LIC AAO 2020 - Notification, Exam Date, Pattern and Syllabus

Life Insurance Company is a public sector insurance company with 8 Zonal Offices, 133 Divisional Offices and 2048 Branch Offices across the country. Every year, LIC i.e. Life Insurance Company provides opportunities to candidates interested in joining the insurance sector by conducting an exam for various officer posts such as Assistant Engineers (A.E), Assistant Architect (A.A) and Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) Specialist.

To know about the LIC AAO 2020 exam date, notification, pattern and syllabus keep reading.

LIC AAO Notification and Exam Date

LIC AAO Prelims Exam which was scheduled to be conducted on April 4, 2020, has been postponed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). According to the notice, the Preliminary Examination for AAO post is postponed till further instructions. The new date will be announced on the LIC official website

To stay updated about the upcoming exam date, 

Step 1:- Visit the website

Step 2:- Next, go to the Careers section.

Step 3:- Click on the “Recruitment of Asst Engineers/ AA/ AAO (Specialist)- 2020” link.

Step 4:- Click on the "Notice - Preliminary Examination Date" link.

Step 5:- A PDF file will be downloaded or opened where you can view the exam date.

LIC AAO Preliminary Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam comprises 3 sections i.e. English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. There will be 100 questions for a total score of 100. The duration of the exam will be 60 minutes.

Each section has a fixed time allotment and the number of questions as shown below.





English Language



20 min

Quantitative Aptitude



20 min

Reasoning Ability



20 min




60 min


The LIC AAO Preliminary exam also has negative marking for each wrong answer. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks would be deducted from the final score.

LIC AAO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

LIC AAO prelims exam syllabus is similar to that of other banking preliminary exams.

The detailed analysis and topics in each section are:

1. English Language

English language section has a total of 30 questions for 30 marks. To score this section, focus on the listed topics: 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spelling Error
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Detection
  • Elementary Grammar

2. Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability section requires a lot of practice. The important topics in this section are:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Approximation
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mixture and Allegations

3. Reasoning Ability

The syllabus of Reasoning Ability section comprises the below listed topics.

  • Number Series
  • Blood Relation
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Odd man out
  • Alpha-Numeric Sequence
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Symbols
  • Syllogism
  • Statement based questions

LIC AAO & AE Preliminary Exam Cut-Off 2020

LIC provides minimum qualifying marks for its prelims exam which is given below:

Minimum Qualifying Marks


Maximum Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks



English Language (Qualifying)




Numerical Ability




Reasoning Ability








The candidates who have cleared the first stage, i.e. Preliminary exam will then be eligible for the LIC AAO Mains exam. 

Though the final selection of the candidate will depend on the total score secured by the candidate in Mains and Interview.

To know the tips and hacks to crack the LIC AAO Preliminary exam, stay tuned!


Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the LIC AAO exam?

Life Insurance Corporation(LIC) of India conducts an online exam to recruit candidates for Assistant Administrative Officer(AAO) by appearing in this exam. The candidates get an excellent opportunity for joining the government sector job.

Q. When does the registration process for the LIC AAO Exam starts and what is the last date of the registration?

The Registration process for the LIC AAO exam started from February 25th 2020 and the last date to apply for the exam is March 3rd 2020.

Q. When does the date of Downloading the call letter for online preliminary examination start?

March 27th 2020 onwards, candidates can download their call letters for the online preliminary examination.

Q. What is the fee for filing the online application form of the LIC AAO exam?

The exam fee for the general category is INR 700, and for the reserved category (SC/ST/PWD), it is INR 85.

Q. How to apply for the LIC AAO exam?

The following are the steps you need to follow:-

  • Step 2:- After that, click on the "Careers" link.

  • Step 3:- Now click on the "Recruitment of Asst Engineers/ AA/ AAO (Specialist)- 2020" page.

  • Step 4:- Click on the "Apply Online".

  • Step 5:- After that, click on the "Click here for New Registration."

  • Step 6:- Now, you have to fill the necessary information correctly and pay the fees online.
  • Step 7:- After that, you will be registered.

Q. What is the date of the online fee payment for the LIC AAO exam?

You can pay fees online from 25/02/2020 to 15/03/2020.

Q. How to edit the application details?

You just have to visit the website and follow the following steps:-

  • Step 1:- Go to careers page in LIC website and then, click on the "Apply Online".

  • Step 2:- Click on the "Recruitment of Asst Engineers/ AA/ AAO (Specialist)- 2020" link.

  • Step 3:- Go to the "Login for already Registered Candidates" section and fill all the required details correctly.

  • Step 4:- Click on Submit.
  • Step 5:- After that, you will be able to edit the application.

Please note that the last date for editing the application details is March 15th 2020.

Q. How many vacancies are there for LIC AAO in 2020?

There are a total of 168 vacancies for LIC AAO.

Q. What is the age limit for the LIC AAO Exam?

The age limit of the candidates is minimum 21 years and maximum age of 30 years.

Q. When is the preliminary examination of LIC AAO in 2020 to be held? 

According to the new notification of the LIC AAO, the preliminary examination scheduled for April 4th 2020 is postponed until further notice. This is done because of the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Q. What is the format for the ST/SC/OBC/EWS/disability certificate?

The format for the ST/SC/OBC/EWS/disability certificate you can download from the website is PDF, as shown in the below picture. 

Q. What is the salary of LIC AAO?

The basic pay of a LIC Assistant Administrative Officer(AAO) is Rs. 17,240/- and gross salary or total salary thus ranges to Rs. 32,640/-.

Q. What is the duration of the preliminary examination of LIC AAO in 2020?

The total duration of the online pre exams is 60 minutes.

There is a section-wise time allotment that is 20minutes for each section.

Q. How many subjects are there in the preliminary examination of LIC AAO in 2020, and what is the marks allotment?

There are three subjects in the preliminary examination, i.e. English Language (Qualifying), Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. 

The marks are as follows:-

  • English Language (Qualifying) is 30.
  • Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability is 35 each.

Q. What is the pattern of LIC AAO Exam? 

The following is the pattern of the LIC AAO Exam:-

  • Preliminary (Prelims) Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview Process

Q. Is there any negative marking in the examination?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks per wrong answer.