Students can check the LIC Assistant Exam Pattern for both Prelims & Mains in this article. Understanding the exam pattern is very important if one wants to crack the paper. 

The LIC Assistant Recruitment has 2 majors phases to be cleared: Prelims & Mains Exam

Download LIC Assistant Syllabus 2019 PDF

LIC Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 Highlights

Students have to crack the Prelims exam if they want to write the Mains Exam. The Mains Exam is a bit tougher than the Prelims Exam. Read the following to know more:

LIC Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 (Mains)

All tests are separately timed.And all candidates need to remain in the exam venue for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes including the Log In time , collection of Hall Ticket , reading Instructions etc.All the questions will have multiple choices answers.All objective type tests will be provided both in English and Hindi except the language test.Every Section will be given specific time and the candidates can answer the questions only within the allotted time.Out of five answers to a question,only one will be correct and candidates need to select that correct answer.There will be a penalty for every wrong answer and 1/4 of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted as the penalty. Read the following to know more about Mains Exam:

  • The candidates must obtain minimum qualifying marks in each Section separately and obtain the minimum  marks in aggregate to qualify the exam
  • Candidates have to complete 5 sections within 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Sectional timing is segregated into 40 minutes for each section
  • The selection of the candidate will be based on marks secured in Mains Exam
  • The candidates who clear Mains will be called for Medical Test

LIC Assistant Mains Exam Pattern ( Part A & Part B states)-

This is the updated exam pattern for the LIC Mains Exam for the Part A and Part B states.

Sections Questions Maximum Marks Medium of exams

Minimum Qualifying Marks(SC,ST,PwBD)

Minimum Qualifying Marks(Others) Duration
General/Financial Awareness 40 40 English/Hindi 14 16 30 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 English/Hindi 14 16 30 Minutes
General English 40 40 English 14 16 30 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 40 40 English/Hindi 14 16 30 Minutes
Hindi Language 40 40 Hindi 14 16 30 Minutes
Total 200 200 2 hours 30 minutes

LIC Assistant Mains Exam Pattern ( Part C states)-

This is the updated exam pattern for the LIC Mains Exam for the Part A and Part B states.

Sections Questions Maximum Marks Medium of exams

Minimum Qualifying Marks(SC,ST,PwBD)

Minimum Qualifying Marks(Others) Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 English/Hindi 18 20 30 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English/Hindi 18 20 30 Minutes
General English 40 40 English 14 16 30 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 60 English/Hindi 22 24 30 Minutes
Total 200 200 2 hours 30 minutes

LIC Assistant Scoring Pattern 2019

The Exam has a definite scoring pattern and the scores will be obtained by the candidates through the following manner-

  • After applying the penalty for wrong answers,the number of correctly answered questions in each objective test is considered for arriving at the Corrected Score
  • The Corrected Scores obtained by a candidate are made equivalent in order to take care of the minor differences in difficulty level ,if any,in all the objective tests held in various sessions in order to arrive at Equated Scores.
  • Scores obtained by candidates on any tests are equated to the base form in consideration to the Score distributions of all the forms
  • The Scores on total and Testwise Scores are reported with decimal points up to two digits

LIC Assistant Cut-off Pattern

The cut-offs will be applied in two stages-

  • On scores in all the individual stages
  • On total Scores

Check the LIC Assistant Solved Question Paper (English & Hindi) Pdf here

LIC Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 (Prelims)

The Prelims Exam is scheduled for October 30 & 31, 2019. Candidates have to complete 100 questions within an hour.

  • The exam will be conducted in online mode
  • Sectional timing of 20 minutes to each section is given
  • The subjects included in the Prelims Exam are Reasoning, English & Maths
  • On the other hand, the subjects in Mains are Reasoning, GK, English, Hindi, Maths & Reasoning. Hindi has recently been added as a subject in Mains Exam
  • The best way to clear the exam is to solve 1 Mock Test each day
  • The students can fill the application forms from September 17, 2019-October 01, 2019
  • To crack the paper, the candidates must solve Previous Year Question Papers. They help in analyzing the exam pattern in a better way
Sections Questions Marks Time
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language/Hindi language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 marks 60 Minutes

FAQ's

How many attempts are allowed in RBI Assistant Examination?

There IS no fixed number of attempts in RBI Assistant examination.The minimum Age at which one can appear is 21 years and the maximum Age limit to appear for the examination is 28 years.

Does RBI Assistant has Sectional cutoffs?

Yes, RBI Assistant Examination has sectional cutoffs for both the Preliminary and Mains stages of the examination.

Will RBI Assistant Recruitment take place in 2019?

Yes, the RBI is going to conduct the 2019 Recruitment process soon. The RBI Assistant Notification 2019  is about to release in the last week of November.

How can I prepare for RBI Assistant?

A candidate should prepare according to the assigned syllabus, solve at least 5 years previous year questions of RBI Assistant and solve Mock Test Series to clear the RBI Assistant Examination.Smart work along with hard work will lead the candidate to selection.

Is the RBI Assistant Exam tough?

No, the RBI Assistant Examination is considered as an easy exam.With proper strategy and hard work one can easily clear the exam.

Will there be RBI Assistant this year?

Yes, the RBI Assistant 2019 notification is about to be released soon.The examination process will start next year.

Is RBI Assistant a Government Sector Job?

No, it is independently conducted by Reserve Bank of India.

Is RBI Assistant Exam conducted in an Online mode or Offline mode?

RBI Assistant Exam is conducted in an online mode completely.

Is RBI Assistant Examination conducted every year?

Yes, RBI Assistant Examination is conducted every year in two stages- Prelims and Mains.

Do RBI Assistant have different cut off for different categories?

Yes, RBI Assistant have different cut offs for General, SC,ST, OBC, PWD, EXS categories.

What is the RBI Assistant Salary?

After the 7th Pay Commission, the RBI Assistants is drawing a starting basic salary of ₹ 14650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates) in the scale of 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (20 years).

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