LIC of India has recently announced a notification for various AAO vacancies. Let’s see how the selection will be done for every post.
For AAO Generalists, the selection will be through a All Indian competitive written test followed by an Interview and Medical examination. For the remaining AAO posts, selection will be directly through an Interview and a Medical examination.
The written test for AAO Generalists, which is tentatively scheduled for 27 February 2011 will consist of the following sections:
Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, General Knowledge and current affairs and English Language. All these 4 sections will be objective in nature and will be for 140 marks, time is 2 hours. There is also a Descriptive paper for 50 marks with 1 hour time which will have Essay writing (can write in English or Hindi) and Precis & Comprehension (only in English).
The Descriptive part is only for Qualifying purpose and marks scored in that section will not be counted for merit ranking.
Note: You may also see NIC AO written test pattern.
Note that candidates should qualify in each individual section of Objective test, such as Reasoning ability, Numerical Ability etc and Qualify in the descriptive paper to be eligible for merit ranking. The Qualifying marks will be decided by LIC depending on the performance of all candidates.
Top ranking candidates will be called for Interview in 1:3 ratio (3 candidates for 1 vacancy) or as decided by LIC.
Candidates should also get minimum Qualifying marks in the Interview to be eligible for final merit ranking. These Qualifying marks too will be decided by LIC at appropriate stage.