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Eligibility, Syllabus and Exam Pattern of LIC AAO 2019 Exam

Check LIC Assistant Administrative Officers 2019 eligibility, syllabus and exam pattern for 590 posts of Generalists, IT, CA, Actuarial and Rajbhasha Officers.

Mar 6, 2019 09:59 IST
LIC AAO 2019 Eligibility, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The candidates applying for the posts in LIC AAO 2019 exam should know the eligibility conditions like age, qualification and other relevant details. There are 590 vacancies for different posts of Generalists, IT, CA, Actuarial and Rajbhasha. Also, we are going to discuss the syllabus and exam pattern of the LIC AAO Exam in this article.

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LIC AAO Exam 2019: Eligibility

The cut off date for determining the eligibility conditions will be 1 March 2019.

Age

Minimum Age shall be 21 years (completed) as on 01.03.2019. Maximum age shall not be more than 30 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.03.1989 and not later than 01.03.1998 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 Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) /Confirmed LIC employees shall be as under:

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Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 Years

Other Backward Classes

3 Years

PwBD(Gen)

10 Years

PwBD(SC/ST)

15 Years

PwBD(OBC)

13 Years

ECO/SSCO (GEN)

5 Years

ECO/SSCO (SC/ST)

10 Years

ECO/SSCO (OBC)

8 Years

Confirmed LIC employees

Further Relaxation of 5 Years

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Educational Qualification

AAO (Generalists): The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised Indian University/Institution.

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 (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 (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 i.e. 1st March, 2019. 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.

OR

Post Graduate Master’s Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at Bachelor’s degree level.     

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Candidates should ensure that the educational qualification possessed by them shall be as per the prescribed educational qualifications mentioned in the advertisement and they fulfil the above eligibility criteria. No equivalent educational qualification shall be considered as eligible.

All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/Institute/ Board recognized by Govt. of India / approved by the Government Regulatory bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 01.03.2019. Proper documents from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 01.03.2019 have to be submitted at the time of interview. The date of passing the examination which is reckoned for eligibility will be the date of passing appearing on the mark sheet / provisional certificate.

LIC AAO 2019 Syllabus

The LIC has not provided any specific syllabus for the AAO exam but on the basis of the analysis of previous exams, some important topics are as below:

Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude

• Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)

• Number System

• Approximation

• HCF and LCM

• Problems based on Age

• Number Series

• Quadratic Equations

• Percentage

• Ratio and Proportion

• Average

• Mixture and Allegations

• Time and Work

• Pipe and Cistern

• Speed, Distance and Time

• Partnership

• Simple and Compound Interest

• Permutation and Combination

• Profit, Loss and Discount

• Mensuration

• Data Sufficiency

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Syllabus of Reasoning Ability

• Seating Arrangement

• Data Sufficiency

• Alphanumeric Series

• Puzzle

• Coding-Decoding

• Inequalities

• Input - Output

• Blood Relation

• Ranking

• Direction and Sense

• Series

Syllabus of English Language

• Reading Comprehension (including questions on vocabulary)

• Cloze Test

• Sentence Improvement

• Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements

• Spotting Errors

• Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)

• Phrase Replacement

• Picking out Irrelevant Statements

• Theme of the Passage

Syllabus of General Knowledge and Current Affairs

• Current Affairs (last 6 months)

• Banking Awareness Topics (Banking in India, Banking Terminology, Bank Headquarters, Slogans of Banks)

• Books & Authors

• Important Places

• Awards & Honours

• Headquarters of Important Organisations

• Schemes of Government

• Important Days

• Countries, their Capitals and Currencies

• Airports around the World

• Ports in India

• Superlatives in India and the World

• Abbreviations and Economic Terminologies

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LIC AAO 2019 Exam Pattern

The LIC AAO Exam has three stages:

1. Prelims Exam

2. Mains Exam

3. Interview

All the candidates have to appear separately in these stages to get qualified finally.

LIC AAO Prelims Exam Pattern 2019

There is a major change in the LIC AAO 2019 Exam Pattern. LIC has introduced the new concept of Sectional Timings in the Prelims Exam as done by the IBPS & SBI. The Prelims Exam is of Objective Type. It will be conducted online and total marks will be 70 though the number of questions will be 100. The English Language section is qualifying in nature and the marks will not be considered for the ranking. The duration of this test will be of 1hour and there will be three sections which are as follows:

Section

Questions

Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Time

 

 

 

SC/ST

Others

 

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

16

18

20 min

Reasoning Ability

35

35

16

18

20 min

English Language

30

----

9

10

20 min

Total

100

70

41

46

1 Hour

Note:

  • The questions will be in bilingual except English Language.
  • 20 minutes is allowed for each section.
  • The candidates have to secure passing marks in each section.
  • Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature.

NIACL AO Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus

LIC AAO Mains Exam Pattern 2019

Main examination will consist of objective tests for 300 marks and descriptive test for 25 marks. Both the objective and descriptive tests will be online. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. Candidates will have to answer descriptive test by typing on the computer. Descriptive test will be administered immediately after the completion of the objective test. Here is the pattern of the exams:

Mains Exam Objective Test (for Generalists):

The duration of the Objective Test is 2 hours. There will be 4 sections. Total marks will be 300.

Section

Questions

Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Time

 

 

 

SC/ST

Others

 

Reasoning Ability

30

90

40

45

40 min

GK and Current Affairs

30

60

27

30

20 min

Data Analysis and Interpretation

30

90

40

45

40 min

Insurance and Financial Market Awareness

30

60

27

30

20 min

Total

120

300

134

150

2 Hours

Mains Exam Objective Test (for Specialists posts of IT, CA and Actuarial):

The duration of the Objective Test is 2 hours. There will be 4 sections. Total marks will be 300.

Section

Questions

Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Time

 

 

 

SC/ST

Others

 

Reasoning Ability

30

90

40

45

40 min

GK and Current Affairs

30

60

27

30

20 min

Professional Knowledge

30

90

40

45

40 min

Insurance and Financial Market Awareness

30

60

27

30

20 min

Total

120

300

134

150

2 Hours

Mains Exam Objective Test (for Specialists posts of Rajbhasha):

The duration of the Objective Test is 2 hours. There will be 4 sections. Total marks will be 300.

Section

Questions

Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Time

 

 

 

SC/ST

Others

 

Reasoning Ability

30

90

40

45

40 min

GK and Current Affairs

30

60

27

30

20 min

Professional Knowledge

30

90

40

45

40 min

Insurance and Financial Market Awareness

30

60

27

30

20 min

Total

120

300

134

150

2 Hours

Note:

  • The mode of question paper will be bilingual except English language.
  • The candidates need to qualify in each section to get shortlisted for the Interview and to get their Descriptive test evaluated.

Mains Exam Descriptive Test (for Generalist, IT, CA, Actuarial and Rajbhasha):

The descriptive test will be conducted just after the completion of the objective test. The time for the descriptive test will be 30 minutes and total marks will be 25. There will be 2 questions in the descriptive test. The test will be in online mode.

The candidates need to qualify the descriptive test for all the posts; but the marks in the descriptive test will not be considered for ranking. For the posts of Generalists, IT, CA and Actuarial, the descriptive test will be in English Language. For the post of AAO Rajbhasha, the descriptive test will be of Knowledge of Language. The candidates belonging to ST/SC need to score a minimum of 9 marks in the descriptive test while the candidates of other category need to score a minimum of 10 marks in the descriptive test.

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How Scores are obtained?

The scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions will be normalised using equi-percentile equating method.

The Scores of Examination are obtained by adopting the following procedure:

  • Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the Score.
  • The score so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the Equated Scores.
  • Test wise scores and scores on total is reported with decimal point up to two digits.

LIC AAO Interview

Marks obtained in the Mains Exam only will be considered for shortlisting for interview and marks obtained in Mains Exam + marks obtained in Interview will be considered for final merit listing of candidates.

I. Commensurate to the number of vacancies, LIC reserves the right to fix the eligibility standards in order to restrict the candidates to be called for interview and also fix the minimum marks to qualify in the interview. Maximum Interview marks are 60 and qualifying marks for EWS, Unreserved, OBC and PwBD candidates are 30. Qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates are 27. Candidates who obtain less than 8 qualifying marks in interview shall not be considered for further process of recruitment.

II. The number of candidates to be called for interview will be about three times the number of vacancies to be filled in subject to availability of successful candidates in the Mains Exam and will be as per their ranking in their respective category.

III. In case of similar marks of two or more candidates, the merit order of such group of candidates shall be as per the aggregate marks in Mains Exam and interview and further as per their additional post graduation qualification (i.e. the person with higher educational qualification will be placed higher in the merit order) and in case of further similarity in educational qualification merit order will be decided on the basis of age, (i.e. senior in age will be placed higher in merit order).

IV. Outstation candidates called for interview shall be entitled for re-imbursement of Second Class Ordinary to and fro Railway/Bus Fare by the shortest route from the place of residence to the place of interview to be restricted to the fare by Railway Second Class Sleeper including the Reservation charges.

V. There will be no waiting list for candidates not declared successful in the main list.

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