LIC AAO 2021 Exam Date (Soon), Application Form, Eligibility, Vacancy

What is LIC AAO?

LIC AAO 2021 prelims exam dates will be released very soon as the LIC is gearing up to conduct the exam. The LIC AAO exam was notified in February last year. The LIC AAO prelims exam was planned to be conducted on April 4, 2020 but it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Life Insurance Corporation Assistant Administrative Officer (LIC AAO) is one of the most important officials in the LIC officer. The post provides a lucrative salary and other allowances. This is the reason that a large number of candidate fill the application for the exam. The LIC is finalising the exam process and maybe the exam conducting authority provide the opportunity to change the exam centre. LIC needs to increase the exam centres for the LIC AAO Prelims exam. The LIC is yet to declare the new LIC AAO prelims exam dates.

LIC is the largest life insurance company in India. It has its offices across the nation and always require manpower for its ever-expanding insurance business. To maintain the momentum of the business and creating valuable products through the customer feedback channels, LIC recruits the Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) through the LIC AAO exam every year.

The following posts are filled through the LIC AAO Exam.

  • AAO Generalist
  • AAO IT
  • AAO Chartered Accountant
  • AAO Actuarial
  • AAO Rajbhasha

Latest Update:

February 23, 2021: LIC may activate the facility to change the exam centre soon. LIC AAO 2021 exam dates are not yet notified. See here details


LIC AAO Exam 2021 Important Highlights

Features Details
Exam Name LIC AAO Exam
Conducting Body Life Insurance Corporation
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Medium of Exam English/Hindi
Intimation+Exam Fees Rs 700 (General category) and Rs 85 (Reserved category)
Exam Mode Online
Exam Website

LIC AAO Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions before appearing in the LIC AAO exam. The eligibility conditions are the minimum conditions which need to be achieved by the candidates.

LIC AAO Age Limit

As per the official notification, the date mentioned for age calculations is March 1 of the exam year. The candidate must have attained the age of 21 and must not exceed the age of 30 years. (The candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.03.1990 and not later than 01.03.1999 both days inclusive). Following age relaxation is provided to the reserved category candidates:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Person with Benchmark Disabilities(Gen) 10 Years
Person with Benchmark Disabilities(SC/ST) 15 Years
Person with Benchmark Disabilities(OBC) 13 Years
ECO/SSCO (GEN) 5 Years
ECO/SSCO (SC/ST) 10 Years
ECO/SSCO (OBC) 8 Years
Confirmed LIC employees Further Relaxation of 5 Years

Educational Qualification required for LIC AAO

Since there are functionally different positions notified under the umbrella exam of LIC AAO, the educational qualifications required for all the posts are different. Following are the required post-wise required educational qualification:

A. For AAO (Generalist): Graduation degree in any discipline.

B. For AAO (IT): Bachelors degree in Engineering in Computer Science, IT or Electronics, or an MCA, or an MSc(Computer Science).

C. For AAO (Chartered Accountant): Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Indian University/Institution and candidate should have passed the final examination of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completion of articles as presented by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

The candidate should be Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Candidates need to provide their membership number and it will be verified with Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

D. For AAO (Actuarial): Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized Indian University/Institution and Candidates should have 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. March 1, 2020.

Candidates should provide their membership number and the same will be verified with Institute of Actuaries of India / Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK.

E. For AAO (Rajbhasha): Post Graduate Master’s Degree in Hindi/Hindi translation with English as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s Degree level
Post Graduate Master’s Degree in English with Hindi as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s degree level
Post Graduate Master’s Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at Bachelor’s degree level.

All the educational qualifications mentioned should be obtained from a University/Institute/ Board recognised by Govt. of India / approved by the Government Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before March 1, 2020. It implies that the candidates appearing in the last year of their graduation degree are not eligible to appear in the LIC AAO exam.

Read Here: LIC AAO Exam Pattern

LIC AAO Prelims Important Dates

The official dates will be announced with the notification. We are providing tentative dates based on the last year LIC AAO exam dates.

LIC AAO Event Date Salient features
LIC AAO notification 25-Feb-2020 LIC AAO 2020 notification mentioned the number of vacancies, selection process and the related information
LIC AAO Application 15-Mar-2020 LIC AAO Application closed on March 15, 2020
LIC AAO Prelims exam 2020 4 Apr 2020 Postponed The LIC AAO Prelims exam was postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
LIC AAO Prelims Result April 2021(Tentative) The LIC AAO Prelims result will be announced
LIC AAO Main Exam May 2021(Tentative) LIC AAO main exam will be conducted in online mode
LIC AAO Main Result June 2021 (Tentative) The LIC AAO result for the main exam will be declared
LIC AAO Interview July 2021 (Tentative) LIC AAO Interview will be conducted
LIC AAO Final Result August  2021 (Tentative) The final result of the exam will be declared.

LIC AAO notification

LIC had released the LIC AAO notification on February 25, 2020. LIC AAO notification kick-started the LIC recruitment process. LIC AAO notification is the most important document as it provides all the information regarding the important dates, eligibility criteria, age limit and the likes. The notification will also provide the list of LIC AAO exam centres.

LIC AAO 2021 Admit Card

LIC AAO prelims exam was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The candidates will be notified for the LIC AAO 2021 admit card and the LIC AAO prelims exam later.

Download here: LIC AAO Admit Card

LIC AAO 2021 Result

LIC AAO result 2021 will be declared once the exam is over. The LIC AAO result is declared separately for each stage of the exam. The LIC AAO result is the official confirmation of the candidate passing that stage of the exam.

LIC AAO Vacancies

The vacancies in LIC AAO exam is always good in number due to its all India presence. The post-wise LIC AAO vacancies are given below:

Post SC ST OBC EWS Unreserved Total
AAO Chartered Accountant 6 3 11 4 16 40
AAO Actuarial 4 3 8 3 12 30
AAO Legal 7 3 10 4 16 40
AAO Rajbhasha 1 1 2 0 4 8
AAO IT 7 4 14 5 20 50
Total 25 14 45 16 68 168

It is important to note that the candidate should apply for one post only. In case, the candidate applies for more than one post, his or her application will be declared invalid.

See here: LIC AAO vacancies in detail

LIC AAO Syllabus

The selection in the LIC AOO exam is only possible when the candidates prepared the LIC AAO syllabus very well and the candidates after preparation do well in the exam. The candidates can get the topics and details about the LIC AAO Syllabus here.

See Here: Best books for LIC AAO exam

LIC AAO Selection Process

The LIC AAO exam is conducted in three stages. Following are the stages in the LIC AAO exam:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Exam
  • Interview

LIC AAO Guarantee Bond

The candidates who clear the LIC AAO exam in all means will be appointed as Probationer for one year. This period can be extended to two years based on the performance of the candidate. Before joining as a Probationer in the LIC, the candidate needs to furnish a guarantee bond of five lakh rupees.

See here: LIC AAO Salary

Download Here: LIC AAO 2020 Official Notification


Q. What is the new date of LIC AAO Prelims exam??

A. The LIC is yet to notify the new exam date for LIC AAO 2021 prelims exam. It was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic last year. The new LIC AAO 2021 prelims exam date will be announced soon.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the LIC AAO Exam?

A. There is no negative marking at any stage of LIC AAO exam The LIC AAO notification does not mention about negative marking or penalty for the wrong answer.

Q. What is the difference between LIC AAO and LIC ADO?

A. LIC Assistant Administrative Officer is very different from LIC Apprentice Development Officer. ADO work under the Divisional officers and help in building the business through recruitment of LIC agents under them.

Q. Is there any normalisation of marks in LIC AAO exam?

A. Yes, there are normalisation of marks in the LIC AAO prelims as well as mains exam. The process is explained in the notification.

Q. Can a candidate apply for more than one post?

A. No, the candidate cannot apply for more than one post. In case the candidate applies for more than one post, his/her form gets rejected.

Q. Is there any group discussion in the LIC AAO interview?

A. There is no group discussion in the LIC AAO interview. No such group exercise is mentioned in the LIC AAO notification.

Q. Is LIC AAO a target based job?

A. No, LIC AAO is not a target based job. It is an administrative job and the candidates need to manage the back-office operations.

Q. Is LIC AAO a government job?

A. Life Insurance Corporation of Indian is a state-run insurance company. It is one of the largest PSU in India.

Q. When will be LIC Notification released?

A. The LIC AAO Notification was released on February 25, 2020.

Q. Is LIC AAO a rural job?

A. It depends on the posting because LIC has the offices is each nook and corner of the country. But the offices will not be located in purely rural areas.

Q. Is LIC AAO a field job?

A. No, LIC Assistant Administrative Officer is not a field job. It is an office job but sometimes the officer needs to travel for audit, supervision and the likes.

Q. Is there any Guarantee Bond in LIC AAO?

A. Yes, there is a Guarantee Bond of Rs Five Lakh as given in the LIC AAO notification 2020.


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