MHA IB Security Assistant 2018 written test Syllabus and exam pattern

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MHA IB exam syllabusExam Pattern and Syllabus for the post of MHA IB Security Assistant 2018

Recruitment notification for the post of Security Assistant (Executive) for more than 1000 vacancies have been published by Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. Shortlisted candidates will be assigned to various Subsidiary of the Intelligence Bureau. The process of online registration has begun and the deadline is November 10, 2018, midnight. The candidates who clear all stages of the examination will be given pay scale of Rs 5,200-20,200 plus Grade Pay of Rs 2,000 (PB-1), as per 7th Pay Commission rules.

Exam Pattern of Tier I exam

Candidates who have successfully registered for the exam of MHA IB Security Assistant 2018 need to clear stage 1 i.e. Tier I of the exam. It is objective type, written exam. A brief is given below on the basis of which a candidate can prepare for the exams

Sections of the examination paper Total Questions Total Marks (100) Time
a) General Awareness

b) Quantitative Aptitude

c)  Logical/analytical ability

d) English language









 2 hours

To sum up for Tier I exam

  • Objective Type online written exam
  • Total marks for Tier I will be 100 Marks
  • Duration of the exam is 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
  • Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer attempted
  • The question paper will be available in both English and Hindi language
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks for Tier I (out of total marks of 100)
    • UR – 35
    • OBC – 34
    • SC/ST – 33

Exam Pattern of Tier II exam

Details Total Marks (Total 50) Duration
Descriptive Type on the English Language –

Translation of a passage of 500 words  from local language/dialect and  vice versa


1 hour

Spoken ability (to be evaluated during Tier  III exam (Interview/ Personality test) 10
  • Candidates who clear the first stage – Tier I exam will be shortlisted for next round – Tier II and Tier III exams
  • An approximate ratio of shortlisting will be 10 times to the total number of vacancies
  • Total marks for Tier II is 50 Marks
  • A minimum of 20 marks out of total 50 needs to be scored
  • Cut off marks for Tier II exam stands same for candidates of all categories
  • Tier II exam will be the qualifying exam
  • Candidates who are shortlisted for Tier II exam will be informed via e-mail used by them during registration. The email will contain details on date, time and center for Tier II exam

Exam Pattern of Tier III exam

 Interview/Personality test

50 Marks

  • Date, time and center details for Tier III exam will be informed via e-mail used by them during registration

Exam Syllabus for Tier I Stage

Section Details of Exam Syllabus for Tier I Stage
English Language Some of the key points that will be covered during exam from English comprehension

  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Grammar
  • One word substitution
  • Idioms & phrases
  • Passage Test
  • Cloze Test
  • Jumbled Sentences
General Awareness
  • Current Affairs (Events of National & International importance, Finance sector, sports etc)
  • Indian History
  • World History
  • Indian Polity
  • Geography (Indian and World)
  • Economy
Quantitative Aptitude Basics of Mathematics

  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Time & Work
  • Area
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Time & Speed
  • Investment
  • Problem On Ages
  • Bar Graph
  • Pictorial Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Problem-solving
  • Analogies
  • Decision making
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Verbal and figure
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Exam Syllabus for Tier II exam

Section Details of Exam Syllabus for Tier II Stage
Descriptive Exam (On the English Language) To check  English Writing Skills

  • Essay
  • Précis writing
  • Comprehension
  • Business/Office Correspondence


For your reference, we are listing out a few recommended books for IB Assistant exam. Please click on the links to check which one works best for you

A word of Caution : It is always advised to the candidates to keep themselves abreast with the current affairs of National and International importance so that they can display their skills in all the stages of the exam.

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