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

Subscribe us and stay connected on social media to get all the updates of competitive exams. For any kind of query you can let us know in the comment section below.

MHA IB Previous Papers MHA IB ACIO Recruitment MHA IB ACIO Syllabus MHA IB ACIO Sample Papers
MHA IB ACIO General Awareness Papers MHA IB ACIO English Papers

78 thoughts on “Best Books for Intelligence Bureau (IB) ACIO Exam”

  1. 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.

    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.

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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

      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…

  4. Yashawant vikram singh

    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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *