Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has published notification regarding changing the exam date of LIC Assistant 2019 prelims. Now, the corporation will conduct the preliminary exam on October 30 and 31, 2019. Whereas earlier the scheduled exam dates were October 21 and 22, 2019.
LIC has not provided any reason for rescheduling the exam. However it may be due to the fact that a large number of candidates have applied. As a result, processing their admit cards and other details could be taking time.
A notification regarding change in exam dates, with the title “Change in dates of Preliminary Examination for Recruitment of Assistants-2019”, has been published at licindia.in.
The notification says, “Different Divisions of LIC of India have issued the notifications on 17.9.2019 for recruitment of Assistants in respective Divisions. Notified dates for Preliminary examination are 21st & 22nd of October 2019. It has been decided to reschedule the dates for Preliminary Examination for all the Divisions. Now the Preliminary Examination for the Divisions will be held on 30th & 31st of October 2019. All other conditions and clauses of the recruitment process will remain unchanged. Candidates may please take a note of it. Date/ Shift/ Venue of examination for individual candidate will be provided in the call letter which would be made available for downloading from our website in due course of time.”
It may be noted that the admit card for LIC Assistant recruitment 2019 is supposed to be issued on October 15, 2019, as per the recruitment notification. However now that the exam has been delayed, chances are that the admit card will be delayed as well.
If a similar schedule is followed, then the admit card should be released by October 24, 2019. Final decision on this matter will nevertheless be on the corporation.
The preliminary exam will be held on the scheduled date and time. It will be a computer based exam with three sections – english or hindi language, numerical ability, reasoning ability. These sections will have 30, 35, 35 questions of as many marks respectively. Each section has to be attempted in 20 minutes.
Number of candidates who will be shortlisted for the main exam, on the basis of prelims, will be equal to 20 times the number of vacancies, or less.
Application form login link is active at this moment. Candidates can login at ibpsonline.ibps.in/licastaug19/ with their registration number and password. They can download and print the filled in application form until October 22, 2019.
One of the most popular ongoing government job exams in India right now, the LIC Assistant exam caught the attention of all job seekers for two reasons. One, that Assistant recruitments are rare in the corporation, and two, for the large number of vacancies, exceeding 8000.
With the extended dates, candidates get a few more days to prepare. Competition is bound to be tough in this exam.