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LIC AAO 2019: Prelims Exam Details and Preparation Plan

By: Archana on April 09, 2019

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India has announced 590 vacancies for the post of Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) last month. Ever since the release of vacancy, thousands of aspirants buckled up for the upcoming examination to be conducted for short listing candidates for the mentioned position.


Candidates will have to clear the multiple stages of LIC AAO 2019 examination to get recruit and LIC AAO prelims is the first stage.

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LIC AAO which is a gateway for a career in the insurance sector of India is conducted in multiple steps to finally select a few potential candidates for the post. Qualifying LIC AAO Prelims exam is one step closer to the final goal.

This year the prelim examination is scheduled to be conducted on May 4 and May 5, 2019, and candidates qualifying the examination will be eligible to apply for the LIC AAO Mains.

LIC AAO Exam Structure:

As most of the banking exams are conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS), so is the LIC AAO. There is not much difference in the exam structure of both banking and insurance examinations. The entire question paper is divided in three sections which include the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Candidates will be allotted a total of one hour to complete the question paper with a restriction of 20 minutes on each section.

Candidates will be evaluated and scored within a total allotted 100 marks. It is important to note that out of three mentioned sections, the English language has weightage of 30 marks followed by 35 marks each for quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability. Although, marks scored in the English language will not be added in the total marks scored in the examination, qualifying the section is must to qualify the examination.

LIC AAO Exam Pattern Prelims:

To understand the examination, understanding the examination pattern is the key. Like every other exam, LIC AAO Exam Pattern also includes sections that can evaluate different skills of the applicants. Every section is allotted total marks and minimum qualifying marks as mentioned below:

  • English Language section carries a total of 30 marks for one question each and minimum qualifying marks for reserved category candidates is 9. For candidates applying under general category, minimum qualifying marks is 10.
  • For quantitative aptitude section candidates will have to attempt 35 marks carrying one mark each.  The minimum required marks to qualify the section are 16 and 17 for reserved and general category respectively.
  • Reasoning Ability just like quantitative aptitude section carries the same marks and number of questions and even the minimum required percentage is also the same.

Looking at the examination pattern applicants must now have understood that they need to be very sure as well as quick to attempt the questions as they will not even get one minute for one question.

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LIC AAO Preparation Plan for Prelims:

As mentioned above the competition is very high and aspirants will have to be very fast in order to attempt each question. LIC AAO Preparation of the candidate for the exam will play a vital role here. Candidate needs to at least attempt more than 50 percent question with cent percent accuracy to make it to the LIC AAO Cutoff List.

Here is section wise preparation plan for candidates to score well in the exam:

English Language Section:

This particular section which evaluates language understanding of a candidate is the least complex one and should not take much of your time. The key to scoring high in this particular section is well-rehearsed with the comprehension passages. Having depth knowledge of grammar will surely help the aspirants attempt maximum question with utmost accuracy.

Quantitative Aptitude Section:

One of the sections, which are most scoring and maximum weightage, is Quantitative Aptitude. Considering the very less amount of time given to solve 35 questions, the speed of attempting the questions and time management will ensure a good score in this section. Candidate should try to attempt as many questions as possible. Candidates having a good hold on topics like quadratic equations, Approximations and simplification, and number series will surely get added benefit as these questions take less time.

Candidate should also try to attempt questions Data interpretations, ever question paper have at least three questions from this topic and attempting at least two is a good move.

Once you have a good count of correctly attempted questions, move to next type of questions which are little tricky with the time left in hand and ensure to attempt as many as possible.

Reasoning Ability Section:

This particular section, unlike others, cannot be pinpointed with a set rule to solve the questions. Candidates can simply relay on their practices of previous year question papers as well as mock tests to attempt questions from this particular segment. Most of the tricky questions are asked from topics like direction and distances, inequalities, coding- decoding, alphanumeric series and syllogism. A better understanding of questions is must before finalizing the answer as its very easy to get tricked by these questions.

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