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.
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 2017
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:
- 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.
- Do not forget to read on issues of national security.
- Give importance to War, National security issues, Terrorism, Defense, etc
- Read on Civic problems
- Read Newspapers regularly. Information given on newspapers may not always appear online
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