LIC Assistant Recruitment 2019: Apply Online & FAQs

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has released the official notification for the post of Assistant. This year LIC has released a large number of seats for every state with a total of more than 8000 vacancies. Area-wise vacancies, notification and pdf for the same is being given on the recruitment section of official website of LIC. LIC recruit candidates for various post like clerical staff including Cashier, Single Staff including operator, Customer Services, Executive, etc. Candidates interested in pursuing their career with public sector insurance company can apply on the official website of LIC. Bankersadda has come up with all answers to the queries of student applying for LIC or for those who wants to enter insurance sector of our country.

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Candidates who are eligible and interested to apply for LIC Assistant exam 2019 can have check the notification here.

LIC Assitant Notification 2019: Check Here

FAQs For LIC Assistant 2019

QUESTION: What are the important dates linked with LIC Assistant 2019 examination?

Candidates aspiring to join Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), a public sector insurance company of India can look at the dates with events given below which will let them know everything about the application and exam dates.

Events  Dates
Registration starting date 17th of September 2019
Registration closing date 1st of October 2019
Admit card 15th – 22nd of October 2019
Preliminary examination 21st & 22nd October 2019
Mains examination Yet to be declared

QUESTION: What is the age criteria for LIC Assistant 2019?

The age of the candidate for the post of Assistant in LIC will be counted as of 01/09/2019. The minimum age limit is fixed at 18 years fo all the categories. Here is the age criteria fixed for this post:

Category Minimum age Maximum age
General 18 years 30 years
SC/ST 18 years 35 years
OBC 18 years 33 years
PWBD (GEN) 18 years 40 years
PWBD (SC/ST) 18 years 45 years
PWBD (OBC) 18 years 43 years
EX-Servicemen 18 years 45 years (some relaxation for SC, ST and OBC)
LIC Employees 18 years 35 years

QUESTION: What is the educational qualification for the post of LIC Assistant?

Before applying for the examination, candidate should go through the eligiblity criteria thoroughly. A candidate requires bachelors’s degree in any discipline to fulfill the educational qualification of LIC Assistant. However, there is a relaxation Ex-servicemen.

For Ex-servicemen: 

  1. Graduation for those defence serving candidates who have served defence for 10 years.
  2. Matrics (12th class) for those defence serving candidate who have served for 15 years.
  3. Non-matric for those defence serving candidates who have served for 15 years with certification in clearing examination.

QUESTION: What is the exam pattern of the LIC Assistant examination 2019? 

The LIC Assistant 2019 is a two tier examintaion including preliminary and mains examination and a medical test which is taken before recuitment. Both the stages are taken on online mode with separate timing for every sections. The merit list is made on the basis of mains exams and prelims stage is just a qualifying stage. Here is a pattern for LIC Assistant examination 2019

Preliminary Examination

Sr. No. Subjects No of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. English/Hindi Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

The English/Hindi language test will be of qualifying nature, its marks will not be the part of cut-off.

Mains Examination

The mains examination pattern for states having hindi language on academic level varies from the state who don’t have hindi as the other official mode of academics. However, the total marks for the examination and timing remains the same as 200 marks and 2 hours 30 minutes respectively. There is a sectional timing for each subjects. Here is a pattern for both:

Pattern for the mains examination in state having hindi as a subject or medium of study:

Sr. No. Subjects No of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowldege 40 40 30 minutes
3. English 40 40 30 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 40 40 30 minutes
5. Hindi 40 40 30 minutes
Total 200 200 2 hours 30 minutes

Pattern for the mains examination in state who dont have hindi as a subject or medium of study:

Sr. No. Subjects No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge 60 60 40 minutes
3. English 40 40 35 minutes
4. General Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 200 200 2 hours 30 minutes

QUESTION: What is the distribution of vacancies for the post of LIC Assistant?

There are more than 8000 vacancies (approx) in LIC Assistant this year. There are total of 8 zones under which exams are held for LIC Assistant. Here is the detail zone-wise vacancy:

Zone No of Seats/ Vacancies
Northern Zone 1544
North Central Zone 1313
East Central Zone 1531
Eastern Zone 980
Central Zone 472
Soth Central Zone 400
Southern Zone 631
Western Zone 1104
Total 7975

QUESTION: What is the salary for the post of LIC Assistant?

The basic pay for LIC Assistant is around Rs.14,435. However after adding house, travel and other allowances, the total in hand salary is about Rs.30,000. 

QUESTION: What is the fees of application form for applying in LIC Assistant post?

The candidates have to pay application fees after registering on the online payment. Without it, the application remains incomplete. The payment will be done in online mode only.

Category Fees
General/OBC Rs. 510 + GST + Transaction charges
SC/ST/PWBD Rs. 85 + GST + Transaction charges

QUESTION: Is there any interview for the post of LIC Assistant 2019?

There is no interview for the post of LIC Assistant. The merit list is formed on the basis of mains examination marks. Also, there is sectional cut-off and a candidate need to meet the cut-off marks to qualify for the same. After meeting the merit list, a medical test is conducted.


QUESTION: What is the selection procedure for the the post of LIC Assistant?

Candidates need to fulfill all the qualification criteria to successfully enter the examination phase. The marks of mains exam is taken in the merit list and prelims is of qualifying nature. However, there is a sectional cut-off for all the sections and time period is fixed for every section. After getting selected in prelims and mains, a candidate has to go through a medical test.