LIC Reasoning Questions: Check Previous Year Analysis And Preparation Tips


LIC reasoning questions and details are available here. The Life Insurance Corporation is a premium insurance organization that conducts the LIC AAO, AE Exam from time to time. LIC AAO and AE 2020 exam is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and so is the LIC admit card. It is expected to release soon. It advisable for the Candidates to keep preparing with a full swing until then. That is why we bring to you the LIC Reasoning Questions pattern to ease your reasoning section preparation.

LIC Prelims Exam:

The Written Exam will contain 3 sections namely: Reasoning, English  Language, and Quantitative Aptitude. There are a total of 35 reasoning questions in the LIC prelims exam. The total duration of the written exam will be 1 hour. 0.25 marks will be deducted in case of the wrong attempt. The test will have three sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. English: Language with special emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and comprehension 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 60 minutes

Note: English Language test will be of qualifying nature and marks in the Language section will not be counted while making the merit list.

LIC Mains Exam:

The main examination will consist of objective tests for 200 marks. There are a total of 30 LIC Reasoning Questions in the mains exam. The objective test will be online. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 30 90 40 minutes
2. General Knowledge, Current Affairs 30 60 20 minutes
3. Professional knowledge 30 90 40 minutes
4. Insurance and Financial Market Awareness 30 60 20 minutes
Total 120 300 120 minutes
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)/ Legal drafting for AAO(Legal) 2 25 30 minute


  • Descriptive test of English Language etc. will be of qualifying nature and the marks in the English Language will not be counted while making the final merit list.
  • The candidates are required to qualify each of the Tests to get selected.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests for the main examination. ¼ marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase I) will not be added for the selection and the final selection will be based only on the marks obtained by a candidate in Main Examination (Phase II) marks and that obtained in the Interview.

Reasoning Syllabus for LIC Exam

Alpha-numeric/Alphabetical Series Analogy Analytical Reasoning Blood Relations
Coding-Decoding Data Sufficiency Direction Sense Inequality
Input-Output Odd one out Puzzles & Seating Arrangement Ranking
Statement and Conclusion Statement-Course of Action Syllogism

LIC Reasoning Questions – Prelims Exam Analysis

Given below is the rough idea of the number of questions asked in the prelims examination of LIC. This analysis is based on the previous year examination.

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Numeric Series 5 Easy
Alphabet Series 2 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

LIC Reasoning Questions – Mains analysis

The Reasoning Ability section in LIC AAO main consists of 30 questions of 3 marks each. The minimum qualifying marks in the Reasoning Ability section is 45. Generally, there are 3 sets of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement. Overall the level of the reasoning section can be said to be Easy-Moderate. Puzzle asked in the examination are based on :

  • Circular arrangement +blood relation puzzle
  • Parallel Seating Arrangement 
  • Day Based Puzzle
  • Square or rectangular arrangements etc.

Have a look at the mains detailed LIC Reasoning Questions analysis(based on previous year paper)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Seating Arrangement and Puzzles 14 Moderate
Syllogism (based on only and few concepts) 04 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 04 Easy
Logical Reasoning (Course of Action) 02 Moderate
Logical Reasoning (Statement & Assumption) 02 Moderate
Logical Reasoning (Argument) 01 Moderate
Order & Ranking (7 people, arrangement on the basis of weight) 03 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning section preparation tips

For effectively covering LIC Reasoning questions from all topics, follow the tips below.

  • This section is standard for all candidates applying for the preliminary exam and mains exam. Candidates should try attempting the questions which can be attempted quickly first and then move to the difficult questions in the section. This would help them manage time well in the exam and boost confidence.
  • Clearing the basics is the key to ace LIC Reasoning Questions from all the syllabus topics.
  • Syllogism, coding-decoding, direction test, inequalities should be attempted first as they take less time to attempt and prove to be scoring.
  • The Reasoning section requires mental alertness and logics, so one should be very alert while attempting and practicing the questions.

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LIC Reasoning Questions- FAQs

Q1) How many questions are asked in the reasoning section of the LIC AAO exam?

Ans – In the preliminary examination, a total of 35 questions are asked and in the mains examination, a total of 30 questions are asked from the reasoning section.

Q2) When will the LIC AAO prelims examination take place?

Ans- The LIC AAO prelims examination got postponed because of the nation-wide lockdown. We will update the exam dates as soon as they are official released by concerned authorities.

Q3) Is the English language section qualifying in nature in the preliminary examination?

Ans-Yes, the English Language Test will be of qualifying nature, and marks in the Language section will not be counted while making the merit list.

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