LIC AAO Exam Pattern

LIC AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer) notification 2021 for various posts is expected to be released soon. LIC provides great opportunities for career growth and thus the examination for LIC AAO 2021 cannot be taken lightly.  It is advisable to be aware of the LIC AAO exam pattern to avoid any misconceptions later. To be an AAO in LIC, you have to undergo three stages mainly Prelims, Mains and Interview. After all the phases of the LIC AAO exam are completed, the final list of the selected candidates will be released.

The LIC AAO exam pattern 2021 for various posts such as Generalist/IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial and Rajbhasha are expected to be as follows -

  • Phase 1- Preliminary Exam
  • Phase 2- Mains Exam
  • Phase 3 - Interview

 

LIC AAO Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

The LIC AAO Prelims exam 2021 will be an online test consisting of three sections - English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude respectively, not in any fixed order. All three sections in the LIC AAO Prelims exam are allotted separate sectional timings.  The LIC AAO Prelims exam pattern is provided below.

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamMinimum Qualifying MarksDuration
SC/STOthers
Reasoning Ability 35 35 English & Hindi 16 18 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English & Hindi 16 18 20 minutes
English Language with special emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and comprehension 30 30* English 9 10 20 minutes
Total 100 70       1 hour

  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. It means that for one incorrect answer, one-fourth of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
  • *-English Language Test will be qualifying in nature and therefore marks will not be counted for ranking.

LIC AAO Mains Exam Pattern 2021

Once the  LIC AAO Prelims examination is over, the candidates who are able to qualify for it will have to appear in the LIC AAO Mains examination. The LIC AAO Mains Exam will be held once the result of Prelims is out. The LIC AAO Mains exam pattern for all types of posts is mostly similar except for a few changes in the number of subjects. Apart from this objective test, the LIC AAO Mains Exam pattern will also consist of a ‘Descriptive Test’ of 30 minutes duration which tests the English writing skills of the candidate. The details of the LIC AAO mains exam pattern for various posts such as Generalist/IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial and Rajbhasha are as follows

LIC AAO Mains Exam Pattern (Generalist) 2021

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamMinimum Qualifying MarksDuration
SC/STOthers
Reasoning Ability 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Total 120 300       2 Hours
English Language * (Letter writing & Essay) 2 25 English 9 10 30 Minutes

LIC AAO Mains Exam Pattern (IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial) 2021

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamMinimum Qualifying MarksDuration
SC/STOthers
Reasoning Ability 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Professional knowledge 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Total 120 300       2 hours
English Language * (Letter writing & Essay) 2 25 English 9 10 30 Minutes

LIC AAO Mains Exam Pattern (Rajbhasha) 2021

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamMinimum Qualifying MarksDuration
SC/STOthers
Reasoning Ability 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Professional Knowledge 30 90 English & Hindi 40 45 40 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30 60 English & Hindi 27 30 20 minutes
Total 120 300       2 hours
Knowledge of Language (Descriptive) 2 25 English & Hindi 9 10 30 Minutes

*-English Language Test in the LIC AAO Mains exam for all posts (Generlist/IT/CA/Acttuarial) except Rajbhasa will be qualifying in nature and therefore marks obtained in this section will not be counted for ranking.

Personal Interview 2021

The candidates who are able to qualify for the LIC AAO 2021 Mains Examination will be called for the LIC AAO Phase 3, i.e. Personal Interview (PI), where they can be asked questions from any subject/area. A candidate should be ready to face any type of question in the LIC AAO Interview.

 Exam Language

The LIC AAO exam will be bilingual in nature i.e. in each section questions will be asked in English and Hindi both. You can attempt the whole paper in whichever language you want to attempt or can switch to any language in between for that particular section. The English Language section will be in English only.

Marking Scheme

There is a system of negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer in the LIC AAO exam. It means that for one incorrect answer, one-fourth of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted. LIC AAO descriptive English Language Test will be qualifying in nature and therefore marks will not be counted for ranking. Further details for LIC AAO marking scheme is given below

LIC AAO Marking Scheme

Subject wiseMarking Scheme
Other Subjects 0.25 Negative Marks
English Descriptive Qualifying in nature

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FAQs

LIC AAO has prescribed minimum qualifying marks for each. It is provided in detail under the Exam pattern section. Please refer to the above exam pattern section.
Candidates equal to 20 times the number of vacancies for each category, shall be shortlisted for LIC Main exam. (as per the notification)
No, English Language Exam is qualifying in nature hence English Language marks will not be counted. This applies to both Prelims and Mains exams.
Yes, the LIC AAO 2021 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English, except in the English Language section.
The LIC AAO 2021 Exam will be online.
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