LIC AAO 2020 - Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has released the notification of LIC AAO on February 25, 2020, along with the application form on the official website - licindia.in. Candidates can apply for Assistant Administrative Officers 2020 recruitment exam from February 25 to March 15. The exam will be conducted to fill a total of 168 vacancies. Eligible candidates who successfully apply for LIC AAO examination can download the admit card for the prelims exam from March 27 to April 4, 2020. LIC AAO 2020 prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 4. Candidates who qualify in it will have to appear for the main LIC AAO examination. There will be a final interview for candidates who qualify in the LIC AAO 2020 mains exam. Know more details about LIC AAO 2020 notification, vacancies, exam dates, selection process, result, cutoff, vacancies, etc. in the article below.Latest: LIC AAO Application Form 2020 Released. Apply Online till March 15, 2020.
LIC AAO exam is conducted for the recruitment of candidates at the post of Assistant Administrative Officer (Legal/ IT/ Chartered Accountant/ Actuarial/ Rajbhasha). There are three stages in LIC AAO selection procedure - prelims, mains, and interview. Candidates have to clear all the stages in order to qualify in the exam. Candidates of age 21 to 30 years who fulfil the eligibility criteria can apply for LIC AAO exam.
Name of exam
LIC AAO (Assistant Administrative Officers)
Exam conducting body
Life Insurance Corporation of India
Types of Posts
Assistant Administrative Officer (Legal/ IT/ Chartered Accountant/ Actuarial/ Rajbhasha)
Stage of LIC AAO selection process
Mode of exam
(LIC AAO 2019 had 590 vacancies but only 470 qualified in total)
Qualified applicants (2019)
Main exam - 880 candidates with 735 from Generalist, 120 from IT, 21 from CA and 2 each from Actuarial and Rajbhasha.
Final qualified candidates- 470 candidates have qualified with 343 from Generalist, 103 from IT, 20 from CA and 2 each from Actuarial and Rajbhasha
Aspirants can check the LIC AAO exam dates and other events from the table below. All the dates related to the recruitment exam have been provided in the official notification. Mains exam date and interview dates will be announced by the exam authorities later.
LIC AAO Dates
LIC AAO 2020 notification release
February 25, 2020 (Released)
LIC AAO application form release
Last date to fill the application form and pay the fee
March 15, 2020
Availability of LIC AAO 2020 admit card for prelims
March 27 to April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020
LIC AAO result for prelims
To be announced
Release of admit card for LIC AAO 2020 mains
LIC AAO 2020 mains exam
LIC AAO interview
Final result of LIC AAO 2020
Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of LIC AAO 2020 can apply for the exam. LIC AAO 2020 eligibility criteria specifies parameters like age limit and educational qualifications. It is to be noted that the academic qualifications as per the eligibility criteria of LIC AAO vary for each post. Candidates can find the detailed eligibility criteria for LIC AAO below.
As per the eligibility criteria of LIC AAO 2020, candidates of age 21 to 30 years can apply for the exam. However, reserved category candidates will get some relaxation on the upper age limit. Candidates can check LIC AAO 2020 eligibility criteria on the basis of age in the table below.
Age limits to apply for LIC AAO 2020
Age relaxation for reserved categories
PwBD (SC/ ST)
ECO/SSCO (SC/ ST)
Confirmed LIC Employees
5 years + relaxation applicable as per category
LIC provides the educational qualifications in LIC AAO eligibility criteria separately for each post. Check the post-wise LIC AAO 2020 eligibility criteria on the basis educational qualifications below.
LIC AAO eligibility criteria based on qualifications
LIC AAO - Legal
A bachelor’s degree in Law or LLM from a recognized Indian University/ Institution;
Three years Bar experience is essential.
AAO - IT
A graduation degree in engineering in computer science
An MSC in computer science from a recognised university/ college.
AAO - Chartered Accountant
A bachelor’s degree;
Candidates must have completed the Articles and passed the final exam of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India;
A candidate should be an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India;
Candidates must provide their membership numbers for verification.
LIC AAO - Actuarial
A bachelor’s degree in any discipline;
Candidates must have 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;
AAO - Rajbhasha
Master’s degree in Hindi/ Hindi translation with English as one of the subjects in the bachelor’s degree course
Master’s degree in English with Hindi as a subject in the bachelor’s degree course
Master’s degree in Sanskrit with Hindi and English as subjects in the bachelor’s degree course.
The exam authorities have released the application form of LIC AAO 2020 examination on February 25. The last date to apply for the exam is March 15, 2020. Candidates have to fill LIC AAO application form in two parts. In the first part of the application form, candidates have to register themselves by entering personal details and contact details after which they can proceed to fill the details of the form. Candidates have to pay LIC AAO application fee online while filling the form. The steps to fill the application form are explained below.
Filling details in the application form like educational qualifications
Uploading documents like scanned images of photograph and signature
Previewing LIC AAO application form
Payment of application fee
Photograph (200 ✕ 230 pixels)
Signature (140 ✕ 60 pixels)
Left thumb impression (240 ✕ 240 pixels)
50 KB max.
LIC AAO application fee
700/- + GST
SC/ ST/ PWD
85/- + GST
The prelims exam of LIC AAO 2020 will be conducted in 186 cities spread across different states of the country while the mains exam will be conducted in 58 cities. Candidates can find their LIC AAO exam centre addresses printed on their admit cards. The list of states and cities where the LIC AAO 2020 prelims exam will be conducted is provided below.
Andaman & Nicobar Island
Chirala, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Arrah, Aurangabad(Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Chandigarh - Mohali
Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
Delhi & New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida & Greater Noida, Faridabad, Gurugram
Ahmedabad - Gandhi Nagar, Anand, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar
Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Solan, Una
Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu, Samba, Srinagar
Bokaro steel city, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli - Dharwad, Mandya Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur
Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Amravati, Aurangabad(Maharashtra), Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pandharpur, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur
Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Sangrur
Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Bardang - Gangtok
Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi
Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri.
Candidates who have successfully applied for the exam will be issued LIC AAO admit card for prelims from March 27 to April 4, 2020. Candidates will have to log in using their registration number and date of birth to download the admit card. LIC AAO 2020 admit card will be released for each stage of the exam separately. There’s important information like exam centre address, exam time, reporting time, etc. printed on LIC AAO admit card. It is mandatory that the candidates carry their admit card to the exam centres along with a valid photo ID proof like Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, PAN Card, etc.
Go to the official website
Click on ‘Careers’ in the bottom links
Click on ‘Recruitment of Assistant Administrative Officer 2020’
Click on the admit card link in the window that appears
Enter registration number and date of birth in the login window
LIC AAO admit card will be displayed on the screen
Download and take printouts
The exam authorities mention the exam pattern of LIC AAO in the official notification. LIC AAO 2020 exam pattern includes the mode of the exam, sections, marks allotted to each section, time duration, number of questions, and marking scheme. Both prelims and mains exam of LIC AAO 2020 will be conducted in online mode. The questions in each paper are asked in both Hindi and English (except English language section). LIC AAO exam pattern for the prelims stage consists of three sections. The exam pattern of the mains exam varies post-wise. Check LIC AAO exam pattern 2020 for both prelims and mains below.
No. of questions
No. of marks
*Note - Candidates must note that the English language section is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained by the candidates in this section will not be considered for the preparation of the result. However, candidates do have to secure the sectional cutoff for this section in order to pass the exam.
The exam pattern of LIC AAO for the post of AAO Legal, AAO IT/ CA/ Actuarial, and AAO Rajbhasha are explained in the tables below.
For AAO Legal
General Knowledge, Current Affairs
Insurance & Financial Market Awareness
2 hours 30 minutes
*Note - English Language section will be descriptive in nature and will not be considered while the preparation of LIC AAO result and ranks.
For AAO IT/ Chartered Accountant/ Actuarial
English Language (Letter & Essay Writing)
*Note - English language section is qualifying in nature.
For AAO Rajbhasha
Knowledge of Language (Descriptive)
*Note - Knowledge of language will be qualifying in nature and would not affect the merit list.
The exam authorities will announce the category-wise cutoff marks after the exam has been conducted. The cutoff marks are decided on the basis of the number of candidates who took the exam, the difficulty level of the exam, and the number of shifts in which the exam has been conducted. LIC AAO 2020 cutoff will be released for each stage of the exam separately. Candidates who acquire the cutoff marks or more will qualify the relevant stage and will be able to appear for the next stage of the recruitment process. The exam body has already mentioned the minimum qualifying marks for reserved and unreserved category candidates. Candidates can check the minimum qualifying marks of LIC AAO in the table below.
LIC AAO 2020 Minimum Qualifying Marks for Prelims
SC/ ST/ PwBD
English Language with special emphasis on grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension
LIC AAO Minimum Qualifying Marks for Mains
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)/ Legal drafting for AAO (Legal)/ Language Knowledge for AAO (Rajbhasha)
The result of LIC AAO will be declared for prelims, mains, and interview (final) separately. Candidates shortlisted in one stage of LIC AAO result will be called to appear for the subsequent stage. LIC AAO scorecard will also be released along with the result. Candidates will have to log in using their roll number, date of birth, and password. Candidates who are shortlisted in the final result of LIC AAO will be considered for recruitment.
As per the official notification, there are three stages in the selection procedure of LIC AAO 2020. Candidates must clear all stages of the exam in order to be considered for recruitment. The stages of LIC AAO 2020 selection process are listed below -
LIC AAO Preliminary Exam - All the candidates who successfully fill the application form will be called to appear for the prelims exam on April 4, 2020. The exam will be conducted in online mode. It will include three sections - Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. The exam will hold 100 marks. English language section will be qualifying in nature which means marks obtained in this section will not be considered while shortlisting candidates in the result.
LIC AAO Main Exam - Candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be called to appear for the mains exam. Candidates will be tested on their reasoning knowledge, professional knowledge, finance and marketing awareness, quantitative ability, and language skills in this exam. Marks obtained by the candidates in this stage will be considered to prepare the final merit list.
3. LIC AAO Interview - Those who clear the mains exam will be called to appear for the interview round. In this stage, the exam authorities will test the candidates on the basis of their personalities. A document verification will take place right before the interview. Candidates will have to produce documents in support of their category, educational qualifications, disabilities or if they belong to any of the groups that are eligible for age relaxation and/ or reservation.
Candidates can fill the application form of LIC AAO 2020 till March 15, 2020.
Candidates are required to upload scanned images of their passport size photograph and signature in the size prescribed in the notification.
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