The IB ACIO Exam is conducted in three rounds/ tiers, namely: Tier 1, Tier 2, and a personal interview round. Each of these tiers has a different IB ACIO syllabus and exam pattern. Given below are the detailed syllabus for each of the tiers.
IB ACIO 2021 Syllabus For Tier I
According to the IB ACIO 2021 Exam Pattern, the Tier I exam consists of four sections, they are English Comprehension, General Awareness/ Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, and Numerical Ability. The details of each section are given below.
IB ACIO 2021 English Comprehension Syllabus
The questions in this section are asked to analyze the overall knowledge of English possessed by the candidate. Some of the main topics in this section are:
- Spellings Correction
- Idioms and Phrases
- Fill in the blanks
- Synonyms/ Antonyms
- One Word Substitution
- Verbal Comprehension Passage
- Detecting Mis-spelt words
- Spot the error
- Sentence Structure
IB ACIO 2021 General Awareness/Knowledge Syllabus
In this section, the candidates are tested on the knowledge based on the current affairs of the world. Some of the more specific topics have been listed below.
- Current Affairs
- Current News – National and International
- World Events
- Political news
- Events of National Importance
- Indian History
IB ACIO 2021 Logical Reasoning Syllabus
This section is to test the logical reasoning ability of candidates based on the following topics.
- Figure matching (Verbal and Non-Verbal)
- Pattern Matching
- Odd Man Out
- Analytical Problems
- Blood Relations
- Missing Letters
- Statements and Conclusions
IB ACIO 2021 Analytical Ability Syllabus
This section is to test the analytical reasoning ability of candidates based on the following topics.
- 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
IB ACIO 2021 Numerical Ability Syllabus
The numerical ability section of the tier 1 exam. This tests candidates on their basic numerical ability on the following topics.
- HCF and LCM
- Simple Interest
- Compound Interest
- Time and Work
- Trains and Boats
- Mixtures and Allegations
- Profit and Loss
- Statistical problems
IB ACIO Exam Syllabus - Tier II
Once the candidates have qualified the IB ACIO Tier 1 exam, they are now qualified to take up the IB ACIO Tier 2. This is a descriptive exam, hence it consists of comprehension, precis and essay writing. Each of which have been given in detail below.
The Descriptive test consists of English Language Writing Skills. In this section, it is expected that students may be asked to write an Essay, Letter of any given theme or topic for not more than 400 words.
- Checks your Analytical capability, Knowledge and Writing skill for English
- It is a subjective paper to be finished in 30 min (Precise, Comprehension & Essay Writing)
Most of the essay topics are based on current affairs of the world or India or can be miscellaneous as well, some of the specific topics may include:
- Emergency Trends in India
- Security Threats in India
- Cultural Diversity Of India
- Security Threats of India
- Cultural Diversity of the Country
- Emergency Trends
- Candidates must practice the basics of grammar and composition, precis writing to enhance their vocab.
IB ACIO 2021 Syllabus PDF
Candidates can download the detailed PDF for the IB ACIO 2021 syllabus here. This will help them prepare for the exam and make them confident about the same.
IB ACIO 2021 Preparation Books
The candidate should check out the IB ACIO 2021 syllabus, and according to that, he/she should select the best-suited book for him/her. Following books are highly recommended for this exam:
|Name of Book||Author||Publisher|
|IB ACIO 2021 Guide||R. Gupta||Ramesh Publishing House|
|IB ACIO Practice workbook||Kiran Prakashan||Kiran Publications|
|IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers Written Examination||Unique Research Academy||Unique Publishers|
|IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers - Paper I and II||GKP||GK Publications|
|Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II - Recruitment Exam||Arihant Experts||Arihant Publications|
|IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers - Grade-II/Executive - Paper I and II||GKP||GK Publications|
IB ACIO 2021 Tier I- Exam Pattern
IB ACIO Tier one has 4 different subjects that the candidates are tested on. The exam pattern for this has been given in the table below.
|General Awareness||100||1 hour|
|Logical/ Analytical/ Numeric Ability and Reasoning|
IB ACIO 2021 Tier-II Exam Pattern
The IB ACIO Tier 2 exam pattern is different from the Tier 1 exam pattern.
|English Comprehension and Precis Writing||20|
Frequently Asked Questions
- What type of questions are asked in Tier 1 of IB ACIO 2020 Exam?
Ans: The Tier 1 of IB ACIO Exam is of objective type.
- Is there any negative marking in Tier 1 of IB ACIO Exam?