OICL (Oriental Insurance Company Limited) is a leading public sector general insurance company which is wholly owned by the government of India. The company has developed various types of insurance covers to cater to the needs of both the urban and rural population of India. Every year OICL recruits ingenious students for the post of Administrative Officer (AO).

Oriental Insurance Corporation Limited of India has declared the Final Result for OICL AO 2016-17 Exam. Candidates can check their Final Result by clicking on the link mentioned below. The selected candidates will be now given the appointment letter by the Oriental Insuarance Company.

Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. (OICL) is conducting OICL 2018 AO Scale I exam to select eligible candidates to the post of Administrative Officer at its various offices all across the country. Candidates are selected for prestigious posts such as that of AO, ADO, AAO etc.through OICL 2018 Exam.

OICL is a public sector non-life insurance company of India with its headquarters in New Delhi. Having more than 30 regional offices and more than 1800 branches all across the country, OICL is one of the premium Insurance Company of India.


The Exam Dates for OICL Administrative Officer (AO) Scale-I 2018 was released by OICL. The important dates for OICL AO 2018 Exam are as follows:



Commencement of on-line registration of application  18th August 2018
Closure of registration of application  15th September 2018
Closure for editing application details  15th September 2018
Last date for printing your application  30th September 2018
Online Fee Payment  18th August 2018 to 15th September 2018
Date of online Examination Phase – I  22nd October 2018
Date of online Examination Phase – II  18th November 2018


Age Limit A candidate is required to be of Minimum 18 years of age and Maximum 26 years of age to be eligible for OICL 2018 Exam.
Educational Qualification a) Graduate from a recognized University OR Pass in HSC/Equivalent (XII pass) examination with 60% marks (50% for Ex-servicemen, SC/ST and Persons with Disabilities); and the candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/ Intermediate/ Graduation level; and Knowledge of Regional Language i.e. Language of the State of Recruitment is essential.

b) The candidates should be proficient in Regional Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/write and speak the Regional Language of the State/UT), for whose vacancies a candidate wishes to apply.


Sr.No. Category Total
50/- (Intimation Charges only)
2. General and OBC 100/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)


The total number of vacancies released in the year 2017 for the post of AO is 300. Read the below-mentioned tables to know more about the vacancies in details:


Current Vacancies


Assistant Officer




















Automobile Engineers


Medical Officers




Exam pattern

OICL AO exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Candidates need to clear all three phases to be finally selected. Let’s understand the pattern for each phase:

OICL AO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Preliminary Examination consists of Objective Test for 100 marks which will be conducted online. The test would be of 1 hour duration having 3 sections as follows:

Section Max. Marks Duration Version
English Language 30 1 hour English
Reasoning Ability 35 English/ Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude 35 English/ Hindi
Total 100

OICL AO 2018 Mains Examination

OICL AO Mains Examination comprises of Objective Test for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after the conduct of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be conducted.

(i) Objective Test: This test will be of 2 hours duration consisting of 4 sections (Generalists) and 5 sections (Specialists) for total 200 marks.

For Generalists

Section Max. Marks Duration Version
Reasoning Ability 50 120 minutes English/ Hindi
English Language 50 English
General Awareness 50 English/ Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude 50 English/ Hindi
Total 200

For Specialists

Section Max. Marks Duration Version
Reasoning Ability 40 120 minutes English/ Hindi
English Language 40 English
General Awareness 40 English/ Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude 40 English/ Hindi
Professional Knowledge 40 English/ Hindi
Total 200

(ii) Descriptive Test: This Test is of 30 minutes duration with 30 marks.  Candidates are tested for English Language (Letter Writing-10 marks & Essay-20 marks).

The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted through on-line mode. All candidates will be required to obtain a minimum score for each section of objective test separately for short listing for the Descriptive test evaluation/Interview. Descriptive answer script would be evaluated only in respect of those candidates who qualify the objective test and also score high.


Candidates who qualify the main examination will be called the interview round to be conducted by the company. The weightage of online Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from company’s website.

OICL AO 2018 Syllabus:

Given below is a list of all topics from three subjects, from which the questions will be asked. You can prepare and plan for the exams by knowing the topics you have to cover.

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning ability English language
Simplification Alphabetical Series Reading Comprehension
Number Series Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks
Percentage Coding- Decoding Para Jumbles
Profit & Loss Order & Ranking Cloze Test
Average Direction Error Spotting
Simple Interest and Compound Interest Inequalities Phrase Replacement
Ratio and Proportion Syllogisms Sentence Corrections
Problem Based On Age Input Output Vocabulary
Time and Work Data Sufficiency Para Completion
Pipe and Cistern Seating Arrangement
Partnership Puzzles
Allegation and Mixture Logical Reasoning
Speed Time and Distance
Boat and Stream

OICL AO 2018 Admit card:

OICL will release Admit Card in sequence in which the different phases of the examination will be conducted. Admit Card for Paper-I will be released first followed by Admit Card for Paper-II for candidates qualifying Paper-I of OICL 2018.

OICL AO 2018 Result:

The cut off for OICL 2018 keeps on changing every year. It depends upon the number of candidates appearing for the exam and the quality of questions being asked in the examination. The cut-off for Written Exam is likely to be different than that of last years’.