LIC will be recruiting around 375 AAO Officers in 2011. Read the notification here. The last date of application is December 14, 2010. The test will be conducted on February 2011. In this post we will be discussing about AAO Syllabus, Books and tips.
LIC AAO Selection Procedure
Candidates need to appear for written test. Selected candidates will be invited for interview followed by a medical test. Based on the written test a total of 1125 candidates will be called for interview. Candidates need to score minimum marks for interview. The minimum marks of interview as well as the test will be decided by LIC board. Based on the interview performance and medical test 375 candidates will be selected.
LIC AAO Syllabus
There are 2 main sections in LIC AAO. Paper 1 is Objective 2 hours and 140 marks. The subjects in the test will be Reasoning, Numerical Ability, GK & English Language. Paper 2 is descriptive 1 hours and 50 marks. The subjects in the test are Essay Writing, Precise Writing and Comprehension. Please note that candidates will be ranked based on Paper 1 only. Candidates need to just pass in Paper 2. The question paper of Paper 1 will be in English as well as Hindi. In Paper 2, candidates can write essay either in English or Hindi. Precise writing will be only in English.
The test will be conducted only for AAO Generalists. Those who have applied for AAO Chartered Accountant, Legal or Secretary will have to appear for only interview.
LIC AAO Books
There are several books in the market that can help you prepare for the test. Candidates have roughly 2.5 months to prepare for the test. It is advisable to prepare with a book so that you can stick to a syllabus and work out as many questions as possible. We have identified some books in the market. You can buy it online from Flipkart with 25% discount and free shipping for orders above Rs. 100. You can pay by credit card, net banking or pay on delivery. You will not get discounts if you buy these books from book shops.
Recommended Books (Select 1 and prepare)
- LIC AAO Exam Guide (English) from RPH Editorial (Rs. 340/ Now Rs. 313). Buy now
- LIC AAO Exam Guide (Hindi) from RPH Editorial (Rs. 340/ Now Rs. 313). Buy now
- LIC AAO Exam Guide (English) from Dawson (Rs. 265/ Now 252). Buy Now
- Guide to LIC AAO (English) from GK Publishers (Rs. 240/ Now Rs.182). Buy now
- LIC/GIC Sahayak Prashasnik Adhikari Hindi from GK Publishers (Rs. 295/ Now 280). Buy now
LIC AAO Exam Preparation Tips
Here are some tips that will be useful for LIC AAO written exams.
- Roughly 1125 candidates will be called for interview. So your goal is to get to the interview list by scoring the maximum marks.
- There are roughly 2.5 months for the written test. So make sure that you cover the prescribed sylabus in time.
- Only Paper 1 be used for ranking. Candidates need to pass Paper 2. So importance need to given to paper 1 to score maximum marks.
- The syllabus of LIC AAO is not entirely different from any others exams like Bank exams. So those who have prepared for other exams will find this exam relatively easy.
- In paper 1 there are four sections namely Reasoning, Numerical Ability, GK & English Language. Out of these sections candidates can score maximum in GK and English in less time. The time saved from these questions can be used to work out questions on Reasoning and Numerical Ability.
- There is no information on negative marking for wrong answers. In that case candidates can attempt all questions. Please confirm before attempting the exam that there is no negative marking.
- It is good to find the sections you are weak and devote more time to it.
- Please do not forget that you need to pass Paper 2. Most candidates give very less importance to this paper and not even clear.
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