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Intelligence Bureau (IB), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has released job notification for direct recruitment of 1430 Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade II/ Executive. Online application submission for the IB recruitment will begin on 12 August 2017.  And also one more important thing is to know the Expected and Previous year Cut Off Marks.

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Tier - I is a written exam (objective type) with 4 section and a time duration of 1 hour as shown in table below. There is a negative marking of ¼ marks for each wrong answer and no marks would be awarded for unattended questions. There will be a minimum cut off marks of 33%, and those who will clear the Tier I exam will be called for TIER II exam.
Section Number of Questions Max. Marks
General Awareness 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25
Logical/Analytical Ability 25 25
English Language 25 25
Total 100 100

Knowledge of IB ACIO exam syllabus provides an insight of the topics and types of expected questions in the IB ACIO Recruitment exam. The information of different topics will help the students learn about their weakest and strongest areas in different sections. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses will then enable the candidates to plan the preparation strategies accordingly. Below is a guide to the IB ACIO Exam Syllabus.
The General Awareness topics for the exam would include. Each topic will roughly contribute to 2-3 questions in the exam.
    • Current Affairs. • Economy & Finance • Geography • History. • Physics. • Biology. • Chemistry • Static GK • Indian Polity & Constitution. • Economics. • Science & Technology
The Analytical Ability topics for exam would include:
    • Blood Relations • Seating Arrangement • Analogy. • Coding - Decoding • Venn Diagrams • Missing Numbers • Ordering & Ranking • Logical Sequence of Words. • Water Image & Mirror Images. • Direction Sense Test. • Embedded Figures • Figure Formation & Analysis • Data Sufficiency. • Logical Sequence of Words. • Water Image & Mirror Images. • Direction Sense Test. • Character Puzzles. • Classification. • Series. • Analytical Reasoning. • Pattern Completion. • Chart Logic. • Image Analysis.
The Analytical Ability topics for exam would include:
    • Number Systems. • Simplification • Percentages. • Ratio & Proportions • Menstruation. • Averages • Mixture Problems • Algebra • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations. • Profit and Loss. • Speed, Time & Distance • Decimals. • The relationship between Numbers. • Time & Work • Boat & Stream • Partnership • Pipes & Cisterns • Problems on Ages • Geometry • Permutation & Combination • Probability • Simple Interest, Compound Interest • Trigonometry, Heights & Distances • Data Interpretation • Computation of Whole Numbers. • Use of Tables and Graphs & bar Diagrams • Decimals. • The relationship between Numbers. • Ratio and Proportion. • Discount. • Statistics.
The English Language topic for exam would be:
    • Cloze Test • Error Spotting • Fill In The Blanks • Idioms and Phrases • One Word Substitution • Para Jumbles • Phrase Replacement • Phrases & Idioms • Reading Comprehension • Sentence Correction • Synonyms & Antonyms • Adjectives. • Detecting Mis-spelt words. • Verbs. • Clauses. • Active & Passive Voice • Preposition

Tier - II is a descriptive test with essay writing ( 1 topic – 30 marks), english comprehension and précis writing (20 marks), a total of 50 marks and a duration of 1 hour. Tier II primarily tests the candidate's English writing skills and analytical capability. The minimum Cut-off for the IB ACIO Tier II Exam is 33% marks to be eligible for the Interview.
Section Marks
Essay Writing 30
English Comprehension writing 20
Total 50

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Tips and Strategies is a checklist to ensure that a candidate is following an effective study plan to ace the exam. Below mentioned are some of the well researched and practiced "Tips" to crack any Government Exam.
Candidates can crack the exam only with right approach and correct strategy and can also clear the IB ACIO Recruitment Exam 2017 but remember there is a sectional cut off for these Examination.
  • Tip - 1:Identify the weak areas, for some it may be Quantitative aptitude (maths), for others it may be English. Whatever the section it might be pay special attention to these. If possible take the help of extra coaching.
  • Tip - 2: Take online mock tests to see where you stand and what your strengths. Look for reputed online coaching websites for free mock tests.
  • Tip - 3: If you are repeatedly making the same mistakes, find out what is happening and analyze the mistakes. A reliable coach can help you in this matter.
  • Tip - 4: Space out your learning in comfortable time slots. It is sufficient to start preparing 2 months before the exam. But allot enough time in the day to the preparation so that you have adequate time to focus on each section of the test.
  • Tip - 5: This is the most important one. Stay Positive! There will be highs and lows in your journey to preparing for the bank exam. Whatever happens stay focused and don’t give up.
The English Language is also a scoring subject. It contains 25 Questions of 25 marks out of 100 in the written exam. Here examiner tests your basic English skills through Vocabulary, Grammar, Comprehension, etc.. If you have good command on your English section, you will score more from it. Tip 1: English preparation starts from basics. So you should have strong your basics first. And check below tips to crack IB ACIO Exam. Tip 2: Divide it up into chunks and seriously master each chunk. Memorize with a fresh mind. Tip 3: Read our Series, Daily Word list, Weekly Editorials, Roots of English and Grammar Scholar and practice exercises/ quizzes to have good command over English Grammar & vocabulary. Tip 4: Easy way to learn English vocabulary apart from these series is read books like Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis to improve your vocabulary skills. Tip 5: You can use the difficult words assigned for the day in conversation or in your writings to help you practice. Improve your context skills. Tip 6: Play word games online or with friends and crossword puzzles. Tip 7: Use memory tricks like mnemonics. Practice vocabulary tests. Target to improve your results each time. Tip 8: Next, see your performance in the reading comprehension section of the mock test. Tip 9: Are you quick in picking up the context and meaning of what you are reading or do you need some time? Practice by doing a lot of reading. Tip 10: Read books, articles, blogs, websites, newspapers etc. of varying topics and length.
The Reasoning is a common part of the entire competition exam. This section is your golden goose. The reasoning section contains 25 questions of 25 marks out of 100. As this section has no practical application in banking jobs. This section is important because it reflects you, your ability to handle situations and the most important thing is how you approach, how you think and handle/ solve the situation in less time. Tip 1: First understand the basic concepts of different topics. Tip 2: Identify the topics that scare you most and work hard to get a good hold over them. Tip 3: Lot of practice is required to excel in this section. Tip 4: our primary focus should be on accuracy because there is negative marking for every wrong answer. Tip 5: If you are not perfect in reasoning section, take it at last. Remember it is a time-consuming part doesn’t waste your time here if concepts are not clear. Tip 6: Don’t spend lots of time on a single question. Tip 7: Identify straightforward thinking questions for high accuracy. Tip 8: Plan yourself from easy to hard questions. Tip 9: If your reasoning is perfect, then attempt difficult questions at the same time otherwise not.
Aptitude Section contains 25 questions of 25 marks in IB ACIO out of 100. Quantitative section is the toughest part of IB ACIO Preparation. Most of the students are afraid of this part. Aptitude paper design to tests your calculation skills and knowledge of school level mathematics. You should have well prepared for formulas, concepts, properties, shortcuts tricks, etc. to get success in this subject. Tip 1: This section required practice. More and more practice. Tip 2: Attempt easy category questions first such as Simplification, Problems on Ages, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest, Profit and Loss, TSD, Ratio & Proportions, etc. Tip 3: If you do not feel good with this subject, take it at last. Tip 4: Difficult question category Probability, Quadratic Equations, Mixture and allegations, Time and Work, Time Speed and Distance, and Number Series. Tip 5: Do not waste most of the time in a few questions while missing out on the rest.
Now the section which has no end, no boundary. This section can prove to be a game changer, it's less time consuming and can be attempted with 100% accuracy. This section needs vast information with daily update. Tip 1: We need to make a habit of reading newspapers regularly. Tip 2: Read “The Times of India”, “The Hindu”, “The Telegraph” etc. Tip 3: You need to keep an eye on what’s happening around you in your country and world as well. Tip 4: There are many leading magazines that focus on current affairs and General Knowledge. Tip 5: These magazines beautifully categorize the articles with its genres to make it interesting to read on. Some of the useful magazines are Banking Service Chronicle, Business Today etc. Tip 6: Follow news channels at least once a day. Try to go through all the breaking and highlighted news, and make it a habit. Tip 7: Note down all important news of the day in your note book, learn it and revise it on a next day. This exercise will make you master in General Awareness section. Tip 8: Try to give priority to areas like Sports, Government Affairs or technology, news on banking sectors,and economic and business news.