IB ACIO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2017 (MHA)





IB ACIO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2017

Since IB ACIO Syllabus has not been given in IB ACIO 2017 Recruitment Notification, there is a lot of confusion among aspirants regarding Syllabus of Intelligence Bureau of India for the post of Grade II – Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO). In this post we are sharing IB ACIO Syllabus and exam pattern based on previous years pattern.



IB ACIO Syllabus 2017 – Exam Details

Name of the Board  Ministry of Home Affairs
Name of the Post Assistant Central Intelligence Officer
Number of Vacancies 1300
Application Mode Online
Job Location  All Over India
Selection Process  Written Test and Interview
Official Notification Click here to Download
Link to Apply Online Click here to Apply now
Official Website  www.mha.nic.in

Selection Process of IB ACIO Examination:

1) Tier-1 Exam (100 Questions, 100 Marks, 60 minutes)
2) Tier-2 Exam (50 Marks, 60 minutes)
2) Interview (100 Marks)

Based on the combined performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and interview, the candidates would be short listed for final selection subject to successful completion of their Character and Antecedent verification followed by medical examination.

Tier-1 Examination of IB ACIO Examination 2017 (Objective Type)

IB ACIO Tier-1 Examination is similar to SSC Tier-1 Exams which consists of objective type MCQs, divided into 4 parts containing 25 questions of 1 marks each on: 

a) General Awareness 
b) Quantitative aptitude 
c) Logical/analytical ability 
d) English language.


Total time duration combining all sections is 60 minutes.

There is a negative marking of  1/4 (-0.25) marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I.

Syllabus of IB ACIO Tier-1 Examination

General Knowledge: Question will be asked from 
  • Indian History, 
  • Indian Polity, 
  • Current Events, 
  • Geography, 
  • Economy, 
  • Basics of computers etc. 

Focus will be on Current national & International events, banking, sports, awards, recruitments  etc. 

Reasoning:- Questions will be asked from 
  • analogies, 
  • similarities and differences, 
  • spatial visualisation
  • spatial orientation, 
  • problem solving, 
  • analysis, 
  • judgement, 
  • decision making, 
  • visual memory, 
  • discrimination, 
  • observation, 
  • relationship concepts, 
  • arithmetic reasoning, 
  • verbal and figure, 
  • Non Verbal Reasoning.


English Comprehension: It will be test of English comprehension. Questions will be asked from 
  • Grammar Rules
  • antonyms, 
  • synonyms, 
  • one word substitution, 
  • idioms & phrases, 
  • Fill in the blanks.
  • Reading Comprehension/Passage, 
  • Cloze Test, 
  • Para-Jumble Sentences etc. 

Quantitative Aptitude:- Questions will be asked from 
  • Number System
  • HCF LCM, 
  • Simplification, (Important)
  • Average, 
  • Time & Work, 
  • Mensuration, 
  • Percentage, 
  • Profit & Loss, 
  • Simple & Compound Interest, 
  • Investment, 
  • Problem On Ages, 
  • Time & Speed, 
  • Problem On Trains,
  • Permutation and Combination,
  • Series and Sequences,
  • Bar Graph, 
  • Pictorial Graph, 
  • Pie Chart. 

No Sectional Cut-off for Tier-1 Examination.

Tier-2 Examination of IB ACIO Examination 2017 (Subjective Type)

Descriptive Exam:- Tier-2 will be a Descriptive Type Test on English Language. Questions will be from English:

a) Essay on one of the given topics (30 marks), & 
b) English comprehension & précis writing (20 marks).

This part will be designed to Check English Writing Skill & Analytical Ability. 

Note:- Candidates are advised to be in touch with Current Topics of last 3 month from exam. Candidates must have proper Knowledge of facts & events so that in essay they show their skill & ability. Try to study in depth of Important Current Topics as they may come handy in Essay Part.

For Tier-II examination, there will be a minimum cut off marks of 33%.

Interview: 100 marks

On the basis of their combined performance in Tier-I and Tier-II, the candidates would be short listed for the interview. 

Final Selection 

Based on the combined performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and interview, the candidates would be short listed for final selection subject to successful completion of their Character and Antecedent verification followed by medical examination.

Click here to Download IB ACIO Previous Years Question Papers in PDF

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