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MHA IB security assistant tier 1 exam analysis and expected cut off

MHA IB security Tier 1 analysis: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday conducted the Tier 1 exam to recruit Security Assistant in Intelligence Bureau (IB).

education Updated: Feb 18, 2019 16:24 IST
Dr Motiur Rahman Khan
Dr Motiur Rahman Khan
MHA IB security Tier 1 analysis: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday conducted the Tier 1 exam to recruit Security Assistant in Intelligence Bureau (IB).
MHA IB security Tier 1 analysis: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday conducted the Tier 1 exam to recruit Security Assistant in Intelligence Bureau (IB). (Pratham Gokhale/HT File)
         

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday conducted the tier 1 exam to recruit security assistant in the Intelligence Bureau (IB). A total of 1,054 vacancies will be filled through this examination.

The tier 1 written exam was of 100 marks and candidates were given two hours to answer the paper. The question paper had 40 questions on general awareness, 20 questions on quantitative aptitude, 20 questions on logical/ analytical ability and 20 questions on English language. Each question carried one mark. There was negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.

There were 40 questions from General Studies (GS) that included four questions from current affairs, nine from History, five questions from geography, seven from economics, four from polity and 11 from science.

According to Dr Motiur Rahman Khan of Adamya Aditi Gurukul in Patna “the questions in the English section were slightly difficult.” He said that expected cut off for “General category candidates is expected to be between 75-80, while the cut-off for OBC candidates is expected to be between 65-75.”

On the basis of their performance in Tier-I exam, candidates would be shortlisted for next stage at 10 times the number of vacancies.

Candidates found English section the toughest of all. However, the question paper was of moderate level.

(Author Motiur Rahman Khan runs the Adamya Aditi Gurukul in Patna. Views expressed here are personal.)