How to Prepare for LIC AAO Exam | Read Topics, Books & Download Prev. Papers

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.

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.
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
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. 

Previous Question Papers:

For all those searching for LIC AAO previous years solved question papers, keep in mind that these materials serve only as reference.The corporation seems to have modified its pattern for 2013 AAO exams & hence don’t expect the test to reflect previous years.

>> LIC AAO fully solved paper with explanations (2009) - Read online or download


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)

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

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