LIC AAO Syllabus Exam Pattern 2016


If you are still confused about the LIC AAO Application Process 2016, refer to our previous article. In this article, we will be discussing the current exam pattern and syllabus of LIC AAO 2016 Exam. Scroll down to know about LIC AAO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2016 in detail. 

LIC AAO Selection Process 2016


There is a 2-step selection process.

1. Written Test (Objective MCQ Based)

2. Personal Interview (Shortlisted Candidates)

You need to qualify in the written test in order to move to the next level.

LIC AAO Exam Pattern 2016

The written exam is a Computer-based Test (CBT). It is an objective based MCQ Exam with 160 Questions. These questions will be asked from multidisciplinary sections.

The sections in LIC AAO 2016 are

  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. General Awareness
  4. Computer Knowledge
  5. English Language

The LIC AAO Syllabus is not static but the time allotted is 2 hours. In these 120 minutes, you will be facing 160 Questions.

Name of the Section   Number of Questions Marks Allotted 
Reasoning Ability  30  90
Quantitative Aptitude  30  90
General Awareness  30  60
Computer Knowledge  30  60
English Language  40  —

Total Number of Questions – 160
Total Marks – 300

Time Allotted – 2 Hours (120 Minutes)

LIC AAO Marking Scheme 2016

From the above section, we have gathered information regarding the exam pattern of LIC AAO Written Exam. Unlike most government examinations, LIC AAO has a fairly vague marking scheme and marks distribution criteria. Let us discuss it.

  1. For Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude Section, you are awarded +3 for every correct answer and 0.75 is deducted for incorrect answer.
  2. For General Awareness and Computer Knowledge Section, you are awarded +2 for every correct answer and 0.5 is deducted for incorrect answer.
  3. Marks obtained in the English Section will not be considered in calculating the total score. But you have to score a min. qualifying marks in order to move to the interview round.
  4. Apart from an overall cutoff in the written exam, there is also sectional cutoff.

LIC AAO Syllabus 2016

There are 5 sections. Questions will be asked from a number of topics related to each section.

Reasoning Ability

  1. Analogy
  2. Syllogisms
  3. Coding Decoding
  4. Series (Numbers and Alphabets)
  5. Odd One Out
  6. Arrangement (Linear and Circular)
  7. Blood Relations
  8. Puzzles

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Number System
  2. Average
  3. Mixture and Allegations
  4. Ratio and Proportion
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Speed, Time and Distance
  7. Sequence and Series
  8. Simple and Compound Interest
  9. Data Interpretation

General Awareness

This section can be divided into 2 categories – Static GK and Current Affairs.

  1. Static General Knowledge: Questions based on Indian History, Culture, Economic Growth, Industries, etc.
  2. Current Affairs: The latest happenings in the national and international scenario of economics, banking, insurance and people’s lives in general.

Computer Knowledge

  1. Basics of Computer Systems
  2. History of Computers
  3. Computer Networking
  4. Functions of Input and Output Devices
  5. Operating System (OS)
  6. Microsoft Office and its Features
  7. Database Management System (DBMS)
  8. Internet – How did it evolve over the years
  9. Shortcut Keys
  10. Latest Technologies

English Langauge

  1. Cloze Test
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Direct-Indirect Speech
  4. Synonyms and Antonyms
  5. Sentence Rearrangement
  6. Spot the Error
  7. Idioms and Phrases

This sums up the entire syllabus for LIC AAO Exam. The Exam is alteast 2 months away, which gives you ample time for both learning and revision.

To understand the exam pattern and types of questions asked in LIC AAO Exam, try out previous years LIC AAO Solved Papers from the link below.



    • As per LIC AAO 2016 Notification, a candidate needs to have the final documentation of Bachelors/ Masters Degree by 1st December 2015. Hence, candidates with ongoing college (final year students) cannot apply for LIC AAO 2016.

      • hello online tyari team the above link provided by u is not working nothing is happening there so plz sove this problem and provide another link for previous year papers of lic aao

        • Hello Sahil,

          Can you please specify which link is not working? The Previous Year Papers link is functional from our end.

          • yes sir, the upper link is working but after clicking this link another page opens for papers is not responding no link is active there only image is showing there for previous year papers

    • A job in the Insurance Sector offers a better compensation than a clerical job. Hence, LIC AAO is more crucial in that sense.
      After you crack IBPS Clerk Exam, your average compensation as an LDC or DEO would be between Rs. 18,000-25,000 whereas the average salary of an LIC Assistant Administrative Officer would be between Rs. 20,000-33,000 at the initial level.

    • Depends on what you are interested in.

      Your work as Probationary Officer will be more of a desk job. You need to engage your customers with your skills as a representative of a Bank. You will make more than what an LIC Assitant Development Officer.

      But when you get appointed as an Assistant Development Officer (ADO) at LIC, you get a lot of field experience too. Apart from a highly competitive job profile, you can make through incentives, something which is not applicable in the profile of a Bank PO.

      Choose accordingly.

    • Most Government Examinations has a minimum requirement of a Graduation Degree. Unfortunetely, you can apply only to a limited number of exams. On the basis of your 12th standard you can apply for few Govt. Like SSC CHSL(10+2), SSC MTS, Railways etc. which are upcoming jobs. After completing your graduation degree, you will be eligible to apply for posts like Bank Clerk/ Bank PO/ SSC CGL etc.

    • Hello Mukesh, please refer to the information below to fully understand the eligibility criteria.

      Eligibility Conditions as on 1st December, 2015 shall be as under:

      Minimum Age must be 21 years (completed) as on 1st December, 2015.
      Maximum age must not be more than 30 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/12/1985 and not later than 01/12/1994 both days inclusive only are eligible )

      Relaxations in upper age limit for Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Other Backward Community(OBC)/ Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECO) /Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCO) /Persons with Disabilities (PWD) /Confirmed LIC employees shall be as under :

      SC/ST 5 YEARS
      OBC 3 Years
      PWD(Gen) 10 YEARS
      PWD(SC/ST) 15 YEARS
      PWD(OBC) 13 YEARS

      Confirmed LIC employees Further Relaxation of 5 YEARS
      Educational Qualification : Bachelor/Master’s Degree from a recognized Indian University/ Institution

        • Hello Pawan,

          As we’ve written above in our article, English is only a qualifying subject.
          Marks scored in English will not be considered in calculating total score. Although, you need to clear the sectional cutoff of English.

          The expected score you need in English Section would be 8-12 marks.

    • Hello Firoz,
      As per LIC AAO Notification 2016, the exam will be conducted in English and Hindi.
      The English Section will not be asked in LIC AAO 2016 Hindi Paper.

    • If you are hired as an LIC Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO), your core job role will be of administrative kind rather than a marketing job. Managing and Filing Claims, Client Relationship, Inspecting Existing Policies, all fall under the job description of LIC AAO.

      • Sir lic aao ke exam me current affairs ke section me current affairs, insurance ,banking n marketing ke questions bhi aayenge..n level kya tha questions ka 2014-15 me jo exam hua tha..maine last 2013 tk ke question paper dekhe hai wo to clerical level tk ke questions the..

        • Hello Neha,

          The level of questions will be similar to IBPS Clerk Level. Expect questions based on Static GK, Banking, Insurance and Current Affairs (Try news of national and international news from 3-4 months leading upto the LIC AAO Exam)

    • As per LIC AAO Notification 2016, a candidate must be atleast 21 years old as on 1st January 2015.
      Sorry to say you cannot apply for LIC AAO 2016.

  1. I love this job….but me confused fill in the forms are not find in the links of side in lic…..plz help me……where r the avliable link on the side…..

  2. I have mistakenly entered Graduation as ‘Science’ under Qualification details for this registration. The correct entry should be Graduation as – ‘other” and then ‘’ for Degree/Subject/Stream.
    Please advise as for rectifying this.

    • Hello Mahipal,

      LIC AAO 2016 will be conducted in English and Hindi.
      In the Hindi Paper, the English Section will not be included.

  3. I have cleared my all semester of on 2 Aug 2015 but i had a supply in 1 Subject and the result of that subject is declared on 2 December n i cleared.So can i apply for this job.

  4. Sir mera last semester ka result september main aaya h usme m paas ek semester k 1 Subject m supply thi jiska result 10 December ko aaya h ab m geaduate hoon to m kya apply kr skta hoon

  5. Thank you sir but you are providing previous papers til 2012 only..
    Sir can u provide papers of the remaining please?
    So that we can buy it.

    • Hello Ragu,

      According to LIC Directives, candidates shall not be permitted to use calculators, mobile phones, pagers or any other instruments in the
      examination hall.

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