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IB ACIO Descriptive Paper Tier II Pattern (Changed from Last Time)

ib acio tier 2IB ACIO 2017 Descriptive Paper Tier II Pattern

IB ACIO Descriptive Tier 2 Exam is on different pattern this year. Candidates who clear Tier I Examination will qualify for Tier II examination. Tier II Exams comprises of precis writing, essay writing, and English comprehension.

Tier 2 of IB ACIO is scheduled on 25 February 2018 facilitating you with 1430 vacancies for Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade-II, you need to be aware of Paper 2 pattern ins and out.

IB ACIO Exam Maximum Marks Time Duration
IB ACIO Tier I 100 60 Minutes
IB ACIO Tier II 50
Essay for 30 Marks.
Precis Writing for 20 Marks.
60 Minutes
Interview 100 Marks

Now, the question arises – what is the difference between descriptive paper conducted by MHA for IB ACIO 2014 recruitment and descriptive paper to be conducted by MHA for IB ACIO 2017.

We are posting the images below to differentiate between the two patterns:

IB ACIO 2014

ib acio tier 2

IB ACIO 2017

ib acio descriptive

According to above images its quite clear that in IB ACIO 2014, Paper 2 is just for checking your English writing skills by asking an essay only. However, in IB ACIO 2017 its not mentioned in the notification that it will check only your English writing skills. So, they may ask you to attempt the essay in either of the language i.e. English or Hindi. 

A list of Topics asked in IB ACIO in the previous years:

  • A communal conflict
  • Causes of violence in the world
  • Divide between India & Bharat
  • Dimensions of rural employment
  • Right to freedom of expression – an absolute right or a Myth
  • Inclusive Growth: A pipe dream.
  • Intelligence is an important aspect of statecraft.
  • It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.

Useful Preparation Tips for IB ACIO Tier II exam:

  1. Focus on Geo-political issues, War, Missiles, Government schemes and policy, Current affairs, Focus on Intelligence agencies like CIA, IB, KGB, Mossad, etc. International Relations, Physical and Chemical laws.
  2. Do not forget to read on issues of national security.
  3. Give importance to War, National security issues, Terrorism, Defense, etc
  4. Read on Civic problems
  5. Read Newspapers regularly. Information given on newspapers may not always appear online

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7 comments

  1. karamvir singh

    Is pre qualifying?
    All those who have cleared would appear for interview ?
    Final weightage of marks ?
    Please answer all these questions.

  2. Hey ssctube thank you so much for looking into this thing as no one is focusing on this exam and every app and site is busy with bank and SSC exams
    Here’s a humble request please upload some good essays and ib related content as I’m really trying hard to clear the exam.

  3. which type of sheet will be provided in subjective paper of IB ACIO tier-2. Will it be like box one like ssc tier-3 or it will simply a lined sheet. please help so that we can practice accordingly.

  4. PLZ Confirm paper2 essay can be written in hindi or not plzzzzzz….

  5. Does anyone know of the word limit for essay in IB ACIO Tier 2 exam. It says 30 marks and we have 1 hour to complete it along-with comprehension and precis. Please can anyone help

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