LIC AAO Exam 2022: Exam Dates and Vacancies

LIC AAO is an exam conducted by the Life Insurance Corporation of India. Life Insurance Corporation is the largest insurance company in India. LIC is considered to be the dominant life insurer in the Indian insurance sector and is moving fast, surpassing its records. Life Insurance Corporation conducts various exams each year for different posts, and the past many years has managed to attract lakhs of candidates to opt for a job opportunity in the insurance sector.

The notification and registration for the LIC AAO 2022 test will be made soon. A notice regarding the recruitment of Assistant Administrative Officers (AAO)/ Assistants in the organisation had been published by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). According to the company’s notification, it will announce the LIC AAO/Assistant recruiting whenever it sees fit. 

The last notification released was LIC AAO Notification 2020 which was released for Specialist Officers on February 25, 2020. A total of 168 vacancies were released for the post of LIC AAO (Specialist) and 50 vacancies for LIC Assistant Engineers. There was a slight change in the LIC AAO exam pattern as well, which candidates can check further below in this article.

The LIC has set August 2022 as the period for the publication of the LIC AAO Recruitment Notification. LIC AAO notification will mention the eligibility conditions, the number of vacancies, application dates, syllabus, exam pattern and the rules and regulations that will govern the conduct of the exam. Since, the new LIC AAO Notification is not yet released, candidates can download the LIC AAO (Specialist) Notification 2020-21, for their reference:

LIC AAO (Specialist) Notification 2020-21:-Download PDF Here

The records show that LIC AAO examination is not an annual procedure and LIC holds the recruitment as per the requirement of the Organization. Candidates willing to apply for any other LIC Exams can visit the linked article for more details.

This article talks about the recruitment of Assistant Administrative Officers (AAO) for different specializations in LIC. Candidates planning on applying for the exam can refer to this article for details about the LIC AAO exam.

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LIC AAO Recruitment

Who is a LIC AAO? The largest life insurance provider in India is LIC. It has offices all around the country and is constantly in need of workers for its booming insurance industry. Every year, LIC hires Assistant Administrative Officers (AAO) through the LIC AAO test in order to keep the business moving forward and develop valuable products through consumer feedback channels. Since all of the LIC office’s activities require his or her permission, the LIC AAO is its most significant personnel. The position offers significant pay and additional benefits. This is the reason why a lot of applicants submit applications for the exam.

The LIC AAO Exam is used to fill the following positions:

  • AAO Generalist
  • AAO IT
  • AAO Chartered Accountant
  • AAO Actuarial
  • AAO Rajbhasha

The recruitment is not annually conducted, and the last recruitment notification was released in 2020. Before this, LIC issued the previous notice for AAO recruitment in the year 2019.

Given below are the details regarding LIC AAO recruitment 2020-21:

LIC AAO Recruitment: Overview
Conducting Body Life Insurance Corporation of India
Post Assistant Administrative Officer
LIC AAO Vacancy 168(Specialist) + 50(Assisatnt Engineer)
LIC AAO Selection Procedure
  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview
LIC AAO Application Fees INR 700 (General category) and INR 85 (Reserved category)
LIC AAO Eligibility
  • Age- 21 to 30 years
  • Education- Graduate
LIC AAO Job Location Anywhere in India
LIC AAO Exam Mode Online
LIC AAO Exam Medium English/ Hindi
LIC AAO Total Number of Questions
  • Prelims- Objective:100
  • Mains- Objective: 120 +Descriptive: 2
LIC AAO Time Duration
  • Prelims- 60 min
  • Mains- 150 min (120+30)
LIC AAO Official Site https://www.licindia.in/

LIC AAO Selection Process

To qualify for each stage of the LIC AAO exam, the candidate must understand the selection process. The three-tiered process and subsequent pre-recruitment medical examination serve as the basis for the selection of LIC AAO candidates.

  • Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
  • Phase-II: Main Examination
  • Phase-III: Interview

The final merit listing of candidates will take into account the candidates’ marks from the Main Examination and Interview (Final Selection).

Check the difference between LIC AAO and SBI PO in the given article LIC AAO vs SBI PO.

LIC AAO Exam Date

The LIC AAO 2022 Exam Dates will be updated once the official notification is out. For reference candidates can check the important dates regarding the LIC AAO exam according to the LIC AAO (Specialist) notification 2020, in the table given below:

LIC AAO 2022: Exam Dates 
Events Exam Dates
LIC AAO 2022 Online Application Start Date To Be Announced
LIC AAO 2022 Last date to Apply Online  To Be Announced
LIC AAO Prelims 2022 Admit Card Download Date To Be Announced
LIC AAO Prelims 2022 Exam Date To Be Announced
LIC AAO Prelims 2022 Result  To Be Announced
LIC AAO Mains 2022 Admit Card Download Date To Be Announced
LIC AAO Mains 2022 Exam Date To Be Announced
LIC AAO Mains 2022 Result  To Be Announced
LIC AAO Interview 2022 Call Letter To Be Announced
LIC AAO Interview 2022   To Be Announced
LIC AAO Final Result 2022  To Be Announced
LIC AAO Exam 2020
Events Exam Dates 
LIC AAO Online Registration February 25, 2020, to March 15, 2020
LIC AAO Preliminary Exam Admit Card August 2021
LIC AAO Preliminary Exam August 28, 2021
LIC AAO Mains Admit Card  October 21st, 2021
LIC AAO Mains Exam October 31st, 2021
LIC AAO Mains Result January 17th, 2021
LIC AAO Shortlisted Candidates for Medical Test February 14th, 2021
LIC AAO Final Result March, 2021

Given below are the important dates regarding the LIC AAO exam recruitment for the year 2019:

LIC AAO 2019 Important Dates
LIC AAO Official Notification March 2, 2019
LIC AAO Last Date to Apply March 22, 2019
LIC AAO Admit card (Prelims) April 22, 2019
LIC AAO Preliminary Exam May 4 and May 5, 2019
LIC AAO LIC AAO Admit card (Mains) June 11, 2019
LIC AAO Mains Exam June 28, 2019
LIC AAO Interview August and September 2019

The last recruitment notification released in the year 2016. LIC AAO recruitment exam dates for 2016 are as mentioned below:

LIC AAO 2016 Important Dates
LIC AAO Official Notification December 15, 2015
LIC AAO Last Date to Apply January 5, 2016
LIC AAO Admit card February 20, 2016
LIC AAO Written Exam March 5,2016, March 6, 2016,

March 12, 2016, and March 13, 2016

LIC AAO Interview April/ May 2016

The notification for the exam is released on the official website of LIC, and it states the details about the number of vacancies, salary, application process, etc. The vacancies released by LIC for AAO vary year wise and depends upon the requirement of the insurance company.

For further details visit LIC Exam Dates in the linked article.

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LIC AAO Apply Online

With the publication of the official notification, the online application for the LIC AAO & AE exam 2022 will begin. The Apply Online Link will be made activated here once it is released on the official website. 

Candidates can check the procedure to apply on the LIC AAO Apply Online link.

Application Fees: Candidates from the UR/OBC/SC/ST/PWD categories will pay the application fee listed in the table below.

LIC AAO Category LIC AAO Fees
UR/OBC/EWS Rs. 700
SC/ST Rs. 85
PwBD Rs. 85

LIC AAO Vacancy Details

LIC will announce the vacancy of its Assistant Engineers (AE) and Assistant Administrative Officers (AAO) along with a formal notification. Approximately 218 positions were open for AE and AAO positions last year. Check out the previous vacancies for the LIC AAO & AE exam in the table given below:

LIC AAO/ AE Vacancy
LIC AAO Recruitment year LIC AAO Vacancy
2020 218
2019 700
2016 590

Post-wise vacancies according to the LIC AAO 2020 notification is given below:

LIC AAO 2020 Vacancy Details
Post SC ST OBC EWS Unreserved Total
AAO Actuarial 4 3 8 3 12 30
AAO Chartered Accountant 6 3 11 4 16 40
AAO IT 7 4 14 5 20 50
AAO Legal 7 3 10 4 16 40
AAO Rajbhasha 1 1 2 0 4 8
Total 25 14 45 16 68 168

LIC AAO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to apply for the post of Assistant Administrative Officer need to fulfil the desired eligibility criteria mentioned in the official notification released by LIC.

The LIC AAO eligibility criteria is as mentioned below:

  1. Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India
  2. Age Limit: The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and should not be more than 30 years of age. However, certain age relaxation is available for candidates belonging to different categories.
  3. Educational Qualifications: Candidates who apply for LIC AAO must have a Bachelor’s degree in the specialization they have opted for.

There is a relaxation in the age limit for certain categories of candidates. For detailed information about LIC AAO Eligibility Criteria, visit the linked page.

LIC AAO Exam Pattern

LIC AAO exam pattern for the year 2020 was slightly changed from the exam pattern that was followed until the last recruitment drive for LIC AAO in 2019. Since, the LIC AAO 2022 Notification is not out, the exam pattern for the exam is not known yet. However, the exam pattern for LIC AAO 2022 exam is expected to be the same as last year’s.

The selection process comprises the following phases:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview
  4. Pre- Recruitment Medical Exam

The table below shows the LIC AAO exam pattern in detail for the year 2020:

LIC AAO Exam Pattern
LIC AAO Exam Syllabus Number of Questions Marks Duration
Preliminary Exam Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 marks 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 marks 20 minutes
English Language with special emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and comprehension  30** 30 marks 20 minutes
Mains Exam (CA/Actuarial/Rajbhasha/IT)  Reasoning Ability 30 90 marks 40 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30 60 marks 20 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs   30 60 marks 20 minutes
Professional knowledge   30 90 marks 40 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 marks 30 minutes
Mains Exam (Legal) Reasoning Ability 30 90 marks 40 minutes
Professional Knowledge 30 90 marks 40 minutes
General Awareness, Current Affairs 30 60 marks 20 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30 60 marks 20 minutes
Legal Drafting for AAO 2 25 marks 30 marks
Interview 60 marks
  • A preliminary Examination consisting of an objective test will be conducted online.
  • Candidates must note that the English Language section in the prelims exam is only qualifying in nature and the maximum marks that can be scored in the prelims exam is 70.
  • The total duration of the preliminary written exam will be 1 hour or 60 minutes.
  • A candidate will lose 0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt at a question.
  • The main exam will include a 200-mark objective examination with separate timing for every section.
  • In the objective tests for the mains exam, each incorrect response will result in a deduction of one-fourth of a mark.
  • The final selection will be made based on a candidate’s performance in the Main Examination (Phase II) and the results of the Interview, not on the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase I).

The last step is the Pre Recruitment Medical Examination. The candidates who are shortlisted after the merit is calculated based on mains exam and interview are called for the medical test. Only the candidates who qualify for the medical exam are appointed for the post of LIC AAO.

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LIC AAO Syllabus

LIC AAO syllabus for the recruitment exam is widely spread and the candidates appearing for the exam need to go through the LIC AAO syllabus well before starting to prepare for the exam.

The exam syllabus is divided into different sections, and the subjects include:

  1. Reasoning Ability: This section is common for all candidates in both prelims and mains exams. It includes logical and analytical reasoning. Candidates can refer to Logical Reasoning for a detailed reasoning syllabus.
  2. Quantitative Aptitude: This section includes questions related to mathematics and data interpretation. This is common for the preliminary exam but applicable only for the LIC AAO Generalist mains exam.
  3. English Language: This section includes comprehension, grammar-related questions, vocabulary, etc. for the preliminary exam. The descriptive exam includes essay and letter writing.
  4. Professional Knowledge: This section is a part of the mains exam for candidates opting for specializations in IT, CA, Actuarial, and Rajbhasha. This comprises questions related to the professional subject that the candidate has chosen.
  5. General Awareness and Current Affairs: Candidates need to be completely aware of the static general knowledge of the country and the world. Also, all current events and inventions across the world to qualify in this section.
  6. Insurance and Financial Market Awareness: Everything related to the insurance sector: the schemes, policies, organizations, etc. is a part of this section.

The above-mentioned syllabus is briefly described. Candidates can get the detailed LIC AAO Syllabus in the linked article.

Given below are the links where candidates can find the detailed section-wise syllabus as per the LIC AAO exam pattern:

LIC AAO Admit Card

After the application process for LIC AAO & AE 2022 has concluded, the admit card will be made available. Candidates who pass the preliminary exam for the LIC AAO & AE 2022 Exam will receive an admit card for the Mains exam. Candidates can check the details on the LIC AAO Admit Card page.

For any further information regarding the LIC Admit card, aspirants can check the linked article.

LIC AAO Results

Each stage of the exam will be followed by the announcement of the LIC AAO and AE 2022 results. Phase I exam results will be released first, followed by Phase II exam results. In accordance with the candidates’ final exam scores, a merit list will be created. 

For details as how to check the LIC AAO results, check the linked article.

LIC AAO Cut-Off

The conducting authority releases the cut-off marks for each phase of the exam. LIC AAO cut off is the minimum marks candidates must secure in each section of each phase of the selection process. The aggregate cut off marks is decided by the authority in due course. LIC uses an equivalent-percentile equating method to normalize the score obtained by the candidates.

The candidates can check the previous year’s section-wise & category-wise LIC AAO Cut-Off marks, in the linked article to understand the level of exam conducted by LIC. 

LIC AAO Salary

The number of aspirants applying for different posts in LIC has been increasing each year. A significant reason for this increase is the salary and other benefits provided by LIC. Given below is the salary structure for LIC AAO 2020:

LIC AAO Salary
LIC AAO Post Basic Pay Salary
Assistant Administrative Officer Rs. 32795/- Rs. 57000/-

The Pay Scale for the LIC AAO is ₹ 32795- 1610(14) –55335– 1745(4) –62315. Total emoluments at the minimum of the scale inclusive of House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance etc wherever admissible depending upon the classification of the city will be approximately Rs 57,000/- per month in A-Class city.

For more details regarding LIC AAO Recruitment related to the application process and detailed recruitment, candidates can visit the linked article.

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LIC AAO Job Profile

AAO in LIC is primarily an administrative job. The job of the candidates hired in LIC AAO varies as per the department he/she is appointed.

The major role of a candidate hired in the LIC AAO job profile will be as under:

  • Officers hired in AAO have to head the department in supervise the general function.
  • Their duties include inspection and analysis of current policies, responsibility for planning, and processing new schemes and policy applications.
  • Creating and maintaining databases and Interacting with customers, clients, sales personnel, vendors, etc. and resolving the issues
  • Communicate and co-ordination across various departments.
  • Negotiating with Agents or Development Officers.
  • And the task as assigned by the department head.

Candidates applying for different specializations work according to their specialized category.

Candidates can check the LIC AAO result in the linked article.

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LIC AAO Preparation

The LIC AAO exam is one of the most awaited exams in the field of banking and insurance. Although the exam is not conducted on an annual basis yet the number of candidates aspiring to qualify for the exam is very high.

Candidates aspiring to prepare for the exam need to follow a few tips which may help them in preparing well for the exam. The tips are as follows:

  1. Candidates must set a proper schedule and study accordingly.
  2. Equal time should be spent in preparation for each section as each section needs to be individually qualified.
  3. Candidates should figure out their strengths in the paper and prepare well for that particular section. This may help in scoring more in the exam.
  4. Although there is no negative marking, candidates should not try and attempt the questions they are not sure of attempting.

Candidates willing to appear for the LIC AAO exam need to prepare themselves before appearing for the exam thoroughly. The below-mentioned books contain an exhaustive syllabus of the paper and can refer to these books for the preparation:

LIC AAO Books
Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma Verbal and Non- Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
Objective English by S.P. Bakshi Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Monthly Edition of Pratiyogita Darpan English Grammar by Wren and Martin

Candidates can refer to LIC AAO Preparation for more tips and study material related to the Assistant Administrative Officer exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions on LIC AAO

Q 1. Is the English Language section in LIC AAO prelims only qualifying in nature?

Ans. Yes, the English language section in the LIC AAO prelims examination is only qualifying in nature. The merit for candidates shortlisted for the mains examination is based on the 70 marks in Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude section.

Q 2. What is the negative marking scheme for the LIC AAO exam?

Ans. There is no negative marking in the LIC AAO exam. This implies both the prelims and mains phase of the examination.

Q 3. What are the job responsibilities of an Assistant Administrative Officer in LIC?

Ans. Given below are the job responsibilities of an AAO in LIC:

  • Inspecting Policies
  • Managing and Filing Claims
  • Formulating New Schemes
  • Finance and Accounts
  • Interacting with Clients
  • Negotiations with Clients

Q 4. What is the difference between the LIC AAO and LIC ADO exams?

Ans. The LIC AAO exam is conducted to recruit Assistant Administrative Officers and the LIC ADO exam is conducted to recruit Apprentice Development Officers. To know more about LIC AAO vs LIC ADO candidates can visit the linked article.

Q 5. Can a candidate be located in any rural area if appointed as AAO in LIC?

Ans. Yes, once a candidate has been appointed as an AAO in LIC, he/she may be posted or shifted to any of the LIC Offices across the country, be it rural or urban.

Q 6. When will the LIC AAO & AE 2022 Notification be released?

Ans. Although the dates have not yet been determined, the LIC AAO & AE 2022 Notification will be published at https://licindia.in/.

Q 7. Is the LIC AAO & AE exam bilingual?

Ans. All tests are bilingual, that is, they are offered in both Hindi and English.

Q 8. What is the LIC AAO’s probation period?

Ans. An applicant recruited by LIC as an Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) will be on probation for a year starting on the day of joining. Depending on how the candidates perform throughout the probationary term, this period may be extended by up to two years.

Q 9. How old must you be to apply for the LIC AAO after 2022?

Ans. The minimum age to apply for the LIC AAO after 2022 is 21, while the maximum age is 30. Nevertheless, the upper age limit may be relaxed based on the candidate’s category. For your convenience, we have included the specifics of the age relaxation in the above post.

Q 10. What is the Salary for the LIC Assistant Administrative Officers ?

Ans. Total pay at the minimum of the scale, which includes House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, and other allowances when applicable based on the city’s classification, will be about Rs 57,000 per month in an A-Class city.

3 Comments

  1. Hi Rahul,
    Please Check the LIC AAO Eligibility conditions before applying for the examination.
    You can also check LIC AAO Syllabus for exam preparation.

  2. What is the age criteria of LIC AAO and what is the qualification.

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