LIC AAO 2019 exam is to take place on 4 and 5 May 2019. The official notification has been out on 2 March 2019 and the last date of application is 22 March 2019. The important thing during the preparation is the selection of the best books for the preparation of the exam. There are a number of books and study materials in the market which makes it very difficult for the candidates to choose from. In this article, we are providing the list of the best books for the preparation of LIC AAO Exam 2019.
LIC AAO Exam 2019: Tips and Strategy for Preparation
Phases in LIC AAO Exam 2019
LIC AAO exam has three phases – Prelims, Mains and Interview. Final selection of the candidates is based on total marks obtained in the Mains Exam & Interview.
The Prelims exam will test English Language, Reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude whereas the Mains exam will test Reasoning, GK & Current Affairs, Data Interpretation & Analysis and Insurance & Financial Market Awareness.
There will be a Descriptive Test of English Language for 25 marks. The test will be of Letter & Essay writing. The test will be in English and in online mode. Minimum qualifying marks for UR category is 10 marks while for SC/ST, it is 9 marks.
Books for Preparation of LIC AAO 2019
After going through the syllabus of the LIC AAO exam, it is very clear that the candidates need to prepare all the subjects well to get success in the exam. Now, we shall discuss some good books for each subject one by one.
Books for Quantitative Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude section will come in the Prelims exam while in the Mains exam, questions from the DI & DS section comes. So, Quantitative Aptitude section is going to play a critical role in the exam. The following books can be studied for the preparation of this section:
Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar Verma: This book is of a good standard wherein there are proper concepts and illustrations. Also, this book is known for the exams of difficult level and its questions are at par with the exams. So, this book is worth studying to ensure good marks in the exam.
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma: DI and DS are asked in the Mains exams of LIC AAO. So, the candidates need to have a command on this. This book will help them understand all the concepts and its practice questions are good enough for the LIC AAO Mains exam.
Books for Reasoning Ability
Reasoning section is asked in both Prelims and Mains exam of LIC AAO. So, the candidates can understand the importance of this section. For better preparation of this section, the following books can be studied:
A New Approach to Reasoning by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali: This book contains Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning both. The book has ample examples and questions for practice. The previous year questions can be useful in letting the students know the nature of the questions asked in the exam.
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey: This book is a standard book for analytical reasoning. The book has all the concepts of analytical reasoning. There is ample number of questions for practice in this book. The candidates should study this book and practise the questions given in this book.
Books for English Language
English section is equally important in getting selected in the LIC AAO exam. This year, English Language section is just qualifying in nature and marks will not be considered for ranking; however, its importance cannot be ignored. The preparation can be done with the help of the following books:
Objective General English by SP Bakshi: This is the most trusted book for the competitive exam wherein there are concepts of grammar, ample examples and plenty of questions for practice. The candidates can also find the questions from the previous year exams.
Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma: This book is the best book for Descriptive English section. The candidates should study this book to pass the hurdle of the descriptive section in the LIC AAO Exam.
Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis: English section becomes easy if the candidates master the art of vocabulary. The mentioned book is the best for vocabulary. This book is also a must read from the exam point of view.
Books for General Knowledge & Current Affairs
This section is important not only in the Mains exam but also in the interview. The section contains general knowledge and current affairs. The good books for this section are:
Static General Knowledge by Arihant Publications: In the GK section, questions are asked from many topics. To score better in this topic, the candidates need to have a book that contains all the relevant topics. The mentioned book Static General Knowledge is one such.
Current Affairs: This section can be prepared by reading the monthly magazines like Banking Services Chronicle (BSC Publications), Newspapers etc. Manorama Year Book is also helpful in preparing the Current Affairs section in the exam.
The LIC AAO 2019 exam can be cracked if the candidates choose the right kind of books and study material. The books mentioned in this article are studied and suggested by the exam toppers. So, the candidates should study with the help of these books for the LIC AAO exam.