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IB ACIO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021: Download Syllabus PDF

IB ACIO Syllabus And Exam Pattern 2021: Intelligence Bureau syllabus and exam pattern consists of all the content that candidate have to study hard to crack the competitive exam.

Syllabus is divided into two categories: Tier I and II. First part of ACCIO Syllabus consists of General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Numerical/ Analytical /Logical Ability & Reasoning, English Language and General Studies.

Tier II consists of Essay, English Comprehension and Precis Writing.

We advise all our visitors to first go through the syllabus very well before they start preparation.

All the preparation will go in vain if one don’t know the complete syllabus. That’s why we have made this post to help all those candidate who are preparing for IB ACIO Exam. Recently Ministry of Home Affairs has uploaded the notification for hiring of candidates for the position of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade-II and Executives.

IB ACIO Syllabus And Exam Pattern 2021: Summary

RecruiterMinistry of Home Affairs (MHA)
PositionAssistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/ Executive (IB ACIO Grade-II/ Executive)
Total Vacancy2000 Posts
Apply Online From19 December 2020
Apply Online Ends09 January 2021
IB ACIO Official Notification Upload18 December 2020
Last Date to Pay Fee➨9th January 2021 (Online)
➨12th January 2021 (Offline) – through SBI Challan
Admit Card DateAvailable Soon
IB ACIO Exam DateAvailable Soon
QualificationMust have done Graduation
Exam Time➨Tier I: One hour
➨Tier II: One hour
ACIO Exam Pattern ➨Tier I: Online test comprising of objective-type multiple-choice questions of 100 marks
➨Tier II: Descriptive type paper of 50 marks 
➨Tier III: Interview conducted for 100 marks 
SalaryRs 44,900/- to Rs 1,42,400/– Central Govt Allowance.
Application FeeExam Fee + Recruitment Processing Charge
➨General, EWS & OBC (Male): 100 + 500
➨SC/ ST, Female & Ex Serviceman: 0 + 500
Payment ModeOffline and Online Mode
➨By Debit or Credit Card / BHIM UPI , Internet Banking, and so on
➨SBI challan
Age Limit as on 09-01-2021➨Minimum Age: 18 Years
➨Maximum Age: 27 Years
Age relaxation given to SC/ ST/ OBC candidates as per govt norms
Age Relaxation➨5 years for SC/ST
➨3 years for OBC candidates.
➨Departmental candidates up to 40 years

➨35 years for general candidates and up to 40 years for SC/ST in case of widows, divorced women
 Vacancy Details UR- 989
EWS- 113
OBC- 417
SC- 360
ST- 121
Job LocationAnywhere in India.

IB ACIO Syllabus And Exam Pattern 2021

Tier-1 Exam Pattern

All the information given in this article is according to IB ACIO Latest Notification 2021.

  • Total 100 Questions candidate have to attempt in exam
  • Candidate have to attempt the exam within 60 minutes
  • Total 5 Section will be there in exam paper
  • All 5 Section are: General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Numerical/ Analytical/ Logical Ability, English Language and General Studies
  • 1 mark will be awarded of each correct answer
  • Negative marking will be there. ¼ marks will be deducted on every wrong attempt

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Awareness2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Logical/Analytical/Numerical Ability2020
English Language2020
General Studies2020

Also Read: IB Recruitment 2021 Apply Online: 2000 ACIO Exam Notification

Tier-2 Exam Pattern

  • In Tier 2 Exam of IB ACIO, Descriptive questions will be asked.
  • Objective type questions won’t be asked in it.
  • Question paper carry 50 marks total
  • Only 2 questions will be asked
  • Candidate have to attempt the exam within 60 minutes
Essay Writing30
English Comprehension & Précis Writing20

IB ACIO II/Executive Tier 3 (Interview Round)

  • Interview Round will carry 100 marks
  • Those who will score well in Tier-1 and Tier-2 will appear in Interview Round
  • Candidates may subject to Psychometric/Aptitude Test

IB ACIO Syllabus 2021

All the candidates must follow syllabus as given in our post so that you can score better in limited time by not investing precious time to unwanted topics. For your ease we have divided the syllabus subject wise in detail. Both Tier-1 and Tier-2 IB ACIO Syllabus is given below in detailed manner. Go through and start your preparation.

IB ACIO Syllabus 2021: Tier 1

IB ACIO General Knowledge Syllabus 

  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science & Technology
  • Indian Polity & Constitution
  • Economy & Finance
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Static GK

IB ACIO Reasoning Syllabus

  • 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.
  • Cube & Dice
  • Figure formation & Analysis
  • Missing Number
  • Series
  • Papercutting & folding
  • Counting of figures
  • Mirror Image
  • Water Image

IB ACIO English Comprehension Syllabus

  • Grammar Rules,
  • Antonyms,
  • Single/ Double Fillers
  • Fill In The Blanks
  • Error Detection
  • Synonyms,
  • One-word substitution,
  • Idioms & phrases,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Reading Comprehension/Passage,
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Preposition
  • Cloze Test,
  • Para-Jumble Sentences

IB ACIO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Number System
  • Simplification
  • 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.

IB ACIO Syllabus 2021 for Tier 2

Basically it’s descriptive detailed test that doesn’t consist MCQ type question. It is designed by officials to analyze knowledge of candidate regarding English Language and writing skills.

Those who have good command on vocabulary and general awareness can easily crack this part. To be precise questions will be asked from Precis, Comprehension and Essay Writing. For preparation of essay writing candidates are advised to check all the latest emergency trends, security threats in India , affecting diversity of India.

Books for Preparation of IB ACIO Exam 2021

  • Intelligence Bureau – ACIO Assistant Central Intelligence Officers’ Grade-II Executive Exam By R Gupta
  • Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Practice Work Book By Kiran Prakashan
  • Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II – Recruitment Exam By Arihant

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