LIC AAO 2019: Recruitment Notification, Salary, Syllabus, Exam Date, Vacancy

LIC AAO 2019

LIC AAO 2019 Highlights

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is an Indian state-owned insurance group and investment company headquartered in Mumbai. Jobs in the insurance sector have always been attractive when it comes to working in the government sector. LIC releases vacancies for the post of AAO almost every year to recruit eligible candidates. Before starting the application process, you should know some important highlights of the examination:

LIC AAO Exam Highlights

Conducting BodyLIC
Mode of Exam Online
Phases 3 (Preliminary, Main, Personal Interview(PI))
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
Time Duration 1 hour for Prelims and 2.5 hours for Mains
Maximum Marks 70 for Prelims and 300 for Mains

LIC AAO Exam Notification

LIC is the largest insurance company in India and thus its recruitment notification is awaited by most of the aspirants. Being an insurance sector job, most of the aspirants are attracted towards this job owing to the facilities, perks and comforts. LIC has just released notification announcing vacancies for the post of Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) (Generalist/IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial/Rajbhasha). The Preliminary (Prelims) exam for LIC AAO is tentatively scheduled to be conducted in the month of May and the Mains exam is expected to be conducted in the month of June. A total of 590 vacancies have been announced by LIC for the above posts. Candidates will be allowed to apply for just ‘one’ post among ‘Generalist/IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial/Rajbhasha’. Being one of the most awaited exams, the level of the examination can be expected to be good. Candidates should go through the official notification of LIC properly to know all the details of the examination.

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LIC AAO Exam Pattern

LIC has released the notification for AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer) for various posts and finally ended the wait for most of the government job aspirants. LIC provides great opportunities for career growth and thus the examination for LIC AAO cannot be taken lightly. Therefore, it is advisable to be aware of the exam format and pattern to avoid any errors later. The pattern of LIC AAO 2019 will be the same as the last examination. There are no changes in the pattern. The LIC AAO examination is conducted in three phases:

  • Phase I - Prelims or Preliminary Examination
  • Phase II - Mains Examination
  • Phase III - Interview

After all the phases are completed, the final list of the selected candidates is released.

LIC AAO 2019 Phase I- Prelims Exam Pattern

The ‘Phase I’ of LIC AAO 2019 will be an online test consisting of three sections of English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude respectively, not in any fixed order. All the three sections are allotted separate sectional timings of 20 minutes each, which makes the total timing to be of 1 hour with a total of 70 marks. The Prelims exam is common for all the posts.

Sl.NoName of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3. English Language 30 30* 20 Minutes
 Total100701 hour
  • There is a provision of negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. It means that for one incorrect answer, one-fourth of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
  • *English Language test will be qualifying in nature and therefore marks will not be counted for ranking.

LIC AAO 2019 Phase – II: Mains Exam Pattern

Once the Prelims examination is over, the candidates who are able to qualify it will have to appear in the Mains examination. The LIC AAO Mains Exam is tentatively scheduled to be held on 28th June. The pattern of the Mains examination for all types of posts is mostly similar except a few changes in the number of subjects.

LIC AAO 2019 (Generalist) Mains Exam Pattern:

The Mains exam for Generalists will consist of 4 sections: Insurance & Financial Market Awareness, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning Ability and General Knowledge & Current Affairs. Apart from this objective test, the LIC AAO Mains Examination will also consist of a ‘Descriptive Test’ of 30 minutes duration which tests the English writing skills of the candidate. Thus, the total time duration of the examination will be 2 hours 30 minutes.

The details of the exam pattern are as follows

Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamMinimum Qualifying MarksDuration
SC/STOthers
Reasoning Ability 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
Insurance & Financial Market Awareness 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Total120300   2 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 9 10 30 Minutes

LIC AAO 2019 (IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial) Mains Exam Pattern

The LIC AAO Mains Exam for (IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial) also consists of four subjects /tests except that it has a test of ‘Professional Knowledge’ in place of General Awareness along with the usual ‘Descriptive English Test’.

Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamMinimum Qualifying MarksDuration
SC/STOthers
Reasoning Ability 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
Professional Knowledge 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
Insurance & Financial Market Awareness 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Total120300   2 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 9 10 30 Minutes

 

LIC AAO 2019 (Rajbhasha) Mains Exam Pattern

The LIC AAO Mains Exam for the post of Rajbhasha consists of four subjects /tests, where the test for Data Analysis & Interpretation is replaced by General Knowledge & Current Affairs. All the sections are separately timed as in all the above posts.

Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamMinimum Qualifying MarksDuration
SC/STOthers
Reasoning Ability 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Professional Knowledge 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
Insurance & Financial Market Awareness 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Total120300   2 Hours
Knowledge of Language (Descriptive) 2 25 Hindi 9 10 30 Minutes

* The Descriptive test of English Language in all the Mains examinations for all posts will only be of qualifying nature and will not be counted for ranking purpose.

LIC AAO 2019 Phase – III: Personal Interview

The candidates who are able to qualify the LIC AAO 2019 Mains Examination will be called for the Phase III, i.e. Personal Interview (PI), where they will have to face an interview board where they can be asked questions from any subject / area. 

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LIC AAO Exam Syllabus

The LIC AAO 2019 Exam has maintained itself on the list of most important examinations in India. Thus, it is the most sought-after job in the insurance sector. Insurance sector has equally rewarding jobs as in the banking sector. Thus, it gives a tough competition for all those who aspire to grab a job here. Before you start gearing up for the LIC AAO 2019 Examination, it is extremely necessary to take a look at the syllabus, which will give you a clear idea of the examination and its level.

LIC AAO Phase I Syllabus

To start off with the preparation, you will first need the syllabus of the LIC AAO 2019 Exam,so that you know what to study. Refer to the complete syllabus here:

Quantitative Aptitude
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Percentage
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Set Theory
Reasoning Ability
  • Inequality
  • Coding Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Scheduling
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Arrangement and Pattern
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction and Distance
English Language
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Comprehension
  • Passage Making
  • Jumble Words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Framing

LIC AAO Eligibility Criteria

LIC released the official notification, where it has specified the complete eligibility criteria with respect to age, nationality, education etc. All the candidates who are willing to apply need to conform to the eligibility criteria mentioned in the notification, to avoid any unwanted consequences later.

Educational Criteria

All the candidates need to follow the specified eligibility criteria with respect to educational qualification to ensure their candidature for the LIC AAO 2019 Exam. A candidate needs to have the following educational qualification/s in order to be eligible to fill the application form for LIC AAO. A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree from a recognized university or institute.

PostsEducational Qualification
AAO (GENERALIST) Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized Indian University/Institution
AAO (IT) Graduation degree in Engineering in Computer Science, IT or Electronics, or an MCA, or an MSC(Computer Science) from a recognized Indian University/Institution
AAO (CA) Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized Indian University/Institution and Candidate should have passed Final Examination of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completion of Articles as presented by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
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. 1st March, 2019
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

Age Criteria

In order to be able to apply for LIC AAO 2019, a candidate needs to follow a certain criteria with respect to age. Age of a candidate should not be below 21 years (as on March 1, 2019) and not above 30 years (Born not earlier than March 2, 1989 and not later than March 1, 1998).

Age Relaxation

LIC has a provision of  relaxation with respect to age for Backward Community(OBC)/ Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECO) /Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCO) /Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) /Confirmed LIC employees as given below :

Sr. No.Reservation CategoryAge Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
2. Other Backward Classes 3 Years
3. Persons With Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) GEN - 10 Years SC/ST - 15 Years OBC - 13 Years
4. ECO/SSCO GEN - 5 Years SC/ST - 10 Years OBC - 8 Years
5. Confirmed LIC employees further relaxation 5 Years

Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India.

LIC AAO Marking Scheme

There is a system of negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. It means that for one incorrect answer, one-fourth of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted. English Language test will be qualifying in nature and therefore marks will not be counted for ranking.

LIC AAO Marking Scheme

Subject wiseMarking Scheme
Other Subjects  0.25 Negative Marks
English Descriptive Qualifying in nature

LIC AAO Salary 2019

An Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) in LIC is entitled to receive a basic pay of Rs. 32795/- per month in the scale of Rs. 32795- 1610(14) –55335– 1745(4) –62315 and other admissible allowances as per rules. An AAO is also eligible for certain emoluments also, inclusive of House Rent Allowance (HRA) & City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) wherever admissible depending upon the classification of the city, which will amount to approximately Rs 56,000/- per month in ‘A’ Class city. Other benefits are Defined Contributory Pension, Special Allowance for passing Actuarial Examination, 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 towards cost of Briefcase leather bags, mobile handset, supply of dailies and magazines and tea/coffee, mobile expenses, etc. as per rules.

PostSalary
Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) Basic pay of Rs. 32795/- per month in the scale of Rs. 32795- 1610(14) –55335– 1745(4) –62315 and other admissible allowances as per rules.

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LIC AAO Vacancy 2019

LIC has released a total of 590 vacancies under the post of AAO with different categories mentioned in the official notification. Candidates can apply for any one of the categories among Generalist/IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial/Rajbhasha. The exam is among the most important ones, especially in the Insurance sector, thus, the competition can be expected to be high, keeping in mind that the vacancies are distributed among the various categories of the job. The breakup of LIC AAO 2019 vacancies is as follows:

LIC AAO PostsSCSTOBCEWSURTotal
AAO (Generalist) 55 35 85 35 140 350
AAO (IT) 25 14 36 15 60 150
AAO (CA) 7 5 13 5 20 50
AAO (Actuarial) 4 3 8 3 12 30
AAO (Rajbhasha) 1 1 2 1 5 10
Total925814459237590

LIC AAO Examination 2019 How to Apply

All the eligible candidates are expected to apply for their respective category of posts according to the eligibility. The candidates are expected to fill in the complete details in the online application form and without completing the application procedure, the candidates will not be permitted to appear in the examination. The step-by-step procedure is as follows:

Candidates should keep the following documents ready before applying online:

  • Scanned photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
  • Signature (with black ink)
  • left thumb impression (on white paper with black or blue ink)
  • a hand-written declaration (on a white paper with black ink) with the text given below. This handwritten declaration ensures that all these scanned documents adhere to the required specifications.

Once you have all the required documents, start the application process:

    • Go to the official website of LIC: www.licindia.in and click on the click on the ‘Careers’ to open the link “ Recruitment of Assistant Administrative Officer 2019”. It redirects the candidates to the online registration page. To register the application, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name,Contact details and Email-id.
    • A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. Click on Save & Next button to move forward.
    • You will now be redirected to the next page of the form where you will be asked to upload your scanned passport size photograph and signature based on the specification mentioned therein and click on the next button.
    • After you move on to the next page, you will have to fill in your personal details including your educational qualifications.
    • After you are finished with entering the details, the preview of your form will be shown, so that if you find any error, you may edit and correct it. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to edit it.
    • At the end, you will have to choose a preferable online payment method to submit the application fee for IBPS PO. You can pay the fees through credit card / debit card / net banking etc.
    • Click on the 'Submit' button to complete the application.

While applying online, candidates should keep in mind a few important points:

  • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged. (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his/ her right thumb for applying.)
  • The hand-written declaration has to be in the candidate’s handwriting and in English only. If it is written and uploaded by anybody else or in any other language, the application will be considered as invalid.
  • Have a valid personal email ID and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process. LIC may send intimation to download call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered email ID.

LIC AAO 2019 Application Fee

Once a candidate is done with filling all the required details for LIC AAO 2019 and uploaded all documents required, the last stage is to submit the online application fee. As the examination and application both are in online mode, therefore the payment mode will also be online and you will have to choose from the given online payment options. The application fee is as given below:

Sr. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1 SC/ST/PwBD Rs.100/- (plus Transaction Charges)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (plus Transaction Charges)

LIC has proposed a list of various exam centres in its official notification where the LIC AAO 2019 Examination will be held. Every year LIC allots various exam centres in different cities for the candidates where the online examination can be taken place smoothly. The candidate is alloted a centre depending on his choice of state and city. LIC reserves the right to allot any centre in that state / city and also change the centre by any reason whatsoever. A candidate is not permitted to request for any change in his/her exam centre.

LIC AAO 2019 Admit Card

LIC will release the admit cards for the LIC AAO 2019 Prelims Examination soon after the application process has ended. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards for the Preliminary examination from 22nd April to 30th April 2019. The admit cards for the LIC AAO 2019 Mains Examination will also be released few days after the Prelims examination.

LIC AAO Exam Dates

LIC has released the tentative exam dates for LIC AAO 2019 Examination (Prelims + Mains).It is advisable for the candidates to be in regular touch with the LIC website to avoid lack of information on any recent changes in the events. The complete schedule of the examination procedure is given below:

LIC AAO Exam Dates

ActivityDates
Start date for Online Registration of Applications and Online Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation charges 02nd March 2019
Last date for Online Registration & Online Payment of Application Fee/Intimation Charges 22nd March 2019
Download of Call Letter for Online Preliminary Examination From 22nd April 2019 to 30th April 2019
Dates of Online Examination – Preliminary (tentative) 4th & 5th May 2019
Dates of Online Examination – Main (tentative) 28th June 2019

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LIC AAO Previous Year Cut-off

As LIC AAO is one of the toughest competitions, candidates those who are willing to apply for it should be willing to work as hard as they can for the LIC AAO 2019 Examination. Preparing well involves knowing about each and every minute detail pertaining to the examination. Knowing the previous year’s cut-off also plays an important role in the preparation process as it gives a clear idea about the level and pattern of the exam. As the LIC AAO Examination was not held in the year 2018 and 2017, therefore we have given the cut-off for the year 2016 :

S.NoSectionGenOBCSCSTOHVI
1. Reasoning Ability 31.25 19.25 19.25 19.25 19.25 19.25
2. GK & Current Affairs 10.25 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00
3. Computer Knowledge 36.25 30.00 30.00 30.00 30.00 30.00
4. Quantitative Aptitude 33.00 21.75 21.75 21.75 21.75 21.75
5. English Language 9.50 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00
6. Total Weighted Score 255.75 250.50 233.00 203.50 226.75 211.75
7. Interview- Qualifying Marks 30 30 27 27 * *

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LIC AAO Job Profile

Once you qualify all the stages of the LIC AAO Examination and get selected as an Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO), you would be given a department / branch according to your category of post. You will be heading / managing that particular department. LIC AAO is mainly an administrative job, as the title of the post suggests. We can put the job responsibilities of an AAO in few steps as follows:

  • Negotiations will have to be done with the Agents/ Development Officers.
  • Client interaction and inspection of the claims made by them.
  • Processing of the policy applications.
  • Coordination with other departments.
  • Maintaining the databases.
  • Inspecting the policies that already exist.

Once you gain an experience of 3-5 years, you will be eligible to get promoted to the post of ‘Administrative Officer’ (AO), which will be an enhanced version of the Assistant Administrative Officer job. Both being administrative jobs, an AO will be an advanced form of the AAO.

LIC AAO Preparation Strategy 2019

Once you have decided to apply for LIC AAO 2019 Examination, you need to chalk out a full-proof plan for your preparation which will ensure your success in future and you can achieve your desired goal. Preparation strategy can not be fixed for every candidate. It depends on the individual abilities and the level of determination and ambition of each individual. But, there are few basic points that can help every aspirant in achieving his/her goal.

  • Set a practical goal for yourself.
  • Realize your strengths & weaknesses.
  • Set short-term goals in the preparation process.
  • Make a plan that can be sustainable and achievable in long run.
  • Avoid collecting too much information.
  • Avoid comparison with other. All have different capabilities and weaknesses too,
  • Segregate the topics that are tough and easy for you.
  • Stay determined until you reach your goal.

LIC AAO Books

LIC AAO is a popular examination among the government job aspirants. That makes it tougher and harder to compete for. If you are well prepared and well-read, nothing can beat you in the process. To be well-read it is extremely important to first collect good study material which will be an important aid in your preparation. Here is a list of some good books, that may help you in kick-starting your preparation in a better way:

LIC AAO SubjectsUseful Books for LIC AAOLIC AAO Exam Book’s Author
Quantitative Aptitude Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
English Language English Grammar Wren & Martin
Word Power Made Easy  Norman Lewis
General English Kiran Publications
Reasoning Ability A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication

LIC AAO 2019 Online Course

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  • Video Lessons
  • Concept Check Questions
  • Chapters Tests
  • Section Tests
  • Full Length Mock Tests
  • Live Online Classes for Doubt Clarification
  • Guidance for Prelims and Mains exam
  • Guidance for Interview Round
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