IB ACIO Exam is a great opportunity for anyone who aspires to serve in the Intelligence Bureau of the country. This post offers a good salary with several other allowances as per the government rules and the number of vacancies also varies from year to year. Candidates who have applied for the posts of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Posts can get here IB ACIO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021. Go through the below sections to know more.
IB ACIO 2021 – Important Dates
|Name of the Board||Ministry of Home Affairs, Intellectual Bureau|
|Name of the Post||Assistant Central Intelligence Officer posts|
|Job Location||All over India|
|Online Application Date||19 December 2020 to 9 January 2021|
|IB ACIO Exam Date||Yet to be Announced|
IB ACIO Selection Process
Candidates applying for the IB ACIO Posts will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Written Examination
IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2021
IB ACIO exam pattern is different for different stages. The Tier 1 of IB ACIO exam is objective test. Each section of the test carries 25 marks. Total marks of the test is 100. Total duration of the exam is 60 minutes. For correct answer, one marks will be awarded to candidates. For wrong answers, ¼ marks will be deducted. Tier 2 comprises conventional type questions. The total marks of the exam are 50 and are conducted for 60 minutes. The Interview carries total 100 marks.
The following table shows the exam pattern for the Exam conducted for ACIO Post.
|S.No||Written Exam||Name of the Subject||Total Marks||Duration|
|1||Tier 1||General Awareness||100||60 Minutes|
|5||Tier 2||Essay On one of the Topic||50||60 Minutes|
|Total||150 Marks||120 Minutes|
- Tier 1 – will be an Objective type test.
- Tier 2 – will be a Descriptive Test.
IB ACIO 2021 Interview
The interview carries 100 marks. In the interview, candidates are judged based on their intelligence and personality.
Selection of candidates
- All registered candidates are required to appear in Tier 1 exam.
- Candidates qualifying the Tier 1 exam are called for Tier 2.
- On the basis of their combined performance in Tier 1 and 2, candidates are shortlisted for the interview.
- Based on the performance in Tier 1, 2 and interview, candidates are shortlisted for final selection subject to document verification.
IB ACIO Syllabus 2021
- Current Affairs.
- Blood Relation Test.
- Series Completion.
- Character Puzzles.
- Analytical Reasoning.
- Pattern Completion.
- Chart Logic.
- Image Analysis.
- Data Sufficiency.
- Logical Sequence of Words.
- Seating Arrangement.
- Direction Sense Test.
- Number Systems.
- Ratio and Time.
- Profit and Loss.
- Fundamental Arithmetical Operations.
- Computation of Whole Numbers.
- Use of Tables and Graphs.
- The relationship between Numbers.
- Operations Research & Linear Programming.
- Differential Geometry.
- Essential Mathematics.
- Real Analysis.
- Fundamental arithmetical operations.
- Computation of Whole Numbers.
- Time and Distance.
- Ratio and Proportion.
- Differential Equations.
- Time and Work.
- Analytical Geometry.
- One word substitutions.
- Verbal Comprehension passage etc.
- Detecting Mis-spelt words.
- Idioms and phrases.
- Fill in the blanks.
- Spot the error.
- Synonyms/ Homonyms.
- Sentence structure.
IB ACIO Tier 2 Syllabus 2021
The Tier 2 is a descriptive test and consists of English Language and Writing Skills. Candidates must check their grammar, vocabulary and general awareness. Questions are given on Precis, Comprehension & Essay Writing. For Essay writing, candidates must check for Emergency Trends in India, Security Threats in India and Cultural Diversity of India.
IB ACIO Exam Marking Scheme
- There will be a negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer in Tier 1 exam.
- For correct answer in Tier 1, candidates will get one mark.
- No marks will be awarded for un-attempted questions.
- For Tier 1 exam, there will be a minimum cut off marks of 33%.
IB ACIO Books 2021
Candidates can refer to the following books for IB ACIO exam:
|Name of Book||Author|
|IB ACIO Guide||R Gupta|
|ACIO Practice workbook||Kiran Prakashan|
|IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers Written Examination||Unique Research Academy|
|IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers – Paper I and II||GKP|
|Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II – Recruitment Exam||Arihant|
|IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers – Grade-II/Executive – Paper I and II||GKP|