United India Insurance Company Administrative Officer Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021

United India Insurance company Limited was established in 1938. United India Insurance Company was later formed by the coalition of 12 Indian Insurance Companies, 4 Cooperative Insurance Societies, and Indian operations of 5 Foreign Insurers, besides General Insurance operations of the southern region of Life Insurance Corporation of India. After the onset of commercialization, the company experienced tremendous growth in the Insurance sector of India. It is the first-ever government-owned insurance company to reach to the rural masses.

Today the UIIC family consists of more than 14000 employees spread across the country with 2279 offices. The United India insurance company offers impressive policies to the citizens, especially the rural masses. Every year UIIC releases vacancies for various posts in their offices around the country and recruits eligible candidates. The government owned sector tests the candidates’ IQ and EQ finely before recruiting them. All the relevant information regarding UIIC vacancies can be found on their official website.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam Recruiting eligible candidates in prestigious and good paying positions in a Government owned Insurance company.
Conducting Body United India Insurance Company Limited
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UIIC AO Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. (a) a citizen of India, or
    (b) a subject of Nepal, or
    (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
    (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
    1. General- Bachelor’s Degree in any stream from a recognized university. Candidates must have knowledge of writing and speaking English and their regional language proficiently
    2. Actuary- Bachelor’s degree in statistics/mathematics/actuarial science or any other quantitative discipline.
    3. Finance- B.Com or M.Com from a recognized university, Chartered accountant (ICAI)/ Cost Accountant (ICWA)/ MBA with Finance specialization.
    4. Civil Engineering- B.E or B.tech in Civil Engineering/ Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with a 1-year diploma in Civil Engineering.
    5. Mechanical and Electrical Engineering- B.E or B.Tech in Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering.
    6. Legal- Degree in law from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government of India. (3 Years Experience as a practicing Lawyer (2years for SC/ST) is preferable).
    7. Medical- A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of M.B.B.S. Degree or equivalent foreign degrees, which are recognized as equivalent to M.B.B.S. degree by the Medical Council of India, from a recognized University and must be holding a valid registration from Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council.

  4. Age Limit
  5. The age of the candidate to appear in the UIIC AO examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 30 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 35 years
    Other Backward Classes 33 years
    Persons With Benchmark Disability 40 years
    Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-servicemen 38 years
    Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 39 years
    Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 35 years
    Existing Confirmed Employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company Of India Ltd.) 38 years

  6. Restrictions on Attempts
  7. There is no limit on the number of attempts until the candidate fulfil all the required eligibility criteria.

UIIC AO Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Availability of admit card To be notified
Interview To be notified
Final merit list To be notified

UIIC AO Exam Pattern 2021

Important points regarding the pattern of the exam:

  • The complete selection process consists of three rounds- Preliminary, Mains, and Interview.
  • A candidate must clear the Preliminary exam to appear for the Mains exam.
  • The total marks in Preliminary and Mains exams are considered for shortlisting them for the third and the last round of Interviews.
  • In mains, there are two categories- a) for general b) for the specialist category which includes Actuary, Finance, Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Legal.
  • The syllabus for both categories is mentioned below separately.
  • The written tests are conducted to judge a candidate’s common knowledge and awareness: the Preliminary exam tests the general understanding, the quantitative and qualitative aptitude of the candidates. The mains exams question the advanced wisdom in general knowledge, mathematics, logical reasoning, English language, and professional expertise.
  • The syllabus might seem easy, but recruitment becomes very difficult with a huge mass of competition for fewer vacancies.

Pattern for Prelims

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Prelims

Questions related to common knowledge and awareness

Qualifying Nature 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 60 mins 100

Pattern for Mains (For General)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Mains (General)

Advanced question related to common knowledge and professional expertise

Merit Ranking Nature 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 200
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Mains (For Specialist)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Mains (Specialist)

Advanced question related to common knowledge and professional expertise

Merit Ranking Nature 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 200
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Descriptive test

Total marks allotted: 30

Descriptive test is common for both general and specialist category.

Pattern for Interview

The finally qualified candidates will be called for interview upto three times the vacancies of the respective categories/discipline and final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the online objective test and interview

UIIC AO Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Prelims

1 Prelims

English Language

  • Reading comprehension,
  • Cloze test,
  • Error spotting,
  • Para jumbles,
  • Para completion,
  • Sentence connector,
  • Double filters,
  • Sentence correction,
  • Idiom-phrase,
  • Odd one out
    Numeric Ability
  • Simplification,
  • Approximation,
  • Number series,
  • Quadratic equations,
  • Data interpretation,
  • Arithmetic (miscellaneous),
  • Data sufficiency,
  • Mathematical inequality,
  • Permutation and Combination
    Reasoning
  • Circular and linear seating arrangement,
  • Syllogisms,
  • Coding & decoding,
  • Inequalities,
  • Puzzle,
  • Input-output,
  • Verbal reasoning

Syllabus for Mains (For General)

1 Mains (General)

English Language

  • Reading comprehension,
  • cloze test,
  • error spotting,
  • para jumbles,
  • para completion,
  • sentence connector,
  • double filters,
  • sentence correction,
  • idiom-phrase,
  • odd one out

Numerical Ability

  • Simplification,
  • approximation,
  • number series,
  • quadratic equations,
  • data interpretation,
  • arithmetic (miscellaneous),
  • data sufficiency,
  • mathematical inequality,
  • Average,
  • Percentage,
  • Time & Work,
  • Area,
  • Profit & Loss,
  • Simple & Compound Interest,
  • Time & Speed, Investment,
  • LCM and HCF,
  • Ages Problem,
  • Permutation and Combination,
  • Graphs

Reasoning

  • circular and linear seating arrangement,
  • syllogisms,
  • coding & decoding,
  • inequalities,
  • puzzle,
  • input-output,
  • verbal reasoning

General awareness

  • Banking insurance & financial,
  • common abbreviations,
  • national and international capitals,
  • awards and medals,
  • sports,
  • national & international current affairs,
  • static GK,
  • Books and films,
  • Political awareness

Computer Knowledge

  • Computer hardware & software,
  • networking,
  • DBMS,
  • MS office & excel,
  • internet,
  • MS Word,
  • basic computer applications,
  • browsing,
  • data entry,
  • Power point,
  • access,
  • Email writing and sending,
  • Use of pen drive and other software,
  • Programs of accounting,
  • Computer Fundamentals

Syllabus for Mains (For Specialist)

1 Mains (Specialist)

English Language

  • Reading comprehension,
  • cloze test,
  • error spotting,
  • para jumbles,
  • para completion,
  • sentence connector,
  • double filters,
  • sentence correction,
  • idiom-phrase,
  • odd one out

Numerical Ability

  • Simplification,
  • approximation,
  • number series,
  • quadratic equations,
  • data interpretation,
  • arithmetic (miscellaneous),
  • data sufficiency,
  • mathematical inequality,
  • Average,
  • Percentage,
  • Time & Work,
  • Area,
  • Profit & Loss,
  • Simple & Compound Interest,
  • Time & Speed, Investment,
  • LCM and HCF,
  • Ages Problem,
  • Permutation and Combination,
  • Graphs

Reasoning

  • circular and linear seating arrangement,
  • syllogisms,
  • coding & decoding,
  • inequalities,
  • puzzle,
  • input-output,
  • verbal reasoning

General awareness

  • Banking insurance & financial,
  • common abbreviations,
  • national and international capitals,
  • awards and medals,
  • sports,
  • national & international current affairs,
  • static GK,
  • Books and films,
  • Political awareness

Professional Knowledge-

  • Specialists must be aware of the basic and advanced fundamentals of their respective field of specializations of engineering, legal, finance and actuarial sciences.

Syllabus for Descriptive test

  • Essay writing
  • Letter writing

Syllabus for Interview

There is no specific syllabus for interview. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate’s intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion, LEADERSHIP, and intellectual and moral integrity.

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