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LIC AAO Syllabus & Exam

While focusing on this exam here we will be discussing the selection process, the pattern, syllabus of the exam and previous year cutoffs. The final selection will be made on the basis of your performance in-

1. Written test followed by
2. Personal interview
The exam will be of objective multiple choice type which will be conducted online. The overall duration for the exam is 120 minutes (2 hours) and it will consist following test.
But there will be a penalty for every wrong answer given by you in the test. For every wrong answer ¼ of the marks will be deducted, while no penalty for un-attempted questions.
1. Here the nature of test for English language is qualifying and the marks obtained in this test would not be considered for ranking.
2. The candidate is required to clear a sectional cutoff and also overall cutoff meant to qualify for personal interview.

Detail Syllabus of LIC AAO 2016 Exam –  
I. Reasoning
This section covers questions from diverse topics like

1. Statement based questions
2. Syllogism
3. Seating arrangement
4. Coding –decoding, alpha numeric sequence
5. Puzzle- rank based, floor based, circular arrangement based
6. Blood relation
7. Analogy, odd one out

II Quantitative aptitude

This section covers questions from various topics lik
1. Data interpretation
2. Time and work
3. Speed, distance and time
4. Number series or approximations
5.Simple and compound interest
6. Profit and loss
7. Average
8. Mixture and allegation

                  III.General knowledge & Current affairs –

This section covers questions from
1.Current affairs questions will be from various sections like new appointments, recent sports developments, national and international news, awards and honors, new schemes etc.
2. General knowledge will be covered from topics like country-capital-currency-head, dance forms , famous places, dams, nuclear and thermal power stations etc.


This section covers topics from various topics like
2.Input output devices
4.MS Office
6. History of computer & generations
7. Shortcuts.


This section covers topics from various topics like
1.Error spotting
2. Reading comprehension
3. Sentence rearrangement
4. Sentence improvement
5. Cloze test
Here is a look on previous year cutoffs –



Sectional cutoffs:
Note: Although English is qualifying but you have to score  minimum marks required to qualify. These are LIC AAO 2013 cutoffs.
Reference books on different sections-
Reasoning– Verbal and Non –Verbal reasoning by R S Aggarwal, book by M K Pandey (BSC publications).
Quantitative aptitude– Fast track by Rajesh Verma (Arihant publications), quantitative aptitude by R S Aggarwal.
English-(although qualifying, but can read from) objective general English by S P Bakshi.
All the best




LIC invites On-line Applications from eligible candidates who must be Indian Citizens for selection and appointment as Apprentice Development Officers in the jurisdiction of the various Divisional Offices.

Important Details
a) Qualifications:
For Employees category and Agents category in both Urban and Rural area- Applicant shall possess the Bachelor’s Degree of a University in India. Preference may be given to those applicants who possess Masters Degree in Business Administration in Marketing or Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from a University in India established under Statute or by an Institute approved by All India Council for Technical Education or a recognized Institution.
b) Age:
The applicant shall have completed 21 years of age (in completed years) and not more than 30 years of age (in completed years).
On-line Test:
On-line test will be of objective type, multiple choice of two hours duration comprising of the following three papers:
Candidate MUST pass in each paper separately and should also obtain minimum marks in the aggregate of the three papers to qualify for the interview. The minimum marks to be obtained in each paper and in the aggregate shall be decided by LIC of India. The marks obtained by the candidate in each paper and in the aggregate shall be arrived at after deduction of the marks for wrong answers. The Corporation reserves the right to fix the minimum eligibility standard in order to restrict the number of candidates to be called for the On-line Test and/or Interview, commensurate with number of vacancies.
Decision of the Corporation in this regard shall be final and binding on the candidates. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
Successful candidate will be eligible to be called for an Interview. The Candidates shall be ranked in the order of the aggregate of their marks in the online test and the interview and selection shall be made from among them in the order of their merit having regard to the number of Apprentice Development Officers proposed to be recruited.