LIC AE AAO Specialist Exam Pattern 2022: Subject Wise Paper Pattern

LIC AE AAO Specialist Exam Pattern 2022: Subject Wise Paper Pattern

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Nov 9, 2020LIC AE & AAO Specialist 2020-2021 mains exam date out. Check compelete details for LIC AE & AAO 2020-21 recruitment notification here.
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LIC AE AAO Specialist Selection Process 2020

LIC AE AAO exams are one of the most popular exams for those who are looking out to start a career in the insurance sector. The LIC AE AAO Specialist Selection Process 2020 is conducted by the most prestigious insurance company in the country - The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). It offers interested candidates job opportunities in the role of Assistant Engineers (AE) - Electrical, Civil, MEP, Structural, and Assistant Architect (AA) along with Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) Specialist.

The LIC AE AAO Specialist selection process is based on three rounds, namely - The Prelims, The Mains, and the Interview followed by a Pre-Medical test. Below you will find all details regarding all the important phases of the LIC AE AAO exam.

LIC AE AAO Specialist Selection Procedure All Phases

People from all over the country take up the exam in the hope of gaining a job in this lucrative insurance sector. Therefore the selection process is also quite stringent and elaborate. The various steps involved in the selection process of the LIC AAO Specialist are as mentioned below:

LIC AE AAO Specialist Prelims Exam 2020

  • This is the first step towards qualifying for the post of LIC AE or AAO. The LIC AE AAO Paper 1 Exam Pattern is objective in nature.
  • The marks obtained in the English language section shall only be qualifying in nature and will not be considered for calculating the rank of the candidates.

LIC AE AAO Specialist Mains Exam 2020

  • After qualifying in the prelims, the candidates must take up the LIC AE AAO Main Exam 2020.

LIC AE AAO Specialist Interview 2020

The third phase of the LIC AE AAO Selection Process 2020 is the Interview Round. All the candidates qualifying in the Mains exams are called for the LIC AE AAO Interview 2020. Candidates who are shortlisted in the Interview Phase will receive the call letter and will move on to the next phase.

LIC AAO/AE/AA 2020 Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination

The final list of the recruited candidates is formed by combining the scores obtained by the candidates in the Mains and the Interview. These finalized candidates will then undergo a LIC AAO/AE/AA 2020 pre-recruitment medical examination. The medically fit candidates are offered an opportunity to work with the company.

LIC AE AAO Specialist Exam Pattern 2020

The LIC AE AAO Specialist exam 2020 was earlier scheduled to take place on the 4th of April 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic situation, it has been postponed. With the eventual lifting of the lockdown, the authorities are expected to announce the revised date of the LIC AE AAO Specialist exam sometime soon. On the 25th of January 2020 Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) released a notification announcing 50 vacancies for the post of Assistant Engineers (AE) and 168 vacancies for the position of Assistant Administrative Officer.

It is imperative to have a profound understanding of the LIC AE AAO Specialist exam pattern 2020 in order to prepare efficiently for the exams and clear the LIC AE AAO Exam 2020. Here you will find all details of the latest exam pattern for LIC AE AAO Specialist that will assist you in planning your preparation well.

LIC AE AAO Specialist Prelims Exam Pattern

The LIC AE AAO Specialist Preliminary Exam 2020 will be conducted online. It comprises three distinct sections. Each section comprises multiple choice type objective questions that test the different capabilities of the candidates appearing for the exam. The following table will give you all the details you need to know about the latest LIC AE AAO Specialist exam pattern.

Exam  Sections

Time Duration

Number of Questions

Total Number of Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks for SC/ST/PwBD

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Others

Reasoning Ability

20 Minutes

35

35

16

18

English Language

20 Minutes

30

30

9

10

Quantitative Aptitude

20 Minutes

35

35

16

18

Total

60 Minutes/ 1 Hour

100

100

41

46

All questions of all the exam sections carry one mark each. Amidst the three distinct segments that form the LIC AE AAO Specialist's new exam pattern, note that the marks scored in the English Language segment will not be considered for calculating the ranks of the candidates. The English Language segment of the exam is only qualifying in nature.  All the sections are timed individually. Hence the candidate must complete answering all questions of a single section in the given stipulated time. 

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LIC AE AAO Specialist Mains Exam Pattern 2020

The LIC AAO AE Specialist Mains exam pattern 2020 comprises a descriptive test that carries a total of 25 marks and an objective test that carries a total of 300 marks. Both the descriptive and objective tests will be conducted online. On the completion of the objective test, the descriptive test shall commence. For successfully answering the descriptive test, the candidates are required to type their answers on the computer. The following table comprises all the details of the LIC AAO AE Specialist Mains exam pattern.

Exam Sections

Time Duration

Number of Questions

Total Number of Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks for SC/ST/PwBD

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Others

Objective Test

     

Reasoning Ability

40 Minutes

30

90

40

45

Professional Knowledge

40 Minutes

30

90

40

45

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

20 Minutes

30

60

27

30

Insurance and Financial Market Awareness

20 Minutes

30

60

27

30

Total

120 Minutes/ 2 Hours

120

300

134

150

Descriptive Test

     

English Language

60 Minutes/ 1 Hour

2

25

9

10

Total

60 Minutes/ 1 Hour

2

25

9

10

Total For Both Tests

180 Minutes/ 3 Hours

122

325

143

160

Amidst all the segments that form the LIC AE AAO Exam Pattern 2020, the marks scored in the English language segment will not be taken into consideration for determining the rankings of the candidates. The English Language segment of the exam is only qualifying in nature. Sectional timings have been introduced this year. This means that the candidate must complete answering all questions of a single section in the given stipulated time. The current affairs and general awareness section have been added to the LIC AE AAO Exam 2020 as per the LIC AE AAO New Exam Pattern.

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LIC AE AAO Specialist Personal Interview

The candidates who qualify for the LIC AE AAO Specialist Mains exam will be asked to appear for the third stage of selection that comprises a personal interview. The marks that the candidates shall obtain in the Mains exam shall only be taken into consideration while shortlisting candidates for the round of personal interviews.

To determine the ultimate merit of a candidate, the candidate’s score in the Mains exam along with their score in the LIC AE AAO Specialist personal interview shall be considered. The personal interview carries a total of 60 marks. The qualifying marks for the candidates from the SC/ST and PwBD category are 27 and for the candidates belonging to other categories is 30 marks. For the personal interview, the number of candidates that shall be asked to appear shall be three times the number of vacancies announced.

Pre-Selection Medical Examination

After the candidate has successfully sailed through all the facets of the LIC AE AAO Exam Pattern 2020, crossed all the stages of the LIC AE AAO Selection Process, and made it to the merit list, the candidate is required to undergo a pre-selection medical examination. Only when the candidate is found to be medically fit, the candidate shall receive the offered appointment letter.

LIC AE & AAO (Specialist) Exam Pattern FAQs

  • Yes, all competitive exams that are conducted in more than one shift in India have normalization.

  • Yes LIC AE AAO Exam 2020 is bilingual.

  • Some important topics that you must be well versed with to crack the quantitative aptitude section include Arithmetic, Data Interpretation, Simplification and Approximation, Number Series etc.

  • Some important topics to study for the Reasoning Ability section are Syllogism, Inequality, Input-Output, Blood Relation, Direction Test, Puzzles and Seating Arrangements.

  • The maximum score a candidate can obtain in the LIC AE AAO Prelims Exam 2020 is 100 marks.

  • The minimum qualifying score in the English section for reserved categories is 9 and for other categories is 10.

  • No. Neither the Prelims nor the Mains have any negative marking.

  • The interview process is followed by the Medical check-up, post which the selected candidates are offered an opportunity to work with the company.

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