LIC ADO 2022

LIC ADO is a sales administrative job. Candidates assigned to the post of Apprentice Development Officer are responsible for recruiting people as LIC Insurance Agents and inspecting existing policies.

Life Insurance Corporation of India is a reputed insurance group and investment company. Many candidates appear for various LIC Exams to get selected in the industry.

Recruitment to the post of an ADO is done through LIC ADO exam conducted by the Corporation.

To know about the latest LIC notifications, refer to the link provided.

Candidates who are willing to apply for other government exams can refer to the linked article.

Prepping up for LIC ADO 2022?? Refer to the links below and start your preparation now:

LIC ADO Exam Dates

Earlier the exam dates for LIC Apprentice Development Officers Mains exam was August 11, 2019, but LIC in the official notification had released the revised date of the exam, i.e. September 22, 2019.

Candidates can refer to the previous year LIC ADO exam notification for details. This shall help you apprehend the level of the exam and type of questions asked in the exam.

The application process for LIC ADO started on May 20, 2019. The results of the Prelims Examination conducted on July 6 2019, and July 13, 2019, was released at the LIC official site.

As per 2019 LIC notifications, the LIC ADO Mains Examination was scheduled on 11th August 2019 in all the centres, which is now postponed to be held on September 22, 2019.

The application process for LIC ADO started on 20th May 2019. The results of the Prelims Examination conducted on 6th July 2019, and 13th July 2019 was released at the LIC official site.

Given below is the tentative schedule for the LIC ADO exam 2022:

LIC ADO Exam 2022
Events Exam Dates
Online Application May 2022
Preliminary Exam July 2022
Mains Exam August 2022
Final Result September/October 2022

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Candidates must note that the dates mentioned above are only tentative and the LIC ADO exam dates will be clearly specified in the official notification for LIC ADO 2022, which is yet to be released.

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

The Corporation released the LIC ADO admit card on August 3, 2019.

For more information regarding the LIC ADO exam 2019, refer to the table below:

LIC ADO Exam 2019
Name of the conducting body Life Insurance Corporation of India
Mode of examination Online computer-based
Name of the post Apprentice Development Officer
Total vacancies 8,581
Release of LIC ADO Prelims result 29th July 2019
Commencement of LIC ADO Mains Exam 11th August 2019
Release of admit card 3rd August 2019

Since LIC has made no official announcement for the LIC ADO exam 2020, candidates must refer to the 2019 notification. To know about the exam centres for LIC ADO exam 2019, download the PDF given below.

LIC ADO exam centres 2019:-Download PDF Here

LIC ADO Eligibility

The candidates need to fulfil some of the eligibility criteria to get selected as an Apprentice Development Officer. The LIC ADO eligibility criteria 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
Minimum 3 years of service in Grade III post
LIC Agent Minimum experience of 5 years as an agent or as a DSE/FSE Minimum experience of 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 Selection Process

Candidates are appointed for the post of Apprentice Development Officer through LIC ADO examination. LIC conducts the exam, and the selection process consists of three levels:

  1. Written Test/ Online Test: It is a computer-based online test conducted in two phases:
    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 categorised into three sections:

  1. Reasoning
  2. Numerical ability
  3. English language

The LIC ADO examination is conducted for three different categories:

  1. Open Market: open for all the candidates
  2. LIC Employee: open for candidates who are full time, salaried employee of LIC (under Grade III)
  3. LIC Agent: open for candidates who work as agents under LIC.

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

LIC ADO Mains Exam Pattern

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

Open Market Category


(Reasoning Ability & Numerical Ability)

Total number of questions Maximum marks Duration of exam
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.

Refer to the linked article, to know about the section-wise LIC ADO syllabus

Personal Interview

The candidates who qualify the cut-off marks in the Mains Examination are called for an interview round. The interview is of 37 marks and includes aptitude based questions to check the reasoning and thinking capability of the candidate.

Medical Exam

Before releasing the final merit list, LIC conducts a medical test for the shortlisted candidates. Only those candidates who are found will be selected for the post of Apprentice Development Officer.

LIC ADO Vacancies

LIC has invited applicants for a total of 8,581 vacancies for the year 2019. The number of vacancies released for the 2020 LIC ADO exam will be mentioned in the LIC ADO notification 2020. The zone-wise vacancy for the post of LIC ADO is mentioned in the table below:

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

The last notification for LIC ADO vacancy was released on June 1, 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 more about LIC ADO recruitment, refer to the linked article.

LIC ADO Salary

As per the rules of the Corporation, an ADO is provided with a monthly stipend of Rs. 34,503 (including HRA + admissible allowances)

LIC ADO Salary after being appointed as a Probationary Officer is discussed below:

LIC ADO Salary
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 will be approximately ₹37,345/- in ‘A’ Class City.

How to download LIC ADO Admit Card?

LIC ADO admit card is a mandatory document that must be carried by the candidates on the day of the exam. Entry into the examination hall is restricted without the admit card.

The LIC ADO admit card for Mains Exam was released on August 3, 2019.

Candidates can follow the following steps for downloading of admit card:

  1. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of LIC.
  2. After opening the home page, click on the ‘Careers’ page.
  3. Click on the link ‘ Admit card download.’
  4. Enter the registered ID and password provided during the application process.
  5. Click on the submit button
  6. Download the admit card Pdf and take a print of it

LIC ADO Preparation

The syllabus for Apprentice Development Officer is comprehensive and since the exam is not conducted annually, candidates need to do a thorough preparation.

Given below are the best LIC ADO preparation tips:

  • Analyse the syllabus and exam pattern well and accordingly figure out a systematic time table
  • Sufficient time must be dedicated for the preparation of each subject to improve the overall scores
  • Solving mock tests and practise papers is another important tip which a candidate preparing for LIC ADO exam must follow
  • To apprehend the standard of question paper and the type of questions asked in the LIC ADO exam, the best strategy is to refer to previous year question papers
  • Candidates must also review the previous year cut off marks to get an estimate of qualifying marks

To know the detailed section-wise syllabus for insurance exams, candidates can refer to the following links:

All Government exam aspirants can also visit the Preparation Strategy for Competitive Exams page and get the best tips to prepare yourself for the upcoming Government exams.

For any further update, study material or notes, candidates can turn to BYJU’S for assistance.

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