IB ACIO Exam 2017 – Discrepencies in the exam, candidates demand re-exam

IB ACIO Exam 2017 – Discrepencies in the exam, candidates demand re-exam

IB ACIO Exam 2017: Discrepancies in the exam, Candidates demand Rexam

The IB ACIO exam was conducted recently on the 15th October 2017 in 33 centers across India. Ta large number of students are taking the exam and there are already a lot of complaints regarding the way the exam was conducted. Students and candidates have shared their concerns about the difficulty faced during the exam and the difficulties that they had to undergo on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.


Candidates posted on Facebook about the concerns they faced along with a barrage of tweets to the Home ministry asking for a re-exam.

According to several candidates who took the exam, they were given a time of only 1 hour even for filling up their personal details on the OMR sheet. According to aforesaid rules, candidates were supposed to be given an extra time of 15 minutes before they began answering their question paper to fill in their personal details. Unfortunately, candidates throughout the country faced troubled and have accused the Home Ministry even of Corruption after seeing the loop holes in the Phase I of the exam. According to candidates, there were no proper security measures in the IB ACIO exam and the Question papers were not delivered to students sealed.

According to a tweet made by a candidates, some of the questions in the question paper were directly copied from a website called affairscloud.


Students said that their hopes came dashing down and their faith in the Home ministry has been shattered as they are no where close to achieving their dreams of landing a job in the IB.Candidates are feeling betrayed and are demanding a re-exam. Candidates have even filed an online petition on Change.org asking the government for a re-exam. View a Copy of the Petition Here.

Exam Dates for IB Online Application Form:

Exam Exam Date
Date of Tier I Exam 15th October 2017
Date of Tier II Exam 7th January 2018

Vacancies for IB ACIO Exam 2017:

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Intelligence Bureau Exam Pattern:

The Intelligence Bureau exam has three stages and candidates need to qualify in each stage to qualify as an Assistant Central Intelligence Officer.

There are 3 Stages of Exam

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Mains Examination

3. Interview

Examination Pattern for Preliminary Exam:

Tier/Mode of examination

Description of examination

Section-wise Marks



Time (minutes)

Written Exam



Objective type MCQs, on:

  1. General Awareness

  2. Quantitative aptitude

  3. Logical/analytical ability

  4. English language.

4 sections containing 25 questions of 1 marks each



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