LIC Assistant Syllabus and Exam Pattern: Prelims and Mains

LIC Assistant Syllabus and Exam Pattern: LIC Assistant exam is conducted in two phases – prelims and mains. Candidates have to first take LIC Assistant prelim examination and after qualifying prelim examination, candidates need to appear for main examination. Let’s have a look at the syllabus and exam pattern of prelims and mains exam of LIC Assistant 2022. Click here to Join whatsapp/ telegram study group

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LIC Assistant Exam Pattern 2022

The selection process will consist of on-line test (Preliminary & Main exam) and test of specified opted local language.

LIC Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination: Online Preliminary Exam consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

LIC Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern
Sections Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language / Hindi Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


The LIC Assistant preliminary examination will be conducted in online mode and has a total duration of 1 hour or 60 minutes for each section. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. There will be no negative marking in the LIC Assistant prelims exam.  English/Hindi Language test will be of qualifying nature and marks in the Language section will not be counted for final merit list.

LIC Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

Phase-II: Main Examination: The LIC Assistant Main exam is also conducted online. The mains exam has 5 sections with a total score of 200 marks and total duration of 150 minutes. here will be negative marks for wrong answers in the main examination and ¼ marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

LIC Assistant Mains Exam Pattern
Sections Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 40 40 30 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness 40 40 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 40 minutes
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Hindi Language 40 40 30 minutes
Total 200 200 150 minutes


LIC Assistant Mains Exam: Minimum Qualifying Marks
Sections Minimum Qualifying Marks (SC/ST/PwBD) Minimum Qualifying Marks (Others)
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 14 16
General/ Financial Awareness 14 16
Quantitative Aptitude 14 16
English Language 14 16
Hindi Language 14 16
Total  –  –


Prelims marks are counted for final selection in LIC Assistant or not?

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase I) will not be added for the final merit list. Only the marks obtained by a candidate in Main Examination (Phase II) will  be counted for final selection.

LIC Assistant Prelims and Mains Exam Syllabus

LIC Assistant Prelims and Mains Maths (Quantitative Aptitude) Syllabus

  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Number Systems
  • Percentage
  • Sequence & Series
  • Surds & Indices
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Data Interpretation

LIC Assistant Prelims and Mains Reasoning Syllabus

  • Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Directions
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Ranking & Order
  • Alphabet Test
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Input-Output
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analytical and Decision Making Questions
  • Statements and Arguments

LIC Assistant Prelims and Mains English Syllabus

  • Error Detection
  • Phrase Completion
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Vocabulary

LIC Assistant Banking/General Awareness Syllabus

  • Current Affairs
  • Banking GA
  • Latest Government Schemes
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