IB ACIO 2023 Recruitment, Online Application, Dates, Eligibility, Vacancies

IB (Intelligence Bureau) is the most preferred post by the candidates in India. Ministry of Home Affairs releases the official notification to fill up the post for ACIO (Assistant Central Intelligence Officer) with the suitable candidates. This golden opportunity is for those candidates who wish to become IB officers. They must apply for the post before the last date to secure a job in the IB department. Candidates are advised to read the official advertisement before applying for it. The selection of the candidates will be done through three tiers i.e. Tier-I, Tier-II & Tier-III phases. In this article, we have provided comprehensive details related to IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, etc.

IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 Overview

Post Name Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (IB ACIO Grade-II, Executive)
Conducting body Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
Total vacancies Not yet announced
Exam level National
Exam phases Tier-I, Tier-II, & Tier-III
Start of online application January 2023 (Tentative)
Last date to submit January 2023 (Tentative)
Exam dates March 2023
Official website www.mha.gov.in

IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form release date 1st week of January 2023
Applications close on 3rd week of January 2023
Availability of Admit Card  To be updated
Tier-1 Exam Date  To be updated
Tier-2 Exam Date  To be updated
Announcement of Results  To be updated

Eligibility Requirements

  • Those candidates who have completed their higher secondary education from an affiliated board with the knowledge of computers are eligible to apply.
  • The age limit for such candidates is 18-27 years.

Upper Age Relaxation:

  • SC/ST candidates: 5 years
  • OBC (other backward classes): 3 years
  • Government servant’s candidates who have contributed at least 3 years of services or more than it: 40 years
  • For widows divorced women, unmarried women and women judicially separated from husband: 40 years

IB ACIO 2023 Application Form

The registration process for IB ACIO 2023 will commence very shortly after the date of publication of the advertisement in the Employment News. The aspiring candidate will have to log in to the official website of IB ACIO and download the application form from there. Before filling out the application form, it is suggested for the candidates to read all the instructions carefully for the process of application. The candidates have to fill in all the details in the correct form. The candidates further need to upload/ add their photograph and signature. The online application form will be issued from the official website of IB ACIO very soon. Candidates have to submit only one application form because the authorities will dismiss the multiple application forms.

Application Fee

  • The candidates belonging to SC/ST category and the female candidates are exempted from paying the fee which means they are not required to pay any applicable charges.
  • Male candidates who belong to the General and OBC categories are required to pay the fee of Rs. 100 only.
  • Aspirants will be able to pay the application fee either via offline or online method.

Exam Pattern

There will be 3 phases of the IB ACIO 2023 written exam, i.e. Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III. Aspirants will have to qualify for all these three tiers in order to be recruited for IB ACIO 2023. The detailed exam pattern of the exam is given below for the reference of candidates:

  • Tier-I paper will be objective type MCQs and is divided into 4 parts having 25 questions of 1 mark each.
  • Tier-II will be a Descriptive type paper.
Tier Examination description Marks Time
I General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical/analytical ability, and English language 100 60 minutes
II Essay on given topics for 30 marks and English comprehension and précis writing for 20 marks 50 60 minutes

Interview (Tier-III)

For IB ACIO 2023 Tier-III, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the Interview round. However, they will only be able to take part in the interview round based on the combined performance in the Tier-I & Tier-II exams.
Moreover, aspiring candidates should note that the cutoff for the Tier-I & Tier-II exam in various categories may vary depending upon the marks acquired by them and the total number of vacancies available for the post.

While appearing for the Tier-III i.e. Interview round, candidates need to produce their original certificates/ documents. They will then be called to appear for the Aptitude/ Psychometric test which will also be a part of the Tier-III exam. Candidates appearing for the Tier-III phase, who are waiting to receive their degree need to possess a provisional education certificate declaring that certain qualification before the closing of the interview process. In case any proofs are submitted after the last date due to the delay in result announcement or any other reasons, then it will not be entertained by the official authorities.

IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 Cut-off

Category Tier-I Cut off Marks Tier-II Cut off Marks
General Merit 65 30
OBC 60 25
SC 50 20
ST 50 20

IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 Exam Centers

  • Agartala
  • Kohima
  • Ahmedabad
  • Kolkata
  • Aizawl
  • Leh
  • Amritsar
  • Lucknow
  • Bangalore
  • Meerut
  • Bhopal
  • Mumbai
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Nagpur
  • Chandigarh
  • Patna
  • Chennai
  • Raipur
  • Dehradun
  • Ranchi
  • Delhi
  • Shillong
  • Guwahati
  • Shimla
  • Hyderabad
  • Siliguri
  • Imphal
  • Trivandrum
  • Itanagar
  • Varanasi
  • Jaipur
  • Vijayawada
  • Jammu


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