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The much-awaited Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO), LIC AAO notification has been released. Total Number of vacancies is 590 in LIC AAO 2019 Recruitment. However, there are few important changes in the exam pattern which LIC has introduced which the candidates need to understand.

Here we are listing answers of the various queries which a candidate might have after going through the notification. Go through all these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) carefully. However, if still there are any doubts, aspirants can always get in touch with us through the comment section or

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Question: 1 How many vacancies are there in LIC AAO 2019 Recruitment?

Answer: There are total 590 vacancies out of which 140 are for general category (in the Generalist post).  Here is the complete vacancy table:

Question: 2 Is “Economically Weaker Sections Category” (EWS) reservation applicable in this recruitment?

Answer: Yes, as one can see in the vacancy table 140 seats in addition to the general category seats are reserved for the aspirants from the economically weaker background.

Question: 3 When is the last date to fill the application form and when is the Prelims exam?

Answer: Candidates can fill the form till March 22, 2019, and prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 4 & 5 2019. Here is the complete schedule.

Question: 4  What is the exam pattern of prelims and are there any changes in the exam pattern of the Prelims exam? 

Answer: The exam pattern of prelims is similar to that of banking exams. Here is the pattern for prelims.
However, there is one important change in the prelims exam of LIC AAO 2019. The change is that marks scored in the English Language test will not be counted for ranking/ merit list for mains i.e it will be of qualifying nature.

Question: 5 Do candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks in each section as well? 

Answer:  Yes, this is also one major change in LIC  AAO 2019 Recruitment exam pattern. As it can be seen from the above table candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks of 18 each in Reasoning and Quant section and 10  in English Section (for General category). 

However, as said earlier marks in English would not be counted for shortlisting candidates for Mains.

Question: 6 So, do I need to score only the qualifying marks in order to be shortlisted for Mains? 

Answer: No, qualifying marks as it suggests are the minimum marks that a candidate needs to score, however, the cut-off for prelims would different. Candidate MUST obtain minimum qualifying marks in each Section separately and should also obtain minimum marks in the aggregate to qualify for the examinations (Preliminary and Main) and the interview. 

Question: 7 How many candidates would be called for the Mains exam? 

Answer: Candidates equal to 20 times of the number of vacancies in each category, subject to availability, will be
shortlisted for the Main examination. English section

Question: 8 What is the pattern for the Mains exam for the Generalist post? 

Answer: Main examination will consist of objective tests for 300 marks and descriptive test for 25 marks. Here is the exam pattern

Question: 9 Does a  candidate need to score minimum qualifying marks in each section of Mains as well?

Answer: Yes, as it can be seen from the above table that there are Minimum qualifying marks mentioned for each section. Candidates need to at least score these minimum qualifying marks.

Question: 10 Like in Prelims, is English Languages test in Mains too qualifying in nature? 

Answer: Yes, marks scored in English Language test would not be counted for preparing the merit.

Question: 11 Will marks scored in Prelims be counted for shortlisting for the Interview? 

Answer: Marks obtained in the Main Examination only will be considered for shortlisting for interview and marks
obtained in Main Examination + marks obtained in Interview will be considered for final merit listing of candidates.

Question: 12 In the notification nowhere it is mentioned about negative marking in Prelims/ Mains, so, there would be negative marking or not? 

Answer: Since the notification is silent on negative marking, it can safely be assumed that there isn’t any negative marking.

Question: 13 How many candidates would be shortlisted for the Interview? 

Answer: The number of candidates to be called for interview will be about three times the number of vacancies to
be filled in the subject to the availability of successful candidates in the main examination.

Question: 14 Does a candidate need to score minimum qualifying marks in Interview as well? 

Answer: Maximum Interview marks are 60 and:

Qualifying marks for  EWS, Unreserved, OBC and PwB candidates are: 30.

Qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates are 27. Candidates who obtain less than qualifying marks in interview shall not be considered for further process of recruitment.

Question: 15 The handwritten declaration which is required during form filling should be written in which INK? and what is the text that is to be written?

Answer: The declaration must be written in black ink. The text which needs to be written is: I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

Question: 16 What is the application fee? 

Answer: Here are the details of the application fee:

Question: 17 What is the age eligibility for the LIC AAO recruitment? 

Answer: Minimum Age shall be 21 years (completed) as on 01.03.2019. Maximum age shall not be more than 30 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.03.1989 and not later than 01.03.1998 both days inclusive only are eligible )

Question: 18 What is the educational Qualification for the Generalist post? 

Answer: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a  recognized Indian University/Institution.

Question: 19 Are final year students eligible? 

Answer: All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/Institute/ Board recognized by
Govt. of India / approved by the Government Regulatory bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 01.03.2019.

Question: 20 What would be the monthly payment for the AAO Generalist post? 

Answer: Approximately Rs 56,000/- per month in ‘A’ Class city (Basic pay of Rs. 32795/- per month in the scale of Rs. 32795- 1610(14) –55335– 1745(4) –62315 and other admissible allowances as per rules)

Question: 21 What are some other perks and benefits? 

Answer: Other benefits are Defined Contributory Pension, Special Allowance for passing Actuarial Examination, Gratuity, LTC, Cash Medical Benefit, Group Mediclaim, Group Personal Accident Insurance, Group Insurance , Vehicle Loan (2-wheeler/4 wheeler) as per rules, meal coupon, reimbursement towards cost of Briefcase/leather bags, mobile handset, supply of dailies and magazines and tea/coffee, mobile expenses, etc. as per rules.

Questions 22: What is the probation period and are there any guarantee bond to be submitted? 

Answer: A candidate after appointment as Assistant Administrative Officer shall be on probation for a period of one year from the date of joining. This period may be extended up to two years.

Candidates will be required to give the undertaking to serve LIC for a minimum period of four years from the date of joining (including probationary period) failing which, he/she will be liable to pay liquidated damages of Rs.200,000/-only (Rupees Two Lakhs only). 

Question 23: Can I apply for more than one post?

Answer: No, a candidate cannot apply for more than post




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    Can we edit the LIC AAO Application form 2019??..
    Need to correct the date of completing Graduation.,,

  2. Hi BY,
    If you have completed and submitted the “Preview stage” of the application form then you won’t be able to edit the date of completing graduation. However, if you have only entered the date of passing wrongly and have filled the Year of passing correctly then you should not worry. However, if you want to be assured you can apply again.

  3. Sir, i am from obc category, plz tell me what to fill in sub-category? plz help!!

  4. Hi Shekhar, there would be a subcategory mentioned in your OBC certificate, fill in the same in the application form.

  5. S Sirisha

    can we fill the application multiple times? Doesnt it lead to the cancellation of application?

  6. Sir I have wrongly entered male in place of female can I rectify it. Already submitted the form pls help

  7. Hi Sirisha, Yes you can submit another application with another mobile no and email id.

  8. hello sir… can i apply for both generalist and IT

  9. akhtarkhureshi

    which handwriting deceleration write in this form

  10. Akanksha Rani

    What is the sub category for general category actually i have filled UR is there any problem of not filling as EWS

  11. I had filled under EWS category mistakenly. Can it be changed to UR ? If not can i write the exam ?

  12. Hi Shweta, LIC application form cannot be edited, you can try to fill another application form.

  13. Sir, I have applied in EWS category, now if I failed to show the certificate for ews, will I be considered in UR category or they will cancel my application?

  14. Sir, I have applied in EWS category and now if I failed to show the certificate at the time of document verification, will they cancel my application or consider me in UR category?

  15. Hi Manish, If you’ll qualify under EWS category, then in the mentioned scenario you candidature will be cancelled.

  16. Do I need to write the same declaration or can I write on my own

  17. Sir..what is the sub category for general category under EWS ?

  18. Sir, I opted obc category with general sub category but I fall in UR category…will they consider me under UR category or at the time of interview will they give me a chance to correct it ?
    Plzzz help me

  19. Hi Dolly, Yes, you have to write the same declaration as mentioned in the notification.

  20. By mistake i have submitted applications for both generalist and IT, will it lead to cancellation of both the application?What are the possible consequences?what possible solution i have to rectify it?

  21. I have mistakenly submitted applications for both generalist and IT. Will it lead to cancellation of both the application?What are the possible consequences? What are the possible solutions to rectify it?

  22. Hi Hemant, You should have applied for ONE post only. Applications made for more than one post by a candidate will render all your applications invalid.

  23. Hello Practicemock, what can i do in this regard. Shall i write an email to lic or ibps? Please suggest me something

  24. Hi Hemant, You can try or hope that they release your admit card for any of the post. But chances of anything happening are very less.

  25. By Mistake i have filled two forms of LIC AAO . Can I request them to consider one of my application.?

  26. Hi Keshav, The notification clearly says that the candidate must apply for one post only. You can write a mail to the LIC regarding it, however, don’t be too optimistic.

  27. Sir/ Madam , in banking forms they ask for date of passing I am confused whether the result published date should be mentioned or date printed on marksheet

  28. sir,as the result is out for mains exam i have my interview scheduled on 5th of sep. …i made a mistake while filling the form in dob write it ,25 dec. instead of 24 dec… will they disqualify me or anything else?? please reply

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