LIC ADO Syllabus 2019 - Exam Pattern and Recommended Books

Published on : 23rd June 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
LIC ADO Exam

Life Corporation of India (LIC) conducts the recruitment for Apprentice Development Officer (ADO) posts. An ADO works as a sales supervisor and the selection process comprises of different stages viz. - Preliminary, Main, Interview, and Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination. LIC doesn’t prescribe any specific syllabus for the LIC ADO exam. However, based on previous years’ papers, experts have complied syllabus for the exam. Thus, candidates interested in appearing for the exam must have detailed knowledge about the LIC ADO syllabus. This article will cover the syllabus for both the Preliminary and Main phase examination. We have also discussed the exam pattern to help candidates get a clear idea about the exam. Let’s have a look at the pattern first.

LIC ADO Selection Procedure

The LIC ADO selection process comprises of the following stages:

  • Written exam
  • Interview
  • Medical Test

The written exam comprises of two phases (exams). Both the exams are conducted through computer-based mode.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam

The pattern for both the Preliminary and Main phase examination is as under.

LIC ADO 2019 Exam Pattern

As mentioned above, the selection process will comprise of two examinations, an interview, and a medical exam. The pattern for the examinations are as under:

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

TOTAL

100

100

60 minutes

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Main Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning and Numerical Ability

50

50

 

120 minutes

General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and English Language

50

50

Insurance and Financial Market Awareness (especially life insurance)

50

50

TOTAL

150

150

120 minutes

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LIC ADO Syllabus 2019

Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability

  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Square Roots
  • Discount
  • Decimals and Fractions
  • Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F.
  • Profit and Loss
  • Interest - Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Percentages
  • Numbers and Age
  • Probability
  • Problems on Trains
  • Averages
  • Odd Man Out
  • Time and Distance
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Simplification and Approximation
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Boats and Streams
  • Problems on Train
  • Problems on Numbers
  • Partnership
  • Mensuration
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Bar & Graphs
  • Line charts, Tables

LIC ADO Syllabus for Reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Puzzles
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Letter and Symbol Series
  • Verbal Classification
  • Artificial Language
  • Making Judgments
  • Matching Definitions
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Statement and Argument
  • Logical Problems
  • Logical Deduction
  • Theme Detection
  • Cause and Effect

LIC ADO Syllabus for English

  • Spelling Test
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Spotting Errors
  • Error Correction (Underlined Part)
  • Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)
  • Transformation
  • Word Formation
  • Passage Completion
  • Prepositions
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Direct and Indirect speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Substitution
  • Joining Sentences
  • Theme Detection
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Data Interpretation
  • Spelling Test
  • Sentence Completion
  • Sentence Arrangement

LIC ADO Syllabus for General Knowledge

  • About India
  • History – India & World
  • Geography
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian Economy
  • Political Science
  • National News (Current)
  • Indian National Movement
  • Indian Polity & Governance
  • General Science
  • Space & IT
  • Science & Technology
  • Scientific Observations
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  • Everyday Science
  • International issues
  • Abbreviations
  • Sports and Games
  • Important Days and Dates
  • Awards and Honors
  • Books and Authors
  • Environment

LIC ADO Syllabus for Insurance and Financial Marketing Awareness

Indian Financial System - Overview, Financial Markets, Money Market, Primary & Secondary Market,  Government Securities & Debt Market, Financial Institutions, Forex, Banking System In India, Financial System in India, Important Changes in Financial sector, Investment & Dis-investments, Financial Inclusion- important milestones, Financial Sector Technology, Finance- Bitcoins, Crowdfunding, Corporate Governance in Financial Sector, Budget, Economic Survey, Key Factor of Inflation (WPI and CPI), GDP rate, IIP rate.

Insurance Awareness - Insurance Basics, Principles of Life Insurance, Human Life Value, Mutuality and Diversification, Insurance Contract, Insurance Pricing- Basics, Documentation at various stages, Insurance Products, Life Insurance, LIC, General Insurance, GIC, Important Insurance Companies and their Policies, Important Insurance Terminology, Property Insurance, Insurance Tools, Insurance Contract Features, Claims Types and Procedures, Selling Process, Insurance and Social Security, Customer Service, Health Insurance, Motor Insurance and Miscellaneous.

LIC ADO Recommended Books

After understanding the LIC ADO syllabus, candidates must purchase some good books for preparation. We suggest buying only one book per subject or just one book that comprises of all the subjects. Making a pile of books on your study desk will only increase the pressure. Here are some of the recommended books for LIC ADO exam:

Book Names

Download Link

LIC Apprentice Development Officers Recruitment Exam by Dr. Lal & Jain

Get the Book

Life Insurance Corporation of India Apprentice Development Officer (LIC ADO) Recruitment Examination by Arihant Experts

Get the Book

Guide to LIC ADO Preliminary Exam 2019 by Disha Experts

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LIC ADO (Apprentice Development Officers) by RPH Editorial Board

Get the Book

Here are some more suggestions for subject-wise books.

Books for Reasoning

Book Names

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Logical & analytical Reasoning by A.K. Gupta

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A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

Get the Book

Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey

Get the Book

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

Get the Book

Books for English

Book Names

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Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi

Get the Book

Competitive General English by Kirna Prakashan

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Perfect Competitive English by V.K. Sinha

Get the Book

Lucent’s General English by Lucent Publication

Get the Book

Books for General Awareness

Book Names

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General Knowledge by Arihant Publications

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General Knowledge by Binary Karn (Lucent Publication)

Get the Book

Books for Numerical Ability

Book Names

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Numerical Ability 18 Days Wonder by S. Chand

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Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Disha Publication

Get the Book

Books for Insurance Awareness

Book Names

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Insurance Awareness: Basic Concepts and Tips for Interview by Gauri Sankar

Get the Book

Along with the books, candidates can also buy solved sample papers for practice. Solving previous years’ questions papers is also useful as it provides an idea about the type of questions, level of difficulty, important topics, etc.

LIC ADO Preparation Tips

Now that you know about the exam pattern, syllabus, and books for the exam, you are all set to begin your exam preparation. Here are some tips and trick that will help you in the preparation and during exam phase.

  • Make a time-table that fits into your daily routine. You have to make it a daily habit to study for the exam. While making the time-table, set goals on how much syllabus is to be covered on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Take time out for each subject daily. Make a list of easy and difficult topics and set priority for studying them. Allot more time for studying difficult topics.
  • Make notes for important points while you are studying. These notes come handy while revising.
  • Solve questions related to each topic after completing the topic. This will help you analyse your understanding of the topic.
  • Solve sample papers and previous years’ question papers regularly to check your preparation level.

Subject-Wise Preparation Tips

We have also shortlisted some subject-wise preparation tips for helping the aspirants. Just take a look.

Numerical Ability - Numerical ability is all about practice. The more you practice, the clearer will be the concepts. Revise the formulas daily, they must be on your fingertips. Work on the problems which you find difficult, repeatedly.

Reasoning Ability - Just like Numerical ability, Reasoning ability also requires practice. There are some tricks and methods to solve complex questions quickly. Practice them rigorously. Focus more on the topics which are frequently asked in the previous years’ papers.

General English - For the reading comprehensions, there is a trick to first read the questions quickly and then read the passage. This saves time as the questions are in your mind and you can find answers while reading the passage. Practice reading comprehension daily. Brush up on your grammar and vocabulary.

General Knowledge and Insurance Awareness - Mug up the static GK questions such as books and authors, awards, dates, etc. For the current affairs, read the newspaper daily or follow a news channel. Reading the newspaper also helps in the English section.

Insurance - Clear the basic concepts and terminology. Check out previous years’ question pacers for the type of questions and practice them regularly.

We hope that by implementing these tips in their preparation candidates will score high marks in the LIC ADO exam 2019.

Last-Minute Tips for LIC ADO Exam

These tips will help you during the last weeks or month before the examination.

Revision Tips

Candidates must finish preparing the entire LIC ADO syllabus at least one month before the exam so that there is ample time for revision. Here are the tips for revision:

  • Revise each topic daily. Don’t keep everything for the last night before the exam.
  • Revise all tricks, formulas, and topics.
  • Make your strategy for approaching the question paper.
  • Appear for the mock test, analyse your performance, and re-appear.
  • Keep the marking scheme in your mind.

Self-Care Tips

You need to stay fit before the exam. So, do take good care of yourself.

  • Do not eat out. Eat home-cooked healthy food to keep your body light.
  • Practice yoga and meditation to maintain your calm.
  • Do exercise to keep your mind active.
  • Take proper sleep a night before the exam to wake up fresh.
  • Do not take the stress and avoid negative thoughts before the exam.

Exam Day Tips

  • Carry all the requisite items (admit card, ID proof, etc.) to the exam center.
  • Reach the examination center on time.
  • Do not waste time by talking to other candidates during the exam.
  • Don’t put a lot of time on one question if you are finding it difficult. Move to the next question.
  • Attempt the question you are sure about first.
  • Keep a check on time.

LIC ADO 2019 Overview

Name of the exam

LIC ADO Exam

Exam conducting authority

Life Insurance Corporation India (LIC)

Official website

https://www.licindia.in

Name of the Post

Apprentice Development Officer (ADO)

Total vacancies

8581

Selection process

Preliminary, Main, Interview, and Medical Exam

Job location

All over India

About LIC ADO

LIC ADO exam is conducted by the Life Insurance Corporation of India for recruiting at the post of Apprentice Development Officer (ADO). His job profile includes understanding the policy and identifying the area of sales. He mainly works as a sales supervisor. He is also responsible for hiring agents for selling LIC policies as well as training of these agents. Performance analysis of agents and motivating the agents also comes under the work profile of a LIC ADO. Thus, his profile can be defined as management cum marketing profile.



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