LIC ADO Recruitment 2021: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility

LIC ADO Recruitment - Apprentice Development Officer

The full form of LIC ADO is Life Insurance Corporation of India Apprentice Development Officer. It is good post in the Administration of the Sales department of LIC. Candidates eligible for the LIC ADO post are responsible for recruiting people as LIC Insurance Agents and inspecting existing policies. The LIC Apprentice Development Officer is one of the most sought after jobs by candidates who want to work in the Insurance sector in India. The main aim that drives aspirants for this job is that it is a reputed and well-paying job that provides comfort, stability, and job security. In this article, we shall see all important information related to LIC ADO Recruitment 2021 exam such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job profile, etc.

About LIC

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.

What is LIC ADO?

LIC Apprentice Development Officer is a post in the Administration of Sales department. Its job duties includesdelivering post-sales services to customers who have bought insurance policies from LIC, selecting individuals as LIC Agents, continuously analyzing the respective tasks completed by each Agent, supervising and keeping a record of their overall performances.

LIC India is an autonomous body that conducts various exams every year to recruit employees. LIC India conducts the LIC ADO exam every year to recruit Apprentice Development Officers for LIC. This is a National level examination that is held online.

LIC ADO 2021 Notification

LIC will soon release the notification for the post of Apprentice Development Officer (ADO) in May 2021. The recruitment of candidates for the post of 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 Assistant Development Officers (ADO) can apply online for the recruitment examination. The LIC will announce the number of ADO vacancies available for recruitment 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

LIC  has not yet declared the official LIC ADO 2021 exam dates and other important notifications. Below are the tentative dates., which will be updated after the Official Notification is released.

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

LIC ADO 2021 Eligibility

Below are eligibility criteria that the candidates must fulfill in order to be eligible to sit for the LIC Apprentice Development Officer (ADO) Exam.

Educational Qualification

The candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a UGC Recognized institute of India.

Age Limit

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:

Upper Age Limit Relaxation
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

Check the below table for the work experience required for candidates of different categories.

LIC ADO Work Experience
Category ADO Urban 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 Apply online

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 – 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 the “ 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 Fee

Below are the LIC ADO Application fee details for the candidates belonging to different categories of Applicants.

Category Application Fee
SC / ST Rs 50/-
All Others Rs 600/-

The Application Fee payment must be made online only.

LIC ADO 2021 Admit Card

The LIC ADO admit card will be released by LIC on its official website as and when available.

Steps to download Prelims Admit Card

Candidates can follow the below steps to download their Prelims Admit card:

  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. Your ADO prelims admit card will be available on the screen. Save the admit card in PDF format and then take its printout.

Steps to download Mains Admit Card

Candidates can follow the below steps to download their Prelims Admit card:

  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. Your 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 in the LIC ADO Recruitment Notification. However, It is likely that the Exam pattern for 2021 will not have much difference from the exam pattern of the previous years. Candidates are advised to go through the below exam pattern for better preparation.

All applicants are divided into 3 categories. 1) Open Category 2) LIC Employee Category and 3) LIC Agents Category. The Exam Pattern differs for the applicants based on their category. Applicants must therefore carefully go through the following LIC ADO exam pattern as per their categories.

Open 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 consists of 3 phases:

  • 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 Written Exam consists of a Preliminary examination and a Mains examination.

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 directly appear for the Main Examination. The Prelims exam duration is one hour. The detailed Prelims exam pattern is as per the below table:

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

The marks scored in the English Language section are only qualifying in nature and are not counted in the preparation of the list of Candidates that cleared the Preliminary Examination.

LIC ADO Main Examination Pattern

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

The Mains examination pattern for different categories are as below:

  • Mains Exam Pattern for Open Category
  • Mains Exam Pattern for LIC Employees
  • Mains Exam Pattern for LIC Agents
LIC ADO Mains exam pattern for Open category
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

The ADO Mains Exam Pattern for Open Category Applicants consists of 15o questions for 150 marks. All three sections have equal weighatge in the exam. The total available duration is 2 hours (120 mintues).

LIC ADO Mains exam pattern for LIC Employees
Topic Number of Questions Marks
Reasoning & Numerical Ability 25 25
General Knowledge, Current Affairs and English Language 25 25
Practice and Principle of Insurance Marketing 50 100
Total 100 150

The ADO Mains Exam Pattern for LIC Employees consists of 10o questions for 150 marks. The weightage of “Inusrance and Finance Marketing Awareness” section is high. The total available duration is 2 hours (120 mintues).

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

The ADO Mains Exam Pattern for LIC Agents consists of 10o questions for 150 marks. The weightage of “Inusrance and Finance Marketing Awareness” section is significantly higher than other sections.The total available duration is 2 hours (120 mintues).

Personal Interview

Candidates who have successfully passed the Main Examination will be called for a Personal Interview, which is for 37 marks. The Final Merit list will be prepared based on the aggregate of the marks obtained in the Main Examination and Personal Interview.

The Medical Test

After the personal interview round, candidates who have been shortlisted for the Final selection will then be required to appear for a medical test conducted by LIC India. Candidates who pass the medical test will then be appointed ADO’s with LIC.

LIC ADO 2021 Syllabus

Below is the syllabus for LIC ADO Prelims and Main examinations. The Syllabus is different for different categories of applicants, so it is important to carefully check the syllabus.

LIC ADO Prelims Syllabus

The Preliminary exam will be held only for the Open Category candidates. It contains the following sections:

  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. Practice and Principle of Insurance Marketing for Employee Category
  5. Elements of Insurance and Marketing of Insurance for Agents Category.

LIC ADO 2021 Results

LIC ADO Prelims Results

The following steps can be followed for viewing the 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 to the 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 ADO Mains 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 to the 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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