LIC AAO 2020 LIC Assistant Administrative Officer

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LIC AAO Recruitment: Know Study Plan, Best Book, and Syllabus to Prepare in Just 60 Days

By: Archana on February 14, 2019

The season of recruitment is around the corner and students across the country are living in terror of getting qualified in these recruiting examination and grab a decent paying government job. The session of online application for some of the top recruiting examinations like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, and LIC AAO is going to start soon and it will be very smart of aspirants to prepare in advance.


In this article, we will focus on underlining the key factors that can completely change your preparation game and make sure that you achieve enough score to get qualified for the next round of examination. Talking about LIC AAO in particular, the candidate should note that there are only a few vacancies and competition is very high, even one mark can make a huge difference. So, it is necessary to be aware of LIC AAO Syllabus, Exam Pattern of LIC AAO and Preparation Tips that can prove to be a game changer. 

Also Read: LIC AAO or Bank PO: Which is a better career option?

Know your Exam:

It is very essential that the candidate should know the examination before attempting that will give direction to the preparation.

Quick Tip: Both LIC AAO and IBPS PO are being conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection and exam pattern of both are almost similar and preparing for one will automatically prepare you for others.

The written examination will be conducted online, so candidates are advised to take online mock tests to keep track of their speed and weak sections. Both Po and AAO examinations may be similar in sections but they differ in the distribution of marks. For LIC AAO Marks distributions refer the below table.


Total No. of Questions

Max Marks

Reasoning Ability



Quantitative Aptitude



General Knowledge and Current Affairs



Computer Knowledge



English Language






There are no marks for the language section as it is meant for qualifying the examination and candidate needs to secure at least minimum set cutoff but the same will not be taken into consideration in the final calculation.

Candidate needs to attend a total of 160 questions in an allotted time of 2 hours. The total mark of the question paper is 300 and there is negative marking of 25% from total allotted marks of each question.

Books are literally your Best Friend:

A right book can solve thousands of queries and ensure good marks. As in competitive exams, there are questions from different segments and fields, it is really hard to pinpoint one good book that can fulfill all your needs. So, read more and more books and newspapers. Because one friend is never enough, right?

Here is the list of books one refer for LIC AAO Preparation:

Best LIC AAO Books for Reasoning Ability

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning – RS Aggarwal
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning (English) 1st Edition – AK Gupta
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal (English) 1st Edition – BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwal

Best LIC AAO Books for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude – RS Agarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude – Arun Sharma
  • Quicker Mathematics – M Tyra

Best LIC AAO Books for General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • NCERT History, Geography, Political Science Books
  • Year Book by any Publication (Manorama for example)
  • Lucent's General Knowledge

Best LIC AAO Books for Computer Knowledge

  • Computer for Competitive Exams – R Gupta
  • Any Book for Basic Computer Knowledge

Best LIC AAO Books for the English Language

  • English Grammar – Wren & Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy – Norman Lewis
  • Objective General English – SP Bakshi

 What to read and what not to:

Having a depth knowledge of syllabus can actually help you plan the study sessions. There can be few stronger point of candidates and few weaker ones, after knowing the syllabus candidate will be able to determine which segment requires much of time and effort.

Here are details of topics covered under each section of the examination:


Total Number of Questions

Important Topics



Direction Sense
Seating arrangement
Blood relation
Coding – Decoding
Puzzles (common ones only)
Ranking problems

Quantitative Aptitude


Number series
Time & work
Profit & loss
Averages, Simple & Compound interest
Quadratic Equation
Speed, distance & time
Mensuration, Probability & Permutations
Data interpretation& Data Sufficiency

General Knowledge and Current Affairs


Current Affairs
General Knowledge



Computer basics, origin and generations
MS Office
Internet & Email
Input Output devices

General English


Sentence arrangement/ correction
Jumble words, Spot the error
Reading comprehensions
Grammar and Cloze test

LIC AAO Study Plan:

After analyzing every detail of exam pattern, syllabus and important topics of LIC AAO, it is evident that candidates need to work really hard and directed to crack this nut. We cannot help you study, but we can help you plan your best. The topers have revealed their secret mantras and based on that we have created a 60 days study plan, which can help the candidate score well in the examination.

8 Week Study plan for LIC AAO:


Week Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Computer English General knowledge and Current Affairs
Week 1 Analytical Reasoning (8 hours) Simplification and Number Series (2 to 3 hours a week) Computer shortcuts (1-2 hours) Can be left  National & International news (2-3 hours)
Week 2 Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding (4-5 hours) Arithmetic Topics - Averages Ratio & Proportion; Age Problems; Percentage, Profit & Loss; Simple & Compound Interest;  Speed, Time & Distance; Time & Work (10-12 hours) Input and output devices (2 to 3 hours) Parajumbles (2-3 hours) Awards & Honors, Sports, Books & Authors (2-3 hours)
Week 3 Logical Inequalities, Ranking (2-3 hours) Continue the previous topics History of Computers and Generations (3-4 hours) Grammar and Sentence Correction (3-4 hours) Business & Finance, Banking and Insurance (3-4 hours)
Week 4 Syllogism and Analogy (3-4 hours) Quadratic Equations (Comparison) (3-4 hours) MS Office and DBMS (3-4 hours) Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Practice (4 - 6 hours) Static/ Traditional and GK (3 -5 hours)
Week 5 Direction Sense, Critical Reasoning, Input-Output  (2-3 hours)   Data Interpretation and Sufficiency (8-10 hours) Internet (2-3 hours) Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks  (3-4 hours) Revision
Week 6 Revision Mensuration, Probability, Permutation Combination (5-6 hours) Networking (2-3 hours) Revision Revision

The final two weeks should be entirely for practicing and revising. The more you revise the more doubts will be cleared and you will feel confident by the time you are ready to take the examination.

Candidates are advised to take maximum rest and proper diet as a healthy mind resides only in a healthy body.

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