LIC AAO 2019 – Reasoning Section | Important Topics to Prepare

LIC AAO Prelims 2019 Examination is scheduled to be held on 4th/5th of May. The three sections that will be asked in the examination are English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. Reasoning Section is the part and parcel of this examination and carries a weight of 35 marks out the total 100 marks. So, if you want to perform to the best of your ability in the examination and ace the grades in this section, you need to have it down pat. Before you set about to prepare for this section, you need to get down to the nitty-gritty and know the important topics that can fetch you good marks in the exam. So, here are the important topics of the Reasoning Section that you need to have at your fingertips to be on the ball at LIC AAO Prelims Examination 2019.

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 

Questions on puzzles and seating arrangements form a major part of the Reasoning Section of any banking examination. They are usually based on Seating Arrangement (linear, circular, triangular, rectangular and sometimes hexagonal even), Floors, Tabular form, Blood Relations, etc. and can be asked in 2-3 variables in a preliminary level examination. Most of the miscellaneous topics too are being asked in the form of puzzles only. A mix of Seating Arrangement and Blood Relations is also being frequently asked in the examinations.

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The number of expected questions on this topic is 3-5. The questions can be based on the usual old pattern as well as the new pattern of Reverse Syllogism in which the conclusion is given in the question and you have to choose correct statements for that particular conclusion. It is one of the easiest and scoring topics so, prepare it well.

Data Sufficiency: 

The questions based on data sufficiency can have 2 or 3 statements based on the difficulty level of the paper. If asked, there will be a total of 2-3 questions on this topic. The questions based on data sufficiency can have 2 or 3 statements based on the difficulty level of the questions. 


The expected number of questions on coding-decoding is 3-5. This topic also comes under the category of easier ones. The questions may be based on old as well as new pattern coding-decoding. You may check the new pattern coding-decoding in the quizzes provided by us on the Adda247 app.

Blood Relation: 

The questions in this section test the candidate’s cognitive ability. The questions asked are very complex and convoluted but can be solved with ease if you have the basics of this topics all grasped. It can be asked in various forms, i.e. puzzles, mixed blood relation, coded blood relations, etc. 

Ranking and Direction: 

The questions asked on this topic are comparatively easy and less complicated. Once you are used to solving questions on this topic, they would become easier and less time taking. You just need to practice the questions on a regular basis.

Machine Input-Output:

In the banking examinations held recently, it is observed that machine input-output is also being asked in the preliminary level examination. So, you can expect 3-4 questions on machine input-output in LIC AAO Prelims Exam.


The other important topic for LIC AAO Prelims Reasoning Section is Inequality. The number of expected questions on this particular topic is 3-5. It is one of the easiest topics in Reasoning. You will have the compare the quantities given to you and there will be statements followed by the given equation. You have to find out which of the statements is correct.

So students, work hard and keep practicing. Not many days are left for your preparations, do what you feel is best for you and your career. We hope this list of important topics will help you prepare for LIC AAO Prelims 2019 Exam. All the best!!