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LIC Assistant Exam Guide: All you need to know

Updated on 30 September 2020
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Updated on 30 September 2020

The recruitment notification for the Assistant's post has been released by the Life Insurance Corporation of India. This is a great opportunity for those who wish to seek jobs in the government sector. LIC is a well-established and well-known Indian-based government firm. It was founded in 1956 and is now India's largest insurance company. It is a state-owned Indian community insurance and investment company. LIC has eight Zonal Offices, 133 Divisional Offices, and 2048 Branch Offices with millions of workers across the country playing a major role in constructing the country's economy. Here we will discuss more about the LIC Assistant Exam.

LIC Assistant Exam Date:

The significant dates for the recruitment of LIC Assistants in 2020 are as follows:

LIC Assistant Event


LIC Assistant Online Notification Release

September 2020

Online registration of application Starts

September 2020

Closing of registration of application

October 2020

Preliminary Exam

November 2020

Mains Exam

December 2020

Candidates can go through the above exam dates of LIC Assistant.

Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit (As on 01.09.2020):

The minimum age must be 18 years but not more than 30 years.

Educational Qualification:

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in any approved recognized university with 55% aggregate marks.

Age Relaxation:

For (SC)/(ST)/Other Backward Community (OBC)/Ex-Servicemen / people with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)/Confirmed LIC workers, upper-age relaxation is as follows:


Age Relaxation


5 years


3 years

PWD (Gen)

10 years


15 years


13 years


Current service period in Defense Forces plus 3 years subject to the age requirement of 45 years overall. (In the case of Ex-Servicemen with disabilities belong to SC / ST / OBC, a maximum age limit of 50 years for SC / ST and 48 years for OBC is permitted.

LIC Employees

Further Relaxation of 5 years

Total Vacancy:

LIC Assistant 2020 has Approximate 8500 vacancies.


Total Vacancies

Northern Zone


Northern Central Zone


Southern South-Central Zone




Western Zone


Central Zone


Eastern Zone


Eastern Central Zone


Application Process:

Steps to fill the Online Application for LIC Assistant 2020.

  1. Candidates should visit the official site of the LIC to obtain the application form. 
  2. Click on the Careers page and then go to "Recruitment of Assistant 2020".
  3. Fill out the appropriate email, phone number, scanned copy of signature and photographs, etc.
  4. Finally, pay the application fee and carry a print for future reference. Note that the application fees for SC/ST/PwD candidates is Rs. 85 plus GST and taxes. While the fees for candidates belonging to other caste categories like General and OBC is Rs. 500 plus GST and taxes.
  5. Candidates should keep a check on the LIC Assistant Exam Notification for more details.

Admit Card:

The LIC Assistant 2020 admit card will be published a few days before the exam. The LIC Assistant 2020 Mains exam admit card will be given to applicants who have cleared the LIC Assistant 2020 Preliminary Test.

Salary Structure:

The basic salary of an LIC Assistant can vary from Rs. 13,000-14,000. Also, they are eligible for emoluments which can go up to Rs. 22,200-22,500.

Selection Process:

The LIC Assistant Exam 2020 goes through the following selection procedure.

  1. Phase 1: LIC Assistant Prelims
  2. Phase 2: LIC Assistant Mains
  3. Phase 3: Interview

Candidates who get selected after the interview round has to further go through medical examination.

Exam Syllabus of LIC Assistant:

There are four major sections in the LIC Assistant Examination. It covers Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning, English Language and General Awareness (includes national & international current affairs and insurance awareness).


Prelims Exam:

 Recently, LIC Assistant 2020 Recruitment Notification has been issued by Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) for the recruitment of clerical workers like cashier, single-window operator, customer support executive, etc. in various LIC offices. LIC Assistant is a central government test and the competition for this position is immense. Applicants must also have a clear training plan to crack the LIC Assistant Exam and the applicants who plan to apply for this test must know the LIC Assistant Syllabus.


An exam syllabus plays a very significant role in one's training and an applicant should be familiar with the syllabus. The syllabus is similar for both LIC Assistant's mains and prelims. Only the level of difficulty and the number of questions varies for both the exams. The LIC Assistant test will be carried out in two phases-preliminary and mains.


The Prelims is the first phase of the LIC Assistant 2020 test. This is the first step towards selection. The detailed syllabus for the prelims exam is mentioned below.

English Language:

  1. Synonyms
  2. Homonyms
  3. Antonyms Spelling
  4. Word formation
  5. Idioms and phrases
  6. Fill in suitable words
  7. Grammar
  8. Spotting errors
  9. Sentence correction
  10. Active/ passive voice
  11. Phrases and idioms
  12. Direct and indirect speech
  13. Reading Comprehension
  14. Passage completion
  15. Theme detection
  16. Deriving conclusion
  17. Rearrangement of passage

Quantitative Aptitude:

  1. Percentages
  2. Ratio and proportion
  3. Averages
  4. Mixture and allegation
  5. Time and work Speed,
  6. distance and time
  7. Stocks and shares
  8. Partnership
  9. Clocks
  10. Volume and Surface area
  11. Logarithms
  12. Permutation and combinations
  13. Simple and compound interest
  14. Equations
  15. Probability
  16. Trigonometry
  17. Profit, loss, and discount
  18. Mensuration
  19. Elements of algebra


  1. Analogy
  2. Classification
  3. Word formation
  4. Statement and conclusions
  5. Syllogism
  6. Statement and assumptions
  7. Statement and arguments
  8. Coding decoding
  9. Blood relations
  10. Passage and conclusions
  11. Alphabet test Series test Number, 
  12. Ranking and time sequence
  13. Direction sense test
  14. Figure Series
  15. Decision-making test
  16. Input/output, Assertion, and reasoning
  17. Sitting arrangement
  18. Odd figure out
  19. Data Interpretation
  20. Analogy Series test
  21. Miscellaneous test

 You should check the entire LIC Assistant Exam Pattern to get a clear idea for what to expect in the examination.

 Mains Exam:

 Mains Exam will be conducted in the month of December 2020. Candidates who clear the prelim exam are only eligible to appear for the mains exam. The LIC Assistant Exam date for Mains has not been released yet.


The cut off for the exam will be determined based on total number of questions, results, and the number of applicants.

This was the complete LIC Assistant Exam guide. Candidates should score good marks in order to get selected for the post. The level of difficulty of this exam is not quite high though candidates should know that there is a lot of competition for this exam. The LIC Assistant Exam Notification will be out soon so candidates must constantly keep a check on the official website of LIC. Good luck to all the LIC Assistant aspirants!

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