Best Books for Intelligence Bureau (IB) ACIO Exam

mha ib acio books

MHA IB ACIO Books for all the section of exam in both Tier 1 & 2 are given below which can be checked and used for the exam preparations. Assistant Central Intelligence Officer is the high level competitive paper for which the applicants should study well and clear their basics before the exam. Following books can be brought online to study. Some of them are available in Hindi as well.

mha ib acio books

  • Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Practice Work Book Paperback – 1 Jan 2014 by Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran, KICX
  • IB – Assistant Central Intelligence Officers (ACIO): Grade-II/Executive Exam Guide: Asst Central Intelligence Officers (ACIO) Grade-II/Executive Exam Guide Paperback – 2016 by RPH Editorial Board (Author)
  • INTELLIGENCE BUREAU (Assistant Central Intellignce officer) GRADE – II / EXECUTIVE 2014: Paper I & Paper II Paperback – 21 Oct 2014 by GKP (Author), Third (Editor)
  • Intelligence Bureau – ACIO Assistant Central Intelligence Officers’ Grade-II Executive Exam Unbound – 1 Jan 2013 by Lal & Jain (Author)
  • IB: Asst Central Intelligence Officers (ACIO) Grade-II/Executive Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide) (Hindi) Paperback – 2016 by RPH Editorial Board (Author)
  • 20 Practice Sets for Intelligence Bureau (Assistant Central Intelligence) Paperback – Nov 2014 by Arihant Experts (Author)
  • ACIO – Intelligence Bureau Paperback – 2012 by Unique Research Academy (Author)
  • Intelligence Bureau – ACIO Assistant Central Intelligence Officers’ Grade-II Executive Exam (Popular Master Guide) by R. Gupta
  • ACIO: Intelligence Bureau by Unique Publishers (in Hindi & English)
  • IB ACIO Grade II/ Executive (Paper I & Paper II) 3rd Edition by GK Publishers

The above books are compiled set of material for all the subjects of prescribed syllabus. To focus on individual sections you can follow the books which are given below.

General Awareness

  • Pearson General Knowledge Mnaual 2017 by Edgar Thorpe
  • Arihant 1200+ objective questions general studies
  • Lucents’ General Knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations (old edition)- 2013 by Dr. R.S.Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K.Pandey

Logical Ability

  • Verbal & non- verbal reasoning by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal
  • A Modern approach to logical reasoning by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal Paperback – Nov 2014 by B.S. Sijwalii (Author), Indu Sijwali (Author)


  • Objective General English Paperback – Dec 2014 by S.P. Bakshi (Author)
  • General English by Wren & martin

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  1. Pradeep Kumar says:

    Dear Sir,
    ple. send me paper all paper set up to 10 year old.

  2. Which is the best book for preparing to MHA IB post…. please clarify me……..

    1. Hi Siva,
      You can refer to any book which are mentioned above and start your preparations for exam.

  3. Seema pandey says:

    Dear sir,
    How im prepare for ib exam it’s so much tough plzzz give some ideas for preparation in short time.

    1. just try to intelligent in thinking… can achive what you want

  4. Ajit Sharma says:

    Hi , Friend
    Have a nice day.☺
    Plese , tell me how to prepare for this exam .

    1. Hi Ajit,
      You can start your exam preparations by studying the syllabus topics from the best of books followed by practicing the previous & sample papers for the exam.

  5. What will be the interview based on ? How they score marks on interview? How to prepare for interview? Does negative marking effect in tier 1&2 exams? Is it okay to attempt all questions? Tips for tier 2 exam?

    1. Hi Raza,
      1) Interview questions will be based on general awareness, current topics, post related, concerned subjects etc.
      2) Stay knowledgeable about your surroundings and learn more and more to score more in interview. Practice answering questions in front of panel. This way you will gain confidence for interview.
      3) There is negative marking in Tier 1 exam, so attempt only those questions for which you know the answer. The questions which are not Attempted are not marked.
      4) For Tier 2, the level of questions will be little higher so prepare and practice lots and lots of questions of each subject.

  6. Sir which the best books for preparing ib exam 2017 suggest 1 book

  7. Ananya Paul says:

    I want to know the cut off percentage of tier1 exam ….
    Thanking you.

      1. Komal kundra says:

        No sir…i think 33% is for tier2 as mentioned in advertisement. Is it for tier1 also?

        1. Hi Komal,
          The cut off for Tier 1 is 33% and candidates who score this will only be eligible for Tier 2 exam.

      2. Sir, are there sectional cut off also?
        Or overall only.

  8. Deeksha Rathore says:

    Sir please tell me that how to prepare for this xam please tell me some ideas for preparation in home study

    1. Hi,
      Prepare the syllabus from books and practice lots and lots of questions. Just studying the basics will not help, how to implement them has to be learnt well. Stay focused for exam and you will achieve best score.

  9. rishav sudan says:

    sir, plz send me last 5 years solved paper of MHA IB

  10. Pooja dashore says:

    Hi sir
    I m new for this type of exam
    So please tell me some ideas & guidence
    For prparation oF this exam

  11. I.B. cutt off general ka Kya hota hai (Probably) tier 1 ka?? Please Answer me.

  12. Hi sir,from where we can best study about world history??is lucent enough??

  13. Teju Ruth says:

    hi Abhineet,
    I would like to know the total marks for tier-I exam and time limit..Is it online or offline? Where can I get the latest ques papers coz I have seen some change in the exam pattern in the previous years (2012,2013)… Please do help me out.Thank you in advance 🙂

  14. Purnima Tripathi says:

    Hello sir,
    Which books /objective type question book should i prefer for GS n GA section for Ib AICO to clear it with in less span of time till 15 oct.??
    Plz help

  15. Pushpendra dhakad says:

    I am first choice IB only for IB

    1. Pushpendra dhakad says:

      But your help me freind my first exam IB

  16. Mohd Kaleem says:

    Dear sir
    Please tell me best book for IB ACIO immidiatly so I start my preparation for it please sir

  17. Mohd Kaleem says:

    Dear sir
    Please tell me how I prepare in 1 month for IB please tell me how am I ready for it

    1. Hi Mohd,
      You can prepare the syllabus well followed by the previous papers & sample papers practice which will make you well prepared by exam.

  18. Sir I want to know that how many questions generally ask on GS and other topics

      1. Hello sir…
        sir actually I need to clear this exam…sir I have checked the books names as per your stated…but I’m confused which is most desirable for study…so plz help me in this regards…if possible… that’s help me a Lott…and one more thing sir can I get PDF of these books online…

  19. Sir which candidate are eligible to ACIO complete graduation (or) appear graduation (final year)

    1. Hi Dinesh,
      As per the official notification, they need graduation degree for application process.

  20. Tell me please, is question paper available in Hindi also.

  21. Thanks for replying sir…………..But when I see question papers there are more question on GS

  22. Sir is there any sectional cutoff?? For all four sections?? Is it mentioned anywhere?? Plzz clarify!!

  23. tier 2 pen paper based hoga ya fir computer

  24. Sumanta Kumar Pradhan says:

    Dear , please tell me how and which process I started my preparation.

  25. Sir which book prepare of gk and GA for it plezz suggested me

  26. Hi sir i want to know which publication book is best for acio exam

  27. Acio paper conducted in hindi or english or both pls revert m

  28. Gajanan chavan says:

    what was last cut off for ST candidates?

  29. Ghanshyam sharma says:

    hi sir
    please tell me IB ACIO 2nd paper in which language come ( hindi or english )

  30. Hello sir,
    Can I know if it is required to clear d cut off for each section separately for tier 1 paper??

  31. Yashawant vikram singh says:

    Sir mujhe yeh janana hai ki 2nd paper essay writing hai… wah only English me hi hoga ya hindi me essay likh sakte hai.. please sir

  32. Sir can you provide general awareness pdf for IB ACIO ?

  33. Sir, can u tell me about IB exam books?

  34. Ruchi Tripathi says:

    Hi Abhineet Sir,

    Actually I am working in travel industry and I want to clear IB ACIO exam, Please guide me how start study this is the 1st time I am giving government exam so I am unaware of anything.
    Suggest me one particular book so that I can start my preparation immediately.
    Or else you can also suggest detailed tips how to study 🙂

    Hope will you reply earliest, your guidance will help me a lot…

    Kind Regards,
    Ruchi Tripathi

    1. Hi,
      Yes you can surely clear this exam. You can refer the books which are given on our website, followed by which you need to practice the previous papers & sample questions to be prepared well. Study and practice the most before the exam so that your basics are cleared and you have clear picture of solving questions in exam.

  35. Shivakrishna says:

    Sir, please send me the to download the books..

  36. Shivakrishna says:

    Sir, It is difficult to find out above montioned books.please send the link to download them….

  37. shivam sharma says:

    please provide gk book for ib acio.

  38. Deepika Goel says:

    Are there sectional cutoff in tier 1 too?? Tier 2 is written exam. isn’t??

    1. Hi Deepika,
      In Tier 1 the percentile average will be checked, and yes Tier 2 will be written exam.

  39. Hi.. Can anyone suggest any material for general awareness part.. any one book or PDF available.

  40. dear sir,
    is there any book for short trick answer pattern for the exam??

  41. Sir tell me
    questions paper of this exam in only english language or both language

  42. shweta joshi says:

    how to prepare for tier 2 exam? which book i have to prefer..

  43. Anurag jain says:

    Hello sir
    I want to know that in tier2 the essay will be in english or hindi both?
    Which is the best book for tier 2 and link for download

  44. Anurag jain says:

    Sir will the essay be bilingual or in english only?
    Which book is best for tier2 and link for download. Please provide

    1. Hi Anurag,
      The paper will be set up in bilingual form. For the best books you can refer the list which is mentioned above.

  45. Hi
    When will new vacancies notification out .plz inform me .

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