LIC ADO Syllabus 2024: Prelims and Mains Topic Wise Syllabus, PDF Download

The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) conducts an online exam to select Apprentice Development Officers (LIC ADO). Prelims, mains, and personal interviews are the three stages of the LIC ADO Recruitment 2024. Applicants can apply on the LIC’s official website.

To pass the exam, applicants must thoroughly review each subject’s syllabus. We have provided the syllabus for all of the sections subject-by-subject in this article to ensure that the applicants have a thorough understanding of the material. The syllabus listed is from last year, and it is expected to remain the same this year. It will be updated here if anything changes.

LIC ADO Syllabus

Name of the OrganizationLife Insurance Corporation of India
PostApprentice Development Officer
Selection ProcessPrelims and Mains
PrelimsDuration- 1 hour
100 question
MainsDuration- 2hours 
150 question

LIC ADO Syllabus 2024

Except for a few subjects included in the mains exam, the LIC ADO syllabus is the same for both the prelims and mains exams. Take a look at the table below for a detailed subject-by-subject syllabus for the LIC ADO.

LIC ADO Preliminary Syllabus

LIC ADO preliminary exam consists of three subjects which are Reasoning, Numerical Ability, and English Language. The table below shows the subject-wise syllabus for the prelims exam.


Numerical Ability

English Language

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Linear and Circular Sitting Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Alphabet Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Distance and Direction
  • Blood Relations
  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Number Series
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mirror Images
  • Decision Making
  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Time & Work
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Time & Speed
  • HCF & LCM
  • Problem On Ages
  • Bar Graph
  • Pictorial Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Error and Sentence correction.
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence Arrangement/ Word Arrangement.
  • Comprehension & Cloze Test.
  • Vocabulary questions
  • Para connectors
  • Para completion
  • Para restatement
  • Paragraph inference
  • Para fillers
  • Idioms & Phrases

LIC ADO Mains Syllabus

LIC ADO mains syllabus is the same as that of prelims for Reasoning, Numerical Ability, and English Language. Other subjects included in the mains exam are General Knowledge & Current Affairs, and Insurance Marketing. Have a look at the table for the syllabus of the subjects left.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

Insurance Marketing

Financial Awareness

Insurance Marketing Awareness

  • Current affairs of National & International news
  • Indian Current Events
  • Banking Awareness
  • General Science
  • General Knowledge
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Sports
  • Culture & Banking Sector
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Principles of Insurance
  • Current events from Sports
  • Awards and Honors, Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  • Countries, Capitals, and Currencies
  • History of India
  • Indian Economics
  • Indian Constitution 
  • Indian Politics
  • 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
  • Insurance Industry
  • Derivatives markets
  • Private investing
  • Primary markets
  • Secondary markets
  • 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 


Now that the applicants have a thorough understanding of the LIC Apprentice Development Officer syllabus, they can begin their preparations by consulting some of the books listed below.

S.NO.Books NameAuthor/PublicationImportance
1.LIC ADO – L.I.C. Apprentice Development Officers Recruitment ExamDr. Lal & JainIt covers the entire LIC ADO recruitment syllabus of all the subjects.
2.Kiran’s Lic Ado Prelim. Online Exam Practice Work Book-EnglishKiran PrakashanThis book covers the syllabus of the LIC ADO prelims exam in detail.
3.Guide to LIC ADO (Apprentice Development Officers)Disha PublicationThis Guide includes the exam pattern, exam structure. Weightage of questions along with the syllabus of the exam.
4.Life Insurance Corporation Apprentice Development Officer (LIC ADO) Recruitment ExaminationArihant PublicationIn this book, candidates will get Insurance marketing questions as well covering the Financial awareness section.
5.Logical & Analytical ReasoningA. K. GuptaThis book is useful for all the competitive exams.
6.A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-VerbalB. S. Sijwali, Indu SijwaliClearing a competitive exam is not that easy. This book provides tricks to solve Reasoning topics quickly.
7.Analytical ReasoningM.K.PandeyIt is a problem-solving book that evaluates simple & complex questions to enhance the decision-making skill of students.
8.Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S.AggarwalThis book makes up the important section of not only verbal but no-verbal reasoning also.
9.Perfect Competitive EnglishV.K.SinhaIt covers all the major syllabus topic-wise.
10.Competitive General EnglishKiran PrakashanTo sharpen their grammar and vocabulary skills candidates can refer to this book.
11.Objective General EnglishS.P.BakshiIt will give basic grammar knowledge as well as brush-up English language skills.
12.General KnowledgeArihant PublicationsThis book covers General knowledge of history, civics, geography, current affairs, the Indian Constitution, and much more.
13.General PhysicsRakesh YadavIt covers the entire syllabus of Physics topic-wise.
14.General ScienceLucent General Science by Lucent covers all the topics in Physics, Chemistry & Biology.

LIC ADO Exam Pattern

Applicants interested in working as a LIC ADO should begin studying for the exam as soon as possible.

The LIC ADO Exam is divided into three sections:

  1. Written exam
  2. Interview
  3. Medical Test

The written exam is computer-based and is divided into two parts:

  1. Round-I: Preliminary Examination
  2. Round-II: Mains Examination

The LIC ADO exam is divided into three categories:

  1. Open Market: open for all the candidates
  2. LIC Employee: open for candidates who are full time, salaried employee of LIC (under Grade III)
  3. LIC Agent: open for candidates who work as agents under LIC.

The following is the LIC ADO prelims exam pattern:

LIC ADO PrelimsTotal marksDuration
Paper-I: Reasoning3520 minutes
Paper-II: Numerical ability3520 minutes
Paper-III: English language3020 minutes
Total7060 minutes

For each paper, there are 35 questions.

As a result, the maximum score for Prelims is 70, as the English language marks are qualifying and are not taken into account in the ranking.

The Open Market category, out of the three above, has two phases:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains

Applicants for the LIC Employee and LIC Agent categories, on the other hand, only need to take the LIC Mains exam.

LIC ADO Mains Exam consists of three papers:

  1. Paper-I: Reasoning Ability & Numerical Ability
  2. Paper-II: General Knowledge, Current Affairs & English Language
  3. Paper-III: Insurance Marketing

The following is the detailed exam pattern and marking scheme for the LIC ADO mains:

LIC ADO Mains PapersMedium of ExamTotal Marks
Paper-IEnglish or Hindi50
Paper-IIEnglish or Hindi (except for the English Language)50
Paper-IIIEnglish or Hindi50

The total time duration is 120 minutes.

LIC ADO Syllabus FAQ’S

What are the other important topics other than common topics in LIC ADO Main syllabus?

Other important concepts that are covered in the LIC ADO in addition to the common ones The following are the main topics covered in the curriculum:u003cbr/u003eInsurance and Financial Marketing Awareness for Open Market Category.u003cbr/u003eElements of Insurance and Marketing of Insurance for Agents Category.u003cbr/u003ePractice and Principle of Insurance Marketing for Employee Category

How was the interview round in the LIC ADO conducted?

Applicants who have been shortlisted for the LIC ADO exam will be invited to an interview. The combined marks in the interview and mains exam are used to determine the final merit list. The interview will have a maximum score of 37 points.

What are the main topics in the Insurance Marketing section of LIC ADO syllabus?

Financial Awareness and Insurance Market Awareness are the main topics covered in the Insurance Marketing section of the LIC ADO syllabus.

What are the important parts of the LIC ADO syllabus?

Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, and English Language must all be included in the LIC ADO Exam syllabus. Other sections of the Main exam are included, but this three-part set is the most important.

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