OICL AO stands for Oriental Insurance Company Limited Administrative Officer exam. OICL  conducts OICL AO exam to recruit Administrative Officers in the Company. once you Qualify, you are hired as an Administrative Officer in Oriental Insurance company Limited. The Basic Pay of Rs. 32,795/- in the Scale of Rs Rs.32795-1610(14)-55335-1745(4) -62315. Moreover, the total emoluments will be approximately Rs.51000/- p.m.

Dates to Remember

Events Dates
Online Application Starts 18th August 2017
Online Application Ends 15th September 2017
Exam Date 22nd October 2017



As per the notification, there are 300 numbers of vacancies to be filled for the post of AO. Check the details as mention below:

Position GEN OBC SC ST Total
Assistant Officer 158 77 44 21 300


Department wise Vacancies

Department  Vacancies
Accounts 20
Actuaries 02
Generalists 223
Legal 30
Automobile Engineers 15
Medical Officer 10
Total 300


Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit (as on 31st July 2017)

Minimum Age- 21 Years
Maximum Age- 30 years

Age Relaxation

SC/ST- 5 Years
OBC- 3 Years
PwD- 10 Years
Other  As per government norms.

Educational Qualification

Accounts-  You must possess M.Com. with 55% for SC/ST and 60% for Others from a recognized University
Actuaries - Candidate  should be Graduate with 55% for SC/ST and 60% for Others in any discipline from a recognized university & has passed 4 Actuarial Papers from Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI) or Institute and Faculty of Actuary, UK (IFoA)
Engineers (Automobile) - You Should possess Graduate/Post Graduate Degree in engineering(4 or 5 Years) with automobile engineering as a subject, with 55% for SC/ST and 60% for Others from a recognized University
Legal - You Should possess Graduate in Law with 55% for SC/ST and 60% for Others from a recognized University
Medical Officer - Candidate should have M.B.B.S Degree.
Generalist - You Should possess Graduate in any stream with 55% for SC/ST and 60% for Others from a recognized University

Exam Pattern & Selection Process

The Selection Process for OICL AO consists of 3 stages As follows.

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination (Objective + Descriptive)
  3. Interview

Preliminary Exam

Subject Max Marks Medium Duration
English Language
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
English/ Hindi
English/ Hindi
1 hour
Total 100    
  • Candidate will have to qualify in each test by securing passing MArks which is Decided by the company
  • The Adequate number of Candidate will be Approximately 2 times the number of  vacancies subject to availability 
  • The candidate who git Shortlisted will be appearing for Mains Examination.

Mains Examination

The Mains Exam consists of Objective Test and Descriptive test. Check the details as mention below:

Objective Test

For Generalists:-

Name of test Type of test Max Marks Duration Medium
Reasoning Ability
English Language
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
120 Minutes

English/ Hindi

Total   200    

For Specialist:-

Name of Test Type of test Max Marks Duration Medium
Reasoning ability
English Langauge
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
Professional Knowledge
120 Minutes English/ Hindi
English/ Hindi
English/ Hindi
Total   200    

Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 30 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing-10marks & Essay-20 marks). The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through online mode.

Personal Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted at the end of Phase-II will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Company, up to three times the number of vacancies of respective stream/category.

The interview will be conducted at select centers. The weightage (ratio) of online Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively. 



Reasoning Quantitative English
- Cause & Effect
- Data Sufficiency
- Analogies
- Statement & Arguments
- Number Series
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
- Puzzles
- Syllogisms
- Direction & Distance
- Blood Relations
- Coding – Decoding
- Sitting Arrangement
- Inequalities
- Input - Output
- Mensuration
- Boats & Stream
- Problems on LCM & HCF
- Quadratic Equations
- Mixtures & Allegations
- Problems of Numbers
- Indices & Surds
- Simplification & Approximation
- Percentages
- Time & Work
- Ages
- Profit & Loss
- Simple Interest
- Averages
- Simple & Compound Interests
- Permutation & Combination
- Ratio & Proportion
- Antonyms
- Synonyms
- Prepositions
- Spellings
- Error Spotting
- Active Passive Voice
- One Word Substitution
- Sentence Improvement
- Para Jumbles
- Fill in the Blanks


Preparation Tips

Know the Detailed Exam Pattern
You should know the  Written exam pattern including negative marking scheme. Moreover, you should be aware of the complete OICL AO syllabus & nature of question paper before you start preparing.

Know the Previous Years Cut-Off
You should go through the previous years cutoffs to get a clear idea of how should you carry out the preparation to crack the exam with ease.

Preparation for all Sections with Equal Importance
You should give equal importance to every section and try to work on the topics which are frequently asked.

Practice Mock Test for OICL AO Exam
It is very important to solve Online Mock Tests & be well versed with the latest Syllabus along with question papers available on the Internet as it will give you confidence while solving the actual exam.

Application Process

You can apply for OICL AO through online mode only. you can use the below mention steps to apply online;

  • You can register through OICL Official Website.
  • Use a valid Email ID that should be kept active till the Declaration of the result.
  • Fill the Application Form carefully.
  • Upload your Scanned documents such as Photograph and Signature.
  • Submit the Application Form.
  • You need to pay the Application Fee online using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking/ Cash Card/ Wallets, Etc.
  • Take the Print out of the application fee Receipt for Future Reference.


Admit Card

OICL AO Admit cards are released just a few weeks before the exam date. you can download your admit card from the official website of OICL as soon as OICL releases them


OICL AO final result has been released. you can check your result  for Oriental Insurance Company Limited Administrative Officer use the link mention below:

OICL AO Final result 2017- Click Here

Official Notification

As you are now aware of OICL AO Exam 2017, you can now know all the information from the Official recruitment Notification on the topics link, Vacancies, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and More.

OICL AO Official Notification 2017- Click Here

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