LIC AAO Syllabus 2022: Subject Wise Syllabus for Prelims and Mains

LIC AAO Syllabus 2022: Subject Wise Syllabus for Prelims and Mains

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Oct 4, 2021LIC AAO Mains exam date 2021 announced on the official website of LIC. Check here the latest LIC AAO recruitment 2021 notification PDF, AAO vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, application form and more.
LIC AAO Mains exam date 2021 announced on the official website of LIC. Check here the latest LIC AAO recruitment 2021 notification PDF, AAO vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, application form and more.
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LIC AAO AE Syllabus 2022

LIC AAO Syllabus 2022 is released and set by Life Insurance Corporation. LIC conducts the LIC AAO Exam to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Administrative Officer. The LIC AAO Syllabus includes a syllabus for both LIC AAO Prelims Exam and LIC AAO Mains Exam. 

Candidates who wish to qualify the LIC AAO Exam must be very clear about the syllabus and the topics asked in the LIC AAO Exam. Also, understand the LIC AAO Exam Pattern to comprehend the syllabus in a better manner. 

Detailed Syllabus of LIC AAO & LIC AE 2022 Exam includes syllabus of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs

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LIC AAO AE Exam Pattern 2022

Check LIC AAO Prelims Exam Pattern and Mains Exam Pattern 2022 below. 

LIC AAO AE Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

A preliminary Examination consisting of an objective test will be conducted online. The test will have three sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

S. No.Name of testNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying MarksDuration
1.English Language with special  emphasis on 
grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension**
3030**91020 Minutes

2.Quantitative Aptitude3535161820 Minutes
3.Reasoning Ability3535161820 Minutes
 Total10070 -60 Minutes

** English Language Test will be of qualifying nature and the marks in the English Language will not be counted for the selection in the Main examination.
Note: Candidates equal to 20 times the number of vacancies in each category released, subject to availability, will be shortlisted for the LIC AAO and LIC AE Main examination.

LIC AAO & LIC AE Mains Exam Pattern 2022

There will be a total of 120 questions in the mains examination carrying a weightage of 300 marks. A descriptive test of 25 marks will also be conducted just after the mains objective test. There will be separate timing for the objective test in each section. Candidates will require to answer the descriptive test by typing on the computer keyboard.

Main Examination for recruitment of AAO 

Sr. No.Name of Test (Not by Sequence)Number of QuestionsMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying MarksTime allotted for each section
1.Reasoning Ability3090404540 minutes
2.General Knowledge, Current Affairs3060273020 minutes
3.Professional knowledge3090404540 minutes
4.Insurance and Financial Market Awareness3060273020 minutes
 Total120300  2 hours
5.English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225**91030 minutes

** Descriptive test of English Language Test will be of qualifying nature and the marks in the English Language will not be counted for ranking.

Important points

  • Students need to obtain minimum qualifying marks in each section separately and also obtain the minimum aggregate marks in both prelims and mains examination which will be decided by the LIC organization only.
  • Descriptive test of only those aspirants will be evaluated who will pass the objective test of the mains examination.
  • Responses submitted by each candidate will be crossed checked to detect the similarity in the answers marked.

LIC AAO AE Reasoning Ability Syllabus

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  • Inequality 
  • Syllogism 
  • Input-Output 
  • Coding-Decoding 
  • Verbal Reasoning 
  • Analogy
  • Odd one out
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction Sense
  • Ranking

LIC AAO AE Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Simplification
  • Approximation
  • Average
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Mathematical Inequality
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number Series
  • Data interpretation
  • Time and work
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Profit and loss

 LIC AAO AE English Language Syllabus

  • Parajumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Odd one out
  • Theme based questions
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Error Spotting
  • Reading comprehension
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze Test

LIC AAO AE General Knowledge Syllabus 2022

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

LIC AAO Mains Syllabus 2022

The subject-wise LIC AAO mains syllabus is as follows:

Data Analysis and Interpretation Syllabus (for Generalist post)

This section will comprise of Data interpretation questions which mostly will be from below mentioned topics -

  • Pie chart (single/double)
  • Tabular graph
  • Line graph
  • Radar chart
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Caselet/ Paragraph DI
  • Bar graph
  • Mixed graphs (a combination of any 2 of the above)
  • Missing graphs and tables

Apart from this, the following questions might be asked-

  • Data Sufficiency(2/3 statements)
  • Arithmetic section
  • Quantity comparison-based problems.

General Awareness & Current Affairs Syllabus 2022

This section would consist of questions from the following topics -

  • Current Affairs
  • Static Affairs

a) Current Affairs 

Try to study and recall the current affairs of the last 5-6 months to prepare this section. Focus most on current banking and financial news. Attempt Daily GK and current affairs quiz from the link provided below to strengthen your preparation. While preparing current affairs, pay attention or make separate notes of the following topics:

  • National Affair
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Summits & Conferences
  • Agreements
  • International Affairs
  • Awards and Honours
  • Schemes, Committees
  • Appointments
  • Books and Author
  • Science and defence
  • National and International Organization
  • Obituaries.

b) Banking Awareness -

This is another important portion of this section. Do not forget to attempt the Financial Awareness quiz, click on the link given below:

Banking Awareness Quiz 

c) Static Affairs -

Prepare the following topics under this section:

  • Countries and Currencies
  • Dance forms of different states of India
  • Festivals
  • Sports stadium
  • Revolutions
  • Important dams
  • Thermal & Nuclear Power Plants
  • International Organizations & their Headquarter
  • Awards & their fields
  • National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Important Temples
  • Famous Places
  • Sports Trophies & Cups, State, and Union Territories CM

Insurance and Financial Market Awareness

In this section prepare the following topics from the last 5-6 months of news.

  • Insurance History
  • Terms related to Insurance Sector
  • Taglines and Chairman of Insurance Companies
  • Schemes and Policies of Life Insurance Corporation
  • All recent changes in Insurance Sector
  • All mergers and acquisitions

Professional knowledge(for IT/ Chartered Accountant / Actuarial/Rajbhasha posts)

 For this section, students are requested to go through all the important subjects that they had studied in their respective degree programs. As the questions will be objective in nature, so you can go through objective questions related to your subjects. No need to study in-depth of all the subjects.

LIC AAO Descriptive Syllabus 2022


  • Practice all types of letters i.e. formal and informal.
  • Learn and recall their formats like letter body, greetings, salutations, etc.


  • Develop a habit of daily reading articles from newspapers related to current social, political, economic, and cultural issues and learn to create your own opinions and view on these topics.
  • Be well versed with all current topics.

LIC AAO Syllabus FAQs

  • The LIC AAO prelims exam consists of three sections which are Reasoning Ability, English Language, and Quantitative Aptitude. The topics to be covered in each section are mentioned here in detail.

  •  Yes, the English section in the LIC AAO prelims syllabus is only qualifying in nature.

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect attempt in the LIC AAO exam. However, no marks will be deducted for untouched questions.

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