Ever since the exams got over, the talk about LIC AAO result dates have started doing rounds.Since the written tests have been completed only recently, we can expect the results of the AAO exam to be announced in the month of April or May.But do you know that only 2100 candidates could be shortlisted to participate in the interviews? We tell you more about the Selection ratio & LIC AAO expected cutoffs which would make this possible.
It is said that atleast 15 lakh candidates could have registered for the LIC AAO 2016 recruitment, which is very much possible as many felt the LIC AAO salary & job profile to be better than bank jobs.
LIC AAO 2016 Results Out
The LIC AAO recruitment exam was held in March 2016.Since it was an online test, releasing the results hasnt taken a longer time.
Latest update on April 1: As informed by us earlier, the results of LIC AAO recruitment exam has been released.Download the list of successful candidates from their official website here
Shortlisted candidates would be receiving information on the interview dates, location & time slot through a separate email.
For 700 posts that were advertised by LIC, 2169 candidates are found to have qualified in the written test stage.See when LIC is to release the cutoffs & the interview process
How Many Applied for LIC AAO 2016?
Some even show further proof for the huge response such as the application serial numbers touching the 15,xx,xxx mark during the last few days of registration.
Due to server overload on the last date, many others were not able to apply.
This is a sign to show that lakhs of visitors were trying to access the website at the same time at the last minute also.
There is no official information to tell how many candidates applied for the LIC AAO 2016 exam.
But going by the experiences shared by applicants like seen above, we can believe that around 15 lakh candidates should have submitted their applications. (image only for illustration)
Only 2100 Will Be Selected for LIC AAO Interviews
LIC had conducted the online written examinations on March 5, 6, 12 & 13th across India and there will be cutoffs on each section as well as on the total score.
So only those who secure these two cutoffs are to be shortlisted for AAO interviews.
The manner in which this selection is to be done was explained by LIC in its initial notification itself.See below for the exact words:
“The number of candidates to be called for Interview will be about 3 times the number of vacancies…”
|As per the notice, the ratio of selection is 1:3 which means 3 candidates shall be considered for 1 post.|
With 700 positions to be filled, you can expect around 2100 – 2500 candidates to qualify for Interview stage.The category-wise number of selections could be:
- GEN / UR – 1047 candidates
- OBC – 576
- SC - 318
- ST – 159
Inorder to shortlist 2100 from a group of lakhs, LIC has to employ any of these methods:
- Fix a high cutoff in any one section OR
- Fix a high overall total cutoff
Only then they will be able to bring down the competition to a level that can be managed for further selections.
LIC AAO 2016 Expected Cutoffs
A majority of participants who appeared for the test while talking about LIC AAO exam review, had termed it either easy or moderate only.
So as we said earlier,
- LIC could keep the total cutoffs in the range of 220 - 230 by increasing the sectional-cutoffs in 1 or 2 sections to eliminate competition OR
- Increase sectional & total cutoffs slightly to maintain the selection ratio of 1:3
After hearing the performance feedback from candidates, here are the expected cutoffs(actual scores might differ slightly due to normalization)
230 - 245
215 - 225
200 - 215
185 – 195
|110+ (of 160)|
The previous year cutoffs of LIC AAO also show that scores have been above 220 even when there were just 100 vacancies in 2015.
How many people could have appeared for the test?
There is always a considerable difference between the number of candidates who apply for the test & those who actually appear for it, in all competitive exams.
So if 15 lakh had registered, then approximately 10 lakh may have sat for the LIC AAO tests.
Whatever it may be, there will be only 2100 – 2500 candidates emerge successful in LIC AAO 2016 exams unless they decide to increase vacancies or modify the selection ratio.
We know it could be quite shocking for some, but that is the kind of competition seen nowadays for govt sector jobs.
What do you think about the LIC AAO selection ratio & its impact on cutoffs?Share your views.