About OICL :

Oriental Insurance Company Limited (OICL) is considered the oldest insurance companies in India. Incorporated in 1947, the company was functioning as a subsidiary of LIC of India from 1956 to 1973. In 2003, its ownership got transferred from General Insurance to Central Government. The OICL assistant and the OICL Assistant Administrative Officers are two posts  essential in business expansion.

OICL organizes the stated below exams for recruitment every year:

  • Agent
  • Assistant
  • Administrative officer

OICL Recruitment Exam: Key Highlights

Name of ExamOICL Exam 2020
Conducting BodyOriental Insurance Company Limited
Level of ExamNational
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Mode of ExamOnline – Computer Based Test(CBT)
Stages of examPrelims – Main –  Interview
Fees for applicationRs. 600
LanguageEnglish And Hindi
No. of CitiesTest centres across the nation
Exam helpdesk number1800118485 / 011-33208485

OICL Recruitment Exam: Eligibility Criteria

OICL exam is considered the most efficient exam in the insurance sector. As being one of the government company, competition in the OICL exam is severe.

Educational Qualification needed:

For OICL Administrative officer exam, the minimum needed educational qualification is different for varied positions and the detailed educational requirement is given below.

PostQualification Needed
GeneralistGraduation Degree with 60% (55% for SC/ST) from a recognised university.
Engineers (Automobile)Graduation/Post Graduation degree in Automobile Engineering with 60% marks(55% for SC/ST)
  Accounts  Master’s Degree in Commerce / MBA degree in Finance with 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) Or ICWAI Or Cost and Management Accountant(ICWAI)
LegalLaw Degree with 60% marks(55% for SC/ST)
ActuariesGraduation Degree with 60% marks and need to  have passed 4 Actuarial papers from IAI/IFOA
Medical OfficerM.B.B.S Degree

OICL AO Exam: Age limit

Age of the candidate shall be considered from July 31st of the year of exam. The stated age limit for the OICL AO exam is below:

Minimum Age: 21 years   

Maximum Age: 30 years

The candidate shall have born not earlier than 1st August 1990 and not later than 31st July 1999(both dates inclusive).

OICL AO Exam:  Important Dates

OICL eventsDates to rememberFeatures
NotificationJuly 2020The OICL notification shall be declared online.
Last date for applicationAugust 2020The application for OICL Exam will close.
Prelims examOctober 2020The OICL prelims exam will be held online.
Result for prelimsNovember 2020The OICL result shall be released.
Main examDecember 2020The OICL main exam will be held online.
Main resultJanuary 2021The OICL result will be released  online.
OICL InterviewJanuary 2021The OICL interview shall be held at several exam centres.
OCIL resultMarch 2021The OICL result is to be declared online

OICL AO EXAM: Vacancy details

OICL vacancies will filled as mentioned in the notification and will released officially. A nice number of vacancies are released in the OICL recruitment every year and the aspirants shall hope for maximum number of vacancies. OICL vacancies as provided in the notification as given below.

OICL AO EXAM: Notification details

OICL notification will be declared in July 2020. The notification shall release number of vacancies in the OICL AO Exam. It will provide the relevant dates that the aspirants require to plan their preparation.

It is perfect time for initiating planning of the OICL AO Exam preparation because the exam might be conducted within two months from start date of notification and the candidate is supposed to get clear in all India level in the prelims exam.


OICL syllabus requires to be given officially in the OICL recruitment notification 2020. Exam pattern shall be mentioned in the OICL notification. Candidates require to prepare for the OICL AO EXAM with the old syllabus because the topics of the syllabus might be compared in the new notification too.

OICL AO Exam: Selection Procedure

The OICL exam shall be held as a three-tier exam which requires candidates to appear and pass all tiers of the exam. The three-tier system of exam helps the examination body for choosing best available talent.

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

OICL AO EXAM: Prelims exam

After completion of application process, the candidates are required to wait for the OICL prelims exam. It is the initial stage of exam and contributes as filter for other stages.

Exam durationOne hour
Type Of PaperObjective
Paper ModeOnline CBT
Maximum Marks100
No. of Sections3 – English language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude
Sectional cut offYes

Approx 20 times, of the number of vacancies, aspirants might be qualified for the main exam. The marks of OICL need not be held for final selection.


OICL main exam is conducted online CBT. This is very crucial stage of the OICL AO EXAM since the final merit is based on these given numbers and the number of interview.

The candidates are required to focus their effort in the OICL main exam. It comprise of two sections – Objective and Descriptive. The objective exam is held of 200 marks and descriptive papers are of 30 marks. Its number shall not be considered for the final selection. It is compulsory for the candidates to be suitable the descriptive paper. The descriptive test will also be held online but be assessed when candidates attain cut-off marks in the Main (Objective) exam.

Duration of examTwo Hour + 30 minutes for a descriptive test
Paper TypeObjective + Descriptive
Paper ModeOnline CBT
Maximum Marks200
No. of SectionsEnglish Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Test of Professional Knowledge.
Sectional Cut offYes

Negative Marking

Negative marking will be applicable in the OICL AO EXAM. Every question having a wrong answer for that, one-fourth of the marks shall be deducted. It is for the prelims and main exam. No marks shall be deducted for questions where answers are left blank.

OICL Interview

The candidates shall be held for the interview depending upon the marks attained in the main (objective) test.  Number of candidates shall be up to three times the number of vacancies provided. The weightage (ratio) of the online examination and interview shall be 80:20 respectively.

Final Result

The OICL Exam final result shall be released on basis of marks secured in the OICL main exam (objective) and the interview.

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