Monday, February 29, 2016

LIC AAO Syllabus & Exam Pattern: 2016

Hello friends
Recently Life Insurance Corporation of India has released the notification for the recruitment of Assistant Administrative officer (AAO)(generalist) 2016. Many of you will be gearing up themselves in the coming days to appear for the exam. The online exam will be conducted on the 5th, 6th, 13th March of 2016.
Total number of vacancy 700
 General – 349
OBC – 192
SC -104
ST – 52
While focusing on this exam here we will be discussing the selection process, the pattern, syllabus of the exam and previous year cutoffs. The final selection will be made on the basis of your performance in-
1. Written test followed by
2. Personal interview
The exam will be of objective multiple choice type which will be conducted online. The overall duration for the exam is 120 minutes (2 hours) and it will consist following test.
But there will be a penalty for every wrong answer given by you in the test. For every wrong answer ¼ of the marks will be deducted, while no penalty for un-attempted questions.
1. Here the nature of test for English language is qualifying and the marks obtained in this test would not be considered for ranking.
2. The candidate is required to clear a sectional cutoff and also overall cutoff meant to qualify for personal interview.
Detail Syllabus of LIC AAO 2016 Exam –  
I. Reasoning
This section covers questions from diverse topics like
1. Statement based questions
2. Syllogism
3. Seating arrangement
4. Coding –decoding, alpha numeric sequence
5. Puzzle- rank based, floor based, circular arrangement based
6. Blood relation
7. Analogy, odd one out
II Quantitative aptitude
This section covers questions from various topics lik
1. Data interpretation
2. Time and work
3. Speed, distance and time
4. Number series or approximations
5.Simple and compound interest
6. Profit and loss
7. Average
8. Mixture and allegation
                  III.General knowledge & Current affairs –
This section covers questions from
1.Current affairs questions will be from various sections like new appointments, recent sports developments, national and international news, awards and honors, new schemes etc.
2. General knowledge will be covered from topics like country-capital-currency-head, dance forms , famous places, dams, nuclear and thermal power stations etc.
This section covers topics from various topics like
2.Input output devices
4.MS Office
6. History of computer & generations
7. Shortcuts.
This section covers topics from various topics like
1.Error spotting
2. Reading comprehension
3. Sentence rearrangement
4. Sentence improvement
5. Cloze test
Here is a look on previous year cutoffs
Sectional cutoffs:
Note: Although English is qualifying but you have to score  minimum marks required to qualify. These are LIC AAO 2013 cutoffs.
Reference books on different sections-
Reasoning– Verbal and Non –Verbal reasoning by R S Aggarwal, book by M K Pandey (BSC publications).
Quantitative aptitude– Fast track by Rajesh Verma (Arihant publications), quantitative aptitude by R S Aggarwal.
English-(although qualifying, but can read from) objective general English by S P Bakshi.
All the best

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