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Are you planning to be part of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Administrative Officers(AAO) recruitment drive in 2023? If yes, then you need to be well-versed with the latest LIC AAO syllabus and exam pattern. The LIC AAO recruitment process consists of three stages – Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Personal Interview. Knowing the right syllabus and exam pattern is critical to getting your dream job as a LIC AAO. This blog post will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the LIC AAO syllabus and exam pattern 2023 so that you can ace the upcoming exams. Read on to learn more!

LIC AAO syllabus

The LIC AAO exam is conducted every year by the Life Insurance Corporation of India to recruit Assistant Administrative Officers. The selection process for the LIC AAO exam comprises three stages- Prelims, Mains, and Interviews.  The LIC AAO syllabus 2023 for all three stages of the selection process is provided below the Table:




  • Reading Comprehension
  • Word Usage
  • Error Corrections
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Passage Completion
  • Para-jumbles
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Fillers
  • Cloze Tests
  • Phrase/Connector
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Spotting Errors
  • Parts of Speech
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Singular-Plural
  • Direct and Indirect Speech


  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphabet and Number Series
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Test
  • Input-Output
  • Statement, Arguments, and Conclusion
  • Analytical Reasoning

GK & Current Affairs

  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • National and International Events
  • Awards and Honours
  • Science and Technology
  • Committee, Commissions and Reports
  • National and International Organizations
  • Geography of India and the World
  • Environment Topics
  • Sports News
  • New Legislations
  • Important Days
  • History of India
  • Indian Constitution
  • Government Schemes
  • Government Policies
  • Books and Authors
  • Person in News
  • Indian Economy

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Profit and Loss
  • Work and Time
  • Average
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Boats and Streams
  • Approximation
  • Partnership
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Percentage
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Surds and Indices
  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • HCF and LCM
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Simplification
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Problem on Ages
  • Probability
  • Cistern and Pipe
  • Mensuration

Data Analysis and Interpretation,

  • Data Implementation
  • Elementary mathematics
  • Data Handling
  • Data Derivation
  • Pie charts
  • Bar graphs

Insurance & Financial Market Awareness

  • Financial institutes, terminologies & derivations
  • Development
  • Business/ Finance topic
  • Current Banking news and events related to insurance and financial market
  • Various laws and policies
  • History of Banking & Insurance

Download the LIC AAO Exam Notification PDF Here!

LIC AAO Exam Pattern 2023

As we all know, LIC AAO is one of the most popular exams conducted by the Life Insurance Corporation of India. The competition for this exam is tough; thus, the candidates need to have a complete understanding of the LIC AAO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023 before they start preparing. The written examination will be held in two phase – Phase-I: Preliminary Examination, and Phase-II : Main Examination.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination Exam Pattern

The LIC AAO Prelims Exam Pattern consists of objective-type questions from three sections: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability. The total time duration for the Prelims exam is 1 hour.

SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
English Language3030**20 minutes
Total1007060 minutes

The English Language test will be of a qualifying nature, and the marks won’t be used to calculate rankings.

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Phase-II : Main Examination Exam Pattern

The LIC AAO Main Examination is an online test consisting of objective and descriptive questions. The objective questions are worth 300 marks, while the descriptive questions are worth 25 marks. Both sections of the examination will be timed separately.

The objective test will consist of multiple-choice questions covering various topics such as General Knowledge, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning, and Insurance & Financial Market Awareness. Candidates must answer all questions within the allotted time for each section. The descriptive test will require candidates to type out their answers on the computer. This section will test candidates’ writing skills and factual knowledge. Topics covered in this section may include essay writing, precis writing, letter writing, etc.

SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability309040 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs306020 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 309040 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness306020 minutes
Total1203002 hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)/ Legal drafting for AAO(Legal)225**30 minutes

The results of descriptive tests in English Language etc. will only be used to qualify candidates; they will not be used to determine rankings.

LIC AAO Syllabus And Exam Pattern 2023: FAQs

What is the syllabus for the LIC AAO exam?

The LIC AAO syllabus covers a wide range of topics, including reasoning, quantitative aptitude, general awareness, and English language.

How many stages are there for the selection procedure?

The selection process for LIC AAO comprises three stages – Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Interview. 

How many questions are asked in the main and pre-exam?

There will be 100 questions asked in the Preliminary Examination and 120 questions asked in the Main Examination.

What is the duration of the LIC AAO exam?

The LIC AAO exam consists of the Preliminary Exam and the Main Exam. The Preliminary Exam is 1 hour long and consists of 100 questions. The Main Exam is 2 hours long and consists of 120 questions.

How to download the LIC AAO exam Syllabus PDF?

To download the LIC AAO syllabus PDF  visit the official website of the Life Insurance Corporation of India.

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