LIC AAO 2019 Prelims Exam Analysis | Shift 2 (4th 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. 04th 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 28-33 20
Quantitative Aptitude 19-24 20
Total 51-57 (Reasoning Ability + Quantitative Aptitude) 60

*English Language section is qualifying in nature and the marks in 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 06 questions were based on word problems (Miscellaneous). There were 3 sets of DIs namely:

  • Bar Chart (Bat, Ball)
  • Pie Chart (Boys, Girls)
  • Caselet (Ratio of A:B:C)
Topic No. of Questions Level
DI 15 Easy-Moderate
Missing Number Series 05 Moderate
Inequality 05 Easy-Moderate
Quantity1: Quantity 2 03 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Age, probability, SI & CI, LCM/HCF, etc) 07 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. There was one set of Reading Comprehension with 8 questions out of which 1 question was based on Vocabulary. The passage of the RC was based on Workplace pressure on employees
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  08 Moderate
Single Fillers 05 Easy
Error Detection (Sentence Based) 03 Easy
Sentence Arrangement 05 Easy
Word Usage 04 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 05 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

*The English Language section is qualifying in nature and the marks in 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 5 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Sitting Arrangement (7 people, 1 variable)
  • Box Puzzle (6 people)
  • Day-based Puzzle (Monay to Sunday)
  • Floor Based Puzzle (8 people)
  • Uncertain people (24 people)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 22 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 05 Easy
Inequalities 04 Easy
Blood Relation 03 Easy
Coding-Decoding 01 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate
NOTE: Minimum qualifying marks in Reasoning Ability section is 18 (16 for SC/ST).

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All the Best BA’ians for LIC AAO Next Shift!!