The Life Insurance Corporation of India, or LIC, is the largest life insurance company in India. It has offices all throughout the country and is always on the lookout for fresh staff to help with its rapidly expanding insurance company. Every year, the LIC AAO test is used to select Assistant Administrative Officers (AAO) to keep the business moving forward and to offer valuable solutions based on client feedback channels.
The LIC AAO is one of the most coveted recruitment exams in the insurance sector because of the salary benefits and other prospects it offers. Candidates from all over the country take the exam every year. The exam assesses a candidate’s ability and knowledge in the areas of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs.
Since this is one of the most anticipated tests in the country, it’s vital that aspirants have a sound preparation strategy in place for each section if they want to crack the LIC AAO exam.
On that note, let’s discuss some useful section-wise strategies and tips to help you prepare for the upcoming LIC AAO exam in a better way.
The English Language component of every competitive exam is one of the most high-scoring sections. However, the English language part is only qualifying this year. Despite the fact that there is a minimum qualifying marks in this section, the score in English will not be considered for the ranking in the final merit list. Let’s discuss a few tips to prepare for the English language section.
- Candidates should cultivate a reading and writing habit. The habit of reading aids comprehension, but the habit of writing allows candidates to excel in the descriptive paper section of the exam later on.
- Candidates should work on improving their vocabulary and brushing up on basic grammar rules.
- The candidates should practice Fillers, Odd one out, Error Spotting, Sentence rearrangement, Para jumbles, Cloze Test questions in a time-bound manner.
This section comprises questions on Number System, Ratios, Profit-Loss and Discount, Percentage, Average, Data Interpretation, Time and Work, and other topics. Let’s discuss a few tips that you should follow to solve these questions.
- The candidates should brush up on the basic concepts of mathematics such as linear algebra and all arithmetic topics.
- In mathematics, the most significant factor is speed. Learn tables, squares, cubes, useful formulas and short tricks to speed up your calculations.
- The candidates should practise questions on a daily basis from books like Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal, Fast track Mathematics by Rajesh Verma to get the required speed.
- Stick with the prescribed syllabus and don’t waste your time on very advanced level topics like Vector Algebra, Calculus, differential equations and others as the LIC AAO quantitative syllabus is of elementary maths level.
- Take topic-wise mock tests and quizzes regularly. This will enable them to analyse their strengths and weakness and work on them.
The questions in the Reasoning section are from the topics of Analogy, Input-Output, Classification, Syllogism, Inferences and more. Let’s discuss a few tips to prepare for the reasoning section.
- Candidates should first understand the fundamentals of the topics covered in this section.
- Candidates should practise the topics on a daily basis, as this section, like mathematics, requires frequent practise.
- Candidates must get familiar with the nature of the questions in each topic to perform well for which they must solve previous years papers.
General Awareness/Current Affairs
You can be able to attempt a question in this section only if you know the answer. Let’s discuss some tips that might help you ace this section.
- Develop a habit of reading newspapers, which will keep them informed about current events throughout the world.
- Reading current affairs magazines can also help because it keeps you informed about events that occur on a weekly, monthly, half-yearly, and annual basis.
- Be thorough with the last 6 to 7 months of current affairs before the exam date.
- Make notes during preparation. This way the candidates can revise things at the last moment quickly and can keep all the current affairs in their mind.