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LIC AAO Exam Analysis: Detailed LIC AAO Mains Exam Analysis

LIC AAO Exam Analysis: Exam analysis are excellent way to get an overview of the difficulty level, what to expect? and on what tract you should direct your preparation. Here we are providing you the LIC AAO Mains 2019 full exam review. The LIC Assistant Administrative Officer Recruitment’s mains examination held on 28 June 2019 was of moderate difficulty level. Life Insurance Company due to its handsome salary and benefits attracts many people who are engrossed with the government sector. This is a great chance to start your career with a number of benefits. The following is the LIC AAO Exam Analysis Section-wise:

LIC AAO Mains Exam Analysis 2019: Section-Wise Analysis:

Subject Total Marks Number Of Questions Good Attempts (No. of Questions) Time
Reasoning Ability 90 30 21-25 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 90 30 19-22 40 minutes
General Knowledge
Current Affairs
60 30 17-19 20 minutes
Insurance and Financial
Market Awareness
60 30 18-22 20 minutes
Total 300 120 77-85 2 hours

NOTE: There was NO negative marking. Candidates should avoid random guessing as accuracy will be taken into account.

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The Reasoning Ability section in LIC AAO main 2019 consisted of 30 questions of 3 marks each. Minimum qualifying marks in Reasoning Ability section is 45. There were 3 sets of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement. Overall the level of reasoning section was Easy-Moderate. Types of puzzles asked:

  • Circular Puzzle (8 people (family), all were facing inside, candidates needed to calculate blood relation)
  • Parallel Seating Arrangement (5 people each side based on colour)
  • Day Based Puzzle (based on age & name)
Topic No. of Questions Level
Seating Arrangement and Puzzles
Syllogism (based on only and few concept)
Logical Reasoning (Course of Action)
Logical Reasoning (Statement & Assumption)
Logical Reasoning (Argument)
Order & Ranking (7 people, arrangement on the basis of weight)
30 Easy-Moderate

Data Analysis & Interpretation (Moderate)

The Data Analysis & Interpretation section in LIC AAO main 2019 consisted of 30 questions of 3 marks each. Minimum qualifying marks in Data Analysis & Interpretation section is 45. There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation questions. Types of DIs asked:

  • Missing DI ( college students, Boys & Girls, 8th-12th class)
  • Tabular DI (number of students studying in 6 colleges)
  • Caselet DI (Based on Day, Monday Tuesday, Wednesday. Number of male/female who visited different store)

The missing DI was of moderate level but students faced some challenges in Caselet as well as Tabular DI.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 17 Moderate-Difficult
Data Sufficiency (2 statements) 05 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 02 Moderate
Partnership 02 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 04 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

General Knowledge, Current Affairs (Moderate)

This section had 30 questions of 2 marks each. Most of the questions in this section were asked from contemporary events of national & international events from the months of April-June 2019. As per the review shared by students who appeared for this exam, there were only a few questions from static and insurance awareness. Some of the questions asked are as follows:

  • The SIMBEX exercise was held between – Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy
  • Consistuency of Arjun Munda – Jamshedpur
  • Consistuency of Mahendra Nath Pandey – Chandauli
  • Manas National Park – Assam
  • Cyril Ramaphosa is the president of which country – South Africa
  • Volcano Eruption recently held in Mount Sinabung in which country – Indonesia 
  • Lakhwar Dam situated in – Uttarakhand.
  • 11th July is celebrated as – World Population Day.
  • SCO Summit 2019 held in – Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).
  • Pulitzer Prize
  • First Blockchain district in India – Hyderabad.
  • Khandla pipeline project related question?
  • Golden card permanent residency scheme by country – UAE.
  • Darlipalli hydroelectric project situated in – Sundargarh (Odisha).
  • Elephanta festival of Art & Culture held in – Mumbai.
  • Man Booker Prize Winner Jokkha Alharthi belongs to which country – Oman.
  • Hawa Ane De’ is a campaign launched by which ministry –  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • The Chagos Archipelago or Chagos Islands is located in which ocean? – Indian Ocean
  • Airbnb will invest $100mn in Indian hotel startup OYO. Airbnb deals in? Hospitality service.
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India Rajiv Mehrishi has been elected as – External Auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Where is the headquarter of UN-Habitat – Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The Indian Navy’s first full-fledged Services Selection Board (SSB) is launched in – Kolkata
  • IndianOil, Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and…………….will be laying the world’s longest LPG pipeline, from Kandla (Gujarat) to Gorakhpur (UP) – Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd.
  • Rahi Sarnobat is related to which sports – Shooting.
  • Dinyar Contractor who recently passed away was related to which profession – Veteran comedian, theatre and film actor.
  • Chairman of Finance Commission – Nand Kishore Singh

Insurance and Financial Market Awareness (Difficult)
Insurance & Financial Market Awareness section had been introduced for the first time by the LIC. This section had 30 questions of 2 marks each. 3-4 questions were based on numericalsSome of the questions asked are as follows:

  • PE Ratio.
  • Numerical related to Income Tax & PF account.
  • Re-insurance companies.
  • CSR Full Form.

English Language (Letter writing & Essay)

This section was of 25 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes. Minimum qualifying is 10.3 letters & 3 essays were asked. Candidates were required to attempt any 1 out of 3 given choices. English Language test was of qualifying nature and the marks in English Language were not be counted for ranking.

Letter Writing (150 words)

  • Write a letter to your younger friend who recently got a job telling him the importance of retirement pension.
  • Write a letter to a insurance firm requesting them to change residential address.
  • Write a letter to your boss describing about the value of group insurance.

Essay Writing  (200 words)

  • Benefits of Travel Insurance.
  • What is Financial Security? Explain the elements of financial security.
  • Insurance or Mutual Fund! Which one do you prefer for investment.
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