IB ACIO Recruitment Exam – Pattern, Books & Topics to Cover

intelligence bureau assistant central intelligence officer recruitment 2013,intelligence bureau exam 2013 preparation,preparing for intelligence bureau recruitment 2013This could well be called a season of government exams with numerous tests lined up in the coming months.One among them is Intelligence Bureau recruitment for Assistant Central Intelligence Officer.This being a central govt. organisation, the response would be naturally higher.Hence we take you through a detailed look of IB ACIO 2013 exam question paper pattern that shall aid in preparations.


The ACIO recruitment 2013 announced by Intelligence Bureau, which comes under Ministry of Affairs had invited online applications from graduates.


There were no discipline or percentage constraints enabling all degree holders to apply.Though an opportunity for many it certainly pushes up the number of applicants manifold.


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ACIO Exam Pattern

The blueprint for most competitive exams in India are mostly similar & it holds true for this intelligence bureau`s officer recruitment as well.

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As you can see from the above graphic, the question paper will consist of two parts.Both should be attended continuously on a single day itself.

  • Paper I has objective questions on General Awareness, Reasoning, Comprehension (English) & Aptitude.
  • Paper II is of descriptive nature.It is primarily to check your writing skills in english language.

Candidates should answer these questions on coding sheets within 1 hour 40 minutes.



The IB ACIO 2013 examination is scheduled to happen on September 15th. With exactly a month left, here are some useful guides to help you in getting ready for the Intelligence bureau exam.


IB assistant intelligence officer exam guide – Buy online for Rs.130

* 15 practice sets to gain speed – Buy online for Rs.85



Topics to cover:

Those who have appeared for bank/ government exams previously shall know the starting point to prepare.But first time applicants would find it difficult.So we have compiled a list of few important topics to concentrate.



GK/ General awareness


Time & Distance Politics Synonyms
Percentage Economy Antonyms
Profit Loss Sports Sentence completion
Simple/ Compound interest Science & Tech.
(physics, chemistry, biology etc)
Error spotting
Time & Work Historical events Comprehension
Series completion Geography  
Length, Volume & Area Current affairs  
Ratio & Probability International news  


Note: It is impossible to predict the syllabus or question areas in advance.


The above list should only be seen as a starting point for newbies.Inorder to secure high marks, one has to touch upon all other chapters in that subject.

We know many are having one common doubt.Since IB hasn't mentioned anything about reducing scores for for wrong answer, in their notice - we believe it as no negative marks.

If any of our reader has information on this front, do share it via comments.You are also free to post your study plans for intelligence bureau recruitment exam.

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