LIC AAO 2016 exam analysis & expected cutoffs

Life India Insurance has successfully conducted the LIC AAO 2016 exam on 5th & 6th March 2016 in two slots per day. The exam will be also conducted on 13th March 2016 in two slots. Candidates appearing for this exam must be very curious to know the analysis of LIC AAO exam and expected cutoffs. 

In this article, we will discuss the in depth topic wise analysis, expected overall cutoffs for LIC AAO 2016 exam.

Exam analysis :

This exam was consist of total 160 questions in total in five different sections. The time allotted to solve these 160 questions is 120 minutes (2 hours). 

Among these five sections, the English section was of qualifying nature and the marks of this section will not be counted for ranking.

Reasoning aptitude :

No. of questions : 30

Total Marks: 90    

In this section, every question is worth 3 marks.

Topic                            No. of questions

Syllogism                                  05

Arrangements                          10

Puzzle                                       10

Miscellaneous                          05

The difficulty level of this section was easy. There were two sets of questions based on seating arrangement. There were 2 sets of puzzles worth 10 marks in total. The sets/ puzzles were not very simple and were time-consuming. Further, questions based on syllogism & miscellaneous topics were very easy and less time consuming. 

ii) Quantitative Aptitude

No. of questions: 30

Total Marks: 90

In this section, every question is worth 3 marks.

Topic                               No. of questions

Data Interpretation                     10

Number series                            05

Quadratic equation                    05

Arithmetic                                    10 

The difficulty level of this section was moderate. Total 10 questions out of 50 were asked on data interpretation in 2 sets. Out of these two sets, one was based on line graph whereas other set was based on tabular chart. Questions based on Number series were of moderate level. There were around 10 questions asked from different topics such as simple interest, age, boat & stream, percentage, profit & loss, mixture & allegations. These questions were of easy to moderate level. The questions based on quadratic equations were of easy level and quick to solve. 

iii) English language

No. of questions : 40

Topic                               No. of questions

Fill in the blanks                          05

Spot the error                             05

Para jumbles                               05

Cloze Test                                   10

Reading Comprehension            10

Sentence Improvement               05

The english section in this exam is of qualifying nature. The difficulty level of this section was easy. This year’s RC was of moderate level.  A large number of questions were asked on vocabulary such as cloze test, fill in the blanks & antonym-synonym from RC. Questions based on sentence improvement were quite easy and quick to solve. The set of questions based on para jumbles were of moderate level and was time taking. 

iv) General awareness :

No. of questions : 30

Total Marks: 60

In this section, questions based on current affairs and static Gk were asked. The current affairs questions were based on last 3 months current affairs news. The difficulty level of this section was  easy to moderate. Not a single question was asked on Union Budget 2016-17 & Insurance awareness. 

v) Computer awareness :

No. of questions : 30

Total Marks: 60

This section was the most easy among all the sections. Questions were based on basic computer operations and topics like computer basics, hardware & software, operating systems, MS Word & Excel, short cuts, Internet, abbreviations, etc. As per the exam experience of many candidates, this section could fetch around 22-24 marks out of 30 marks in total. 

Overall Cut-offs:

Category                Cut-off Marks

General                           220   

OBC                                 209

SC                                    194

ST                                    170

Candidates should note that the above mentioned cut-offs may vary in the range of +/- 5.

Ideal number of Attempts:

Let us now consider the minimum number of questions that candidates should have attempted to secure their chances of clearing LIC AAO 2016 written exam and get selected for interview-round. 

As per the above example, a candidate who needs to score 220 marks should attempt at least 130 questions out of 160, with at least 80% accuracy. 

So, we can conclude that the difficulty level of this exam was easy to moderate. However, you should be confident that your hard work and practice will surely pay off.

Best of Luck!!!