LIC ADO Recruitment 2021 - Notification, Exam Date, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus & Result

LIC ADO Exam

The Life Corporation of India (LIC) invites online applications from eligible candidates for the post of Apprentice Development Officers (ADO). The online notification is generally released in May. For the year 2021, the announcement is yet to be made. In 2019, LIC released a total of 8,581 vacancies in all the zones through the LIC ADO 2019 recruitment.

The job profile of an ADO is of a sales supervisor. An ADO is “required to sponsor suitable persons to be appointed as Life Insurance Agents, train them properly, and help the recruited agents to sell life insurance to a maximum number of persons.” The profile also covers handling after-sales services. The job includes tours of the allotted area.

Let’s move on to the article for details related to vacancies, eligibility, exam pattern, and more for the LIC ADO 2021 recruitment.

LIC ADO 2021 Latest Update - LIC is yet to release the LIC ADO 2021 recruitment notification. Candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website.

LIC ADO 2021 - Quick Overview

Name of the Examination

Apprentice Development Officer Exam 2021 (ADO Exam 2021)

Exam Conducting Authority

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)

Official website

www.licindia.in

Mode of the Exam

Online

Type of Questions

Objective type

Phases of the examination

Preliminary

Main

Interview

Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination

Negative Marking

Not applicable


Available Application Forms

LIC ADO Exam 2021 Important Dates

The notification for the LIC ADO 2021 recruitment will be released soon. The important exam dates will be updated once the notification is out.

Exam Events

Important Dates

Commencement of online registration process

To be announced

Closure of the registration process

To be announced

Online fee payment

To be announced

Last date for printing the completed application form

To be announced

Availability of Admit Card

To be announced

LIC ADO (Preliminary) exam

To be announced

LIC ADO (Main) exam

To be announced


LIC ADO Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

LIC ADO 2021 Exam Pattern

The selection procedure of LIC ADO comprises online tests and Interview. A pre-recruitment medical examination will also be conducted before the final appointment. Here are the details:

Online Tests

I. For Apprentice Development Officer from Open Market Category - two-phase online test will be conducted viz.

  • Preliminary phase and
  • Main phase

II. For Apprentice Development Officer from Agents & Employee Category - single-phase online test will be conducted viz.

  • Main Test

The pattern for both categories is as follows:

Open Market Category - Exam Pattern

Phase I - Preliminary Exam

Section

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

3

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

TOTAL

 

100

100

60 minutes

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The question paper will be both Hindi and English languages except for the English section. The English section will be of qualifying nature and its marks will not be added for ranking. Only those who qualify the Phase-I are eligible for the Phase-II exam.

Phase II - Main Exam

Section

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and Numerical Ability

50

50

120 minutes

2

General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and English Language

50

50

3

Insurance and Financial Market Awareness (especially Life Insurance sector)

50

50

TOTAL

 

150

150

120 minutes

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Agent and Employee Category - Exam Pattern

A single i.e. Main examination will be conducted for this category. However, there will be a little different in the exam pattern for Agents and Employees. Let’s have a look here:

For Agent Category - Main Exam Pattern (single exam)

Section

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and Numerical Ability

25

10

120 minutes

2

General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and English Language

25

15

3

Elements of Insurance and Marketing of Insurance

50

125

TOTAL

 

100

150

120 minutes

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 For Employee Category - Main Exam Pattern (single exam)

Section

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and Numerical Ability

25

25

120 minutes

2

General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and English Language

25

25

3

Practice and Principle of Insurance Marketing

50

100

TOTAL

 

100

150

120 minutes

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Candidates are required to score minimum qualifying marks in each section as well as minimum qualifying marks in aggregate. The minimum qualifying marks shall be decided by the LIC of India.

Interview

Only the marks obtained in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting candidates for the Interview phase. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in the Main exam and Interview.

Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination

Before the final appointment of selected candidates, a medical examination will be conducted. The candidates must be found medically fit for final appointment. The medical test will be conducted by the Medical Examiner appointed by the LIC.


LIC ADO 2021 Syllabus

LIC has not prescribed any specific syllabus for the LIC ADO exam. However, candidates must check out the previous years’ question papers to get an idea. Moreover, various preparation books are also available in the market where experts have compiled the topics for the exam on the basis of previous years’ exam.



LIC ADO Exam 2021 Eligibility

LIC invites applications not only from eligible candidates but also from its employees and agents. Thus, eligibility for the LIC ADO 2021 recruitment can be categorised as under:

  • Eligibility for Agents Category (individual appointed as an agent with the Corporation)
  • Eligibility for Employees Category (a confirmed whole-time salaried employee in the Corporation)
  • Eligibility for Open Market Category

Educational Qualification Requirements

Candidates’ Category

Qualification Requirements

For candidates under Employees and Agents category

Bachelor’s degree of a University in India established under a statute or approved for the purpose or the Fellowship of Insurance Institute of India, Mumbai.

For open market category candidates

Bachelor’s degree of a University in India established under a statute or approved for the purpose or the Fellowship of Insurance Institute of India, Mumbai.

As per the official notification; “Preference may be given to those applicants who have good knowledge of insurance marketing and also those who possess Masters Degree in Business Administration in Marketing or Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from a University in India established under Statute or by an Institute approved by All India Council for Technical Education or a recognized Institution.”

Age Limit (as on 1st May 2021)

  • Minimum age limit - 21 years
  • Maximum age limit - 30 years

The upper/maximum age limit is relaxable as under:

S.No.

Category

Age Limit (in years)

1

SC/ST category

35

2

OBC category

33

3

LIC Employee who does not belong to SC/ST/OBC category

42

4

LIC Employee who belong to the OBC category

45

5

LIC Employee who belong to SC/ST category

47

6

LIC Agent or DSE/FSE* who does not belong to SC/ST/OBC category

40

7

LIC Agent or DSE/FSE who belong to OBC category

43

8

LIC Agent or DSE/FSE who belong to SC/ST category

45

9

Ex-serviceman

30 increased by the number of years of service in the armed forces subject to a maximum age of 45 years where he is a member of OBCs and, 47 years where he is a member of SC or ST and, Maximum of 42 years in other than SC, ST, OBC cases.

10

All others

30

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*DSE/FSE = Direct Sales Executive/Financial Service Executive

Experience (as on 1st May 2021)

Applicants’ Category

For Recruitment in Urban Areas

For Recruitment in Rural Areas

Employee

Not less than 3 years of service in Class III post

Agent

Not less than 5 years as an agent/DSE/FSE and has brought a net 1st-year premium income of minimum ₹ 5,00,000 during the immediately preceding 5 financial years and a net 1st-year premium income of minimum ₹ 1,00,000/- on 50 lives in each of any 3 financial years.

Not less than 4 years as an agent/DSE/FSE and has brought a net 1st-year premium income of minimum ₹ 1,00,000 on 50 lives per year in any 3 of the immediately preceding 4 financial years.

Open Market

At least two years of experience in the life insurance industry will be prefered.

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LIC ADO Exam 2021 Application Process

The online registration process for the LIC ADO 2021 recruitment will be held online at the official website. LIC has released different notifications for different zones. Candidates must apply for ONLY ONE division from the following divisions:

  • Bhopal
  • Bilaspur
  • Gwalior
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur
  • Raipur
  • Satna
  • Shahdol

Candidates are advised to apply well before the last date to avoid the last-minute rush. Applications will be accepted only through the online mode.

LIC ADO Exam 2021 Application Process

The application process can be completed in three steps:

  • Registration
  • Fee payment
  • Documents upload

It is a good idea to keep the scanned images of documents to be uploaded ready beforehand. Here are the specifications for the same:

Scan the following documents:

  • Recent passport size colour photograph (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm). The size of the scanned file should be between 20 KB to 50 KB.
  • Signature (in black ink) in JPG format. The file size must be between 10 KB to 20 KB.
  • Left thumb impression (on white paper with black/blue ink) in JPG/JPEG format with a file size between 20 KB and 50 KB.
  • A handwritten declaration on white paper with black ink with the content -

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.”

File size - 50 KB to 100 KB.

  • The thumb impression/signature must not be in CAPITAL LETTERS.

LIC ADO 2021 Registration

  • Visit the Careers section of LIC India.
  • Click on the ‘Recruitment of Apprentice Development Officers 2021’ link.
  • Click on the ‘Click Here for Apply Online’ link.
  • Now click on ‘Click here for New Registration’ button on the top corner.
  • Read the instructions and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
  • Enter the details asked for viz. Name, mobile number, and email ID and click ‘Save & Next’ button.
  • An application number and password will be generated and sent to your registered email ID.
  • Move with the application process or you can save the details and log in later to complete the application form.
  • Verify all the details carefully before clicking the ‘Final Submit’ button.
  • After completing the application details, move to the documents upload section.

Documents Upload

  • Upload the scanned images of photograph, signature, thumb impression, and declaration. Upload the documents at their designated fields.
  • Complete the other details in the form and submit them. You can modify the details (if required) before final submission.
  • Now move ahead with the payment section.

Fee Payment

The application fee has to be paid as per the category as under:

  • For SC/ST - ₹ 50 + transaction charges
  • For other category candidates - ₹ 600 plus transaction charges

The application fee can be paid using debit cards/credit cards/mobile wallets/internet banking etc. An e-receipt will be generated on successful payment of the application fee. Keep the e-receipt safe.

Take a print of the confirmation page/completed application on an A-4 size paper and keep it safe. Please do not send the hard copy of the application fee to LIC of India.


Other Details

LIC ADO 2021 Vacancies

LIC 2021 vacancies will be released once the notification is out. There was no recruitment in 2020. For the year 2019, 8,581 vacancies were announced. Check out the table below for category-wise and zone-wise distribution of the 8,581 vacancies:

Zones

Vacancies

General

OBC

SC

ST

EWS

Total

East Zonal Office, Kolkata

391

173

174

101

83

922

East Central Zone, Patna

302

104

95

138

62

701

Western Zone, Mumbai

808

368

174

245

158

1753

North Zone Office, New Delhi

451

251

256

70

102

1130

North Central Zone, Kanpur

447

260

228

11

96

1042

South Zone, Chennai

589

309

228

10

121

1257

South Central Zone, Hyderabad

530

297

217

89

118

1251

Central Zone, Bhopal

209

62

80

127

47

525

TOTAL

3,727

1,824

1,452

791

787

8581

Guarantee Bond

As per the official notification; “Before joining as Apprentice Development Officer, candidates will be required to give an undertaking to serve the Corporation for a minimum period of four years from the date of joining (including apprenticeship period) failing which he/she or his/her heirs, executors, administrators will be liable to pay liquidated damages of ₹ 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand only) to the Corporation. The candidate will have to submit an Indemnity Bond of ₹ 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand only) duly stamped and executed by a Surety of sound financial standing and not related to the candidate. The stamp value of the Bond will be as applicable to the State in which the bond is executed.”

LIC ADO 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for the LIC ADO 2021 exam will be uploaded to the official website and candidates can download the same using their login credentials. Intimation for the availability of the admit card will also be sent through SMS/E-Mail. Candidates must affix their passport size photograph on the admit card. Carry the admit card to the examination centre along with the Photo ID proof (photocopy and original).

LIC ADO 2021 Result

The Life Insurance Corporation of India will declare LIC ADO Result 2021 on the official website. Separate results will be released for Preliminary and Main phase exams. Candidates who have applied for the same can check and download their LIC ADO Scorecard 2021 by visiting the official website which is licindia.in. The final sarkari result for the exam will be released after the completion of the Interview process.


LIC ADO 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The LIC ADO 2021 recruitment notification is yet to be announced. Here are the frequently asked questions related to recruitment.

Q: What is LIC ADO?

LIC ADO is a post of Apprentice Development Officer (ADO) in the Life Insurance Corporation of India. LIC conducts the LIC ADO recruitment exam every year for an appointment at this post. Candidates with a graduation degree can apply for the exam.

Q: What is a LIC ADO Job Profile?

The job profile of the LIC ADO includes sales supervision and training of recruited sales agents for selling the policies. It also includes providing after-sales service for policyholders and might include tours of the allotted area.

Q: Is LIC ADO a permanent job?

Yes. After the completion of the training period, the candidates are appointed as Development Officers. The corporation might put some candidates on probation for one year which can be extended up to two years.

Q: Are B.Tech pass out candidates eligible for the LIC ADO post?

The official notification states that the candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree. B.Tech. is equivalent to a Bachelor's degree so you are eligible to apply for the exam.

Q: When will be the Preliminary phase exam of LIC ADO 2021 conducted?

The Preliminary phase examination dates are not announced yet.

Q: What are the dates for the LIC ADO 2021 Main phase exam?

The Main phase exam dates are yet to be announced.

Q: When will be the final result for LIC ADO 2021 announced?

There are no confirmed dates yet. However, the final result will be announced after the completion of the Interview process. Keep a check on the official website.

Q: Will any salary/stipend be given during the apprentice period?

Yes, the candidates selected from the other than the ‘Employee’ category will be given ₹ 34,503/- per month as a stipend.

Q: Will there be a probation period?

Yes, there will be a probation period of one year which can be extended up to two years.

Q: Will there be negative marking in any phase of the examination.

No. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers at any phase of the examination.

Q: Is there any provision for submitting the application fee offline?

No, the application fee has to be submitted only through the online mode.

Q: Is the application fee refundable?

No, the application fee is non-refundable.


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