LIC Assistant Exam Pattern 2021 and Selection Process

Check latest and updated LIC Assistant Exam Pattern 2021 on this page.

LIC Assistant recruitment is done to hire the candidates for the Assistant posts all over India. Any graduate candidate can apply for the exam.

Due to a very large number of applicants, the exam is very competitive in nature, and job seekers must check each and every detail related to the exam. So, It is advised to check the complete exam pattern and selection process 2021 and start your preparation accordingly.

lic assistant exam pattern

Recruitment of LIC Assistants will be done through a two step process.

  • Phase-1: Preliminary Examination
  • Phase-2: Main Examination

Preliminary Exam Pattern 2021

All details about the LIC Assistant Preliminary examination is given in the below table. Please have a look.

SectionName of the testsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language / Hindi Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001 hour

Important points for the Preliminary Examination:

  • The preliminary exam will be an objective type question paper
  • A total of 100 questions will be asked carrying 100 marks
  • Candidates will get 1 hour to complete the test
  • The exam will be in both Hindi and English language
  • There are 3 sections and 20 minutes will be given to attempt each section
  • Section 1 (English / Hindi language test) is a qualifying test only marks will not be added in total marks.

Minimum Qualifying marks in Preliminary exam:

LIC Assistant recruitment has a minimum qualifying marks criteria also. Please check below details.

Name of the testsMinimum Qualifying Marks for SC/ST/PwBDMinimum Qualifying Marks for Others
English Language/Hindi Language…1112
Numerical Ability1314
Reasoning Ability1314

Main Exam Pattern

LIC Assistant Main exam Pattern 2021 is different according to the regions categorized by the Life Insurance Corporation of India. There are two regions having different pattern given below.

  • Main Examination pattern (North Central region)
  • Main examination pattern (Eastern / South Central / Southern)

Main Examination pattern (North Central region)

Those candidates who successfully clear the preliminary examination and secure minimum qualifying marks will be called for the Main examination.

SectionName of the testsNumber  of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1General Financial Awareness404030 minutes
2General English404030 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude404030 minutes
4Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude404030 minutes
5Hindi Language404030 minutes
 Total2002002 hours 30 Minutes

Important points for the Main examination (North Central region):

  • The main exam will be an objective question type test
  • A total of 200 questions will be asked carrying a total of 200 marks
  • Candidates will have to complete the test within 2 hours 30 minutes time duration
  • There will be a separate timing for each section and 30 minutes will be given to complete each section
  • There is a sectional cut off in the Main exam and candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks in each section
  • Negative marking is also there in the Main exam and 1/4 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Main exam pattern (Eastern / South Central / Southern)

SectionName of the testsNumber  of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1General Financial Awareness505035 minutes
2General English404035 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude505040 minutes
4Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude606040 minutes
 Total2002002 hours 30 Minutes

Important points for the Main examination (Eastern / South Central / Southern):

  • The main difference for the Eastern/South Central/Southern Main exam is that there is no Hindi language test
  • Separate timing for each section and the number of questions are also different (see above table).

Note: Marks obtained in the Main examination only will be counted for the final merit list.
All qualified candidates will get an opportunity to work with LIC as an assistant after successful medical tests and document verification.
All selected candidates will be on a probation period of 6 months which can be further increased to 1 year.
After completing the probation period candidates will get a permanent job in LIC as an assistant.

Visit the LIC Assistant recruitment 2021 page to check all other details.

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