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Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is the largest insurance company in India with several branches and offices across the country. LIC of India issues the recruitment of Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) vacancies every year.

You have to go through few rounds of exams to get recruited for this post, these exams are conducted by Life Insurance Corporation itself. There is an official pattern for these exams and you should fulfill all the requirements needed to apply for these tests.

Educational Qualification

Minimum qualification required to apply for AAO post is a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a recognized Indian university/institution.

Nationality

You should be a citizen of India.

Age Limit

Minimum age required to apply for AAO exam is 21 years to maximum of 30 years. There is also age relaxation criteria for OBCs, SCs and other schedule caste.

How To Apply

If you are an eligible candidate then you may apply through the website www.licindia.in

How To Prepare

Here is a Youtube video that will help you prepare for the exam

Watch it here>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU7PrNWgsxA

LIC AAO Selection Process

You will be selected on the basis of your performance in online test followed by a personal interview, after cracking the interview you move to the Pre-recruitment Medical Examination.

Online Exam

Online test will be of objective type and each test’s duration will be of 2 hours (120 minutes) with 30 questions in each examination. This test will be comprising of the following topics.

  1. Reasoning Ability – 90 Marks
  2. Quantitative Aptitude – 90 Marks
  3. General Knowledge, Current Affairs – 60 Marks
  4. Computer Knowledge – 60 Marks
  5. English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension – 60 Marks
Reference: http://www.freejobalert.com/lic-aao-eligibility-exam-pattern-and-syllabus-selection-process/14460/

If you have marked wrong answer then ¼ of the marks assigned for that question will be deducted as a penalty. Whereas, if you have marked no answer for a particular question there will be no penalty.

You must pass each exam separately and obtain a minimum aggregate of two papers in order to qualify for the personal interview round. Minimum marks required to pass the exam is decided by LIC itself.

Interview 

As you pass the online test soon you will be called for a personal interview. If you fail to obtain the minimum marks in interview, you will be disqualified for further selection.

Pre-recruitment Medical Examination

You have to undergo a Pre-recruitment Medical Examination as you get shortlisted, being medically fit is essential to get an appointment letter.

Job Responsibility

The LIC AAO job responsibilities involves both administrative work and interaction with the customers. Here is the list of job responsibilities that you need to carry out as an Assistant Administrative Officer.

  1. Inspecting and analyzing current running policies.
  2. Planning new schemes or policies.
  3. Interacting with clients and resolving their queries.
  4. Claim process (Filing and Management)
  5. Communicating across department.

There can be more duties related to management which would be specified by your office in-charge.

Salary Structure

Monthly salary of an LIC AAO will be Rs. 40,245 in metropolitan cities, the salary slightly varies in other cities. Your total earnings will also include the following things.

  1. House Rent Allowance
  2. Medical Benefits
  3. Group Mediclaim
  4. Accident Insurance
  5. Provident Fund
  6. Vehicle Loan (2/4 wheelers) and more.

While the above pay scale is inclusive of all taxes and allowance, the in hand salary is around 33,000 rupees/month.

Reference: http://www.bankexamsindia.com/2010/11/assistant-administrative-officer.html

Career Path

After gaining certain years of experience as an AAO there are chances for you to get promoted to Administrative Officer (AO). There are even chances to get promoted as an Assistant Branch Manager. However, various parameters are set by LIC for promoting an employee.

I hope you have got all the vital information which you needed to apply for an AAO post. All the very best to you all, prepare well for the examination. Rise and Shine!

Reference: https://testbook.com/blog/5-important-things-you-need-to-know-about-lic-aao-job-profile/
Sample Question Paper: http://samplepapers2016.in/lic-aao-previous-solved-papers-20141312111009-download/

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