Intelligence Bureau Exam 2018 – Syllabus, Application Form, Exam Pattern

Intelligence Bureau Exam 2018: Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

Exam Syllabus / Exam Pattern for Security Assistant/Executive Exam 2018



Tier Description of examination Marks Time
Written Exam of Objective type MCQs,
divided into 4 parts containing  questions
of 1 marks each on:
Tier-I a) General Awareness (40 questions) 100 2 hr
b) Quantitative aptitude (20 questions)
c) Logical/analytical ability (20 questions)
d) English language (20 questions)


Descriptive type:
a) Translation of a passage of 500 words 40 1 hr
Tier-II from local language/dialect to English and
vice versa.
marks-20) b) Spoken ability (to be assessed at the
time of Tier-III exam (Interview/ 10
Personality test)
Tier-III Interview/Personality test 50




a) The candidate has to appear in Tier-I at one of the test centres mentioned in Table ‘A’. There will be negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer. No marks would be awarded for an un-attempted question.

 b) On the basis of their performance in Tier-I exam, candidates would be shortlisted for Tier-II & Tier-III exam at 10 times the number of vacancies.

 c) In order to achieve qualitative selection & recruit the best available talent, there would be cut-off marks (out of 100) in Tier-I exam as under:
UR-35, OBC-34 & SC/ST-33 (all Ex-servicemen would be treated in their own category viz., UR/OBC/SC/ST)

d)However cut-off for Tier-II & Tier-III exam in different categories may go higher depending upon the marks obtained by candidates and number of vacancies. Similarly, the criteria of 10 times the number of vacancies may also remain restricted due to said cut-off in Tier-I.

 e) All candidates appearing in Tier-II exam would be provisionally admitted in Tier-III exam, i.e. interview/personality test.

 f) Tier-II examination will be of qualifying nature. Candidates would be required to obtain minimum 20/50 marks so that their marks in Tier-III could be taken into account for preparing final merit list on the basis of combined performance in Tier-I & Tier-III exam. The cut-off in Tier-II is same for candidates of all categories. There is no cut-off for Tier-III exam.

 g) The final selection would be further subject to successful completion of Character & Antecedent verification followed by medical examination, etc.

h) The date, time & centre of Tier-II & Tier-III would be intimated to the successful candidates through E-mail given by them in online application.

 i) Tier-II & Tier-III exams may or may not be conducted at all 34 centres mentioned in Table ‘A’. The department reserves the right to conduct Tier-II & Tier-III at a centre by clubbing the candidates of nearby centres.

 j) The candidates would be required to adhere to the instructions contained in admit card/call letter of Tier-I, Tier-II & Tier-III exam relating to entry/exit, conduct inside the venue, frisking, etc failing which their candidature would be cancelled.

Resolution of tie cases: In the event of tie in combined scores ofcandidates in the Tier-I and Tier-III, such cases will be resolved by applying following criteria, one after another, till the tie is resolved:

 Total marks in Tier-I and Tier-III

Marks in Tier-I

Marks in Tier-III

Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.

Alphabetical order of names (starting with first name)

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