Late last evening, murmurs of LIC ADO Recruitment 2019 Notification started doing the rounds among govt job aspirants online. Candidates have come across a PDF file for Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) recruitment of Apprentice Development Officers (ADO). As per it, LIC is inviting online applications for 1753 vacancies in various divisional offices under Western Zonal Office, Mumbai.
The reported LIC ADO recruitment notification 2019 starts with vacancies, and then details schedule, job description, salary, eligibility, selection process, how to apply. More or less, it looks genuine. However there is no such PDF file on official website that is licindia.in. The only ongoing recruitment the site shows is of LIC AAO 2019. For the same, recently exam was held and result of LIC AAO 2019 is awaited.
Nevertheless, let us look into what the notification says (you can read it here). Because if it is genuine, then govt job aspirants, especially those who want to go into banking and insurance sector, can gear up their preparations from today. Let us start with vacancies.
Number of vacancies category wise are 808 (UR), 156 (SC C), 18 (SC B), 207 (ST C), 38 (ST B), 339 (OBC C), 29 (OBC B), 158 (EWS). Whereas vacancy distribution divisional office wise are 168 (Ahmedabad), 77 (Amravati), 74 (Aurangabad), 58 (Bhavnagar), 71 (Gandhinagar), 58 (Goa), 54 (Kolhapur), 452 (Mumbai), Nadiad (47), Nagpur (105), Nanded (31), Nashik (107), Pune (126), Rajkot (90), Satara (29), Surat (81), Thane (62), Vadodara (63).
Then moving on to dates. LIC ADO application form 2019 shall be available from May 20, 2019, to June 9, 2019. Then candidates will be able to download admit card from June 29, 2019. And after that prelims exam will be on July 6 and 13, 2019. Thereafter main exam will be on August 10, 2019.
Job description for ADO, or Apprentice Development Officers, is broadly that of sales supervisor. They are responsible for sponsoring people as Life Insurance Agents, then train them, and help recruit agents to sell life insurance to maximum people. This job involves tours covering entire area that one is responsible for.
Salary for Apprentice Development Officers, other than Employee Apprentice, is paid as much as minimum o basic pay and DA on pay scale applicable to Development Officers. Stipend is Rs 34503 per month except those who are LIC Employees Category. On appointment as Probationary Development Officer, basic pay is Rs 21865. Total emoluments is approximately 37345.
Candidates need to have minimum of graduation. In addition, they should be between 21 to 30 years of age as on May 1, 2019. However age relaxation is applicable for SC, ST, OBC, and other categories.
Selection for LIC ADO Recruitment 2019 is on basis of preliminary exam, mains exam. In prelims, there will be reasoning ability with 35 questions of 35 marks to be done in 20 minutes. Then numerical ability also of 35 questions of 35 marks to be done in 20 minutes. And English with 30 questions of 30 marks to be done in 20 minutes. English shall only be qualifying in nature. Then there will be mains exam with 50 questions of 50 marks each on (a) Reasoning Ability & Numerical Ability, (b) General Knowledge, minutes Current Affairs and English Language with Special Emphasis on Grammar and vocabulary, (c) Insurance and Financial Marketing Awareness with special emphasis on knowledge of Life Insurance and Financial Sector. However, agents and employee category will have a single stage selection process.
If the notification is true, then LIC ADO Application Form 2019 can be filled online at licindia.in. Candidates will have to pay fee of Rs 600 (Rs 50 for SC/ST). Documents to be submitted during registration shall be photograph, signature, left thumb impression, hand written declaration.
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is a state enterprise government corporation. It was established in 1956 and has its headquarters in Mumbai. With over 120000 employees, LIC is a sought after organization by job seekers in India.