Latest Update: The LIC Prelims are going to be conducted on 04th and 05th May 2019 and Mains Exam on 28th June 2019. Applied candidates can have a look of Preparation tips and strategies here.
Life Insurance Corporation Organizes Online Exams for Recruiting Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) posts. The Qualification requirement to attend this Exam is Graduation.
The Procedures involved in this Selection procedure is:
The minimum cut off marks that should be obtained by candidates is decided by LIC to become eligible for interview. LIC Assistant Administrative post online application starts from 2nd March 2019. Eligible Candidates can apply online at official website licindia.in. The last date to submit online application for LIC AAO post is on 22nd March 2019.
Tips given here for cracking LIC AAO Exam will increase a chance of selection of candidate if prepared well with these techniques.
The Exam contains total of 160 Questions for 300 marks with 1/4th of negative marking. Thus, also need to focus on avoiding negative marks as well.
LIC AAO Exam Pattern:
LIC AAO Syllabus: Prelims Exam
Reasoning Ability: 35 Questions, 35 marks, 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude Test: 35 Questions, 35 marks, 20 minutes
English Language Test: 30 Questions, 30 marks, 20 minutes
Total: 100 Questions, 70 Marks, 60 minutes
LIC AAO Syllabus: Mains Exam
Data Analysis & Interpretation: 30 Questions, 90 marks, 40 minutes
Reasoning Ability: 30 Questions, 90 marks, 40 minutes
General Knowledge: 30 Questions, 60 marks, 20 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness: 30 Questions, 60 marks, 20 minutes
Total: 120 Questions, 300 marks, 2 hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay): 2 Questions, 25 marks, 30 minutes
Negative Marking for wrong answers (1/4) mark of marks assigned to that question is deducted for each question.
English Exam is for qualifying purpose, not considered for ranking.
After Considering LIC AAO Exam syllabus and some essential topics, here is a proper plan to prepare for LIC AAO Exam in 2 Months.
The weightage of Data Analysis & Interpretation and reasoning ability is higher compared to others in the whole exam paper.
When it comes to English section, it is very important throughout the selection process. The section is bit of high level knowledge requirement in both written exam and in Interview. So, don’t take this section lightly. Reading articles of good quality, English news papers increases the chances of Selection. It is very important section as the Exam is mandatory to qualify, it’s only for qualifying purpose does not involve in ranking factor.
Computer section is easy section compared to other sections candidates have an opportunity to score very good marks in this section with basic computer knowledge. Its very less time consuming and can also answered on the guess with accuracy.
It requires much of patience and self analysing and monitoring that can help in enhancing the efforts in much more good way. This part takes less time , hence attempt this section correctly.
Most Questions will be asked from topics like:
Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning and Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding related Questions.
Quantitative Aptitude: Simplification, Number Series, Averages, Ratio and Proportion, Age problems, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency related Questions.
Computer: Input-Output devices, MS office and DBMS related questions.
English: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Cloze Test and Fill in the blank type Questions.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs: National and International news, Business and Finance, Banking and Insurance related Questions.
LIC AAO Syllabus: Personal Interview:
Candidates after getting qualified Mains exam are called for Personal Interview. The LIC Recruitment panel has the right to fix minimum qualifying marks depending on vacancies, difficulty level of exam. Candidates need to have minimum qualifying marks to clear Interview.
LIC AAO Syllabus: Pre-Medical Examination:
Shortlisted candidates need to attend pre-medical examination phase. They are allocated provisionally only after found as medically fit.
Plan to prepare for 3 to 4 hours every day with a proper schedule plan created to follow, so that the preparation can be done according to that and executed successfully.
At first week: start with some important topics like Analytical Reasoning, simplification, Number series, National and International news followed by some simple topics to manage time accordingly like Computer Shortcuts, follow this procedure for 6 weeks. Like,
On 2nd Week: Input-Output Devices, Para jumbles, Awards, Sports, Books, Arithmetic topics like Averages, ratio and Proportion, Age problems, Percentage, SI,CI, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Blood Relations, Coding-decoding etc.
On 3rd week: Arithmetic topics, Logical Inequalities, Ranking, Grammar Correction, Sentence Correction, History and Generation of computers, banking, Insurance, Business and Finance related Questions.
On 4th Week: MS Office, DBMS, Syllogism, Analogy, Quadratic Equations, Static/ Traditional GK, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Practicing related Questions.
On 5th Week: Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Internet, Cloze Test, Direction sense, Input-Output, Critical Reasoning and continued with Revision.
On 6th week: Networking, Permutation and Combination, Probability and then revision.
On 7th Week: Sectional Tests like, attending online tests on individual topics separately.
On 8th Week: Take up to 10 Mock Tests and analyze your strengths and weaknesses in those exams and prepare yourself with self-analysis.
Time Management is also very important to crack this exam successfully.
Should be ready for High Level questions or difficult time consuming questions. Make strategy according to your strength and weakness analyzed using Mock tests. Work on topics in which you are weak and then sharpen your skills on topics in which you are confident.
It’s always best to solve Reasoning section first since, its more time consuming.
Sharpen your knowledge on daily current affairs by reading newspapers, magazines, blogs related to current affairs.
Tips to crack LIC AAO Exams:
Regularly prepare for syllabus topics, be updated with newspapers.
Need to work very hard at regular basis.
Study topic wise, practice on each topic questions individually.
Be up to date with current affairs by collecting recent affairs through internet, newspapers, social media etc..
After completing all these process, revise more on important topics on most frequently asked topics related Questions.
Mock Tests: After completing preparing for all topics, take mock tests which is of 2 hours duration.
In the Examination Hall, Make strategy according to your preparation. First attend Questions in which you are more confident and then go on with questions for which you want to think or work on it, as it may be time consuming. But, can’t skip from one section to other section since, sectional timing has been introduced.
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