Pitch Report - LIC AAO 2016

Hello and welcome to ExamPunditSo, day after tomorrow the much awaited LIC AAO 2016 will kick-off and here we are providing a possible sneak peak of the exam commonly referred as “Pitch-Report”.

Type of Exam:

General Knowledge & Current Affairs
Computer Knowledge
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language with Special Emphasis on Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension


The time for the test is 120 minutes.
Cutoffs may be applied in two stages :
(i) On scores in individual tests
(ii) On Total Score

Current Affairs & General Knowledge –

This test will have 30 questions of 2 marks each. So, the questions are expected to be on the Moderate side. The part General Knowledge is expected to have at least 4-5 Insurance Awareness along with Stock GK which we have mentioned in the General Awareness Checklist

On the other hand, current affairs are expected from December 20, 2015 to February 24th, 2016. The acquisitions, MoUs and recent appointments are very important. Over the past few weeks, Banks have been very active in tie-ups and new services, so make sure you read them nicely. Insurance awareness is expected to have basic questions like headquarters, foundation years, common and uncommon terms related to both general and life insurance. We have previous provided the Insurance Terms PDF.

Reasoning Ability –

Reasoning will have 30 questions carrying 3 marks each. So it is clear that the level should be near of IBPS PO V. Now, Puzzles, Input-Output, Seating Arrangements and Coding-Decoding are expected to be on the higher side while you might find common questions like direction test, blood relation test and other miscellaneous topics easier than others.
Reasoning can take a lot of time. Since you will have only 120 minutes to solve them, you need to focus on a proper time management strategy of yourself.
Speedy but focused candidates will definitely have an upper hand.

Quantitative Aptitude –

Quantitative Aptitude has similar marks and number of questions like Reasoning. So it is expected that Quantitative Aptitude will be moderate to tough in the exam. Data Interpretations(1-2), Simplifications and Approximations can take a lot of time in Quantitative Aptitude, so make sure you have prepare yourself.
Calculative questions are expected and some of the Data Interpretation questions can be lengthy, so time management will play a crucial role.
Interest, Time and Work, Distance and Profit & Loss questions are expected to be of good standard in Quantitative Aptitude.

Computer Knowledge –

Computer Knowledge will carry 2 marks for all the 30 questions. So expected standard of this test is moderate level. Don’t expect it to be very easy neither very tough. Acronyms related to Hardware, Network and Softwares are very important. Also common questions related to the mentioned are also important. In short, prepare like IBPS PO V.

English Language –

40 questions but marks won’t be counted, yet if you fail to qualify, you are not going to be selected. So take it seriously. Expect moderate quality of Sentence Rearrangements, Sentence Improvements, Sentence Correction, Cloze Test and expect moderately lengthy Comprehension.


Time management will be playing the role of Virat Kohli for your exam. Which means, you must maintain a proper time management strategy in order to attempt good.

Safe attempts cannot be assumed, so thinking about them is a waste of time.

If you are having exam on 5th, no need to read Rail/Union Budget thoroughly, if you are worried, you can just read it at a glance. But we expect they will not appear in the 5th.

All the best. Have faith in yourself, You can and you will.

May the Force be with you. J


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