LIC AAO (Specialist)


Highlights 2021

Life Insurance Corporation of India has released an official notification for the post of Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) (Legal/IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial/Rajbhasha) and Assistant Engineers (AE) (Civil/Electrical/Structural/ Assitant Architect and MEP. Please note that you will be allowed to apply for just ‘one’ post among ‘Legal/IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial/Rajbhasha’. Being one of the most awaited exams, the level of the examination can be expected to be tough. You should go through the LIC AAO/AE official notification to know all the details of the examination. The LIC AAO/AE prelims date has been re-announced and is going to be held on August 28, 2021. For further details, look at the table below.

LIC AAO / Assistant Engineers Highlights 2021

Conducting BodyLIC
Official Website https://licindia.in/
Name of the Posts LIC (Assistant Engineers)
Mode of application Online
Stages of Exam Three Stages-
  • Phase 1- Preliminary Exam
  • Phase 2- Mains Exam
  • Phase 3- Personal Interview
Maximum marks & Time duration
  • Phase 1- 70 marks, 1 hours
  • Phase 2-
    • • Paper 1 (Objective Type)- 300 marks, 2 hours
    • • Paper 2 (Descriptive Type) - 25 marks, 30 minutes
  • Phase 3 (Interview)- 60 Marks
Opening Date for Submission of Online
Applications
February 25, 2020
Closing Date for Submission of Online
Application
March 15, 2020
Phase I (Preliminary)
Online Examination
August 28, 2021
Number of Vacancies 218
Official Notification PDF Click Here

Exam Pattern 2021

LIC AAO/AE notification 2021 for various posts has been released. LIC provides great opportunities for career growth and thus the examination for LIC AAO cannot be taken lightly. The pattern of LIC AAO/AE 2021 is as follows -

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

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

Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

The LIC AAO/AE 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 is common for all the posts (Legal/IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial/Rajbhasha).

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. The LIC Assistant exam will be bilingual in nature i.e. in each section questions will be asked in English and Hindi both. The English Language section will be in English only.

*English Language Test will be qualifying in nature and therefore marks will not be counted for ranking.

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.

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

* 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.

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.

PostMaximum Interview marksQualifying marks for EWS, Unreserved, OBCQualifying marks for SC /ST/PwBD
LIC AAO / AE 60 30 27

Syllabus 2021

Before you start gearing up for the LIC AAO 2021 Examination, it is extremely necessary to take a look at the LIC AAO syllabus, which will give you a clear idea of the examination and its level.

Prelims Exam Syllabus 2021

The list of topics covered in the LIC AAO Prelims Syllabus is provided below.

SectionTopics
Quantitative Aptitude Ratio and Proportion, Average, Time and Work, Speed, Distance and Time, Mixture and Allegations, Stocks and Shares, Percentage, Permutation and Combination, Algebra, Trigonometry, Data Interpretation, Mensuration, Probability, Set Theory
Reasoning Ability Inequality, Coding Decoding, Syllogism, Machine Input Output, Data Sufficiency, Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement, Floor Puzzle, Scheduling, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Arrangement and Pattern, Blood Relations, Direction and Distance
English Grammar, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Comprehension, Passage Making, Jumble Words, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Framing

Mains Exam Syllabus 2021

The syllabus for the LIC AAO/AE Mains exam is given below.

SectionTopics
Reasoning Ability Arrangement & Pattern, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Analogy, Inequalities, Syllogisms, Classification, Data Sufficiency, Input-Output, Linear Arrangement, Alphabet Series, Data Interpretation, Grouping & Selection, Verbal Reasoning, Clock, Venn Diagram, Mirror Images, Calendar
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 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
Insurance & Financial Market Awareness Indian Financial System, History of LIC and IRDAI, Indian Banking and Insurance Terms, Banking Committees, Banking and Insurance Abbreviations, Stock Market, Budget, Insurance Sector (Agencies, Headquarters, Jobs, etc.), Indian and International Financial Institutions, Money market and Capital Market, Financial Market Risks, International Monetary Fund, Economic policies, Recession, Insurance Ombudsman, Bancassurance, Private and Public sector Insurance Companies, Government Insurance Schemes
English Language Essay, Letter Writing
Professional knowledge- IT Data Communication and Networking, Database Management System, Operating System, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Compiler Design, Computer Organization and Microprocessor, Object Oriented Programming (OOPS)

Exam Dates 2021

LIC tentative exam dates for LIC AAO 2021 Exam is mentioned in the LIC AAO/AE notification. The application process for the LIC AAO/AE exam is over. Although the dates are fixed but LIC reserves the right to shift the exam dates if the administrative need arises. LIC AAO/AE revised exam dates are out. The prelims exam for LIC AAO/AE is going to be held on August 28, 2021. You can have a look at the table below for LIC AAO/AE exam dates.

LIC AAO 2021 Exam Dates

ActivityDates
Start date for Online Registration of Applications and Online
Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges
February 25, 2020
Last date for Online Registration & Online Payment of Application Fee/Intimation Charges March 15, 2020
Download of Call Letter for Online Preliminary Examination August 2021
Dates of Online Examination – Preliminary (tentative) August 28, 2021
Dates of Online Examination – Main To be notified later

Salary 2021

A LIC Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) is entitled to receive a basic pay of Rs. 32795/- per month on the scale of Rs. 32795- 1610(14) –55335– 1745(4) –62315 and other admissible allowances as per rules. An AAO is eligible for certain emoluments also, inclusive of House Rent Allowance (HRA) & City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) wherever admissible depending upon the classification of the city, which will amount to approximately Rs 57,000/- per month in ‘A’ Class city. Other benefits are Defined Contributory Pension, Special Allowance for passing Actuarial Examination, Gratuity, LTC, Cash Medical Benefit, Group Mediclaim, Group Personal Accident Insurance, Group Insurance, Vehicle Loan (2-wheeler/4 wheeler) as per rules, meal coupon, reimbursement towards the cost of Briefcase leather bags, mobile handset, the supply of dailies and magazines and tea/coffee, mobile expenses, etc. as per rules.

After selection, you will be on probation of 1 year which can further be extended up to 2 years.

PostSalary
Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO)
  • Basic pay - Rs. 32795/- per month
  • Scale of Rs. 32795- 1610(14) –55335– 1745(4) –62315 and other admissible allowances as per rules.
  • Pay - Rs 57,000/- per month(approximately)

Vacancy 2021

LIC AAO/AE vacancies with different categories break up is mentioned in the LIC AAO/AE notification. You can apply for any one of the categories among Legal/IT/Chartered Accountant/Actuarial/Rajbhasha and Assistant Engineers (AE) (Civil/Electrical/Structural/ Assitant Architect and MEP. The breakup of LIC AAO/AE 2021 vacancies are given below.

Total Number of Vacancies for (Assistant Engineers (AE) (Civil/Electrical/Structural/ Assitant Architect and MEP.

LIC AAO Posts

LIC Assistant Engineers PostsSCSTOBCEWSURTOTALPwBD
LDVIHIID/MD
AAO (CA) 6 3 11 4 16 40 1 - 1 1
AAO (Actuarial) 4 3 8 3 12 30 1  - 1 4
AAO (Legal) 7 3 10 4 16 40  1 1 1  2
AAO (Rajbhasha) 1 1 2 0 4 8    1 1  2
AAO (IT) 7 4 14 5 20 50 1    1  
Total 25 14 45 16 68 168 4 2 5 6

Total Number of Vacancies for Assistant Administrative Officers (Specialist)

LIC Assistant Engineers Posts

LIC Assistant Engineers PostsSCSTOBCEWSURTOTALPwBD
LDVIHIID/MD
AAO (Generalist) 55 35 85 35 140 350 3 5 4 2
AAO (IT) 25 14 36 15 60 150 1   1 4
AAO (CA) 7 5 13 5 20 50   1 1  
AAO (Actuarial) 4 3 8 3 12 30 1      
AAO (Rajbhasha) 1 1 2 1 5 10 1      
Total 92 58 144 59 237 590 6 6 6 6

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Books 2021

LIC AAO is a popular examination among government job aspirants. That makes it tougher and harder to compete for. If you are well prepared and well-read, nothing can beat you in the process. To be well-read it is extremely important to first collect good study material which will be an important aid in your preparation. Here is a list of some good books, that may help you in kick-starting your LIC AAO preparation in a better way.

PaperBookAuthor/Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
Reasoning Ability A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
English Language Objective General Englis S.P. Bakshi
English Grammar & Composition S.C. Gupta
English for Competitive Examinations Wren & Martin
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Insurance and Financial Market Financial Management Prasanna Chandra or IM Pandey
Indian Financial System Bharti Pathak
Principles of Management LN Prasad
Organisational Behaviour SP Robins
General Awareness General Knowledge 2021 Manohar Pandey
Rapid General Knowledge Disha Experts
Current Affairs Yearly 2021 Arihant Experts
The Yearly Current Affairs Disha Experts

Previous Year Cut-off

The previous year cutoff will play a very crucial role for you in your LIC AAO preparation. It will make you aware of the minimum attempt that will make your selection possible for LIC AAO Mains. Though this minimum attempt varies from one year to another depending upon the difficulty level.

LIC AAO/AE Prelims Cutt Off: 2019

SectionsUR  EWSOBCSCSTLDVIHIID/MD
Reasoning Ability 18.00 18.00 18.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00
Quantitative Aptitude 18.00 18.00 18.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00
English Language 10.00 10.00 10.00 09.00 09.00 09.00 09.00 09.00 09.00
Prelims - Overall Cut off 58.00 53.00 54.00 50.00 44.00 53.00 53.00 32.00 32.00

LIC AAO/AE Mains Cutt Off: 2019

SectionsUREWSOBCSCSTLDVIHIID/MD
Reasoning Ability 45.00 45.00 45.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00
General Knowledge, Current Affairs 30.00 30.00 30.00 27.00 27.00 27.00 27.00 27.00 27.00
Professional Knowledge 45.00 45.00 45.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30.00 30.00 30.00 27.00 27.00 27.00 27.00 27.00 27.00
English Language 10.00 10.00 10.00 09.00 09.00 09.00 09.00 09.00 09.00
Mains - Overall Cut off 203.00 166.00 164.00 153.00 156.00 172.00 180.00 167.00 185.00

LIC AAO/AE Inteview Cutt Off

SectionsUREWSOBCSCSTLDVIHIID/MD
Interview 30.00 30.00 30.00 27.00 27.00 - - - -
Cut off for final selection ( Mains+ Interview) 258.00 248.00 246.00 219.00 190.00 203.00 233.00 218.00 237.00



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