L.I.C. Officers' Examination
Administrative Officer (AAO) exam gives a direct entry to the officer
cadre. Anyone recruited as a direct AAO can hope to reach the highest level,
provided his/her performance in the profession is very good. For the recruitment
of the Assistant Administrative Officers in Life
Insurance Corporation (LIC), a national level Civil Services examination
is held once a year. It may be noted here that Assistant Administrative Officers
are recruited either through this Civil Services examination or through
promotion from Class II and Class III levels.
Nature of Job:
The tasks of the AAOs concern Administration and Development
- Registry of claims within permissible financial limit
- Policy making
- Filing official returns and statements to higher regional offices
- Marketing and procurement of business
- Business promotion
- Fund management and disbursal.
Age: 21 – 28 years in the year of examination.
Educational Qualification: graduate or a post graduate with a minimum of
50 % marks.
The examination comprises of the following two stages:
Stage I: Written Examination
Stage II: Interview
Written Test consists of Paper I which is objective in nature and Paper II which
is descriptive in nature.
PAPER I is set on the following topics:
1. Reasoning Ability (Bilingual)
2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs (Bilingual)
3. Numerical Ability (Bilingual)
4. English Language with special emphasis on grammar and vocabulary.
PAPER II (Descriptive) is a test on Essay which can be written in English
or Hindi. Descriptive type test also contains a test on précis and comprehension
Test of Reasoning Ability:
This test has been designed to judge
the candidate’s thinking power, and it contains questions of various kinds. The
test will be partly verbal, i.e., based on or related to words and partly
non-verbal, i.e., based on or related to figures and drawings.
Test of Numerical Ability:The purpose of this test is to ascertain how
quick you are in working at numerical calculations.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The purpose of this test is to
ascertain a candidate's general awareness of environment around him 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, History of
India, cultural heritage, freedom struggle and salient features of the
Constitution of India, Indian economy and
The purpose of this test is to gauge your knowledge of English. Your ability
will also be tested through your choice of words, expressions and similar
The blank application form and other details are published in
the Employment News, generally in the second week of April, and the last date
for submission of application is usually the second week of May every year.
Tentative Date :
Conduct of Exams: June.
Examination Centre :
The number of examination centres keeps on changing, usually
increasing, with the number of aspiring candidates. At present LIC conducts the
Entrance Examinations at the following centres:
How to Prepare:
The candidates must undergo prolonged preparation to take the
examination. 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. 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. 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