LIC AAO 2020: Exam Date, Recruitment, Registration, Notification, Syllabus

Exam Date : August 1, 2020

The post of an AAO is one which is dreamed by many aspirants in India who are looking for stability. The reason is job security and comfort. Qualify LIC AAO Exam and become an Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO). Read about the exam pattern and the syllabus below to prepare in the best way possible as LIC has released the notification for the recruitment of AAO.

Latest Update: The LIC AAO 2020 Recruitment Exam that was to be held on August 1, 2020 has been postponed due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. The new exam date and schedule will be updated soon.

What is LIC AAO 2020?

Full form of LIC AAO is Life Insurance Corporation Assistant Administrative Officer. Life Insurance Corporation of India or LIC India is a public sector insurance and investment company with more than 3000 offices and INR 16 Lakh Crore managed assets. Constituted by an Act of Parliament, it is headquartered at Mumbai, India.

It was established on 1st September 1956 with the sole purpose of providing insurance to every citizen of India. It now employs nearly 1,14,000 employees and has 6 subsidiaries including IDBI Bank. LIC (Life Insurance Corporation of India) is an autonomous body which conducts this exam. It is a national level examination for the recruitment of officers to various posts.

As a norm, LIC notifies for the officers' posts once a year. Qualified candidates will be appointed in the following 6 posts:

  • LIC AAO (Legal)
  • LIC AAO (IT)
  • LIC AAO (CA)
  • LIC AAO (Actuarial)
  • LIC AAO (Rajbhasha)
LIC AAO 2020 Details
Elements Details
Exam Name Life Insurance Corporation of India Assistant Administrative Officer
Commonly known as LIC AAO
Exam level National Level
Conducting Authority LIC India
Official website
Mode of exam Online i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT)
Medium of exam English & Hindi
Level Prelims: Objective typeMains: Descriptive type Personal Interview
Exam Date Prelims: August 1, 2020 (Expected); Mains: May 2020 (Expected)
Total No of Vacancy 590

LIC AAO 2020 Exam Dates

LIC AAO 2020 Notification has been released on February 25, 2020 and the online registration began on the same day. The last date to apply online and pay the registration fee is March 15, 2020. The preliminary exam will be held on August 1, 2020 according to the official notification.

As per the official notification released by LIC, the mains exam is going to be held in the month of May2020. Interviews for LIC AAO 2020 are expected to be conducted in the months of July or August 2020. LIC AAO 2020 online mains result will be to be out in July 2020.

LIC AAO Exam Dates
Events Date
Release of Application Form February 25, 2020
Last date of Application Form March 15, 2020
Admit Card Release Date To be announced soon
LIC AAO Exam Date To be announced soon
Result Declaration Date To be announced later

All the aspirants must take note of all the LIC AAO Important Dates to avoid missing any important date.

LIC AAO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for LIC AAO 2020 a candidate must be a citizen of India. Like other government and bank exams, the LIC AAO has an age limit to apply for the job. To apply, candidates must be in the age group of 21 to 30 years as of March 1, 2020. The age relaxation for the reserved category is as given below. The candidate must satisfy the LIC AAO Eligibility Criteria to write the exam.

LIC AAO Age relaxation
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD (Gen) 10 years
PWD (SC/ST) 15 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
ECO/SSCO (Gen) 5 years
ECO/SSCO (SC/ST) 10 years
ECO/SSCO (OBC) 8 years
LIC Employees 5 years

Candidates should at least possess a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline (for generalist), from any recognized Indian University/Institution without any backlogs as on March 1st, 2020.

For specialist vacancies: The educational qualification for the 4 specialist vacancies are as given below:

LIC AAO Educational Qualification
Post Educational Qualification
AAO (IT) Graduation degree in Engineering in Computer Science/IT/Electronics, or an MC/MSC (Computer Science) from a recognized Indian University/Institution
AAO (CA) Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized Indian University/Institution.Must have passed Final Examination of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India(ICAI) and completion of Articles as presented by ICAI.
AAO (ACTUARIAL) Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized Indian University/InstitutionShould has 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 2020.
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

Note: A Master's Degree or higher is not a mandatory qualification to apply except for the post of LIC AAO 2020 Rajbhasha.

LIC AAO 2020 Syllabus

Syllabus for LIC AAO will help you to prepare for the exam in a better way. The syllabus is similar to that of any Indian management and banking entrance exams, but with a slightly lesser difficulty level. In the preliminary exam, a candidates' Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge Test, and General Knowledge/General Awareness will be evaluated.

Mains Exam Syllabus: The LIC AAO Syllabus consists of Reasoning, General Knowledge/Awareness, Data Analysis, and Interpretation or respective professional knowledge based on the job designation, Insurance, and Financial Market Awareness. And, a descriptive paper of English Language.

LIC AAO 2020 Exam Pattern

Levels: The LIC AAO 2020 recruitment has 3 levels and it is mandatory for students to successfully clear the cut off of each section to be qualified to the next round.

  • Prelims: 70 Marks and Objective Type
  • Mains: 300 (Objective) +25 Marks (Descriptive)
  • Personal Interview: 30 Marks

The duration of the LIC AAO 2020 prelims exam would be 60 minutes and the duration of the mains exam would be 150 (120+30) minutes that means 2 hours and 30 minutes. Mark awarded for each correct answer in both prelims and mains would be 1 mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. There is no negative marking for the descriptive paper of the mains exam. Analyzing the LIC AAO Exam Pattern will help the candidate to prepare well for the exam in advance.

LIC AAO 2020 Notification

The official website has released the notification for LIC AAO Exam. LIC AAO Exam is conducted for the following posts:

  • AAO Legal
  • AAO IT
  • AAO Chartered Accountant
  • AAO Actuarial
  • AAO Rajbhasha

Notification for LIC AAO has been released in February 25, 2020. Click here to download LIC AAO 2020 Notification.

LIC AAO 2020 Vacancy

The vacancies for LIC AAO 2020 are listed below. The table contains details of Unreserved Vacancies as well as reseved vacancies for Other Backward Classes (OBC), Schedule Tribe (ST), Schedule Caste (SC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS). Candidates are advised to go through the notification for the information on Persons with Banchmark Disabilities (PwBD) reservations.

LIC AAO 2020 Vacancies
Post Unreserved OBC ST SC EWS Total
AAO Chartered Accountant 16 11 3 6 4 40
AAO Actuarial 12 8 3 4 3 30
AAO Legal 16 10 3 7 4 40
AAO Rajbhasha 4 2 1 1 00 8
AAO IT 20 14 4 7 5 50
Total 68 45 14 25 16 168

The above listed numbers indicates the provisional vacancies and the number may vary based on the requirement at the time of selection.

LIC AAO 2020 Application Form

To apply for LIC AAO, candidates first have to register themselves at the website of IBPS. The application fee for LIC AAO Application Form is INR 600+ Transaction cost for general candidates and INR 100+ Transaction cost for SC/ST/PWD candidates. Candidates need to fill their Personal details, Educational background, and Family background. Candidates are required to upload the photograph and signature.

Note: A candidate should apply for only one post. All the applications from a candidate will be considered as invalid, if the candidate applies for two or more positions.

LIC AAO 2020 Application Process

While filling the application form, candidates will need to upload their scanned image of recent passport size photograph and signature in JPE or JPEG format only. Candidates have to provide their DOB, Aadhar Card Number, other personal, academic and work details while filing the application form. Only after successful fee payment, a candidate's LIC AAO Application Process will be completed.

Registration ID and Password will be generated and will be notified to the candidates through email and SMS. This will remain as the login credentials for the candidate till the recruitment process is over.

LIC AAO 2020 Admit Card

LIC AAO Admit Card for Prelims is expected to be released on January 1, 1970. Candidates can download LIC AAO 2020 Admit Card from the official website and take at least 2 printouts to carry it to the exam. LIC AAO Admit Card will have the following contents:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Candidate's Father's Name
  • Exam Timings
  • Exam Centre Code
  • Exam Centre Address
  • Candidate's Photograph
  • Candidate's Signature
  • Important Instructions for the Exam

How to download LIC AAO Admit Card?

Candidates can follow the below procedure to download their LIC AAO admit card:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website.
  • Step 2: Find and click on the "Admit Card" link.
  • Step 3: Login with your credentials and click on "Submit".
  • Step 4: Your admit card will be available to download on the next screen.

LIC AAO 2020 Result

Most probably, LIC/IBPS will declare the LIC AAO 2020 prelims results on January 1, 1970 (expectedly). Candidates can check the LIC AAO Results on the official website

LIC AAO 2020 Prelims Results

Result for LIC AAO 2020 Prelims will be released tentatively on January 1, 1970. Results for different posts under LIC AAO will be tabulated below.

LIC AAO Prelims 2020 Result
Post Name Result Notification
LIC AAO 2020 Prelims Generalist To be announced
LIC AAO 2020 Prelims Chartered Accountant To be announced
LIC AAO 2020 Prelims Rajabhasha To be announced
LIC AAO 2020 Prelims IT To be announced
LIC AAO 2020 Prelims Actuarial To be announced

LIC AAO 2020 Cut off

The conducting authority will release the cutoff marks for each phase of the exam. LIC AAO cutoff is the minimum marks candidates must secure in each section of each phase of the selection process. The aggreagate cut off marks will be decided by the authority in due course. LIC uses equi-percentile equating method to normalize the score obtained by the candidates.

LIC AAO 2020 Recruitment

The LIC AAO 2020 recruitment process involves three stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview
  4. Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination
  • LIC invites candidates for interview round based on marks obtained in the mains exam only. The final merist list will be based on the marks secured by the candidate in Mains and Interview.
  • The short-listed candidates are required to go through Pre-Medical Examination to know whether they are medical fit for the position or not.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are three phases in LIC AAO Exam namely, Prelims Exams, Mains Exam and the Interview.

The candidate should be between 21 to 30 years of age as on March 1, 2020 to be eligible to apply for the LIC AAO Exam.

No, there is no percentage criteria in education to be eligible for LIC AAO exam. 

Yes, the exam will be bilingual but English and Hindi sections will be in single language.

No, there are not any limits on the number of times a candidate appears for the exam. The only condition is that the candidate would satisfy the basic eligibility criteria.

LIC AAO will get a basic salary of INR 32,795/- and other allowances will be paid to them as per the rules. There will be an annual increment of INR 1,610 for next 14 years.

Yes, LIC AAO is a gazetted officer post.

Discussion Forum

I am 20 years, can i Apply?

I am 20 years, can i Apply?

Asked By: Harish Kolhe,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Harish,

No, you cannot apply. You must be 20 years of age to apply for the exam. Check Eligibility to know more about it.

Which exam centre is near to the Chandrapur city?

Which exam centre is near to the Chandrapur city?

Asked By: Hemant Jais,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Hemant,

Nagpur centre is very close to the Chandrapur city. Follow the link to get all the Exam centre list.

IBPS LIC 2017 employer

Is LIC a good employer?

Asked By: Roshan Raju,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, LIC is also one of the greatest employers in India. In 2015, the company has reported employee strength close to 1L, and, at least, 10 Lakh agents.

IBPS LIC 2017 number of offices

How many offices does LIC have?

Asked By: Ujjain Mehta,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

LIC now has more than 3000 offices.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Life Insurance Corporation Recruitment Exam [IBPS LIC] 2017

What are IBPS Examination about and their recruitment process

Asked By: VijayBarath,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

An Overview on IBPS LIC Recruitment Exam:

LIC needs no introduction, a well-known brand name for the majority of us, is the biggest insurance company in India. Constituted by an Act of Parliament 60 years ago, Life Insurance Corporation of India presently operates from more than 3000 offices, and the managed assets under the company already crossed a whopping 16 lakh crores.

LIC is also one of the greatest employers in India; as of 2015, the company has a reported employee strength close to 1Lakh, and, at least, 10 Lakh agents.

The officers and regular employees in LIC of India are chosen through an Online Entrance Test that is now managed by IBPS.

Advantages of a career at LIC:

  • The duty of the is generally office-oriented: assignments include managing accounts, communicating daily affairs with authorities, planning branch activities, implementing decisions taken at higher levels, dealing with legal matters, processing claims, marketing, taking advertising strategies, managing funds, etc.
  • LIC is responsible for policy sales and hiring new agents for the corporation. LIC is one of the officials who trains and guides the agents on policy servicing and customer assistance.
  • AAO job is not directly involved in LIC policy sales, so they don’t have any targets. ADOs may have sale targets to achieve, and their promotion and emoluments are associated with the business they bring in.
  • AAO Job is suitable for both men and women. However, ADO position may involve a bit more traveling and field work; it would be difficult for the women officers who are not experienced in sales.
  • The latest salary figure of an LIC AAO is above Rs. 40,000 and is more than what a Bank PO gets. ADOs have lower salaries, but their earning potential is unlimited on account of the commission revenue.
  • Sundays and Saturdays are holidays for LIC Officers.
  • LIC officers are entitled to life insurance at a lower premium, health coverage, gratuity, PF, loans. etc.

One disadvantage of this career option is that the LIC requires the newly appointed officers to sign a job contract/bond for four years from the date of their joining. You will have to pay around Rs. 2 Lakhs to the corporation if you wish to switch to a better job in this period.

Every year Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) recruits thousands of candidates from all over the country. As per the requirement, LIC takes people for a various domain. A large pool of trained and highly skilled manpower is one of the major assets of Life Insurance Corporation of India. Most of the recruitment process is done through a Written test and Interview.

LIC Exam Posts:

  • LIC Agent/Advisor
  • LIC DSE (Direct Sales Executives)
  • LIC FSE (Financial Services Executives)
  • LIC AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer)
  • LIC ADO (Apprentice Development Officer)
  • LIC Assistant Post

IBPS LIC 2017 ADO post

Does the ADO position involve travelling ?

Asked By: Amita Khan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the ADO position involves travelling and field work.

IBPS LIC 2017 conducting authority

Who conducts the IBPS LIC exam?

Asked By: Subha Mahesh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The LIC exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

IBPS LIC 2017 posts offered

What are the posts offered?

Asked By: Lovelin Pereira,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The posts offered are as follows: -

  • LIC Agent/Advisor
  • LIC DSE (Direct Sales Executives)
  • LIC FSE (Financial Services Executives)
  • LIC AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer)
  • LIC ADO (Apprentice Development Officer)
  • LIC Assistant Post

Selection in LIC AAO 2017 examination

How are Officers and Workers are selected in LIC AAO 2017?

Asked By: Uttam Srijan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The officers and regular employees in LIC of India are chosen through an online entrance test, that is now managed by IBPS.

Minimum marks to be obained in LIC AAO 2017 examination

What is the minimum marks to be obtained in LIC AAO 2017?

Asked By: Pankaj Udas,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The minimum marks to be obtained in each paper and in the aggregate shall be decided by LIC of India.
The marks obtained by the candidate in each paper and in the aggregate shall be arrived at after deduction of the marks for wrong answers.