IB ACIO 2020 examination will be conducted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to select eligible candidates to the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/ Executive (IB ACIO Grade-II/ Executive) in Intelligence Bureau. IB ACIO Grade-II/ Executive is considered as a premium job opportunity in Intelligence Bureau. It is General Central Service, Group ‘C’ (Non-gazetted, NonMinisterial) post.

Total Vacancies:

MHA has announced 2000 vacancies for the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/ Executive in Intelligence Bureau. Let’s have a look at the category-wise vacancies for IB ACIO 2020 exam.

Category Number of Vacancies
General 989
OBC 417
EWS 113
SC 360
ST 121
Total 2000

IB ACIO Recruitment Important Dates :

  • Online Application Start Date : 19th December 2020.
  • Online Application End Date : 09th January 2021.
  • Last Date of submission of Application Fee through SBI challan: 12 January 2021 (Banking Hours)
  • Exam Dates : Tier-1 Exam Date Announce Soon

Eligibility Criteria :

Education Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any stream from a recognized university.
  • Knowledge of Computers.

Age Limit :

  • Minimum : 18 Years
  • Maximum : 27 Years

How to Apply :

  • Apply ONLINE through mha.gov.in or ncs.gov.in only.
  • 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).

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.

Tier 1 Exam
There will be a negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer.

Section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
General Awareness 20 20 60 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
l Ability
20 20
English Language 20 20
General Studies 20 20
Total 100 100

On the basis of their performance & normalization of marks in Tier-1 Exam, Candidates would be shortlisted for Tier-II exam at 10 times the number of vacancies, subject to the candidate scoring the minumum cut-off

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

Section Marks Time Duration
Essay Writing 30 60 Minutes
English Comprehension & Precis Writing 20
Total 50

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.

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

Category Examination Fee Recruitment Processing Fee Total Fees
Male candidates of
General, EWS and
OBC categories
Rs 100/- Rs 500/- Rs 600/-
All SC/ST, all
female candidates
& all ExSM
Nil Rs 500/- Rs 500/-

What’s New :

  • Candidates can appear for the tier 1 exam in any of the 3 centers allotted to them.
  • Candidates appearing in interviews may be subject to the Psychometric/Aptitude Test which will be a part of the interview.

For detailed information about the recruitment, download the official notification pdf from the link below.
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