IB Exam Pattern, Selection Procedure, Books Exam Preparation– Assistant Central Intelligence Officer

IB Exam Pattern Updates

The recent IB Exam Pattern is as stated below:

  • There are 3 stages that a candidate needs to qualify to get recruited as an Assistant Central
    IB Exam Pattern, Selection Procedure
    IB Exam Pattern, Selection Procedure

    Intelligence Officer with the Intelligence Bureau of India.

  • The 3 stages of Exam will be as follows:
    1. Preliminary Exam (Tier I)
    2. Mains Exam (Tier II)
    3. Interview
  • The Preliminary & Mains Exam will be written and the third stage will be the Interview.

IB Exam Pattern for Prelims Tier- I

The Tier I Stage will be a written exam of 1 hour. This exam will have four different sections consisting of 100 marks.

Subject No. of Qs. Max.
Marks
Duration
General
Awareness
25 25 1 Hour
Quantitative
Aptitude
25 25
Logical/
Analytical Ability
25 25
English
Language
25 25
Total 100 100
  • A total of 100 questions will be asked in this exam.
  • This is an Objective Test.
  • There is Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • A candidate is allowed to appear for Tier II only after qualifying Tier I.

IB Exam Pattern for Prelims Tier II

The Ter II exam will be of 50 marks and will consist questions from two subjects.

Subject Max.
Marks
Time
Essay (1 Topic) 30 1 Hour
English Comprehension
& Precis
20
Total 50
  • The Mains Exam will be of 50 marks.
  • This is a Written Descriptive Paper.
  • The Minimum Cut off for Tier II is 33%.

IB Exam Pattern for Interview.

  • The Final stage i. e the Interview will consist of 100 marks.
  • On the basis of their combined performance in Tier-I and Tier-II, the candidates will be short listed for the Interview.
  • The final selection of the candidates will be based on the combined score of Tier I, Tier II & Interview.

You can read the recruitment notification by clicking on the link below:

IB Recruitment 2017 – Asst. Central Intelligence Officer (1430 Vacancies)

Official Notification of IB Exam Pattern & Recruitment

Recommended Intelligence Bureau Books

Before discussing the Intelligence Bureau Books for ACIO Exam lets have a look on the exam pattern. The IB ACIO Exam is conducted in 3 Tiers. The Tier I & II will a written examination conducted in offline mode.

  • IB Tier I Exam Pattern

This is an objective exam consisting of 100 Qs in 1 hour of time duration. There is Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Subject No. of Qs. Max.
Marks
Duration
General
Awareness
25 25 1 Hour
Quantitative
Aptitude
25 25
Logical/
Analytical Ability
25 25
English
Language
25 25
Total 100 100
  • IB Tier II Exam Pattern

The IB Tier II exam will be of 50 marks consisting 1 hour time duration. This exam aim to test your English writing skills. You will be given a essay topic & english comprehension/precise writing. To know in detail about the Intelligence Bureau Exam Pattern & selection procedure go through the link below:

Detailed IB Exam Pattern 2017

Intelligence Bureau Books – ACIO Exam 2017

1. Intelligence Bureau Books for General Awareness

The General awareness constitute of static gk and current affairs. In this subject more weightage is given to history and science section. For static part you should go for 6-10th class NCERT. These books give you a wider knowledge with basic concepts and are authentic source to study. For a complete guide refer to the Lucent GK books. You must have to be familiar with the Static G.K as well as recent news in order to score more marks in GK subject. Here are the list of the GK Books for IB ACIO Exam.

  1. Lucent’s General Knowledge
  2. NCERT Book from 6th to 12th.
  3. IB ACIO-II Central Intelligence Officer (Popular master guide) by R.Gupta

Online Study Material – GK

  • Current Affairs App: Make sure to read the Capsules, then take the Daily, Weekly and Monthly Quizzes.
  • Static GK: These capsules are important to keep you up to date on trivia and events and to boost your General Awareness.
  • GK Quiz: Boost your General Awareness with these short quizzes.
  • Current Affair Monthly Capsule: If you don’t have an Android app, read daily capsules for the past 3 months.
  • Current Affair GK Quiz: Make sure to take these quizzes daily.

2. Intelligence Bureau Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Name of Book Author Publisher
Quantitative
Aptitude Test
N.K Singh Upkar
Prakashan
Quantitative
Aptitude for
Competitive
Examinations
R.S.
Aggarwal
S.Chand

Quantitative
Aptitude

Think Tank
of Kiran
Prakashan
Kiran
Prakashan

Bonus Online Material – Quant

  • Quant Formulas: Go through all the shortcuts, concepts and tips carefully.
  • Quant Quiz: Get tiny quizzes with solutions to fix your mistakes on the spot.
  • Maths Short Cut Tricks: Try shortcut tricks for Quantitative Aptitude.

3. Intelligence Bureau Books for Logical/Analytical Ability

Name of Book Author Publisher
Test of Reasoning Edgar
Thorpe
Pearson
A Modern Approach
to Verbal &
Non-Verbal
Reasoning
(Revised Edition)
R.S
Aggarwal
S.Chand

Competitive
Reasoning
Verbal &
Non Verbal
(Fully Solved)

Think Tank
of Kiran
Prakashan
Kiran
Prakashan

Online Study Material – Reasoning

  • Reasoning Concepts: Clear your concepts so you can easily solve all the Reasoning questions.
  • Reasoning Quiz: Practice is key to perform well in the reasoning section. Make sure to take them all!

4. Intelligence Bureau Books for English Language

This English language subject is also asked in the IB Tier II Exam. If you grasps the basic grammar concept for Tier I then will also help you in writing essay & comprehensions for IB Tier II.

Name of Book Author Publisher
Objective English Edgar Thorpe Pearson
Objective General
English
R.S. Aggarwal,
Vikas Aggarwal
S.Chand
Word Power
Made Easy
Norman Lewis Penguin
High School English
Grammar &
Composition
Wren & Martin S. Chand
Essential Grammar In
Use
Raymond Murphy Cambridge
University
Press – New Delhi

Objective English for
Competitive
Examinations

Hari Mohan
Prasad,
Uma Rani Sinha
Mcgraw Hill
Education
Objective General
English
S.P. Bakshi Arihant

Online Study Material – English Language

  • English Word Power Made Easy Capsule: Learn the memory techniques for vocabulary, grammar lessons, tips, tricks and much more.
  • English for Competitive Exam Module: The best technique for contextual usage, grammar and practice for RCs.
  • English Quiz: Practice questions in tiny quizzes and see where you stand among your peers.
  • English Stack Exchange: Type in your grammar-related query on Google and click on links from English Stack Exchange. You can also visit the forum to learn English in an unstructured format, one doubt at a time.
  • Thesaurus: Learn synonyms and antonyms for various words.
  • The Hindu: Read the Editorial page to improve your English.

If you have any doubts about Intelligence Bureau Books and study material then please feel free to ask us. To know the salary structure & work profile of IB ACIO Recruitment then go through the link below:

IB Work Profile & Career Growth

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