OICL AO & UIIC Assistant 2017: Notification, Job Profile, Salary, Career Prospects


Dear Aspirants,

The Oriental Insurance Company and United India Insurance Company have released the official notifications for recruitment of Administrative Officers and Office Assistants Respectively.

In the following article, we will take you through the exam dates, pattern, vacancies, job profiles, salary, perks, posting, and career prospects of the two exams, to help you make the right career choice:


OICL Administrative Officer
Discipline Number of posts SC ST OBC UR PWD (HI/VI/OC)
Accounts 20 44 21 77 158 As per Govt. rules
Actuaries 02
Engineers (automobile) 15
Legal 30
Medical Officer 10
Generalist 223
Total 300


UIIC Office Assistant

Total: 696 (provisional)


OICL Administrative Officer: Important dates
Particulars Date
Online application 18th Aug to 15th Sept 2017
Phase 1 online exam 22nd Oct 2017
Phase 2 online exam 18th Nov 2017


UIIC Office Assistant: Important dates
Particulars Date
Online application 14th Aug to 28th Aug 2017
Preliminary online exam 22nd Sept 2017
Main online exam 23rd Oct 2017


OICL Administrative Officer: Eligibility Criteria

Age: (as on 31st July 2017)

21 to 30 years

Education: (as on 31st July 2017)

Discipline Minimum qualification
Accounts M.Com (55% marks for SC/ST, 60% others)


Chartered Accounts (ICAI)


Cost & Management Accountant (ICWAI)


MBA Finance (55% marks for SC/ST, 60% others)

Actuaries Graduate (55% marks for SC/ST, 60% others) & has passed 4 actuarial papers from IAI or IFoA, UK.
Engineers (automobile) Graduate/P.G Engineering in Automobile (55% marks for SC/ST, 60% others)
Legal Law Graduate (55% marks for SC/ST, 60% others)
Medical officer M.B.B.S
Generalist Graduate (55% marks for SC/ST, 60% others)


UIIC Assistant: Eligibility Criteria

Age: (as on 30th June 2017)

18 – 28 years

Candidates born not earlier than 1st July 1989 and not later than 30th June 1999 (both days inclusive) are eligible

Education: (as on 30th June 2017)

Graduate in any discipline

Knowledge of reading, writing, speaking of regional language of the state of recruitment is essential


Oriental Insurance Company Administrative Officer 2017 Recruitment


OICL Administrative Officer Selection Procedure
Phase – 1: Preliminary Exam (online objective test)
Name of the section Max marks Duration Medium
English Language 30 60 mins English
Reasoning Ability 35 English/Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude 35 English/Hindi
Total 100


Candidates have to qualify by securing passing marks in each section to be shortlisted for main exam.

Phase – 2: Main exam

1. Online objective test

For generalists:

Name of the section Max marks Duration Medium
Reasoning ability 50 120 mins English/Hindi
English language 50 English
General Awareness 50 English/Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude 50 English/Hindi
Total 200



Name of the section Max marks Duration Medium
Reasoning Ability 40 120 mins English/Hindi
English Language 40 English
General Awareness 40 English/Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude 40 English/Hindi
Professional Knowledge 40 English/Hindi
Total 200


2. Online descriptive test (typing on computer)

Name of the section Max marks Duration Medium
English Language (Letter writing (10 marks) and Essay (20 marks) 30 30 mins English


Each candidate is required to obtain minimum score for each section in the objective test to qualify for descriptive test. Candidates need to obtain a minimum total score in objective test and qualify in descriptive test to be shortlisted for the interview.

Negative marking: For each wrong answer 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty (both prelims and mains)


Phase – 3: Interview

Candidates shortlisted after phase 2 exam will be called for the interview

Final merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained in main exam (objective) and interview.


UIIC Office Assistant Selection Procedure
Tier-1: Preliminary exam (online objective test)
Name of the section Number of questions Max marks Medium Duration
English Language 30 30 English 60 mins
Reasoning 35 35 English/Hindi
Numerical Ability 35 35 English/Hindi
100 100


Candidates will have to secure minimum marks in each test to qualify for main exam

Tier-2: Main exam (online objective test)
Name of the section No of questions Max marks Medium Duration
Reasoning 40 50 English/Hindi 120 mins
English Language 40 50 English
General Awareness 40 50 English/Hindi
Computer Knowledge 40 50 English/Hindi
Numerical Ability 40 50 English/Hindi
200 250


Candidates have to secure a minimum marks in each of the sections and further qualify in regional language test, before final selection. Regional language test will be qualifying in nature. Final selection will be based on performance in main exam and regional language test.

Negative marking: For each wrong answer 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty (both prelims and mains)


Salary & perks of OICL Administrative Officers

Basic pay: 32,795/-

Total emoluments: 51,000/- p. m. (approx.) in metropolitan centers

Perks: Pension benefits under New Pension system by PFRDA, Medical benefits, LTS, Gratuity, Group personal accident insurance, leased accommodation, etc.


Salary & perks of UIIC Office Assistants

Basic pay: 14,435/-

Total emoluments: 23,000/- p. m (approx.) in metro cities.

Perks: Medical benefits, Reimbursements of hospitalization expenses, Staff welfare schemes, Leave travel subsidy, etc. Other benefits may vary depending upon place of posting.


United India Insurance Office Assistant Recruitment 2017


Job Profile & Responsibilities of OICL Administrative Officers

Following are some of the responsibilities of OICL Administrative Officers:

  • Oversee insurance policies
  • Verifying clauses
  • Handle policy making
  • Setting the insurance claims
  • Responsible for running other departments (accounts, IT, HR, etc.)
  • Filling returns (official)
  • Marketing and bringing new business
  • Meeting with prospective clients
  • Promoting policies


Job Profile & Responsibilities of UIIC Office Assistants

The duties of an UIIC Office Assistant are clerical in nature. The duties vary depending on where they’re posted (branch office, regional office, divisional office). Some of their responsibilities are:

  • Fill up insurance forms and document them on regular basis
  • Create and maintain a database of the clients
  • Provide proper customer service and support
  • Accepting payments from customers
  • Settling the insurance claims of clients
  • Issue insurance policies
  • Take care of routine administrative work


Posting, Transfers, Career prospects of Administrative Officers

After selection, candidates have to go through a probation of 1 year which can be extended. Before joining as a probationer, Administrative Officers are made to sign a bond to serve the company for minimum of 4 years. If a candidate resigns before the expiry date of the bond period, he/she will be liable to pay liquidated damages equivalent to one year’s gross salary paid to them during probation.

Candidates selected can be posted or transferred anywhere in India by the company. Having said that, most of the vacancies are in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Hubli (Karnataka), Mumbai (Maharashtra) and its suburbs.

The candidates have to stay for a minimum of 5 years at the initial place of posting.

Promotions of OICL Administrative Officers happens every 3 to 5 years. They have a chance of getting promoted to Deputy Manager and Zonal Manager positions.


Posting, Transfers, Career prospects of Office Assistants

UIIC Office Assistants need to undergo a probation of 6 months after joining (could vary). Work load of assistants is relatively less and duty hours are fixed. Assistants will get a chance to rise up to higher levels like Administrative Officer, Assistant Manager, etc. through departmental exams and seniority.


Hope the above gives you clarity on OICL Administrative Officer and UIIC Office Assistant work profiles and selection procedures and helps you make the right career choice!

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