Analysis of IB ACIO Exam 2015 

ACIO exam was conducted on 22nd February. Below
is the analysis of the exam and you can see the questions asked in GA
section at the end of this e-mail. 

the exam was easy to moderate. A good number of attempts in the exam were 70 –
80. The exam had 60 questions from general awareness. Rest of the
questions were taken from Reasoning, Numerical ability and English.


Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Classification/ Odd pair
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Figure Matrix
Numerical Ability:

 Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Square Roots & Cube Roots
  • Average
  • Percentages 
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Time & Work
  • Compound Interest
  • Logarithms
  • Area & Perimeter
  • Volume & Surface Areas
  • Simplification 

Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Vocabulary (synonym, antonym) in pairs
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks (single)

The questions in this section were from the topics like Awards & Honors,Census 2011, Science and Technology, Indian
Economy, Constitution , NITI Aayog ,Sports etc.

Descriptive paper

was one question on essay writing. Topics:
  •           Right to freedom of expression should be an absolute right.
  •           Inclusive Growth: A pipedream.
  •           Intelligence is an important aspect of statecraft.
  •     ”   It is often safer to be in chains than to be free”
Note: The above information is based on the memory of our students and
experts who appeared in the examination on 22nd  February.

General Awareness Questions:

  • Curcuma Longa is the scientific name
    of which spice –Turmeric
  • Which region of the world is believed
    to be the origin of potato cultivation – Southern Peru
  • Oymyakon the coldest inhabited
    area on Earth is located in – Russia
  • Which gland in the human body is also
    known as the third eye – Pineal
  • Leukemia is a group of cancers usually
    begins in the Bone Marrow and results in –White Blood
    Abnormal Cells
  • Classmate of Satyendra Nath Bose
    –Meghnad Saha
  • Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) project
    launched by ISRO in 1970 headed by – Dr. A.P.J.
    Abdul Kalam. 
  • BrahMos, a short range supersonic
    cruise missile, is a joint venture between – DRDO
    and Russia. 
  • Famous leader who said “we would not
    have made economic progress, if we had not intervened on very personal
    matters: how you live, the noise you make, how you spit..” – Lee
    Kuan Yew, Singapore. 
  • Munshi Premchand’s best known literary
    work, ‘GODAN’ was published in –1936.
  • Second Buddhist Council held at – Vaishali
    in 383 BC. 
  • 52nd amendment to the Constitution of
    India is most closely related to – Provisions against political
  • USA’s Republican Party election symbol
    is similar to – Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) 
  • 3rd Schedule of the Indian
    Constitution deals with – Oaths and Affirmations.
  • Indian Constitution provides for
    promotion of International peace and security according to – Article
    51 of Constitution of India 
  • Original jurisdiction of the Supreme
    Court defined by – Article 131. 
  • NITI stands for – National
    Institution for Transforming India. 
  • The power to promulgate ordinances
    during recess of Parliament is vested with – President
    of India.
  • Albert Einstein received the Nobel
    Prize for Physics in the year 1921 for – Photoelectric
  • Sir CV Raman received the Nobel Prize
    for Physics in the year 1930 for – Scattering of Light.
  • Posthumously Satyajit
    Ray was awarded  – Bharat
  • Ist Olympic Medal for India at
    Helsinki Olympics won in – Wrestling. 
  • As per Census 2011 data, most
    populated Metro City in India- Mumbai.
  • Professor Arvind Panagariya was
    recently appointed as – Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog.
  • Only Head of State to receive Nobel
    prize for Literature – Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of
  • The Radcliffe Line is a boundary
    demarcation line between – India and Pakistan.
  • River which flows from East to West in
    India is – Narmada. 
  • Yellow Revolution in India refers to
    growth of – Oilseeds production.
  • In his youth, Adolf Hitler aspired to
    be a – Painter