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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    IB ACIO Exam
  • Exam Duration
    1 hour
  • Official Website
    https://www.mha.gov.in/
  • No. of Papers
    3
  • Total Marks
    250
  • Medium of the exam
    English
Eligibilty Criteria
  1. The candidate should be an Indian citizen
  2. Candidates should have completed their graduation with any stream from a recognized university.
  3. Candidates should have basic knowledge about computers.
  4. The age limit of the candidate should range from 18-27 years.
  5. Relaxation:

Relaxation on the upper limit is given to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories -

  • A relaxation of 5 years is given to the candidates belonging to SC (scheduled caste) and ST (scheduled tribes) categories.
  • A relaxation of 3 years is given to the candidates belonging to OBC (Other Backward Class).
Exam Pattern

The examination is conducted in three different stages.

The first stage is a written test which is a total of 100 marks.

  • It is an MCQ-based paper. The paper is divided into four sections: General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Ability, and English Language.
  • The time allotted for the first stage is 60 minutes.

The second stage is the essay writing and comprehension test. It is a descriptive paper.

  • The paper is divided into two sections: essay writing and comprehension and précis writing.
  • The essay consists of 30 marks while comprehension and précis writing consists of 20 marks making a total of 50.
  • The time allotted to the candidates in Stage 2 is 60 minutes.

The third and final stage is the personal interview. It is a total of 100 marks. This stage judges the personality of the candidate based on the parameters like intelligence, awareness, and knowledge.

Stage Details
Stage 1 (written test) Type - Objective
Total marks - 100
Duration - 60 minutes
Stage 2 (comprehension and précis writing) Type - Subjective/ Descriptive
Total marks - 50
Duration - 60 minutes
Stage 3 (personal interview) Type - Oral / Mock
Total marks - 100
Duration - Not Defined
Syllabus

IB ACIO Syllabus contains vast content. It covers a wide range of subjects in different fields. Stage 1 covers General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Ability, and English Language while stage 2 is descriptive in nature and covers essay, comprehension, and précis writing. The details of the syllabus of different stages are given below:

Stage Syllabus Details
Stage 1
  • General Awareness - Current Affairs: History, Geography, Science & Technology, Indian Polity & Constitution, Economy & Finance, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Static GK
  • Quantitative Aptitude Average: LCM & HCF, Percentages, Partnership, Boat & Stream, Pipes & Cistern, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Profit loss & Discount, Mixture & Allegation, Problem on Ages, Ratio Proportion, Complementary angles, Data Interpretation, Time work & wages, Speed, time, and work, Heights and Distances, Standard Trigonometry Identities, Mensuration.
  • Logical/Analytical Ability: Alphabet Test, Classification, Analogy, Arithmetic Reasoning, Logical Venn diagram, Distance direction test, Matrix, Blood Relation, Coding decoding, Pattern Completion, Embedded figures, Figure Formation & Analysis, Cube & Dice, Figure Formation & Analysis, Missing Number, Series Paper cutting & folding, Counting of figures, Mirror Image, Water Image
  • English Language Cloze Test: Synonyms & Antonyms, Para Jumble, Spotting Error, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the blanks, Reading Comprehension, Spelling Error, Sentence Improvement, Preposition, One-word Substitution, Idiom & Phrase, Active & Passive Voice
Stage 2 Essay writing on topics like security threats, cultural diversity, etc.

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