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IB Exam Information

IB Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade-II/Executive Recruitment Exam is a paper-pen based entrance test directed by the Intelligence Bureau for recruitment of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer. Graduates aged between 18 and 27 years of age with basic computer knowledge are eligible to appear for this exam. This written test for ACIO Grade II/Executive in IB consists of two papers that analyze the general knowledge, reasoning, comprehension and mathematical ability of candidates applying for ACIO intelligence bureau recruitment. Aspirants who acquire a specific standard in the written test will be selected to appear for the interview conducted for the post of ACIO in Intelligence Bureau.

IB Exam Eligibility

  • Age Limit:18 to 27 years of age as on the last date of receipt of application.
  • Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST and by 3 years for OBC candidates.
  • Essential Qualification: Graduation or equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
  • Desirable Qualification:Knowledge of computers.

IB Exam Syllabus

Written Examination

  1. Objective type paper (80 questions for 80 marks)
    • General Studies / Awareness
    • Numerical Ability
    • Reasoning
  2. Descriptive paper (70 marks)
    • Essay in English/Hindi of not more than 300 words on a topic out of 4 choices: 25 marks
    • English/Hindi comprehension: 15 marks
    • Test of English/Hindi language, antonyms, synonyms, one word substitution, etc: 30 marks

    Total 2 hours for Objective and Descriptive paper.

  3. Stenography Skill Test - 50 marks
  4. English or Hindi Shorthand @ 100 words per minute.
    • Dictation: 10 minutes @ 100 words per minute.
    • Skill test on computer transcription of shorthand, 40 minutes (English) and 55 minutes (Hindi).
    • 10 minutes for shorthand & 40 minutes for transcription in English and 55 minutes for Hindi respectively, on computer only.

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