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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154 thoughts on “MHA Intelligence Bureau ACIO Exam Pattern Syllabus 2021 PDF Download”

  1. 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. bhawani shankar sharma

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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??

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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..

  11. 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!!!!

  12. 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.

  14. 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??

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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