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LIC AAO Syllabus and Pattern 2016

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LIC AAO Syllabus

The syllabus of LIC AAO exam is almost the same as is for IBPS bank exams. The written exam includes 5 sections – Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, General Awareness, and Computer.
Number of questions and maximum marks in each section are described in the table below:

LIC AAO Syllabus and Pattern

LIC AAO Pattern 2016:

S.No. Section No. of Questions Max. Marks
1 Quant 30 90
2 Reasoning 30 90
3 General Awareness 30 60
4 Computer 30 60
5 English 40
Total 160 300

LIC AAO Syllabus 2016:

Quantitative Aptitude

This section includes 30 questions, each of 3 marks.The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Time and Work
  • Partnership
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams
  • Simple and Compound interest
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages


This section also includes 30 questions, each of 3 marks.The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Input/Output
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Inequalities
  • Statement and Assumptions/Conclusions
  • Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc.
  • Coding Decoding
  • Ranking

Computer Awareness

This section includes 30 questions, each of 2 marks. The topics to be covered are

  • Basics of computer, different generations, hardware/software, etc.
  • DBMS
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Office
  • Input/output Devices, their types
  • Important abbreviations

General Awareness

This section includes 30 questions, each of 2 marks.The syllabus for this section is remains vast, The topics included are

  • Current Affairs – covers every current news including related to banking industry and insurance industry, latest appointments, obituaries, awards and honors, books and authors, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.
  • Static GK – topics like headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), country-capital, country-currency, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.

We will provide you with our GK capsule before some days of exam which will cover almost all topics.


This section includes 40 questions. This section is of qualifying nature, means the marks obtained will not be included in final marks, but one has to clear the sectional cutoff.
The topics to be covered are

  • Reading comprehension
  • Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
  • Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
  • Fillers
  • Cloze Test

Since English is of only qualifying nature, so do only those least questions which you are sure about and just clear the sectional cutoff which remains at near about 12 for General.