LIC AAO 2019 Prelims Exam Analysis | Shift 3 (5th May 2019)

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LIC AAO Prelims Exam Analysis

LIC Assistant Administrative Officers (AAO) is one of the most sought-after recruitments in the insurance industry. Several aspirants are burning candles at both ends to get a seat for themselves in this prestigious insurance/banking company. 05th May is the first phase of this exam, i.e., (Phase-I) Prelims. Many students appeared for this exam and the competition will be very tough this time. Therefore, it is necessary that one gets aware about the type of questions asked in the exam so that you get an idea about how to plan your strategy to attempt the questions in the exam and manage your time accordingly. 
This year there is the sectional timing of 20 minutes in the Prelims Exam, it’s important for all insurance/banking aspirants to go through the review once. Exam analysis and review can help the aspirants who are yet to appear in upcoming shifts of LIC AAO Prelims to get an idea of the difficulty level and expected the pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of Easy to Moderate level. The order of occurrence of sections was the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

LIC  AAO Exam Analysis: Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt Time
*English Language *15  20
Reasoning Ability 29-33 20
Quantitative Aptitude 21-24 20
Total 52-56 (Reasoning Ability + Quantitative Aptitude) 60

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*English Language section is qualifying in nature and the marks in the English Language will not be counted for ranking. So, marks of English language section will not be taken into account for calculating Good Attempts.

The order of occurrence of  each section was as follows:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate because 10 questions were based on word problems (Miscellaneous). There were 3 sets of Data Interpretations namely:

  • Tabular based
  • Line Graph (week-wise)
  • Caselet DI
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Wrong Number Series 05 Moderate
Quadratic Equations 05 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Age, probability, SI & CI, etc) 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Moderate
NOTE: Minimum qualifying marks in Quantitative Aptitude section is 18 (16 for SC/ST).

*English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was easy to moderate. There was one set of Reading Comprehension with 08 questions out of which 2 questions were based on Vocabs and one from the phrase based. The passage of the RC was based on Tax collection in USA and Greece. 
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  08 Moderate
Error Detection (Sentence based) 06 Easy
Cloze Test 05 Easy-Moderate
Spelling (Contextual error) 05 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement  06 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

*The English Language section is qualifying in nature and the marks in the English Language will not be counted for ranking. Minimum qualifying marks is 10 (9 for SC/ST). 

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning section was also Easy. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Parallel Sitting Arrangement (7 people each side, facing north-south)
  • Month-Based Puzzle (2 dates, 10 events)
  • Circular Sitting Arrangement (8 people, facing in/out)
  • Floor-based puzzle (7 floors)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 05 Easy
Inequalities 05 Easy
Blood Relation 02 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet Based 03 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate
NOTE: Minimum qualifying marks in Reasoning Ability section is 18 (16 for SC/ST).

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