IB ACIO 2021 Recruitment: Notification, Exam Date

IB ACIO Grade-II Recruitment

The IB ACIO full form is Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer. Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II/ Executive is a General Central Service, Group ‘C’ (Non-gazetted, NonMinisterial) post, and is considered a good job in the Intelligence Bureau. IB ACIO 2021 examination is conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to select eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/ Executive in the Intelligence Bureau. In this article, we shall see all important information related to IB ACIO such as Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job profile, etc.

IB ACIO 2021 Notification

MHA released IB ACIO Notification on 18th December 2020 to fill 2000 vacancies for the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/ Executive. The Tier 1 exam was conducted in February 2021 and the Result was declared. The Tier 2 exam dates will be out soon. You can download and check the Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II/ Executive notification here below

IB ACIO Grade-II / Executive 2021 Official Notification [Download PDF]

IB ACIO Exam Date 2021

All important dates for the Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/ Executive Examination 2021 exam have been published with its official notification on 18th December 2020. Let’s have a look at the important exam dates.

Exam Events IB ACIO Exam Date
IB ACIO Official Notification 18th December 2020
Online Application Starting Date 19th December 2020
Online Application Closing Date 9th January 2021
Last Date to Pay Fee (Online) 9th January 2021
Last Date to Pay Fee (Offline) 12th January 2021
Tier 1 Admit Card 15th February 2021
Tier 1 Exam Date 18th, 19th, and 20th February 2021
Tier 1 Answer Key 24th February 2021
Tier 1 Result 1st April 2021
Tier 2 Exam Date To be notified soon
Interview Date To be notified soon

IB ACIO Vacancy 2021

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced 2000 vacancies for the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/ Executive in the Intelligence Bureau. Below are the category-wise vacancy details for Intelligence Bureau ACIO 2021 exam.

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

IB ACIO Grade-II / Executive Salary

The pay scale of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/ Executive in the Intelligence Bureau is Rs 44,900/- Rs 1,42,400/- & Central Govt Allowance. The detailed information on the pay scale of an Assistant Central Intelligence Officer is below.

Pay Scale Level-7 (Rs 44,900/-  Rs 1,42,400/-) in the pay matrix plus admissible central govt allowances.
(i) Special Seciruty Allowance @20% of basic pay in addition to other govt allowances

(ii) Cash compensation in lieu of duty performed on holidays subject to a ceiling of 30 days.

IB ACIO Application Fee

The Intelligence Bureau ACIO online application fee has two components, 1) Examination Fee (Rs 100/-) 2) Recruitment Processing Charges (Rs 500/-). Female Applicants of all categories and candidates belonging to SC, ST categories are required to pay Recruitment Processing charges only. Rest all other applicants are required to pay Recruitment Processing charges and Application fee both. Check the below table for more details.

Category Application Fee 
General, EWS & OBC categories – Male Applicants Rs 600/-
All SC/ST, Female candidates Rs 500/-

IB ACIO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification

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

Age Limit

Candidates should between 18 and 27 years. The upper age limit is relaxed for candidates belonging to reserved categories.

IB ACIO Grade-II / Executive Selection Process

The selection process of the Intelligence Bureau ACIO 2021 exam is divided into three phases as below.

  1. Tier 1 Exam
  2. Tier 2 Exam
  3. Interview

IB ACIO Tier 1 exam is basically a written objective type of exam. The candidates who will clear the Tier 1 exam, will then appear in the Tier 2 exam. The Tier 2 exam is descriptive in nature and to pass the Tier 2 exam, candidates are required to score at least 33% marks (as per the rule). Based on Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam performance, candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final round of selection. The Final merit list will be prepared based on the combined score of Tier I, II & Interview.

IB ACIO Exam Pattern

 Tier-1 Exam Pattern

Subjects Total Marks Time
General Awareness 100 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude
Numerical/Logical/analytical ability and reasoning
English language.
General Studies

Tier-2 Exam Pattern

Papers Maximum Marks Time
Essay 30 1 Hour
English comprehension & précis writing 20
Total 50 1 Hour

Interview

The interview is the last stage of the exam. Based on the combined score of Tier I & Tier II, candidates will be shortlisted for the Interview, which is for 100 marks.

Interview Maximum Marks
Interview 100

Note: Candidates appearing in interviews may be subject to the Psychometric/Aptitude Test which will be a part of the interview.

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

IB ACIO 2021 Admit Card

Intelligence Bureau ACIO Admit card is generally released about two weeks before the Tier 1 exam by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on its official website. IB ACIO 2021 admit card will be issued for only those candidates who have successfully submitted their online application form. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards by logging into their registered accounts using registration/application number and date of birth/password.

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