LIC AAO Exam Pattern

LIC AAO Exam Pattern

LIC AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer) notification 2021 for various posts is going to be released soon. LIC provides great opportunities for career growth and thus the examination for LIC AAO 2021 cannot be taken lightly. Therefore, it is advisable to be aware of the LIC AAO exam pattern to avoid any errors later. The  LIC AAO exam pattern is as follows -

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

After all the phases of the LIC AAO exam are completed, the final list of the selected candidates will be released.

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 Pre-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 it will have to appear in the LIC AAO Mains examination. The LIC AAO Mains Exam will be held once the result of Phase 1 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 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 Accountatn/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 all the LIC AAO Mains exam for all posts will be qualifying in nature and therefore marks obtained in this section will not be counted for ranking.

LIC AAO 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 will have to face an interview board 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.

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LIC AAO 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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