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LIC Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) Exam Guide

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Banking/IRDA Published on 30 September 2020

For those interested in the insurance industry, LIC has a number of interesting roles. The role of the AAO includes regulating new schemes, coordinating inter-departmentally, supporting branch operations, interacting with clients and managing claims and settlements between clients and employees. LIC conducts an entrance exam, LIC AAO exam for the same, details of which are provided in this article.


LIC AAO Exam Date:


As per the LIC AAO exam 2020 notification, following are some important exam dates:

 


AAO Exam Events

Official Dates

Online Exam Notification Release

25th February 2020

Online Application form filling starts

25th February 2020

Last day to fill the online Application form 

15th March 2020

Admit Card

To be announced

LIC AAO Exam Date

To be announced

Results 

To be announced


 

Eligibility for LIC AAO Exam: 


The Eligibility for LIC AAO exam 2020 can be understood under three broad headers, as given below:


1. Age Limit:


As of 1st February 2020, the candidates must be at least 21 years of age, and not more than 30 years of age. This means that candidates must have been born neither earlier than 2nd February 1990 nor later than 1st February 1999. 

However, there are certain age relaxations, as given below: 

 

Caste Category

Age Relaxations

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

PwD (Gen)

10 years

PwD (SC/ST)

15 years

PwD (OBC)

13 years

Ex-Serviceman

Should serve the defense services plus 3 years subject to a maximum age limit of 45 years. Note that if the serviceman belongs to SC/ST category then the age limit will be 48 years and for OBC is 50 years. 

LIC Employees

Further Relaxation of 5 years


2. Educational Qualifications:


Educational qualifications vary as per the post applied for. Please take a look below for various AAO roles:

1) AAO (IT): 


  1. Graduation degree in Engineering in Computer Science, IT or Electronics, or an MCA, or an MSC (Computer Science) from a recognized Indian University/Institution.


2) AAO (Chartered Accountant):


  1. Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized Indian University/Institution.
  2. Candidates should have passed Final exam of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and completion of Articles as presented by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  3. The candidate should be Associate member of ICAI.
  4. Candidates are required to provide their membership number and the same will be verified with ICAI.


3) AAO (Actuarial):


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized Indian University/Institution.
  2. Candidates should have compulsorily passed paper CT1 and CT5 plus 4 or more other papers of the examination conducted by the Institute of Actuaries of India / Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK.
  3. Total 6 or more papers as on the date of eligibility.
  4. Candidates need to provide their membership number and the same will be verified with the Institute of Actuaries of India / Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK.


4) AAO (Rajbhasha):


  1. Post Graduate Master’s Degree in Hindi/Hindi translation with English as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s Degree level or
  2. Post Graduate Master’s Degree in English with Hindi as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s degree level or
  3. Post Graduate Master’s Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at Bachelor’s degree level.


5) For AAO (Legal): 


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Law or LLM from a recognized Indian University/Institution. 
  2. Three years of Bar experience is essential.


3. Nationality


Candidates must be a citizen of India.


LIC AAO 2020 Total Vacancy:


As per the LIC AAO exam 2020 notification, there are a total of 168 vacancies which are divided as per various caste categories. Candidates are advised to check the official website of LIC for more details on the same.

 

 Application Process for LIC AAO Exam:


The applications for the LIC AAO exam 2020 are closed now. However, for next time, please take a look at the online application process below:

  1. Visit the official site of LIC www.licindia.in 
  2. To register, click on the link for "New Registration".
  3. Fill up the registration form.
  4. Upload your signature and photograph as per required dimensions.
  5. Submit the application fee using debit card/ credit card/Internet Banking. The application fee details are as provided below:


Category Fees:


 Note that the application fees for candidates belonging to SC/ST caste categories is Rs 85 plus GST and other taxes. While the fees for candidates belonging to OBC/General and other caste categories is Rs 700 plus GST and taxes.


Admit Card for LIC AAO Exam:

 

LIC issues separate admit cards for the LIC AAO Exam prelims and mains examination, both of which are available on its official website some days before the exams. These links and notifications will be updated by our team accordingly. Till then, please make sure your registration number and password are saved and readily available to access the admit card.


LIC AAO Salary Structure:


LIC AAO offers a basic pay of around Rs. 32795/- per month along with other admissible allowances as per the rules. 

Allowances include House Rent Allowance and City Compensatory Allowance wherever admissible will depend on the location of your posting.


Selection Process in LIC AAO Exam:


Final selection in LIC AAO exam is done on the basis of 3 exam stages and the subsequent pre-recruitment medical examination. The three stages are:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Interview

Prelims exam is the same for all posts whereas the mains exam changes a little as per the post applied for. It is purely qualifying in nature and its scores do not reflect upon the final merit list.


Exam Syllabus for LIC AAO Exam:


The Syllabus for LIC AAO Prelims 2020 Exam is as below:


LIC AAO Reasoning Ability:


  1. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  2. Inequality Syllogism
  3. Input-Output 
  4. Coding-Decoding 
  5. Verbal Reasoning 
  6. Analogy 
  7. Odd one out 
  8. Data Sufficiency 
  9. Blood Relations 
  10. Direction Sense 
  11. Ranking 

 

LIC AAO Quantitative Aptitude:

 

  1. Simplification 
  2. Approximation 
  3. Average 
  4. Mixture and alligation 
  5. Mathematical Inequality 
  6. Data Sufficiency 
  7. Number Series
  8. Speed, distance and time 
  9. Simple and compound interest 
  10. Profit and loss 

 

LIC AAO English Language:


  1. Parajumbles 
  2. Cloze Test 
  3. Fillers 
  4. Odd one out 
  5. Theme based questions 
  6. Sentence Connectors 
  7. Error Spotting 
  8. Reading comprehension 
  9. Sentence rearrangement 
  10. Sentence Improvement 


Please refer to Annexure I for full syllabus


LIC AAO Exam Pattern:


Let's first take a look at the Prelims Exam Pattern details of which are shared below:

 

Section 

No of Questions 

Marks 

Duration 

Reasoning Ability 

35

35

20 mins 

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 mins

English Language

30

30

20 mins 

Total 

100

100

60 minutes 


Please note that the English section in prelims is only qualifying in nature. The marks of which will not be added in the aggregate marks. 


LIC AAO Exam Pattern (Mains) for CA/Actuarial/Rajbhasha/IT:


Section

No of Questions 

Marks

Duration

Reasoning

30

90

40 mins

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

30

60

20 mins 

Professional Knowledge

30

90

40 mins 

Insurance & financial Market Awareness

30

60

20 mins 

Total 

120 

300

120 mins 



The Descriptive Test in English is purely qualifying in nature and will not be counted for ranking.

LIC AAO Mains Exam for Legal has the same pattern except for the subject Legal Drafting for AAO instead of English Language paper.

Applicants have to score minimum qualifying marks in each respective section as well as cumulatively as well. The minimum qualifying marks are decided by the LIC.

Note that there will be negative marking in the Mains Exam for objective test. For each wrong answer, 1/4th marks will be deducted.


LIC AAO Exam Cut Off :


LIC will release the Cut Off for both prelims and mains once the exam is over. Candidates are advised to check the official website of LIC for the same.

 

This was all about the LIC AAO Exam that one needs to know. Candidates should constantly keep a check on the official portal of LIC to get a clear idea about the exam dates and other details. Good luck to all the LIC AAO exam aspirants!

 



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