Life Insurance Corporation(LIC)

LIC AAO Syllabus

LIC conducts qualifying exams to recruit competent candidates for the post of Assistant Administrative Officer position. The first phase will be Online Examination following which Personal Interview for candidates shortlisted in the Online Exam will be done. Allotment is made only after Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination for the candidates getting shortlisted in the personal interview. Check the detailed syllabus of Online Exam given in the article. The Phases of Selection for LIC AAO is listed below:

  • Online Examination
  • Personal Interview
  • Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination

LIC AAO Syllabus – Reasoning Ability

  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Coding Decoding
  • Boast & Streams
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Blood relation
  • Coded Inequalities

LIC AAO Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System, Number Theory
  • Decimals and Fractions
  • Simplification
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Problems on Ages
  • Time & Distance/Work
  • S.I. and C.I
  • Partnership and Profit & Loss
  • Data Interpretation

LIC AAO Syllabus – General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs – National and International
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Awards and Honors
  • Indian History and Economy
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organizations
  • Sports
  • Abbreviations
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  • General Science
  • International Organizations/Financial Institutions

LIC AAO Syllabus – Computer Knowledge

  • Generations of computer
  • Basic computer fundamentals
  • Software and Hardware and their functionalities
  • Networking
  • Modern day technology
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Internet, LAN, WAN
  • Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
  • MS Word, MS Excel, etc.

LIC AAO Syllabus – English Language

  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Phrase substitution
  • Paragraph complete/Sentence correction
  • Para jumbles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Double blanks in a sentence
  • Synonyms and antonyms

LIC AAO – Personal Interview

  • LIC reserves the right to fix the minimum eligibility standards in order to restrict the candidates appearing for the Interview. Minimum Qualifying mark is also fixed for Interview by LIC.
  • Candidates qualifying in the Online Exam will be called for the Interview. The number of candidates called for Interview will be three times against the number of vacancies to be filled.
  • Candidates are recruited only as per vacancy notified and not all candidates having the same mark are selected.
  • In case of similar marks of two or more candidates, the merit order of such group of candidates will be decided in the order of selection given below:
    • First, Selection will be based on the aggregate marks in Online Examination and Interview;
    • On further similarity, their additional post graduation qualification (i.e. the person with higher educational qualification will be placed higher in the merit order);
    • In case of further similarity in educational qualification, merit order will be decided on the basis of age (i.e. senior in age will be placed higher in merit order).
  • Interview Call Letters for shortlisted candidates shall be sent to the e-mail address given by the candidate at the time of online application. Requests for sending letters to different address subsequently shall not be entertained.
Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination

Candidates shortlisted for the Personal Interview will have to undergo a Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to candidate being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the LIC.

LIC AAO – Online Exam Pattern

LIC chooses to have only one Phase of Written Exam i.e. Online Examination for scrutinizing candidates for the Interview phase. Online Examination will be Objective type, Multiple choice questions with time duration 120 minutes. Online Exam has an overall score of 300 and the total number of questions will be 160. Find below the Exam pattern for LIC AAO Online Examination.

Topic No. of Questions Marks
Reasoning Ability Test 30 90
Quantitative Aptitude Test 30 90
General Knowledge, Current Affairs Test 30 60
Computer Knowledge Test 30 60
English Language Test with Special emphasis on Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension 40
Total 160 300

Score Calculation and Other Details

  • There will be penalty marked for wrong answer marked by the candidate. For each wrong answer, 1/4th of the mark assigned to that question will be deducted. The corrected score for a section is arrived after deducting negative marks.
  • In case a question is left blank i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for such questions.
  • The Sectional and Overall score is arrived after the deduction of marks for wrong answers. Find below the score calculation:
    • Calculation of Corrected score for each section = (No. of Correctly answered question in a specific section x Actual mark for each question in that section) – (No. of wrongly answered question in that section x 1/4th of the mark assigned to that question in that section
    • Equated Score: The Corrected scores are made equivalent by taking the minor difference in difficulty level in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to get the Equated Score.
  • Candidates should secure minimum marks both in Sectional and Overall to qualify for the Interview. The minimum marks shall be decided by LIC.
  • English Language test is of qualifying nature and the marks in English Language will not be counted for ranking.

LIC AAO 2019 Exam Pattern

The LIC AAO Exam has three stages:

  • 1. Prelims Exam
  • 2. Mains Exam
  • 3. Interview

All the candidates have to appear separately in these stages to get qualified finally.

LIC AAO Prelims Exam Pattern 2019

There is a major change in the LIC AAO 2019 Exam Pattern. LIC has introduced the new concept of Sectional Timings in the Prelims Exam as done by the IBPS & SBI. The Prelims Exam is of Objective Type. It will be conducted online and total marks will be 70 though the number of questions will be 100. The English Language section is qualifying in nature and the marks will not be considered for the ranking. The duration of this test will be of 1hour and there will be three sections which are as follows:

Section Questions Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks Time
SC/ST Others
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 16 18 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 16 18 20 min
English Language 30 9 10 20 min
Total 100 70 41 46 1 Hour
  • The questions will be in bilingual except English Language.
  • 20 minutes is allowed for each section.
  • The candidates have to secure passing marks in each section.
  • Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature.

LIC AAO Mains Exam Pattern 2019

Main examination will consist of objective tests for 300 marks and descriptive test for 25 marks. Both the objective and descriptive tests will be online. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. Candidates will have to answer descriptive test by typing on the computer. Descriptive test will be administered immediately after the completion of the objective test. Here is the pattern of the exams:

Mains Exam Objective Test (for Generalists):

The duration of the Objective Test is 2 hours. There will be 4 sections. Total marks will be 300.

Section Questions Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks Time
SC/ST Others
Reasoning Ability 30 90 40 45 40 min
GK and Current Affairs 30 60 27 30 20 min
Data Analysis and Interpretation 30 90 40 45 40 min
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30 60 27 30 20 min
Total 120 300 134 150 2 Hours