Only a month remains for the LIC AAO exam. Many of you have asked what the ideal time allocation should be while attempting this exam. Instead of telling you what we think, we checked the toppers’ time allocation and this is broadly what many of them used as their approximate time allocation during exam (NOTE: What works for some may not work for others. Use this only as a guideline & not as a target):-
1) Reasoning: 45 minutes
2) Quant: 45 minutes
3) GK: 9 minutes
4) CK: 9 minutes
5) English: 12 minutes
Unlike Bank exams, LIC AAO places a higher weight on Quant & Reasoning sections with 3 marks for each question and hence it makes sense to keep a large share of your time for these sections. Even though English section’s marks will not be counted, it is qualifying in nature and hence make sure you spend 10-15 minutes at least to ensure you cross the minimum cut-offs.
Based on your strengths & weaknesses, you can change this to suit your strategy. Use this only as a guideline if you are unsure of your allocation. If you have a better time strategy that is working for you, continue using the same and you need not deviate. Only practice will help you develop a strategy that works for you.
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