LIC (Life Insurance Corporation): 

  • Participating Insurance organizations: LIC
  • Exam Conducting Organization: LIC
  • Posts: AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer) and ADO (Apprentice Development Officer)



Vacancy – 700 posts

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age: 21 – 30 yrs
  • Education: Bachelor/Master’s Degree from a recognized Indian University/ Institution

The relaxation in upper age limit will be provided to certain limits for reserved categories.

ST/SC: 5 Years
OBC: 3 Years
PwD: 10 Years

Please refer to the official notification for further details regarding age relaxation for other categories.

Selection procedure:

  1. Online examination
  2. Personal Interview

Examination pattern:

  • Online Examination 
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1 English Language with focus on Vocab & Comprehension 40 * Composite time of  2 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 30 90
3 Reasoning Ability 30 90
4 General awareness & Current Affairs 30 60
5 Computer knowledge 30 60
Total 160 300


  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelims examination.
  1. Candidate MUST pass in each Section separately and should also obtain minimum marks in the aggregate to qualify for the interview.
  1. English Language test is of qualifying nature and the marks in English Language will not be counted for ranking.


  • Personal Interview
  1. Commensurate with the number of vacancies, LIC reserves the right to fix the minimum eligibility standards in order to restrict the candidates to be called for interview and also fix the minimum qualifying marks to qualify in the interview. Candidates who do not obtain the minimum qualifying marks as decided at a later stage shall be excluded from further selection process The decision of LIC in this regard shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. II.
  1. The number of candidates to be called for interview will be about three times the number of vacancies to be filled in subject to availability of successful candidates in the online examination and will be purely as per their ranking in their respective category. Candidates will have to obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the interview. 
  1. In case of similar marks of two or more candidates, the merit order of such group of candidates shall be as per the aggregate marks in online examination and interview and further as per their additional post graduation qualification (i.e. the person with higher educational qualification will be placed higher in the merit order) and in case of further similarity in educational qualification merit order will be decided on the basis of age, (i.e. senior in age will be placed higher in merit order). LIC will not be bound to take all the candidates with similar mark. It will only take candidates as per vacancy notified.


Important Dates:

Release of Application Form  December 2016
Date of Examination March 2017
Declaration of Mains Result April – May 2017


Key Points:

  1. Age as on date specified in the notification.  Relaxation in age for reserved categories as per rules.
  2. Application, fee payment and examination are online.
  3. Application Fee – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates & Rs. 600/- for all others.
  4. All papers will be in both languages (Hindi & English) except the test of language i.e. English.
  5. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in online examination.
  6. Marks obtained in the online examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview and final merit list will be prepared by getting a combined score of online examination and interview.