LIC AAO Exam

LIC AAO is an exam conducted by 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 records show that LIC AAO exam 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.

The most recent recruitment for Assistant Administrative Officer was conducted in 2019. Given below are the details regarding LIC AAO recruitment 2019:

Conducting Body Life Insurance Corporation of India
Post Assistant Administrative Officer
Vacancy 590 (for 2019)
Official Site https://www.licindia.in/
Job Location Anywhere in India
Exam Mode Online

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

Table of Contents:

  1. LIC AAO Recruitment
  2. LIC AAO Job Profile
  3. LIC AAO Eligibility Criteria
  4. LIC AAO Exam Pattern
  5. LIC AAO Syllabus
  6. LIC AAO Preparation

LIC AAO Recruitment

Life Insurance Corporation of India conducts LIC AAO recruitment. Candidates across the country apply for the exam, and the recruitment process begins once LIC releases the official notification.

The recruitment is not annually conducted, and the latest recruitment notification was released in 2019. Before this, LIC issued the last notice for AAO recruitment in the year 2016.

Since the LIC AAO exam notification for the year 2020 has not been released as yet, candidates can refer to the tentative schedule for the LIC AAO exam 2020:

LIC AAO Exam 2020
Events Exam Dates (tentative)
Online Registration March 2020
Preliminary Exam Admit Card April 2020
Preliminary Exam May 2020
Mains Admit Card  June 2020
Mains Exam June 2020
Interview August 2020

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

LIC AAO 2019 Important Dates
Official Notification March 2, 2019
Last Date to Apply March 22, 2019
LIC AAO Admit card (Prelims) April 22, 2019
Preliminary Exam May 4 and May 5, 2019
LIC AAO Admit card (Mains) June 11, 2019
Mains Exam June 28, 2019
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
Official Notification December 15, 2015
Last Date to Apply January 5, 2016
LIC AAO Admit card February 20, 2016
Written Exam March 5,2016, March 6, 2016,

March 12, 2016, and March 13, 2016

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.

Given below are the number of vacancies released by LIC AAO:

LIC Vacancy
LIC AAO Recruitment year LIC AAO Vacancy
2019 700
2016 590

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 2019:

LIC AAO
LIC AAO Post Basic Pay Salary
Assistant Administrative Officer Rs. 32795/- Rs. 56000/-

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

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 works in.

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

  • Officers hired in AAO have to head the department in supervising 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.

LIC AAO Eligibility Criteria

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

The LIC AAO eligibility criteria is as mentioned below:

  1. Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India
  2. Age Limit: Candidate must have attained the age of 20 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. Only candidates in the Generalist cadre may hold a Bachelor’s degree in any Discipline.

For detailed information about LIC AAO Eligibility Criteria, visit the linked page.

LIC AAO Exam Pattern

LIC AAO exam pattern for the year 2019 has slightly changed from the exam pattern that was followed until the last recruitment drive for LIC AAO in 2016. The exam pattern earlier included three stages:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Interview
  3. Pre- Recruitment Medical Examination

This year LIC changed the LIC AAO exam pattern. The exam pattern now includes fours stages:

  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 2019:

LIC AAO Exam Pattern
LIC AAO Exam Syllabus Marks Duration
Preliminary Exam Quantitative Aptitude 35marks 1 hour
Reasoning Ability 35 marks
English Language 30 marks
Mains Exam (Generalist) Reasoning Ability 90 marks 3 hours 25 minutes
Data Interpretation and Analysis 90 marks
General Awareness 60 marks
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 60 marks
English Language (Descriptive) 25 marks
Mains Exam (CA/IT/Actuarial) Reasoning Ability 90 marks 3 hours 25 minutes
Professional Knowledge 90 marks
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 60 marks
General Awareness 60 marks
English Language (Descriptive) 25 marks
Mains Exam (Rajbhasha) Reasoning Ability 90 marks 3 hours 25 minutes
Professional Knowledge 90 marks
General Awareness 60 marks
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 60 marks
Test of Hindi Language 25 marks
Interview 60 marks

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

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 exam. It includes logical and analytical reasoning. Candidates can refer to Logical Reasoning for 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 LIC AAO Generalist mains exam.
  3. English Language: This section includes comprehension, grammar-related questions, vocabulary, etc. for the preliminary exam. For the descriptive exam, it 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.
  7. Test of Hindi Language: Only applicable for candidates applying for LIC AAO Rajbhasha. It is a descriptive paper for the Hindi language.

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

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 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, yet 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 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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