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How to Prepare for LIC AAO Exam 2021?

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is expected to release the notification for Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) in the early half of 2021. LIC AAO is one of the most prestigious recruitment in the insurance sector because of the salary perks and other opportunities it provides. LIC released the notification for AAO post in 2019 in the month of March. In this article, we are discussing the detailed strategy for how to prepare for LIC AAO 2021.

Important Dates

Events Expected Dates
Notification Release January 2021
Application End Date February 2021
Admit Card Release March 2021
Preliminary Exam March 2021
Mains Exam April 2021
Interview Date May 2021
Final Result June 2021

Age limit

LIC Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO)

Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 30 years

Educational Qualification

Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO)

AAO (Generalists): A Bachelor’s degree from any Government recognised University

AAO (Chartered Accountant): The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised Indian University/Institution and the candidate should have passed Final Examination of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completion of Articles as presented by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. The candidate should be Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Candidates should provide their membership number and the same will be verified with Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

AAO (IT): Graduation degree in Engineering in Computer Science, IT or Electronics, or an MCA, or M.Sc. (Computer Science) from a recognised Indian University/Institution

AAO (Actuarial): Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized Indian University/Institution and Candidates should have compulsorily passed paper CT1 and CT5 plus 4 or more other papers of the examination conducted by the Institute of Actuaries of India / Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK (Total 6 or more papers) as on the date of eligibility. Candidates should provide their membership number and the same will be verified with Institute of Actuaries of India / Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK.

AAO (Rajbhasha): Post Graduate Master’s Degree in Hindi/Hindi translation with English as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s Degree level.

OR

Post Graduate Master’s Degree in English with Hindi as one of the subjects at Bachelor’s degree level.

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

Subject  Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35  35 20 minutes

* English Language is of qualifying nature

Mains Examination

Sections No of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Insurance and Financial 

Market Awareness

30 60  20 minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation 30 90 40 minutes
Reasoning Ability 30 90 40 minutes
General Awareness 30 40 20 minutes
Total 120 300 120 minutes
English Language(Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes

* English Language is of qualifying nature

AAO IT/Actuarial/Chartered Accountant/Rajbhasha

Section No of questions Maximum marks Duration
Reasoning Ability 30 90 40 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs 30 60 20 minutes
Professional Knowledge 30 90 40 minutes
Insurance   and Financial
Market Awareness
30 60 20 minutes
Total 120 300 120 minutes
Descriptive (Letter Writing and Essay) 2 25* 30 minutes

* English Language is of qualifying nature

Section No of questions Maximum marks Duration
Reasoning Ability 30 90 40 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs 30 60 20 minutes
Professional Knowledge 30 90 40 minutes
Insurance   and Financial
Market Awareness
30 60 20 minutes
Total 120 300 120 minutes
Descriptive (Letter Writing and Essay) 2 25* 30 minutes

* English Language is of qualifying nature

LIC AAO 2021 Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

  •  Number System
  • Simplification/Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Ages
  • Partnership
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time and Distance
  • Boat and Streams
  • Time and Work
  • Pipes and Cistern
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quantity Based Questions

Reasoning Ability

  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Inequality
  • Alphabet test
  • Blood Relation
  • Series Completion
  • Direction & Distance
  • Number Ranking
  • Puzzles
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Decision Making
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Statement and Inference
  • Statements and Course of action
  • Input-Output

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Para jumbles
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Passage Completion
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability

How to Prepare for LIC AAO 2021?

Here are some tips to keep in mind while preparing for LIC AAO 2021.

1. Start studying  the Fundamentals

The most important step while preparing for any exams is having a strong fundamental. Develop a strong fundamental on each topic by referring to a good book or watching any video classes. You can study the basics of the different topics from any reputed books or by watching our free Youtube videos.

2.Daily Practice

“Continuous practise makes you a pro”. Keeping this in mind, we have prepared an unlimited number of topic wise speed tests on various subjects. All you have to do is download the Entri app and start solving the questions until your dream becomes a reality. We have also provided free Pdfs of previous year question papers with solutions for your convenience. Analysing the previous year papers helps you in having a clear idea about the exam pattern and toughness of the exam.

3. Revision

Frequently revising what you have studied is really crucial. This will help you in memorising the points easily. Write down the important points to be revised, including short tricks and formulas. For memorising you can use some funny tricks also.

Salary & Career Growth

LIC AAO has a basic pay of Rs. 32,795/- with an annual increment of Rs. 1,160/- for the next 14yrs.And on adding other allowances and perks the in-hand salary would be around Rs.56,000/- per month. LIC AAO has an exciting career opportunity.

Career Growth

  • Assistant Administrative Officer(AAO)
  • Administrative Officer (AO)
  • Assistant Branch Manager(ABM)
  • Branch Manager(BM)
  • Senior Branch Manager(SBM)
  • Assistant Divisional Manager(ADM)
  • Divisional Manager (DM)
  • Senior Divisional Manager (SDM)
  • Regional Manager (RM)

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