LIC ADO Study Plan 2020: Check the Complete Plan to Ace the Exam

LIC ADO Study Plan 2020: Life Insurance Corporation release vacancy for the Apprentice Develop Officer. The notification for the recruitment of LIC ADO will release on its official website soon. You have to start your preparation right now if you want to join as ADO. In this article, we are going to share the complete LIC ADO study plan.

Before we share the study plan let’s check the Exam pattern of the LIC ADO exam. These three phases in the exam. The Prelims exam, Mains, and Medical examination.

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LIC ADO Exam Pattern:

1. Prelims Exam Pattern:

Subjects Number of questions Maximum marks Duration (in minutes)
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
Numerical Ability 35 35 20
General English 30 30 20
Total 100 100 60 minutes

 2. Mains Exam Pattern:

Subjects Number of questions Maximum marks Duration (in minutes)
Reasoning Ability & Numerical Ability 50 50  


120 minutes

General Knowledge, Current Affairs & English Language 50 50
Insurance Marketing 50 50
Total 150 150

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LIC ADO Study Plan with Syllabus:

For preparing the study plan first we have checked the exam pattern now the second thing we need to know is the LIC ADO exam syllabus. Let’s start the LIC ADO study plan.

i) LIC ADO Study Plan Reasoning Ability:

First, check the syllabus of reasoning ability. Give at least 2 days to each topic. Clear all the basics about each and every chapter then practice on these topics. When you have clear everything about the chapter then attempt a mock test. Practice questions more and more. When you practice a lot you will get to know your weak and strong areas. This will help to remove your weakness.

Reasoning Ability Syllabus:

Analogy and classification
Numerical and Alphabetical Series
Direction and distance
Blood Relation
Statement and Conclusion
Argument and Assumptions
Decision Making
Similarity and difference
Mirror Image
Clock and Calendar
Seating Arrangement Linear and Circular

Preparation tip for Reasoning:

For LIC ADO reasoning preparation you have to make a proper strategy.

  • Clear the basics of all chapters.
  • Make a handy note on all the tricks used in solving questions.
  • Timing is the most important thing to keep in mind, check to time.
  • Do practice on a daily basis.
  • Solve mock tests and practice papers, it will give you not only a feeling of the exam but also check your speed and accuracy.
  • Solve previous years Paper: previous year question helps you to identify the difficulty level of the exam
  • Allot timing to each section as to how much you have to give to each section.
  • Know your standing & analyze your performance.
  • Determine your speed & accuracy.
  • Identify your strong & weak areas.

Important books for LIC ADO Reasoning:

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Tricky Approach To Competitive Reasoning (Hindi)
Logical and analytical reasoning
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal
How to Crack Test of Reasoning

ii) LIC ADO Study Plan Quantitative Aptitude:

Quantitative Aptitude is one of the difficult section for many students. Only a proper study plan helps you clear this section. Make a time table of the study plan of Quantitative Aptitude. Clear basics of all the chapters and practice them, solve examples. Check the quantitative aptitude syllabus below:

Number system & Approximation
Surds & Indices
Quadratic equations
Number Series missing & wrong
Profit & Loss
Ratio & Proportion
Problems on Age
Speed, time & distance
Problems on train
Data Interpretation
Data Sufficiency
Time and work
Simple and Compound Interest

Preparation tip for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • First, you have to clear on the basic concept of all the topics.
  • Learn table up to 30, Squares up to 50, cubes up to
  • Practice the Questions Topic wise.
  • Daily attempt Mock Test and analyze your performance after each test.
  • Find weak and Strong areas.
  • Analyze your performance.
  • Time management plays an important role while solving questions so do keep on mind about time management.

LIC ADO Quantitative Books:

Practice Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra And K Kundan
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma
Quantum Cat by Sarvesh Kumar Verma
Elementary and Advanced Mathematics- Kiran Publications

 iii) LIC ADO Study Plan English Language:

For the preparation of the English Language start reading newspapers first note new vocabulary on daily basis. Reading newspapers helps you preparing English in many ways. It develops a reading habit and helps solve and understanding RC’s. Learn all the grammar rules and prepare notes.

Grammar Rules –Noun, Pronoun, Adjective and Adverb, Preposition, Conjunctions, etc.
Reading Comprehension
Close test
Spotting Error
Fill ups single and double
Idioms & Phrases
Active Passive Voice

Preparation tips for the English Language:

  • Read Daily Newspaper.
  • Note new vocabulary and strong basics of grammar are key to cracking this section.
  • Learn a few words every day and revise it regularly.
  • Make a proper timetable so that you can cover the full syllabus on time.
  • Learns all the rules of grammar and practice on it chapter wise.
  • Solve previous year papers.
  • Attempt mock tests on a daily basis.
  • On the basis of mock tests analyze your performance.
  • Find weak and strong areas.
  • Choose the right study material for your preparation.

LIC ADO English Language books:

Objective General English- SP Bakshi
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehensive- Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay
General English – Lucent Publications
Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis

iv) Study Plan General Knowledge & Current Affairs:

The general awareness section is one of the scoring section of the exam as it takes less time and needs no mental calculation. Do prepare this section with a proper study plan to score in this section. Make a plan for the everyday topic you have to cover. Read the news on daily basis make proper notes of them for current affairs. Let’s check the topic you have to cover for the LIC ADO exam:

Current affairs National & International
Sports News
New Appointments & Demise
Awards and honors
Science and Technology
Current & All related Insurance News and policies
Country, Capitals and their Currencies
History and Geography
Indian Economic news
Indian Polity and Constitutions
New Committees
Budget and five year Plan

Preparation tips for General Knowledge:

  • Read News Paper regularly and note down the important news.
  • Solve Practice Quizzes and note important questions.
  • Attempt mock tests on a daily basis.
  • Analyze your performance find and weak areas.

Important books for General awareness:

Lucent’s general Knowledge-Lucent
India Year Book- by Publications Division, Government of India
Current Affairs Yearly book- Arihant Experts

 v) LIC ADO Study Plan Insurance Marketing:

For joining as LIC ADO you must have some insurance-related knowledge, after qualifying for the prelims exam, you will call for the mains exam. In the mains exam, one section is Insurance marketing. In this section, the question asked from the financial awareness and Insurance marketing awareness. Here the complete syllabus of this section:

Indian Financial Market
Capital markets and the government
Stock markets and Bond markets
Money markets and their role in the financial system
Mutual Funds, Insurance Industry, Regulatory Agencies, and Insurance Industry
Derivatives markets and private investing, Primary markets and secondary markets
The study of the foreign exchange interbank market, Special Statutes for Certain Financial Intermediaries
Establishment of FSDC, Financial Stability and Development Council, International Financial Organization
Introduction and History of Life Insurance, History of General Insurance, Types of Insurance, Indian Insurance Market, Insurance Current Affairs, Insurance Ombudsman, Bancassurance, and Current insurance schemes
ULIP (Unit Linked Insurance Plan Public), Sector Insurance Companies, Glossary of Insurance Terms, Private Sector Insurance Companies.
Employment State Insurance Scheme (ESIS), Abbreviations related to Insurance Industry. Other important topics related to Insurance Awareness, Schemes related to Insurance (PMFBY, PMJJBY, PMSBY, etc.)

Preparation tips:

  • Make proper notes on each topic so that you can revise them at the time of the exam.
  • Solve previous years’ questions for better preparation.
  • Solve Practice Quizzes.
  • Attempt Mock tests regularly analyze your performance.
  • Find weak and strong areas.

Books for LIC ADO Insurance Marketing:

Insurance Awareness: Basic concepts and tips for Interview – Part 001 (First edition Book 1)- by Gauri Sankar

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Q. Name some important books for LIC ADO Quantitative Aptitude?

A. Practice Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra And K Kundan, Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal.

Q. From where I prepare Insurance Marketing for LIC ADO?

A. You can prepare from Insurance Awareness: Basic concepts and tips for Interview – Part 001 by Gauri Sankar.

Q. Is there an interview in the LIC ADO recruitment?

A. Yes, there is an interview stage in the LIC ADO recruitment. After qualifying mains exams shortlist candidates called for the interview.

Q. When will the LIC ADO notification 2020 release?

A. The notification for LIC ADO 2020 will release soon on Life Insurance Corporation on its official website. As soon notification release we will update you.

Q. What is the age limit for candidates applying for the LIC ADO exam?

A. The minimum age limit is 21 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years. Age relaxation is as per government norms.

Q. From where I can prepare for the LIC ADO Prelims exam?

A. You can prepare from Kiran’s LIC ADO Prelim Online Exam Practice Work Book-English by Kiran Prakashan, Life Insurance Corporation of India Apprentice Development Officer (LIC ADO) Recruitment Examination by Arihant Publication. You can attempt mock test from our website for prelims and mains preparation.

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