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March 07, 2013

LIC AAO Exam Pattern, Papers & Books

LIC AAO Exam Pattern, Papers & BooksThis blog article is being written to provide you the prep/study materials for LIC AAO Exam 2013, scheduled to be held on 11th/12th May 2013. The article at first discusses about the LIC AAO Exam Pattern and than points you to the Sample Papers & Prep Books that you can use to prepare for LIC AAO Exam. It is needless to say that although this article is posted on the eve of LIC AAO Exam 2013, examinee of future exams like LIC AAO Exam 2014/2015 can use the same as the pattern of LIC AAO exam does not changes so often.

You can also go through my previous blog post titled: LIC AAO Recruitment 2013 Notification, Form & Eligibility to know how to apply for these LIC jobs.

LIC AAO selection process:
Selection Procedure for LIC Assistant Administrative Officers consists of a written online exam followed by interview. In the LIC exam selection process, three times the vacancies against each position are likely to be called for the interview. So, the number of persons likely to be called for LIC interview is approx. 2250.

Subsequent to interview, all the selected candidates have to undergo pre-recruitment medical examination. What are the likely tests conducted in pre-recruitment medical examination? You can get some idea in my this previous blog post.

LIC AAO Exam format/pattern:
LIC AAO Online exam consists of a single paper of 400 marks, which has 160 questions to be answered in two-hours. The LIC AAO online exam paper consists of five sections  Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, 
General Knowledge & Current Affairs & English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension).

LIC AAO Exam Pattern Format
You can find test section-wise number of questions and marks of LIC AAO online test in the table at right. As you can see, English Language has the highest marks although mark/question in Reasoning & Numerical ability is more - 3 per question.

There is negative marking in LIC AAO Online Exam - 1/4th of the mark for each wrong answer. 

LIC AAO Exam Syllabus:
No official exam syllabus has been prescribed for LIC AAO exam - so do not trust any website offering you the syllabus for this exam. But since the eligibility requirement for LIC Assistant Administrative Officers is same as that for a bank PO job (i.e. graduation in any discipline), I expect the standard of LIC AAO questions to be similar to a Bank PO exam. Moreover format/pattern of Bank PO exams has same test sections as given above.

LIC AAO exam sample online papers:
First thing that you would like to know while preparing for a LIC AAO exam is where to find those online sample papers. I did some scouting for you on the net and could find following sample/previous years paper of LIC AAO exam:

GJTutorial: It has 20 Quantitative questions of LIC AAO exam -2007.

However I could find following sample papers for LIC Asst. Development Officers (ADO) exam:

Indiaknow.blogspot: You will find the LIC (ADO) 2007 solved paper (26 questions) on General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

Edutalkindia.blogspot: You will find 50 questions You will find 35 questions of LIC ADO exam.

Take these sample papers only for an exposure to what questions are set in LIC written exam. Rely more on books for your preparation.

Also, as told above, LIC AAO written exam pattern is very similar to the Bank PO exams. Therefore my blog posts on bank PO exam: SBI PO Exam Pattern Sample Papers & Books., would give you downloadable sample papers section-wise (almost same as LIC AAO exam).

LIC AAO exam books:
LIC AAO Exam Prep Book
I found following books on net for preparation for LIC AAO Exam. These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from which offers huge discounts upto 25%, apart from free shipping/postage in India if the order exceeds Rs. 300/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

List Price: Rs.410, Offer Price: Rs.312, Discount: Rs.98 (24%)
List Price: Rs.410, Offer Price: Rs.312, Discount: Rs. 98 (24%)
List Price: Rs.265, Offer Price: Rs.252, Discount: Rs. 13 (5%)
Guide To LIC A. A. O. Assistant Administrative Officer Recruit. Exam. By Gk Publishers
List Price: Rs.240, Offer Price: Rs.182, , Discount: Rs. 58 (24%)
List Price: Rs.355, Offer Price: Rs.291, Discount: Rs.64 (18%)

Prep Books for specific test-sections of LIC AAO Exam:
List Price: Rs.235/=; Offer Price: Rs.169/=; Discount: Rs. 66/= (28%)
TMH Objective English For Competitive Examinations By Hari Prasad
List Price: Rs.410/=; Offer Price: Rs.246/=; Discount: Rs. 164 (40%)
Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy Publisher: Kiran Prakashan
Price: Rs. 85

LIC AAO interview questions and preparation materials:
For those of you who qualify the written exam of LIC AAO (Generalist) exam, you would have to appear the LIC interview. Aspirants for the post of AAO (Chartered Accountant) & AAO (Actuarially Qualified) on the other hand do not have to appear in the written exam and would be called for interview directly. This section tells you how to prepare for LIC AAO interview.

Your first study material for any interview should be the knowledge about the organization and LIC interview should not be an exception. Therefore, gain enough knowledge on LIC as an organization from this LIC About Us website page and also from Wiki.

This blog has some excellent material to help you prepare for the LIC Interview with a list of Interview questions. Click here to visit this article, which tells you what are the requirements an interviewer looks for in you. It also gives you an interesting YouTube video telling you how you can also analyze an interviewer and hence be prepared for it. And than it gives you a list of 99 interview questions, which are most repeated in every other interview! These questions helps you prepare yourself.

Hope above information on study materials for LIC AAO written exam as well as materials for LIC interview would help you in cracking the LIC exam. I would be on look out for more resources on the net for LIC exam and would post the same, as soon as I come across them. Therefore keep visiting this blog and post your exam experience as comments to help future LIC AAO aspirants.

Best wishes!