phrases from the paragraph.
Fill Ups
  • Type: To complete the missing word in the sentences which are usually based on vocab/grammar.
Sentence Correction
  • Type: The candidates are required to correct the given sentence grammatically and idiomatically.
Idioms, phrases and phrasal verbs
  • Type: The meaning of the phrase/idiom can be asked directly/indirectly.

GIC Assistant Manager Quantitative Aptitude and Computer Literacy Syllabus

Topics  Description
  • Type: Questions based on BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages etc.
Number Series
  • Type: Complete the pattern of the series/identifies the incorrect term etc.
Quadratic Equations
  • Type: One has to solve a polynomial equation in a single variable.
Data Interpretation
  • Type: Questions are based on Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Miscellaneous Infographics, Missing Data Type Caselets.
Arithmetic (Miscellaneous)
  • Type: Questions are based on average, Percentage, Speed Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Ratio & Proportion, Boat & Stream, Probability, Permutation & Combination, etc.
Data Sufficiency
  • Type: DS questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations.
Mathematical Inequality
  • Type: Relationship between quantity 1& 2 are supposed to be found out.

Computer Literacy Syllabus

In computer literacy, the questions can be asked from the following topics –

Computer literacy will check the candidates’ knowledge of computer basics. The questions can be solved easily if you are aware of the basic concepts of the computer, Microsoft Office and the internet. Following topics can be asked –

  • Components of the computer system
  • Hardware and software
  • Input, output and storage
  • Internet and world wide web
  • Network and communication
  • Database Management System
  • Information Management
  • Computer Security

GIC Assistant Manager General Awareness Syllabus

Topic  Description
Banking & Finance Type: Questions based on banking, insurance & financial Terminology, current insurance affairs, banking Affairs, economic awareness static banking Awareness & static insurance awareness
Current Affairs Type: Questions based on current events.Schemes related to the insurance and banking sector
Static GK Type: Questions based on capital & currency, important dates, organisations, arts & cultures etc.

GIC Assistant Manager Descriptive Syllabus 2021

The descriptive test in GIC Assistant Manager Exam 2021 consists of 3 topics, which are Essay, comprehension and precise. A composite time of 60 minutes will be given to complete the descriptive test.


In the essay writing question, a word limit for the essay will be provided. The candidate should introduce the given topic in the first paragraph. Describe the background of the topic that why it is a noticeable issue in this paragraph. Write in detail about the issue in the second paragraph. Try to elaborate your thoughts on the topic with good examples in the second paragraph. In the third and the last paragraph, summarize the issue along with concluding it.


Precis writing consists of a paragraph. The students are required to write a summary of the given paragraph. Understand the important points mentioned in the paragraph and summarize them accordingly. The actual essence of the paragraph should not change while summarizing it. The candidates should try to write the Precise (Summary) which is 1/3rd of the length of the given passage.


In the comprehension question, a passage will be provided. There will be some questions based on the passage. The candidates will be asked to write the answers to the questions in their own language.