Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer

Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer

Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) conducted the IB ACIO Tier-I exam on 18th, 19th, 20th February 2021. The Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence (IB ACIO) Grade-II notification for 2020-21 was released to fill 2,000 vacancies. Tier I, II, and III exams will be used to choose candidates for the position.
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IB ACIO 2020-21 Result

The IB ACIO Tier-I result is expected to be released shortly. The results will be available online in the form of a merit list. Eligible candidates’ roll numbers will be made available in PDF format. Candidates for the Tier-I exam will be chosen based on the results that will be 10 times the vacancies.

IB ACIO 2020-21 Cut Off

The IB ACIO 2020-21 cut-offs for various categories are expected to be announced along with the results. The qualifying marks are also mentioned in the notification by MHA. Candidates must achieve the minimum qualifying marks and the MHA cutoff marks to pass the Tier-I exam. The qualified marks are 35 for UR, 34 for OBC/EWS, and 33 for SC/ST out of a total of 100.
Here’s the expected cut off for IB ACIO:

Category IB ACIO expected cutoff
General 68-72
OBC 66-70
SC 55-60
ST 55-60


IB ACIO 2020-21 Final Answer Key

MHA will soon announce the final answer key for IB ACIO 2020-21. After the subject-matter experts have looked through the candidates’ objections, the final answer key will be published. The final answer key will be used to determine the IB ACIO score. 
The provisional IB ACIO answer key 2020-21 for Tier-I was conducted on 24th February. The candidate response sheet and the objection tracker were both made available, in addition to the answer key. Candidates have four days to apply their objections online.

IB ACIO 2020-21 Exam Highlights


Exam name IB ACIO
Conducted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
Exam level National
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam category Graduation
Exam stages Tier I, Tier II and Tier III
Exam duration Tier I – One hour

Tier II – One hour

Exam Pattern  Tier I – Online test comprising of objective-type multiple-choice questions of 100 marks

Tier II – Descriptive type paper of 50 marks 

Tier III – Interview conducted for 100 marks 

Exam Fees Rs 100 (All SC/ST candidates are exempted from fee payment)
Exam Purpose To select candidates for the post of Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence (IB ACIO) Grade-II
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IB ACIO Eligibility Criteria 2020-21

Age limit: Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 27. For candidates that fall under one of the reserved categories, the upper age limit is relaxed.
Educational qualification: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university is required.
Please note that the candidates must have knowledge of computers. 

IB ACIO Dates 2020-21


Events  Dates 
Release of notification  15th Dec 2020
Beginning of the application process 19th Dec 2020
Last date to apply online  9th Jan 2021
Fee payment  19th Dec 2020 to 9th Jan 2021
Tier 1 exam  18th Feb 2021

19th Feb 2021

20th Feb 2021

Tier 1 answer key 24th Feb 2021
Admit card for Tier 1 15th Feb 2021
Tier 2 exam  Yet to be notified


IB ACIO Selection Process 2020-21

Here’s the complete selection process of IB ACIO 2020-21. 

  • Filling the application form

Candidates must fill the online application form for the IB ACIO. The exam fee is Rs 100, and the recruitment processing fee is Rs 500. Male candidates from the General, EWS, and OBC categories must pay both the exam fee and the recruitment processing fees.  Recruitment processing fees should be paid by all SC/ST, female, and ExSM candidates.

  • Release of admit card 

IB ACIO admit cards are issued online in stages for various levels of the recruiting process. Candidates must enter the requisite login credentials to download the admit card.

  • Appear for the entrance exam

The IB ACIO exam has three phases: Tier I, II, and III. Tier I is an objective type exam divided into 5 parts. The exam carries a total of 100 marks. Candidates must obtain the requisite cutoff marks to pass the Tier I exam. Candidates in the UR category must score 35, while those in the OBC/EWS category must score 34. For SC/ST contestants, the IB ACIO cutoff mark is 33. Candidates who pass the Tier I exam are allowed to take the Tier II exam. Tier II is a descriptive type exam that canaries a total of 50 marks. Based on the candidates’ score in the Tier I and II exam, they are shortlisted for the interview round. The interview phase carries 100 marks.

  • Result declaration

The results of the different phases are published online.  The roll numbers of qualified candidates are included in the PDF format of IB ACIO result PDF format.

  • Final selection

Candidates are selected based on their success in Tier I, II, and the interview. Document verification and a medical examination are conducted for the selected candidates. 

IB ACIO Exam Centres 2020-21

The examination authority prescribes the exam centres. Tier I exams is held in more than 100 cities across the Country. Candidates had to choose three exam cities when filling out the IB ACIO application. Below is a list of a few IB ACIO exam centres.

  • Agartala
  • Kohima
  • Ahmedabad
  • Kolkata
  • Delhi
  • Patna
  • Bangalore
  • Varanasi
  • Guwahati
  • Mumbai


IB ACIO 2020-21 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates were required to carry a printout of their IB ACIO admit card to the exam centre.
  • Candidates were required to carry one photo-identity proof in addition to their admit card for verification.
  • No bags, textbooks, markers, crayons, or other stationery items were permitted inside the exam centre.
  • No mobile phones, calculators, pocket watches, or other electronic devices were allowed inside the exam centre.


IB ACIO 2020-21 FAQs


What is the pay scale of the IB ACIO officer?

Candidates selected by the IB ACIO recruitment process are allocated to Level 7. The pay ranges from Rs 44,900 to Rs 1,42,400.

Are there any negative marks in the IB ACIO exam?

Yes, 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer.

What is the classification of the post in the IB ACIO exam?

The job post in IB ACIO is General Central Service, Group C. (Non-gazetted, Non-Ministerial).

Is IB ACIO recruitment conducted every year?

The number of openings issued by the concerned agency determines the number of IB ACIO open positions.

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