IB ACIO Recruitment 2023: Vacancy, Selection Process, Important Dates

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IB ACIO notification for the year 2023 is expected to be released soon. The direct recruitment of 150 post vacancies for Grade 2/Technical posts was conducted in the previous year. In 2022, 766 vacancies (Group B and Group C posts) were also released for recruitment on a deputation basis. The Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers Examination is held by the Ministry of Home Affairs to employ qualified applicants for Grade 2, Group C (non-gazetted, non-ministerial) executive positions at the IB (Intelligence Bureau). This national-level competitive test is held annually to fill the corresponding positions. It is essential to look at the most significant points of the IB ACIO Grade II exam. In this article, we have provided complete information about the IB ACIO Technical Recruitment 2023. Go through the article and get complete details now!

  • The selection will be done based on the written exam and interview. 
  • The candidates selected for the IB ACIO Grade 2/ Technical post will receive a monthly salary as per level 7 rating from Rs. 44,900 – Rs. 1,42,400, expectedly.

Here, in this article, we will be detailing all the relevant details about the IB ACIO Grade 2 exam. 

Note: IB ACIO 2023 Recruitment Notification PDF will be posted as soon as the the official notification is out.

IB ACIO Recruitment 2023: Important Information

Candidates can check out some of the important highlights of IB ACIO exam. from the previous year's information candidates can get an idea of when the notification will be released or when the exam will take place. Candidates can check out some important details about the IB ACIO exam from the table below.

IB ACIO Recruitment 2023 Overview
Name of the Organization Intelligence Bureau
Name of the Examination Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers Examination (IB ACIO)
Conducting Body Ministry of Home Affairs
Year 2022 2023
Recruitment Type Direct Deputation Direct 
Post Name Grade 2 Executive Posts Group B & Group C Posts Grade 2 Executive Posts
Total Vacancy 150 766 To be announced
Release of Notification 13th April 2022 22 June 2022 To be announced
Mode of Application Online Offline Online
Application Start Date  16th April 2022 22nd June 2022 To be announced
Application Deadline 7th May 2022 19th August 2022 To be announced
Interview Date To be announced To be announced To be announced
Official Website www.mha.gov.in  

IB ACIO Latest Updates:

22nd June 2022: IB ACIO Deputation Recruitment Notification Out

The IB has released a notification for the recruitment of candidates to various Group B and Group C posts under IB/BoI (MHA) on a deputation basis. A total of 766 vacancies have been released. Interested candidates who fulfil all eligibility criteria can apply for the recruitment between 22nd June to 19th August 2022. For details refer to the notification attached below.

Download IB ACIO Deputation Recruitment Notification 2022

April 2022: IB ACIO Final Result Out!

Intelligence Bureau has released IB ACIO Final Result on 14th April 2022. IB ACIO Final Result for the cycle of 2020 is released for candidates who have successfully cleared the interview rounds. Candidates can check their roll numbers in the link given below:

Direct Link to Download IB ACIO Final Result

IB ACIO Vacancies 2023

The IB ACIO vacancies for 2023 will be released shortly. Last year a total of 150 posts were released. The category-wise distribution of these vacancies has been given below from 2022. 

Stream

UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

Total

CS & IT

30

6

6

8

6

56

EC

50

9

9

16

10

94

Total

80

15

15

24

16

150

IB ACIO Apply Online 2023: Steps for Application

If you aspire to appear for the IB ACIO Grade 2 exam, you must fill out the application form carefully. The application form release date for the year 2023 will be notified once the official notification is out for the year 2023. Check the steps below to fill out your online official notification plication form. 

Step 1: Go to the official website of IB and find the direct link to apply for the IB ACIO Grade 2/Technical recruitment.

Step 2: Click on the direct link and register yourself by filling in all the details like name, email id, mobile number, etc.

Step 3: A user id and password will be sent to your mail. Login with your user id and password.

Step 4: Now, fill in the details carefully and upload the documents step-by-step as directed. 

Step 5: After entering all the details, Submit them and proceed with the fee payment process through the payment tab. 

Step 6: Take a printout of the submitted application form and e-challan. 

Application Fee (Expected)

The fee details are different for the candidates belonging to respective categories. Candidates can use online modes like credit/debit card, net banking, UPI etc., for IB ACIO exam application fee payment. Check out the fee details for the previous year below. 

Category 

Application Fee

General/EWS/OBC

INR 100

 SC/ST/Female/Ex-Serviceman

Exempted

  • The fee, once deposited, is non-refundable. 

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IB ACIO Exam Selection Process 2023 

The IB ACIO Grade 2 selection involves the following 3 stages — Paper I and Paper II, followed by an interview. 

  • The first stage will be a MCQ-based paper written test, which is a total of 100 marks.
  • The second paper will be the essay writing and comprehension test. It is a descriptive paper.
  • The selected candidates will be called for an interview. The interview will be conducted to assess Subject Knowledge in the relevant field and Communication Skills.

IB ACIO Eligibility (As of 07/05/22)

To be eligible for the IB ACIO Grade 2 recruitment process, the candidates must fulfil their eligibility criteria. If candidates fail to meet the prescribed requirement, they will not be able to participate in the online registration process. Check below IB ACIO Eligibility Criteria in detail. 

Age Limit

The IB ACIO Grade 2 aspirants must be at least 18 years of age. The maximum age limit is 27 years. Age relaxation facilities are available for the reserved category candidates we will discuss in the table below. 

Age Relaxation (expected)

Age relaxation facilities are available to SC/ST or OBC candidates. For the respective categories, the upper age is relatable to particular relations. Check the figures in the table that follows. 

Category 

Upper Age Relaxation 

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 Years 

Scheduled caste/scheduled tribe (SC/ST)

5 Years 

Departmental Candidates with at least 3 years of continuous service. 

Up to 40 years of age 

Educational Qualification 

Candidates must possess a valid GATE score card of GATE in Electronics & Communication (GATE code: EC) or Computer Science & Information Technology (GATE code: CS) along with the following:

  • B.E or B.Tech in the fields of Electronics or Electronics & Tele-communication or Electronics & Communication or Electrical & Electronics or Information Technology or Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Computer Science & Engineering; from a Government recognized University/College/Institute. Or
  • Master's Degree in Science with Electronics or Physics with Electronics or Electronics & Communication or Computer Science; or Master's Degree in Computer Applications; from a Government recognized University/College/Institute. 

Nationality

The candidates must be citizens of India to be eligible for the IB ACIO Grade 2 recruitment. They must have relevant document proof supporting their claim, being the citizens of India. 

IB ACIO Syllabus 2023 (Expected)

The syllabus provided below was as per the last year's recruitment when a written exam was conducted in the current recruitment cycle; only an interview is applicable. In the future, if the written exam is conducted, the syllabus information will benefit the candidates. 

Paper I of the IB ACIO Grade 2 exam has four sections: General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English. The paper is objective-based, and the pattern will be discussed in the upcoming paragraphs of this article. Meanwhile, look at the IB ACIO Grade 2 Syllabus for paper I. 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Reasoning Syllabus 

Name of the Subject 

Syllabus

Reasoning 

  • Seating Arrangement,
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations,
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities,
  • Input-Output,
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning
  • Charts 
  • Completion of Patterns 
  • Classifications
  • Character Puzzles 
  • Image Analysis 
  • Logical Sequence of Words 

IB ACIO Grade 2 English Language Syllabus 

Name of the Subject 

Syllabus

English Language 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Detection of Errors
  • Improving Sentences and paragraphs,
  • Completion of paragraphs,
  •  Para jumbling
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Parts of speech, 
  • Modes of narration, 
  • Prepositions. 
  • Voice Change 
  • Sentence Structure 
  • Adjectives 
  • Clauses 
  • One Word Substitution 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 

Name of the Subject 

Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Number Series 
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Simplification 
  • Quadratic Equations 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Ratio and Proportion 
  • Discounts 
  • Averages 
  • Mixtures 
  • Percentages 
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnerships 
  • Time Work and Distance 
  • Rate of Interest 
  • Probability 
  • Permutation and Combination 
  • Analytical Geometry 
  • Calculus 
  • Differential Equations 
  • Real Analysis 
  • Statistics 
  • Dynamics 

IB ACIO Grade 2 General Awareness Syllabus

Name of the Subject

Syllabus

General Awareness 

  • Current Affairs and Static G.K.
  • Banking Awareness 
  • International and National Awareness 
  • Countries, Currencies and Capitals 
  • Books, Authors and Awards 
  • Headquarters of Important Organizations
  • Prime Minister Schemes 
  • Government Policies 
  • Important Dates and Events 
  • Economics and finance
  • History and Politics 
  • Physics, Biology 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Syllabus for Paper 2 

The paper II is descriptive. You need to practice miscellaneous essays, precis writing and comprehension to crack this particular section. All the best! 

Name of the Subject 

Syllabus

Essay 

  • Security Threats of India 
  • Cultural Diversity of the Country 
  • Emergency Trends 
  • Miscellaneous

For details on the IB ACIO Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

IB ACIO Exam Pattern 2023 (Expected)

The exam pattern provided below is as per the last recruitment cycle. It is just for the reference of candidates we have provided the team pattern in case a written exam is conducted in future exam cycles. There are two written exam phases for the IB ACIO Grade 2 exam. The Tier I paper is objective, whereas the Tier II paper is descriptive, as mentioned above. Now, we will be discussing the exam pattern for both tiers. 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Exam Pattern for Tier I

The tier I exam has four sections: Qualitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Analytical Ability, and English Language. There are 100 questions, one mark each, to be completed within 60 minutes. 

Sections

Total Questions

Total Marks

Time

General Awareness

20

20

60 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude 

20

20

Analytical Ability 

20

20

English Language 

20

20

General Studies

20

20

Total 

100

100

Note:

1: For incorrect answers, the candidates will be penalized with 1/4th mark. 

2: To be eligible for the Tier II exam, it is compulsory for the candidates to secure at least 33 marks out of 100. 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Exam Pattern for Tier II

The Tier II exam is a descriptive paper consisting of comprehension and essay writing. The time allotted for this exam is 1 hour. The total mark is 50. 

Section 

Marks 

Total Time 

Essay Writing 

30 

1 Hour 

Comprehension and Precis Writing 

20

Total 

50 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Exam Pattern for Tier III

The IB ACIO Grade II Tier III exam is the personal interview round. Here, candidates are judged based on:

  • presentation 
  • intelligence
  • personality

IB ACIO Admit Card 2023

You will need the hall ticket on the examination day to sit for the written test. If you fail to produce your admit card, you will not be able to sit for the exam. Check the steps to download the IB ACIO Admit Card 2023 from the below-given steps. 

Step 1: Visit the official website first. 

Step 2: On the Home Page, click on the IB ACIO Grade 2 Admit Card Tier I/II link.

Step 3: You will need to enter the details like Roll Number, Application ID number, and Date of Birth. After entering the details correctly, click on the submit option. 

Step 4: The Admit Card PDF will be visible on your desktop. Take a printout of the document to be used in upcoming events. 

Details to Check on the IB ACIO Admit Card

After you download the Call letter, check if the following details are printed on the document. 

  • Name of the Applicant 
  • Guardian’s Name 
  • Exam Centre Name and Code 
  • Roll Number 
  • Registration Number 
  • Postal Address 
  • Signature of the Candidate and Photograph 
  • Space for Invigilator Signature 

IB ACIO Grade 2 Exam Cut Off 2023

The exam authority has yet to determine the official cutoff figures for 2023. Meanwhile, you can have a look at the cutoffs for 2018 recruitment. The candidates must secure the prescribed marks, to move further in the selection process. In case they fail to obtain the same, they will be disqualified. Factors like vacancies, the difficulty level of the exam, the previous year cutoff trends, number of candidates appearing for the exam are largely responsible for determining the official cut-off figures. Check IB ACIO cut Off marks. 

IB ACIO Tier I Cutoff 2018 

Category 

Cutoff Marks 

General 

70

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

55

Scheduled Caste (SC)

45

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

45

IB ACIO Tier II Cutoff 2018 

Category 

Cutoff Marks 

Unreserved (UR)

35

OBC 

30

SC

25

ST 

25

IB ACIO Answer Key 2023

The answer key for IB ACIO 2023 will be released on the official website of IB ACIO. It is expected to be released approximately after one month of examination. Candidates can raise objections against the wrong answers to the questions after the tentative answer key is released. The details regarding objecting are updated on the official website. The candidates can follow the step-by-step process mentioned below to check the answer key. 

Step 1: Click on the direct link mentioned above.

Step 2: Fill in the login credentials and click on the submit button.

Step 3: The answer key will be flashed on your screen.

Step 4: Go through the answer key and carefully calculate the marks.

Read IB ACIO Answer Key details here. 

IB ACIO Preparation Tips 2023

The IB ACIO Grade 2 exam is indeed competitive. But you can crack the respective tiers of the exam successfully with the aid of hard work and strong determination. Check the exam tips below. 

1: Make a habit of solving the previous year's question papers daily. This gives you an insight into the marking pattern, you get to understand the important topics and study them diligently. 

2: Also, try to sit for weekly mock tests. This increases your speed and efficiency and boosts your confidence for the final rounds of the exam. 

3: Make sure to cover all syllabi well. Having a firm idea about the syllabus from all the sections will help you do well in the respective phases of the exam. 

4: Candidates should have a good reading habit for solving comprehension passage questions.

IB ACIO Grade 2 Best Books 

The best books for each respective section are helpful in guiding you well for both tiers of the exam. You might be confused about which one to go for, among so many options available in the market. The best ones are listed in the below table! 

Section 

Name of the Book 

Author’s Name 

Publisher 

Quantitative Aptitude 

Quantitative Aptitude 

R.S. Aggarwal 

S Chand 

Reasoning 

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning 

R.S. Aggarwal 

S Chand 

English Language 

High school English Grammar and Composition 

Wren and Martin 

S Chand 

General Awareness 

General Knowledge 202

Arihant Experts 

Overall

IB ACIO Guide 

R Gupta 

ACIO Practice Work Book 

Kiran Prakashan

IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, Paper I and Paper II

GKP

Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II – Recruitment Exam

Arihant Experts

Arihant Experts

IB ACIO Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officers – Grade-II/Executive – Paper I and II

GKP

GKP Publications

IB ACIO Grade 2 Salary Details 2023

  • The candidates who clear all the stages of the selection process under the IB ACIO Grade 2 recruitment will receive a salary as per the 7th Pay Commission.
  • The pay scale/salary offered to the selected candidates as per the 7th Pay commission will range from 44900-142400, expectedly. 

In detail calculation of salary is given in the below tale:

Calculations Salary Details
Basic Pay Rs 44900
Dearness Allowance Rs 7633
Special security Allowance Rs 8980
Government Contribution Rs 7355
Gross Salary Rs 68868
Deductions Rs 12608
Net Salary Rs 56260

The detailed salary slip after posting is given in the below table:

Calculations Salary Details
Basic Pay Rs 46200
Dearness Allowance Rs 7854
Transport Allowance Rs 2106
HRA Rs 3693
Special Security Allowance Rs 9240+ 4620(10%)
Government Contribution Rs 7355
Gross Salary Rs 84284
Deductions Rs 12973
Net Salary Rs 71311

IB ACIO Results 2023

The IB ACIO Grade 2 Tier II exam results will be released on the official website of the conducting body. Candidates can visit the portal to check their results. Check the steps to download the result.

Or

Step 1: Visit the official website. 

Step 2: On the Home Page, you will find the IB ACIO Grade 2 merit list link. Click on it. 

Step 3: The merit list PDF will be displayed on the screen. Use the ‘Ctrl+F’ function and type in your name/roll number. 

Step 4: If your details pop up, congrats, you are shortlisted for the next process. 

Read more about IB ACIO Grade II Result details here.

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