LIC ADO Prelims 2022

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  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 26-01-2023
  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 26-01-2023

About LIC ADO Prelims Exam 2022

About Exam

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is the authorised exam-conducting body that manages all activities related to hiring the best-fit aspirants for the Apprentice Development Officer (ADO) post. The ADO post is a golden opportunity for those willing to join the insurance sector, especially those who wish to work at one of the LIC branches. The LIC ADO 2022 notification will be shortly released on the official website –

Before applying, interested candidates should read all of the details related to the LIC ADO 2022 exam. The application fee for LIC ADO 2022 is Rs 600/- for general and OBC candidates and Rs 50/- for SC and ST candidates. Read on to have complete details on the LIC ADO Prelims 2022.

LIC ADO Prelims 2022: Exam Summary

Before moving to the complete details, candidates should check an overview of the LIC ADO 2022 recruitment exam:

Particulars Details
Exam Name Apprentice Development Officer (ADO)
Commonly known as LIC ADO
Conducting Body Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Medium Bilingual, i.e. English and Hindi
Vacancies To be notified
Mode of Application Online
Official Website

LIC ADO Prelims Latest Update 2022


Check all the latest updates on the LIC ADO exam below:

  • LIC will soon release the LIC ADO recruitment 2022 notification for the post of Apprentice Development Officer (ADO).

LIC ADO Prelims Notification 2022

Exam Pattern

For selection and appointment as Apprentice Development Officer (ADO) in the jurisdiction of the various Divisional Offices under LIC, the applicants must be citizens of India. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will issue a LIC ADO 2022 Recruitment Notification soon. Meanwhile, candidates can refer to the previous year’s notification:

Check the LIC ADO Official Notification [Last Year]

LIC ADO Prelims Important Dates 2022

Exam Syllabus

Check the table below for the LIC ADO 2022 important dates:

LIC ADO Events LIC ADO Dates
Release of notification To Be Announced
Start date of online application To Be Announced
Last date to submit online application To Be Announced
Admit card release date To Be Announced
LIC ADO Prelims exam date To Be Announced
Date of result announcement To Be Announced

LIC ADO Prelims Vacancy 2022

Study Plan to Maximise Score

The LIC ADO 2022 vacancies will be released in its official notification. The LIC ADO 2019 exam was held to fill 8581 vacancies across all eight zones of the LIC. The zone-wise vacancy for last year are mentioned below:

Region Name Vacancies
Central Zonal Office (Bhopal) 525
Eastern Zonal Office (Kolkata) 922
East Central Zonal Office (Patna) 701
Northern Zonal Office (New Delhi) 1130
North Central Zonal Office (Kanpur) 1042
Southern Zonal Office (Chennai) 1257
South Central Zonal Office (Hyderabad) 1251
Western Zonal Office (Mumbai) 1753
Total 8581

LIC ADO Salary & Job Profile 2022

Previous Year Analysis

Before applying for the LIC ADO Prelims 2022 exam, applicants should be aware completely of the job profile and salary from the section below:

LIC ADO Salary

The monthly basic pay for a LIC ADO is INR 21,865/-, with lucrative allowances and other bonuses. 

LIC ADO Job Profile

Once recruited as a LIC Apprentice Development Officer, the candidate must perform certain responsibilities. The following is a list of basic responsibilities:

  • Recruit suitable candidates for LIC agents.
  • Required to train appointed LIC agents.
  • Analyse the performance of each agent.
  • Motivating to sell maximum LIC policies.
  • Assigning target quota.
  • Maintaining the integrity of sales as a whole.
  • Need to work in both Rural and Urban areas.

Take a look at the LIC ADO Salary & Job Profile in detail here.

LIC ADO Prelims Eligibility Criteria 2022

To apply for the LIC ADO Prelims exam 2022, applicants must fulfil the eligibility criteria. It is important to go through all the aspects of the eligibility criteria, such as age, education and experience.

LIC ADO Nationality

A candidate must be a citizen of India.

LIC ADO Age Limit

The age limit for LIC Apprentice Development Officers is set from a minimum age of 21 years to a maximum age limit of 30 years. To be eligible for the LIC Apprentice Development Officer position, candidates must meet minimum age criteria.

LIC ADO Education Qualification

The educational qualifications for all three categories, namely employees, agents, and others, are the same in both the rural and urban areas. 

  • LIC Agents and LIC Employees: Bachelor’s Degree from a Central University or the Fellowship of Insurance Institute of India, Mumbai.
  • Open Market Category: Bachelor’s Degree from a Central University or the Fellowship of Insurance Institute of India, Mumbai.

LIC ADO Work Experience

Let’s have a look at the detailed Experience Required for the various positions offered through ADO:

Category of Applicant For Recruitment in Urban Area For Recruitment in Rural Area
Employee Category Not less than 3 years of service after confirmation in Class III post Not less than 3 years of service after confirmation in Class III post
Agents Category Not less than 5 years as an agent or other than an agent (such as DSE/FSE) and has brought a net First Year Premium Income of not less than 5,00,000/- during the ₹ immediately preceding 5 financial years and a net First Year Premium Income of not less than ₹ 1,00,000/- on 50 lives in each of any 3 of these financial years Not less than 4 years as an agent or other than agent(such as DSE/FSE) and has brought a net First Year Premium Income of not less than 1,00,000/- on 50 lives ₹ per year in any 3 of the immediately preceding 4 financial years
Other Preference would be given to candidates who have at least 2 years experience in the life insurance industry. Preference would be given to candidates with at least 2 years of experience in the life insurance industry.

LIC ADO Number of Attempts

There is no restriction on the number of attempts. Therefore applicants can take the exam as many times as they wish.

LIC ADO Language Proficiency

The LIC ADO Prelims test requires Hindi and English language ability.

LIC ADO Prelims Application Form 2022

The LIC ADO 2022 online application will begin with the release of the official notification at As soon as the registration procedure begins, the online application link will be provided here. All applicants who intend to apply for the exam should do so by clicking on the link provided below [when it becomes officially active]:

Click Here to Apply Online for LIC ADO 2022 Exam

Steps to Apply Online for LIC ADO Recruitment 2022

After confirming your eligibility, you can apply for the exam by filling in the LIC ADO application form and following the instructions below:

  • Visit the official website –
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the homepage and click the “Careers” link.
  • From the drop-down option, choose “Apprentice Development Officers 2022” (This URL will be updated as soon as possible.)
  • Now, select “LIC ADO Apply Online” from the drop-down menu.
  • You will be directed to another page. If you are already a registered candidate, enter your Registration Number, Passcode and Security Pin. If you are a new candidate, “Click Here For New Registration”.
  • Before clicking the “Continue” button, carefully read the instructions.
  • Enter basic information, such as name, phone number, and email address.
  • Click “Save & Next” after entering the security code. You will be assigned a Provisional Registration Number and Password at this time.
  • It will be sent to you via SMS and email. Make a note of the same.
  • Click “Next” after uploading scanned images of your photograph and signature in the required format.
  • Fill in the title of the position you have applied for, as well as your category and other personal information. Along with your PIN code, provide your postal address. After double-checking the information, click “Save & Next.”
  • Fill in the blanks with information on education and work experience.
  • After you have validated them, click “Save & Next.”
  • Now double-check all of the information you entered and click “Final Submit.”
  • Make a scanned image of a handwritten declaration and upload it.
  • Pay the LIC ADO application fee payment.
  • For future reference, take a printout of the LIC ADO Application Form 2022.

LIC ADO Application Fee

Candidates must pay the LIC ADO application fee to complete their LIC ADO registration:

Category LIC ADO Application Fee
For SC/ST Candidates Transaction Fees of Rs. 50 plus Rs. 50 in Intimation Fees
For Non-SC/ST Candidates Fees & Intimation Charges of Rs. 600 in addition to Transaction Charges

LIC ADO Prelims Exam Centres 2022

Topper List Success Stories

LIC ADO exams are held at several test centres across India by the Life Insurance Corporation. Candidates must select their preferred examination cities while completing the application form. The following are some of the exam centres where the LIC ADO exam is held.

LIC ADO Exam Centres:

Exam Cities Exam Cities Exam Cities
Bangalore – I Ahmedabad Chennai – I/II
Bangalore – II Amravati Coimbatore
Belgaum Aurangabad Ernakulam
Dharwad Bhavnagar Kottayam
Hyderabad Gandhinagar Kozhikode
Kadapa Goa Madurai
Karimnagar Kolhapur Salem
Machilipatnam Mumbai – I/II/III/IV Thanjavur
Mysore Nadiad Tirunelveli
Nellore Nagpur Thiruvananthapuram
Rajahmundry Nanded Thrissur
Raichur Nashik Vellore
Secunderabad Pune – I/II Agra
Shimoga Rajkot Aligarh
Udupi Satara Allahabad
Visakhapatnam Surat Bareilly
Warangal Thane Dehradun
Asansol Vadodara Faizabad
Bardhaman Ajmer Gorakhpur
Bongaigaon Amritsar Haldwani
Guwahati Bikaner Kanpur
Howrah Chandigarh Lucknow
Jalpaiguri Jaipur – I/II Meerut
Jorhat Jalandhar Varanasi
Kharagpur Jodhpur Shimla
Kolkata (Metro) – I Silchar Srinagar
Kolkata (Metro) – II Ludhiana Udaipur
Kolkata (Suburban) New Delhi – I/II/III Rohtak

LIC ADO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

Exam counselling

Applicants must go through the LIC ADO Recruitment Process 2022 before moving to the detailed Prelims exam pattern.

LIC ADO Selection Process

Candidates should also be familiar with the LIC ADO 2022 recruitment process. The LIC ADO selection process is divided into three stages:

Applicants in the Open Market Category will appear in both online exams, Prelims and Mains and then a personal interview. On the other hand, candidates in the Agents & Employee Categories will only have to take one online exam before the personal interview.

LIC ADO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The online test for the Open Market category has two parts: Prelims and Mains. The LIC ADO 2022 exam pattern for the preliminary phase is as follows:

  • The LIC ADO Prelims is the initial step of the recruitment process.
  • The Prelims exam is objective in nature.
  • The Reasoning and Numerical Ability sections will be conducted in English and Hindi.

LIC ADO Prelims Pattern 2022

Check out the LIC ADO Exam Pattern for Prelims from the below table:

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 70 60 minutes

Note: The number of candidates shortlisted for the Mains will be equivalent to 20 times the number of vacancies in each category.

LIC ADO Prelims Syllabus 2022

Exam talks

The following are the sections of the LIC ADO Prelims examination:

  • Section-1: Reasoning Ability
  • Section-2: Numerical Ability
  • Section-3: English

Let’s have a look at the in-depth LIC ADO 2022 syllabus for each section:

LIC ADO Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

The topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Alphabet Series
  • Linear and Circular Sitting Arrangements
  • Syllogism
  • Puzzles
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Distance and Direction
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Decision Making
  • Mirror Images

LIC ADO Syllabus for Numerical Ability

In the Numerical Ability section, the mathematical and calculation skills will be tested. The topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Number System
  • Time, Distance, Work
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Boats and Streams
  • Cistern and Pipe
  • Mensuration
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Problems on Ages
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Simplification

LIC ADO Syllabus for English

Candidates will be examined on their overall understanding of the English language in this section. Grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension are the three sections that they must cover. Some of the essential topics in the English language syllabus are as follows:

  • Singular-Plural
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Para Jumbles
  • Parts of Speech
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Spotting Errors
  • Error Corrections
  • Comprehension Reading
  • Passage Completion
  • Cloze Tests
  • Sentence Improvement

LIC ADO Prelims Preparation Tips 2022

About Exam

The LIC ADO prelims are divided into three sections: reasoning, numerical ability, and English language. The following are some preparation tips:

  • Understand the latest syllabus for each section. Don’t overlook any specific topics because sometimes questions are asked about the most neglected topics.
  • Divide the time evenly across the three portions, focusing more on the one in which the candidate believes he/she is weak.
  • Practice sample questions from previous years.
  • Attempt mock test series to improve their accuracy and time management skills.
  • Keep revising the subjects.

LIC ADO Prelims Admit Card 2022

About Exam

The date for issuing the LIC ADO hall ticket will be announced on the official website. To obtain the admit card, candidates must log in using their Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth.

Steps To Download LIC ADO Prelims Admit Card?

Follow the below steps to download the LIC ADO Hall Ticket 2022: 

  • Go to the official website,
  • Click on the ‘Careers’ page after visiting the home page.
  • Click on the link ‘Admit card download.’
  • Carefully read the LIC ADO exam day instructions before clicking the ‘Yes’ button.
  • Enter the roll number/registration number, the date of birth/password, and the captcha code.
  • The LIC ADO 2022 admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download the hall ticket to the computer and print it out for future use.

Get complete details on LIC ADO Admit Card 2022 here.

LIC ADO Prelims Answer Key 2022

Eligibility Criteria

LIC will release the answer keys for Apprentice Development Officers (ADO) Posts after the completion of the Prelims exam on its official website. Currently, there is no information available about the LIC ADO 2022 answer key. Candidates should check our website frequently for the latest updates on the LIC ADO Answer Key 2022.

LIC ADO Prelims Result 2022

Admit Card

The LIC ADO 2022 result will be available on the official website at The ADO results for the prelims will be released individually in PDF format. Candidates can look for their names in the result list. 

Apart from the candidates’ names, the result PDF will include the cutoff score and information about the next step of the recruiting procedure. Applicants can check the LIC ADO Prelims 2019 result from the table below:

Zones Open/ UR Category Result Reserved Category Result
Central Zone UR Result Category-wise Result
Eastern Zone UR Result Category-wise Result
Eastern Central Zone UR Result Category-wise Result
Northern Zone UR Result Category-wise Result
Northern Central Zone UR Result Category-wise Result
Southern Zone Category-wise Result
Southern Central Zone UR Result Category-wise Result

LIC ADO Prelims Cutoff 2022

Exam Answer key

There is a minimum marks that an applicant must obtain in order to pass the LIC ADO Prelims exam. This is known as the LIC ADO Prelims cutoff. It is an important part of the exam that every aspirant should be aware of before appearing in the exam.

LIC ADO Prelims Expected Cutoff

Check out the expected cutoff marks for ADO Prelims 2022 exam from the below table:

Category Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability English Language
UR 18 – 20 marks 18 – 20 marks 10 – 12 marks
OBC 18 – 20 marks 18 – 20 marks 10 – 12 marks
SC 16 – 18 marks 16 – 18 marks 09 – 11 marks
ST 16 – 18 marks 16 – 18 marks 09 – 11 marks
EWS 18 – 20 marks 18 – 20 marks 10 – 12 marks

FAQs on LIC ADO Prelims

Cut off

Candidates might have many questions regarding the LIC ADO Prelims Exam 2022. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers.

Q: When is LIC ADO Recruitment 2022 notification expected?

A: LIC is yet to make an official notification regarding the release of the LIC ADO Notification 2022.

Q: What is the full form of LIC ADO?

A: The full form of LIC ADO is Life Insurance Corporation of India Apprentice Development Officer.

Q: Is LIC ADO Prelims an online exam?

A:Yes, the LIC ADO Prelims exam is administered online.

Q: Is the LIC ADO Prelims exam tough?

A: Due to the nature of the position and the level of competition, candidates must be prepared to face complex questions during the Prelims test.

Q: Who should apply for the LIC ADO 2022 preliminary examination?

A: For LIC Employees and LIC Agent category candidates, the preliminary examination is not required. They can directly apply for the Mains examination. Only candidates from the Open Market are required to take the LIC ADO Preliminary Examination.

Q: Are BTech candidates eligible for LIC ADO Preliminary Exam?

A: Yes, BTech graduates are eligible to apply as open-market candidates for the LIC ADO test.

Q: What are the topics covered in the LIC ADO Prelims syllabus?

A: The ADO Prelims syllabus includes topics from Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English.

Q: What is the age limit to appear for the LIC ADO Preliminary exam?

A: Candidates between the ages of 21 and 30 are eligible to apply for the LIC ADO recruitment procedure.

Q:  Is there any negative marking in the LIC ADO Preliminary exam?

A: No. In the LIC ADO recruitment exam, candidates will not be penalised for wrong answers.

Q: What is the LIC ADO post?

A: LIC ADOs work in sales administration, recruiting LIC Insurance Agents and inspecting existing policies.

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