LIC ADO Recruitment 2023

Life Insurance Corporation, commonly known as LIC, is the oldest and most trust-worthy investment company and insurance provider. LIC ADO recruitment is conducted to fill the vacancies for the post of Apprentice Development Officer.

To know more about LIC exams, refer to the link provided.

For the latest Government exam notifications or related information, candidates can visit the latest notifications page.

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LIC ADO Notifications

The Apprentice Development Officer (LIC ADO) Detailed Notification 2023 was released on 21st January 2023 for all zones consisting of a total of 9394 vacancies. The application process for the said post closed on 10th February 2023. Candidates willing to apply for the LIC ADO exam 20230 must start their preparation and stay updated about the online process.

As per 2019 LIC notifications, the LIC ADO Mains Examination was scheduled to be conducted on 11th August 2019. LIC has released revised exam dates for Mains Exam for the Apprentice Development Officers. As per the official notice, the Mains Exam for LIC ADO will now be conducted on September 22 2019.

The Prelims Examination was conducted on 6th July 2019 and 13th July 2019.

The exam dates and exam centres are all clearly mentioned in the official notification released by the Insurance Corporation. To know about the exam centers for LIC ADO exam 2019, download the PDF given below.

LIC ADO exam centers 2019:-Download PDF Here

The exam centres for the 2023 recruitment will be mentioned in the LIC ADO notification 20232.

LIC ADO Vacancies

The vacancies for LIC ADO 2023 are expected to be released on 16th January 2023 along with the official notification. A total of 9394 vacancies were released with the notification. Get the zone-wise vacancy distribution as given below for 2023.

LIC ADO Vacancy 2023
Region Name Vacancies
Western Zonal Office (Mumbai) 1942
Southern Zonal Office (Chennai) 1516
South Central Zonal Office (Hyderabad) 1408
Northern Zonal Office (New Delhi) 1216
North Central Zonal Office (Kanpur) 1033
Eastern Zonal Office (Kolkata) 1049
East Central Zonal Office (Patna) 669
Central Zonal Office (Bhopal) 561
Total 9394

Recruitment to these vacancies is conducted by LIC ADO Examination. Since the exam is not conducted annually, the number of vacancies released for the 2023 recruitment depends entirely on the need and requirement of the conducting body.

The zone-wise vacancy for the post of LIC ADO 2019 is mentioned in the table below. Candidates can refer to the table below and estimate a close count of vacancies to release in the coming year as well.

Zone-wise category Total number of LIC ADO Vacancies
Central zone Gen SC ST OBC EWS Total
209 80 127 62 47 525
East central zone 302 95 138 104 62 701
Eastern zonal office, Kolkata 391 174 110 173 83 922
North zone office, New Delhi 451 256 70 251 102 1130
Western zone, Mumbai 808 174 245 368 158 1753
South Central Zone, Hyderabad 530 217 89 297 118 1251
Southern Zone, Chennai 589 228 10 309 121 1257
North Central Zone, Kanpur 447 228 17 260 96 1042
Total 8,581

LIC ADO Vacancy 2019:-Download PDF Here

LIC ADO recruitment is not an annual process. The last notification for the post of LIC ADO was released on 1st June 2015. The recruitment was open only for the Central Zonal Office, Bhopal.

The number of vacancies as per 2015 notification can be found in the image below

LIC ADO Recruitment

To know about other government exams and vacancies, refer to the link provided.

LIC ADO Eligibility

The candidates need to fulfill some of the eligibility criteria to get selected as an Apprentice Development Officer. The eligibility criteria for LIC ADO Recruitment are discussed below:

    1. Age Limit: The candidates should not be less than 21 years of age and not more than 30 years.
    2. Experience required: The experience requirements for the post of LIC ADO are discussed below
Category LIC ADO recruitment (urban) LIC ADO recruitment (rural)
LIC Employee Experience required
A minimum of 3 years of service in Grade III post
LIC Agent A minimum of 5 years of service as an agent or as a DSE/FSE Not less than 4 years as an agent or as a DSE/FSE
Others Preference would be given to candidates having a minimum of 2 years experience in LIC industry.
    1. Age Relaxation: The age relaxation of different categories of LIC ADO is discussed in the table below
Category Upper Age Limit 
General Open market category 30
LIC Employee only 42
LIC Agent 40
OBC Open market category 33
LIC Employee only 45
LIC Agent 43
SC/ST Open market category 35
LIC Employee only 47
LIC Agent 45
    1. Educational Qualifications:

The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree of a University in India approved for the fellowship of Insurance Institute of India, Mumbai.

LIC ADO Exam Pattern

LIC ADO exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the post of Apprentice Development Officer. The exam consists of three levels:

  1. Written Test
    1. Phase -I: Preliminary Examination
    2. Phase -II: Mains Examination
  2. Personal Interview
  3. Medical Test

LIC ADO Prelims: Exam Pattern

The prelims exam has been categorized into three sections:

  1. Reasoning
  2. Numerical ability
  3. English language

The Prelims exam scheme of LIC ADO is mentioned in the table below:

LIC ADO Exam Topics Total number of questions Total marks Time period
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical ability 35 35 20 minutes
English language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 70 60 minutes

The marks obtained in English language will not be considered for ranking. The prelims exam is conducted only for Open Market category while the online examination for LIC employee and LIC Agent consists of single phase i.e., the Mains Examination.

LIC ADO Exam: Mains

There are several categories for LIC ADO Mains exam and each category consists of three papers:

  1. Paper -I: Reasoning Ability & Numerical Ability
  2. Paper-II: General Knowledge, Current Affairs and English Language
  3. Paper-III: Insurance Marketing

The Mains exam comprises the objective type of questions.

The LIC ADO exam pattern (Mains) for different categories are mentioned below:

Open Market Category

Stages Total number of questions Maximum marks Duration of exam

(Reasoning Ability & Numerical Ability)

50 50 Composite 120 minutes

(General Knowledge, Current Affairs and English Language)

50 50

(Insurance and Financial Marketing Awareness with special emphasis on knowledge of Life Insurance and Financial Sector)

50 50
Total 150 150

For Agents Category


(Reasoning Ability & Numerical Ability)

Total number of questions Maximum marks Duration of exam
25 10 Composite 120 minutes

(General Knowledge, Current Affairs and English Language)

25 15

(Elements of Insurance and Marketing of Insurance)

50 125
Total 100 150

For employee category


(Reasoning Ability & Numerical Ability)

Total number of questions Maximum marks Duration of exam
25 25 Composite 120 minutes

(General Knowledge, Current Affairs and English Language)

25 25

(Practice and Principle of Insurance Marketing)

50 100
Total 100 150

The medium of language for all the categories is either English or Hindi except for English language and vocabulary. Candidates must pass in each paper along with the minimum marks in aggregate of three papers to qualify.

To know the detailed LIC ADO Syllabus, refer to the link provided.

LIC ADO Salary

After being recruited as an Apprentice Development Officer, the candidates will be given a fixed amount as a stipend per month as per the rules of the Corporation. An ADO other than an Employee Apprentice will be paid equal to the minimum of the basic pay and dearness allowance.

The present stipend provided to an ADO is Rs. 34,503

The salary of a candidate after being appointed as a Probationary Officer is discussed below:

Basic pay (per month) Payscale
Rs. 21,865 21865-1340(2)-24545-1580(2)-27705-1610(17)-55075

The total salary is inclusive of House Rent Allowance & City Compensatory Allowance and will be approximately ₹37,345/- in ‘A’ Class City.

LIC ADO Exam: Apply Online

Candidates can apply for the LIC ADO exam through the official website of LIC.

Aspirants must follow the following steps while filling up the application form:

  1. Candidates are first required to go to the LIC’s official website.
  2. Once you are at the home page, select the ‘Careers’ option.
  3. Select the option “LIC Apprentice Officer Recruitment”.
  4. Select the option “ Click here to apply online”.
  5. Before filling up the application forms, candidates will be directed to the on-line registration page.
  6. Candidates are required to enter their contact details and email-ID for successful registration. A provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system for future reference.
  7. Candidates must have a scanned copy of their photo-ID cards that will be needed while filling up the application forms.
  8. After successful submission of the application form, an e-Admit Card will be generated 2-3 weeks before the exam date.
  9. Admit cards can be downloaded from the official LIC website.

To know about other insurance exams, refer to the linked article.

LIC ADO: Application fees

The mode of payment for the application fees / Intimation fees is online.

For SC/ST candidates, an initiation fee of Rs.50 and transaction charges should be paid. For the candidates other than SC/ST, application fees cum initiation charges of Rs.600 along with the transaction charge should be paid.

Apart from this, since the LIC ADO recruitment is a lengthy process and may take approximately 5 to 6 months for the entire procedure to complete, thus, candidates must prepare themselves well enough even before the recruitment starts. This will give them sufficient time for a thorough revision.

Related Links

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Frequently Asked Questions on LIC ADO Recruitment


Q 1. Is the LIC ADO recruitment conducted every year?

Ans. No, the LIC ADO recruitment is not an annual examination. The vacancies for Apprentice Development Officer are released as per the conducting body’s requirement.

Q 2. When is the LIC ADO recruitment 2023 expected to start?

Ans. The LIC ADO recruitment 2023 is started on 21st January 20232. However, the final dates shall be announced once the official notification is released.

Q 3. Which are the best books to prepare for the LIC ADO exam 2023?

Ans. Given below is a list of books that candidates can consider to prepare for the LIC ADO exam:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S.Agarwal
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal
  • Wren and Martin’s English Grammar and Composition
  • A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
  • Manorama Yearbook

Q 4. What is the full form of LIC ADO?

Ans. The full form of LIC ADO is Life Insurance Corporation of India – Apprentice Development Officer.

Q 5. How can I apply for the LIC ADO recruitment?

Ans. Aspirants can visit the official LIC website and complete the online registration for the post of ADO.


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