ACIO Intelligence Bureau Recruitment 2021


Online application are invited from Indian Nationals for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Office, Grade II / Executive i.e. ACIOII / Exe in IB, (Ministry of Home Affairs), Government of India.

Name – ACIO-II / Exe

Classification – General Central Service, Group ‘C’ (Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)

Vacancies – 2000

Pay Scale – Level 7 (Rs. 44,900-1,42,400) in the pay matric plus admissible Central Govt. Allowances.


ACIO Intelligence Bureau 2021

Starting online Registration18/12/2020
Last date of online Registration09/01/2021


Intelligence Bureau Eligibility Criteria 

Intelligence Bureau Qualification

Graudation or equivalent from a recognised University

Intelligence Bureau age limit

  • 18-27 years
  • Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 year for SC/ST and by 3 years for OBC Candidates.
  • Upper age limit is relaxable for ‘departmental candidates’ upto 40 years of age who have rendered 3 years of regular and continuous service.
  • The age limit relaxable upto age of 35 years for general candidates and upto 40 years for SC/ST in case of widows, divorced women.

Intelligence Bureau fee

 Exam feeRecruitment Processing Charge
General / OBC / EWSRs 100/- Rs.500/-
Last date of online RegistrationNil Rs.500/-


Intelligence Bureau Selection Process

Intelligence Bureau Tier-I exam

SubjectsNumber of questions
General Awareness20
Quantitative Aptitude20
Numerical/Analytical/Logical Ability & Reasoning20
English Language

General Studies

  • The candidate has to appear in Tier-I at one of the 3 centre allotted to him/her out of his choice of three cities. There will be negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer. No marks would be awarded for an un-attempted question. The questions marked as ‘Mark for Review’ by the candidates will not be considered for
  • In order to achieve qualitative selection & recruit the best available talent, there would be cut-off marks (out of 100) in Tier-I exam as under: UR-35, OBC/EWS-34 & SC/ST-33 (all Ex-servicemen would be treated in their own category viz., UR/EWS/OBC/SC/ST)
  • On the basis of their performance & normalization of marks in Tier-I exam, candidates would be shortlisted for Tier-II exam at 10 times the number of vacancies, subject to the candidate scoring the minimum cut-off.
  • On the basis of their combined performance in Tier-I and Tier-II, the candidates would be shortlisted for the Tier-III/Interview @ 5 times the number of vacancies subject to the condition that the candidate
    secures minimum 33% marks (17 out of 50) in Tier-II exam. Note: Cut-off for Tier-I & Tier-II exam in different categories may go higher depending upon the marks obtained by candidates and
    number of vacancies.
  • Based on the combined performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and TierIII/Interview, the candidates would be shortlisted for final selection subject to their Character and Antecedent verification followed by medical examination, etc.
  • The date, time & centre of Tier-II & Tier-III/Interview would be intimated to the successful candidates by E-mail given by them in online application.
  • Tier-II & Tier-III/Interview may not be conducted at all centres mentioned in Para 4 above. The department reserves the right to conduct Tier-II & Tier-III/Interview at a centre by clubbing the candidates
    of nearby centres.
  • The candidates would be required to adhere to the instructions contained in admit card/call letter of Tier-I, Tier-II & Tier-III/Interview relating to entry/exit, conduct inside the venue, frisking, etc failing which their candidature would be cancelled.

Intelligence Bureau Tier-II exam

Descriptive type paper of of 50 marks: Essay (30 marks) & English Comprehension & precies writing (20 marks)

Intelligence Bureau Tier-III

  • Interview                                                                             –100 marks



Intelligence Bureau how to apply

  • Applications should be submitted only through ONLINE registration by logging on to the website or Applications will NOT be accepted through any other mode.
  • Candidates can apply for the post provided they fulfill the prescribed eligibility conditions.
  • The application portal will be operational from 19.12.2020 to 09.01.2021 (till 2359 hours). Registration done, prior to 19.12.2020 and after 09.01.2021, will not be accepted.
  • Wrong information in any column may lead to the application getting rejected altogether.
  • Candidates are advised to register well in time, since the application portal witnesses a surge in number of applications during the run up to the closing date. The closing date for receipt of online application
    will not be extended under any circumstances.


Intelligence Bureau Syllabus 2021

General Knowledge

Indian History, Polity, Current Events, Geography, Economy, Basics of Computers etc.

The focus will also be on Current national & International events, banking, sports, awards, recruitments, etc.
ReasoningAnalogies, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualisation, Spatial Orientation, Problem-Solving, Analysis, Judgment, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Discrimination, Observation, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetic Reasoning, Verbal and Figure, Non-Verbal Reasoning

English Comprehension

Grammar Rules, Antonyms, Synonyms, One-Word Substitution, Idioms & Phrases, Fill in the Blanks, Reading Comprehension/Passage, Cloze Test, Para-Jumble Sentences, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System, HCF LCM, Simplification, Average, Time & Work, Mensuration, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Investment, Problem on Ages, Time & Speed, Problem on Trains, Permutation and Combination, Series and Sequences, Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart.


Intelligence Bureau Important Link

Apply OnlineClick here
IB ACIO Admit CardClick Here
IB ACIO Answer KeyClick here






Updated: March 4, 2021 — 2:20 pm

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