India's largest Insurance Corporation in the Govt. sector offers a huge opportunity for all those aspiring to be in the Insurance field. There are a total of 700 vacancies across India for the post of Assistant Administrative Officers (AAOs). The notification for 2016 is already out. The tentative dates for Online Examination are 5th, 6th and 13th March 2016.
As much as LIC AAO offers opportunities, it also poses challenges in terms of competition. Lakhs of people across India participate in the exam. Commitment and sincerity to achieve matter a lot. So let's quickly look at the selection procedure before we delve into the How Tos of preparation.
What is the selection Process?The selection is of two stages – the first one is a Written Online Examination. Those shortlisted in the written exam will be asked to appear for a Personal Interview followed by a medical test before finalization.
What are the subject covered in the online exam?Online Examination will be of 120 Minutes (2 Hours) duration. It is of objective type and the pattern is as follows,
Number of Questions
Reasoning Ability Test
Quantitative Aptitude Test
General Knowledge, Current Affairs Test
Computer Knowledge Test
English Language Test with Special emphasis on Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension
Is there a penalty for wrong answers?
Yes, for every question that is answered wrong, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question is deducted. However, there is no penalty for not answering the question. So assess your confidence quotient carefully and then choose to answer the question.
Is there a sectional Cutoff?
Yes. You must pass individually in each of the sections above and also get minimum marks in the aggregate to qualify for the interview.
What is the typical syllabus for the examination?
In a competitive exam, it is difficult to clearly define the syllabus. However, based on the previous exams, you can broadly note the following topics in the above mentioned sections for studying in the exams.
Focus on the following key topics
- Direction sense
- Seating arrangement
- Common Puzzles
- Ranking problems
- Blood relations
Focus on the following key topics
- Time & Work
- Profit & Loss
- Number series
- Simple, Average & Compound interest
- Speed, Distance & Time problem
- Quadratic equations
- Data interpretation
- Data sufficiency
- Mensuration, Probability and Permutations
General Knowledge & Current Affairs Syllabus for LIC AAO:
It is extremely difficult to list syllabus for an open subject like current affairs and general knowledge. The only way you can prepare for this is on a daily basis. Keep yourself updated with daily news and events. Develop a habit of reading important national newspapers and magazines. However, focus on the following can yield good result.
- New appointments,
- News about important people,
- developments in Sports, Industry, Agriculture,
- National and international news.
General Knowledge: This includes knowledge about
- capitals of the countries,
- Heads of the Countries,
- famous places,
- accreditations like being First, Highest, Largest, Longest etc.
Typical Computers syllabus for LIC AAO:
This section covers basics of computers.
- Basics of Computers
- Database Management System
- MS Office
- Input & Output devices
Even though marks in this section are not counted for final scores, it is important to clear this section for getting qualified. Key topics to be focused include,
- Sentence corrections / arrangement
- Reading comprehension
- Spot the error tests
How can I prepare professionally?
PLAN. Nothing happens without a plan.
Now that you know what to focus on, develop a study plan week-wise and allot a fixed number of hours to each section every week. Check this free video with suggestion from Rohit Agarwal.
Is there any program from TalentSprint for LIC AAO?
YES. We have launched a special program for the aspirants of LIC AAO. You may get more details here talentsprint.com/bank
TalentSprint and their expert faculty can guide you on reaching your goals faster. Short cut techniques, quick calculation methods, key topics and much more guidance can be obtained from the expert faculty of TalentSprint and you can be more than ready to beat the competition.