How to Prepare for LIC AAO Exam? See Topics, Books & Prev. Papers

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While it was believed that only bank jobs lure graduates, recruitments in other public sector organisations have also become the flavor of this season.Life Insurance Corporation`s (LIC) AAO recruitment 2013 seems to have generated lot of interest among aspirants as many ask us on how to prepare for LIC AAO exam.


You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result” is a popular quote of Mahatma Gandhi


To help you attain best results we are publishing a list of things that you will need to prepare for LIC AAO recruitment exams that include books, blueprint, previous solved question paper & topics to cover in each paper.


400 marks in 2 Hours:

Just like IBPS clerical common exam the written test for aao jobs is also computer based (online) & you won’t have to shade circles in coding sheets.So time management is very important.


Although the pattern looks similar to IBPS PO exams, there is a major difference with respect to marks.First let us look at the AAO exam pattern & section-wise marks.

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As explained in the graphic above,

  • candidates must attend 160 questions for 400 marks in 120 minutes.
  • For each wrong answer, negative mark would be awarded to the tune of 0.25 (read how to guess & reduce negative marks)

No Descriptive Test: Although LIC had descriptive english paper previously, LIC AAO exams 2013 does not feature it. Hence weightage is more on objective english paper with 40 questions carrying 100 marks.


Qualifying: It is compulsory to pass in each section and also secure minimum marks totally to qualify for interview stage.LIC will decide on sectional and total cutoffs after the exam based on your collective performance.




The key to succeed in any competitive exam is practice.It also raises the confidence level for an individual to attend maximum no. of question within the stipulated time.

Hence we have listed some books for LIC AAO exams that will help you prepare.

* LIC AAO Exam Guide (cheapest online) – Rs.145 – Buy online

* LIC AAO Practice Book (with FREE CD) – Rs.276 – Buy online


Important Topics to Cover:

The educational qualification fixed for applicants was graduation pass.Hence questions shall be of +2/ degree level only.


Those who have taken banking exams before wont find the sections in LIC AAO exam new but first time applicants might encounter confusions.So based on previous year recruitments for insurance jobs we have compiled certain important topics.



General Awareness

Sentence completion, Related words Latest happenings in news
Error spotting, Fill in the blanks Sports, Books & Authors
Synonyms & Antonyms Indian history, economy & politics/ constitution
Comprehension passages Financial terms (used in banks, insurance companies etc)




Analogy Simple/Compound Interest, Rate of Interest
Sitting/ Circular arrangements Mensuration, Profit/ Loss, Time & Distance/ Work
Direction based problems BODMAS, Averages, Partnership problems
Statement & Conclusions Ratio, Percentage
Input output, Odd pairs & Eligibility test HCF, LCM & similar simple maths
Non verbal Linear Equations, Fractions
Course of action, Coding decoding  
Data sufficiency  


Note: It is not possible to predict any syllabus in advance.Hence do not stick with these subjects alone.Try to cover maximum chapters & practice extensively using the above books to increase your chance of qualifying.


Now read the following quote & get yourself motivated to crack the LIC AAO recruitment exams..


Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” - William Durant

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