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LIC AAO Specialist 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

SectionName of the testsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamMinimum Qualifying Marks (SC/ST/ PwBD)Minimum Qualifying Marks (Others)Duration
1Reasoning Ability3535English & Hindi161820minutes
2English Language with special emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and comprehension3030**English91020minutes
3QuantitativeAptitude3535English& Hindi161820minutes
 Total10070   60 minutes


  • English Language test will be of qualifying nature and the marks in English Language will not be counted for ranking.
  • Candidates equal to 20 times of number of vacancies in each category, subject to availability, will be shortlisted for Main examination.

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After having a look at the syllabus, you must have realized that you need to deal with 100 questions in 60 minutes. Also the fact, that sectional cut-offs are provided beforehand. So you need to ensure that you are clearing these cut-offs along with maintaining a good total score.

LIC AAO Specialist 2020 Prelims Syllabus

English Language with special emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and comprehensionReasoning  AbilityQuantitative Aptitude
Cloze TestAlpha-numeric/ Alphabetical SeriesAge Problems
Correct UsageAnalogyAverage
Error SpottingAnalytical ReasoningBoats and Stream
Fillers – Single, DoubleBlood RelationsClock and Calendar Problems
Idioms and PhrasesCoded InequalitiesData Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI
Odd One OutCoding and DecodingData Sufficiency
One Word SubstitutionData SufficiencyDecimal and Fractions
Para  JumblesDirections and DistancesIndices and  Surds
Paragraph CompletionDouble Line-upLCM and H.C.F
Reading ComprehensionInequalityMensuration
Sentence ImprovementInput OutputMixture and Allegations
Synonyms/ AntonymsOrder and Ranking/DirectionNumber Series
Vocabulary based questionsPuzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.Number System
Word/Phrase ReplacementSchedulingPartnership
Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, MixedPercentage
Statement and ConclusionPermutation and Combination
Statement-Course of ActionPipes and Cisterns
Profit, Loss and Discount
Quadratic Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Simplification & Approximation

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LIC AAO Specialist 2020 Prelims– List of Books

Quantitative Aptitude Section

Name of BookAuthor/ Publisher
Quicker MathsM.Tyra, K.Kundan (Magical Book Series)
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S Aggarwal (S.Chand Publisher)
Data InterpretationArun Sharma (TMH Publication)
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI PO/Clerk Prelims/Mains Quantitative AptitudeDisha Experts

Reasoning Ability Section

Name of BookAuthor/ Publisher
Test of ReasoningEdgar Thorpe
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S Aggarwal (S.Chand Publisher)
Bank Clerk Reasoning Chapter-wise Solved Papers 2003 – Till DateKiran Prakashan
Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey

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English Language with special emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and comprehension

Name of BookAuthor/ Publisher
Objective English 6th EditionEdgar Thorpe (Pearson)
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis (Penguin)
Objective General EnglishS.P Bakshi (Arihant)
From Plinth to ParamountNeetu Singh (KD Publication)

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