IB ACIO Grade 2

The full form of IB ACIO is Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer“. It is under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). IB regularly conducts exam to recruit candidates for the ACIO post. 2019 notification has notified 1430 vacancies for IB ACIO Grade 2 posts. Get all details of IB ACIO exam such as salary, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancies, final result etc.


IB ACIO Exam Pattern

There are 3 stages in IB ACIO exam

  1. Preliminary Exam (Tier 1)
  2. Main Exam (Tier 2)
  3. Personal Interview


Tier I  or Preliminary Exam Pattern

Subjects No. Of Qs Max Marks Time
General Awareness 25 25  

1 Hour


Quantitative Aptitude 25 25
Logical/Analytical Reasoning 25 25
English Language 25 25
Total 100 100
  • 100 Questions,  100 Marks, 1 hour
  • 4 sections (25 questions per section) – Total 100 questions.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks, for each wrong answer.
  • After qualifying Tier I, you will be eligible to appear for Tier II i.e… the main examination.


Tier II  or Mains Preliminary Exam Pattern

This is a descriptive examination. This is conducted in Offline mode only.

Subjects Max Marks Time
Essay (1 Topic) 30 1 Hour


English Comprehension & Precise writing 20
Total 50

The cut-off mark for the Tier-II exam is 33%. Upon clearing the Tier-II exam you will be eligible for Interview.


IB ACIO Interview

This is the last stage of the ACIO exam. Based on the combined score of Tier I & Tier II, you will be shortlisted for the Interview. The Interview will consist of 100 marks.

Final merit list will be prepared based on the combined score of Tier I, II & Interview.

IB ACIO Eligibility Criteria

There are 2 criteria that a candidate should fulfill to apply for IB ACIO exam. They are 1) Age 2) Education

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age – 18 years
  • Maximum Age – 27 years

Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC – 3 years

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is a mandatory qualification for you to apply
  • Having basic computer knowledge is a desirable qualification.


IB ACIO Vacancies 2019

There are 1430 vacancies in the 2019 IB ACIO notification.

IB ACIO Salary

The salary of an IB ACIO is Rs. 68,256 in Metro cities & it is Rs 61,064 in Rural areas.

Apart from salary, ACIO’s are entitled to a lot of allowances and perks.