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IRDA Exam 2021: The Insurance Regulatory Development Authority conducts the IRDA exam for the recruitment of candidates for various posts. In the recruitment of IRDA, candidates are offered various jobs like Assistant Manager, Manager (Grade B), Assistant General Manager (Grade C), Deputy General Manager (Grade D), and General Manager (Grade E).

To get the job after the IRDA exam 2021, candidates are provided training by the exam conducting body. To apply for the IRDA exam 2021, candidates must have completed 18 years of age. Candidates have to fill the application forms to appear in the exam of IRDA through the official portal. The exam of IRDA is conducted all over India in more than 250 exam centres.

To get selected through IRDA 2021 exam, candidates have to clear the prelims and mains exam. After that, an IRDA exam merit list is issued for the shortlisted candidates to appear in the personal interview round for final selection. Get all the information about the IRDA exam 2021, such as exam pattern, syllabus, result, etc. in this article.  

IRDA Exam 2021: Overview

Find below the highlights about the IRDA exam 2021: 

Highlights of IRDA Exam 

Particulars Details 
Exam nameInsurance Regulatory and Development Authority Exam
Commonly known as IRDA Exam (Also known as LIC Agent Exam)
Exam Conducting BodyInsurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
Mode of ExamOnline Mode 
Type of Exam Recruitment Exam 

IRDA Exam 2021: Posts 

The authorities at the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) offer jobs for different posts as per the requirement. IRDA exam is conducted at the national level at a regular time interval. We have listed below the posts offered through the IRDA exam: 

  1. Assistant Manager
  2. Manager (Grade B)
  3. Assistant General Manager (Grade C)
  4. Deputy General Manager (Grade D)
  5. General Manager (Grade E)

Roles and Responsibilities of IRDA Staff 

After getting appointed under the IRDA exam recruitment 2021, candidates have to play the following roles and responsibilities: 

  1. To ensure the fair dealing of insurance policies in the market. 
  2. To safeguard the interest of the policyholders in India. 
  3. To keep an eye on the frauds and scams found in the insurance market. 
  4. To implement the rules and regulations of IRDA for the safety and benefit of customers. 

IRDA Exam 2021 Eligibility

Before applying for the IRDA Exam 2021 candidates must check out the eligibility criteria provided by the exam conducting body. Although the post-wise eligibility criteria of the IRDA exam 2021 differ. We have listed below the basic educational eligibility criteria, age limit, and reservation criteria to apply for the IRDA exam 2021. 

Eligibility for IRDA Exam 

Eligibility Criteria Requirement 
Educational Eligibility CriteriaThe urban area candidates must have completed the 10+2 level exam to apply for the IRDA Exam. Candidates belonging to rural areas with a population of fewer than 5000 people should have completed the 10th level exam from a recognized board of education.
Age Limit Candidates must have completed the age of 18 years, there is no upper age limit to apply for the IRDA exam as per the eligibility provided by the authority. 
Age Relaxation for reserved category The authorities have provided some relaxation to apply for the IRDA exam for the reserved category candidates. The age relaxation to apply for the different category candidates is provided below: Other Backward Classes (OBC) Category: 3 years PwD Category: 10 years Scheduled Tribe (ST) /Scheduled Caste (SC): 5 years 

IRDA Exam Registration 2021 

Before filling the application form for the IRDA exam 2021 candidates have to complete training to act as the Insurance agent as per the guidelines of IRDA. There are two types of training conducted by the IRDA as 50 hours of training for general or life insurance agents, and 75 hours of training for Composite (Life & General) Insurance Agent. To fill the application form for IRDA exam 2021 refers to the steps provided below: 

Steps to fill the Application Form 

1st Step: Visit the official website of IRDA 

2nd Step: Select the option of the IRDA exam 2021 application form

3rd Step: You will be redirected to the application page of IRDA exam 2021 

4th Step: After that enter your name, father name, date of birth, and educational details in the given tabs  

5th Step: Now upload the scanned passport size photo and sign 

6th Step: Submit the application fee for IRDA exam 2021 by using the Credit Card /Debit Card /Net Banking

7th Step: After completing the IRDA 2021 application form take out the print of the application and fee receipt for future reference.

IRDA Exam Application Form 2021: Documents required

At the time of filling the application form for the IRDA exam 2021 following documents will be required to upload on the official portal: 

  1. Passport Size photo of the candidate
  2. Scanned sign of a candidate
  3. All the educational certificates and mark sheet

IRDA Exam Centres 2021 

At the time of filling the application form, candidates have to choose the option of the IRDA exam centre as per their preference. There are more than 250 exam centres for IRDA exam 2021 all over India, we have provided below the list of some exam centres:  

Exam Centres 

Name of the centre Name of the centre Name of the centre Name of the centre 
DibrugarhMaldaTirunelveliBhadrak
GuwahatiNelloreBaragarhChhapra
GunaNavi MumbaiBalurghatChennai
GulbargaNashikBalliaChandrapur
GorakhpurNandedAzamgarhChandigarh
VizagBokaroKadapaSaharsa
VijayawadaBilaspurJunagadhSagar
VelloreBikanerJorhatRourkela
VaranasiBijapurJodhpurRohtak
ValsadBhubaneshwarJindRewari

IRDA Exam  Syllabus 2021

Candidates must be having an idea about the syllabus of IRDA exam 2021 before appearing in the exam to crack the paper. The topics under the IRDA 2021 syllabus for all the posts remain almost the same. For the reference of candidates preparing for IRDA Exam 2021, we have listed below the topics covered under the syllabus. 

IRDA 2021 Prelims Syllabus 

Subjects Topics 
English languageVocabulary, Tenses Rules, Synonyms, Spellings, Rules for Preposition, Error Spotting, English Grammar, Correct and Incorrect Usages, Comprehension, Antonyms
Quantitative aptitudeTime & Work, Surds & Indices, Sequences & Series, Ratio & Proportion, Quadratic Equation, Profit & Loss, Problems on Ages, Permutation & Combination, Number Systems, Number Series, Mixtures & Allegations, Linear Equation, Data Sufficiency, Average, Data Interpretation, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Probability, Percentage, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Time & distance, Simplification
Reasoning Ability Analogies, Analysis, and Judgement, Arithmetical Number Series, Arithmetical Reasoning, Concepts, Decision-making, Differences, Discrimination, Observation, Problem-Solving, Similarities, Space, Visualization, The relationship, Verbal and figure classification, Visual Memory.
General awarenessAbbreviations, Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Budget and Five Year Plans, Current Events, Important Days, Indian Financial System, International, and National Organizations, International Current Affairs, Major Financial/ Economic News, National Current Affairs, Science Inventions, and Discoveries, Sports

IRDA 2021 Mains Syllabus (Insurance Section)

Subjects Topics 
Common Topics Introduction to Insurance, Regulatory Aspects of Insurance Agents, Legal Principle of an Insurance Contract, Grievance Redressal Mechanism, Customer Service
Life InsuranceWhat Life Insurance involves, Underwriting, Pricing, and valuation in Life Insurance, Payments under a Life Insurance Policy, Life Insurance Products 1 and 2, Financial Planning, Documentation- Proposal Stage and Policy condition, Applications of Life Insurance
Health InsuranceIntroduction to Health Insurance, Insurance Documentation, Health Insurance Underwriting, Health Insurance Products, Health Insurance Claims
Other Insurance related topicsUnderstanding Customer Protection and Ethics, Providing Technical Product Information, Providing professional advice, Fulfilling legal and regulatory requirements

IRDA Exam Pattern 2021 

To get an idea about the IRDA exam 2021 question paper pattern candidates must refer to the exam pattern provided by the exam conducting body. The exam pattern of IRDA Exam 2021 includes details like the number of questions, exam duration, marking scheme, types of questions, etc. We have provided below the exam pattern for both the IRDA Prelims exam and IRDA Mains exam.

Exam Pattern for Prelims Exam 

The main highlights of the IRDA 2021 prelims exam are: 

  1. Types of Questions: The question paper will include only multiple-choice questions. 
  2. Marking Scheme: Candidates are awarded one mark for every correct answer. For every wrong answer attempted by the candidate there will be a deduction of -1/4 mark. 
  3. Medium of Exam: The exam paper is provided in two languages either English or Hindi (as opted by candidates in the application form).

Question Paper Division 

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Reasoning40 MCQs 40 marks 
English Language40 MCQs 40 marks 
Quantitative Aptitude40 MCQs 40 marks 
General Awareness40 MCQs 40 marks 
Total160 MCQs 160 marks 

Exam Pattern for Mains Exam 

The main highlights of the Mains exam are provided below: 

  1. Types of Questions: The question paper of the mains exam will include descriptive type questions. 
  2. Number of Sections: There will be a total of three sections in the question paper. 
  3. Duration of Exam: A total of three hours are provided to solve the complete paper i.e. 1 hour per section. 

Question Paper Division 

SectionsMarks 
English100 marks 
Economic & Social Issues Impacting Insurance100 marks 
Insurance & Management100 marks 
Total300 marks 

IRDA Exam Admit Card 2021 

To appear in the exam of IRDA 2021, all the candidates must carry their exam hall ticket at the exam centre. The hall tickets for the IRDA exam 2021 are issued on the official portal. To download the admit card of the IRDA exam 2021, candidates have to provide their registered login credentials online. We have provided the steps to download the IRDA exam 2021 hall ticket below: 

Steps to download the IRDA Exam Hall Ticket 2021

1st Step: Visit the official website portal of IRDA 

2nd Step: Now click on the link of the online hall ticket

3rd Step: After that, the login page will appear on the screen 

4th Step: Now enter your registration number, date of birth, password and proceed 

5th Step: Hall tickets of IRDA will be displayed on the screen. 

6th Step: Download the hall ticket of IRDA 2021 and take the printout to carry at the exam centre.

Note: All the candidates must carry one passport size photo and valid ID proof at the exam centre of IRDA. 

Rectifying errors in the IRDA 2021 admit card

After downloading the admit card of IRDA exam 2021 candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned on it like name, address, exam date, exam centre name, centre code, candidates’ sign, etc. To rectify the error from the IRDA hall ticket 2021, candidates are advised to immediately contact the provided helpline numbers by the authorities. 

IRDA Exam Result 2021 

After downloading the result of IRDA exam 2021, candidates are advised to check some important details mentioned on the result like Roll Number, Gender, Exam Date, Registration Number, Date of Birth, Candidates Name, marks per subject, total Marks, and Address of the Exam Centre. Follow the steps mentioned below to download the IRDA exam 2021 result from the official portal. 

Steps to Download the IRDA exam 2021 Result 

1st Step: Visit the official website of IRDA 

2nd Step: Now select the link of the IRDA 2021 result 

3rd Step: You will be redirected to the result window 

4th Step: Now enter your registered credentials in the given tabs as registration number, and password 

5th Step: After that, the IRDA 2021 result will be displayed on the screen

6th Step: Now save the result and take the printout for future reference.

IRDA Exam Merit List 2021 

The exam conducting body will shortlist the candidates after the exam of IRDA 2021 for the recruitment process. The merit list of IRDA 2021 will be prepared as per the marks obtained by candidates in IRDA 2021 mains exam. Candidates will be called up for the personal interview round of IRDA exam 2021 as per their names on the merit list. 

IRDA Selection Process 2021 

To get selected for the jobs offered by IRDA candidates have to go through three stages. The three stages of the IRDA recruitment selection process are provided below:

Stage I: Prelims Exam

Stage II: Mains Exam

Stage III: Personal Interview

IRDA Exam 2021: Contact Details

For any other query about the IRDA exam 2021 candidates may contact the details provided below: 

Address: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India, Hyderabad (Head Office) Sy No. 115/1, Financial District, Nanakramguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad Pin Code – 500 032

Phone No.: (040) 20 204 000 

Email ID: [email protected] (Monday to Saturday between 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM)

IRDA Exam 2021: FAQs

Check out some frequently asked questions about the IRDA exam 2021 to resolve the remaining queries. 

Question 1: What is the marking scheme for the IRDA exam 2021 prelims paper?
Answer: As per the marking scheme for the IRDA exam 2021 prelims paper, candidates are awarded one mark for every correct answer. For every wrong answer attempted by the candidate there will be a deduction of -1/4 mark.

Question 2: Is there any relaxation provided to the candidates as per the eligibility of the IRDA exam 2021?
Answer: Yes, the authorities have provided relaxation for the candidates appearing in the IRDA exam 2021. The relaxation for candidates belonging to other backward classes (OBC) is 3 years, for PwD category candidates is 10 years, and for scheduled Tribe (ST) /scheduled Caste (SC) candidates is 5 years. 

Question 3: Who will conduct the IRDA Exam 2021 all over India?
Answer: The IRDA exam 2021 will be conducted by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India all over India. 

Question 4: What details are mentioned on the scorecard of IRDA exam 2021?
Answer: The details mentioned on the scorecard of IRDA exam 2021 are roll number, gender, exam date, registration number, date of birth, candidates name, marks per subject, total marks, and address of the exam centre.

Question 5: What are the posts offered under IRDA exam 2021 recruitment?
Answer: The posts offered under the IRDA exam 2021 recruitment are Assistant Manager, Manager (Grade B), Assistant General Manager (Grade C), Deputy General Manager (Grade D), and General Manager (Grade E). 

Question 6: What is the selection process followed by the authorities for IRDA 2021 exam recruitment?
Answer: As per the selection process followed by the authorities for IRDA 2021 exam recruitment, candidates have to go through three stages as Stage I: Prelims Exam, Stage II: Mains Exam, and Stage III: Personal Interview to get appointed. 

Question 7: What details I need to check after downloading the hall ticket for IRDA exam 2021 from the official portal?
Answer: After downloading the hall ticket for IRDA exam 2021 from the official portal candidates must check their name, their father’s name, allotted exam centre name, address of the allotted exam centre, exam centre code, photo of the candidate, and the sign of the candidate. 

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