LIC AAO 2019: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Exam pattern

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Section Name of the Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 English Language with Special Emphasis on Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 70 1 hour
Section Name of the Tests Medium of Exam Minimum Qualifying Marks
SC/ST
Others
1 Reasoning Ability English & Hindi 16 18
2 Quantitative Aptitude English & Hindi 16 18
3 English Language with Special Emphasis on Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension English 9 10

Mains Exam Pattern(Generalist)

Section Name of the Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability 30 90 40 minutes
2 General Knowledge, Current Affairs. 30 60 20 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 90 40 minutes
4 Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30 60 20 minutes
Total 120 300 2 hours
5 English Language (Letter writing and Essay Writing) 2 25 30 minutes
Section Name of the Tests Medium of Exam Minimum Qualifying Marks
SC/ST
Others
1 Reasoning Ability English & Hindi 40 45
2 General Knowledge, Current Affairs. English & Hindi 27 30
3 Data analysis & Interpretation English & Hindi 40 45
4 Insurance and Financial Market Awareness English & Hindi 27 30
5 English Language (Letter writing and Essay Writing) English 9 10

Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Partnership
  • Time and Work
  • Time Speed and Distance
  • Percentage
  • Simplification
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple/Compound Interest
  • Mixtures and Alligations 
  • Mensuration

Reasoning

  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles (Floor Based/ Month Based)
  • Syllogism
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Machine Input/Output
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Coding Decoding Alpha-numeric series

General Knowledge

  • Current affairs
  • Dams/ Power plants /National Parks
  • Organisations, Heads and Headquarters
  • Books and Authors
  • Cabinet Ministers and their Constituency
  • CM and Governors -India
  • Countries - Capital/ Currency
  • Famous Waterfalls/ Rivers/ Bridges/ Hill/ Tribes/ Mountain Peaks
  • Stadiums and Museum
  • Games-Venue/Host Countries
  • Summits and Conferences
  • Dates and Days

Insurance and financial market awareness

Insurance Awareness

  • Insurance – history and types
  • Principles of insurance
  • Government schemes related to insurance
  • Legal principles of an insurance contract
  • IRDA – powers and functions
  • Grievance redressal mechanism
  • Documentation
  • Claims procedure
  • Insurance Terms
  • Underwriting

Financial Awareness

  • Financial markets
  • Banking awareness
  • Derivatives
  • Stock exchanges
  • Mutual funds
  • Depositories
  • Regulatory organizations
  • International financial organizations
  • Interim budget
  • RBI, SEBI and IRDA’s important circulars
  • Government schemes related to financial markets
  • Tax provisions related to financial markets
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