The intelligence bureau (ministry of home affairs) has released the admit card for the Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) 2017 grade-II/executive tier 1 exam. The examination is scheduled to be held on October 15, 2017, in 33 centres across the nation. While, Tier 2 is scheduled to be held on January 7, next year.
The admit cards have been released for Agartala, Aizwal, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Itanagar, Jammu, Kohima, Kolkata, Leh, Lucknow, Meerut, Nagpur, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Siliguri, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Raipur, Trivandrum, Varanasi and Vijayawada centres. The admit card for the other centres will be uploaded shortly.
The online applications were invited for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (GradeII/Executive) i.e. ACIO-II (Exe) in IB (Ministry of Home Affairs), Government of India from August 12, 2017, till September 12, 2017.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION: Written Exam: Tier I. Objective type MCQs, divided into 4 parts containing 25 questions of 1 marks each on a) General Awareness b) Quantitative aptitude c) Logical/analytical ability d) English language. Total Marks: 100. Duration: 1 hour. There will be negative marking of the ¼ mark for each wrong answer in Tier-I. No marks would be awarded for an un-attempted question.
Selection of Candidates: Only those candidates would be called for Tier-II exam who come up to a certain standard in Tier-I. For Tier-II examination, there will be a minimum cut off marks of 33%. Only those candidates would be called for Tier-II exam who come up to a certain standard in Tier-I. For Tier-II examination, there will be a minimum cut off marks of 33%.
TIPS FOR IB ACIO 2017 grade-II/executive Tier I Exam
In the General Awareness Section, most of the questions will be related to Security issues, Geo-political issues, Social issues, Issues related to war, scams etc, and About intelligence agencies like CIA, IB, KGB etc. Advice is to keep on reading the newspapers regularly which will help you cover all the necessary current affairs. A study from NCERT books other subjects like History, Geography and culture.
The quantitative aptitude questions are like the ones asked in the SSC CGL paper. Difficulty levels for the exams are similar. One can expect some direct questions. Also, the questions in the IB ACIO exam tend to be more tricky than lengthy. Hence, it is a good idea to understand the basics first and then move on to keeping short tricks handy.
The questions types in English Language section are based on grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension and verbal ability. One must realise that scoring in the English section is always easier as it is less time-consuming. But have the stronghold over the basics.
Logical /analytical ability section will feature many questions of reasoning.
The exam is held to recruit assistant central intelligence officers, which is a Grade – II, Group – C (non-gazetted, non-ministerial), executive post with the intelligence bureau. It is a very prestigious exam similar to other government exams such as the SSC combined graduate level examination (SSC CGL). Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had opened the application portal of the Intelligence Bureau for the recruitment of 1430 assistant central intelligence officer (grade II/executive). Candidates can expect a pay scale of Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 plus a grade pay of Rs 4,200 (PB-2) with admissible central government allowances.