LIC AAO exam is a three-stage selection process. This exam is one of the most attractive after exams in India and requires proper preparation to qualify. The important dates for the LIC AAO exam are given below:

LIC AAO Important Dates

LIC AAO Event

Date

Salient features

LIC AAO notification

March 2020(Tentative)

It consists of about the number of vacancies, selection process and the related information

LIC AAO Application Starts

March 2020 (Tentative)

For filling application form.

LIC AAO Application Closes

March  2020 (Tentative)

Last date for applying

LIC AAO Admit Card

April 2020 (Tentative)

Admit card releasing date

LIC AAO Prelims exam

May 2020 (Tentative)

Exam will be conducted in online mode

LIC AAO Prelims Result

June 2020 (Tentative)

Results will be revealed on this date

LIC AAO Main admit card

June 2020 (Tentative)

Main Exams’s admit card releasing date

LIC AAO Main Exam

June 2020 (Tentative)

Exam will be conducted in online mode

LIC AAO Main Result

July 2020 (Tentative)

Main Exam result will be revealed on this date

LIC AAO Interview

August 2020 (Tentative)

Selected Candidates will be called for an interview on this date.

LIC AAO Final Result

September 2020 (Tentative)

The final result of the exam will be declared.

After the final result, the candidates will be sent for the medical examination. On passing the medical examination, the appointment letter will be given to the candidates.

LIC AAO 2020

Life Insurance Corporation Assistant Administrative Officer or LIC AAO is the competitive exam conducted by LIC to recruit the candidates as follows:

  • AAO Generalist
  • AAO IT
  • AAO Chartered Accountant
  • AAO Actuarial
  • AAO Rajbhasha

LIC AAO exam is conducted across the nation at various designated centres. LIC AAO selection process 2019 is finished with the declaration of the final result on September 30.  LIC will release the LIC AAO notification 2020 in May.

LIC AAO Exam 2020 Important Highlights

Features

Details

Exam Name Common Admission Test (CAT)
Conducting Body Life Insurance Corporation
Exam Level National

Exam Frequency 

Once a year
Medium of Exam English/Hindi

Intimation+Exam Fees

Rs 600 (General category) and Rs100 (Reserved category)

Number of Applications Received 

15 lakh
Exam Mode         Online
Exam Website   https://www.licindia.in/Bottom-Links/careers

 

LIC AAO 2020 vacancies

The vacancies in LIC AAO exam is always good in number due to its all India presence. The number of vacancies in the LIC AAO exam 2020 will be notified in the official notification. We can check the LIC AAO vacancies notified in 2019. The post-wise vacancies are given below:

Post

SC ST OBC EWS Unreserved Total
AAO Generalist 55 35 85 35 140 350
AAO IT 25 14 36 15 60 150
AAO Chartered Accountant 7 15 13 5 20 50
AAO Actuarial 4 3 8 3 12 30
AAO Rajbhasha 1 1 2 1 5 10
Total 92 58 144 59 237 590

It is important to note that the candidate should apply for one post only. In case, the candidate applies for more than one post, his or her application will be declared invalid.

LIC AAO Selection Process

The LIC AAO exam is conducted in three stages. Following are the stages in the LIC AAO exam:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Exam
  • Interview

LIC AAO Eligibility Criteria 2020

The candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions before appearing in the LIC AAO exam. The eligibility conditions are the minimum conditions which need to be achieved by the candidates. 

LIC AAO age limit

As per the official notification, the date mentioned for age calculations is March 1 of the exam year. The candidate must have attained the age of 21 and must not exceed the age of 30 years. (The candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.03.1990 and not later than 01.03.1999 both days inclusive). Following age relaxation is provided to the reserved category candidates:

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Person with Benchmark Disabilities(Gen) 10 Years
Person with Benchmark Disabilities(SC/ST) 15 Years
Person with Benchmark Disabilities(OBC) 13 Years
ECO/SSCO (GEN) 5 Years
ECO/SSCO (SC/ST) 10 Years
ECO/SSCO (OBC) 8 Years
Confirmed LIC employees Further Relaxation of 5 Years

Educational Qualification required for LIC AAO

Since there are functionally different positions notified under the umbrella exam of LIC AAO, the educational qualifications required for all the posts are different. Following are the required post-wise required educational qualification:

For AAO (Generalist): Graduation degree in any discipline.

For AAO (IT): Bachelors degree in Engineering in Computer Science, IT or Electronics, or an MCA, or an MSc(Computer Science).

For AAO (Chartered Accountant): Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Indian University/Institution and candidate should have passed the final examination of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completion of articles as presented by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

The candidate should be Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Candidates need to provide their membership number and it will be verified with Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

For AAO (Actuarial): Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized Indian University/Institution and 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. (Total 6 or more papers) as on the date of eligibility i.e. March 1, 2020. 

Candidates should provide their membership number and the same will be verified with Institute of Actuaries of India / Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK. 

For AAO (Rajbhasha): Post Graduate Master’s Degree in Hindi/Hindi translation with English as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s Degree level 
or
Post Graduate Master’s Degree in English with Hindi as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s degree level
or
Post Graduate Master’s Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at Bachelor’s degree level.

All the educational qualifications mentioned should be obtained from a University/Institute/ Board recognised by Govt. of India / approved by the Government Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before March 1, 2020. It implies that the candidates appearing in the last year of their graduation degree are not eligible to appear in the LIC AAO exam.

LIC AAO 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

LIC AAO prelims exam is conducted online at various centres across the nation. The LIC AAO Prelims has three sections and the total allotted time is 1 hour. The medium of exam will be English and Hindi. The time duration for each section is 20 minutes. The candidates have to score minimum qualifying numbers marked for each section.

After the exam, the authority will decide the cut-off marks for the LIC Prelims exam. LIC AAO prelims marks will not be counted for the final merit. English Language Test will be of qualifying nature and the marks obtained will not be counted for ranking.

Subject

Marks

Minimum Qualifying score

 

 

SC/ST

Others

Reasoning

35

16

18

Quantitative Aptitude

35

16

18

English Language with special emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and comprehension

 

30*

9

10

Total

70

 

The number of candidates who will pass the LIC AAO prelims exam will be 20 times the number of vacancies notified in official notification.

LIC AAO Main Exam 

LIC AAO main exam is conducted online to select the candidates for the interview stage. The LIC AAO exam is conducted for the various functionally distinct positions and hence the main exam has a different pattern for each post. The medium of exam will be English and Hindi for all sections except the English section. There will be 30 questions for each section except the descriptive test.

The LIC AAO main exam consists of two type of questions

  • Objective test - 300 marks 
  • Descriptive type - 25 marks

Descriptive paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who qualify in the objective part of the main examination. The English Language Test is of qualifying nature and marks obtained in it will not be counted for the final merit. The pattern of LIC AAO exam is given separately for all the positions:

Pattern of LIC AAO (Generalist):

Section

Maximum Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Duration

 

 

SC/ST

Others

 

Reasoning Ability

90

40

45

40 Minutes

General Knowledge, Current Affairs

60

27

30

20 Minutes

Professional Knowledge

90

40

45

40 Minutes

Insurance and Financial Market Awareness

60

27

30

20 Minutes

Total

300

 

 

2 Hours

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

25*

9

10

30 Minutes

Pattern of LIC AAO Main Exam (Rajbhasha):

Section

Maximum Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Duration

 

 

SC/ST

Others

 

Reasoning Ability

90

40

45

40 Minutes

General Knowledge, Current Affairs

60

27

30

20 Minutes

Professional Knowledge

90

40

45

40 Minutes

Insurance and Financial
Market Awareness

60

27

30

20 Minutes

Total

300

 

 

2 Hours

Knowledge of Language (Descriptive)

25*

9

10

30 Minutes

Knowledge of Language test will be of qualifying nature and the marks will not be counted for ranking.

LIC AAO Interview

LIC AAO Interview is the last stage of the selection process. The number of candidates to be called for interview will be about three times the number of vacancies to be filled.
After the interview, the final result will be declared and the candidates will be sent for the medical test.

How normalisation of marks is done in LIC AAO?

Normalisation is a process undertaken to provide a level playing field to all the candidates appeared in different slots and different question papers. The scores of examination are obtained by adopting the following procedure:

  1. Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the Score.
  2. The score so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the Equated Scores obtained by candidates on any test are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms.
  3. Test wise scores and scores on total are reported with decimal point up to two digits.
  • There are three stages of exam in the LIC AAO recruitment process. The patter of each stage of LIC AAO exam is different. The LIC AAO prelims exam is the first stage. There is no negative marking in the LIC AAO exam. Till 2016, there was negative marking in LIC AAO main exam. 

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