IB ACIO (Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer) exam

The Intelligence Bureau, IB’s under Ministry of Home Affairs has released the result for Tier-1 Exam for Assistant Central Intelligence Officer-Grade- II/ Executive, Group ‘C’ (Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) Recruitment on 01st April 2021. The Intelligence Bureau, IB’s under Ministry of Home Affairs conducts Tier 1 and Tier 2 examination for the recruitment.

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Official Notification:

For detailed information about the recruitment, download the official notification pdf from the link below. The Ministry of Home Affairs has released a notification for the recruitment of Executive officers (ACIO-II). The detailed notification was released on the official site of MHA which is mha.gov.in. A total of 2000 vacancies have been released for the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officers. The exam date for Tier-1 and Tier-2 exam will be released soon by the officials.


Notification Release Date 18th December 2020
Last Date to Apply Online 09th January 2021
Last Date to Pay Fees 12th January 2021
Admit Card 08th February 2021
IB ACIO Tier-1 Exam Dates 18th, 19th, 20th February 2021
IB ACIO Tier-1 Result Date 01st April 2021
IB ACIO Tier-2  (Descriptive) Exam Dates To Be Notified Soon
Tier-3 (Personal  Interview) Dates To Be Notified Soon


Click the following link in order to download the Interview call letter of IB ACIO 2020:

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IB ACIO-II/ Executive Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in any stream from a recognized university.

Knowledge of Computers.

Age Limit

Minimum: 18 Yrs.

Maximum: 27 Yrs.

Age Relaxation

SC/ST: 5 years

OBC: 3 years.

  • The upper age limit is relaxable for departmental candidates up to 40 years of age who have rendered 3 years of regular and continuous service.
  • The age limit is relaxable up to the age of 35 years for general candidates and up to 40 years for SC/ST in case of widows, divorced women, and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried.
  • The age limit is relaxable for ex-servicemen as well as for candidates who were domiciled in J&K from Jan 01, 1980, to 2 Dec 31, 1989, as well as the children & dependents of victims of communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat as per the Govt. instructions in this regard issued by the Central Government from time to time.
  • The age limit is relaxable up to a maximum of 5 years to the meritorious sportspersons.

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IB ACIO Exam Pattern

The candidates who are interested in the post can begin with their preparation with the updated exam pattern released with the official notification. IB ACIO 2 will be conducted in 3 rounds of exams viz. Tier 1, Tier 2, and Interview. The exam pattern of IB ACIO-II is given in the table below.

IB ACIO II/Executive Tier 1 Exam

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

Subjects No. Of Question Marks Time Duration
General Awareness 20 20  




60 mint.

Quantative Aptitude 20 20
Logical/Analytical/Numerical Ability 20 20
English Language 20 20
General Studios 20 20
TOTAL 100 100

IB ACIO II/Executive Tier 2 Exam

The tier-2 exam is descriptive in nature and carries 2 questions for 50 marks in total.

Section Marks Time
Essay writing 30  


60 mint.

English Comprehension & Precis writing 20

IB ACIO II/Executive Tier 3 (Interview)

The interview round will be of 100 marks and the Candidates appearing in interviews may be subject to Psychometric/Aptitude Test which will be a part of the interview.

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IB ACIO 2021 Salary Structure

IB ACIO offers a great salary and profile to the selected candidates. It comes directly under the Ministry of Home Affairs, which makes it even more wanted. The ACIO comes with a Level 7 (Rs. 44,900-1,42,400) pay scale, which is a very good pay scale to start with. Apart from the good pay scale, it offers many allowances like security allowances and HRA.
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Steps to Apply For IB ACIO 2021

Follow the following steps to apply for the IB ACIO-II/ Executive 2021 recruitment. The online application involves Registration, Online Application, and fee payment.

  • Prerequisites
  • Email ID,
  • Phone Number,
  • Photograph (Coloured photo of size 35mm (width) x 45mm (height) not older than 12 weeks, Light background. Light grey/ white is suggested. The face should cover 70-80% of the photo. The applicant should look straight at the camera with a normal expression)
  • Scanned signature (Size of file should be between 50-100kb in jpg/jpeg format only).
  • Intelligence Bureau Registration
  • Click on the check box correspond to the “I Agree” and press the “Sign up/Registration” button.
  • Fill in all the “Personal Details, Contact Details” sought in the application.
  • After successfully complete the registration, you will receive the Login ID (Application Sequence Number) and password on the registered email ID.
  • Candidates need to logout and login again to complete the application
  • Fill Application Form
  • Start filling in all the required details.
  • Attach all the documents, pictures, and signatures where required carefully.
  • Press on submit to complete your ACIO-II/ Executive online application process.

Fee Payment

Candidates can pay the fee online or offline.

Candidates can pay the online fee till 09th January 2021, while they can pay the offline fee till 12th January 2021.

Take the print out of the application for future use.

Application Fees

Payment can be made through Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, UPI, SBI Challan, etc.

Category Examination fees Recruitment Processing Fees TOTAL Fees
Male candidates of

General, EWS and

OBC categories

100 500 600
All SC/ST, all

female candidates

& all ExSM

NIL 500 500


Resolution of tie cases:

If there is a tie in combined scores of candidates in the Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III. In such cases there will be a tiebreaker, the tie will be resolved by applying the following condition, one after another, till the tie is resolved:


  • Marks in Interview,
  • Marks in Tier-II
  • Normalized Marks in Tier-I
  • Date of birth, with older candidates, placed higher.
  • Alphabetical order of names (starting with the first name)

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