Last Minute Tips & Strategy to Crack LIC AAO Exam

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By Smartkeeda
8 Feb 2023
The Life Insurance Corporation of India has decided to conduct the LIC AAO Prelims Exam on 17 February & 20 February 2023 at the different exam centers. Since you have less than 10 days left for this exam, you must be well-versed in the exam pattern and preparation strategy.

The candidates must increase their efforts to be successful in the LIC AAO Prelims examination. As per the official syllabus, there are four sections in the exam and candidates need to ace each one of them. The admit card for LIC AAO Prelims is soon going to be released by the corporation and candidates should be fully focused on giving a final finish to their preparation.

In this article, we have discussed some important preparation tips to crack LIC AAO Exam that would help the candidates boost their preparation level in the final days left before the LIC AAO Prelims examination.

LIC AAO Prelims Exam Pattern

The candidates can check out the details of the LIC AAO Prelims Exam Pattern in the space below:

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:

  • The Preliminary examination will be the first stage of the selection process and is qualifying in nature. It is conducted in Computer Based Test mode.
  • Candidates will have to pass each of the objective tests of the online examinations.
  • Questions from three subjects, namely i.e., English language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative aptitude will be asked at this stage.
  • All the subjects of the preliminary examination will account for 100 marks with sectional timing of 20 minutes for each subject.
  • As per the marking scheme, 1 mark will be provided for every correct answer while there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
S.No. Name of test No. of questions Maximum marks Minimum Qualifying marks Duration
SC/ST/PwBD Others
1. English Language 30 30** 9 10 20 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 16 18 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 16 18 20 minutes
  Total 100 70**     60 minutes

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

LIC AAO Prelims 10 days Preparation Strategy

Selection of Assistant Administrative Officers in LIC will be done through a three-tiered process and subsequent Pre-recruitment Medical examination.
  • Online Preliminary Exam
  • Online Main Exam
  • Interview
As you all know the cut-off for LIC AAO 2023 prelims has already been decided. Unreserved category students have to score 18 in the Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Section and 10 marks in English.  However, the English Language section of LIC AAO 2023 prelims will be of qualifying nature and the marks in the English Language will not be counted for ranking. So, here is a huge advantage for the candidates who are not very good at English. But,  you will have to practice hard to score well in the Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability section to qualify for the mains.

Master Quantitative Aptitude section

For the quantitative aptitude section, the candidates must focus on clearing their basic concepts first and then practice the topics timely to master all the topics in it. Topics like simplification, approximation, and number series need basic calculation so the candidates need to improve their calculation speed to solve maximum questions with accuracy in minimum time duration. You can attempt Topic Tests by Smartkeeda to master any topic before your exam.  
However, this would not be the case in the LIC AAO main examination. Unlike the prelims, this round will test your knowledge & decision-making skills, not your speed.  Therefore, you would be required to practice moderate to difficult-level questions for this round and try to solve them in the given timeframe.

Click here to attempt Quant Sectional Quizzes.

Read to excel English

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For the English language section, the candidates must read English newspapers so that they can make notes of the new words and increase their vocabulary section. Reading skills and vocabulary knowledge will help the candidates ace the English section with ease and score maximum marks. Topics like Reading Comprehension and the antonyms and synonyms questions can be only solved if the candidates have good reading skills and enough vocabulary knowledge. The candidates must practice one cloze test set and one para jumble set on a daily basis.
You can also play short quizzes in English on Qudoo App and strengthen your vocabulary and reading skills with minimum effort.

Click here to Know Tips to crack LIC AAO 

Reasoning Ability Section

Reasoning sections require the continuous practice of Puzzles, Syllogism, Inequality, blood relation, and direction sense. As the questions are truly based on analytical skills the candidates must take the sectional test to be aware of the latest pattern and solve a variety of questions. The more they practice for this section the more they get habitual of the correct approach towards the questions. The Reasoning Ability section is a time-consuming and lengthy topic so the candidates must practice regularly to excel in this section.

Make a Daily Routine

One of the most important Tips to crack the LIC AAO exam is following a proper daily routine. This will help the candidates in covering the entire syllabus in the required time. This way the candidates can allot ample time to improve their weaker sections and give spare time in revising and polishing their stronger topics.

Attempt Mock Test

Attempting sectional and full-length mock tests for LIC AAO on a regular basis will help the candidates know their weaker and stronger topics. This way they can focus on improving their weaker areas and be exam ready. LIC AAO Prelims Mock tests are a simulation of the actual exam, the candidates can develop time management skills through it. Better performance in the mock test will help the candidates boost their confidence levels. While looking deep into your performance, you should be able to answer the following questions:
  • Which questions aren’t worth spending time on?
  • What type of questions should be approached first to save time?
  • Which questions should be tried later?
  • How much time should be allotted to various types of questions?
An answer to the above questions will help you develop an effective strategy to manage your time and maximize your attempts in LIC AAO 2023 exam.

Keep Calm During Exam

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This is the last but not the least important tips to crack LIC AAO Exam. The candidates must maintain their composure even in the pressurized situation as panicking may lead them to tick the incorrect options knowingly. The candidates must be choosy in terms of selecting the questions. Questions that can be solved in a minimum time duration must be solved in the beginning and the tricky questions must be left for the later part. Always read the questions first and then attempt them, this way they can maintain their accuracy.

Final Words

This brings us to the end of the article. I hope these crucial tips would help you feel ready for your LIC AAO 2023 exam. Remember: "The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”
All the Best!

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