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Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has recently released 292 vacancies for Intelligence Bureau (IB), of which there are 54 vacancies for IB ACIO grade I and 55 for IB ACIO grade-II vacant posts. Interested eligible candidates can apply. Online registration has started on 20th June, 2020 and will be closed on 19th August, 2020. Having good study materials in hand and being well acquainted with syllabus and exam pattern is a must to clear the exam. Choosing standard study materials and referring previous question papers will help a lot in exam preparation. It is best to start early than preparing last minute. In this article we will discuss about few best books required for the IB ACIO 2020 exam.
IB ACIO 2020 – Important Details
|Name of organization||Intelligence Bureau (IB)|
|Name of the Post||ACIO (Assistant Central Intelligence Officer)|
|Job Location||Anywhere in India|
|Online Application Date||20th June, 2020|
|Selection Process||· Written examination- Tier – I, Tier – II
IB ACIO 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
For any competitive examination aspirants must be well aware of the syllabus and exam pattern. This will help you in drafting a very good study plan. With a proper study plan, guidance and hardwork one can easily crack any competitive exam.
|Tier||Subjects||Total Marks||Total Duration|
|Tier – I||Written Exam of Objective type MCQs
a) General Awareness
|b) Quantitative aptitude|
|c) Logical/analytical ability|
|d) English language|
(a) Essay on one of the given topics (30 marks)
|(b) English comprehension & précis writing (20 marks)|
- There will be negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer in Tier-I.
- Candidates who have scored a minimum of 33% marks in IB ACIO 2020 preliminary test will be eligible for IB ACIO 2020 Main Exam.
IB ACIO 2020 Syllabus
- Number Theory
- Number Systems
- Square Roots
- Cube Roots
- Fractions and Decimals
- C.F. and L.C.M.
- Ratio and Proportion
- Boats and Streams
- Clocks and Calendars
- Mixture and Allegation
- Pipes and Cisterns
- Time and Distance
- Time and Work
- Simple Interest & Compound Interest
- Profit and Loss
- Mensuration- Areas and Volumes
- Area and Perimeter of Plane Figure
- Volume And Surface Area of Solid
Logical/ Analytical Ability
- Verbal Tests
- Reasoning Tests
- Analytical Reasoning
- Direction and Distance Test
- Linear Arrangement Test
- Complex Arrangement Test
- Analogy Test
- Odd Man Out
- Series Test
- Blood Relationships Test
- Symbols and Notations
- Alphabet Test
- Data Sufficiency Test
- Data Interpretation Test
- Logic Tests
- Statements Assumptions
- Statements Arguments
- Statements Conclusions
- Statements Action
- Non-Verbal Tests
- Problems Based on Symmetry
- Problems Based on Visual Ability
- Classification (Non-Verbal Tests)
- Series (Non-Verbal Tests)
- Analogy (Non-Verbal Tests)
- Check the spellings
- One word substitutions.
- Verbal Comprehension passage etc.
- Detecting Mis-spelt words.
- Idioms and phrases.
- Fill in the blanks.
- Spot the error.
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- .Sentence structure.
General Awareness Syllabus
- Indian History
- Indian Polity
- Current Events
- Current national & International events
- World History & World geography
Best Books for IB ACIO 2020 Exam Preparation
Importance of choosing standard study materials
There are lots of books available in the market. Getting hands on the right book matters. Few tips to select the right book –
a) Check whether the book covers all the topics as per the syllabus.
b) Buy latest Edition books from renowned authors.
c) Select books that include sample papers, previous year question papers apart from the topics.
Books for IB ACIO 2020
- IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers Grade II/Executive Written Examination by Unique Publishers
- IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer – Paper I and II by GK Publication
- Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade II Recruitment Exam by Arihant Publications
- ACIO Practice Workbook by Kiran Publication
- General awareness by Manohar Pandey
- Lucent’s general knowledge for Static GK
- Read newspaper daily
- Download Entri and get free current affairs capsule
- General Awareness Questions by Entri
Logical/analytical Ability and Quantitative Aptitude
- Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agrawal
- Quantitative Aptitude by N.K singh
- The Pearson Guide To Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination – Dinesh Khattar
- Daily Practice Quiz – Permutation,Combination & Probability – Quantitative Aptitude Quiz
- Daily Practice Quiz – Simple Interest and Compound Interest – Quantitative Aptitude Quiz
- Daily Practice Quiz – Time and Work – Quantitative Aptitude Quiz
- Logical Venn Diagram – Verbal Reasoning Questions
- High School English grammar and composition by wren & Martin
- Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis
- Objective general English by S.P Bakshi
- Weekly English Vocabulary Based on The Hindu Editorial 2020 August 21
- How to Solve Reading Comprehension Passages in English
- Basic English Grammar Rules of Preposition
- A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non – Verbal reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
- The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical reasoning by Peeyush Bhardwaj.
- Analytical Reasoning (BSC Publication) by M.K Pandey.
- Analogy Reasoning Questions and Answers
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