LIC AAO Exam 2021

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Conducted by Life Insurance Corporation of India, the LIC AAO exam aims to facilitate the recruitment of candidates for the post of Assistant Administrative Officer under different vacancies. Life Insurance Corporation of India is the largest insurance company of the country and avails a multitude of posts of AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer) including AAO Generalist, AAO IT, AAO Chartered Accountant, AAO Actuarial, and AAO Rajbhasha. Through this blog, let’s explore the LIC AAO Exam 2021 in detail to know about its important dates, eligibility, syllabus as well as the application process.

Conducted byLife Insurance Corporation of India
Exam LevelNational
Exam Frequency Once a year
Job LocationAnywhere in India
Medium of ExamEnglish/Hindi
StagesThree (Prelims, Mains, and Interview)

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LIC AAO Exam Dates 2021

LIC AAO (Specialist) notifications for the year 2021 have not been released by the Life Insurance Corporation. From the table given below, candidates can check the tentative dates regarding the LIC AAO exam 2021.

EventExam Dates
Notifications for LIC AAOFebruary 2020
Online RegistrationFebruary 2020 to 15 March 2020
LIC AAO Prelims Admit Card27 March 2020 to 4 April 2020
LIC AAO Prelims examApril 2021
(The test was postponed for a year due to the Pandemic)
LIC AAO Prelims ResultMay 2021 (Tentative)
LIC AAO Main ExamJune 2021 (Tentative)
LIC AAO Main ResultJuly 2021 (Tentative)
InterviewAugust 2021 (Tentative)
Final ResultSeptember 2021 (Tentative)

LIC AAO Vacancies 2021 Bifurcation

Normally, the vacancies of LIC AAO are always available in huge numbers, due to the presence of the varied branches of LIC all over India. Given below is the bifurcation of the 168 vacancies open for this year LIC AAO Exam 2021:

AAO Actuarial43831230
AAO Chartered Accountant631141640
AAO Legal731041640
AAO Rajbhasha112048
AAO IT741452050

How to Apply?

You can apply for the LIC AAO exam during the available application dates. But, before applying, you need to make sure to have the following documents with you:

1.Have a valid personal email address and mobile phone number.
2. Scanned copy of passport-sized photograph, signature (with black ink), left thumb impression and a hand-written declaration. 
3. The text for declaration should read, “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”  

Now let’s see how you can apply to the LIC AAO test:
  1. Open
  2. Click on ‘careers’ to open the link on  “ Recruitment of AE/AA/AAO(Specialist)”
  3. Select the button that reads, ‘Click here for New Registration’
  4. Enter all the information 
  5. A registration number and password will be generated by the system that you need to note down.
  6. Keep saving every sheet of detail that you are filling. Finally, on the last section, verify all your details and click on the ‘Final Submit’ button
  7. Your name and your father/ husband’s name should be spelt correctly.
  8. Validate your details and save the application after checking it thoroughly
  9. Make the online payment
  10. Click on Submit 

LIC AAO Application Fees

The non-refundable application fees for LIC AAO is:

SC/ ST/ PWD CandidatesINR 85+ Transaction Charges + GST
Other CandidatesINR 700+ Transaction Charges + GST

Guidelines for LIC AAO Exam

On the day of your exam, you need to be cautious about certain rules and guidelines that you need to follow. You must bring certain documents to your exam centre for verification.

The documents required for LIC AAO Exam are:

  1. Valid call letter for respective date and centre
  2. Photo identification proof
  3. Photocopy of photo-identity proof

If you arrive late to the exam centre, you will not be permitted to take the test. It is advisable that candidates reach at least three hours before the exam to complete the verification process. 

LIC AAO Selection Procedure

The entire selection process of LIC AAO is very lengthy and time taking. However, with the perks and benefits, it is worth it. So, let’s see the selection procedure of LIC AOO:

Application Process
Test I  (Computer-based Test)
*Only those who prove their eligibility for the test will be allowed to sit for the test
Test II (Computer-based Test)
*Only those who qualify for Test I will be allowed to sit for Test II
Interview Process
The interview process holds 60 marks and will only be conducted for students who pass Test II
Pre-recruitment Medical Exam
* After you are selected in the interview, you must go through a medical exam. If you pass this, you will be offered appointment

LIC AAO Exam: Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form for the LIC AAO exam, the applicants must check if they fulfil the eligibility criteria specified. Take a look at the requirements enlisted below as per official notification of Life Insurance Corporation of India which need to satisfied (as of 1st February 2021).

Age Limit

The minimum age limit of the applicant should be 21 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years. There are certain relaxation of years for candidates belonging to different categories: 

  • For SC/ST candidates: 5 years 
  • For OBC candidates: 3 years
  • For PwD(General) candidates: 10 years
  • For PwD(OBC) candidates: 13 years
  • For PwD(SC/ST) candidates: 15 years. 

Education Qualifications

The required qualification is different for certain Administrative Assistant officer(AAO) posts:

PostsEducation Qualifications
AAO (Generalist)Graduation degree in any discipline.
AAO (Chartered Accountant)The candidate should be a member of ICAI and should have finished the final test of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. They must also hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
AAO (Actuarial)The student must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. They should have passed Paper CT1 and CT5 and 4 other test papers of the exam conducted by the Institute of Actuaries of India or IFA, UK.
AAO (IT)The applicant from a recognized university must have completed graduation in engineering (Computer Science, IT or Electronics), or have completed his MCA or MSc (Computer Science).
AAO (Legal)The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Law or Master in Law (LLM) from a recognized Indian University/Institution and possess 3 years of bar experience.
AAO (Rajbhasha)The student must hold a master’s degree in English/Sanskrit/Hindi with English & Hindi as one of the subjects at the bachelor’s degree level.

LIC AAO Exam Pattern

Those who have applied for LIC AAO Exam have to go through the following stages, in order to get recruited to Assistant Administrative Officer posts (further explained in the next section):

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination 
  3. Interview
  4. Pre- Recruitment Medical Exam

In the year 2021, there are slight changes in the exam pattern and recruitment drive, as compared to the last recruitment drive conducted in 2019. The table below shows the LIC AAO exam pattern in detail for the year 2021:

LIC AAO Preliminary Exam

SectionsNumber of Questions
& Marks
Qualifying MarksDuration
Quantitative Aptitude3518 (16 for SC/ST/PWD)20 minutes
Reasoning Ability3510 ( 9 for SC/ST/PWD)20 minutes
English Language (special emphasis
on grammar and comprehension)
3018 (16 for SC/ST/PWD)20 minutes

LIC AAO Mains Exam (CA/Actuarial/Rajbhasha/IT)

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Reasoning Ability309040 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market
306020 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs306020 minutes
Professional knowledge309040 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing
& Essay)
22530 minutes

LIC AAO Mains Exam (Legal)

SectionsNumber of
Reasoning Ability309040 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness306020 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs306020 minutes
Professional knowledge309040 minutes
Legal Drafting for AAO22530 minutes

Qualifying Marks Sheet (Paper-II)

SectionsQualifying Marks for General CategoryQualifying Marks for SC/ ST/ PWD
Reasoning Ability4540
Insurance and Financial MarketAwareness3027
General Knowledge, Current Affairs4540
Professional knowledge3027
Letter Writing& Essay/ Legal Writing109

After clearing the Prelims and Interview round, the candidates have to appear for the Interview round, which consists of 60 marks. 

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LIC AAO Exam Syllabus

For the different sections of the LIC AAO exam, the topic covered have been elucidated below: 

Reasoning Ability

Given below are some of the important topics from which the questions are expected under the LIC AAO Exam:

  • Syllogism
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Linear and Circular Sitting Arrangements
  • Distance and Direction
  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Clocks and Calendars

Also Read: Analytical Reasoning for Competitive Exam

Quantitative Aptitude

The questions asked in the exam in the Quantitative section of the LIC AAO Exam is to examine the student’s basic calculation and mathematical skills. Important topics from which questions are framed include:

  • Number System
  • Simplification
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Boats and Streams
  • Percentage
  • Cistern and Pipe
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Problems on Ages
  • Data Interpretation

Also Read: Coordinate Geometry for Competitive Exam

English Language

The questions asked in this section evaluate the candidate’s basic English grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension. Important topics from which questions are asked are:

  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Spotting Errors
  • Comprehension Reading
  • Passage Completion

General Awareness and Current Affairs

One of the crucial sections of the LIC AAO Exam is General Awareness and Current Affairs Section, which includes the following topics: 

  • History of India
  • Indian Economics
  • Geography
  • Countries, Capitals, and Currencies
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards, Honors and Recognition
  • Current Affairs – National and International
  • Financial Institutions – National and International
  • Finance, Budget, and Five Year Plans
  • Science and Technology

Related Read: Basic General Knowledge for Competitive Exam

LIC AAO Benefits 

An LIC AAO post comes with a lot of perks. However,as per the rules, you will be on probation for one year. After you qualify for the LIC AAO test, you will be provided with several job benefits like:

  • Basic pay of INR 32,795
  • House Rent
  • City Compensatory Allowance
  • Defined Contributory Pension
  • Gratuity
  • LTC
  • Cash Medical Benefit
  • Group Mediclaim
  • Group Personal Accident Insurance
  • Group Insurance
  • Vehicle Loan (2-wheeler/4 wheeler) as per rules
  • Meal Coupon
  • Reimbursement of cost of Briefcase/leather bags
  • Mobile Handset
  • Supply of dailies and magazines and tea/coffee 
  • Mobile Expenses

Hence, we hope the blog has provided you with elaborated details on the LIC AAO 2021. If you are preparing for any such competitive exam and don’t know where to begin, you can always reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu who would help you in coming up with a preparation strategy for acing this exam!

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