LIC HFL Assistant Exam Analysis : 07th Oct 2018 , Difficulty Level & Good Attempts!

By Astha Shukla|Updated : October 7th, 2018

LIC HFL Assistant Exam 2018 is concluded. You can go through the exam analysis of LIC HFL Assistant 2018 exam in this post. We have shared the topic-wise questions asked from different sections, the difficulty level of individual sections and overall exam as well as the number of good attempts for LIC HFL Assistant exam.


LIC HFL Assistant Exam 2018: Major Points

 Pattern and Level of Overall Exam

  • Overall, the level of LIC HFL Assistant Exam was Easy to moderate. 
  • General Awareness Section was slightly tricky for candidates.
  • English Language section was of the Easy level.
  • The level of Numerical Ability section was easy. Questions from arithmetic topics were slightly time-taking and tricky.
  • Logical Reasoning section falls into Moderate category.
  • No new pattern questions were introduced in the exam.
  • There was no such change in the pattern of the exam this year.

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Now let's go through section-wise analysis for LIC HFL Assistant Exam 2018 -

Logical Reasoning Section Review: LIC HFL Assistant Exam 

1. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

  • 4 sets of Puzzles & seating arrangement were asked.
  • One linear seating arrangement with persons facing North and South direction were asked.
  • One floor based puzzle was asked.
  • 5 Questions from a set of Circular seating arrangement were asked.
  • A set of Month Based Puzzle with 5 questions was asked.

2. Syllogism

  • 5 questions were asked.
  • Questions from this topic were direct.
  • 3-4 questions were easily doable.

3. Inequality

  • 4 Questions were asked.
  • Questions asked were direct and almost all of them were easily doable.

4. Coding - Decoding

  • 5 questions were asked.
  • Sentence based coding questions were asked. If practised well, one could easily attempt all the questions of this topic.

5. Number series -

  • 5 questions were asked.
  • A set of number series questions were given. Students were required to answer the questions as per the instructions.

6. Alphabet Series 

  • 5 questions were there.
  • Questions were easily doable.

7. Miscellaneous Questions

  • This included questions from blood relation and direction sense questions.
  • 4 questions from Direction sense and 2 ques from Blood relation topics were asked.

Numerical Ability Section Analysis: LIC HFL Assistant 2018

1. Simplification/ Approximation

  • 10 Questions from this topic were asked.
  • Questions involved a simple application of BODMAS rules and approximate calculations. One could easily attempt 7-8 questions from this topic.

2. Number Series

  • 5 questions from Missing number series were asked.
  •  Questions were based on the combination of arithmetic operations, prime number addition based, double step operation based etc. 3-4 questions were doable from this topic.

3. Data Interpretation

  • 2 sets of DI were asked.
  • One DI was based on Tabular Graph.
  • Second DI set was based on Bar Graph.
  • Some of the questions were calculative and hence time-consuming. 4

4. Data Sufficiency 

  • 5 questions were asked from this topic.
  • Questions from different topics of Numerical Ability were asked.

5. Miscellaneous Questions

  • 15 questions were asked from Arithmetic topics.
  • The level of these questions was moderate.
  • Questions were asked from Mixture & Alligation, Age based problems. Partnership, Time & Work, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Train based problems etc. 

3. English Language Section Analysis

1. Reading Comprehension

  • 1 set of story-based passage was asked.
  • This set had 8 questions. 

2. Cloze Test

  • 8 questions were there from a single set of Cloze test.
  • The level was easy.

3. Error Detection:

  • Old pattern easy level questions were asked.
  • 5 questions were asked.

4. Fillers

  • 5 questions were asked,
  • The level of the questions was easy.

5. Spelling Error

  • 5 questions were asked.
  • Students were required to spot the word which has incorrect spelling.

6. Parajumble

  • In this sentence were given, which were required to be arranged as per the instructions
  • 5 questions were asked.

7. Sentence Correction

  • 7-8 questions were from this topic.
  • Students had to identify the error in the parts of the sentences. 


4. General Awareness Section Review

  • Questions from Current Affairs
  • 5-6 questions from Insurance awareness
  • 4-5 questions from Banking Awareness.
  • Some questions from static GK were asked.
  • Current affairs questions were asked from a month of February, March, April etc.
  • Some questions are as follows -
  1. Who is president of Australia?
  2. Which is chairman of SEBI?
  3. Indian Army day is celebrated on which date?
  4. What does 'TPA' stands for?
  5. Who is CM of Himachal Pradesh?

LIC HFL Assistant 2018: Safe Attempts

Section Name

Good Attempts

Numerical Ability


Logical Reasoning


English Language


General Awareness




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