MHA Intelligence Bureau ACIO Exam Pattern Syllabus 2021 PDF Download


MHA IB ACIO 2021 recruitment exam is being conducted for the selection of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade II/ Executive Jobs. Intelligence Bureau Ministry of Home Affairs takes the online applications from the eligible candidates. The graduates from any field are being made eligible for this examination. The selection of the applicants is based on the written test & Interview. For the written test the applicants have to prepare in the best way so that they can flourish in the exam with best scores.

MHA IB ACIO Syllabus 2021

The syllabus for Paper 1 is-

Comprehension Part English language is being tested- The skills to comprehend English
GK Part (General Awareness/ General Knowledge) Current News/ Affairs, World Events, National Events, Political News, Historical Things, Weather/ Climate, Economy
Reasoning Includes Both verbal & non- VerbalFigure Matching, Odd man out, pattern matching, missing letter, relations, observation, statement understanding, simple analytical problems
Mathematical Problems/ Quantitative Aptitude HCF & LCM, Problems of numbers, interest problems, time & work, profit & loss, averages, ratios, , mensuration, ratios, mixtures, probability, statistics, problems on trains

 The syllabus for Paper 2 is-

English Capabilities To write on topic to check the grammatical English errors, to solve out the questions to check English writing faults
Analytical Questions Based on presence of mind, the questions need to be answers. These will check your capability to solve things in what time and how much caliber.

MHA IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2021

The details of first phase of selection- Written Test is being discussed below-

The test has 2 papers-

Paper I- Objective Type

Paper II- Descriptive Type

Followed by papers, Interview is of 100 marks for the candidates.

Exam Type Subjects Included Total Marks Total Time
Objective General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical/ Analytical Ability, English language (25 questions of 1 mark each) 100 marks 60 min
Descriptive Essay writing (30 marks), English comprehension & precis writing (20 marks) 50 marks 60 min

NOTE: 1. In Tier 1 (Objective Test), there will be negative marking- 1/4th mark is deducted for each wrong answer

2. For Tier 2, Cut off is 33% from Tier 1.


The applicants who all apply for the MHA IB ACIO 2021 Exam need to make themselves prepared so that they have no stone unturned in the exam. The candidates can follow the syllabus and then make their schedule for the exam.

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  1. nityanand paswan says:

    I like this

    1. Will there be two papers,, checked in Admit Card Duration is only 1 hour?

  2. sajagagrawal says:

    Plzz tell me some information about intelligence bureau

  3. roshan singh says:

    please tell me whether there is
    1) 100 mins for paper 1 and 100 mins for paper 2 or ;
    2) 100 mins for both the papers?
    please reply

    1. Yes, Both papers will held in single shift (100 min. for both papers)

  4. I want to from were can I get the details of exam for 2016

  5. hariom gupta says:

    sir please tell me in which month ib vacancy release every year


    Please give me details of MHA ACIO EXam of 2016. and examination pattern.

  7. ramesh kumar says:

    I am fight this examinatin

  8. Shweta Rai says:

    yaa really helpful👍

    1. How can get the solved questions papers?

      1. Hi Manu,
        You can get the previous papers from the links given above and download them for your exam preparations.

        1. does mha conducts this acio 11 exam every year

          1. MHA might conduct this evam every year, but we will update the same on our website about the recruitment.

        2. Raj kishor says:

          Thanks for helping

  9. gyanendra kumar says:

    How to come intelligence bureau post

  10. diljan mahala says:


  11. shubham bains ( suvi singh bains) says:

    I love ib and can do anything for my india

    1. bhawani shankar sharma says:

      firstly u have to pass the examination …without it u can’t do anything for india…so be prepare my dear…:)

  12. Mayuri D. Jadhav says:

    Please assist when would the MHA AICO exams be in the year 2017.
    i am not clear about the eligibility criteria of it, please assist me.

  13. If personality test include stenogarphy test.?

  14. sunil pal says:

    pls tell me what is the process of selection

    1. Hi Sunil,
      There will be 2 exams- Objective & Descriptive followed by them will be an interview round.

      1. Hi
        I want preparatio tips and last 10 years papers pdf

      2. interview round means interview bhi hoga….????

  15. Keshav Kumar says:

    What is physical test for IB

  16. tawinda khan says:

    Will the pre and mains exam be conducted the same day or will it be taken seperately

  17. Bhai complete syllabus topic wise bta do

  18. Surendra Bhadu says:

    Tier 2 is must be written in English ya both Hindi or English tell me

      1. Paper offline hoga ya online

  19. Basant kaushik says:

    Sir stenography bhi hogi kya

  20. Syllabus above in.the box is overall syllabus or there is something more.thay we need to study

    1. Hi Rahul,
      This syllabus is the defined one, you can focus maximum on topics given above.

  21. Does the syllabus include World history

    1. Hi Gowtham,
      It is rare, but some important updates can be covered into General Awareness.

  22. English me synonyms antonyms bhi aynge kya

      1. Paper offline hoga ya online

  23. Vinodkumar l says:

    Sir how we can cover gk &current events
    Please give me some suggestions

    1. Hi Vinokumar,
      We will be soon providing the GK Material for ACIO exam. Also, start reading newspapers and watch news to get the latest updates of happenings around.

  24. Sir isme height (boys/girls) Kitni compulsory hai!!!!!!!?

    1. Hi,
      There is no restriction on height in ACIO exam, the selection process includes written exam & interview.

  25. sir is AICO exam conducted every year , net year in the month of August my age will be 27 + will i be eligible answer please

      1. Sir next year in the month of August i will be 27 years and 6 months old still i will not be eligible…?

        1. Hi Tariq,
          No as per the eligibility criteria, you can be of maximum 27 years of age.

  26. Sanjeet Kumar says:

    Where can I get previous year paper??????

  27. rahul sharma says:

    i am in the final year of my graduation,,
    will there be any problem if i register for IB ACIO 2017??
    Please reply.

  28. P.bharath says:

    Sir Iam new student I don’t know any thing for this IB so can you please give me a detailed information for this ib….and what would be read to this wlexam and how to prepare to this exam give me some information… so please brother help me… And detailed information also send me my mail….brother

    1. Hi,
      We have collated ACIO material above which you can use for your exam preparations. You can also solve the papers and refer to best of books for the exam.

      1. Plz send me d syllabis sir

      2. dpk singh says:

        tell me about slbs

        1. Hi,
          You can prepare the topics which are mentioned above for the exam. The questions in exam will be asked from the core topics of the subjects mentioned in exam pattern given above.

  29. Kamal Singh says:

    Sir age 18-27 year h. To relaction jo OBC me 3 year ka h, wo 27 year me hi add h ya fir 27+3=30 year tak hoga
    Plz suggest me.

      1. shubham choudhary says:

        Sir English ka topic kon kon sa h ….or iski prepared kaise kare ….please give me guidance for English prepared

      2. In ib acio Both the exam tier 1 and tier 2 will be conducted on the same day or another day

      3. In ib acio Both the exam tier 1 and tier 2 will be conducted on the same day or another day.please comment

  30. vikas yadav says:

    what is the course of IB ACIO

  31. Hello sir, what is important to all part clear what will bring the number of marks in the minimum all part

    1. Hi Naveen,
      all the sections are scoring enough, your best preparation will help you in getting best marks.

  32. Radhika Madaan says:

    Gud morning Sir..
    I wanna know is there any sectional cut-off or simply overall cutt-off for Tier 1 in IB ACIO 2017 Exam??

  33. bipin topno says:

    sir whar are the documents needed to apply

    1. Hi,
      The documents included will be- educational qualification, age relaxation documents, caste certificate etc. will be needed.

  34. Upen tiwari says:

    Is there any sectional cutoff for paper 1?

  35. shubham choudhary says:

    Sir English Ke liye kon kon sa topic h or iska prepared kare …please give me guidance

  36. P K MOHAPATRA says:

    Dear Mr.singh,
    Can I Eligible (Below 50%)in Bsc.(Electronics) For Applying MHA IB ACIO…Pls Guide Me…

  37. surendra bairwa says:

    tier-1 exam computer based hogi kya

  38. Hi, I have completed B.E EEE in May 2017. But I will not receive degree certificate yet. Can i eligible for IB exam? Please tell me.

    1. Hi Lakshmi,
      Kindly try to apply for exam, I have little doubt because for ACIO graduation degree is required and it had to be uploaded while filling application form.

  39. snehasis hembram says:

    sir,is ACIO exm how to came question pettarn for paper-1 and paper-2

  40. Whether exam is conducted on online or offline mode.and syllabus for the exam same or updated this year.And can’t able to get 2015 2016 question papers..please provide

  41. Whether exam is conducted on online or offline mode and i have the doubt about the syllabus is updated or old because from 2011-14 question papers not sync with current syllabus and can’t able to get 2015 2016 question papers any website.please provide

    1. Hi,
      The syllabus given above is updated in above article and you can practice the questions from the old papers, because they will give you confidence of appearing in exam and know the level of your preparations.

  42. Mukesh Yadav says:

    Is integration and calculus coming in exam of IB ACIO Assistant?

  43. vasu pujari says:

    hello….i need 2000 to 2008 old questions paper and its Answer.

  44. MD sarwar says:

    Hi I have a doubt about tier-2 exam will it be separate from tier-1 or note please guide current national issues are important for essay writing..

    1. Hi,
      Yes Tier 2 exam is different and will be given by only those who clear Tier 1. Yes you should be aware of current issues.

  45. shilpi kumari says:

    Ib k form me final submit k bad edit kiya ja sakta h kya agar kuch galti ho to..

    1. Hi Shilpi,
      It can be done till the last date of application and before the final submission of application form.

      1. Sir plz send detail syllabus in PDF plz

  46. ankit sharma says:

    Sir paper kis language m aayega

  47. Karuna joshi says:

    Sir, ib acio tier 1 ka exam online hoga ya offline. Please tell me answer.

  48. Is this Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam held in one day?

    1. Hi Sneha,
      It depends on the total number of applicants which will be notified by officials.

  49. Sir ib acio ka paper 1 pura English me hoga ya Hindi English dono me

  50. Karuna joshi says:

    Sir tier 1 paper kis language me aayega.

  51. Sir tier-2 exam will be bilingual?

  52. scary!!!! 33% of round 1,hmm filtering is huge.i hope i can clear round 1.
    pls can some one give me some tips for preparing .hardly one month left!!!!

    1. Hi,
      You can prepare all the topics for exam in the way that your basics are cleared and you are able to answer all type of questions.

  53. Hii Abhineet,
    Is it like both papers (Objective + Descriptive) will be together?? Or, the ones who clear the Objective will only be eligible to sit for Descriptive part (paper II) ??


    1. HI Kallam,
      Yes, it can affect because General Awareness is very important part, so practice and learn more about it from the books. Also, your score in general knowledge can affect the cutoff in Tier 1.

  55. Is ib exam conducted every year?

  56. santosh bhatt says:

    Sir exam online hoga ya offline

  57. Hi sir I have applied for IB,recently I have completed B.E.civil engineering but I was failed in 2 subjects in last year which was going to clear in the month of December. After clearing tier1 and tier2 is there any problem Aries??

    1. Hi Rohit,
      If you are eligible for the exam, then you can give both Tier 1 & 2 just prepare well for both.

  58. Paper offline hoga ya online

  59. Md saddam Hussain says:

    Bhai mujai aap loog yai batyai jo ismai syllabs hai whi hai hai na ismai paper 2mai descriptive hai yai to tier 2ka hai na
    But paper 1mai english language hai is mai kya padna hai

    1. Hi,
      You need to read the grammar & vocabulary section for English mainly. Yes and the correct syllabus for the exam can be referred from above

  60. avichal dwivedi says:

    hello sir please explain me in detail the syllabus of genral awarness .. is it also contain world history

  61. maths m jhu topics diye hue h sylllabus m uske alwa kuch nhi ayegana

  62. Rani singh says:

    Hello Sir
    Plz explain me in detail the syllabus off all subject..

    1. Hi Rani,
      The details of each subject can be referred from above, prepare all the subjects which are part of exam.

  63. Sir please btaiye ki 2017 ke IB ACIO ki cutt off kitni jasakti Hai tier 1 mein out of 100 marks & tier 2 mein out of 50 marks & also interview me out of 100 marks as well as please mujhe last 2 years ki IB ACIO ki cutt off btaiye tier 1,tier 2 & interview ki general category ki mein general category se Hun.

    1. Hi Shubhi,
      The cut off changes every year and you can minimum take the cut off as 33%.

  64. Suyash sharma says:

    Sir paper english me rhega ki hindi me

    1. Suyash sharma says:

      Sir IB ACIO ki koi book ke Author ka name btao sir ji

  65. Raju Prajapat says:

    both paper were held together or take difference one or two days ? please give me some information about this and i’m too worried about i prepared ever think but still confused . what should i do ?

    1. Hi,
      This information will be given on the exam day itself.
      But you should worry, prepare the syllabus first and then practice ample number of questions for each subject so that you are confident enough for the exam.

  66. Ye ib ka tier 1 online hoga ya offline. Kuch log kah rhe h ki online hoga pr admit card m OMR sheet or ball pen ke bare m bataya gya h. To iska kya mtlb hua.

    1. Hi Sangeeta,
      This will be intimated in exam hall clearly, carrying ball pen along is recommended for signing the attendance sheet as well.

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