IB ACIO

Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, Grade-II/ Executive i.e. ACIO-II/Exe is a General Central Service, Group ‘C’ (Non-gazetted, NonMinisterial) post that has Level 7 (Rs.44,900-1,42,400) in the pay matrix plus admissible Central Govt. allowances. Ministry of Home Affairs invites online applications from Indian Nationals for direct recruitment to the post of ACIO-II/Exe in IB. This is a great opportunity for the candidates who wish to join the Intelligence bureau as an officer. 

The candidates who have completes their graduation or equivalent from a recognized University and are between 18 and 27 years(age relaxations permissible as mentioned in the notification) of age can apply for the post online. The details regarding the IB ACIO recruitment examination are given in the article.

IB ACIO Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the post are given below in the table

Essential Qualifications Graduation or equivalent from a recognized university.
Desirable Qualifications Knowledge of computers
Age limit 18 years to 27 years

The upper age limit is relaxable for different categories. The age limit relaxations for different categories are given below in the table.

Category Age Limit Relaxation
Unreserved No age relaxation
Other Backward Classes(OBC) 3 years
Scheduled Castes (SCs) 5 years
Scheduled Tribes (STs) 5 years
Departmental Candidates Upper age limit is relaxable up to 40 years of age who have rendered 3 years of regular and continuous service. 
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried.  General candidates – Relaxable up to 35 years 
SC/ST – Relaxable up to 40 years
Meritorious sportspersons specified in Para 1 (a) of DoP&AR O.M. No. 14015/1/76-Estt.(D), dtd 4.8.1980. Maximum 5 years
Ex-servicemen Age relaxation as per the Govt. instructions in this regard issued by the Central Government from time to time.

IB ACIO Vacancy

The official notification for IB ACIO Grade II – Executive 2022 is expected soon. The category wise vacancy will be updated as soon as the official notification is released by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

IB ACIO Grade II – Executive 2020 Vacancies

The official notification for IB ACIO Grade II – Executive 2020-21 is released on 18th December 2020 and Exam conducted in the month of February 2021. The category-wise vacancies are as per below mentioned table

Category ACIO-II/Exe
Open Category (OC) 989
Scheduled Castes(SC) 360
Scheduled Tribes(ST) 121
Other Backward Classes(OBC) 417
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 113
Total 2000

IB ACIO Grade II – Executive 2017 Vacancies

Category ACIO-II/Exe
Open Category (OC) 951
Scheduled Castes(SC) 109
Scheduled Tribes(ST) 56
Other Backward Classes(OBC) 184
Total 1300

IB ACIO Grade II – Executive 2015 Vacancies

Category ACIO-II/Exe
Open Category (OC) 207
Scheduled Castes(SC) 180
Scheduled Tribes(ST) 62
Other Backward Classes(OBC) 301
Total 750

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IB ACIO Exam Pattern

The selection process for the Intelligence Bureau ACIO 2022 exam is divided into three phases. They are

  • Tier-I (online mode)
  • Tier-2 (Descriptive type)
  • Tier-III (Interview)

IB ACIO Tier-I Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of ACIO Tier 1 is given below

Part/subject Number of Questions Marks  Time
General Awareness 20 20 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Numerical/analytical/logical ability & Reasoning 20 20
English Language 20 20
General Studies 20 20

 

Tier 1 of IB ACIO is conducted online. Each question carries 1 mark and there is a negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer. The candidates who have qualified in Tier 1 will be summoned for Tier 2.

IB ACIO Tier-II Exam Pattern

Tier 2 of IB ACIO consists of an Essay and English comprehension & précis writing. The exam pattern of IB ACIO Tier 2 is given in the table below

Part/subject Number of Questions Marks  Time
Essay 1 30 1 Hour
English comprehension & précis writing  20

On the basis of their combined performance in Tier-I and Tier-II, the candidates would be shortlisted for the Tier-III/Interview. Based on the combined performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and TierIII/Interview, the candidates would be shortlisted for final selection.

IB ACIO Exam Dates

The notification for Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, Grade-II/ Executive post 2022 is expected soon. The exam dates for Tier 1, Tier 2 and the interview will be updated once the notification is released on the official website by the Ministry of Home Affairs. IB ACIO 2020-21 Tier-1, Tier-2 and the interview had been successfully completed. The Result for the same is expected soon. The important events and dates for IB ACIO 2021 are given below

Important Events Dates
IB ACIO Official Notification 18th December 2020
Online Application Starting Date 19th December 2020
Online Application Last Date 9th January 2021
Last Date for Online Fee Payment 9th January 2021
Last Date for Offline Fee Payment 12th January 2021
IB ACIO Tier 1 Admit Card 15th February 2021
IB ACIO Tier 1 Exam Date 18th, 19th and 20th February 2021
IB ACIO Tier 1 Answer key 24th February 2021
IB ACIO Tier 1 Result 1st April 2021
IB ACIO Tier 2 Admit card 15th July 2021
IB ACIO Tier 2 Exam Date 25th July 2021
IB ACIO Interview Date March and April 2022
IB ACIO Final Result To be announced

IB ACIO Application Form

Eligible candidates can apply online for the post of  ACIO-II/Exe. The details regarding pre-requisites and procedure to apply for the same are discussed below

Pre-requisites to Apply for ACIO-II/Exe

Candidates should upload the scanned (digital) image of their photograph and signature.

Photograph Image: 

  • Coloured photo of size 35mm (width) x 45mm (height) not older than 12 weeks. Black & white photo will not be accepted.

Signature image:

  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with a Black ink pen.
  • Please scan the signature area only and not the entire page. 
  • The size of the file should be between 50-100kb in jpg/jpeg format only.

Procedure to Apply for ACIO-II/Exe

The step by step process for submitting the application form is given below:

STEP-I: Registration

  • Candidates who agree the terms & conditions may apply by clicking ‘I Agree’ Checkbox given below and pressing the ‘Start’ button. 
  • The candidate should fill up all the desired information i.e. Personal Details, Contact Details, etc. correctly.
  • On completion of Step-I registration, a message will be received in the candidate’s registered email id conveying his/her login ID (Application Sequence Number) & password. 
  • The candidate has to log out and log in again (for Step – II) in order to fill up other details in the application form.

STEP-II: Completion of Application form 

  • After registration, the candidate has to log in and complete other details in the application form like Personal Details, Qualification Details, Declaration etc.
  • Candidates should upload the scanned (digital) image of their photograph and signature as per the instructions given in the notification.
  • Once the application is submitted, candidates will be automatically redirected to SBI gateway to deposit the examination fee.
  • Kindly verify the details and make the payment for application fees via different payment modes.
  • Post successful online payment, the candidate will be redirected to his/her application form.

IB ACIO-II/Exe Application Fee

The application fee of IB ACIO-II/Exe comprises of two components. They are

  • Examination Fee: Rs. 100/-
  • Recruitment Processing Charges: Rs.500/-

The fee charged for differennt categories are given below

Category Application Fee
General(Male) Examination Fee + Recruitment Processing Charges
EWS(Male) Examination Fee + Recruitment Processing Charges
OBC (Male) Examination Fee + Recruitment Processing Charges
SC/ST Recruitment Processing Charges only
All female candidates Recruitment Processing Charges only
ExSM Recruitment Processing Charges only

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