The IB ACIO Exam is conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs for the recruitment of Officers for the Intelligence Bureau. It’s one of the premium and sought-after posts in India. This blog provides you with the full IB ACIO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020. Let us know about the IB ACIO Exam Pattern & Syllabus in detail.
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IB ACIO Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Selection Process
IB ACIO Exam Pattern consists of the following three stages: –
- IB ACIO Tier-I Exam (Total Marks: 100)
- IB ACIO Tier-II Exam (Total Marks: 50)
- IB ACIO Interview (Total Marks: 100)
IB ACIO Exam Pattern: Tier 1 2020
The IB ACIO Tier 1 Exam Pattern consists of 4 sections. the details are given in the following table:
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|General Awareness||20||20||60 mins|
*There will be a negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer.
IB ACIO Exam Pattern : Tier 2 2020
The IB ACIO Tier 2 Exam pattern consists of 2 sections. details are shown below:
|Essay Writing||30||60 minutes|
|English Comprehension & Précis Writing||20|
IB ACIO Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Selection Criteria
- Only those candidates would be called for IB ACIO Tier-II exam who qualify a certain standard in Tier-I. For the Tier-II examination, there is a minimum cut off of 33%.
- On the basis of their combined performance in Tier-I and Tier-II, the candidates would be shortlisted for the interview.
- The final selection would be made on the basis of combined performance in all the selection stages.
IB ACIO Syllabus 2020
IB ACIO Syllabus: General Knowledge
The IB ACIO Syllabus for General knowledge section consists of following list of topics:
Indian History, Polity, Current Events, Geography, Economy, Basics of computers etc.
The focus will be on Current national & International events, banking, sports, awards, recruitments etc.
- Current Affairs
- Science & Technology
- Indian Polity & Constitution
- Economy & Finance
- Static GK
IB ACIO Syllabus: Reasoning
IB ACIO Syllabus for Reasoning section has the following list of topics.
- similarities and differences,
- spatial visualisation,
- spatial orientation,
- decision making,
- visual memory,
- relationship concepts,
- arithmetic reasoning,
- verbal and figure,
- Non-Verbal Reasoning.
- Cube & Dice
- Figure formation & Analysis
- Missing Number
- Papercutting & folding
- Counting of figures
- Mirror Image
- Water Image
IB ACIO Syllabus: English Comprehension
The IB ACIO Syllabus for English comprehension section covers following topics:
- Grammar Rules,
- Single/ Double Fillers
- Fill In The Blanks
- Error Detection
- one-word substitution,
- idioms & phrases,
- fill in the blanks,
- Reading Comprehension/Passage,
- Active & Passive Voice
- Cloze Test,
- Para-Jumble Sentences etc.
IB ACIO Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude
The IB ACIO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude (Maths) consists of below given topics:
- Number System
- HCF LCM
- Time & Work
- Profit & Loss
- Simple & Compound Interest
- Problem on Ages
- Time & Speed
- Problem on Trains
- Permutation and Combination
- Series and Sequences
- Bar Graph
- Pictorial Graph
- Pie Chart.
IB ACIO Syllabus: General Studies
The General Studies section of IB ACIO Syllabus will cover:
- History (Ancient / Medieval / Modern)
- General Science
(these topics are based on our understanding as per the general studies syllabus of other similar exam)
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IB ACIO Syllabus 2020 – Paper II
IB ACIO Tier-II exam consists of two sections namely – Essay Writing and English Comprehension & Précis Writing
Essay Writing: Candidates will have to write essays that can be based on topics such as:
- Emerging Trends in India
- Cultural Diversity of India
- Security Threats, etc
English Comprehension & Précise Writing: In this section, the candidate’s English Comprehension will be tested.
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IB Recruitment 2020 Vacancy
The IB ACIO 2020 Recruitment Notification has announced a total of 2000 Vacancies. The category-wise details are as follows:
|Category||No. of Vacancies|
IB ACIO 2020-21 Exam Centers
|Delhi NCR||Delhi NCR|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro Steel City|
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IB ACIO Syllabus FAQs
Candidates should between 18 and 27 years with a Graduation or equivalent qualification from a recognised university.
IB ACIO syllabus for Tier I comprise topics from General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Numerical/Analytical/Logical Ability & Reasoning, English Language and General Studies. Tier II syllabus comprises topics on Essay, English Comprehension and Precis Writing.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has released IB ACIO 2020-21 notification for the post of Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence (IB ACIO) Grade-II. A total of 2,000 vacancies have been announced.
IB ACIO employees get Level 7 ( Rs. 44,200-1,42,000) + admissible Central Government Allowances as salary
Candidates can apply for 2000 IB ACIO posts.