IB ACIO 2020: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IB ACIO 2020: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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The Intelligence Bureau, better known by abbreviation IB, is India’s domestic intelligence, internal security and counter-intelligence agency. It is reputed to be the oldest such organization in the world. Arvind Kumar, the current director of the IB, took over from Rajiv Jain on 26 June 2019. the IB is used to garner intelligence from within India and also execute counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism tasks  In addition to domestic intelligence responsibilities, the IB is particularly tasked with intelligence collection in border areas.Every year, Intelligence Bureau (IB) releases the notifications for the recruitment of ACIO.

♦IB ACIO Exam Pattern

Intelligence Bureau (IB)ACIO Exam will be conducted in 3 phases. The  exam is –

  1. Tier-I (Prelims Examination)
  2. Tier-II (Mains Examination)
  3. Interview/Personality Test
  • Tier  I– will be an Objective type test.
  • Tier II– will be a Descriptive Test.

Stage-1: IB ACIO Preliminary Examination:

This is an online exam where candidates have to solve the question paper in  hour for 100 marks. The test comprises of 4 sections. The section-wise distribution of the marks is given below:

Section No. Of Questions Marks Time
General Awareness and General  Study 20 and 20 20 and 20 60 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Logical/Analytical Ability 20 20
English Language 20 20
Total 100 100

Stage-2: IB ACIO Mains Exam

The candidates who clear the preliminary Exam IB ACIO 2020 Exam are eligible to for IB ACIO 2020 Mains Examination. 

Section Marks Time
Essay Writing 30 60 minutes
English Comprehension & Précis Writing 20
Total 50

Stage-3: IB ACIO Interview/Personality Test

The Aspirant who qualified in Mains is shortlisted for Interview. The Aspirant is selected on bases of their performance in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Interview.

♦IB ACIO Exam Syllabus

Sr. no. Subject Topic

Quantitative Aptitude


  • Number System.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Decimal & Fractions.
  • Ratio and Proportions.
  • Simplification.
  • Problems on Ages.
  • Percentages.
  • HCF & LCM.
  • Average.
  • Mixtures & Allegations.
  • Time & Ratio.
  • Simple & Compound Interest.
  • Time and Work.
  • Time and Distance.
  • Data Interpretation etc.

Logical & Analytical Ability

  • Logical Venn diagram
  • Missing Number
  • Paper cutting & folding
  • Embedded figures.
  • Figure formation & Analysis
  • Series
  • Alphabet Test
  • Analogy
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Blood Relation
  • Classification
  • Coding decoding
  • Distance direction test
  • Matrix
  • Cube & Dice
  • Mirror Image
  • Water Image
  • Pattern Completion
  • Counting of figures

English Language

  • Verb.
  • Error Correction.
  • Tenses.
  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • Sentence Rearrangement.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Articles.
  • Grammar.
  • Unseen Passages.
  • Synonyms.
  • Comprehension.
  • Cloze Test.
  • Idioms & Phrases.
  • Antonyms etc.
  • Comprehension Passages etc

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs (5-6 months)
  • Static GK
  • Indian Polity & Constitution
  • Science & Technology
  • Physics
  • Economy & Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

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