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LIC AAO Syllabus: Detailed Syllabus For Prelims & Mains


LIC AAO Syllabus 2021: Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) releases LIC AAO Notification every year to recruit candidates for the posts of LIC Assistant Administrative Officer & Assistant Engineer. This year the LIC AAO exam is scheduled to be held on August 28, 2021. It is one of the most sought-after entry-level jobs in the Insurance sector. Owing to the competitiveness of the exam, candidates must prepare for the exam with a proper strategy. Candidates who have applied for the exam must have a clear and deep knowledge of the LIC AAO syllabus 2021 to plan and prepare for the upcoming exam.

LIC AAO Syllabus consists of different sections such as Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Professional Knowledge, Insurance and Financial Market Awareness, Data Analysis & Interpretation. As per the LIC AAO exam pattern for the Prelims & Mains exam candidates can check the syllabus for the respective section. In this article, we have provided a detailed syllabus for LIC AAO 2021. Read on to find out!

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LIC AAO Syllabus 2021

Before getting into the details of LIC AAO/ AE Syllabus, let’s have an overview of the exam mentioned below:

Conducting BodyLife Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
Post NameAssistant Administrative Officer (AAO)
Selection Process– Prelims
– Mains
– Interview
Mode of ExamOnline
Medium of ExamEnglish & Hindi
Official Websitelicindia.in

LIC AAO 2021 Syllabus Sections

LIC AAO exam will be conducted in three stages namely, Prelims exam, Mains exam & Interview. LIC AAO Prelims Syllabus is common to all candidates. Whereas the LIC AAO Mains Syllabus has two common categories, namely, syllabus For Generalist Post and syllabus For Rajbhasha Adhikari/ IT/ Chartered Accountant / Actuarial Post. Check the subjects in the syllabus from below:

LIC AAO Prelims Syllabus Subjects

  • – Quantitative Aptitude
  • – Reasoning Ability
  • – English Language

LIC AAO Mains Syllabus Subjects

For Generalist PostFor Rajbhasha Adhikari/ IT/ CA / Actuarial Post
General Knowledge, Current AffairsGeneral Knowledge, Current Affairs
Data Analysis & InterpretationProfessional knowledge
Insurance and Financial Market AwarenessInsurance and Financial Market Awareness
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

Check the subject-wise syllabus for Prelims & mains exam from below:

LIC AAO Syllabus Reasoning Ability

This section will test logical reasoning abilities of candidates. So, the most important and frequently asked topics for this section are as under:

  • – Syllogism
  • – Mathematical Reasoning
  • – Puzzles
  • – Linear and Circular Sitting Arrangements
  • – Distance and Direction
  • – Coding-Decoding
  • – Statements and Conclusions
  • – Statements and Arguments
  • – Alphabet Series
  • – Blood Relations
  • – Number Series
  • – Clocks and Calendars
  • – Mirror Images
  • – Decision Making
  • – Data Interpretation

LIC AAO Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude/ Data Analysis & Interpretation

This section will test the basic calculation and mathematical skills of candidates. So, the important topics that come under LIC Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude are as under:

  • – Number System
  • – Simplification
  • – Simple and Compound Interest
  • – Profit and Loss
  • – Time and Distance
  • – Boats and Streams
  • – Cistern and Pipe
  • – Percentage
  • – Average
  • – Ratio and Proportions
  • – Mixture and Allegation
  • – Time, Distance, Work
  • – Mensuration
  • – Problems on Ages
  • – Data Interpretation

LIC AAO Syllabus English Language

The English Language will test knowledge of basic English grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension of candidates. The most important topics under the syllabus for the English Language section are as below:

  • – Antonyms and Synonyms
  • – Parts of Speech
  • – Active and Passive Voice
  • – Direct and Indirect Speech
  • – Phrases and Idioms
  • – Singular-Plural
  • – Subject-Verb Agreement
  • – Fill in the Blanks
  • – Par Jumbles
  • – Spotting Errors
  • – Sentence Improvement
  • – Error Corrections
  • – Passage Completion
  • – Cloze Tests
  • – Comprehension Reading

It is to be noted that the marks of the English Language Test will not be considered to calculate the overall score of the candidates. It is just qualifying in nature and candidates have to clear the cut off marks of this section.

LIC AAO Syllabus General Awareness & Current Affairs

The following are the important topics for the General Awareness and Current Affairs section of LIC AAO exam as given below:

  • – History of India
  • – Indian Economics
  • – Geography
  • – Indian Constitution
  • – Important Days
  • – Books and Authors
  • – Countries, Capitals, and Currencies
  • – Awards, Honors and Recognition
  • – Science and Technology
  • – Inventions and Discoveries
  • – Financial Institutions – National and International
  • – National and International Organizations
  • – Current Affairs – National and International
  • – Indian Politics
  • – Finance, Budget, and Five Year Plans, etc.

LIC AAO Syllabus Professional Knowledge

The LIC AAO Professional Knowledge syllabus varies from post to post.

Professional Knowledge means the LIC AAO Syllabus for Professional Knowledge will be different for candidates applying for IT, Chartered Accountant, Actuarial, Legal and Rajbhasha posts. The syllabus differs for each post. The questions will regarding the specialisation the candidate has selected. This section carries maximum marks in the exam and candidates must prepare their specialised subject well.

LIC AAO Syllabus Insurance & Financial Market Awareness

Candidates need to be aware of the latest policies, development, news, and events related to insurance and the financial market. Regular reading of newspapers and magazines is a must to prepare for this section. Focus more on the business, finance, and economy pages. Also read the following topics as mentioned below:

  • – History of LIC and IRDAI
  • – Indian Insurance and Banking Terms
  • – Indian Financial System
  • – Banking Committees
  • – Banking Awareness
  • – Stock Market
  • – Budget
  • – Indian and International Financial Institutions
  • – Money market and Capital Market
  • – Financial Market Risks
  • – International Monetary Fund
  • – Economic policies
  • – Recession
  • – Private and Public sector Insurance Companies
  • – Government Insurance Schemes
  • – History of Banking in India

LIC AAO Descriptive Test Syllabus

The Descriptive Test will include two questions on English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)/ Legal drafting for AAO(Legal). As such, there is no syllabus for descriptive writing but the questions are typically asked from current events of National and International importance. The descriptive syllabus for LIC AAO (Legal) post shall comprise question-based on legal drafting on LIC AAO. Candidates can check the Letter Writing Format and Essay Writing Format to prepare for this section.

LIC AAO Interview

Candidates qualifying the main exam will be called for the interview round.

  1. Based on the number of vacancies, LIC reserves the right to fix the minimum eligibility standards in order to restrict the candidates to be called for an interview and also fix the minimum qualifying marks to qualify in the interview.
  2. The Maximum Interview marks ais 60. The qualifying marks for EWS, Unreserved, OBC is 30. Whereas the qualifying marks for SC /ST/PwBD candidates is 27.

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions on the LIC Assistant Administrative Officer syllabus are given below:

Q. What is the syllabus of LIC AAO Prelims exam?
A. The syllabus of Prelims exam covers Reasoning Ability, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude.
Q. Is there any negative marking in LIC AAO exam?
A. No, there is no negative marking in LIC AAO exam.
Q. What is the syllabus of LIC AAO Main exam?
A. The syllabus of Main exam comprises of Reasoning Ability, Insurance and Financial Market Awareness, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Professional knowledge and English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
Q. What is total marks allotted for LIC AAO exam?
A. The total marks allotted for Prelims is 70 and Mains is 300.

So, now you know everything about the important topics under LIC AAO/ AE syllabus. Plan your preparation accordingly and make the best use of the remaining days.

You must master all these topics and solve as many LIC AE/LIC AAO, LIC ADO practice questions as possible. Also, as you practice, you need to improve your speed and accuracy. You must take LIC AAO mock tests and keep track of your overall performance.

We hope this detailed article on LIC AE/LIC AAO Syllabus helps you. If you have any queries regarding the same, feel free to drop a comment below. You can also ping us. We will definitely help you out.

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