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LIC, India Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) 2016 Recruitment Details

Updated on April 24, 2016
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Job of an Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) is regarded as a very responsible and respected job in Indian insurance service sector due to involvement of person holding post of an AAO that helps in preparation and scrutinizing the bills for the payment. An AAO is also involved in various purchases and maintenance of financial, administrative and personal services. Inquiries related to works and purchases are solicited in the name of AAO and work orders are signed and placed under the signatures of an Assistant Administrative Officer. Career advancement opportunities are available for dynamic officers as Administrative Officers, Senior Administrative Officers, Chief Administrative Officer and Director, Administration etc.

LIC, India has advertised about 700 vacancies of Assistant Administrative Officer (Generalist) and requested candidates to apply On-Line only typing web link to apply and payment of fee has already begun from December 15, 2015 and deadline to complete the formalities is January 5, 2016. Candidates are advised to download the call lettter during the last week of February 2016 and tentative dates for the examinations are provisionally announced to take place on 5th, 6th and 13th March, 2016.

Life Insurance Corporation recruits AAOs in the Basic pay of Rs. 17240 /- per month in the scale of "17240- 840(14) –29000– 910(4) –32640" that is under consideration for the pay revision. Post also carries other admissible allowances as per rules. On posting in a city which is classified as "A" class city, an AAO will receive approximately Rs. 40,245/- per month as total emoluments at the minimum of the scale inclusive of admissible allowances such as House Rent Allowance & City Compensatory Allowance.

Benefits such as Contributory Pension, Gratuity, LTC, Medical Benefit, Group Savings Linked Insurance (GSLI), Group Personal Accident Insurance, Group Insurance , Vehicle Loan (2-wheeler/4 wheeler) are admissible as per existing rules of the Corporation. After selection, candidates get a regular job and asked to serve anywhere in the country. Candidates have to clear one year probation period that may be extended to two year depending on the performance during the probation. Selecting candidates have to agree to serve the corporation for a minimum duration of 4 years including one or two year's probation period. A bond of Rs two lakh has to be furnished by the selected candidates as an guarantee.

Corporation has advertised recently for the recruitment of 700 posts of AAO. Details may be seen in the notification advertised in the employment news and also available on LIC's website. Candidates have to apply online before January 5, 2015. Online examination will be taken in March on 5th, 6th or 13th Mach 2016. An objective type test of 2 hour duration involving 160 questions of 300 marks will be conducted online. It will have questions testing candidates ability for numeric and reasoning, general awareness, knowledge of computers and current affairs and English language will be tested through this online test. Wrong answers will have negative marking and penalty for each wrong answer will be equal to 1/4th of mark assigned to the particular answer. Minimum qualifying marks and minimum aggregate marks will be determined by the commission after the examination. Qualifying candidates will be shortlisted for personal interview depending on the number of vacancies. Candidates have to secure minimum passing marks in the interview also. Candidates may see the notification either in newspapers, LIC website or download the notification clicking notification.

LIC Question Paper & Marking pattern
LIC Question Paper & Marking pattern

Interest to join as AAO in the insurance companies is increasing due to increased awareness among candidates about the pay package, allowances and job profile of AAOs. Becoming fully conversant with the patterns of questions and marking, related topics and time management are some of the concerns that need to be dealt. However, candidates are required to prepare using authentic material to succeed among huge number of participants. Previous years solved question papers provide a rough idea about the type of examination and expected questions. Solving old question papers of other examinations may sometime prove very useful in language and reasoning sections. Selective studies are always beneficial but demands lot of smartness in selection of material and topics. Earlier candidates had very less choice in searching material for preparation but websites like amazon and eBay has made plenty of books available at very cheaper rates. Shipment is also fast as orders are delivered within few days. For tips on preparation in other Indian languages like Hindi, viewers may have a look at "Free Indian Career Counselor" and even join this group for information on recent notifications in the Indian Banks..

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      2 years ago from India

      Thanks Mehak for finding information useful.

    • crusador profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from India

      Hi Suraj, as the name suggests LIC means Life Insurance Corporation of India, its a corporation means semi-government type. Rules for government are applicable just like in government undertakings. AAO post is similar to those posted in government departments. Pay and perks are different for corporations and government employees. However, AAOs in Banks and Insurance Co. are not on contractual basis so need not worry for retrenchment. Even then read the notifications and details before joining any department.

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      2 years ago

      Is this fully goverment job or prvite please confirm me

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      2 years ago

      Nice Mam

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      5 years ago from India

      thanks teaches12345 for positive feedback. I have seen some of your hubs. You area prolific writer.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the share and information on opportunties in India. Sounds positive!


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