LIC ADO 2021: Recruitment, Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

Apr 7, 2021

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LIC ADO or Life Insurance Corporation of India Apprentice Development Officer is a sales administrative job. LIC invites aspirants willing to apply for this job every year. It is the most respected government-owned insurance company in India. Candidates eligible for the LIC ADO post are responsible for recruiting people as LIC Insurance Agents and inspecting existing policies.

The post of a LIC ADO is the most sought after career by aspirants all over India. The main aim that drives aspirants for this job is that it is a well-paying, a reputed job that provides comfort, stability, and job security. To be recruited as a LIC ADO at LIC India, one must qualify in the LIC ADO examination. Read below for more detailed information about the LIC ADO exam pattern and syllabus, LIC ADO exam dates, and other helpful instructions to prepare for the LIC ADO exam in the best way possible.

What is LIC ADO?

LIC ADO stands for Life Insurance Corporation Apprentice Development Officer.

LIC India or Life Insurance Corporation of India is a public sector insurance and investment company owned by India's Government. It was established on September 1, 1956, under the Life Insurance India Act, by merging over 245 insurance companies and provident societies to nationalize India's insurance industry and provide insurance to every citizen of India. It now employs nearly 1,14,000 employees and has six subsidiaries, including IDBI Bank.

LIC India is an autonomous body which conducts various exams every year to recruit employees. LIC India conducts the LIC ADO exam every year to recruit Apprentice Development Officers for LIC.

LIC Apprentice Development Officer is a post in the Administration of Sales department. A LIC ADO’s job includes delivering post-sales services to customers who have bought insurance policies from LIC, select individuals as LIC Agents, continuously analyze the respective tasks completed by each Agent, and supervise and keep a record of their overall performances.

The LIC ADO exam is a national level examination to be held online. The LIC ADO exam pattern is set in three stages - written examination, personal interview, and a medical test. The LIC ADO exam date is tentatively set to begin from July 2021.

LIC ADO 2021 Notification

LIC will soon release the notification for the post of LIC ADO in May 2021. The recruitment of candidates for the post of LIC ADO will be done based on the list of vacancies as mentioned by the exam conducting authority. The detailed LIC ADO Recruitment process is mentioned under the exam pattern for the examination.

LIC ADO 2021 Recruitment

Candidates interested in being recruited into LIC as an Assistant Development Officers (ADO) can apply online for the recruitment examination. The LIC will announce the number of vacancies available for the LIC ADO posts, to be recruited across the country to various zonal offices. There are three steps in the LIC ADO Recruitment Process:

  • Online Examination
  • Interview
  • Medical Examination (Only for shortlisted candidates)

Getting recruited into the LIC as an Assistant Development Officer will open many opportunities for the candidates. That is why you should apply for the examination as soon as possible and prepare well to clear it if you are interested in pursuing a career in the LIC field.

LIC ADO 2021 Exam Date

This year, like every year, LIC India invites online applications for candidates to apply for LIC ADO exam 2021. The number of vacancies against the post of LIC ADO at LIC India will be released with the official notification. The LIC ADO exam official notification will bear all the important details related to the examination.

LIC India has not yet declared the official LIC ADO exam dates and other important notifications. However, the tentative LIC ADO exam dates and other important dates are available as follows:

LIC ADO Exam Dates 2021
Events Tentative Dates
LIC ADO Online application forms To be announced
LIC ADO Prelims admit card To be announced
LIC ADO Prelims exam date To be announced
LIC ADO Mains admit card To be announced
LIC ADO Mains exam date To be announced
LIC ADO Mains exam result To be announced
LIC ADO Personal Interview To be announced

The exact dates and other recruitment notifications regarding the LIC ADO exam 2021 will shortly be available on the official website of LIC India.

Candidates may also check the official LIC ADO exam notifications of the previous years for additional reference. This could prove helpful by providing some idea regarding the tentative dates for LIC ADO exam 2021.

LIC ADO 2021 Eligibility

Candidates must check for the eligibility criteria before proceeding to apply for the LIC ADO exam 2021. The following criteria must be fulfilled:

  1. Educational Qualification: The candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a UGC recognized institute of India.
  2. Age Limit and Relaxation: The candidates must not be below the age of 21 years as of May 1, 2021. The upper age limit and age relaxations based on the various categories are mentioned below:
LIC ADO Age Limit
Category Age Limit
General Open Market 30
LIC Employee 42
LIC Agent 40
OBC Open Market 33
LIC Employee 45
LIC Agent 43
SC/ST Open 35
LIC Employee 47
LIC Agent 45
  • Work Experience: The work experience level prerequisite for the post of LIC ADO is mentioned below:
LIC ADO Work Experience
Category LIC ADO Urban LIC ADO Rural
LIC Employee Minimum 3 years of service experience in a Grade III post Minimum 4 years of service experience as a LIC Agent
LIC Agent Minimum 5 years of service experience as a LIC Agent
Open Category Preference would be given to the candidates with a minimum of 2 years of service experience in the life insurance industry.

LIC ADO 2021 Application Form

The application form for the LIC ADO 2021 exam will be available on the official website of LIC India.

Candidates are required to follow the below steps while filling in the application form:

  1. Open the official website of LIC India, at www.licindia.in
  2. At the bottom of the homepage of LIC India, search for ‘Careers’ and click on it.
  3. There will be a list of options. Click on the link that says ‘Recruitment for Apprentice Development Officer 2021’.
  4. Click on “ Click here to apply online” option available on the screen.
  5. Before filling in the application form, the candidate will be redirected to the online registration page.
  6. The candidate is required to enter their contact details and email-ID for successful registration. A provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system for future reference.
  7. The candidate must keep in hand a scanned copy of their photo-ID cards that will be needed while filling in the application form.
  8. After successfully submitting the application form, an electronic or e-Admit Card will be generated about 2-3 weeks before the exam date.
  9. Admit cards can then be downloaded from the official website of LIC India.

LIC ADO Application Fees

The application fee for an SC/ST candidate is INR 50, excluding any applicable transaction charges. The application fee for every other candidate who does not belong to the SC/ST category is INR 600, excluding any applicable transaction charges. All payment of application fees must be made online.

LIC ADO 2021 Admit Card

The LIC ADO admit card will be released by LIC on its official website.

LIC ADO Prelims Admit Card

To download the LIC ADO prelims admit card, candidates must follow these steps mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of LIC India: www.licindia.in
  2. At the bottom of the homepage of LIC India, search for ‘Careers’ and click on it.
  3. There will be a list of links. Find the LIC ADO prelims admit card link and click on it.
  4. Login with your registration number or roll number and your DOB or password.
  5. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  6. The LIC ADO prelims admit card will be available on the screen. Save the admit card in PDF format and then take its printout.

LIC ADO Mains Admit Card

To download the LIC ADO mains admit card, candidates must follow these steps mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of LIC India: www.licindia.in
  2. At the bottom of the homepage of LIC India, search for ‘Careers’ and click on it.
  3. There will be a list of links. Find the LIC ADO mains admit card link and click on it.
  4. Login with your registration number or roll number and your DOB or password.
  5. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  6. The LIC ADO mains admit card will be available on the screen. Save the admit card in PDF format and then take its printout.

LIC ADO 2021 Exam Pattern

The LIC ADO exam pattern will be declared on the official LIC website. It is likely to be expected that the LIC ADO exam pattern for 2021 will not have much difference from the LIC ADO exam pattern of the previous years. Candidates are advised to go through the LIC ADO exam pattern of the previous years to help them prepare better for the upcoming LIC ADO exam.

The recruitment process differs for each post of LIC ADO. Applicants must therefore carefully go through the following LIC ADO exam pattern as per their categories.

Open Market Category: This category is open for all aspiring candidates who qualify the eligibility criteria.

LIC Employee Category: This category is open only to those aspiring candidates who are salaried employees of LIC (under Grade III) on a full-time basis.

LIC Agents Category: This category is open only to those aspiring candidates who work as LIC agents.

The LIC ADO exam pattern is mainly set into 3 phases of qualification:

  • The Written Exam: The written exam is a computer-based online test held in two rounds:
    • Round I - Prelims, or the Preliminary Round of Qualification
    • Round II - Mains, or the Main Round of Qualification
  • The Personal Interview
  • The Medical Test

The LIC ADO Exam Pattern is mentioned in detail below:

  • The Written Exam: The LIC ADO written exam, consists of a Preliminary exam round and a Mains exam round, it will either be held in English or Hindi.

LIC ADO Prelims Exam Pattern

The LIC ADO Prelims exam will be held only for the open category candidates. The existing LIC Employees and LIC Agents are eligible to appear only for the LIC ADO Mains exam.

The exam duration LIC ADO Prelims is of one hour. It has three topics of evaluation, as mentioned below:

LIC ADO Prelims exam pattern
Topic Number of Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning 35 35 20 mins
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 mins
English 30 30 20 mins

The marks scored in the English Language section is only considered for qualifying the round, and will not be taken into consideration during the ranking process.

LIC ADO Mains Exam Pattern

The LIC ADO mains exam pattern varies for different categories. From the open category, only those candidates who have cleared the LIC ADO Prelims exam are eligible for the LIC ADO Mains exam. The candidates are further advised to carefully look out for their respective categories and prepare accordingly for the Mains exam.

  • LIC ADO Mains Exam Pattern for Open Category:

The total time duration for the entire exam will be 2 hours (120 minutes).

LIC ADO Mains exam pattern
Topic Number of Questions Marks
Reasoning & Numerical Ability 50 50
General Knowledge, Current Affairs and English Language 50 50
Insurance and Financial Marketing Awareness 50 50
Total 150 150
  • LIC ADO Mains Exam Pattern for LIC Employees:

The total time duration for the entire exam will be 2 hours (120 minutes).

LIC ADO exam pattern for LIC Employees
Topic Number of Questions Marks
Reasoning & Numerical Ability 25 25
General Knowledge, Current Affairs and English Language 25 25
Insurance and Financial Marketing Awareness 50 100
Total 100 150
  • LIC ADO Mains Exam Pattern for LIC Agents:

The total time duration for the entire exam will be 2 hours (120 minutes).

LIC ADO exam pattern for LIC agents
Topic Number of Questions Marks
Reasoning & Numerical Ability 25 10
General Knowledge, Current Affairs and English Language 25 15
Insurance and Financial Marketing Awareness 50 125
Total 100 150
  • The Personal Interview

Candidates who have succesfully passed the LIC ADO mains exam will be called for the personal interview round. The interview will comprise a total of 37 marks and will consist of aptitude based questions. The LIC ADO ranking list will contain an aggregate of the marks obtained in the LIC ADO mains exam and the LIC ADO personal interview round.

  • The Medical Test

After the personal interview round, candidates who have been shortlisted for the LIC ADO post will then be required to appear for a medical test conducted by LIC India. Candidates who pass the medical test will then be appointed for the post of LIC ADO at LIC India.

LIC ADO 2021 Syllabus

The LIC ADO exam syllabus is drafted by LIC India’s exam conducting body. Following is the LIC ADO exam syllabus, the exams conducted varies for different categories of candidates.

LIC ADO Prelims Syllabus

The LIC ADO prelims exam will be held only for the open market category candidates.

The LIC ADO Prelims syllabus will contain the following:

  1. Reasoning Ability: Mathematical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Decision Making, Number Series, Alphabet Series, Puzzles, Syllogism, Coding and Decoding, Distance and Direction, Blood Relations, Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Arguments, Linear and Circular Sitting Arrangements, Mirror Images, Clocks, and Calendars.
  2. Numerical Ability: Simplification, Number Series, Quadratic Equations, Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, HCF & LCM, Problem On Ages, Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart.
  3. English: Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Arrangement, Synonyms, Antonyms, Error Correction.

LIC ADO Mains Syllabus

The LIC ADO Mains Examination will contain questions from the following sections:

  1. Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability
  2. General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and English Language
  3. Insurance and Financial Marketing Awareness for Open Market Category.
  4. Elements of Insurance and Marketing of Insurance for Agents Category.
  5. Practice and Principle of Insurance Marketing for Employee Category

LIC ADO 2021 Results

LIC ADO Prelims Results

The following steps can be followed for viewing the LIC ADO prelims results online:

  1. Visit the official website of LIC India: www.licindia.in
  2. At the bottom of the homepage of LIC India, search for ‘Careers’ and click on it.
  3. Find the link with ‘Recruitment of Apprentice Development Officers 2021’ and click on it.
  4. The links for the LIC ADO prelims results are available according to zones and categories. Search for your zone and category and then click on it to download the results pdf.
  5. Scroll down to find your name and roll number.
  6. Save the PDF document on your computer or take a printout of it for future use.

LIC ADO Mains Results

The following steps can be followed for viewing the LIC ADO prelims results online:

  1. Visit the official website of LIC India: www.licindia.in
  2. At the bottom of the homepage of LIC India, search for ‘Careers’ and click on it.
  3. Find the link with ‘Recruitment of Apprentice Development Officers 2021’ and click on it.
  4. The links for the LIC ADO mains results are available according to zones and categories. Search for your zone and category and then click on it to download the results PDF.
  5. Scroll down to find your name and roll number.
  6. Save the PDF document on your computer or take a printout of it for future use

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