(Exam Info) L.I.C. Development Officers' Examination

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L.I.C. Development Officers' Examination

LIC Development Officers Examination leads to the recruitment of the Development Officers who belong to the class II officer category. They are in charge of their territory for the development of insurance policies. Their responsibilities include marketing & procurement of business, training of agents, meeting prospective clients, promoting the policies & getting contracts. Class II level appointments of Development Officers are made by the Divisional Office. The notification for the vacancies in the LIC is published in all the leading dailies and the Employment News.


Age Limits: The applicants should have completed the age of 21 years on the 1st July of the year of examination.

Educational Qualification: The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce/Agriculture/Law, of an Indian or Foreign University, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Examination Pattern:

The LIC Development Officers examination comprises of the following stages:

Stage I: Written Examination
Stage II: Interview

Examination Papers:

The written test set in English and Hindi will consist of
(i) Test of Reasoning
(ii) Numerical Ability
(iii) General English/Hindi
(iv) General Knowledge.

Interview: The candidates who successfully pass the written examination would be called for the Interview.

All those who successfully pass the interview are sent to Patna for training. Here they are required to serve as apprentices for a period of one year, wherein they are provided theoretical training for 2 months, rural training for 1 month and field training for 9 months.


a. Test of Reasoning Ability:
This test has been designed to judge your thinking power and contains questions of various kinds. The test will be partially verbal, i.e., based on or related to words and partially non-verbal, i.e., based on or related to figures and drawings.

b. Test of Numerical Ability:
The purpose of this test is to determine your speed in working at numerical calculations.

c. General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
The purpose of this test is to determine a candidate's general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. The questions will be designed to test the candidate's knowledge of the current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience as may be expected of an educated person, including topics on Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, etc. There may also be questions on Geography of India and her people, History of India, her cultural heritage, freedom struggle and salient features of the Constitution of India, Economic and Social Problems.

d. English Language:
This test is to determine your knowledge of English – vocabulary, expressions etc.

Application Procedure:

The blank application forms and particulars are published in the Employment News / Rojgar Samachar. For exact schedule, please see our notification section.

Tentative Schedule:

Notification of Examination: July

Last Date for Filling of Application Form: August

Conduct of Examination: September

How to Prepare:

The candidates must undergo prolonged preparation to take the examination. The objective examination is aimed at judging the knowledge and speed of the candidate, while the descriptive test judges the analytical ability, depth of knowledge, expression and understanding of the languages. For the Objective test, one needs to practice regularly to improve knowledge and speed. For subjects like GK and current affairs, one needs to start practicing early and regularly. A good book on the basics of General Knowledge, supported by reading a good national newspaper and Competitive magazine can greatly assist a candidate to do well in this part. For mastering the reasoning, numerical ability and English language, special efforts are required. Other books like 'Test of Reasoning', 'Current Affairs and Backgrounds', 'Topical Essays', 'How to Study and Take Exams' etc can immensely assist the aspiring candidates. A standard grammar and comprehension book for the descriptive tests is of good help.

Objective tests require a lot of practice. Particularly for the Reasoning and Numerical Ability tests, practice pays. It not only enables a candidate to solve the problems correctly by indicating the methods to be used but also by achieving the required speed. Regular practice also generates a lot of confidence in the mind of the candidate to attempt the paper. The descriptive questions, on the other hand, need more of knowledge and analytical input. In-depth knowledge and correct expression are two important ingredients of essay writing. Style of writing also determines the marks to be obtained by the candidates. Similarly, précis writing is an art unto itself and needs to be mastered. It is not just summary but an attempt towards precision in own language, without losing sight of the content and its meaning. A good understanding, rich vocabulary and regular practice usually help a candidate to do well in Essay and Précis.

An aspiring candidate has to do well both in the written examination as well as the personal interview. Normally, the personal interview determines the selection of a candidate. A candidate, therefore, must be well versed in General Knowledge and current affairs and should be able to discuss and analyse topics of current importance and general interest. In addition to reading good newspapers, magazines and other books, the candidate should also have a good understanding, absorption ability and expression. Any knowledge is useless if the candidate is unable to express himself/herself while replying to any question. The candidate should also identify his/her strong and weak points and should be able to direct the course of the interview towards his/her area of strength.

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