IB Security Assistant Previous Year Paper & Exam Analysis

Dear aspirants,

IB Security Assistant Exam 2018 has attracted attention by a number of aspirants seeking for govt. job thus acquiring an honored post in IB Department. This post by SSCADDA is to spread the important information regarding IB Security Assistant Exam Pattern. Without further ado, let’s get straight to the new exam pattern for IB Security Assistant. Exam Pattern has been changed to a noticeable extent that might bring out a major difference in one’s preparation strategy and thus in one’s performance in the exam. Scroll down to note the difference between previous exam pattern and new exam pattern for IB security Assistant Exam 2018.

IB Security Assistant Exam Pattern

1. New Revised Exam Pattern for 4 mandatory subjects of IB Security Assistant Exam 2018 is as follows:

S. No. Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 General Awareness 40 40 2 hour
2 Quantitative aptitude 20 20
3 Logical/analytical ability 20 20
4 English language 20 20
Total 100 100


  • There will be negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer. 
  • 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).

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.


Tier-II examination will be of qualifying nature.
The cut-off in Tier-II is same for candidates of all categories. 
(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)

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


There is no cut-off for Tier-III exam.

Final Merit-> Final merit list will be based on the basis of combined performance in Tier-I & Tier-III exam.

Download IB Security Assistant Previous Year Paper“2013”

General Awareness for IB Security Assistant

It can be noted down that mark distribution for number of questions in General Awareness has been reduced to a larger extent as 66 number of questions from GA section asked earlier have now been replaced with 40 number of Questions.

Below given table shows the marks distribution and total number of questions asked from every topic consisting in GA Section.

Topic No of Questions
History 7
Geography 4
Polity 2
Books & Authors 3
Biology 9
Physics 7
Chemistry 7
Current Affairs 8
Computer 2
Awards 5
Static 5
Sports 2
Misc. 5
Total 66

Quantitative aptitude For IB Security Assistant

20 Questions from  Quantitative Aptitude Section  are to be asked in IB Security Assistant 2018 as per the new exam pattern where only 7-10 questions from Quantitative Aptitude Section  were asked in the exam until previous years.
Topics No. Of Questions
Number System 2
Simplification 3
Geometry 1
AP 1
Total 7

Logical/analytical Ability For IB Security Assistant

20 Questions from  Logical/analytical Section are to be asked in IB Security Assistant 2018 as per the new exam pattern which were 5 in number until previous year.

Topic No of Questions
Sequence 1
Missing Term 1
Direction Sense Test 1
Analogy 1
Word Arrangement 1
Total 5

English Language For IB Security Assistant

20 Questions from English Language Section are to be asked in IB Security Assistant 2018 as per the new exam pattern.

Topic No of Questions
One word substitution 3
Fillers 16
Total 19

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