LIC AAO & AE Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern [Prelims & Mains]

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LIC AAO & AE Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern – Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has released the LIC AAO Notification for the recruitment of specialist officers and assistant engineers. As per the notification, a total of 300 vacancies for Assistant Engineers (Civil, Electrical, Structural, Electrical/Mechanical/MEP Engineers) & Architects have been announced.

Before taking the exam, it is crucial for applicants to be aware of the LIC AAO and AE exam pattern for 2023 and LIC AAO and AE Syllabus 2023. It will be simpler for candidates to prepare for the exam if they are fully aware of the exam format and scoring system.

Both the LIC Assistant Engineer prelims exam and the LIC Assistant Engineer main exam will be objective and descriptive tests in 2023.

Here in this blog, we would cover the following things, so make sure you read it till the end to understand the complete syllabus and exam pattern.

LIC AAO Exam Pattern 2023

Let us look into the details of the scheme of the exam so that we can understand it better and thereby prepare in a better way. 

Selection of Assistant Engineers and Assistant Administrative Officers will be done through a three-tiered process and subsequent Pre-recruitment Medical examination.

1. Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

2. Phase-II: Main Examination

3. Interview.

LIC AAO Prelims Exam Pattern [For both AAO (SO) & AE]:

LIC AAO Prelims Exam will be an online objective test comprising of three sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Name of the testsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3535**20 minutes
English Language
(With special emphasis on grammar,
vocabulary and comprehension)
3030**20 minutes
Total100701 Hour


  • English Language Test is qualifying in nature and the marks in the English Language will not be counted for prelims ranking.
  • Each correct answer will carry 1 mark. For each incorrect answer there will be negative mark of 1/4th of the assigned mark,

There are minimum qualifying marks for each section.

Name of the tests  Medium of Exam  Minimum Qualifying Marks


SC/ST/PwBD       Others

Reasoning Ability  English & Hindi
English Language
(with special emphasis on grammar,
 vocabulary and comprehension)
Quantitative Aptitude
  & Hindi

LIC AAO Mains Exam Pattern [For both AAO (SO) & AE]:

The main examination will consist of

1. Objective Tests for 300 marks and

2. Descriptive Test for 25 marks.

  • Both the objective and descriptive tests will be online.
  • The objective test will have separate timing for every section.
  • Candidates will have to answer the Descriptive test by typing on the computer.
  • The descriptive test will be administered immediately after the completion of the objective test.
Name of the testsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability309040 minutes
General Knowledge, Current Affairs306020 minutes
Professional Knowledge309040 minutes
Insurance and Financial Market Awareness306020 minutes
Total1203002 hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)/ Legal drafting for AAO(Legal)225**30 minutes


  • Descriptive test of English Language etc. will be of qualifying nature and the marks in the English Language will not be counted for ranking.
  • Descriptive test of English Language etc. is of qualifying nature and marks in this test will not be counted for ranking.
  • The minimum marks to be obtained in each Section and cut off marks for each section and in the aggregate shall be decided by LIC.
Name of the testsMedium of ExamMinimum Qualifying Marks
Reasoning AbilityEnglish & Hindi4045
General Knowledge, Current AffairsEnglish & Hindi2730
Professional KnowledgeEnglish & Hindi4045
Insurance and Financial Market AwarenessEnglish & Hindi2730
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)/ Legal drafting for AAO(Legal)English910

3. Phase-III: Interview

  • Marks obtained in the Main Examination only will be considered for shortlisting for interview. 
  • Maximum Interview marks are 60 and qualifying marks for EWS, Unreserved, OBC are 30. Qualifying marks for SC /ST/PwBD candidates are 27.
  • The number of candidates to be called for interview will be about three times the number of vacancies.
  • Marks obtained in the Main examination + marks obtained in the interview will be considered for final merit listing.

4. Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination

Shortlisted candidates in the final merit list will have to undergo Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination and if found medically fit, will be offered an appointment.

LIC AAO Syllabus 2023 [For both AAO (SO) & AE] For Prelims & Mains:

Let us dive deep into the topics of the syllabus for Prelims & Mains here in this section. 

The prelims exam comprises three sections and the following is the breakup of the syllabus of each of these sections. 

1. LIC AAO Syllabus – Reasoning Ability

There would be questions more or less on the following topics in the reasoning ability section.

  1. Seating Arrangements
  2. Direction Test
  3. Input-Output
  4. Statement, Arguments, and Conclusion
  5. Analytical Reasoning
  6. Coding-Decoding
  7. Puzzles
  8. Inequalities
  9. Syllogism
  10. Logical Reasoning
  11. Blood Relations
  12. Order and Ranking
  13. Alphabet and Number Series
  14. Machine Input-Output
  15. Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series

2. LIC AAO Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

The questions would be framed more or less from the below-given topics in this section. 

  • Average
  1. Simplification
  2. Simple and Compound Interest
  3. Problem on Ages
  4. Probability
  5. Cistern and Pipe
  6. Mensuration
  7. Percentage
  8. Data Sufficiency
  9. Number Series
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Work and Time
  12. Average
  13. Quadratic Equations
  14. Ratio and Proportion
  15. Surds and Indices
  16. Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  17. HCF and LCM
  18. Permutation and Combination
  19. Speed, Distance and Time
  20. Boats and Streams
  21. Approximation
  22. Partnership
  23. Mixtures & Alligations

3. LIC AAO Syllabus – English Language

As per the trends, the following topics had been asked in this section in the exam.

  1. Parts of Speech
  2. Sentence Improvement
  3. Active and Passive Voice
  4. Singular-Plural
  5. Passage Completion
  6. Vocabulary based questions
  7. Subject-Verb Agreement
  8. Spotting Errors
  9. Direct and Indirect Speech
  10. Para-jumbles
  11. Reading Comprehension
  12. Word Usage
  13. Error Corrections
  14. Antonyms and Synonyms
  15. Idioms and Phrases
  16. Fillers
  17. Cloze Tests
  18. Phrase/Connector

4. LIC AAO Syllabus – Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Pie charts
  • Bar graphs
  • Data Handling
  • Data Derivation
  • Data Implementation
  • Elementary mathematics

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5. LIC AAO Syllabus  – General Knowledge and Current Affairs

General Knowledge

Questions relating to India and its Neighboring Countries on History, Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity, Scientific Research, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Insurance etc.

Current Affairs:

  1. History of India
  2. Indian Constitution
  3. Government Schemes
  4. Government Policies
  5. Books and Authors
  6. Inventions and Discoveries
  7. Geography of India and the World
  8. Environment Topics
  9. Sports News
  10. New Legislations
  11. Important Days
  12. Person in News
  13. Indian Economy
  14. National and International Events
  15. Awards and Honours
  16. Science and Technology
  17. Committee, Commissions and Reports
  18. National and International Organizations

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6. LIC AAO Syllabus: Insurance and Financial market

  • Latest Policies and development in the insurance industry
  • Business/ Finance topic
  • Various laws and policies
  • History of Banking & Insurance
  • Financial institutes, terminologies & derivations
  • Current Banking news and events related to insurance and financial market

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Insurance Awareness:

  • Bancassurance
  • History- IRDA
  • Important Insurance Acts
  • Insurance Sector – Basics
  • Insurance Terms
  • Insurance Companies – Names, Headquarters, Taglines, etc
  • Insurance Abbreviations
  • Insurance Products and Plans
  • Government Schemes

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7. LIC AAO English Language – Descriptive Paper

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So, this is all from us in this blog of LIC AAO Syllabus 2023 for Assistant Engineers and Assistant Administrative Officers (SO) 2023. We hope that the syllabus provided here proves beneficial in your preparation. 

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

What are the eligibility criteria for LIC AAO recruitment?

To apply for LIC AAO recruitment, a candidate must be in the range of 21 to 30 years. Also, the candidate must have a graduation degree in the respective field.

What is the selection process for LIC AAO recruitment?

The selection process for LIC AAO recruitment includes three phases which are as follows:

Does LIC AAO happen every year?

No, the LIC AAO exam is conducted on regular basis depending upon the requirement of the organization.

How many questions will be asked in LIC AAO and AE Prelims 2023?

Totally 100 questions will be asked in LIC AAO and AE prelims.

What are the subjects involved in LIC AAO and AE mains 2023?

The questions will be asked from Reasoning Ability, GK and Current Affairs, Professional Knowledge, Insurance and Finance Market awareness and English Language.

What type of exam will be LIC AAO and AE main be?

LIC AAO and AE mains will be both objective and descriptive test.


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