LIC Assistant 2020 Exam Details: Syllabus and Book List

About exam:


Life Insurance Corporation of India has released the recruitment notification for the post of Assistant. LIC is a well-established and well-renowned Government based company of India. Established in 1956, LIC is currently India’s largest Insurance Company in India. It is an Indian state-owned Insurance Group and Investment Company. It has 8 Zone Offices, 133 Divisional Offices and 2048 Branch Offices with thousands of workers all across the country playing an important role in building the economy of the country



1.     Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either –

a)     a Citizen of India or

b)     a subject of Nepal or

c)      a subject of Bhutan or

d)     a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

e)     a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

2.     Age:

Minimum: 18 years Maximum: 30 years

Age Relaxation

·       Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe                                                                 5 years

·       Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)                                                3 years

·       Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under(General)                  10 years

·       Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under(SC/ST)                      15 years

·       Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under(OBC)                        13 years

3.     Educational Qualifications: FOR VARIOUS POST

Ø  A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Ø  The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Exam Pattern


Selection of LIC Assistant 2020 Exam will be done through a two tier process (Prelims+Mains) and subsequent Pre-recruitment Medical examination. Before getting into the details of LIC Assistant Syllabus, let’s have an overview of stages of LIC Assistant examination:

Phase I – LIC Assistent Pre

Phase II – LIC Assistant Mains

Phase III -- Pre-Recruitment Medical Examination



Preliminary Examination: Online MCQs

Total 100 marks for 100 questions. 0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer. Total time allotted 60 minutes

·       There will be 35 questions from Numerical ability which contain 35 marks.           Time 20 min  (Hindi/English)

·       There will be 35 questions from reasoning which contain 35 marks. (Hindi/English)

Time 20 min

·       There will be 30 questions from Hindi/English Language which contain 30 marks. (Hindi/English)Time 20 min

Main Examination

Total 200 marks for 200 questions.  0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer. Total time of 2hours.

·       There will be 40 questions from Reasoning/ Computer knowledge  which contain 40 marks. Time 30 min

·       There will be 40 questions from General Finencial Awareness which contain 40 marksTime 30min

·       There will be 40 questions from English Language which contain 40 marks.          Time 30min

·       There will be 40 questions from Hindi Language which contain 40 marks.             Time 30min

·       There will be 40 questions from Quantitative Aptitude which contain 40 marks. (Hindi/English).Time 40 min


Note:-- The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained by a candidate in Main Examination (Phase II) will be counted for final selection.

LIC Assistant Syllabus


  • Error Correction
  • Para jumbles
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze test

Numerical Ability

  • Number Series
  • Simplification
  • Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quantity Based Questions
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency

Reasoning Ability

  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Alphanumeric
  • Number Series
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Coding
  • Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency




High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin. 

How to Read Better and Faster by Norman Lewis Reading

Comprehension,Ordering of Sentences, Ordering of Words and Cloze Test by Dilip Khushwaha

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S Agarwal
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar
  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • Objective Mathematics for Competitive Exams by Tarun Goya


  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Agrawal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning by B.S Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K.Pandey


Computer Awareness Kiran Prakashan

Financial Awareness:--

  • Apart from these books, The Hindu and Indian Express are good sources of information on the latest developments. The focus should be on the business and world news sections of these newspapers.
  • Pratiyogita Darpan (Monthly Edition)

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